The web is full of awesome APIs that we can use to add feature sto our apps, but often using those APIs includes a long process of registering an app and figuring out authentication so you can simply make a request. With Netlify’s new API Authentication, we can easily enable third party services and instantly gain access to our favorite tools.
You’ve likely seen conference websites or other apps that dynamically create images and social cards based on your registration. It’s a great way to personalize an experience for an individual, especially when sharing online. What’s behind the magic of the dynamic social cards and how can we build landing pages with our own dynamic images to share?
There are variety of services that let us upload an image and see the result, but what if we want to view all of the images we’ve uploaded over time or provide a custom dashboard for managing those the images?
Building apps on the Jamstack gives us fast and reliable apps, but just because our front end may be static, doesn’t mean it can’t be dynamic. How can we use Uniform to give the control of content back to those who actually manage the content and add a personalization layer to our Jamstack apps with a more dynamic and effective experiences?
Netlify makes building and deploying Jamstack apps super easy, but without additional tools, your images are going to get deployed “as is”, leaving lots of potential room for saving precious bytes. Instead, we can use the Cloudinary Netlify Plugin and get automatic optimization and modern formatting to make sure we’re delivering as great and lean...
Image and asset managers like Cloudinary give you a lot of power in being able to automatically optimize and transform images, but when building an app, you can’t expect each user to upload manually in your dashboard. How can you share that power and give your visitors the ability to upload their own images from your app?
Creating a gallery of images on a page can be trivial, but what if you don’t have control over how the images are created? Ending up with different sizes and formats can turn a good looking gallery into a mess. Instead, we can use Cloudinary image transformations and Face Detection to make sure we’re always optimally showing our media.
GitHub Actions are a great way to automate our daily code tasks, but what about that report you have to generate every day for your boss’s boss? How can we use GitHub actions and cron to generate and email a daily report?
Next.js is a powerful web framework that allows developers to easily spin up new React applications, but what if we want to add data to our pages? We’ll look at how we can use the Next.js data fetching APIs to create both static and dynamic pages.
OSS projects can be hard work and when you’re spending your time working on them, you want to be able to proudly display those projects. While GitHub has a Pinned mechanism, you would need a custom solution to do the same for your own website. How can we instead use the GitHub GraphQL API to bring our Pinned Repositories to our website?
Automation typically includes purely code-based tasks that don’t even think about a browser, but some tasks need to interact and use the browser as a human would like performing a search on a site. How can we leverage tools that can automate the browser and pack it into a serverless API endpoint to make easily accessible?
Tests are critical part of any codebase, making sure our application is behaving as expected, but how does that apply to testing APIs like Next.js serverless functions?
While there are great tools like Postman that can make actual requests to an endpoint, how can we test the code that actually gets executed inside of the function?
NextAuth.js makes adding authentication with providers like Twitter easy, but that doesn’t mean we automatically have access to use those providers’ APIs. How can we take advantage of the active session to interact with APIs like Twitter’s?
The web (mostly) revolves around interactions, where people might be trying to accomplish a task or check in on something. As developers, we need a way to hook into these interactions regardless of the tools we use. While React gives us a lot of help with this out-of-the-box, how can we break free to leverage the full APIs of browsers?
As developers, we have a variety of code tasks that are all important steps to get to the end goal of delivering great apps. Linting for instance can help avoid bugs and save your team’s sanity for code style preferences. How can we take advantage of linting in our Next.js apps and even automate the task away?
WordPress is King CMS for a reason. It provides a great editing experience and is well known for those who consider themselves technical or not. But with a default installation, the content you can manage is a bit limited. How can we extend that with custom fields via ACF and use that data when querying WPGraphQL in our apps?
Part of what makes the web a great place is the ability for developers to personalize content and app experiences to the person using it. How can we add authentication to a Next.js app to tailor those experiences for our visitors?
Being able to communicate with others is a critical component of what makes people and businesses collaborate on the web. That usually starts with having some kind of form or interaction that triggers a notification or email. How can we use SendGrid to make sure those emails get delivered?
Markdown is a popular format for authoring. MDX takes that up a notch giving authors more tools to create interactive experiences. How can we take advantage of MDX in frameworks like Next.js to build projects with content sourced from MDX?
SEO is a critical part of any website or application. Without it, Google might not be able to find your page or it might not look right in search results or social platforms. How can we leverage popular WordPress plugin Yoast SEO using a headless WordPress instance with Next.js and WPGraphQL?
Blogs are a great way to get down your thoughts to help others learn, keep track of progress, or even to help reinforce an idea to help yourself learn. WordPress is a popular blog platform that’s been around for a while and Next.js is a modern popular web framework for building React apps. How can we use them together to build a fast and reliable blog?
Images are a large part of how the web is made. It creates beautiful and interesting things that makes our experiences dynamic. But too much of that, especially when not optimized, can create bad experiences, with slow loading pages. That’s where Next.js and Cloudinary step in to provide powerful optimizations and rich dynamic images.
Twitch has become a large community of streamers that have continued to build communities where people can share common interests. While typically the stream is doing most of the talking, the chat provides a way for the audience to interact with and engage with the content creators. How can we take advantage of that chat and use a node.js bot to interact back with the audience?
Building dynamic web apps that can be statically hosted, commonly known as the Jamstack, is a powerful way to help provide a fast and reliable experience to your website visitors. There are a lot of options for how you can do this, such as AWS S3, Azure Static Web Apps, Netlify, and Vercel, but there’s a new kid on the block, coming from a dominant force on the web: Cloudflare Pages.
GitHub Actions are a powerful tool to automate all kinds of tasks in your workflow. While there are a ton of options available on the Marketplace, those existing Actions might not fit your use case or infrastructure. How can we write our own GitHub Action to automate our project’s tasks?
A critical component of any development project is the tests that make sure that project is always doing exactly what it’s supposed to be doing. There are a ton of testing tools available to us, but not all of them test what someone actually experiences. How can we use Applitools to visually test our project and make sure it’s actually working right?
Next.js has been steadily growing as a must-have tool for developers creating React apps. Part of what makes it great is its data fetching APIs to request data for each page. But how can we use that API to make GraphQL queries for our app?
Automation is a powerful tool. It both saves us time and can help reduce human error. But automation can be tough and can sometimes prove to be costly. How can Github Actions help harden our code and give us more time to work on features instead of bugs?