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!

My Newsletter


Subscribe to my newsletter for a weekly look at the latest news, tools, and techniques from the React community.

Tags


Twitter


Brandon Konkle

JavaScript

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

DailyJS Developer Survey 2013

http://dailyjs.com/files/2013-survey-summary.pdf Some things that I found interesting: Compile-to-JavaScript pretty much just means CoffeeScript. CoffeeScript 590 64% TypeScript 181 19% ClojureScript 38 4% Dart 38 4% Other 82 9% The "No semicolon" movement is very much a minority. "Methods with one space - method: function() {" is much mo…

Brandon KonkleBrandon Konkle

React

I just found out about React, a JavaScript library from Facebook The philosophy is really interesting. As I understand it, when there are changes to the data they render to a shadow DOM (which is very fast since nothing is actually updated on the screen), diff it against the live document, and then use the diff to update the document. Th…

Brandon KonkleBrandon Konkle

Why I Backed Away From Whitespace Sensitivity

Lately I've been experimenting with whitespace sensitivity in my template language (Jade) and precompilers (CoffeeScript, Sass, etc.). My initial reaction is that I love whitespace sensitivity! You don't have to type nearly as much, and you don't have to worry as much about the coding style of your collaborators because a lot of the style…

Brandon KonkleBrandon Konkle

In Character

I've been making some progress on my roleplaying game project, to which I've given the working title "In Character". To begin with, I've done some UI prototyping. Here's a glimpse of the core roleplaying interface in its infancy: I've decided to go with JavaScript MVC, and I've come up with a stack that I enjoy quite a bit so far. I have…

Brandon KonkleBrandon Konkle