The Latest from Formidable
Thoughts from our team on current events, new techniques and tools, trends we're seeing, and our unique Formidable culture.
How we reduced image bandwidth by 86% migrating our media library to CloudinaryFebruary 8, 2023Merely migrating to Cloudinary is saving us significant image bandwidth, which is great for our end-users and great for the world.
The Evolution of urqlDecember 6, 2022As Formidable and urql evolve, urql has grown to be a project that is driven more by the urql community, including Phil and Jovi, than by Formidable itself. Because of this, and our commitment to the ethos of OSS, we are using this opportunity to kick off what we’re calling Formidable OSS Partnerships.
What the Hex?October 24, 2022If you’re a designer or frontend developer, chances are you’ve happened upon hex color codes (such as `#ff6d91`). Have you ever wondered what the hex you’re looking at when working with hex color codes? In this post we’re going to break down these hex color codes and how they relate to RGB colors.
Screen and Webcam Mixing and Recording with Web APIsSeptember 22, 2022There are great native applications on the market for screen recording and editing. While tools like these include a whole host of powerful editing features, for short-form content that doesn’t require post-processing, they might be overkill. I wanted to explore how far browser technology has come in the way of screen sharing and recording, and attempt to create a tool that would allow me to quickly create short-form technical video content with a little bit of flare.
SQL in io-ts, Part Two: Discriminating Unions & ExpressionsSeptember 8, 2022In this article, we’ll continue the learning journey of implementing SQL in io-ts.
Infrastructure as Code in TypeScript, Python, Go, C#, Java, or YAML with PulumiAugust 25, 2022Whether to use Terraform or Pulumi depends on your circumstances. Let's figure out what's best for you.
Debug Jest TypeScript in VS Code, Monorepo EditionAugust 17, 2022In this article, you’ll learn about setting up VS Code to debug your TypeScript Jest test cases. By the end, you’ll have a VS Code launch configuration that you can use in your projects time and time again.
SQL in io-ts, Part One: Mutual Recursion & Sub-SelectAugust 10, 2022In this series of articles, you’ll learn about how we updated our Nestjs backend by adding a new POST endpoint having a fully documented, validated, and parsed input JSON body with complete SQL support.
Accessibility as a First-Class Citizen with React Native AMAJuly 26, 2022Say you’re a mobile app developer and you’ve received a set of beautiful designs that were created with accessibility in mind. You might think this is enough to create an accessible mobile app, but it’s not. Here's a new library that can help.
Iterables in JSJuly 12, 2022A perhaps less well-known addition of the ES2015 spec is the addition of the iteration protocols. These protocols allow us JS developers to make use of iterables — a very powerful language feature that you’re likely already using in your day-to-day development, but maybe haven’t given too much thought to!