Brandon Konkle
Brandon Konkle

Freelance full-stack Node & React developer, supporter of intersectional social justice, enthusiastic nerd, loving husband, and father. Hire me for your next project!

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My latest posts on JavaScript, covering topics from the React ecosystem and elsewhere.

Commanding the CLI with Node

Prior to Node v0.12, writing a command line tool in Node was a rather difficult proposition. There was no way to execute a command synchronously, so tools like ShellJS worked around this by blocking the event loop until a 'done' file was created on the filesystem signifying that the command was complete. Thankfully, Node v0.12 introduces…

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Speedy Browserifying with Multiple Bundles

NOTE: Much of the information here is outdated. Watchify eliminates the need for a vendor bundle entirely. Use it with Gulp via vinyl-source-stream. Last month I talked about one of my favorite tools for JavaScript on the front end, Browserify, which allows you to create modular code for the browser using CommonJS modules and npm. It does…

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Architecting Your App with React

In May of last year, Facebook released an open source library for building frontend components called React. It's built around some rather unorthodox philosophies about the browser and application structure, but over time it has gained quite a bit of steam as many developers see the advantages it offers. One of the most striking distincti…

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Untangle Your JavaScript with Browserify

We've all been there. You're working on an project with a lot of JavaScript, and you need to add a new widget that depends on some libraries. You have a complex template structure and you don't know which libraries have been added as <script> tags already, or where they might be. You can't just add them to the template you're workin…

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