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Dropping Webpack for Vite Part 2
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My previous post walked through my progress with swapping Webapck for Vite using the Middleman external pipeline. I was able to quickly see great performance improvements, reduced dev server and build times and a decent drop in the number of JavaScript dependencies. But there were still some issues and I knew I could improve things. Especially after I discovered Vite Ruby.

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Automated build process for my JavaScript documentation website
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My last blog post demonstrated how to build a JavaScript documentation website using JSDoc and have it deployed on Netlify. The process was a bit manual though so in this post I improve upon the solution by automating the build using a GitHub Action to ensure my documentation website is never out of sync with the documentation in my code base.

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Building a JavaScript documentation website
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I think code documentation works best when it lives side by side with the code it is documenting rather than being written in a separate document. When it's separate, it becomes easy for documentation to become stale. Out of sight, out of mind!

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Jest tests for Netlify Functions
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Have you struggled to figure out a good way to test your Netlify Functions? As you start to make more use of functions, you really need to have good unit tests in place for peace of mind during production deploys.

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Simple build step for Netlify Functions
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Netlify Functions are a fantastic way to extend the capabilities of a static site and enable you to easily build scalable and dynamic applications.

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