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21 Stories by Alex Merced

Getting started with SolidStart: A SolidJS framework

SolidStart comes equipped with some amazing features, like the ability to use forms to trigger server actions and the ability to easily define RPC...
0 5 min read

Remix vs. Next.js vs. SvelteKit

Compare a few features of popular meta-frameworks Remix, Next.js, and SvelteKit, ranging from initiating a project to adding styling.
2 8 min read

Heroku alternatives to deploy a Node.js app

Build a simple, framework-free Node.js app, and then deploy it to three different services that offer a free tier, Render, Railway, and
0 6 min read

Understanding SolidJS’ updated batch function

If you are updating several unique signals in Solid, but you don’t want to run effects till they are all done updating, use batch....
2 3 min read

Using generic impl blocks in Rust

Use Rust generic implementation blocks to simplify implementation methods for generic types and for several different types at once.
0 4 min read

Building a full-stack app with Bud and Go

Build a full-stack app using the new Go framework, Bud, and compare its features to frameworks like Ruby on Rails, Next.js, and Nuxt.js.
0 5 min read

Million: Build apps with JSX faster than React and Preact

Million, like Preact, solves the problem of large React bundles and a heavyweight virtual DOM but adds compilation for further speed enhancements and bundle...
1 4 min read

Bun: The JavaScript runtime taking on Node.js and Deno

Bun is a runtime developed in the Zig programming language, which also embraces web standards but aims for compatibility with Node.js APIs.
1 4 min read

Rust, SolidJS, and Tauri: Create a cross-platform desktop app

Explore Tauri, a new framework that offers what people liked most about Electron but fixes many of the security and performance concerns.
0 7 min read

Comparing SolidJS and Voby

Voby works well to create a performant and reactive application, so it's definitely something to keep an eye on in the frontend framework space.
1 4 min read

Understanding concurrency and the Rust programming language

With concurrency in Rust, you can spawn child threads, pass data between threads using channels, or share state between threads using Arc and mutex.
0 5 min read

Deploying Next.js to AWS using Serverless Next.js

With Serverless Next.js, we can easily deploy our application to a Serverless Architecture to maximize speed and scalability.
1 2 min read