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Getting Started with Gatsby Themes

What is a Gatsby Theme Themes allow you to package up the functionality of any gatsby site in a sharable and extenible way. Themes are NPM installable Gatsby sites - Chris Biscardi Gatsby themes are not just visual paint to a gatsby site or a preset design like a wordpress or hugo theme. Why would…

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Everyday Information Architecture Take Aways

Introduction Everyday Information Architecture , written by Lisa Maria Martin (LMM) , starts off by explaining how constraints make things easier to find. When you are designing how your information is structured in your website, you need constraints to work within. This book breaks down how we…

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Set Up React Router in Rails

Heres the situation: We have a react screen that has been developed using mock data. It's finished, now you need to get it into production. At egghead.io , we are using React on Rails to communicate between Rails and React. I'll be stepping through how to replace an old Rails feature with React…

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Mobx Window Size Store

We will create a store that keeps track of the window size in an application. We will call this store WindowSizeStore . The store will need a screenWindow observable to keep track of the window: Next we will need a setter for screenWindow, this is all basic mobx: We need to check if the window is…

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Using Rails Console To Turn Data Into a CSV

Say you have data in a Rails 4.2.8 postgres 9.6 database that you need to turn into a CSV . Rails makes it super easy to extract data through rails console. First we want to start the console up. rails c Next we want to get all of the objects that we want to operate on. Say that we have a…

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The Power Of Habit

I have been ending this year with quite a bit of reading. The list is: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, Linchpin, Are you Indispensable by Seth Gobin, Do the Work by Steven Pressfield, and So Good They Can't Ignore You by Cal Newport. I just finished The Power of Habit, so I thought I'd write…

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Traveling Throughout Europe

Traveling is amazing. I have been traveling for just over a month now and the more I do it, the more I realize how fortunate and blessed I am to have the opportunity. It is really only possible because of how flexible @eggheadio is with their employees :raised_hands: Things I've done. LA I first…

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