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
Recently, I published a post introducing Recompose — a utility belt for React — in a React VR meditation app called Find Your Zen. You can find the original post here. It covers some awesome aspects of Recompose and functional programming in general. We wound up with a refactored application, but as with all programming … More Recompose with React VR, Pt. 2
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
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.
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