& blogs

22nd October 2017

GuideSmiths Hungarian team bi-annual hackathon and BBQ was a great success and the perfect opportunity to bring the team together for some fun, food and competitive coding!

22nd October 2017

GuideSmiths are very proud to sponsor St Albans City Youth u13s football team.

27th June 2017

Web applications often require interaction with APIs in order to retrieve and update data. Unfortunately additional API calls might make your application sluggish, especially with poor connectivity. Optimistic updates is a technique which allows you to build fast-feeling and highly responsive web applications.

5th June 2017

As your React application grows in terms of functionality, handling the state and its updates in a clean way becomes more and more important. This chapter will cover a library that allows you to have better control of the side effects of your React application.

15th May 2017

In this chapter of the Anatomy of a React application series I'll be covering routing. Routing is the part that drives which page and component should displayed based on the requested URL or the application state.

15th May 2017

React is an increasingly popular JavaScript framework for building isomorphic web applications. It is developed and used by Facebook and became my favorite choice for web applications since I started using it a couple of years ago. This series will run through the various parts of a React application.

5th April 2017

Evaluating nightmare.js for end-to-end testing

29th March 2017

Pair programming is a widely used agile software development technique and its principle is quite simple: two developers work together on the same codebase by sharing a screen and a keyboard, whether physically in the same room or connected online.

17th January 2017

GuideSmiths are pleased to announce the opening of our new office in Madrid. Working with clients such as TES Global, MATCHESFASHION.COM, Utility Warehouse and The Nido Collection, this new location enables us to significantly increase our high quality talent pool of experienced Node.js developers and quickly adapt our solutions according to client needs.

17th October 2016

As well as tidying up your room, refactoring your code whenever it's needed is essential to make your code habitable.

Partner with us? Enter your details & we’ll be in touch to discuss your project
+44 (0) 20 3355 1942