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    Latest Fullstack Web articles from Swizec

    You are allowed to invent HTTP status codes

    A fun problem for RESTful APIs: Did you get 404 because your URL is wrong or because the resource wasn't found?
    June 7th, 2022

    Better tooling won't fix your API

    RESTful APIs are like Agile โ€“ everyone does it differently and if it isn't working, it's your fault for doing it wrong. ๐Ÿคจ
    November 30th, 2021

    How JAMStack helps you ship

    Common problem in engineering teams: Stepping on each other's toes. JAMStack can help.
    October 27th, 2020

    Why NextJS /api routes are fab โ€“ CodeWithSwiz 6

    In this episode of CodeWithSwiz, we tried NextJS's support for /api routes โ€“ code running on the backend. In a word โ€“ Wow
    September 13th, 2020

    In 2020's, what is "frontend"? ๐Ÿคจ

    "He's a frontend guy, is this even a fair question to ask?" The head of engineering was worried about our systems design question โ€ฆ
    August 7th, 2020

    How GraphQL blows REST out of the water

    Let's have a look at hyow GraphQL makes queries so much easier and more pleasant than REST
    January 23rd, 2020

    It's never been this easy to build a webapp

    We live in exciting times my friend. It's never been this easy to build a webapp and make your first $1,000/month.
    January 21st, 2020

    Is hot dog taco?

    What if I told you modern tools let you build and launch a small webapp in 30 minutes? Complete with SSL, a .com domain, a database, a documented API, CDN hosting, fast static initial loads, and a hydrated SPA? That's the challenge I posed at Silicon Valley Code Camp this weekend. The audience didn't believe me, so it was time to perform some magic. ๐Ÿง™
    October 21st, 2019

    How to add real web push notifications to your webapp

    You've probably seen web notifications before. YouTube shows them when it goes to a new song, Facebook pings them when a new message comes in, scammy websites ask for permissions and you say no. The usual. You can fire those notifications from anywhere inside your JavaScript.
    November 16th, 2017

    How to waste hours of life with fetch() and a bit of brainfart

    Both superagent and fetch() enable you to talk to a server. The first produces clean code that gets nesty if you need many things. The second produces clean code that is Promis-y and sometimes cumbersome. The difference between superagent and fetch() isn't that one sends your headers as-given and the other lowercases their names. The difference is that superagent sends a cookie and fetch() doesn't!
    November 1st, 2016

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    Want to become a Fullstack Web expert?

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    Shit, how does this work again? ๐Ÿ˜…

    That's the problem with tutorials. They're not how the world works. Real software is a mess. A best-effort pile of duct tape and chewing gum. You need deep understanding, not recipes.

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