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Handlebars.jsHandlebars.js

Handlebars for me has taken a back seat since my full embrace of React, but previous to React it (along with its predecessor mustache) I used it heavily, both server and client side, in multiple languages. Handlebars.js

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FoundationFoundation

Foundation has been my choice for years over Bootstrap and other similar CSS frameworks due to the naming conventions, well-designed built-in components, and it plays well with React when I'm not using ElementalUI instead. Foundation

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D3.jsD3.js

Charts, charts, charts. Data visualizations are a great way to communicate information to people who need to know it, quickly and concisely. D3.js

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DropboxDropbox

Pretty standard file sharing, stable across multiple platforms, and it's not google. Dropbox

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DisqusDisqus

Disqus is a nice well-known and easy to use commenting engine, plays well with most any web-facing integration. Disqus

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RequireJSRequireJS

No real definitive reason, I find it to be the most natural way to import libraries and code in nodejs (prior to ES6 / import). RequireJS

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TwilioTwilio

Twilio is a service I have experimented with, and given a project with SMS requirements I would choose Twilio to support that. Twilio

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Socket.IOSocket.IO

Socket.IO has a decent community footprint, including integrations with popular JS frameworks, and has fallbacks to maintain an app's services if websockets are not available for some reason. Websockets are an important factor in most of the web-facing apps I build, to provide asynchronous two-way communication between the app and whatever server or data source it is connected to. Socket.IO

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ReactReact

This is the best component framework and API available today for building modern web sites and apps. I really enjoy how minimal it is, and powerful at the same time. It removes opinionated development and replaces it with logic and data philosophies, which has in turn fostered a robust and lively code and support community. React

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Twilio SendGridTwilio SendGrid

Easy API, does what the box says it does, good toolset for expanded email tracking when needed. SendGrid

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