I am Ryan Jerue, a Software Engineer working remotely at Reify Health in Charleston, South Carolina. My focus is in creating scalable web systems. I can be contacted by email over ryan at jerue dot org.

About me:

  • Previously worked at Viasat, Charles River Development, NAVSEA, and with the RIPPLES group at my alma mater, the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • Enjoy working with JavaScript, TypeScript, React, React Native, Java, REST, GraphQL, APIs, SQL, MongoDB, and more.
  • I love photography; hiking and camping; cheering on Liverpool, Red Sox, Patriots; and playing soccer.

Blog Posts:

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. ClojureScript has unlocked whole new levels of productivity in JavaScript and React. Particularly, it has shut the door on patterns that are pain points and allowed for new paradigms that JavaScript did not elegantly allow one to express.
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!
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.
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 differently.
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.