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  1. Article post type

    Generating Frontend API Clients from OpenAPI

    API changes can be a headache in the frontend, but some initial setup can help you develop and adapt to API changes as they come. In this article, we look at one method of using OpenAPI to generate a typesafe and up-to-date frontend API client.

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  2. Winging It post type

    Streamline Your API Development with FastAPI

    Join us for a dynamic exploration of FastAPI, a modern Python framework for API development.

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  3. Stacks of a variety of cardboard and food boxes, some leaning precariously.
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    Setting up Sass pkg: URLs

    A quick guide to using the new Node.js package importer

    Enabling pkg: URLs is quick and straightforward, and simplifies using packages from the node_modules folder.

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    Testing FastAPI Applications

    We explore the useful testing capabilities provided by FastAPI and pytest, and how to leverage them to produce a complete and reliable test suite for your application.

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  5. A dark vintage accessory store lit by lamps and bare bulbs, with bags, jewelry, sunglasses and a bowler hat on the wooden shelves and carved table.
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    Proxy is what’s in store

    You may not need anything more

    When adding interactivity to a web app, it can be tempting to reach for a framework to manage state. But sometimes, all you need is a Proxy.

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2023

  1. 12 Days of Web
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    CSS @scope

    Keep selector conflicts to a minimum

    The new @scope rule is here! It’s a better way to keep our component styles contained – without relying on third-party tools or extreme naming conventions.

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  2. Winging It post type

    Align Designers and Developers with OOUX

    An object map is a place to document information about objects in your digital system, keeping everyone involved on the same page. During our conversation, we walk through examples and discuss the benefits of using object maps.

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  3. Fragment from a 13th century alchemical manuscript with a red and green oroboros serpent biting it's own tail, and seeming to give us side-eye
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    HTML Web Components are Just JavaScript?

    I’m still getting used to this

    There’s been a recent flurry of articles about web components, with advice on how to shape them as extensions of HTML. I decided to dig in, and see how these ‘HTML web components’ could become a part of my own workflow. Despite a few rough edges, I’m excited to see…

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  4. Shop Talk Show Podcast
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    Cascade Layers, CSS Functions, and More

    I drop by the show to talk about CSS updates and news on container queries, rolling out cascade layers, !important things to remember, custom properties, exit animations, CSS functions, state queries, and more.

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    How to Design More Intuitive Websites & Apps

    Do you want to make your website or web app more intuitive for the people who visit? If so, I’d like to introduce you to the world of Object-Oriented UX. As a UX designer at OddBird, using OOUX strategies to identify and avoid unintuitive objects has been key to our design process. A warning, though, before you continue: once you start seeing unintuitive objects, you won’t be able to unsee them!

  6. Pen and notebook with a sketch of a website interface
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    When to Choose a Progressive Web App

    Part 3 – Responsive Web App vs Native Mobile App vs Progressive Web App

    If you’re weighing the performance optimization and device integration opportunities of a native mobile app against the broad reach and lower cost of a responsive web app – and can’t decide which is a higher priority for your digital product – don’t despair. A progressive web app may be just…

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  7. Winging It post type

    Intuitive Web Design with OOUX

    During our conversation we look at 3 examples of unintuitive web design, and learn how to create websites and apps that are more intuitive using object-oriented user experience (OOUX) design strategies.

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  8. Article post type

    SQLAlchemy for Django Developers

    SQLAlchemy is a Python library for interacting with relational databases. It is a popular alternative to Django’s ORM used by frameworks such as FastAPI. In this article we will help curious Django developers write their first queries with SQLAlchemy, and highlight key differences.

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    FastAPI Path Operations for Django Developers

    FastAPI path operations are the equivalent of Django views. In this article we explore the differences, advantages, and gotchas of using them from the perspective of a Django developer.

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    Demystifying CSS Container Queries

    CSS Container Queries promise even more powerful styling approaches, but… what the heck are they? How do they actually work? Miriam joined Jason to teach and explore Container Queries in live code.

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