Five Frontend Things Friday #13

Here are five things in the Frontend Engineering world, that I found interesting…

  1. Build a Rotten Tomatoes Clone with GraphQL and Auth0 - Prosper Otemuyiwa, over on the Auth0 blog talks about…GraphQL! My favorite subject later. This goes into setting up a sample project and using, which is an easy-to-use hosted GraphQL backend service.

  2. Hoisting in JavaScript - Yash Agrawal over on the Medium blog describes “Hoisting” in JavaScript. This is a great explanation, and I’d argue a correct one, when mentioning the two pass interpretation of JavaScript. ;) Hoisting is not magic, there is a reason this happens.

  3. StackBlitz — Online VS Code IDE for Angular & React - Over on their Medium blog, Eric Simmons talks about StackBlitz, which is essentially Visual Studio Code in your browser for Angular and React. Very powerful features here.

  4. Everything is a plugin! Mastering webpack from the inside out - Sean Larkin - From Sean Larkin, at ng-conf, he talks about Webpack Plugins, and answers questions, and shows you how to debug Webpack. Love his style.

  5. TheLarkInn/artsy-webpack-tour - Annotations on webpack source code in a pseudo-guided fashion. - Also from Sean, which is mentioned in his talk, these annotated images of Webpack’s code are a neat way to dig into how Webpack works. A great idea on learning a code base - try to explain it with annotations.

Keep Rising,

Kevin B. Ridgway

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