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Meeting GraphQL at a Cocktail Mixer

GraphQL and REST are two specifications used when building APIs for websites to use. REST defines a series of unique identifiers (URLs) that applications use to request and send data. GraphQL defines a query language that allows client applications to specify precisely the data they need from a single endpoint. They are related technologies and used for largely the same things (in fact, they can and often do co-exist), but they are also very different.

That’s a little dry, eh? … Read article

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Using Scoped Slots in Vue.js to Abstract Functionality

Let’s start with a short introduction to Vue.js slots concept. Slots are useful when you want to inject content in a specific place of a component. Those specific places that you can define are called slots.

For example, you want to create a wrapper component that is styled in a specific way but you want to be able to pass any content to be rendered inside that wrapper (it might be a string, a computed value, or even another … Read article

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How To Build a Word Counter App

We have all written essays during our school days. There was always a minimum word count - 250, 500 words - that we needed to meet before submitting. Before I had a computer at home I used to count words manually. Once my parents got me one, discovering Microsoft Word was like magic. I didn't know programming then, so I was amazed at everything that MS Word did.

One of the features that I really liked was called "Word Count". … Read article