Joseph Mawa A very passionate open source contributor and technical writer


12 Stories by Joseph Mawa

Using the FileReader API to preview images in React

The FileReader API can be tricky to use, but it provides a handy feature that allows users to preview images before uploading to a...
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A complete guide to CSV files in Node.js

While there isn't a universal standard, this guide covers the differences and helpful packages for working with CSVs in Node.js.
2 6 min read

Managing PDFs in Node with pdf-lib

Take control of your PDFs in Node.js with pdf-lib, a useful tool for creating and modifying PDFs, designed to work in any JavaScript runtime.
0 7 min read

RecyclerListView vs. FlatList for long lists in React Native

Decide if RecyclerListView or FlatList is right for you when rendering long or infinite lists in React Native with this thorough comparison.
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How to build a GUI with PyQt

Learn how to build a GUI with PyQt, the Python binding of Qt, with this in-depth tutorial and thorough example build.
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How to create SVG maps in React with react-simple-maps

Create detailed and informative maps in your React apps with react-simple-maps using this in-depth guide and example build.
0 9 min read

What you need to know while using the Geolocation API

Learn how to effectively use the Geolocation API with this article filled with tips, tricks, and necessities when requesting user location.
1 8 min read

A complete guide to word-wrap, overflow-wrap, and word-break in CSS

Take a deep dive into the word-wrap, overflow-wrap, and word-break properties in CSS to determine which is best for your individual use case.
1 8 min read

Reading and writing JSON files in Node.js: A complete tutorial

This comprehensive guide explores all of the options you have for reading and writing JSON files in Node.js, including third-party packages.
1 9 min read

Using Axios with React Native to manage API requests

Learn how to supercharge your API network requests in React Native with Axios in this comprehensive tutorial.
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Comparing the best Node.js schedulers

Discover the best scheduler for your Node.js apps with this in-depth guide to the most popular, performant packages available today.
3 7 min read

How to send emails from a React app with Netlify Functions

Automatically send emails to users of your React app without setting up a server by using Netlify Functions.
0 8 min read