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I've been writing online since 2016, mostly about web development (React & Svelte). In total, I've written 22 articles on this site. Use the search below to filter by title.

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Using React Hooks with canvas

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An intro to the React hooks useState, useRef and useEffect.

Code Colocation is King

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A simple principle to help structure code better.

Using Svelte to create a scroll video effect

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Tutorial on how to create a scroll video effect using Svelte's powerful bind command.

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Phoenix LiveView Cursors

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Part 2 of my tutorial creating "live cursors" as seen in Figma. In this tutorial I'll be using Phoenix LiveView to create the same feature.

On returning to the office

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Some advice from the Stoic philosopher Seneca for workers returning to the office after the pandemic.

Live user cursors with Phoenix Presence

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A tutorial for creating live cursors as seen in Figma. A step-by-step guide focused on beginners (I'm learning Phoenix myself).

Clean code is a phase

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Why it's better to be kind, than to be clean.

Adding Tailwind CSS to a Phoenix project

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With the official mix task it has become very easy to add Tailwind to any Phoenix project. To make it even more straightforward I've written this quick step-by-step guide.

React components should read like a book

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How the ordering of functions can make component files easier to read.

One command to run it all

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Why mocking all external requests for your app is worth it.

Of Bundles and Barrels

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Why index barrel files can lead to large bundle sizes

Code Colocation is King

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A simple principle to help structure code better

Using Svelte to create a scroll video effect

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Tutorial on how to create a scroll video effect using Svelte’s powerful bind command.

Programming quotes

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A collection of great programming quotes

mobx-state-tree

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A first look at the state management library mobx-state-tree and a comparison with Redux Saga.

303 See Other

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Last week I learned a few things about how redirects and 303 status codes are handled in the browser.

Accessible SVGs in React

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How to let screenreaders read the title of an SVG using React

Brutalist CSS

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196 bytes of minimal CSS

Forgit me nots

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Git commands I keep forgetting

Reading notes Programming TypeScript

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Stuff I don't want to forget from the Book Programming TypeScript.

Using React Hooks with canvas

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An intro to the React hooks useState, useRef and useEffect

Reading notes Accelerate

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Accelerate gives a scientific analysis of what makes IT organisations successful. I've listed the most important ones (from a developer perspective)

Reading notes CSS In Depth

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Review of a book for programmers that've always considered CSS to be an (unpleasant) afterthought

API testing with Jest

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Testing async API calls using Jest’s mocking features

Generating PDF's with Express

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A fun little tutorial of how to create a PDF using a web form, Express and PDFKit