• Time to FLIP - High Performance Animations

    When you are animating something on a website, you obviously want it to run smooth on all your devices. After all, the use of animations just makes a site feel so much more fun to visit. When these animations don’t go smooth like they’re supposed to, your website will feel way less professional. In this blogpost we’ll show you how to make animations perform better using the four steps of FLIP animations.

    June 22, 2017 by Marijn Rutten
  • Why Use Composer to Automate Builds - A Drupal 8 Use Case

    If you ever attended a PHP conference in the last years, you know Composer is the standard tool to manage your dependencies. Many PHP projects, like Symfony and Drupal 8, come with an out-of-the-box composer.json file. Though it may feel like a no-brainer to use dependency management for third party libraries, have you looked at what else Composer can do for your build automation and continuous integration in PHP? 

    June 6, 2017 by David Duymelinck
  • Three Scenarios in Which Comments are Highly Useful

    There is a tendency in the software world to write less and less comments, mostly because developers don’t have a lot of time. Instead of writing down comments, developers may choose to spend their efforts fixing bugs and completing new features.

    May 26, 2017 by Stefan Pauwels
  • Progressive Web Apps: Using Service Workers to Create an Offline Page

    As you may have heard, one of the main benefits of a Progressive Web App is offline accessibility (as mentioned in Three Reasons Why Progressive Web Apps are the Future). What makes “offline first” possible is a new browser feature called a “Service Worker” (SW). Service Workers can be used to cache requests and resources (among other things).

    May 18, 2017 by Jeroen Savat
  • A Comparison of REST Documentation Frameworks in the Java Ecosphere

    Considering which Java framework to choose from to document your REST APIs can be quite the hassle. In this blogpost we will therefore briefly compare the three documentation frameworks for REST web services that are used within Foreach, and how they integrate with the Spring framework (which is the Java framework most often used at Foreach). These are RESTful API Modeling Language (RAML), Swagger UI and Spring REST Docs.

    May 11, 2017 by Raf Ceuls & Wouter Van Hecke