Getting started with Hapi 17

Hapi 17 was recently released, and brings an exciting change — in an effort to drive adoption of async/await, the entire codebase replaced callbacks with the newer language feature.

This makes for some changes to how you configure your application. The intent of this post is to get you up and running as quickly as possible.

https://medium.com/dailyjs/getting-started-with-hapi-17-1e63ed625b2c

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Maps in Flutter

At AppTree, we recently made the jump to Flutter to replace our existing iOS and Android applications. A major part of our application is mapping.

Flutter is still in alpha and as such, still has functional areas yet to be completely built out. However we find Flutter to be so useful that we prefer to fill any gaps ourselves rather than waiting to adopt it when it’s fully matured. Fortunately, the Flutter team has come up with a great solution by allowing early adopters to build plugins.

https://medium.com/@matthew.smith_66715/maps-in-flutter-a1ac49ab554b

FLUTTER IS THE FUTURE OF MOBILE APP DEVELOPMENT

“Flutter is a new mobile app SDK to help developers and designers build modern mobile apps for iOS and Android.” Modern, reactive framework allows us to build powerful UI with animations, shared codebase and views over iOS and Android platforms. It makes development process easier, development costs at minimal and rapid deployment. Flutter is build with C, C++, Dart and Skia. And the most beautiful part is that all release code is compiled in native code (Android NDK, LLVM, AOT-compiled) without interpreter involved. If you are familiar with performance drawbacks of hybrid frameworks you can easy say that flutter compile fastest code very close to pure native performance.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/VUiVkDpikDI

https://medium.com/@bostjanmrak/flutter-is-the-future-of-mobile-app-development-b17073c4d0d3

The Ultimate Guide to JavaScript Frameworks

Keeping up with JavaScript frameworks can be a challenge. There are a lot of them, and seemingly another one every month. How do you know which ones might be right for your project? What are their strengths and weaknesses? How do you get started?

That’s where this guide comes in. It’s a living document that is a reference for all known front end JavaScript frameworks (archived or deprecated projects are not included). In this case, the term “frameworks” is being used in a broad sense. It includes user interface (UI) libraries like React, as well as full frameworks like Angular.

https://javascriptreport.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-javascript-frameworks/

The hidden costs of serverless

This article represents the opinions of Amiram Shachar, CEO of Spotinst.

Serverless architecture is the next step in the evolution of computing power. The reasons for taking the leap are clear:

  • You will save time: No more provisioning, managing, or thinking about how your application will scale up or down. Not only won’t you need to deal with implementation upon deployment, but all the time you spend dealing with the infrastructure afterwards will again be yours to spend on further innovation.
  • You can save money: In a Serverless world where you pay-per-trigger, you don’t need to write on/off scripts, plan reservations, or plan for spikes. You just pay for what you use.
Serverless is the next step in the evolution of computing power

Like the jump from on-premises to the cloud, the move to Serverless is more or less inevitable. Also like the jump from on-premises to the cloud — this move could come with some surprising bills.

https://read.acloud.guru/the-hidden-costs-of-serverless-6ced7844780b

Asynchronous JavaScript: From Callback Hell to Async and Await

One of the keys to writing a successful web application is being able to make dozens of AJAX calls per page.

This is a typical asynchronous programming challenge, and how you choose to deal with asynchronous calls will, in large part, make or break your app, and by extension potentially your entire startup.

Synchronizing asynchronous tasks in JavaScript was a serious issue for a very long time.

This challenge is affecting back-end developers using Node.js as much as front-end developers using any JavaScript framework. Asynchronous programming is a part of our everyday work, but the challenge is often taken lightly and not considered at the right time.

https://www.toptal.com/javascript/asynchronous-javascript-async-await-tutorial

What is GDPR? WIRED explains what you need to know

General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, will overhaul how businesses process and handle data. Our need-to-know GDPR guide explains what the changes mean for you…

http://www.wired.co.uk/article/what-is-gdpr-uk-eu-legislation-compliance-summary-fines-2018

more: https://techbeacon.com/15-steps-developing-eu-privacy-policy-compliant-apps

and more: https://ico.org.uk/media/about-the-ico/consultations/2013551/draft-gdpr-consent-guidance-for-consultation-201703.pdf