Kristofer Selbekk Bekker. Bulldog owner. Dad. React enthusiast. 🎩🥂🍔

Stories by Kristofer Selbekk

React DevTools: 5 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do

A guide to features and updates in React DevTools

Discover five essential React DevTools features that you might not have tried yet or didn’t even know existed.

Kristofer Selbekk
May 13, 2021 ⋅ 7 min read
top 10 podcasts for web devs

Top 10 podcasts for web developers in 2021

Looking to brush up on the latest tech and career advice from the web dev community? Check out the best web development podcasts.

Kristofer Selbekk
Mar 8, 2021 ⋅ 5 min read
Creating contexts for fun and profit

Creating React contexts for fun and profit

We dive into what a context is in React, when you should be reaching for them, and the best way to create them.

Kristofer Selbekk
Nov 4, 2020 ⋅ 4 min read
what is a cache?

What is a cache?

In this article, we’re going to go through what a cache is, and what kinds of caching is relevant for most frontend developers.

Kristofer Selbekk
Oct 19, 2020 ⋅ 6 min read
Diving into the new jsx transformation

Diving into the new JSX transform

With React 17, you no longer need to import React in your files to use React. Confused? This article will tell you what you need to know in order to migrate both your code and knowledge to this new way of doing things.

Kristofer Selbekk
Sep 24, 2020 ⋅ 2 min read
Real confidence with Cypress E2E tests

Real confidence with Cypress E2E tests

I hope this article gets you as fired up as I am about testing. Not because testing is cool, but because it’s extremely boring. So skip the manual testing and automate it all away.

Kristofer Selbekk
Aug 3, 2020 ⋅ 6 min read

Creating forms in React in 2020

This article will show you a few different ways to handle form values in React. We’ll look at useState, custom Hooks, and, finally, no state at all!

Kristofer Selbekk
May 18, 2020 ⋅ 5 min read

New media queries you need to know

This article will take you through some of the most interesting new media queries in this new specification, and show you how to use them.

Kristofer Selbekk
Feb 26, 2020 ⋅ 4 min read

A late adopter’s guide to TypeScript

Today, I’m full-on sold on TypeScript. I’m what you’d call a late adopter of these weird, yet wonderful type definitions people kept hassling me about. If you’re still unsure if types are for you – let me tell you a bit about the reasons that made me fall in love.

Kristofer Selbekk
Feb 19, 2020 ⋅ 5 min read

How to do semantics the right way

This article will show you why semantics on the web is important, what kind of semantic elements are built into HTML, and how you can use them in your apps.

Kristofer Selbekk
Sep 21, 2019 ⋅ 5 min read

How to migrate from HOCs to Hooks

The future is here, and you’re loving every single second of writing your React code with Hooks. You’re all like […]

Kristofer Selbekk
May 28, 2019 ⋅ 3 min read