Team norms are the often unspoken rules, values, or behaviors that a team operates under. Every team has team norms. Some teams even document them (recommended if you can nail them down). Whether someone is new to a team or has been there for some time, it's important to learn how to adapt to these norms. Those that don't learn to adapt to these norms will often find frustration or at worst, termination. Those that can adapt to these norms are what I'm going to call a "Team Norms Chameleon".Read more >>
I think it's time for a very nitpicky rant about how to use Slack, specifically the "reaction" feature.Read more >>
tl;dr: If you do anything as it relates to agile, make sure you're doing regular retrospectives...Read more >>
I think it's pretty safe to say at this point that the vast majority of React code bases that need state management are using Redux. One of the things people like about Redux (yours truly included), is the testing story is great. Because reducers don't allow mutating state, you'll get the same result with the same input every time (yay functional paradigms!). But then there's testing actions...Read more >>
Remember when I posted about losing weight a few years ago? Remember when I posted a few disclaimers during that post? I'm feeling pretty good about those disclaimers right now because I was wrong about a lot of the things in that post. The good news is I'm down 55 more lbs and I have learned a lot since then.Read more >>
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