Preston So

Front-end development workflows have seen considerable innovation in recent years, with technologies like React disseminating revolutionary concepts like declarative components in JSX and more efficient document object model (DOM) diffing through Virtual DOMs. Nonetheless, while this front-end development revolution has led to significant change in the developer experiences we see in the JavaScript landscape and to even more momentum in favor of decoupled Drupal architectures in the Drupal community, it seems that many traditional CMSs...

Preston So

In this second installment of a two-part blog series about Reason, we take a closer look at why Reason's applications outperform their JavaScript and TypeScript counterparts and embark on a quick tour of Reason's community and burgeoning ecosystem.

Preston So

Many front-end technologies, especially React, now consider the notion of declarative components to be table stakes. Why haven't they arrived in environments like the Drupal CMS's own front end? Many native CMS presentation layers tend to obsolesce quickly and present a scattered or suboptimal developer experience, particularly against the backdrop of today's rapidly evolving front-end development workflows. But according to Fabian Franz, there is a solution that allows for that pleasant front-end developer experience within...

Preston So

Reason, also written ReasonML, is a technology that has gained considerable attention over the past several years due to its compelling developer experience and enduring resilience. A functional programming language with built-in React support, Reason also includes an efficient toolchain and JavaScript-like syntax.

Preston So

After four-and-a-half years of development, Drupal 9 was just released, a milestone in the evolution of the Drupal content management system. The Drupal Association has long played a critical role not only in supporting the advancement and releases of one of the world's largest and most active open-source software projects; it also contributes to the Drupal roadmap and drives its forward momentum in other important ways. In addition to maintenance releases for Drupal 7 and...

Preston So

In this exciting episode of Tag1 Team Talks, Moshe Weitzman (Senior Architect, and Project Lead at Tag1) hopped on with Michael Meyers (Managing Director at Tag1) and your host Preston So (Editor in Chief at Tag1 and author of Decoupled Drupal in Practice) for a deep dive into what makes DrupalSpoons so compelling for Drupal contributors and the origin story that inspired Moshe to build it.

Preston So

Research shows that if your application introduces latency of even a few milliseconds, your business revenue can suffer immensely. At Tag1, we often have clients approach us with concerns about high traffic. Load testing and performance tuning often elicit groans from architects and developers more interested in building features, but it is a critical step in the process to ensuring your web application can operate at scale under heavy load. Though other load testing ecosystems...

Preston So

Though the biggest news this month is the release of Drupal 9, that doesn't mean big releases aren't happening on other versions of Drupal too. The milestone represented by Drupal 9 also welcomes new versions of both Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 to the Drupal ecosystem. It's been four-and-a-half years since Drupal 8 was released, and 54 months of development from scores of contributors around the world went into Drupal 9. And thanks to the...

Preston So

ReasonML is a functional programming language that has built-in React support, JavaScript-like syntax, and a highly efficient toolchain optimized for code management and compilation. With seamless interoperability with existing JavaScript and originally written by Facebook, ReasonML is quickly becoming a language of choice not only for functional programming enthusiasts well-versed in OCaml but also for React architects and developers who need better state handling and more robust typing. Already leveraged by mission-critical applications at organizations...

Preston So

Even in the best of times, working from home can be challenging. Nowadays, working from home with children in tow, presently necessary for countless millions around the world, can be nearly impossible. As our habits and practices evolve to embrace our new reality of social distancing and home isolation, our thoughts increasingly turn to how best to keep our children educated and engaged at the same time. Unfortunately, e-learning solutions that offer distance and virtual...