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Written content to help you along your web development journey, without forgetting to have some fun along the way.

Three Ways to Visualize File Structure in Documentation

There are several methods for representing file trees. Here are three, along with some quick pros and cons for each.

Apr 13, 2020

Deploying a Static API to Netlify

A super simple example of building a static API that walks through the deploy process using Netlify. Part of a series of tutorials on building and deploying static APIs.

Apr 10, 2020

Building a Static API with Node.js

Learn how to build a static API with Node.js. We'll write a node build script that converts local YAML files into a set of structured JSON output files.

Apr 09, 2020

How to Build a Static API

An introduction on how to approach building a static API, which serves as the background for several specific tutorials on the topic.

Apr 08, 2020

How I Scaled a Hybrid Application using the Jamstack

I built an app for a one-day event that did not account properly for scale and took a huge performance hit. This is how we overcame that performance struggle using the Jamstack.

Apr 01, 2020

WTF is a Static API

Most APIs today are dynamic. But the Jamstack has provided a path for creating static APIs, which can be incredibly powerful and beneficial in the right scenario.

Mar 30, 2020

WTF is a Headless CMS

The headless CMS is a core tenet of the Jamstack approach, a gamechanging approach to building modern websites. Here is an intro to the headless CMS approach.

Mar 26, 2020

An Alternative Approach to Limited Budget Projects

Development projects are expensive. But when opportunities are exciting and the budget is small, we tend to give a lot away for free. Here's one way to meet closer to the middle.

Mar 20, 2020

Identifying Good Advice

Good advice can be life-changing.

Feb 17, 2020

New Developers Shouldn't Focus on Writing Tests

You wouldn't open an insurance plan on your dog house, would you?

Feb 16, 2020