Using yalc Instead Of npm Or yarn link To Develop React Components
Ever try using npm link with React? While it works for simple examples, more often it will break
when one starts adding hooks into their application. While things like Storybook are great for developing components in
isolation, sometimes it makes sense to locally test components in the application that is consuming them. Lets explore why
npm (and yarn) link is broken, and how we can use yalc to fix it!
Recently, I started a new role as a Software Engineer at Reify Health. Unlike any other role that I have had, a
huge part of our product stack is written in Clojure and ClojureScript. Thankfully, I have spent my last few years
as a JS/TS dev working with React and as a result, have employed and appreciated a very functional style.
Running Android With React Native On Windows Subsystem For Linux
React native is a tool that allows developers to write apps one and render them anywhere: Android, iOS, web, and more.
One does not need a state of the art PC or a mac in order to start learning how to develop things with React Native. While tools such as
expo allow for one to test on any smartphone, one does not need to use that and can develop and test on the same PC.
Learn how to set up a developer environment for React Native on a PC using Windows Subsystem for Linux (aka WSL). As a bonus, WSL subsystem
for Linux is also a fantastic developer environment for more traditional web development work too!
Apps At 22 Thousand Miles Away, Writing For High Latency
In my current role, I have had to write lots of web applications that run over satellite internet.
Satellites in geostationary orbit have roughly a minimum of 500ms of latency. Typically, users notice latency after 120ms.
Despite the challenges that high latency provides, it is still possible to create applications that provide delightful user
experiences. Many of these patterns make sense outside high latency environments too. Here is how one can do it.
Universal Applications vs. Universal Components
I love the web, but I spent a large portion of the last few years woking on
native apps. I had a dream of consolidating two applications onto a single tech
stack. We did it, but I learned a lot of lessons and maybe would do it again
Hello world. I'm back! It's been a long hiatus since I've written anything so
here we go. Welcome to my new website! I wanted to share how I made it. I've
actually gone through a few iterations of this. So I thought I thought it
might be fun to explain how I got here.