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Coding4GaiAmaOpen Source straight from the jungle


This website exposes window.GaiAma accessible via the console. It’s not really anything useful (yet 🤔) but I kinda liked the idea to share some internals/meta data.

Most interesting right now, I think, is the ThemeUI object, containing data from useThemeUI hook, it even let’s you change the color mode via window.GaiAma.ThemeUI.setColorMode() 😁 and perf providing some performance metrics.

By the way, the console is worth a look anyway 😎

I used to define almost all of those via gatsby-browser.js until I came across the SSR hook onRenderBody which lets me predefine window.GaiAma at build time so I don’t have to always

window.GaiAma = {
foo: 'bar',

Now I can just attach whatever data from wherever I want to the already existing object like in the layout file

Now I just spoiled my little easter egg 😅

I think I’ll add more data to it, now that I’m writing about it, why isn’t it already sharing stuff like Gatsby and other dependency versions etc 🧐😅 Couldn’t help myself, so this paragraph is already obsolete 😎.

Uh and if you’ve wondered what that weird mess at the top of gatsby-browser.js is all about, check out babel-plugin-preval by Kent C. Dodds. It’s a nifty little babel plugin which “Pre-evaluate code at build-time” as the the repo description states correctly.

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