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.
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An evening of testing workflows and dynamically built forms awaited visitors to Code Node last Wednesday when the London React Meetup was once again in town. Tom Duncalf kicked things off by describing what he has found to be effective unit and integration testing strategies for React applications.
In March 2016, as a part my annual training budget - a perk that every badger gets - I had the opportunity to go all the way to the Fluent Conf, which was in sunny San Francisco. You can read the best bits from the conference in Alex's blog.
I recently returned from React Europe 2015 where Facebook released GraphQL, it's been in production use at Facebook for several years. In a nutshell, a GraphQL API opposes REST and add-hoc endpoints, it allows a client to efficiently get all the data it needs in one network request, and it allows a developer to concisely and declaratively express their apps data requirements.
I should have written this post a while ago because something I love is not getting the traction it deserves and writing this earlier may have helped in some small way to change that.
There’s something built into us that drives us to automate everything. Every manual thing we don’t have to do frees us up to do something more exciting and useful.