The other day, the following tweet was shared by a friend of mine:It put into words something that I’ve been struggling with for a while. As a Project Manager, I am always focused on the practical elements of the work I am doing. However, because Red Badger is a full-service agency, I also act as something more approaching an Agile coach.
Free beer and pizza, developers, and maybe React talks? You’ve come to the right place! This month’s React London Meetup was held at Skillsmatter, CodeNode, which a great place for like minded developers to socialise, share their ideas and see the latest trends in the React community.
React has exploded in the last few years. People are catching on to the technical advantages it brings. Should you consider adopting it? This article aims to relay the benefits of React.JS in plain English.
Great beer, pizza and speakers can only mean one thing, another React London Meetup! This month we had three awesome speakers and the sweltering hot weather that can only be "enjoyed" once or twice a year in London.
This year for Red Badger’s sixth birthday we stayed at Schloss Beesenstedt, a castle 45 minutes from Leipzig in Germany. We had our Company Day, setting the direction of travel for the next 12 months - and then we had a party. It was a magical and stunning setting. It was amazing.
120 international speakers, 3000 participants and more than 900 companies – that’s the Fifteen Seconds Festival. For two days, the city of Graz in Austria was celebrating the digital thought leaders of tomorrow. All this with a special dedication to the topic of innovation.
Last month all the Badgers plus a whole heap of our friends and partners headed off to Leipzig to spend the weekend in a castle. Red Badger is quite well known for throwing pretty fantastic parties (last year we took everyone to a private island) but I think last weekend was our best yet.
Summer is finally (somewhat) here. With it came our July React London meetup where several hundred React enthusiasts traded the heat for pizza, beer and three stellar talks (which you can watch here).
Living in the technical community in Shoreditch, I’m overexposed to web geekery in comparison to those who don’t work in tech but because I don’t code for a living, much of it still passes me by. The questionable grammar – “internet all the things”, deliberate misspelling – “WAT” and the like provides a closed community in which developers speak to each other in shorthand – and those who don't get it, aren't welcome.
The benefits of creative activities have been the focus of several studies over the years proving that engaging in creative activities has multiple benefits to our mental health and physical wellbeing. When these activities take place within a social setting the gains grow substantially, not only on an individual level but also on a collective one.
Well, quite a lot actually. At Red Badger, we’ve ended up with a 48:52 gender split, despite not setting out to build gender equality into the business model.
Another month, another fantastic meetup! This time we were treated to a lesson in combining music with Elm by the exceptional John Watson, and given a whistle stop tour of functional web language design by the phenomenal Bodil Stokke.
When starting our last project, we had long discussions about immutability of our state. Using spread operator or Object.assign in reducers didn’t quite cover our requirements. As crazy as we sometimes are, we decided for various reasons not to use ImmutableJS like most people do – instead, we went with mori.
It’s National Badger Week. I thought I’d take this time to talk a little bit about our namesake, and the qualities that we share (and some that we don’t).
Working with Red Badger on the next generation of ft.com, the Financial Times created “lasting change” to the internal team culture, creating agile ways of working.
I love Docker. I really enjoy all the benefits it brings not only to the developer experience (DX) but also confidence in deployments. Docker, however, is not a silver bullet on it's own. It has brought with it a new set of problems which we would not have come across in more old school methods of application deployment
Today, the competition amongst online retail businesses to gain customers and to keep them happy is fierce. Running a good business requires more than just selling a high-quality product. Customers now demand excellence in their experiences and are less forgiving to issues. When it comes to gaining and retaining happy customers, businesses need to offer products/services that addresses their true needs and adds value to their lives
Life as a software engineer is one of continuous learning. Some people enjoy exploring new technologies and others complain about #jsfatigue. At the end of the day though, we’re all in this together.