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Top posts of 2016

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Annie Steur
Bandwidth's Top Posts of 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, we looked back at our top blog posts of the year.  While everyone may have a different favorite, it’s no surprise that the top performers were all Eat/Sleep/Code posts.  We hope you find these posts helpful and would love to hear what you want to read about next year!

Actually Using Your Raspberry Pi Part 3: Teaching Everyone the Basics of Python

This was the third in our Raspberry Pi series.  As you get more comfortable with your Pi, we walk you through learning the basics of Python to take your coding to the next level.

Express ES5 to Koa ES7

Before creating a new node server for serving up our UI, our coding hipster dev team looked into the latest tech stack. In this post, we specifically talk about Koa, the web application framework, and how it compares to Express, the current dominator in the space.

Slackwatch: Monitor Your AWS Service from Slack Using Cloudwatch and SNS

We share how AWS Cloudwatch in conjunction with its Simple Notification Service (SNS) is great for creating alarms for your service and sending notifications to the right people.  However, in order to facilitate collaboration in the spirit of chatops, sending these notifications to a chat app like Slack is much more effective than email or SMS alone.

ASP.Net Core Application from Scratch

Asp.Net Core is a toolset for creating web applications for .Net Core. Although the name contains ASP.Net this is absolutely a new product for web-developers. Just like it sounds – we show you how to create a simple ASP.Net Core application without from scratch. We don’t use any code generators (like yeoman) nor any IDE. No ugly web.config files. Even Windows is not required (but can be used). Only terminal and your favorite text editor.

Devstack Download: Migrating from JSF to ReactJS

At Bandwidth our UI front end was originally written using JSF (java server faces). This made sense at the time because we had a lot of Java developers and it was easier for them to work with. As time moved on we needed a more modern front end stack that will help improve efficiency for front end development. That is how we ended up deciding to use ReactJs.  In this post, we walk you through our migration and show you why all of your developers will enjoy the switch to ReactJS, too.