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Using Grommet In React Applications

by Fortune Ikechi

In this tutorial, we’re going to learn how to use Grommet as a UI library for React applications. We’ll use Grommet as a UI library of choice to create a pricing component, this would help us have a better understanding of how to use Grommet.

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Integrating A Dialogflow Agent Into A React Application

by Nwani Victory

When it comes to building a conversational chat assistant that could be used at a small or enterprise level, Dialogflow would most likely be one of the first options that would show up in your search list. But apart from its console that is provided to design and manage an Agent, how can we create a chat assistant that can be used within our built web applications, too?

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How To Make More Money Selling Shopify Apps In 2021

by Suzanne Scacca

Developing a Shopify app and being able to sell it are two different things. While you might be a very skilled app developer, that’s not always enough for Shopify merchants to decide to install a newly released and unreviewed app on their sites. If you want to give merchants a reason to install and use your Shopify app, there are four things you need to do.

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