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Nathan Babcock

SolidJS vs. React: The Go-to Guide

By Nathan Babcock
SolidJS is a blazing-fast framework that dodges virtual DOM manipulation. Let’s see how it compares to React, the industry standard, when it comes to components, performance, and developer productivity.
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Dmitrii Bolotov

Big Data Architecture for the Masses: A ksqlDB and Kubernetes Tutorial

By Dmitrii Bolotov
Today’s cloud building blocks empower any size team—even a lone engineer—to build big data solutions. Learn how to use open-source tools to create scalable architecture for your next project.
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Teimur Gasanov

Demystifying Debugging With React Developer Tools

By Teimur Gasanov
Browser console logging is a hassle. Discover how React Developer Tools and third-party libraries make inspecting components, states, and props and tracking rendering and performance so much easier.
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Gabriel Gircenko

Kotlin vs. Java: All-purpose Uses and Android Apps

By Gabriel Gircenko
Kotlin and Java are two powerful general-purpose languages popular for Android and beyond. We’ll discuss their top features and differences, then focus on how to smoothly transition between the two.
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Arjaan Buijk

How to Deploy Django on Heroku: A Pydantic Tutorial, Part 3

By Arjaan Buijk
Heroku makes deployment—and redeployment—incredibly simple. Explore Heroku’s Django hosting in this tutorial, and see for yourself.
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Dacian Florea

Investing in Unit Testing: Benefits and Approaches

By Dacian Florea
Stakeholders demand quick fixes for a buggy app release. Such patching is costly, and does not always offer a complete solution. Break the cycle with unit testing, a worthwhile investment in project quality.
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Matej Bilić

Building Simple and Efficient Components With React-Bootstrap

By Matej Bilić
Mobile web traffic is booming, making responsive website development more important than ever. Leverage the power of two popular technologies with the React-Bootstrap library for performant, responsive components.
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Prateek Karki

Heavy Computation Made Lighter: React Memoization

By Prateek Karki
Unnecessary component computation drastically reduces application performance. Avoid this pitfall by using React memoization hooks and render component caching.
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Marcos Henrique da Silva

Creating a Secure REST API in Node.js

By Marcos Henrique da Silva
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