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code-for-a-living February 18, 2020

Trying to find your first dev job? Here’s what employers are actually looking for.

Interview processes run the gamut from a few conversations, to hours of writing code on a whiteboard, to evaluative social events with the team. It can all seem very mysterious and nerve-wracking from the outside. But here’s the big secret: No matter what kind of process you step into, the hiring team, really, is only trying to figure out three things.
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code-for-a-living February 3, 2020

Does your web app need a front-end framework?

You’ve likely heard about front-end frameworks. Names like React, Vue, and Angular abound in tutorials and Hacker News debates. If you’ve wondered why and when these frameworks are used and whether it’s time you implement one in your project, you’re not alone. A few years ago, while working on a side project, Hackterms, my own…
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code-for-a-living January 30, 2020

Micro-interactions with react-spring: Part 3

In the first post in this series, we examined the basics of micro-interactions: what are they, why should you use them, how you build them. In the second post, we built two animated menus. In this tutorial, we’ll build two fun animations: a modal and an image gallery. Modal: Image Gallery: Building an animated modal…
code-for-a-living January 20, 2020

What is Rust and why is it so popular?

Rust has been Stack Overflow's most loved language for four years in a row, indicating that many of those who have had the opportunity to use Rust have fallen in love with it. However, the roughly 97% of survey respondents who haven't used Rust may wonder, "What's the deal with Rust?"