Archive for January, 2013

Important Considerations When Building Single Page Web Apps | Nettuts+

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Single page web applications – or SPAs, as they are commonly referred to – are quickly becoming the de facto standard for web app development. The fact that a major part of the app runs inside a single web page makes it very interesting and appealing, and the accelerated growth of browser capabilities pushes us closer to the day, when all apps run entirely in the browser. 

Technically, most web pages already are SPAs; it’s the complexity of a page that differentiates a web pagefrom a web app. In my opinion, a page becomes an app when you incorporate workflows, CRUD operations, and state management around certain tasks. You’re working with a SPA when each of these tasks take place on the same page (using AJAX for client/server communication, of course).

Let’s start with this common understanding, and dive into some of the more important things that should be considered when building SPAs.

Matthew Delmarter's insight:

An excellent review of considerations for building any modern web UI – not just SPAs…

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Highcharts – Create charts on the server

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Highcharts – Interactive JavaScript charts for your web projects.

Matthew Delmarter's insight:

Highcharts has just announced support for generation of charts on the server-side. This means you can now get the best of both worlds – highly interactive charts on the client-side, but also easily generate the same chart as an image on the server and include in emails and reports. Great stuff.

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