Esteban Herrera Family man, Java and JavaScript developer. Swift and VR/AR hobbyist. Like books, movies, and still trying many things.


19 Stories by Esteban Herrera

Why you shouldn’t use GraphQL

Are GraphQL performance issues getting you down? Learn why GraphQL could be a bad fit for your project and when to use GraphQL vs....
31 6 min read

useState in React: A complete guide

This tutorial shows you how the useState Hook allows for state variables in functional components.
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More alternatives to Moment.js

There’s no doubt Moment.js is one of the most popular libraries in the JavaScript ecosystem, but now that it's considered a legacy project in...
0 11 min read

Conditional rendering in React: 9 methods with examples

There are a number of ways to use conditional expressions in React, and which one you choose will depend on your use case.
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What’s new in DevTools (Chrome 85)

In this post, I’m going to review the changes related to style editing and new JavaScript features, as well as changes in the source...
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What’s new in TypeScript 3.8

Typescript 3.8 was released on February 20th, 2020. This version includes changes to the compiler, performance, and editor.
0 6 min read

Using the StyleSheetManager component in styled-components 5.0

Learn about the three new properties of the StyleSheetManager component in styled-components 5.0.
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4 alternatives to Moment.js for internationalizing dates

Moment.js is a robust and mature library for date processing, however, it may be overkill for some projects.
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What’s new in Create React App 3

Released at the end of April 2019, Create React App (CRA) 3 adds linting rules to hooks and TypeScript projects, along with other improvements...
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CSS selectors level 4

Selectors are a core part of CSS. They allow you to do things like select all the elements of a certain type: div {...
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What’s new in Create React App 2

Create React App 2.1, released at the end of October 2018, added official support for TypeScript. This, along with all of the improvements and...
0 6 min read

5 things you didn’t know you can do in CSS-in-JS

In addition to traditional CSS, you also have inline styles and CSS-in-JS as options for styling a React application. With inline styles, you pass...
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