Front End Engineering wrap-up

Summer is great for catching up on some reading backlog. Missed a blog post? Don’t worry! We’re here to help you out. These past months our front end engineering community has been very active in implementing web technologies across our customer base. Want to get started with the latest web technologies in your project?

Are Spiders Crawling Your SPA?

Making your web applications Search Engine Friendly has always been important for scoring high in search engine results. More and more of those front end applications are evolving towards SPA's (Single Page App) which are inherently difficult to crawl, thereby potentially impacting your search ranking. However, the dilemma between a focus on UX or SEO is a fallacy. In this post we’ll have a look at how you can both offer a dynamic, fast and user-friendly web application and still keep search engine crawlers happy.

Client Side Architecture Part Three: Your Turn!

In our two previous posts, we talked about the benefits of client side web architecture. To talk the talk is one thing. To walk the walk is something else entirely. Moving to client side architecture implies mastering a new set of skills. For one thing, you'll have to learn JavaScript. Taking this step can be pretty daunting, even to the most skilled developer. Here are some tips to help you out.

Client Side Architecture Part Two: A Practical Example

In a previous post we talked about client side and server side web architecture. We showed the difference between the two approaches and concluded that client side web architecture offers a lot of benefits. Now it's time to get our hands dirty and put theory into practice. In this post we’ll compare both approaches using a real application.

Client side architecture part one: The web is Lego.

Let's admit it: when it comes to interacting with the web, we’re all a little spoiled. We’re used to websites like Facebook, Pinterest and Evernote. We all own a smartphone with fancy-looking apps. Yet when we create web applications, we often forget our users are no different. They expect a rich interaction and a fast, dynamic user interface. Providing this kind of interaction can be crucial to your business. This is where you win or lose the hearts of your customers.

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