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Microcosm simplifies state management for React apps

Viget Labs has published a data layer for Facebook’s popular React JavaScript UI library. Called Microcosm, the open source tool manages state and data flow for React applications, keeping track of user actions even when users switch context or lose connectivity.  Formally introduced to the public this month, Microcosm reduces the need for boilerplate code and keeps React apps organized. The company has described Microcosm as being an evolution of Facebook’s Flux application architecture for client-side web applications. Viget has been running Microcosm in production itself for two years. […

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Google makes it easier to find high-quality apps with new curated Play Store bundles

Find better apps from the humans at Google that use them every day. Google has announced that it is bringing more order to the Play Store with a bunch of new human-curated app lists. As part of an increased focus on its Editor’s Choice section, which began last month with ‘Android Excellence’, which focused on high-quality individual apps, Google will now post “stories” that highlight groups of its favorite programs based on theme. These so-called editorial pages run the gamut from “Puzzle Games to Test Your Logic” to “Track Your…

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