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· 2 min read
Lotanna Nwose

It's been over a month since MightyMeld’s open beta launched. We've been surprised at the turnout and have learned tons. We are so grateful for the community's support.

Along with finding and fixing many small bugs, feedback has guided us to make some small improvements to the developer experience. Along with these updates, we are proud to announce a few new convenience features that are now live.

· 5 min read
Steven Schkolne
Daniel Worthington

The browser is almost the perfect development environment. It’s amazing how you can poke around and inspect your app while it’s running. But there’s a catch. What you see is not nearly as deep as it could be. The browser operates on the DOM which is often miles away from your actual code.

The Peak Web Dev Experience

Could things be different? A cursory glance at native development environments indicates there’s more to be had:

· 5 min read
Steven Schkolne

The Land Beyond

Some hills are so steep they seem endless. So has it been for the web development community—longing for a visual way to build front ends that harmonizes with real, evolving code.

Today I’m excited to announce the open beta of MightyMeld, a dev tool that does just that, for front ends of unbounded complexity, with complete authenticity to source code. We designed MightyMeld to be simple to set up, architecturally agnostic, and work on any existing React web app.

· 6 min read
Steven Schkolne
Tim Cameron
Daniel Worthington
John Meacham

In this article, we’ll explore the architecture that drives MightyMeld. Several systems come together to meld your running web app, its source code, the live DOM, and an editable visualization of your web app’s code together into a single, unified user experience.

We think of MightyMeld as a “web app studio.” As Photoshop operates on images, MightyMeld operates on a running web app. Your web app, running in its typical dev environment, is the central object.

· 5 min read
Steven Schkolne

Generative AI seems to be all anyone has been talking about, promising groundbreaking capabilities and seemingly limitless potential. As the initial excitement subsides, we're beginning to see both the strengths and limitations of this transformative technology, particularly in the realm of front-end web development.

For us React developers, the benefits of gen AI go beyond Copilot-style code completion. In this blog post, we'll delve into the world of generative AI, explore its implications for front-end development, and discuss how MightyMeld is leveraging this technology to empower developers to create even more sophisticated web experiences.

· 4 min read
Steven Schkolne

Front-end web development has come a long way since the early days of HTML and CSS. We have components, design systems, and all kinds of goodies built into the browser. Despite these advances, the divide between front-end engineering and design seems to be growing with every passing year. Developers and designers find themselves on opposing sides, striving to collaborate effectively but constrained by the institutionalized separation of their roles.

Fortunately the tides are turning. New tech is bridging the gap, and the lives of front-end developers will never be the same.