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25 Aug 2021 Event

Building with Next.js | Cassidy Williams and Salma Alam-Naylor | Architecting with Next.js 2021

11 Aug 2021 Blog post

What is an API?

If you’ve read the Contentful docs, you’ll have seen that we provide a REST API and a GraphQL API to access and manage your content. But what is an API?

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4 Aug 2021 Blog post

A Next.js complete beginner tutorial using the Spotify API

In this video I'm joined by Ebonie — web developer, Metal DJ and Twitch streamer — where we set up a new project in Next.js to curate music recommendations using the Spotify API.

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3 Aug 2021 YouTube

Next.js + Spotify API beginner tutorial

In this video I'm joined by Ebonie — web developer, Metal DJ and Twitch streamer — where we set up a new project in Next.js to curate music recommendations using the Spotify API.

This video goes in-depth on the structure of a Next.js application, with some tips and tricks on how to make your project more accessible and improve the developer experience.

11 Jul 2021 Blog post

How to avoid using relative path imports in Next.js

Say goodbye to ../../../../really/long/and/silly/paths/to/components in your Next.js application and define absolute imports with a jsconfig.json file.

A code example of a Next.js jsconfig.json file, showing how to define absolute paths in your files.
8 Jul 2021 Blog post

How I set up my new Next.js projects with a handy bash script

After I create a new Next.js application with npx create-next-app, I run this bash script to prepare my app for development — just the way I like it. And then I tell myself to have a nice day! Give it a try!

A screenshot of the reset-next.sh gist in GitHub.
1 Jul 2021 Blog post

How to add Algolia InstantSearch to your Next.js application

By the time I had written 15 blog articles on my website, it was getting a little tricky to find what I was looking for in a hurry! So I set out to implement search functionality on my blog.

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23 Jun 2021 Event

How to prevent the collapse of society by building an accessible web @ JS Monthly London

22 Jun 2021 Published a talk

How to prevent the collapse of society by building an accessible web

It’s 2031. Society, as we knew it in 2021, has officially collapsed. Broken hardware and a very slow internet connection are all we have left. Accessibility on the web is now paramount to the survival of the human race. But how do you ensure your website is accessible amidst a raging apocalypse?

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14 Jun 2021 Blog post

How to filter entries by linked references in GraphQL

Do you want to filter your blog posts by linked topics such as “javascript” or “tutorial” via GraphQL? Check out this quick guide that shows you how to get the data you need using the linkedFrom field in your query — it’s pretty nice!

Illustration of a GraphQL logo with menu options to the right of it.