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Using the Wrapper Factory Pattern for Vue.js Unit Testing

If you test Vue.js Components with a certain complexity, oftentimes you'll be faced with the situation of repeating the same component initialization code again and again. There are multiple patterns to deal with situations like that but today we'll take a look at how we can solve this problem by using a wrapper factory function...

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Building a Static Site with Storyblok and Gridsome

In today's article we'll take a closer look at Gridsome and how it compares to the well established Nuxt.js. We will integrate the headless CMS Storyblok as a datasource for Gridsome an we'll build a simple site to demonstrate the capabilities of those systems...

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Building a Simple Content Slider with Vue.js

Today we'll take a look at how we can build a simple content slider with Vue.js. We'll use the renderless component technique to create a reusable component which we then use to build multiple versions of a content slider...

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Skeleton Loading Animation with Vue.js

Although there is some debate as to whether skeleton loading screens actually do enhance the perceived performance or not, there seems to be some evidence that they do work if they are done right. So today we'll take a look at how we can implement the skeleton loading animation pattern with Vue.js...

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Using Location Data with Vue.js and Open Street Map

Today we'll explore how we can use the native browser geolocation API and the Open Street Map API to handle location data in a Vue.js applications. In our example app the users can press a button to automatically enter their address data into a form by allowing the geolocation API to access their current location...

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Thoughts About Design Systems and Naming Things

In the last couple of days I started thinking about how to name certain things in design systems. Naming things is one of those exercises which seem to just don't get easier, even after years of working on all sorts of design systems and CSS frameworks...

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