MacBooks are relatively expensive, and if you want to get one for yourself, you may need to go with a second-hand option. Overall, Macs are quite reliable and durable, so getting a used computer is not necessarily a bad option. Nevertheless, you still need to check certain things so that your money does not go…

Macbook speed depends on multiple factors. As a rule of thumb, you should not have problems with it after purchasing a new computer. However, as more time passes, you may notice that it takes longer for the Macbook to load after each restart. Or maybe you start to experience stuttering and FPS drops while playing…

With the epic release of Tailwind CSS v2.0, here’s a guide on how you can add it to a new or existing Next.js project. For the purpose of simplicity and keeping this guide as short as possible, I will outline the steps of adding Tailwind to Next.js. 1. Create a new Next.js project Run the…

I wanted to build a really straight-forward website using technologies I already knew to deliver a responsive experience to users, but also a laser-focus on SEO. After considering Nuxt.js, Gatsby.js and Jekyll; I settled on Next.js by Vercel because of it’s support for SSR (server-side rendering) and SG (static generation) through a very pleasant developer…

Chances are that your single-page application built with Angular retrieves data from an API endpoint, and the endpoint is protected. One of the easiest and most simplest forms of protection may be an Api-Key which needs to be added to the header of every request to this endpoint. Without delving deeper in to the pros…

When you first run the command ionic start myApp sidemenu, the default sidemenu is lackluster. In an age where mobile apps all have sidemenus, it might be important to you that your app can keep up. In this post we will look at creating a custom Sidemenu component to abstract the sidemenu code in an…

There are plenty of tutorials out there which outline how to use Google Maps with React. However, they all use custom libraries. Well-chosen libraries are not an issue, they are the bedrock what makes the open-source JavaScript community so great – but there are several reasons you may decide you do not want to use…

Since Ionic v1 was released several years ago, I have been massively impressed by the framework’s goal to build native-like applications using pure web technologies. Throughout v1, v2 and v3, Ionic was tightly coupled with AngularJS/Angular. It very quickly became the framework to build mobile apps using Angular. For version 4, however, the Ionic team…

Web applications were initially developed on the model that a client is always the initiator of transactions. That means that a client would always make a request to the server to retrieve some data, and only then would the server respond with the requested information. As a result, the traditional model does not have a…

In this tutorial we will explore using StencilJS, a web-components compiler, to build a very simple web component that can be used on any other web project. Stencil is a tool created by the team at Ionic, who are also behind some other great tools and frameworks including Capacitor, and – Ionic: a framework for…

In this tutorial we will explore using a package called multer, which provides a node express middleware, to upload images to our ExpressJS API. To upload the images, I will be using sample code from a component written in VueJS, but asides from syntax, the process is identical in vanilla JavaScript and any other front-end…