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Here are some useful links for you: Colors And Fonts: a curated library for front-end developers and designers RxJS with React Hooks for state management: a beginner-friendly tutorial Barebones AWS Amplify + React + GraphQL App: get started quickly with this tutorial Building a payments system with React and Stripe: this tutorial shows you how to use Stripe in your React.js application React, Redux and JavaScript architecture: a post from 2018 that’s still helpful in understanding the basic concept of Reat.
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Here are some useful links for your pleasure: Stand Up a Node.js Server with NestJS including TypeScript and GraphQL - a tutorial by Aryan J. Robot, a new JavaScript library for finite state machines - a simpler and smaller alternative to x-state 253 of the very best tools and resources for web designers, developers and makers – in a nutshell. You can now generate self-hostable static blogs right from your DEV content via Stackbit - this blog runs on Gatsby.
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Writing Ugly React.js and GraphQL

At the moment, I’m going through Reed Barger’s course Serverless React with AWS Amplify - The Complete Guide. I’m learning a lot about serverless JavaScript/React development with AWS. But wow, does it get ugly. Code duplication, wrangling with the AWS back end, fetching data several times, etc. I don’t have a lot of confidence in AWS Amplify. It makes it relatively easy to create a back-end API with GraphQL. But the documentation is lacking, the AWS web console confusing, and the pricing (after the free trial months) steep.
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How to enable CORS for apollo-server

What Is Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS)? See the MDN Docs: Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) is a mechanism that uses additional HTTP headers to tell a browser to let a web application running at one origin (domain) have permission to access selected resources from a server at a different origin. A web application makes a cross-origin HTTP request when it requests a resource that has a different origin (domain, protocol, and port) than its own origin.
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Great Meetup at Softwerkskammer Ruhr

I was at a wonderful tech meetup on Wednesday. This was one of my first meetups and it was so much fun! The organizer was super nice and approachable. I enjoyed the lecture about REST to GraphQL although I would have liked to gain more insight into the topic. But the talk offered a nice first glance at GraphQL and what’s nice about it. For me, it was wonderful to be able to talk about my passion for functional web development, different frameworks, and technologies with people who work in the industry.
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