I am an active contributor to open source and blogosphere. In addition to these publications I am the author of Next.js Condensed book.

Next.js Quick Start Guide July 26, 2018

My first book was published by Packt. Create, build and deploy universal JavaScript applications using Next.js. Key Features:

  • Work with the entire tool-chain for developing universal Javascript applications with Next.js
  • A straightforward guide to implementing server-side rendering

Speed up NPM/Yarn install in Gitlab Apr 22, 2020

This article is the sum of my findings in scope of Gitlab Issue that’s still unresolved at this moment (April 2020). In short, when the node_modules becomes large Gitlab is experiencing huge performance bottleneck due to great amount of files it needs to archive and upload during caching procedures. I have came up with few ways to improve caching performance.

Scalable Docker ecosystem with Buddy Apr 9, 2020

This guide will explain how to build and deploy the same Docker image on multiple machines in a scalable way. This is the direct followup to our introductory guide to Docker which depicts how to dockerize an application, build the image, and run it in a single environment.

Scalable Docker ecosystem with Buddy Mar 10, 2020

SonarQube is a server that allows to track coverage statistics, find bugs in your code and more. It is language-agnostic and can be installed on premises, and you can integrate it easily with Buddy.

This article will guide you step by step through the configuration process. If you already have a repository with tests/coverage set up, you can skip to the SonarQube configuration part. If you have SonarQube installed as well – you may skip to the integration part.

React, JSX, ES module imports (dynamic too) in browser without Webpack Mar 10, 2020

This article is an attempt to put together everything available at the moment and see if it is really possible to implement production ready React-based website without pre-compilation like Webpack/Parcel or at least to have as less pre-compilation as possible.

React, Redux, Auth state and API Apr 20, 2018

One of the most frequently asked questions about React, Redux and REST is where to put authentication (OAuth tokens for example), how to wire it to Redux and how to add tokens to API calls.

Since user auth is a critical part of app state it makes sense to put it into Redux store. I suggest to add an API call method to Redux by utilizing the redux-thunk middleware’s functionality and dispatch Promise from API actions by using redux-promise-middleware.

Solutions for React app development Mar 2, 2017

Whenever you start a new project you either end up choosing one of the options:

  • copy pasting one of your previous projects;
  • use some boilerplate or even a boilerplate generator (like Yeoman);
  • use config-free solution;
  • build all from scratch.

Each way always have it’s own pros and cons, both short term and longer term.

Solutions can hide initial complexity in the beginning and provide a quick start, basically, a turn-key solution, but can be very painful whenever you customize them. On the other hand, they can be a bit bulky and in order to start you must do some heavy-lifting, but they will serve you well over time. Also there is custom, where only you define how things will be arranged, but you need to care about tons of aspects all by yourself, which require a very broad knowledge of all involved technologies.

Having company-wide standard approach provides a lot of benefits for big company where several UI projects (internal and customer facing) can coexist, so that any team can maintain any project. Or for design studio that makes websites for clients, where setup cost of each new project should be as low as possible. Unified approach allows to transfer knowledge between teams and team members, educate newcomers quicker, have a shared knowledge base of technologies, best practices, known issues and more.

React + Router + Redux and Server Side Rendering Feb 28, 2017

At my work I use React as the primary UI framework, adoption started with the service site, a huge web application (hundreds of screens and dozens of flows and wizards) that allows users and admins to configure the system. Successful technologies and approaches tend to eventually propagate more and more to other products of the company, so the React expansion was not a surprise and now React stack is used as a standard approach.

Unfortunately, there is no silver bullet, requirements differ between projects, so at some point it became obvious that we no longer can live with just simple client side rendering and should take a look on a server side rendering.

This is one of the articles about the research that has been done in scope of React, Redux, React Router and other React-* technology stack in conjunction with Server Side Rendering approach.