Welcome, from Thomas 👍


Here is where I share my tech, hobbies, and thoughts. You'll find me sharing a lot of frontend tech fun.

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I like to write Tech articles so I can remember what I have learned and others can learn as well.

  • Vercel and Netlify's Convenience Layer: Simplify Your Frontend Workflow

    Improve your web development workflow with Vercel and Netlify's convenience layer, offering a range of features for development, review, deployment, production, and scaling.

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    Vercel and Netlify's Convenience Layer: Simplify Your Frontend Workflow
  • Get the Most Helpful Content in One Place with Sitecore's Migration Advisor

    The Migration Advisor is a tool built by the Sitecore Developer Relations team to help customers migrate to XM Cloud and the rest of the Sitecore Composable DXP.

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    Get the Most Helpful Content in One Place with Sitecore's Migration Advisor
  • Upgrading to Sitecore Headless Services Next.js Version 21.2.*: A Step-by-Step Guide

    Improve your site's performance with Sitecore JSS Next.js version 21.2.*. Read this guide to learn about the changes and benefits of upgrading.

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    Upgrading to Sitecore Headless Services Next.js Version 21.2.*: A Step-by-Step Guide
  • Diving into Web Components with XM Cloud Component Builder

    XM Cloud Components Builder is in early access and is the recommended approach to build components for your XM Cloud apps. Components Builder is a Frontend as a Service (FEaaS) that lets you create visual components in a WYSIWYG editor. Those components you build are Web Components!

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    Diving into Web Components with XM Cloud Component Builder
  • Beyond Vercel: Hosting Alternatives for Next.js

    Looking for hosting alternatives to Vercel for your Next.js app? Explore Netlify, AWS Amplify, & Microsoft Azure Static Web Apps. Find the right hosting solution for your needs

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    Beyond Vercel: Hosting Alternatives for Next.js
  • Next.js App Directory Architecture First Impressions

    Should you migrate to the new Next.js App Directory architecture? Here are my first impressions of the new architecture giving insights on documentation, Server Components vs. Client Components, and package support.

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    Next.js App Directory Architecture First Impressions
  • Client Components and use client in Next.js App Directory

    The distinction between Client Components and Server Components is important in Next.js 13. Learn what use client in Next.js does to your components

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    Client Components and use client in Next.js App Directory
  • What and Why: React Server Components in Next.js 13

    React Server Components have received full support in Next.js App Directory architecture. Learn what React Server Components are and why you should start using them now.

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    What and Why: React Server Components in Next.js 13
  • Adding Authentication to Next.js with NextAuth.js and Okta

    Adding authentication to your Next.js application? This article covers everything auth with Next.js, Okta, and the latest version of NextAuth.js

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    Adding Authentication to Next.js with NextAuth.js and Okta
  • Rendering Options on the Web: Server, Client, Static

    Server Side Rendering (SSR), Client Side Rendering (CSR), and Static Site Generation (SSG) let's talk about the big three rendering options for the web. Descriptions of each, SEO considerations, and go more deeply into performance indicators, and more.

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    Rendering Options on the Web: Server, Client, Static