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  • Simplify GROQ query with optional fields

    Sunday, May 21, 2023
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    In working with Sanity and GROQ, there might be instances where you need to filter data using an optional field, and want a default value to kick in when null values are returned. For instance, consider an __i18n field added after a significant amount of c...

  • Filtering data within a GROQ query

    Saturday, May 20, 2023
    🕑1 minute read
    When dealing with multiple sets of similar data, it's not uncommon to encounter overlapping filters. Let's say you need to pull up all your articles, then categorize them into two subsets: English and French. You might think you need three separate queries...

  • GROQ webhooks in Sanity

    Saturday, May 6, 2023
    🕑1 minute read
    The webhooks within Sanity CMS offer an amazingly powerful way to send data to 3rd parties when changes to content occur. However, the webhooks often require extra data retrieval to ensure the consuming service has all the necessary information for appropr...

  • Tuple to Object - TypeScript Challenge Explained

    Monday, March 13, 2023
    🕑1 minute read
    My solution to the Tuple to Object TypeScript Challenge as part of my journey to Understanding the TypeScript Challenges. Given an array, transform it into an object type and the key/value must be in the provided array. Solution Loop over the values in ...

  • Readonly - TypeScript Challenge Explained

    Sunday, March 12, 2023
    My solution to the Readonly TypeScript Challenge as part of my journey to Understanding the TypeScript Challenges. Given a type T, the utility should set the readonly keyword for all properties. Solution Explanation { } return an object/record type re...

  • Pick - TypeScript Challenge Explained

    Saturday, March 11, 2023
    🕑1 minute read
    My solution to the Pick TypeScript Challenge as part of my journey to Understanding the TypeScript Challenges. The MyPick generic type is a custom version of the native Pick generic function. Given a type T and a union of keys K, the generic function shou...

  • Uses for the TypeScript ‘as’ assertion

    Thursday, March 9, 2023
    🕑1 minute read
    In TypeScript there is a as assertion. There are two reasons for this annotation. Firstly it's a way to tell TypeScript that a value is of a certain type which differs from what is being inferred, or has already been set. Essentially, it's used to tell Ty...

  • Understanding the TypeScript Challenges

    Wednesday, March 1, 2023
    🕑1 minute read
    TypeScript has a robust set of built-in utility types. There are a number of ways to gain better understanding of TypeScript and recreating these utilities is one if the best ways. To guide this learning track it's a good idea to try and complete TypeScrip...

  • Translation to French

    Sunday, February 5, 2023
    🕑1 minute read
    I'm in the process of translating my website into French. This is the first article on my site that has a sister article in another language. The process of translating my site fits into 3 categories: Updating the UI/UX and URL structures to fit multiple...

  • GPX doodling - a guide

    Wednesday, November 2, 2022
    🕑3 minute read
    Recently I drew a Halloween doodle while I was out for a run. A few people asked me how I did it, so I thought that a guide would be helpful! There are a few steps to getting a good result: Picking the location Planning the doodle Creating the doodle ...