Monthly Archives: May 2019

Best CMS of 2019 | TechRadar

1. WordPress

2. Squarespace

3. Magnolia

4. Weebly

5. Wix

6. Bynder

Advanced Typescript by Example: API Service Manager

This article will take you through the implementation of an API service manager written in Typescript to efficiently handle web services, consisting of two classes along with their associated types. These classes will be embedded within a Create React App project and tested at runtime within App.tsx.

To gain clarity on the concepts talked about, the full project is available to browse through "); background-size: 1px 1px; background-position: 0px calc(1em + 1px); background-repeat: repeat no-repeat;”>here on Github.

What is an API service manager?

The purpose of an API manager is to manage a web service, from its authentication to making requests and handling responses — that will either result in a successful or failed call. The manager must ensure type safety along the way, fully typing request and response objects. To prevent re-inventing the wheel, requests will be sent via Javascript’s native fetch() API, that will work hand-in-hand with the manager.

In order to ensure objects can be typed at runtime, some classes and types will be generic. We will refrain from using the any type throughout; any is not helpful, especially when dealing with arbitrary data from remote services.

9 React Styled-Components UI Libraries for 2019 – Bits and Pieces

The discussion in the React community about how to style UI components only seems to be gaining velocity, with people rooting for anything from CSS modules and inline CSS to "); background-size: 1px 1px; background-position: 0px calc(1em + 1px); background-repeat: repeat no-repeat;”>CSS in JS (we’ll discuss in the next post).

The relative rise of CSS in JS, favored by some developers, is tightly coupled to the rise of the React components ecosystem, and that of the "); background-size: 1px 1px; background-position: 0px calc(1em + 1px); background-repeat: repeat no-repeat;”>styled-components project by //” data-anchor-type=”2″ data-user-id=”908fb8fea30c” data-action-value=”908fb8fea30c” data-action=”show-user-card” data-action-type=”hover” class=”markup–user markup–p-user” target=”_blank” style=”text-decoration: none;”>Max Stoiber and over 200 contributors.

To help you save time and put styled-components to the test in your own application’s UI, I’ve gathered some (unranked!) useful libraries which leverage styled-components in order to provide a neat out-of-the-box UI kit.

You can use "); background-size: 1px 1px; background-position: 0px calc(1em + 1px); background-repeat: repeat no-repeat;”>Bit (GitHub) to share your components into a reusable collection. Then, any team member can discover, try and use them in their apps.

Each component will also be instantly made available with NPM/Yarn, and can be changed and updated from any project using them. Give it a try.

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1. Rebass

At 5k stars, rebass is a “React primitive UI components built with styled-system”. It’s lightweight, and beautifully designed set of 8 extendable, consistent and reusable components built with responsivity and customizability in mind (with built-in themes). "); background-size: 1px 1px; background-position: 0px calc(1em + 1px); background-repeat: repeat no-repeat;”>Here are the components.

atom_symbol: React primitive UI components built with styled-system. – rebassjs/

2. Zendesk’s Garden React components

Altough “only” at 350 stars, this library provides well-crafted components which are also individually published to NPM and can also be easily made available as Bit components to consume and share. Components are built to respond to a range of user input devices, tuned to handle right-to-left layouts, and some even contain animations. Bite-sized chunks of web HTML, CSS, and JavaScript are prepared to drop into any React-based application. Take a look.

seedling: garden React components. Contribute to zendeskgarden/react-components development by creating an account on…

3. Atlaskit

Atlassian’s React UI component library, implementing Atlassian’s "); background-size: 1px 1px; background-position: 0px calc(1em + 1px); background-repeat: repeat no-repeat;”>design guidelinesand "); background-size: 1px 1px; background-position: 0px calc(1em + 1px); background-repeat: repeat no-repeat;”>putting styled-components to use. The library was started 2 years ago as an effort to implement ADG3 designs for all Atlassian Cloud products, which //” class=”markup–anchor markup–p-anchor” target=”_blank” style=”text-decoration: none; background-image: url("data:image/svg+xml;utf8,"); background-size: 1px 1px; background-position: 0px calc(1em + 1px); background-repeat: repeat no-repeat;”>are built on top of React. Every component is a package.

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Atlassian’s official UI library, built according to the Atlassian Design

Research & Trends: White Papers Edition: Friday, May 24, 2019

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Acquire and Grow: Benefits and Challenges of Acquiring an Insurance Business

Sponsored by: Oak Street Funding

Is acquisition part of your growth strategy? Growth is on the mind of driven insurance professionals. A growing insurance business is a means to revenue growth and increased commissions. Acquisitions provide a …

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Does Pursuit of Subrogation on Low Dollar Property Claims Have Value?Richer and Nichier: How to Grow Big in Small Markets

Sponsored by: Spartan Recoveries LLC

The answer is YES, and it’s in the millions. Learn how pursuing subrogation on low-dollar property claims – which may be overlooked in lieu of more robust recovery opportunities – can have a significant impact …

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The Complete Carrier Playbook to Writing Better Business

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The underwriting process is often laced with a series of challenges and unique pain points that impact our key stakeholders: the agents and underwriters. And there’s no greater threat to your growth and …

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The 4 Keys To Optimizing Your Claims Paying Process

Sponsored by: GIACT

The increasing sophistication of claims fraud tactics has propelled insurers’ fraud losses to an all-time high. Not only are insurers forced to grapple with steep increases in fraudulent activity, they are also …

