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18 Stories by Alex Merced

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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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