Various guides and musings about web development

  • Custom Plugins with Gatsby

    June 15, 2020

    * * This tutorial assumes a basic knowledge of Gatsby. Motivation Recently, I ran into a situation in a project where I needed to wrap the…

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  • Adding Live Comments to Your Gatsby Site

    May 28, 2020

    This tutorial assumes a basic knowledge of Gatsby and GraphQL and already have an existing Gatsby site that you want to add your comment…

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  • GraphQL wrapper for REST API

    April 04, 2020

    With some time off given to us by Lambda School in wake of COVID-19, I spent last week learning GraphQL. This week, I made a GraphQL wrapper…

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  • How to make a custom create-react-app template

    February 18, 2020

    With my next Build Week at Lambda School fast approaching, I've been reflecting back on my previous two Build Week experiences. I read…

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  • Week 22 -- Redux

    February 10, 2020

    I've got to admit, I was VERY confused about redux after our first class about it on Monday. I think part of it was because our guided…

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  • Pure CSS Hamburger Menu

    January 29, 2020

    No JavaScript, no preprocessors, no icons or images. Just a sneaky little checkbox. This walkthrough is beginner friendly :) As part of one…

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  • Deploy create-react-app with Netlify

    January 19, 2020

    * * This post assumes you are already familiar with deploying sites on Netlify. Normally, deploying with Netlify from a Github repo is no…

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  • Week 12 -- Side Effects, Styled Components, & Sprint

    November 24, 2019

    Side Effects in React This week we learned about side effects in React. Essentially, side effects are anything that affects something that…

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  • Week 11 -- Intro to React

    November 18, 2019

    We finally started learning about React! I’ve been so excited about officially learning React because I already jumped the gun a bit by…

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  • Week 10 -- Components + Sprint Challenge

    November 11, 2019

    Components This week we learned about components! This will be laying the foundation for when we get into React next week. We learned that…

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