Validating Props easily with React PropTypes

React PropTypes are a good way to help you catching bugs by validating data types of values passed through props. They also offer possibilities to flag props as mandatory or set default values. They provide a great benefit with little effort. 

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A developer’s way into modern web development

I developed enterprise software (.NET) for about six years, when I started to dive into web development. Today I’m going to tell you about the journey, what I could have done better, and what I plan for the future.

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How to create responsive UI with styled-components

There are several approaches on creating responsive web apps with ReactJS. Apart from using whole frameworks like Bootstrap, I wanted to create a responsive grid view with styled-components, which was amazingly painless.

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Connecting my app to the HackerNews Firebase API

In my last article, I showed how I built a HackerNews feed with React and styled-components. In the meantime I could connect this little news feed to the official HackerNews Firebase API. Like the last time, I will show you how I did it and what I experienced while doing so.

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How to build a simple HackerNews feed with styled-components

Some weeks ago I stumbled over an impressive new library called styled-components. It does not only enable you to write actual CSS in your JavaScript but also binds the styles automatically to ReactJS components. Learn more about this at their official docs and this video.

Being inspired by a blog post from Dave Ceddia about learning while copying existing products, I came up with the idea of building a small story feed for the HackerNews page while trying out styled-components.

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