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Kyle Cook

The official Web Dev Simplified blog by Kyle Cook.

Short and simple articles on web development.

The Forgotten React Renderer - React Portal

December 16, 2019

React portal lets components be rendered outside their parent component which is incredibly useful in specific scenarios explained in depth in this article.

How To Use And Write Express Middleware

December 09, 2019

Middleware in Express is one of the easiest ways to create DRY and well written code which is why it is crucial to know how to use and write good middleware.

Local State Is The Best State

December 02, 2019

Storing state in React is difficult to do right, but by storing state as locally as possible it can be a lot easier.

How To Learn Any Topic Fast

November 18, 2019

A simple step by step guide on how to learn any new technology or topic quickly and efficiently.

What Is Short Circuiting?

October 07, 2019

A detailed breakdown of what short circuiting is, how it works, and why it is important.