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17 Stories by John Reilly

Upgrading to React 18 with TypeScript

The upgrade of the React type definitions to support React 18 involved significant breaking changes. Learn about what the upgrade path looks like.
1 3 min read

Type annotations (aka, types as comments): Strong types, weakly held

Type annotations (aka, types as comments) is a proposal that would allow for the inclusion of types in JavaScript code.
0 5 min read

Lighthouse meets GitHub Actions: How to use Lighthouse in CI

Learn how to integrate Lighthouse into a GitHub Actions workflow and report findings directly in pull requests.
0 7 min read

Working with Azure Static Web Apps: A Netlify alternative

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to work with Static Web Apps and demonstrate how to deploy one using GitHub Actions.
0 4 min read

Open Graph: How to create sharable social media previews

Learn about sharable previews, how to implement and test them, and how to overcome challenges associated with lack of standardization.
0 4 min read

TypeScript vs. JSDoc JavaScript for static type checking

If you're starting a project and want to make use of static typing, how do you choose between TypeScript or JavaScript with JSDoc?
0 3 min read

React, structured data, and SEO

If you have a website, making it discoverable is paramount. In this guide, we'll show you how to add structured data to your site.
0 4 min read

How to authenticate and access Google APIs using OAuth 2.0

Learn how to authenticate with Google using TypeScript. As a practical example, we'll show you how to acquire and use a refresh token to...
0 5 min read

Write more readable code with TypeScript 4.4

Control flow analysis of aliased conditions, an exciting new feature shipped with TypeScript 4.4, enables you to write more expressive, readable code.
1 2 min read

TypeScript, abstract classes, and constructors

Abstract classes in TypeScript cannot be instantiated directly; only nonabstract subclasses can be. What does this mean for constructor usage?
1 2 min read

webpack or esbuild: Why not both?

If you want to have faster builds but don't have the time to go through a big migration, esbuild-loader enables you to use esbuild...
1 4 min read

How to use TypeScript with React 18 alpha

React 18 alpha has just been released, which is an exciting development. But to get it working with TypeScript, you need to make a...
0 2 min read