MERN Stack vs Laravel - From a Developer's perspective

I’ve personally used both Laravel and MERN stack, and still have ongoing projects with both. There are many things to consider before choosing a stack to work with. For me, it boils down to the following 2 things. Do I need SEO for this project? If yes then Laravel is more favorable over MERN stack. Do I need WebSockets for some “live” functionality? then Node’s the obvious winner. Now don’t get me wrong, Laravel can do live stuff (called broadcasting) and MERN stack can be optimized for search engines, but is it recommended?...

February 15, 2020 · 6 min

Deploying Headless Puppeteer - Things to Take Care Of

Do you love Web Automation? Well, if you do, you must be familiar with Puppeteer. My encounter with Puppeteer So recently I got a project which required data from social media giants like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and many more. Now some of these were easy to scrape, but some like Facebook and Linkedin were relatively harder, Linkedin especially. For Facebook, I only needed to scroll to the bottom, load more posts and grab the data....

February 15, 2020 · 2 min

How to Find the Best SMS API Providers For Your Business in 2020

SMS, for one reason or another, is still a major player. Emails and modern messengers have beaten the limits of old SMS, but for business and many consumers, it’s still useful. How can an API provider help you reach customers via SMS? Look at this image which explains the basic process. List of Best SMS API Providers But, before we get started, what are your requirements? Do you want to only send messages or receive too?...

February 2, 2020 · 3 min

React Social Login Tutorial: Google, Facebook & Twitter OAuth2

All social media giants like Facebook, Google and Twitter have tons of user data. It’s convenient for users to just ‘Continue with Google’ rather than entering all their details. It’s also great for developers because we don’t have to do the weird “email verification” thing. How do we implement the “Social Logins” feature in react? Well, that’s what this article is all about. I just want to let you know that this tutorial is for React (frontend) only....

January 24, 2020 · 5 min

Axios vs Fetch - What to use in 2020?

It’s 2020 and fetch has come a long way. Axios is still recommended, and for good reasons. There are many reasons to call Axios the obvious winner when it comes to business. Fetch API is also improving everyday, but it still lacks some awesome features. Here is an overview of what this article is going to be about. Axios vs Fetch We’ll be comparing both Axios and Fetch in an interesting way....

January 23, 2020 · 2 min

How to Setup Https on Express Server Using Letsencrypt

Not having SSL these days just won’t do. After deploying my personal website, I couldn’t help but notice that Chrome and Safari were showing ’not secure’ in the address bar. Setting up SSL is quite easy on cPanels and many hosting providers provide free SSL options. It’s really just a couple of clicks and some wait time before you are ready to go. But, since we are working with Node and Express, things will be done differently....

January 23, 2020 · 3 min