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Exploring Web Rendering: Server Components Architecture

Combine server and client rendering to maximize performance and user experience

A conversation with September’s winner of Berlin Hack & Tell

We had a chat with Alex Sulim about his latest winning project, Roll and Rock, a dice-driven tool for those facing temporary creativity challenges while creating a software project.

Build your own React – Episode V

Special Effects Time: useEffect

From Old-School Structure to Learning for Real-Life Situations

A higher sense of achievement through clearly defined learning objectives

Build your own React – Episode IV

In the fourth episode of the ‘Build your own React from scratch’ series, we deep dive into Reconciliation and Patching.

Modularizing our Rails Monolith with Packwerk

Our efforts towards a majestic monolith at Babbel B2B Engineering
Butterfly evolution from Cocoon to fully formed

Build your own React – Episode III

In the third installment of the ‘Build your own React from scratch’ series, we create our first hook: useState.
Rapidly-flowing stream of water interspersed with large rocks

Exploring Web Rendering: Streaming HTML

Make server rendering feel like client rendering but without most of the JavaScript
Screen with React hello world code

Build your own React – Episode II

In the second instalment of the “Build your own React from scratch” series, we dive into the virtual DOM and learn how to create our own.
Photo of Big Ben next to a sign that says UNDERGROUND

Exploring Web Rendering: Progressive Hydration

Who said procrastination couldn’t be useful? Do it later.
Colorful building blocks children game

Build your own React – Episode I

The first instalment of the “Build your own React from scratch” series. Come along to discover how to build a simple version of React.

Challenges when switching from Engineer into Management

Some things are more difficulty than they seem
Photo of a tropical island

Exploring Web Rendering: Partial Hydration (a.k.a. “Islands”)

Take a vacation from too-much-JavaScript slowing down your pages
Neon lights saying HYDRATE

Exploring Web Rendering: Isomorphic Javascript & Hydration

Performance & SEO benefits for your single-page app