Creating my new website.
Updating my website was in my to-do list a long time already, when I finally got a bit of time to do it, I thought “Why not use some modern stack like React, Next.JS and integrate it with Now.sh Serverless Deployments?”.
Would be a great opportunity to showcase the skills I got after working in a few Web Apps projects and here we are; besides that, I made my portfolio open source and everybody may check the code at GitHub.
I also wanted to make it fully tested using Jest and document all the components available in a style guide – those were nice-to-have but in the end, I just added this to project’s requirements.
The solution stack.
The project is composed by a simple API to fetch projects, sitemap generator and the website itself.
Using Now.sh Serverless deployment every page and function becomes a lambda function, which cost way less than keeping a server instance while keeping performance and scability up.
The sitemap and API is powered by Node.JS - while the front-end is powered by Next.js.
Tests with Jest
Jest was used to test the components and keep everything under control. Since I do not update the website too much, it's easier to avoid bugs keeping the tests up-to-date.
All green, all good! <3