I used mainly angular2 and typescript for my frontends. I looked at various other frameworks, but this is what I liked the most.
I really like the hero tutorial by the angular2 team. https://angular.io/docs/ts/latest/tutorial/
since angular2 recommends typescript I started learning it - if you have used an object oriented language like java before, you will feel at home very fast. https://www.typescriptlang.org/
a nice tutorial on how to wirte an angular2 component in typescript https://toddmotto.com/creating-your-first-angular-2-component
How to write a tab-bar in angular2 using typescript http://blog.thoughtram.io/angular/2015/04/09/developing-a-tabs-component-in-angular-2.html
Angular uses rxjs components like Observable in some components
I used bootstrap 3 to style my frontend. I really like this framework, it surely doesn't solve all your designers need but it helps to get a decent looking frontend fast http://getbootstrap.com/
You can also style file-upload buttons https://www.abeautifulsite.net/whipping-file-inputs-into-shape-with-bootstrap-3
As you might have noticed, I haven' t written many blog posts in the last few weeks. I usually write posts when I have created something and want to share what ever I have created or explored, how I did it and sometimes even what materials I used and how I did it. But lately I didn't feel like creating at all - hence no blog posts. This situation started to frustrate me and so I started to analyze what has changed and I came to the conclusion that in fact nothing has changed - I am still trying to learn stuff about new topics. What has changed is that I do collect information, material, impressions, references, ideas currently instead of using them up. I always have cycled through phases of creating and collecting - the only thing that really has changed is that I forgot to balance these phases and I got further into the collection than usual.
So to keep this blog from drying up and to bootstrap myself into a more creating mode I will start write posts with collections of links, books I've read, references I collected, topics that interest me and short random thoughts on topics I want to explore further.
In a way this is similar to the experiment series I've done for blender or processing in the past
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For this experiment I morphed a cluster of random locations into the mesh of a cube using the animation node addon for blender. The mesh of the cube is then turned into a group of splines using the "find close vertices node" and the "Splines from Edges" node.
you can download the blend file here
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