I was recently writing unit tests for a project and I wanted to test whether a function in one class had been called by a parent class. Sounds simple right? I found it a bit trickier than anticipated so wanted to share my learnings.
I came across a community group who had been managing a Google sheet to detail data about which local businesses are delivering during the Coronavirus crisis. I used this sheet as a backend for an API I built using Lambda and API Gateway.
I'm a big fan of Vue.js and Vuex for state management. Combine this with Nuxt and you can generate a static version of your Vue application and give your users a speedy site served from HTML files. I cover this and how you might approach making the content of your static site dynamic using Netlify webhooks and Contentful as a CMS.
One of things that irks me about the usability of shopping online is the inconsistent checkout experience between different merchants. Do I really need to enter the same delivery/billing address, card number, CVC code etc. into every websites specific form? Payment Request API to the rescue.
Advancing my knowledge around the topic of accessibility has been something I've been doing a lot recently. With this knowledge came the realisation that previous web applications I'd worked on could do with some improvements in this field. There are a few quick wins which could fundamentally improve the accessibility of your web application post-build.