It was a beautiful Saturday morning: the dawn of St. Paddy’s. After encountering an adequate number of cute dogs on a morning walk, noting snow melting in the tentative spring sunshine, and grabbing coffee with a sweet and brilliant friend, I felt inspired to start working on a side project on my brand new Mac! … More Trouble in paradise (The create-react-app edition)
TypeScript, living style guides, and unit tests, oh my! See my blog post, published on Go Ahead Tours’ Tech Blog, to learn how my team at Go Ahead Tours — part of Education First — makes good documentation easy.
On Friday night, after work, I crossed the street to Boston’s Museum of Science, where my cousin, my boyfriend, and I settled into our seats in an auditorium to hear two experts’ takes on artificial intelligence and where it could take us in the coming decades. The discussion, titled Life 3.0., was free and available … More Musings on artificial intelligence at the Museum of Science, Boston
At work last week, the new Async/Await syntax caught my eye, prompting me to point like an eager five-year-old at some new and shiny thing: “Wait, what’s that?!” As far as I’m concerned, a few months ago, all the cool kids were still chaining promises and using “catch” functions to structure their asynchronous API calls … More Async/Await Will Make Your Code Simpler – Patrick Triest
If you’re a ReactJS developer, I highly recommend Ruben’s article, which you can find here. I appreciate Ruben’s insights into how to improve React components’ compliance with the single-responsibility principle, one of the pillars of good object-oriented design. As Ruben points out, passing data down through multiple parent components — in order to give it to … More Avoiding deeply nested component trees – Ruben Oostinga – Medium.com
The past several months have been a whirlwind, so here’s a short list of personal and professional happenings, in no particular order: I passed my 1-year mark as an instructor and developer at Launch Academy, and switched from the virtual team to the on-campus team and back, teaching students from all different backgrounds about web … More A life update
Some of you have heard me talking giddily about virtual reality and augmented reality. For those who are curious about the difference, here’s an interesting article. Essentially, virtual reality aims to provide a fully immersive experience for the user, usually via a headset. Augmented reality enhances or adds elements on top of our own reality, usually … More A foray into virtual reality
I wrote this piece for Launch Academy‘s blog on approaching coding from a non-technical background.