Juan Cruz Martinez I'm an entrepreneur, developer, author, speaker, YouTuber, and doer of things.

Stories by Juan Cruz Martinez

How And When To Force A React Component To Re-Render

How and when to force a React component to re-render

React automatically re-renders components, but what happens when a component is not updating as expected? Find out what you can do here.

Juan Cruz Martinez
Oct 13, 2023 ⋅ 6 min read
The Best Node.js Web Scrapers For Your Use Case

The best Node.js web scrapers for your use case

Discover some of the best Node.js web scraping libraries, including Axios and Superagent, and techniques for how to use them.

Juan Cruz Martinez
Jul 20, 2023 ⋅ 7 min read
Getting Started React Typescript

Getting started with Create React App and TypeScript

JavaScript is not typed, meaning you can’t assign a data type to a variable, but JavaScript still understands the difference between a number, a string, and an object

Juan Cruz Martinez
Nov 15, 2022 ⋅ 9 min read
Testing React Apps Jest React Testing Library

React app testing: Jest and React Testing Library

Learn how to test React applications with Jest and React Testing Library, a popular combination and official recommendation from React.

Juan Cruz Martinez
Mar 16, 2022 ⋅ 11 min read
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Integrating Firebase authentication into an Expo mobile app

In this tutorial, you can learn how to build a mobile application with Expo that will integrate with the Firebase authentication module.

Juan Cruz Martinez
Jan 14, 2022 ⋅ 12 min read
Pollen vs Tailwindcss

Pollen vs. Tailwind CSS: Finding the better build experience

To make an informed decision about which framework to use in your next project, check out this comparison of Pollen and Tailwind CSS.

Juan Cruz Martinez
Dec 1, 2021 ⋅ 5 min read
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Commitlint: Write more organized code

Make your life easier as a developer by using commitlint to format, standardize, and organize code and messages.

Juan Cruz Martinez
Oct 19, 2021 ⋅ 4 min read
Creating A Chrome Extension With React And TypeScript

Creating a Chrome extension with React and TypeScript

Learn how Chrome extensions work and communicate, then see how to build one using the full power of React and TypeScript.

Juan Cruz Martinez
Aug 12, 2021 ⋅ 10 min read
Refactoring cascading conditionals in favor of readability

Refactoring cascading conditionals in favor of readability

Review the ways you can refactor your wordy and confusing cascading if/else if and switch statements in JavaScript with this tutorial.

Juan Cruz Martinez
Jun 17, 2021 ⋅ 4 min read
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So you think you should stop using React? Here’s why you’re wrong

React has been around for a while, but it has a great future ahead. Here’s why you should use it in your projects.

Juan Cruz Martinez
Jan 26, 2021 ⋅ 4 min read