Fergus In London

The musings of a man with a keyboard and an internet connection.

Meet Parcel: Because you don't have time for Webpack

2018-03-12 3 min read Fergus
I’m not a front-end developer; I often find myself having to work on front-end tasks, or rig up small prototypes.. but that certainly doesn’t make me a front-end developer. Back in 2016 I found myself spending a month working on a React SPA: after a 3 year hiatus of not doing anything front-end related - largely out of choice - I was absolutely stunned with just how archaic the tooling was, not to mention of inefficiences of npm dependency management… 700mb of dependencies for a SPA and numerous dependencies loaded multiple times: it was an “eye opener”. Continue reading

Exploring and Admiring The View (First impressions with Vue.js)

2017-10-08 8 min read Fergus
Make no mistake: I’m no front-end developer. The last time I was involved in anything that included a great deal of front-end work was about 2014. (Not that you’d know if you read my recruiter-spam.) That said, I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for Javascript (I know - masochist, right?), I know my way around a CSS pre-processor like Sass or Less, and I can set up a pretty nifty front-end workflow using Gulp. Continue reading