Node.js vs Ruby on Rails: Which Is the Best for Web Development?

Hi, guys, in this article we’re going to compare Node.js versus Ruby on Rails for web development. The main reason I wrote this article is that our team is constantly being asked which language or which framework is best to learn. Anyway, we never give a simple answer because they aren’t the clear-cut answer. So I think the next best thing is to look at all the facts and statistics. We’re going to take a look at some of the advantages and some of the disadvantages of both Node.js and Ruby on Rails for server-side technologies. Before we begin, I’d like to make a couple of points. So we can already hear the critics saying how are you going to compare Node.js that is a runtime to Ruby on Rails that is a framework? I get the argument, but what I’m going to compare is the two server-side technologies and web stacks. Now let’s get clear on what’s better to learn right now and what’s better to implement for a business. I’m not saying to compare straight up features of Ruby on Rails to Node.js if it makes you feel better to replace Node.js with something like Express or some other Node based frameworks. Anyway, we compare backend structures and stacks, not the individual technology. Our team has worked with both technologies and some of us like both technologies. I’m not promoting one over the other. It’s also important to understand what works for us may not work for you and vice versa. Also, you should remember that everyone’s brain is different. There is no cookie cutter answer for this question.
Let’s go ahead and get started with looking at some of the similarities between both technologies.

Popular Server-Side Technologies.
Fairly easy to learn.
High performance.
Used by top websites/applications.
Strong community.
Similar MVC based structure.
Rapid Development.

Both Node.js and Rails are well respected and popular server-side technologies that can do many different things. They can work with many different stacks and databases and so on. Both are fairly easy to learn. Node uses JavaScript and Rails uses Ruby. But Ruby and JavaScript are easier to learn than something like Java, C# or some of those higher-level languages. They’re both pretty forgiving languages and there’s a ton of resources for learning them. Node.js and Ruby on Rails perform really well and we’ll talk about the level of performance. There are many examples of popular websites that use both technologies. Node and Rails have very strong and opinionated communities.

Link: https://dzone.com/articles/node-js-vs-ruby-on-rails-which-is-the-best-for-web?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedpress.me&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dzone%2Fwebdev

Bringing Touch Bar Support to the Atom Text Editor

Six weeks ago, I took the plunge into the wacky world of USB-C and Touch Bars and ordered a shiny new MacBook Pro. I have been a Mac user since about 1997, following the company through the dark days, CPU changes, and OS changes. But this recent wave of machines seemed to spark more outcry than anything before, I think mostly because a lot of users felt that Apple showed strong signs of abandoning its “pro" user base. I will get around to a full MacBook Pro review eventually, but in this article, I wanted to focus on a particular hardware feature used with a particular application.
Critics and customers have generally labeled the touch bar adorning the top of some new MacbBook Pro models as a dumb and failed idea, but like so many new features, when done right, it has its uses. As the number of applications that support it grows, its use also grows, and there are a handful of applications I use on a daily basis that I am still waiting on to support it.

Link: https://dzone.com/articles/bringing-touch-bar-support-to-the-atom-text-editor?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedpress.me&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dzone%2Fwebdev

Node.js vs Ruby on Rails Development: Which Technology Fits Better in 2017?

The choice of technology is always the important thing. One of the latest discussions in the web community is dedicated to such technologies as Node.js and Ruby on Rails. It is hard to say for sure which one is ‘better’ because it really depends on multiple factors. However, in our Node.js vs Ruby on Rails research, we will shed some light on both technologies’ advantages and disadvantages in order to help facilitate your choice.
Why Ruby on Rails?
Ruby is an object-oriented programming language that was created in 1993. Despite the fact this language was designed as a general-purpose one, it found lots of admirers in web development.

Link: https://dzone.com/articles/nodejs-vs-ruby-on-rails-development-which-technolo?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedpress.me&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dzone%2Fwebdev

10 Top Web Development Frameworks In 2017

As the web matures and the versatility of online space rapidly grows, the way of building feature-rich applications gets considerably more complicated. Nowadays it’s not that easy to satisfy customers with a basic online presence as everyone wants to see you updated as per the latest technological trends. However, the burden can be reduced largely if your developers are well-versed with the latest web development frameworks.
As there is a huge number of web development frameworks currently available, it can be a daunting task for you to choose the right one for your next web development project. Here in this post, we are going to discuss the top web development frameworks so that you can get quality work in less time and with lower costs.

