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State management is one of the most important aspects of any app that has UI. redux is a popular library for maintaining state in the React community. ngrx is a redux-inspired library for maintaining state in Angular apps. But if redux is a rather simple library, ngrx is not so much, and its workflow is illustrated in the diagram below. In this blog, I’m not going to explain how ngrx works in detail. You can learn it by going through one of the online tutorials, attending our online workshop, or reading the last chapter of our Angular book. I’ll just show you a video comparing two small apps that have the same functionality, but one of them implements state management by using RxJS BehaviorSubject in an Angular service, while the other uses ngrx. The app that doesn’t use ngrx has about 80 lines of code and its production build size is 268KB. The ngrx version of thi... (more)

Angular 2 Overview By @YFain | @ThingsExpo #DevOps #IoT #Microservices

This article was excerpted from the book “Angular Development With TypeScript” (see The Angular 2 framework is a re-write of popular framework AngularJS. In short, the newer version has the following advantages over AngularJS. The code is simpler to write and read It performs better  than AngularJS It’s easier to learn The application architecture is simplified as it’s component-based This article contains a high-level overview of Angular highlighting improvements comparing to AngularJS. For a more detailed architecture overview of Angular visit product do... (more)

Secrets Of The Masters: Core Java Job Interview Questions

JDJ's Enterprise Editor, Yakov Fain (pictured) writes: If you are planning to hit the job market,  you may need to refresh some of the Java basic terms and techniques to prepare yourself for a technical interview. Let me offer you some of the core Java questions that you might expect during the interviews.  For  most questions  I’ve provided only  short  answers to encourage further research.  I have included only  questions for mid (*) and senior level (**) Java developers. These sample questions could also become handy for people who need to interview Java developers (see also ... (more)

Rich Internet Applications - State of the Union

[This prescient article first appeared on nearly 12 months ago.] We are entering an era of Rich Internet Applications (RIA),  and many enterprise development managers are facing the dilemma - which way to go - remain with  tried and true Java or .Net technologies or less known yet AJAX, Flex, OpenLaszlo or a number of other vendors.  This article is an attempt to give a brief overview of what's out there on the RIA market. Historically there have been major shifts in the software industry. We moved from mainframes with dumb terminals to client/server. Users gained in c... (more)

A New Breed of User Experience Professionals

Yakov Fain's Blog I have a gut feeling that 2008 will cry for a new breed of IT people called User Experience Professional. These people should be  experienced professional Web designers with some knowledge of programming. I already see some serious changes in the process of designing front ends for such boring business Web applications as pension plan management system or a stock trading application. In the past, a group of programmers would quickly put together (to the best of their design abilities) a wireframe of an application to be developed, discuss the functionality wit... (more)