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    Swizec's articles in the "codewithswiz" category

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    Below are 25 articles filed under codewithswiz. Enjoy ❤️

    Hacking the React AST for fun and profit – #CodeWithSwiz ep34

    This is hold my beer level of hackery. It didn't work but we learned lots in the process.
    June 29th, 2021

    Use Netlify's _redirects on Gatsby Cloud

    Something always goes wrong when you change hosting providers. 😅 For me it was redirects. A vital feature of any site migration.
    June 23rd, 2021

    A fun security bug with static rendering – CodeWithSwiz #31

    The flash of unlocked content is great fun for any paywall
    June 1st, 2021

    Build privacy-focused blazing fast tweet embeds – CodeWithSwiz 30

    Twitter embeds every tweet on your page as an iframe. Loads 1.2MB of JavaScript, makes 20+ HTTP requests and uses 100+ DOM nodes. 💩
    May 12th, 2021

    Twitter embeds without JavaScript, pt1 – #CodeWithSwiz 29

    Continuing our quest for better Lighthouse scores, more reader privacy, and less JavaScript we attacked the next biggest culprit 👉 Twitter.
    May 4th, 2021

    2 quick tips for 250% better Lighthouse scores – CodeWithSwiz 28

    Your site may be fast for users, but Google don't care. Official metrics or bust.
    April 27th, 2021

    Serverless file upload to S3 with NextJS and AWS Lambda – CodeWithSwiz 27

    The Girl loves her daily cute photos, but she's bored of repeats. What if adding images was easier 🤔
    April 20th, 2021

    Reverse engineer a GraphQL API to automate love notes – CodeWithSwiz 24

    We used a man-in-the-middle attack to snoop an app's API traffic, replayed it in a GraphQL client, and successfully put it inside an AWS Lambda 🤘
    February 23rd, 2021

    React Bricks - visual blocks editor for NextJS #CodeWithSwiz 22

    Tried a new visual editor for NextJS and CreateReactApp. Got a site up in 20min 🤘
    February 9th, 2021

    [CodeWithSwiz 21] useAuth beta support for Firebase 🎉

    It works! useAuth has beta-level support for Firebase Auth 🥳 I did not expect that to take 3 sessions.
    January 26th, 2021

    [CodeWithSwiz 20] Adding Firebase support to useAuth, pt2

    Firebase continues to be 💩. No wonder people keep asking for support in useAuth. Almost there ✌️
    January 19th, 2021

    [CodeWithSwiz 19] Firebase Auth support in useAuth, pt1

    Support for Firebase Auth is one of the most requested features for useAuth and I figured what the heck, how hard can it be?
    January 12th, 2021

    Gatsby to NextJS pt1, server-side-render or server-side-generate?

    Gatsby and NextJS do similar things differently. One is better for websites, the other for webapps. In episode 17 of CodeWithSwiz we explore the biggest difference.
    November 19th, 2020

    React context without context, using XState – CodeWithSwiz 14, 15

    useAuth works without React Context! 🎉 here's how
    November 10th, 2020

    Swap useReducer with XState – CodeWithSwiz 13

    In Refactoring a useReducer to XState we talked about a 5 step process to turn a reducer into an XState state machine. Today answers "Ok now what?"
    October 22nd, 2020

    How to write tests for XState – CodeWithSwiz 12

    Once you know how to refactor a useReducer to XState, you gotta prove you did it right.
    October 13th, 2020

    Refactoring a useReducer to XState, pt1 – CodeWithSwiz 11

    XState promises to be like useReducer+Context combined and the simplest way to handle complex state in React apps. But can it deliver? On this episode of #CodeWithSwiz, we gave it a shot.
    October 8th, 2020

    Prefetch data with React Query and NextJS – CodeWithSwiz 8, 9

    Prefetching lets you start React apps without loading spinners. Gatsby introduced this concept with `staticQuery`, react-query and NextJS make the pattern easier 😍
    September 30th, 2020

    Using JavaScript to commit to Github – CodeWithSwiz 7

    Update code with a JavaScript function? Easier than you think 😍
    September 17th, 2020

    Why NextJS /api routes are fab – CodeWithSwiz 6

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

    Exploring NextJS with a headless CMS, pt4 – CodeWithSwiz

    NextJS getStaticProps, environment vars, and why you shouldn't use yarn link – all in this episode of #CodeWithSwiz
    September 10th, 2020

    Exploring NextJS with a custom CMS, pt3 – CodeWithSwiz

    Friend, this episode of #CodeWithSwiz was a great example of why you want to start using TypeScript and how thermal load *destroys* computers.
    September 8th, 2020

    Building a small CMS with NextJS, pt2 – CodeWithSwiz

    You're the computer, the CMS is your script. Starting small, trying NextJS, comparing microbundle vs. parcel for extracting libraries out of projects.
    September 3rd, 2020

    Your first NextJS app – CodeWithSwiz

    On CodeWithSwiz ep2, we tried NextJS and built our first tiny app. Complete with a design system, static rendering, React Query to talk to AWS Lambda, and deployed to live 🤘
    September 1st, 2020

    CodeWithSwiz: Privacy-focused embeds for YouTube, Twitter, et al

    A new old experiment 👉 regular livecoding. It's like a podcast with video, show notes, regular cadence, and we both learn something new.
    August 27th, 2020

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