Virtual reality with React: Moving from React VR to React 360

Recently, I built a virtual reality application called Find Your Zen — originally built in React VR, now ported over to React 360 — which allows the user to choose his or her immersive meditation environment, each of which comes with its own mantra inspired by the show “The Good Place”. If you want an … More Virtual reality with React: Moving from React VR to React 360

Facebook’s new Oculus Go increases access to high-quality VR

Imagine finding yourself at the top of a thrilling roller coaster, traveling through a vein in the human body, or being transported to the bustle of a faraway city — all without leaving your room. With Facebook’s new Oculus Go, I was able to treat my mother to a gondola ride through Venice on Mother’s … More Facebook’s new Oculus Go increases access to high-quality VR

Recompose with React VR

Functional programming is a hot topic in React development these days, and for good reason. At work, when I began using Recompose, “a React utility belt for function components and higher-order components” created by Andrew Clark, I liked the way Recompose instantly transformed the way I coded — and thought about coding — in React. … More Recompose with React VR

Trouble in paradise (The create-react-app edition)

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)

Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change

In 2015, Ellen Pao, co-founder of Project Include and the former CEO of Reddit, sued her former employer, a venture capital firm named Kleiner Perkins, for discriminating against her on the basis of her gender.┬áDuring the process, she experienced incredibly negative personal attacks on her character, her spouse, and her family life. Her book, Reset: … More Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change

Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from the Missiles to the Moon to Mars

Back in September, the Cassini probe, which had explored Saturn for over a decade, plunged into the planet and sent a farewell signal to Earth before it was torn apart. Around this time, I finished reading Nathalia Holt‘s Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, From Missiles to the Moon to Mars, … More Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from the Missiles to the Moon to Mars

Delicious (and not so delicious) metaphors for Redux

Last month, I attended React Boston 2017, the first-ever React conference in the Boston area. Saturday and Sunday were filled with informative and eye-opening talks about the JavaScript library React — especially its newest iteration, React 16, which offers a lot of cool changes — and Redux. I spent my weekend learning about different opinions … More Delicious (and not so delicious) metaphors for Redux