Brad  Hintz

Brad Hintz

1598717220

JAMstack vs traditional monolithic workflow

Welcome to the second article of the series, JAMstack for All. I would like to thank you for your likes, comments and feedback on the JAMstack Introduction article.

In this article, we will be diving into the JAMstack workflow with a side-by-side comparison of the traditional, monolithic workflow. We will also understand that, JAMstack and SPA(single page application) are not same.

I have introduced the phrase prebuilt markup to you in the introductory article. It is a very powerful concept and promises lots to perform. We will see how the pre-building is going to help us achieve an important pillar or user experience, i.e., speed.

If you haven’t read the previous article of the series yet, you can find it here, JAMstack for All: An Introduction. I would recommend you to read this for a better clarity on the history, what, why part of the JAMstack story.

The ever changing user experience and usage

As per the report from wearesocial.com, roughly 53% of all web page requests come from mobile phones, computers account for 44% of the total. This report was published in January 2020 and it shows that, the mobile usage share is increasing steadily over the years.

we_are_social.png

Just like myself, many of the mobile users are impatient. They do not like to wait longer for a page load, hate initial white screen or a loading indicator for long. Depending on the economy, place of living and earning, the types of mobile and the computation power differ.

#jamstack #javascript #apis #general programming #netlify

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Autumn  Blick

Autumn Blick

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How native is React Native? | React Native vs Native App Development

If you are undertaking a mobile app development for your start-up or enterprise, you are likely wondering whether to use React Native. As a popular development framework, React Native helps you to develop near-native mobile apps. However, you are probably also wondering how close you can get to a native app by using React Native. How native is React Native?

In the article, we discuss the similarities between native mobile development and development using React Native. We also touch upon where they differ and how to bridge the gaps. Read on.

A brief introduction to React Native

Let’s briefly set the context first. We will briefly touch upon what React Native is and how it differs from earlier hybrid frameworks.

React Native is a popular JavaScript framework that Facebook has created. You can use this open-source framework to code natively rendering Android and iOS mobile apps. You can use it to develop web apps too.

Facebook has developed React Native based on React, its JavaScript library. The first release of React Native came in March 2015. At the time of writing this article, the latest stable release of React Native is 0.62.0, and it was released in March 2020.

Although relatively new, React Native has acquired a high degree of popularity. The “Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2019” report identifies it as the 8th most loved framework. Facebook, Walmart, and Bloomberg are some of the top companies that use React Native.

The popularity of React Native comes from its advantages. Some of its advantages are as follows:

  • Performance: It delivers optimal performance.
  • Cross-platform development: You can develop both Android and iOS apps with it. The reuse of code expedites development and reduces costs.
  • UI design: React Native enables you to design simple and responsive UI for your mobile app.
  • 3rd party plugins: This framework supports 3rd party plugins.
  • Developer community: A vibrant community of developers support React Native.

Why React Native is fundamentally different from earlier hybrid frameworks

Are you wondering whether React Native is just another of those hybrid frameworks like Ionic or Cordova? It’s not! React Native is fundamentally different from these earlier hybrid frameworks.

React Native is very close to native. Consider the following aspects as described on the React Native website:

  • Access to many native platforms features: The primitives of React Native render to native platform UI. This means that your React Native app will use many native platform APIs as native apps would do.
  • Near-native user experience: React Native provides several native components, and these are platform agnostic.
  • The ease of accessing native APIs: React Native uses a declarative UI paradigm. This enables React Native to interact easily with native platform APIs since React Native wraps existing native code.

Due to these factors, React Native offers many more advantages compared to those earlier hybrid frameworks. We now review them.

#android app #frontend #ios app #mobile app development #benefits of react native #is react native good for mobile app development #native vs #pros and cons of react native #react mobile development #react native development #react native experience #react native framework #react native ios vs android #react native pros and cons #react native vs android #react native vs native #react native vs native performance #react vs native #why react native #why use react native

Brad  Hintz

Brad Hintz

1598717220

JAMstack vs traditional monolithic workflow

Welcome to the second article of the series, JAMstack for All. I would like to thank you for your likes, comments and feedback on the JAMstack Introduction article.

In this article, we will be diving into the JAMstack workflow with a side-by-side comparison of the traditional, monolithic workflow. We will also understand that, JAMstack and SPA(single page application) are not same.

I have introduced the phrase prebuilt markup to you in the introductory article. It is a very powerful concept and promises lots to perform. We will see how the pre-building is going to help us achieve an important pillar or user experience, i.e., speed.

