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CSR Module Loading in Next.js — because sometimes you just need it to work like React

Don’t get me wrong, Next.js is great. I love it. It works. I don’t need to deal with routing because it’s already baked into the framework. You can write APIs and the inner workings won’t be exposed on the client side. It’s also React

9th Aug, 2022

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5 Ways to Structure Your React App Files

React is great. It gives us a ton of freedom to do what we need to do. However, with great freedom comes the increased potential for a project that’s structurally mangled. When I first started using React, all the tutorials were pretty basic with file structures that were linear

8th Aug, 2022

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12 Free University Courses That Will Teach You How To Code

Or pay a fraction of the price if you want to certificate Let’s get real — University education can get expensive. Or perhaps you’re contemplating switching careers but don’t want to spend 3 years back in school. You don’t need a degree to get into programming. The

8th Aug, 2022

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I made a weekend app - About Mushroom Cow

The thing about being a dev is that we tend to horde domain names. It's easy to come up with grand ideas and convince ourselves that we are going to commit to it once we have the domain name in our possession. I'm one of these people. After several years

8th Aug, 2022

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Dev Freebies and Ways To Upskill

Another week, another newsletter 💌 This week has been pretty intense for me - from playing with Next.js SSR and learning how to use Chakra UI. Here's what I learned from the process of learning something new: * it's always hardest at the start * what you know doesn't become real until

7th Aug, 2022

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Productivity is in the tools you use

As I get back into the groove of weekend projects, I find myself optimizing my workflow. We often associate productivity with our abilities to stay focused. But as software developers and engineers, our tools are as equally important - or more importantly, the extensions and plugins we utilize in our

31st Jul, 2022

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Deno is the new Node.js — well, sort of…

Why did the guy that made Node.js make a new Node.js? It’s been three years since Ryan Dahl — the same guy behind Node.js — hatched Deno into the world wide web. This opensource and V8 runtime powered serverside has over 80k stars on GitHub, 42k followers on

30th Jul, 2022

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Next.js is the next best thing — but what’s the catch?

Looking into another React extension Next.js is a popular open-source JavaScript framework for developing server-side rendered React applications. It’s simple, lightweight, and efficient, making it an ideal choice for small- to medium-sized projects. In a nutshell, the framework enables you to get up and running with React quickly

25th Jul, 2022

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Useful random finds, curated for you

This isn't the first time I've tried to do a newsletter. In part, I've been quite bad with sending out newsletters regularly. Recently, I've decided to commit myself to 52 weeks of newsletter writing and go from there. If you still remember me (and subscribing to me), thank you. If

24th Jul, 2022

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How To Use filter, find, map, reduce, every, and some in JavaScript

Not everything is an object. When it comes to functional programming, it’s more to do with the processes that get you from point A to point B than how data and groups of business logic are structured. JavaScript is a language that’s prone to imperative patterns because of

19th Jul, 2022

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