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

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...

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...

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Now that decoupled Drupal has permeated the Drupal community, even to the furthest extremes, articles (including my own) introducing concepts and how-to tutorials describing how you can build your first decoupled Drupal architecture are ubiquitous. As a matter of fact, decoupled Drupal now also has a book on the subject as well as an annual conference dedicated to the topic. Particularly with the JSON:API module in Drupal core as of 8.7.0, decoupled Drupal out of...