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3 VSCode Shortcuts to Make You a Better Web Developer!

Here are the three of my most used keyboard shortcuts that'll make you a better, faster and more efficient web developer. ⌘cmd ⇧shift F - instantly searches through every file's code in your entire codebase ⌘cmd P - instantly searches for a filename in your codebase ⌘cmd F - instantly searches your current file Bonus tip: If you're a React developer, you should use the Reactjs code snippets extension. This let's you type rsc (react stateless component) then hit tab and it expands! Similarly, it works with rcc (react component class). Bonus tip 2: Download and learn emmet... This is [...]

By |2020-04-25T23:15:30+01:00April 25th, 2020|

The Social Media Marketing Agency is a Stepping Stone…

Social Media Marketing is great. As soon as social media was a concept, it didn't take long for people to realise they could sell their stuff on these platforms. Facebook started in 2004. By this time, the Google ads platform had been providing serious Search Engine Marketing results for 4 years already. Businesses had already began forming and basing their services around helping businesses sell online. In 2007, Facebook released their advertising platform - it was called Flyers. In the beginning, it was an extremely cheap way to market yourself, your services or your products. It became Facebook’s prime source [...]

By |2020-04-24T19:31:37+01:00April 24th, 2020|

React, Next, Apollo, GraphQL Yoga, Prisma – Complicated?

I was recently following the Advanced React course by Wes Bos - great course by the way! However, I always go through a course and end up trying to make it my own in the process. This course focuses on developing and deploying into production a Next.js, Apollo Client, GraphQL Yoga, and Prisma project. Prisma has its own Demo servers hosted on the Prisma Cloud. In the course, we connect to the Prisma Cloud servers and use Prisma Cloud as a database too, and the frontend and backend are deployed on both Heroku and Now. I personally prefer to use [...]

By |2020-05-23T23:02:40+01:00April 15th, 2020|

GraphQL Yoga / Prisma: A Post on the Mutation Resolver

Since Facebook released its data querying language back in 2015, it has certainly caught on. GraphQL is very popular in the developer community now and it's a pleasure to work with. If you'd like to find out more about GraphQL you should watch this documentary. I am currently using Prisma, GraphQL Yoga and Apollo for one of my hobby projects. Prisma is a GraphQL Database interface that provides you with an intuitive API that exposes plain old JavaScript objects. GraphQL Yoga is an Express GraphQL server that enables you to write Queries and Resolvers in a very neat and tidy [...]

By |2020-04-06T20:55:18+01:00April 6th, 2020|