How We Simplified our Tooling Setup for Node.js Projects

tldr; We suffered from JavaScript fatigue and created something like create-react-app for our Node.js projects. By wrapping tools like Babel, ESLint, or Prettier with an additional CLI we can set up and maintain tooling much easier. Earlier this year I heard about a new tool in the JavaScript ecosystem,…

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Running cron jobs on AWS Lambda with Scheduled Events

A look into the minimal set of AWS resources to get scheduled Lambda functions running and how to set things up with Node.js and Serverless. Recently I wanted to create a cron job for a side project but couldn’t because I didn’t have a server that I…

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Flex Like a Pro: Introduction to CSS Flexbox

If you ever wrote CSS to align and position elements you probably ran into some issues, which is totally normal because it wasn't always easy. At blogfoster, we often found ourselves writing weird hacks like adding unnecessary containers, using floats in too many places and having absolutely positioned children in…

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