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Medical Marijuana Access in the United States

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In its 2018 Annual Report, Americans for Safe Access provides a report card for each state based upon the accessibility of medical marijuana for patients seeking its assistance. The report cards reflect: …

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On Demand: Richer and Nichier – How to Grow Big in Small Markets

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Are you curious to see how independent agencies are expanding into niche lines of business in order to grow their book? In this webinar, for agency leaders, sales, and marketing, you’ll learn how you can become …

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J.D. Power: P&C Insurance Industry Insight Brief

Sponsored by: Research & Trends

Two Large Carriers Capture 54% of Auto Premium Growth in 2018 as Direct-to-Consumer Model Gains Traction This brief explores how Progressive and GEICO have achieved this in the following: “The shift in consumer …

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The Carrier’s Race to Zero Questions: The Future of Automated Underwriting

Sponsored by: Verisk

The quest by many carriers to fully automate the underwriting process has become a race to as few questions as possible. Why join the race? More and more agents and customers want fast approvals and automated …

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Better Data, Better Relationships

Sponsored by: Vertafore

Insurance is about relationships. With the advent of artificial intelligence and machine learning, you might think that relationships will become less important. However, this couldn’t be further from the …

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APIs: The New Game Changer for Commercial Auto Carriers

Sponsored by: Price Digest

How can carriers improve operational workflow, reduce data handling costs and modernizing their business platform for real savings? With APIs… API solutions have contributed to a major insurance industry …

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The Impact of Sea Levels Rising

Sponsored by: Research & Trends

Estimating Recent Local Impacts of Sea?Level Rise on Current Real?Estate Losses: A Housing Market Case Study in Miami?Dade, Florida “We find empirical support for significant and negative impacts, in property …

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2019 Future of Claims Study: Balancing Automation and Empathy

Sponsored by: LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Are insurance carriers’ claims processes aligned with consumer expectations? Read this study to learn more. Auto insurance carriers are increasingly using automation to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and …

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2018 Hurricane Season: Review and Analysis

Sponsored by: Research & Trends

This report includes a review and loss estimate for the four landfalling storms that had a significant impact on the US in 2018. This includes analysis of the damages caused by Hurricane Michael, the first …

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Cannabis and Insurance: What You Need to Know About the Budding Business

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Available on demand now! Think Cannabis Insurance 101 – and Beyond This webinar, hosted by Insurance Journal, provides you with an overview of what’s going on in the world of insurance and cannabis. We’ll …

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New York Reigns As Insurtech Capital of the World… For Now

Sponsored by: Carrier Management

Featuring analysis prepared by Venture Scanner, exclusively for Carrier Management, this new report reveals the top 20 cities attracting insurtech around the globe. See which cities top the charts by number of …

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State of the P&C Insurance Industry 2019: Chris Burand

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Purchase Today! Now in its 22nd year of publication, highly-respected and outspoken insurance agency and industry consultant Chris Burand shares his “must-read” annual state of the property/casualty insurance …

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2019 Agency Salary Survey

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This report is a must whether you’re seeking employment or the person in charge of recruiting. With results from 800 active employees in the insurance agency industry, gain direct insights from our audience …

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The CDC has compiled steps for storm preparation and measures to be taken to remain healthy in post storm conditions. This report includes detailed instructions for maintaining clean water and healthy food …


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Mobile Gains Traction with Insurance Customers, But Digital Interactions Fall Short of Expectations, J.D. Power Finds

MAPFRE Insurance and GEICO Rank Highest in Respective Segments

COSTA MESA, Calif., May 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Property and casualty (P&C) insurance companies have shown marked improvement in many of their digital offerings—particularly mobile self-service functionality—but still have work to do to meet customers’ rising expectations. According to the J.D. Power 2019 Insurance Digital Experience Study,SM released today, specific areas where insurers come up short when compared with mainstream digital consumer companies are with ease of shopping and servicing their policies, household-level policy management and inconsistent use of social media.

J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Insurance Digital Experience Study



The study found that insurers were inconsistent in their delivery of capabilities most relevant to the insurance customer and shopper experience. Gaps revealed in the DIMENSIONS Scan include web chat, customer service capabilities, and personalization.

This city has the best quality of life in the world, according to Deutsche Bank ranking (it’s not in the U.S.) – MarketWatch

This year, Zurich topped the list, moving up one spot since 2018.

Coming in close behind were cities Wellington, New Zealand and Copenhagen, as well as Edinburgh, and Vienna.

Insurance Innovation Outlook 2019: Practitioners’ Predictions | Celent

Claims Insurtech Snapsheet Raises $29 Million to Expand Into All P/C Lines and Globally

8 Competitor Monitoring and Analysis Tools to Help Improve Your Digital Marketing Efforts | Social Media Today

Analyzing what your competitors are doing online is important for multiple purposes – from being inspired by their ideas, and avoiding their mistakes, to adjusting your marketing strategy in-step.

And with social media taking up a huge share of online traffic, paying attention to how to get ahead of your competitors on social platforms is incredibly important. To do this, you need to look at what your competitors do, and what people are saying about them on social media.

In order to facilitate such process, you need to understand which are the right competitors to monitor, and which aspects of your competitors’ businesses are worth analyzing. You then need to decide which audience, engagement, and content metrics are useful in your particular case.

In this post, we’ll take a look at eight competitor analysis tools and apps that can help you maximize your assesment efforts.