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I must speak and teach until I hear 10 people say, "That thing you taught me? I used it! And it saved me time!"

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Responsive, accessible navigation 2: 11ty

08 Feb 2021 🔖 jamstack web development 💬 EN

First things first: I need some data items to be in the menu. And I need some templating to turn it into basic blocks of HTML. Let’s make a little 11ty SSG project.

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Responsive, accessible navigation 1: Intro

08 Feb 2021 🔖 jamstack web development 💬 EN

I have a “dream nav bar” in mind, but building it is another issue. Follow me on a journey through building a minimalistic, accessible, responsive 2-level top-of-site navigation menu.

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Insert, update, and delete from a database to Salesforce

05 Feb 2021 🔖 architecture databases integration sql salesforce tips tutorials 💬 EN

Oracle User Group meetups attract some great DBAs and database developers. With their permission, I’d like to share a slick little Extract, Transform, Load (“ETL”) data integration pattern that DBA Ken Frank introduced to me, developed with Sidi Mohamed Cheikh Ahmed and Sue Kolles. It does a single-direction sync from Oracle into Salesforce, making sure that inserts, updates, and deletes are all propagated.

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5 things you need to know about Jekyll vs. 11ty Liquid includes

29 Jan 2021 🔖 jamstack web development 💬 EN

Thinking about migrating from, say, GitHub Pages-flavored Jekyll to a newer SSG? Eleventy is probably your closest bet, because it allows you to stick to the Liquid templating language you know and love. But the heart of a well-componentized site generation model, includes, works a little differently between Jekyll and 11ty.

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APIs are for admins: texting your colleagues with Salesforce Flow (Cactusforce 2021)

15 Jan 2021 🔖 api salesforce flow integration architecture 💬 EN

Thanks for coming to Salesforce MVP Narender Singh’s and my 6-minute lightning demo “APIs are for admins: texting your colleagues with Salesforce Flow” at Cactusforce 2021

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The first JavaScript I ever wrote

08 Jan 2021 🔖 jamstack web development 💬 EN

I dismiss my JavaScript skills all the time because it’s not my primary practice, but I was awfully proud of the first program I ever wrote, in late 2011. Would you like to see it?

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Clean up old node_modules in Windows 10

05 Jan 2021 🔖 tips 💬 EN

Deleting old node_modules folders is the new defragging.

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How to use Jekyll SSG with Headless CMS

02 Jan 2021 🔖 architecture jamstack tips web development 💬 EN

Architecturally, getting API-based headless CMS to work with the Jekyll SSG is a bit nuanced.

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How to break (and rebuild) the Jamstack

26 Dec 2020 🔖 jamstack tips web development minimum viable build 💬 EN

How do I make the codebases behind my minimum viable build tutorials?

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Hello World on Netlify Functions, Cloudflare Workers, & Vercel Functions

09 Dec 2020 🔖 jamstack tips web development minimum viable build 💬 EN

Here’s my code for a quick “hello world” serverless function on Netlify Functions, Cloudflare Workers, and Vercel Functions. Here, a “serverless function” is a URL on the web that responds to HTTPs requests, doing some computation in the background before deciding exactly what the response should be, but for which I don’t have to write a lot of code about how the underlying web server works.

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