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Front-end Development

What’s the new React Suspense?

In this article you will get to know what is React Suspense, how to use this feature and what to expect from the future of the SPA’s (Single-page application) from my point of view.

In the last JsConf at Iceland, Dan Abramov showed us a new feature called Suspense, where you can manage asynchronous requests and more – if you didn’t watch the presentation, you can do it right now:

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Tools Mobile

Three Tools for the Analytics Kings Under the Sky

In the Tolkien’s universe, twenty Rings of Power were forged and given as gift to the rulers of Middle-Earth, the Elves, the Dwarfs and the Humans. There were Three rings for the Elven kings under the sky, the most powerful of the twenty, after the One ring.

In our universe, a lot of tools were created and given as gift to the rulers of the Earth. If we focus on technology, more precisely in mobile metrics, we can say that there are Three tools for the Analytics kings under the sky – and they are as powerful as the elven rings.

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Workflow Technical Development

Keeping data integrity with Django migrations

Django built-in migrations were designed as a way of propagating the changes you make on the models to the database. Migrations exist mostly to keep your code in sync with your schema and to provide a good way of versioning it. We just need a couple of commands to get our apps up and running with an updated version of our database, or not.

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Development Back-end

A Phoenix Field Guide For Djangonauts

First, let me get this out of the way: this is not a Django vs Phoenix post. We at Cheesecake Labs believe polyglotism is good; it gives us options. Since the beginning, we’ve mostly been a Django shop for backend services and will continue to be for many years to come. It is a stable, fully-fledged and widely adopted framework that’s used to power a shocking amount of large applications, including many client projects that we’ve developed over the years.

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Tools Test Development

Android automated UI tests: the baby steps

Since I started building apps I was sure of only two things: one is that I love seeing users enjoying my apps; and the second is that I hate seeing users clicking everywhere and crashing them. So how can I be sure that my users will be able to have a joyful experience (even with those features that are hidden 15 clicks away and that I don’t even remember they exist anymore)? By testing them all!

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Tools Technical Development

Apollo – The GraphQL client that makes API integration a breeze

Integrating apps and servers is not an easy task, we all know that. Even with great tools like Alamofire and Retrofit there are still a lot of things to take care of in the app side: different endpoints, encoding / decoding JSON strings, API versions, data consistency and so on…

Recently I have worked in a project with server integration and we had the opportunity to choose new technologies to work with and to try to avoid some of these problems. The choice was a GraphQL server and in the app side the Apollo framework.

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