Are Spiders Crawling Your SPA?

By Thomas De Craemer on 25 June 2015

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.

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Microservices, what's in a name?

By Pieter Herroelen on 22 June 2015

Microservices are all the rage right now. It's an architectural style which promises fast delivery and robust, scalable systems. Some people say it's SOA 2.0. For a thorough introduction, I recommend reading this article by James Lewis and Martin Fowler. You could say that microservices are the love child of Continuous Delivery and DDD. Unfortunately, someone made a mistake when registering the baby. They got the name wrong.

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Client Side Architecture Part Three: Your Turn!

By Sophie Traen on 13 May 2015

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.

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Client Side Architecture Part Two: A Practical Example

By Sophie Traen on 06 May 2015

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.

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Client side architecture part one: The web is Lego.

By Sophie Traen on 29 April 2015

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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