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Saving with Serverless 

Side projects are especially awesome when they help you solve a real-life problem. During a recent problem-solving expedition I encountered a roadblock that I’d bet prevents a lot of us developers from finishing our side projects: just because a solution is possible, doesn’t mean it’s …

By Brian Douglas in Guides & Tutorials

Starting with Webpack from scratch

Webpack is a build tool for modern web applications. When Webpack bundles your application, it recursively builds a dependency graph that includes every module your application needs. From this graph it then packages all of those modules into one or more bundles.

By Brian Douglas in Guides & Tutorials

How to do redirects on Netlify

You can configure redirects and rewrite rules for your Netlify site by adding a _redirects file to the root of your site folder (note, if you’re running a build command, the _redirects file should end up in the folder you’re deploying. It’s not enough to have on in the root of your …

By Brian Douglas in Guides & Tutorials

Common JavaScript functions with Lodash

There are some things in JavaScript that seem tedious to write. When I first started learning the language a few years back, I found a few common functions like shuffle and range that are included in the Ruby and Python API, but are just not available with JavaScript. Luckily there are …

By Brian Douglas in Guides & Tutorials

Serverless JAM - A Serverless Framework Tutorial

Finding a modern toolset to create truly fast, secure and dynamic sites has been an endless search. With JAMstack and the Serverless approach, we have just that. JAMstack sites are fast and secure by nature, and while they are static, 90% of the features that once required a custom backend …

By Cassio Zen in Guides & Tutorials