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Reed Barger

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What Is "Lifting State Up" in React?

Here is a simple, practical example of what the React concept of "lifting state up" is and how it can help you in building your applications. Lifting state up is a common pattern that is essential for React developers to know, because it helps us avoid more complex (and often unnecessary) patterns for managing our stat...
What Is "Lifting State Up" in React?
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Reed Barger

2 days ago

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5 Ways to Fetch Data in React from a GraphQL API

Let's go through the five best ways that you can fetch data with React from a GraphQL API. While there are a couple of popular libraries which are made to interact with GraphQL APIs from a React application, there are many different ways to fetch data with GraphQL. I've included code samples that show you how to fetch or "q...
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Reed Barger

2 weeks ago

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How to Auto-Deploy Your React Apps with Cloudflare Pages

In this article, I'm going to show you how to very quickly deploy any React application with the help of Cloudflare pages. You'll see how to not only build and deploy your app within minutes using just a few tools, but also how to auto-deploy any future changes you make through your Github account. Want to make your own amazing...
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Reed Barger

2 weeks ago

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How (and Why) You Should Post on DevDojo Today

Today I want to share a great new developer community that you can use to share your blog posts and knowledge that you want to make available to others. This community is called DevDojo. I want to share it with you because I believe it has everything blogging sites like Dev and Hashnode have, plus many more features that can acc...
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Reed Barger

2 weeks ago

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The React Router Cheatsheet: Everything You Should Know

If you're building React applications for the web, you're going to need to use a dedicated router to display pages and navigate your user around them. That's why today we're going to go over the most popular and most powerful router for React applications--React Router. We're going to go over 11 of the essential features you nee...
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Reed Barger

3 weeks ago

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5 Things Every React Developer Should Know About State

One of the most important concepts for every React developer is state--what it is, how to properly use it, and to avoid common pitfalls as your build your applications. Let's cover five of the most essential parts of state that you need to know, each of which build upon each other to aid your overall understanding of a somewhat...
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Reed Barger

3 weeks ago

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5 Key Lessons React Tutorials Don't Teach

There are many essential concepts and lessons that React developers need to know that simply aren't covered in most tutorials. I have handpicked the topics I believe are some of the most important for you to know, but few articles have dedicated the time to cover in detail. Let's take a look at five key React lessons worth knowi...
5 Key Lessons React Tutorials Don't Teach
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Reed Barger

3 weeks ago

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Is React a Library or a Framework? Why It Matters

Developers have spent a great deal of time what React is, but have left out why this topic matters so greatly for anyone who builds React applications. The answer to this question is essential for any React developer, regardless of their skill level, because it indicates what they must know and how they must work in developing a...
Is React a Library or a Framework? Why It Matters
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Reed Barger

3 weeks ago

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The React Tutorial for 2021: A Complete Guide

Welcome to a tutorial made to help you become effective with React as quickly as possible as you build a complete application along the way. As compared to many tutorials you might have gone through before, this one is meant to be thoroughly practical from start to finish. You will learn how to create an entire React application...
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Reed Barger

4 weeks ago

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The React Roadmap 🏁 10 Steps to Become a React Developer in 2021

Learning how to become a confident React developer takes hard work, but not knowing the right way to become one can make it much harder. Learning React doesn't have to be a chore. Let's break down the 10 steps that will make your time and effort becoming a React developer easier and more fun. All while delivering consistent, car...
The React Roadmap 🏁 10 Steps to Become a React Developer in 2021
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Kim Hallberg

5 months ago

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Laravel Quickie: How to install and build TailwindCSS v2 with Laravel Mix 😎

Introduction Welcome to another Laravel Quickie! In this quickie, we will go over how to install and build TailwindCSS v2 with the help of Laravel Mix. If you've already tried and have run into issues, hopefully, this post will solve those issues for you. Prerequisites If you don't already have a Laravel project up and running....
Laravel Quickie: How to install and build TailwindCSS v2 with Laravel Mix 😎
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Artem

7 months ago

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Getting Started with Static Websites - Learn Hugo

The format for the series is going to be beginner-friendly. Each post covers a single feature or some subset of a feature. It is assumed the reader has familiarity with HTML and CSS. Prior JavaScript experience is beneficial, but it is not a hard requirement. Static vs. Dynamic Websites Why use Hugo? or, you might ask Why use a...
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Kim Hallberg

8 months ago

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Creating default user initial avatars in PHP 7

This post had some traction on my dev.to profile, so I thought, why not add it here as well. What are "default" avatars? When it comes to user-uploaded material, such as avatars, for instance, some users might refrain from uploading one and, in those instances providing a sensible fallback is an appropriate thing to do...
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