Preston So

You board a flight only to hear the flight crew announce to groans all around that Wi-Fi is unavailable. How will you deliver that document in time that your colleagues were supposed to review later today? Fortunately, with the help of emerging web technologies like Yjs, an open-source real-time collaboration framework, and IndexedDB, a local database that houses offline content, any developer can successfully architect an offline-first architecture that also functions well for peer-to-peer collaboration...

Preston So

Fortunately, with the support of the real-time collaboration framework Yjs and the local database available to browsers known as IndexedDB, you too can implement robust offline-first applications that not only enable peer-to-peer collaborative editing but also represent a wholesale revolution in the ways in which we interact with not only content management systems (CMS) but also web applications at large.

Preston So

For many developers, the concept of offline-enabled applications leads to anxiety and panic. But the pain is over thanks to the multiplicity of benefits provided by the pairing of emerging web technologies like the open-source real-time collaboration framework known as Yjs and the local database technology ideal for offline solutions known as IndexedDB.

Preston So

Throughout Drupal's history, contributors have rallied around Drupal.org as the single source of truth for both the code running Drupal and the infrastructure powering Drupal's issue queues, source control, and automated testing. As the Drupal Association continues on its journey to integrate GitLab features with Drupal.org, we're beginning to see the first glimpses of how Drupal contribution and issue management will evolve thanks to cutting-edge functionality like merge requests and issue forks in GitLab.

Preston So

Slow or intermittent connections are an all-too-common case that many users face when attempting to work with applications. Offline-enabled applications are a particularly challenging use case because they require synchronization and a local understanding of data.

Michael Meyers

Last month at DrupalCon Global, Dries Buytaert, the founder of Drupal, announced that a major focus of Drupal 9 will be improving the user interface and user experience of the platform - for all personas. Two of the five D9 Strategic Initiatives have been dedicated to making this happen. The “New Front-End Theme Initiative” or user interface (UI) for Drupal, also known as the Olivero Theme, covers the end-user experience. The “Admin UI & JavaScript...

Preston So

How many times have you embarked on a journey only to be presented with the obstacles of intermittent connectivity? Offline-enabled functionality has long been a hot topic in the web development industry, but only recently have compelling solutions truly emerged that resolve many of the issues associated with building offline applications that provide for a variety of use cases.

Preston So

In the increasingly crowded software consultancy space, we've noticed a common trend. Too often, organizations believe that hiring more affordable and more inexpensive resources for their project will save them considerable money on their bottom line, but in fact, the opposite is true. Though it's easy to look at the hourly rate or the quoted estimate for a project and make decisions based on those factors alone, there are many other aspects of software implementations...

Preston So

In recent years, one of the most exciting emerging areas of web development has come in the form of offline-enabled and offline-first functionality. Thanks to frameworks like Yjs, an open-source framework for real-time collaboration, offline-first applications are now a reality.

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...