Lawrence Eagles

  Senior full-stack developer, writer, and instructor.


34 Stories by Lawrence Eagles

Debugging GraphQL APIs with Insomnia

Insomnia is an API client for designing, debugging, and testing APIs. In this article, we'll learn how to debug GraphQL APIs using Insomnia.
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Implementing notifications in React with Reapop

In this article, we'll learn about the Reapop API and build a simple React app to implement notifications with Reapop.
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A guide to React design patterns

Explore the top React design patterns, like the render props pattern and the state reducer pattern, to solve issues experienced by developers.
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Using the CSS :modal pseudo-selector

Learn how to use the awesome and powerful :modal CSS pseudo-selector to intrinsically detect modal elements.
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Build an API with Serverless Functions in Next.js

Serverless functions are not directly a part of Next.js' API. Next.js provides developers with API routes that can be deployed on Vercel as serverless...
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How to build custom Node.js event emitters

There are two different types of events in Node.js. Learn more about them here as well as how to build custom event emitters.
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Using em vs. rem in CSS

Within CSS, em and rem are both scalable units that also specify values of properties. em and rem are more suited for responsive design.
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Setting up a dev environment with React, Vite, and Tailwind

Vite simplifies the bundling process. It gives us instant dev sever start times and ultra fast bundling by leveraging native JavaScript modules and esbuild.
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How to implement SSL certificate pinning in React Native

Implement SSL pinning in React Native to protect mobile apps from hacks by narrowing down the list of trusted certificates.
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Debugging GraphQL with Altair

Altair is a Chromium developer tool that streamlines debugging methods for GraphQL APIs.
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React dynamic imports and route-centric code splitting guide

Read our route-centric code splitting guide and learn how to speed up your React apps using dynamic imports, React.lazy(), React.Suspense, React Router, and Loadable...
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How to use react-native-picker-select

react-native-picker-select, a powerful React Native component that gives you access to the native iOS and Android select interface.
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