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Alpine.js

How to Watch Alpine Stores for Changes

One of Spruce's more powerful features was Spruce.watch. With the introduction of Alpine.store, let's take a look at how we can watch our store properties for changes too.

Alpine 3.x Tips and Tricks

Here are a few tips and tricks that you can use in your Alpine 3.x components.

Build a Remaining Character Count Component with Alpine.js

Learn how to build a remaining character counter in Alpine.js using only a few lines of code.

Writing Reusable Alpine Components

Reusability is important when it comes to scaling projects and future-proofing the maintainability of a project. Let's take a look at how you can write more re-usable components in Alpine.

Creating Custom Magic Variables in Alpine.js

We all come across tasks that are repetitive and probably struggle to find ways of making them more re-usable in our Alpine components. Since v2.5 we can register custom magic variables that can help us out with that.

Replicating `$.slideToggle` with Tailwind CSS & Alpine.js

One of jQuery's most powerful and popular features is the slide helpers and lots of people would like to replicate these in Alpine, so let's take a look at how we can do just that.

Directive precedence in Alpine

Lots of people get caught out by the fact that Alpine evaluates each directive in a particular order. Let's look at the order it uses,

Hiding elements until Alpine loads with `x-cloak`

x-cloak can be used to hide elements until Alpine has initialised all components and has control of them.

Maintainable Alpine Components

Writing maintainable code is an important part of any software project. Let's take a look at some ways you can make your Alpine components more maintainable.

An Alternative Approach to Computed Properties in Alpine.js

I previously wrote about using functions as computed properties in Alpine, but what if there was a better way?

Anonymous Alpine Components

One of Alpine's main selling points is that it provides most of the reactive goodies that Vue and React do at a much lower cost. What if you don't need reactivity for your site? Well, Alpine can definitely still fit into your stack!

Pseudo Computed Properties in Alpine

One feature that I love in Vue is computed properties. You access them in the same way as normal data properties, but you can dynamically generate the value. Let's take a look at how we can do this in Alpine.

What is Alpine.js?

A brief look at the new Vue-inspired JavaScript framework, with no virtual DOM.