Hey everyone, this tip will probably have a very limited audience, but it was a huge deal for me so I wanted to share it with others in case they run into the same issue. In case you don’t know it, Netlify Dev is a way to run the Netlify Platform locally. Which means features like redirects, functions, and more will work locally.
This post is 100% thanks to my friend Peter Cooper. I couldn’t find any solutions online (or I may have Googled poorly) so I wanted to write this up in case other folks have the same problem. Imagine you have a string of HTML and you want to remove the tags. An easy solution would be something like this:
Sorry folks - it’s been too long since I did one of these “Vue Component” reviews. What can I say, life happens! That being said, I hope these entries are interesting to folks. You can browse the older ones on the tag page and send me suggestions for ones you would like me to review. Today’s example is so simple I almost passed on reviewing it, but I ran into an interesting issue that made me think it was worth my (and your) time.
An incredibly long time ago, OK, way back in 2016, I wrote up an experiment concerning Ionic and the Contacts API wrapper (“Working with Ionic Native - Contact Fixer”). The idea was simple. Given that you have a large set of contacts on your device, what if there was a simple way to add pictures to those contacts without one? And if we’re going to add pictures to contacts, surely the best picture possible would be of a cat, right?
I first wrote about Netlify’s new Functions feature way back in January of this year (“Adding Serverless Functions to Your Netlify Static Site:). Since that time, Netlify has had multiple updates to their platform with the most important (imo) being Netlify Dev. I’m probably being a bit dramatic, but Netlify Dev is an absolute game changer for me when it comes to their platform. I’ll explain how but first let me start off by describing what I wanted to build.