Preston So

Are offline collaborative applications truly feasible in this day and age? After all, consistent connectivity can be quite the luxury when it comes to less-than-ideal environments like Amtrak trains and commercial flights. Luckily, Yjs, the open-source real-time collaboration framework, is here to save the day, in conjunction with emerging web technologies that run the gamut from Service Workers (okay, not that old) to IndexedDB, a browser-based local database that is optimized for offline use cases.

Preston So

Part 1 | Part 2 Emerging approaches to front-end development portend a very different world from the one we live in today with regard to handling and juggling components. After all, new best practices promulgated by the likes of JavaScript technologies like React are overturning our preconceived notions about components and our foregoing definitions. For instance, React now contains both declarative rendering of components through JSX and efficient document object model (DOM) diffing...

Preston So

Part 1 | Part 2 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...

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

For several years now, decoupled Drupal has been among the topics that has fixated members of the Drupal community. At present, there is no shortage of blog posts and tutorials about the subject ...

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

Decoupled Drupal has been a hot topic in the Drupal community for several years now, and there are now many projects implementing decoupled Drupal architectures, as well as a bevy of content...