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  • How to Create a Summer Road Trip Mapping App with Gatsby and Leaflet

    Get ready for the summer by building your own road trip mapping app with this step-by-step guide! Author's Note: Even though we're going through some challenging times, we can still be optimistic we'll get through this together and be able to enjoy our summer. Stay safe and wash your hands. ❤️ What are we going …

  • Anyone Can Map! Inspiration and an introduction to the world of mapping

    Chef Gusteau was a visionary who created food experiences for the world to enjoy. How can we take his lessons and apply them to the world of mapping? Taking inspiration from a culinary great If you've seen the Pixar movie Ratatouille, you should know who Chef Gusteau is. He helped our "little chef" Remy the rat navigate the culinary world and become …

  • What is the JAMstack and how do I get started?

    JAMstack sites are all the rage right now in the web dev world. And rightfully so! But what exactly is it and how can we all take advantage of its benefits? What is this JAMstack? To start, JAMstack is a software architecture and philosophy that adheres to the following components: Javascript, APIs, and Markup. If this sounds …

  • How to Become a Full Stack Web Developer in 2020

    Full stack web developers are the Swiss Army knife of the code world. Having that designation means you can produce end to end solutions, which is a highly marketable and agile skillset. But what does it actually take to achieve that status? Translations: Korean, Chinese First off, what really makes a developer full stack? It’s …

  • Create your own Santa Tracker with Gatsby and React Leaflet

    The Christmas season is a magical time of year. We have Santa flying around spreading cheer and Elf roaming around New York during our yearly rewatch with family and friends. To get in the spirit, we’re going to spin up a web app that includes a map that tracks Santa on it! Edit 12/23: Updated …

  • How to use Google Tag Manager to maintain Google Analytics and other marketing tags

    Managing code snippets and pixels on your website or app to measure traffic can be a little bit stressful, especially if you have a marketing team that constantly needs to make changes. Luckily, there are tools out there like Google Tag Manager that will make them a little easier to wrangle. What is Google Tag …

  • Don’t just lint your code, fix it with Prettier

    Linting makes everyone’s lives easier by telling us what’s wrong with our code, but how can we avoid doing the actual work that goes into fixing it? Previously I wrote about linting, what it is, and how it makes your life easier. At the end, I actually included a way that you could automatically fix …

  • What is linting and how can it save you time?

    One of the biggest challenges in software development is time. It’s something we can’t easily get more of, but linting can help us make the most out of the time we have. So what is linting? lint, or a linter, is a tool that analyzes source code to flag programming errors, bugs, stylistic errors, and …

  • What is Gatsby and why it’s time to get on the hype train?

    Frameworks come and go, and while Gatsby may eventually drift as tech does, the performance and productivity boosts are strong arguments for diving in right away. Wait up, what is Gatsby? Gatsby is a free and open source framework based on React that helps developers build blazing fast websites and apps Their emphasis (I’ll explain …

  • Making Sense of Google Analytics and the Traffic to Your Website

    Google Analytics is a powerful web service that gives you insights into your website or application. What exactly is it and how can it help? I’m going to cover a few things here. If you’re already familiar with the basics, feel free to skip through: What is Google Analytics? (Overview) Okay, so where do I …