Henrik Sommerfeld

Tag: NodeJS

Search for Static Website Without External Service

When you have a static website, there are a few things that you usually don’t have out-of-the-box. One such thing is search. You can argue that you don’t need it, but if you want it and your site isn’t that large, I’ll describe how I’ve set it up without an external service. Read →

Asuswrt-Merlin Firmware Update Checker

I have an Asus RT-AC68U router at home. I’ve previously used the build-in update checker together with a notification script that ran on the router itself. Recently I noticed that I hadn’t got any update notifications in a long time, one of the downsides of silent failures. This is my custom code that looks for updates. Read →

Gatsby Source Plugin for Twitter

I was rewriting a WordPress site in Gatsby that had embedded tweets using an embed script (WordPress plugin). The product owner (my wife), required the new site to also show her tweets. I didn’t like the idea of an embed script (that would slow down the site and spy on visitors), so I started to look into Gatsby source plugins. Read →

Create Fake Backend with Node Express

The thing I’m most satisfied with in a long time is the introduction of a fake backend for my team’s frontend development. When you have another system that you depend on and that you have no control over, it’s always worth considering if that system can be replaced with a fake version for development. This is especially valuable when this backend system(s) is highly configurable and can be in a lot of different “states” that you cannot control. Read →

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