Hasty Treat - New Level Up Tutorials Site


In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about the new Level Up Tutorials website — some of the new tech powering the site, behind-the-scenes decisions, previous iterations, and more!

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Show Notes

02:55 - Previous iterations

05:30 - Big choices

  • No Babel up and down the stack
  • UI
    • Mostly unchanged — React + Styled Components + SCSS
      • Moving more to SCSS, CSS vars
      • Build and dev done via Snowpack
        • 50ms hot reloadin’
        • Mega fast development workflow has been a huge plus
        • Errors in the UI via Snowpack
        • Wrote a custom GraphQL importer plugin
  • API
  • Codegen
    • GraphQL code gen to create everything we need for a fully typed codebase
    • Auto-generated React Hooks
  • Hosting
  • CLI
    • Custom avalanche CLI that removes the guesswork and makes bulk operations easy
  • Caddy server for easy leveluptutorials.dev in local environments
  • Testing
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