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Building Partially Hydrated, Progressively Enhanced Static Websites with Isomorphic Preact and Eleventy

One of my top priorities is to create the fastest possible websites (think marketing sites, not web applications), but I also don't want to do without modern tools and a component-based workflow. While there are developments in the right direction, I don't think tools like Gatsby and Nuxt.js are quite there yet when it comes to building content heavy, mostly static sites...

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Setting up Eleventy with Preact and htm

One of my top priorities is to create the fastest possible websites (think marketing sites, not web applications), but I also don't want to do without modern tools and a component-based workflow. While there are developments in the right direction, I don't think tools like Gatsby and Nuxt.js are quite there yet when it comes to building content heavy, mostly static sites...

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Naming Things: Staying in Line with the System

When multiple people are working together on a project, it is important to define some rules to make sure that everything stays tidy and chaos does not arise. How to name things is one of the areas in which there are always differences in opinion...

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Naming Your Unit Tests: It Should vs. Given/When/Then

For the most time, when writing unit tests, I favored the it should ... pattern for naming my tests. But time and time again, I noticed that when following this naming convention, I either had to write very long test cases or omit important information...

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Vue.js Functional Base Components Powered by CSS Modules

In one of my earlier articles, I wrote about how to use functional Vue.js components so that they inherit attributes such as classes and styles. This way, functional components are perfect for creating simple base components. In this article, we take a look at how we can simplify and generalize the process of creating new functional base components by automatically creating new Vue.js components from CSS files...

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Weekly Recap: Single Parameter Object and Craftsmanship vs. Engineering

The last week was, on the one hand, a busy week and, on the other hand, a slow week when it comes to learning new things. One topic that comes up again and again in my daily programming work is the handling of function parameters: Is it a good idea to always use a single object as the only parameter for functions?

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