About the Author
Lou Mauget

Lou Mauget

Known as Ed Mauget in civilian life. Lou is a name imposed by IBM in 1966. Newly infatuated with Microservices Architecture. In 2015 I coded MockOla, a wire-framing tool for Keyhole Software. Have coded in Java since it was conceived. Also worked with C/C++. Current interests include microservices, Docker, Node JS, NoSQL databases, functional programming, single-page web applications ... any new software languages/frameworks.

Cancel a React Modal with Escape Key or External Click

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Web application users are accustomed to canceling a popup (aka dialog or modal) by pressing the escape key, and many modals can even cancel if the user clicks outside it. How does a React developer code that without a plumbing mess between the modal and every visible component beneath it? How do you cancel a React modal with an escape key or external click?

I’m glad you asked because I have an answer. In this blog, I’ll show a pair of easy-to-use custom React hooks that simplify the task.

Kubernetes on Raspberry Pi

Kubernetes on Raspberry Pi

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Kubernetes, or k8s, is an important container orchestration platform. In this blog, I’ll describe creating a workable Kubernetes cluster implemented on a stack of four Raspberry Pi boards. In the end, I’ll have provided an outline of how I created it and I’ll show how to replicate a stateless app across Kubernetes pods running on the nodes — the Pi boards.

Apple Silicon for Dev

Apple Silicon for Development

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In June, Apple announced a two-year transition from Intel to Apple Silicon for the iMac and MacBook line. I knew Apple had lost their mind. But, before Christmas, I owned my very own chunk of Apple Silicon living in an attractive milled-aluminum case.

In this article, I’ll discuss the Apple M1 silicon-on-a-chip (SoC) used as a software development computer. I’ll cover installation, and I’ll also talk through running apps that support development on my M1.

Create a modal with styled components

Cook Your Own Modal with Styled Components

Lou Mauget Development Technologies, JavaScript, React, Tutorial Leave a Comment

I created several JavaScript modal dialogs – I always extend a framework modal instead of scratch-coding my own. I thought I knew the things a framework needs to implement in order to present a modal but did I? There was only one way to find out: cook my own JS browser modal, and that is exactly what we’ll do in this post.

In this blog, I’ll cover a short approach to hand-coding your own modal with Styled Components. You can find the entire project on GitHub.