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SSR with Next.js, Redux, and Redux-saga part 1

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SSR in react has always been a hard skill for developers because it lacks standard tools/libraries and best practices. Next.js is trying to provide abstraction over all the setup you need to do for SSR in React while providing enough features and support which otherwise would take a lot of time. While Next.js is undoubtedly solving lot of problems for us. We still need to integrate it with other...

Best way to push footer to end of the page

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One of the most common problems on web development is the footer placed at the center of the page when there is no content / less content to occupy the full height of the viewport. Similar to the example below Footer not sticking to bottom There are multiple ways to push it to the bottom of the page. Some people do it using CSS, some prefer using JS to calculate the height of the viewport to...

Styled Components + Styled System = Super Power Part III

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This is part 3 of this series Styled Component and Styled System. If you haven’t read Part 1 & Part 2 please go through them first. It is prerequisite before starting this part. In previous part we used the help of style system to create complex components with greater flexibility and power. Now we are going to enhance that further by adding few tools to our arsenal. The first thing we...

Styled Components + Styled System = Super Power Part I

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This is a multi-part series of articles where I am going to show you how we can leverage the power of styled-components and styled-system to create reusable, efficient components. We are in components age of Frontend. We can relate a component to lego. Similar to legos we can have small reusable components that can be attached to build bigger components which can be further combined with other...

Understanding this.setState()

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It might be unusual for new react developers or some experienced developers to see this explained. When we start learning react and start exploring how powerful it is. We consider this.setState as a very simple thing to understand and we don’t look deep into it. Most of us fell into that trap, resulting in unpredictable component state. Here are some of the common pitfalls that causes this. this...

React: Higher Order Components

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Learn by practical example If you are learning react or already know the basics of react, you must have come across a term called Higher Order Component (HOC). It is one of the most interesting and powerful ways to build a component. Although the concept is very common, most of the examples are ambiguous and don’t provide enough insights on how to practically use it on a project. So, today I am...

How I started learning React-native as a web developer

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Being a web developer, I also wanted to get my hands on app development. The best solution for a web developer to create mobile applications was diving into the world of hybrid apps, which I believe were pretty cool. Creating app in my favourite & familiar technology stack was exciting which didn’t last long. We all know the obvious reasons. Then came the idea of React-native. Creating a...

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Shiva is a Software Engineer with more than 5 years of experience in different industries like banking, services, software development, and startups. His passion is to create solutions that help others to work faster. He is a problem solver and enforces best practices within the team. His career plan is to become a Principal Software Engineer. In his free time, he likes to play music, football, and video games.