Web Performance workshop

This week was the annual Chrome Dev Summit. While it was a little different this year due to COVID, it did mean that people like me who would otherwise miss out on the activities of the two-day event got to participate.

  • 12 December 2020

Hot new HTML tags

All the momentum is with JavaScript these days. Granted, frameworks are enabling some of the biggest sites out there, but they all rely on one core language - HTML.

  • 19 March 2020

Generate Dynamic Charts with Victory

Charts and graphs are one of those things that it’s just easier to reach for a third-party library to help create. Something like D3 is the go-to choice in this situation, but that story gets complicated when throwing React into the mix. Who handles updates then? It can quickly turn in to a headache.

  • 18 February 2020

Manage React form state with Formik

Ever tried making a form in a React app? At the start it might not seem so bad, but as it grows it turns into a beast. The redux-form package is often the go-to choice out there to help, but that relies on Redux and is a massive burden for a quote-unquote “simple” form.

  • 25 November 2019

Hacking Amazon Echo Buttons

What can you do with some bluetooth buttons, web sockets and a spare weekend? Make a gameshow-style buzzer program, obviously...

  • 17 November 2019