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January 20, 2019

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Building Create React App with Azure Devops YAML

Building Create React App with Azure Devops YAML

In 2018 Microsoft re-launched VSTS as Azure Devops with a new UI and a bunch of new features. The best new feature in my opinion is that you can create your build configurations in code using YAML. Visual editors can be great but I prefer to put my build definition directly in my repo and…

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January 12, 2019

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Using multiple YAML build definitions in Azure Devops

Using multiple YAML build definitions in Azure Devops

Azure Devops is the new and improved version of VSTS which now allows you to define your buils with configuration-as-code using YAML instead of the visual editor to create your build pipelines. In fact it is now the default experience and when you create a new Build Pipeline it will create a new PR to…

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March 3, 2018

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React Crypto Stock Compare – Pt. 6: Creating Pages with React Router

React Crypto Stock Compare – Pt. 6: Creating Pages with React Router

This is to part 6 of a multi-part React tutorial that will teach you the basics of React while building a simple app to compare crypto-currency prices to stock prices. You can find the code to work along here and the starting point for this step can be found in the branch using-state-for-api-requests by running…

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March 3, 2018

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React Crypto Stock Compare – Pt. 5: Using state to manage fetching data from an API

React Crypto Stock Compare – Pt. 5: Using state to manage fetching data from an API

This is to part 5 of a multi-part React tutorial that will teach you the basics of React while building a simple app to compare crypto-currency prices to stock prices. You can find the code to work along here and the starting point for this step can be found in the branch using-props by running…

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March 3, 2018

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React Crypto Stock Compare – Pt. 4: Using Props

React Crypto Stock Compare – Pt. 4: Using Props

This is to part 4 of a multi-part React tutorial that will teach you the basics of React while building a simple app to compare crypto-currency prices to stock prices. You can find the code to work along here and the starting point for this step can be found in the branch splitting-components by running…

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March 3, 2018

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React Crypto Stock Compare – Pt. 3: Splitting Components

React Crypto Stock Compare – Pt. 3: Splitting Components

This is to part 3 of a multi-part React tutorial that will teach you the basics of React while building a simple app to compare crypto-currency prices to stock prices. You can find the code to work along here and the starting point for this step can be found in the branch creating-basic-component by running…

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March 3, 2018

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React Crypto Stock Compare – Pt. 2: Creating Components

React Crypto Stock Compare – Pt. 2: Creating Components

This is to part 2 of a multi-part React tutorial that will teach you the basics of React while building a simple app to compare crypto-currency prices to stock prices. You can find the code to work along here and the starting point for this step can be found in the branch start by running…

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March 3, 2018

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React Crypto Stock Compare Pt. 1 – Introduction

React Crypto Stock Compare Pt. 1 – Introduction

Lately, I’ve been guiding a few people through the basics of React.js, both at work and with friends. Doing this I realised there really are only a few fundamentals concepts to learn, but sometimes people have trouble getting their heads around them at first. I thought I’d create a a multi-part tutorial to give anyone…

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