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Jamming with MongoDB and Netlify

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You enter the realm of Jamstack and approach the Netlify Council. They spot the MongoDB requirement in your app, and a long and painful silence stretches out.

Using window in React SSR: The Complete Guide

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You add Server-Side Rendering (SSR) to your React app and a terrifying “uncaught reference error” greets you:

Writing a Babel Plugin with Grandma

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I wrote a custom Babel plugin that lets you write React with emoji. It was not a productive use of time.

In Defence of the Arbitrary

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There are few philosophers today who have a truly profound grasp of the universe. Individuals with such inherent wisdom, that to ignore their advice is an exercise in folly.

🏎 Mario Kart: CSS 🏁

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People say JavaScript is a bad language. No built-in types, a fatiguing ecosystem, and demanding you to constantly explain, “no, no, JavaScript” to anyone even vaguely non-technical.

⏱ Announcing SMP: Speeding Up webpack With Timers

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Measuring may not be the sexiest part of going fast, but it’s an important one. That’s why I’m excited to announce theSpeed Measure Pluginfor webpack, that I’ve been working on. Super easy to use, and compatible with all loaders and plugins by default — it’s available to use now, fromGitHubandnpm.