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12 Stories by Alex Merced

Deep dive into 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.
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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.
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getInitialProps vs. getServerSideProps in Next.js

Some developers occasionally run into confusion about the differences between getInitialProps and getServerSideProps. In this article, we explore the differences with an example.
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gqlgen: Build a faster GraphQL server

Explore gqlgen, which allows you to easily write GraphQL APIs using Go, and learn how to get started by building a simple to-do list...
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Remix vs. Next.js vs. SvelteKit

Compare a few features of Remix, Next.js, and SvelteKit, ranging from initiating a project to adding styling.
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Deep dive into iterating, context, and children in React

Iterating through collections of information, passing data throughout your application, and working with props.children can be a complicated aspect of React.
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The state of P2P protocol acceptance in modern browsers

Many Web 3.0 applications use distributed ledgers called blockchains to manage data. Others use methods like torrents or browser storage to offer decentralization.
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Using Node.js to create an HTTP proxy for IPFS content

IPFS has some admirable goals, but it's inaccessible for most users. See how to use Node.js to create a clearnet proxy to access IPFS...
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Masonite: MVC web framework for Python

Build a simple to-do list application with Masonite, a web framework for Python that uses an MVC model.
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Using ArangoDB with React and Next.js

Explore ArangoDB, a multi-model database for documents, graphs, and key-values. Create database collections both from an online ArangoDB dashboard and Node.js drivers.
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Create reusable components with Mitosis and

Create reusable components with Mitosis, a tool for compiling individual components to standard JavaScript and other frameworks like Angular, React, and Vue.
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Fundamentals for using structs in Rust 

Improve your code by adding structs to your Rust application. Cover the fundamentals for instantiating structs in Rust.
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