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Charles Crete

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Cloud Run + Cloud Build for Monorepos

June 24, 2019

Cloud Run is a "serverless container compute platform" running on Google Cloud. It is a surprisingly good product, even in it's beta stage.

Today, we'll be setting up Cloud Run and Cloud Build to run inside a monorepo with a Node.js back-end (as an API), with a Next.js front-end. We will deploy each package (server, web) as an individual Cloud Run…


Beta Lister Release

June 19, 2019

Today I'm releasing an Android app, Beta Lister, which lists all available beta versions of installed applications.

It's a simple utility app that can be downloaded on the Google Play Store right now. It’s free and easy to use: Simply launch Beta Lister to display a list of your apps and their beta status. You can click on an app to view its…


Hello World!

February 17, 2019

I've recreated my personal website with Gatsby. It's been a great experience so far.

I've gone the way of using no external dependencies except for Emotion, a CSS-in-JS library with support for Gastby.

This allows the site to be pre-rendered statically, making loading times very fast, especially behind a CDN like Netlify. In addition, JS is…