Link: https://dzone.com/articles/10-top-web-development-frameworks-in-2017-2?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedpress.me&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dzone%2Fwebdev

Best Tool to Use for JS Applications: Angular JS, React JS, Node JS

The JavaScript war is at an all-time high. Developers across JavaScript land are debating on the best tool to use for JavaScript applications. Nowadays developers still battle to choose their favorite between AngularJS and ReactJS. We’ll look at the similarities between these two frameworks and NodeJS.
In this article, we’ll explore similarities and differences of these three tools and how useful are they for JS development.

Link: https://dzone.com/articles/best-tool-to-use-for-js-applications-angular-js-re?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedpress.me&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dzone%2Fwebdev

The Express-Starter in a Structured Way

Why Express Starter?
Normally boilerplates like MEAN.io or MEAN.js  or any other, use MongoDB or some other unstructured database.
Using unstructured databases provides the developer with the ability to manipulate the database in JSON format. Well, the mapping part is a bit tricky when it comes to unstructured databases, and the manipulation of structural databases can be made easier by querying the necessary info (for example – select * from tableName). In such cases, great results can be achieved when we use Node.js with the structured database, PostgreSQL.

Link: https://dzone.com/articles/the-express-starter-in-a-structured-way?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedpress.me&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dzone%2Fwebdev

Modeling Domain Entities With Universal JavaScript

Entities are the crown jewels of any application. All of those thousands of lines of client and server code have but one purpose: to persist, present, and allow the user to manipulate instances of domain model entities.
Give your entities the respect they deserve. Once you’ve worked out what they are for your domain, building and testing them thoroughly should be your next goal.

Link: https://dzone.com/articles/modeling-domain-entities-with-universal-javascript

Building Dynamic D3.js Web Apps With Database Data

D3.js is a JavaScript library for producing dynamic, interactive data visualizations in Web browsers, using the widely implemented SVG, HTML5, and CSS standards. The CData API Server enables you to generate REST APIs for 80+ data sources, including both on-premises and cloud-based databases. This article walks through setting up the CData API Server to create a REST API for a SQLite database and creating a simple D3.js web application that has live access to the database data. The D3.js app dynamically builds a simple bar chart based on the database data. While the article steps through most of the code, you can download the sample project and SQLite database to see the full source code and test the functionality for yourself.
Setting Up the API Server
If you have not already done so, download the CData API Server. Once you have installed the API Server, follow the steps below to run the application, configure the application to connect to your data (the instructions in this article are for the included sample database), and then configure the application to create a REST API for any tables you wish to access in your D3 app.

Link: https://dzone.com/articles/building-dynamic-d3js-apps-with-database-data?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedpress.me&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dzone%2Fwebdev

A Practical Introduction to Functional Programming With JavaScript

Many articles talk about advanced functional programming topics, but I want to show you simple and useful code that you can use in day-to-day developer tasks. I’ve chosen JavaScript because you can run it almost everywhere and it’s well suited for functional programming. Two of the reasons why it’s so great are that functions are first class citizens and you can create higher-order functions with it.
Higher order functions are functions that can take a function as an argument or return a function as a result. Such as the createAdd function below:

Link: https://dzone.com/articles/a-practical-introduction-into-functional-programmi?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedpress.me&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dzone%2Fwebdev

Building Dynamic React Apps With Database Data

React is a declarative, efficient, and flexible JavaScript library for building user interfaces. The CData API Server enables you to generate REST APIs for 80+ data sources, including both on-premises and cloud-based databases. This article walks through setting up the CData API Server to create a REST API for an SQLite database and creating a simple React Web application that has live access to the database data. The React app dynamically builds and populates an HTML table based on the database data. While the article goes through most of the code, you can download the sample React project and SQLite database to see the full source code and test the functionality for yourself.
Setting Up the API Server
If you have not already done so, download the CData API Server. Once you have installed the API Server, follow the steps below to run the application, configure the application to connect to your data (the instructions in this article are for the included sample database), and then configure the application to create a REST API for any tables you wish to access in your React app.

Link: https://dzone.com/articles/building-dynamic-react-apps-with-database-data?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedpress.me&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dzone%2Fwebdev