Technology

Frameworks, libraries, interesting new releases in the world of tech and programming. If this sounds good to you, you're in the right place. Any new tech you want us to try out and review? Let us know!

Tailwind UI: a great new library of bite-size components

Tailwind is my favorite CSS framework. And when I learned that its creator was working on a library of components I couldn’t help being excited. I wrote about Tailwind when I first started using it in my article Tailwind: A refreshing alternative to Bootstrap. That was quite a while ago now and since then Tailwind […]

Leonardo
May 25, 2020

Figma – Exciting New & Upcoming Changes in 2020

Figma, the collaborative design and prototyping tool, has yielded great success as a slick (and free) Adobe XD and Sketch alternative. And this year, its features and UX are being upgraded like never before. So let’s have look at what’s new in Figma in 2020. The ‘What’s New in Figma’ webinar (headed by Yuhki Yamashita) […]

Evie
May 15, 2020

Mailgun: The best free mail server alternative

After the hassle of trying to set up a mail server on my own, I was lucky enough to stumble upon a mail server that’s free and requires no complex setup. Here’s why it’s great. Email has had a proper resurgence in the late part of the 2010s thanks to the advent of Smatphones. Nowadays […]

Leonardo
Apr 22, 2020

‘A Little Beyond’ – Dmitrii Gruzdev of Gaijin Entertainment on breaking into game design at 22

Before studying game design at Dundee’s Abertay, Dmitrii Gruzdev sealed his first professional gig with Gaijin Entertainment. Meriting luck, drive, and a confidence in his interests, he tells ironeko about what lead him here; his advice for aspiring designers; and the rift between university and real world experience. How did you find your first game […]

Evie
Mar 17, 2020

Next.js vs Express: Which one should you choose?

When I built this site, Next.js’ built-in server wasn’t great… so I had to rely on Express. But have the recent updates to Next.js 9 changed my mind? Let’s compare. I created Ironeko during the few months before Next.js 8.1 was released. At that point the only realistic way to actually run Next.js was with […]

Leonardo
Mar 5, 2020

Can the Mimo App Really Teach You To Code on Your Coffee Break?

Google ‘learn to’, and ‘learn to code’ is up there with ‘learn to play piano’. It’s something that many people today want to do, but struggle to find time for. So is Mimo the answer?Today we’ll go through the good and the bad of this promising app. When I first downloaded the Mimo app, code […]

Evie
Feb 25, 2020