In this blog post, I present the technological stack we use at Ackee frontend team for building modern web applications. We have a few different stacks for concrete use cases, but almost all of them are derived from JAMstack architecture, which has gained popularity in recent years. (more…)
Do you use React? Do you need an internationalized static website? We have a brand new GatsbyJS starter supporting you out-of-box! Check out our Github.
In Ackee, we use React as the main front-end technology. Most of the time we create SPAs, but sometimes we need to create a static website with just a few pages, and an internationalization is compulsory every time. There is a lot of static site builders but if you want something easy to use with React, you should go with GatsbyJS and its huge starter ecosystem.
Have you noticed this huge buzz about React Hooks in last few days/weeks? If you are as interested in it as we are and you haven’t hesitated and have watched the Dan Abramovs’ talk (the first one ever on React Conf), you won’t find anything new in the following article. On the other hand, if you’ve never heard about it or you haven’t got a chance to explore it more, this article may speak to you.
As you might know from our previous blogs, our primary language for writing backends is Node.js. One of the main reasons why we have chosen this technology was that we started to feel the limits of all the other classic monolithic applications, where all the basic logics, renders, request processing and so on were done in one codebase. It was rather limiting not only technologically, but also from the human resources point of view. Also in the area of our PHP “ends”, according to our recently finished projects, we used to divide the final depicting layers into the individual thin client written in React. But we wanted to go even further; dividing the backend into multiple smaller and self-maintaining parts.
You might have read my previous series of blogs on React Native. And I feel sad, that it remained a bit misunderstood. By all means, React Native is an interesting technology; I just meant to point out its weaknesses and a way it’s being misused by the agencies around us. And as we see now after a while, according to AirBnB and Udacity who stopped using react for their app development, I was right.