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Software is created when its presence provides more business value than its absence.
The SPA path is dark and full of terrors. You can bravely fight those… or choose a different path that takes you to a similar destination: modern Rails.
Web scraping can look deceptively easy these days. There are numerous open-source libraries/frameworks, visual scraping tools and data extraction tools that make it very easy to scrape data from a website. However, when you want to scrape websites at scale things start to get very tricky, very fast.
With the advent of modern frameworks, ES6 and the increasing risk of security everyday, knowing how to use Chrome developer tools can give you a major boost in productivity and help in easy diagnosis of a website’s performance.
The above diagram is a fairly good representation of our architecture at Storyblocks. If you’re not an experienced web developer, you’ll likely find it complicated. The walk through below should make it more approachable before we dive into the details of each component.