Web Development

Benefits of a RESTful API?

webdev: reddit for web developers - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 03:42


I'm wondering whether there are any benefits to building a chat web application as a REST/RESTful API as opposed to not implementing a REST API communication protocol between the client and server (sorry, I'm not sure what the name for this is exactly, but this is how I am used to building web apps) in a basic web app which does not need to facilitate interaction with third parties?

I understand that there are some potential benefits to REST API's in that they allow machine interaction with the server side application and decoupling of the client and server side of the application means that different front ends can be developed without touching a line of code from the server side application, but are they the only benefits? Those benefits seem like they would only be applicable to projects with very niche circumstances and don't really explain why REST API's are so popular.

Apologies if I got any of the terminology incorrect, I'm pretty new to web development but am building a web app and writing a dissertation on software architecture.

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Up2date Webpack tutorial

webdev: reddit for web developers - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 03:35

If I'm not wrong, webpack has since last year two new versions and many of the Youtube are "kind off" outdated. Can anyone suggest an up2date webpack tutorial beside the doc?

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Choosing a stack for a site that will last for a decade without maintenance?

webdev: reddit for web developers - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 03:35

I'm about to do rework completely the site for my student organization. They want a site that:

  • Looks good
  • Contains forms, data that can be added and changed by users
  • Data can be managed with minimal technical skills
  • Will stay up without people with technical skills managing it for a decade preferably

So I'm thinking something like React + Wordpress. This article suggests that this would fulfill what I'm looking for: events, groups etc. could be added effortlessly once forms and other tools are created for the admin. What I'm looking for specifically is something that will last for years without me touching it once I leave the organization.

Am I choosing the right stack? I'm not exactly sure if this is the way to go..

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Making a simple blog using VuePress - tutorial

webdev: reddit for web developers - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 02:51

Hi guys! Wrote my first tutorial and it walks you through on how to make a blog website using VuePress. I'm planning on using the made site and git repo to make it into a full series of VuePress tutorials. The repo is also open to fork and to make pull reguests if you have a VuePress tutorial you'd like to share. It is my first tutorial, so feedback is more than welcome!


Also posted this to r/vuejs and r/vuepress

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