My Writing

Articles and short snippets on a broad spectrum of web- and cloud-related development topics. Practical lessons from real world projects and observations from evaluation of new technology.

  • Generating beautiful Open Graph images with Node.js

    Open graph images provide nice previews when sharing your website. This article explains how to automatically generate open graph images with Node.js and integrate the results into a Gatsby site.

  • How to set up syntax highlighting for Gatsby

    We're analyzing the benefits of build-time solutions compared to run-time syntax highlighting libraries and showcase a list of the best Gatsby plugins for this purpose.

  • What exactly is vanilla JavaScript?

    The term "vanilla JavaScript" has caused some confusion amongst beginners. This post explains the origins of the term "vanilla" and how it relates to computer software and the JavaScript language.