Been a busy, productive week over here at CloseBrace HQ (aka: my house). Upon returning from NYC, I found myself having cut into my tutorial buffer; I'd been three ahead, but was now only one ahead, with Tuesday looming. I'd wanted to do some recording in NYC, but was unable to do so due to, well, a dumb mistake on my part … I brought my recording gear, but failed to transfer the Adobe Premiere template files I've created to my Mac, which would've meant recreating all of the graphics, sounds, etc. that go with the videos, which didn't seem a good use of my time.
Here are this week's posted tutorials: Five Minute React 31 - React Routing, in which we get client-side routing running in our React app, and Five Minute React 32 - Fixing Webpack, in which we not only fix a bug that tutorial 31 introduced with hot-reloading, but revamp the whole system a bit to be better and easier (including no longer requiring a second server to run).
Also on Tuesday, I had an excellent phone call with my former CEO from my GameSpy Industries days. He grilled me on my plans for CloseBrace, my vision, my business strategy, and several other areas. Deciding on the answers to many of his questions will help shape the coming six months or year's worth of strategy for the site.
As I said, it's been a productive week. Next week will bring tutorials on DRYing (Don't Repeat Yourself) our code a bit, and getting Bootstrap up and running with Webpack. Soon we'll be diving into writing a login page and its associated API endpoints, and wiring them together.
That's it for this week. Have a great weekend!
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