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Ionic 2 Review - A Real World Experience

by Stepan

We have just helped our client deliver a small project built on top of Ionic 2 beta. Ionic 1 is the most popular framework for building native-looking apps for iOS and Android with web technologies. How does it's next iteration feel?

How to integrate Node.JS/React App with Xero

by Roman

As a software business owner you might want your software to communicate with other apps around the web for various reasons:

  1. Temporary extension before you bake third party functionality in your app.
  2. Extending your app functionality which is not your core business but some customers want it.
  3. Bringing customers from existing established apps to your app.

The list can be longer but the point is there are very good reasons why your app needs to communicate with third party software.

One such service is very popular Australian (and global) accounting software https://www.xero.com. Xero is subscription based Software as a service mostly used by small businsses. This post shows in detail how to integrate web application with Node.JS backend with Xero.

Tutorial - Blogging with Node.JS and Keystone CMS

by Roman

There are few blogging platforms built with Node.JS. The best known is probably Ghost. - it's core strength but also weakness lies in it's motto:

"Just a blogging platform"

If you need just a blog, I highly recommend using Ghost, but if you want to run a website or lauch a web app with a blog, Keystone.js is a way to go. It is one of the best CMS out there written with Node.js on the backend. Out of the box generated app comes with blog set up, but it has few flaws - it's not SEO and social media friendly, it has very basic look and no support for social sharing. Read more to see how to fix it with few lines of code and take Keystone on par with Ghost platform.