If you haven’t read the previous article of the series yet, you can find it here, JAMstack for All: An Introduction. I would recommend you to read this for a better clarity on the history, what, why part of the JAMstack story.

The ever changing user experience and usage

As per the report from wearesocial.com, roughly 53% of all web page requests come from mobile phones, computers account for 44% of the total. This report was published in January 2020 and it shows that, the mobile usage share is increasing steadily over the years.

we_are_social.png

Just like myself, many of the mobile users are impatient. They do not like to wait longer for a page load, hate initial white screen or a loading indicator for long. Depending on the economy, place of living and earning, the types of mobile and the computation power differ.

#jamstack #javascript #apis #general programming #netlify

PWA vs Native App: Which Is Better Option In 2021?

Every year, the world is expanding with the launch of new smartphones and other gadgets available in the market. According to Statista, more than 50% of the population will be using smartphones by the end of 2021.

Hence, businesses worldwide have understood the importance of smartphones and are joining the mobile industry by launching native apps.

Apart from native apps, progressive web apps is another technology that is gaining a lot of attention among businesses. Moreover, various leading companies worldwide have openly accepted PWA and built progressive web apps.

Now, the question arises, how is PWA different from the native apps? Read More

#pwa vs native #pwa vs native app #progressive web app vs native #progressive web app vs native app #pwa vs native app performance

Whitney  Durgan

Whitney Durgan

1620681120

CockroachDB vs (MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB & Cassandra)

An introduction to CockroachDB

If you are an entrepreneur or an enterprise IT leader, then you need to plan the technology stack for your software development project. You need to choose the right database for your project. If you are developing a heavy-duty transaction processing system or a high-demand analytics system, you will likely use an RDBMS (Relational Database Management System). You can choose one from several popular RDBMSs.

However, do you want an assurance that your data in an RDBMS will survive even large-scale failures in application systems and servers? This narrows the choice. This is where CockroachDB becomes important. This relatively new RDBMS offers a high degree of survivability to your data. In this article, we review CockroachDB and its features. We assess its pros and cons. Subsequently, we review its use cases. Finally, we compare CockroachDB with some of the popular databases. Read on.

#cockroachdb vs cassandra #cockroachdb vs mongodb #cockroachdb vs mysql #cockroachdb vs postgres #mysql

Fredy  Larson

Fredy Larson

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Monitoring & Orchestrating Your Microservices Landscape using Workflow Automation

On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, I conducted the webinar titled “Monitoring & Orchestrating Your Microservices Landscape using Workflow Automation”. Not only was I overwhelmed by the number of attendees, but we also got a huge list of interesting questions before and especially during the webinar. Some of them were answered, but a lot of them were not. I want to answer all open questions in this series of seven blog posts. Today I am posting the final two in the series.

Note that we also started to experiment with the Camunda’s question corner and discuss to make this more frequent, so keep an eye to our community for more opportunities to ask anything (especially as in-person events are canceled for some time).

Part 1: BPMN & modeling related questions (6 answers)

Part 2: Architecture related questions (12)

Part 3: Stack & technology questions (6)

Part 4: Camunda product-related questions (5)

Part 5: Camunda Optimize specific questions (3)

Part 6: Questions about best practices (5)

Part 7: Questions around project layout, journey and value proposition (3)

Questions about best practices

Q: Business data versus workflow data: if you cannot tear them apart, how can you keep them consistent? Are the eventual/transactional consistency problems simpler or more complex with Camunda BPM in the equation?

This is quite a complex question, as it depends on the exact architecture and technology you want to use.

Example 1: You use Camunda embedded as a library, probably using the Spring Boot starter. In this case, your business data could live in the same database as the workflow context. In this case you can join one ACID transaction and everything will be strongly consistent.

Example 2: You leverage Camunda Cloud and code your service in Node.JS, storing data in some database. Now you have no shared transaction. No you start living in the eventual consistent world, and need to rely on “at-least-once” semantics. This is not a problem per se, but at least requires some thinking about the situations that can arise. I should probably write an own piece about that, but I had used this picture in the past to explain the problem (and this very basic blog post might help also):

So you can end up with money charged on the credit card, but the workflow not knowing about it. But in this case you leverage the retry capabilities and will be fine soon (=eventually).

#microservices #monitoring-microservices #microservices-or #workflow-automation #process-automation #bpmn #workflow #developers-workflow