Thibaud’s blog

Notes, thoughts, and open-source software

Waffle vs Trello

I am a big user of Trello. For todolists, waterfall projects, kanban boards, all the things. I particularly love its flexibility – there are a thousand ways to structure your work with it. This can be overwhelming if you’re not familiar with it though.

At Springload, we took one of the competing tools, Waffle, for a spin. Here are my notes.

React’s patents grant

I have been using React at work and personally for more than a year now. It’s been a great experience overall, and this library seems to be having a profound impact on front-end development (in good and bad ways). There is a lot of FUD around React’s PATENTS file. I’m no lawyer, so this blog post is just a list to the resources I have gathered over time on the topic.

Reliable front-end building blocks

Having just shipped a big “single-page app” project, I think it would be useful to list all of its dependencies among the current climate of dependency burnout in front-end land. Those were all very stable and easy to combine.

(Not) building custom e-commerce marketplaces

I think it’s now the third time I’ve had to think about the best approach to create new e-commerce marketplaces.

TL;DR; This is hard, and there is no go-to marketplace as a service yet. But there are alternative approaches.