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Day One: Create-React-App with Mocha and Enzyme – with No NPM Eject!

September 6, 2017
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There is a saying. Job hunting is a full time job. God, were they correct. I have been splitting my time between reading postings, researching companies, applying jobs, updating job site portfolios, interview prep, code testing (recently did a React app in 5 days), networking in-person and online, helping out at startup Sponsorlane, and still … Continue reading “Day One: Create-React-App with Mocha and Enzyme – with No NPM Eject!”


Solve node-gyp compatibility issues in npm install

August 31, 2017
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I had to reinstall a project built in Keystone.js – a JavaScript CMS – lately, and I encountered some compatibility issues that I encountered before. I totally forgot about it, and took me a while to realize it was the same issues I encountered before. Mainly, the issue was node-gyp. Node-gyp is a command-line tool … Continue reading “Solve node-gyp compatibility issues in npm install”


Doing React in 14 Hours: Hacking For Humanity 2017

July 13, 2017
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“Damn, those kids are smarter than me!” I whispered to Jessica, who laughed and playfully slapped me in the arm. We watched in awe as the kids – middle schooler going to high school – talked about wanting to build their app in Java and the algorithm involved (“I didn’t know computer existed when I … Continue reading “Doing React in 14 Hours: Hacking For Humanity 2017”


HackGen: My Experience at 2017 AngelHack

May 11, 2017
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I managed to snatch a free ticket for the 2017 AngelHack, so I was off to another hackathon! My team and I created HackGen, which grabs DevPost data and displays winning hackathon idea randomly, often resulting in quite hilarious results. Seriously, my team spent a good portion of time after code freeze in laughter. Some … Continue reading “HackGen: My Experience at 2017 AngelHack”


Lego, Fistfight, GraphQL, & Observable – React in Silicon Valley

April 26, 2017
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Real World React had its first Silicon Valley meetup. As a React newbie who enjoys the Silicon Valley cities, naturally I attended! Held at Atlassian, this is the Meetup “GraphQL with REST APIs | RxJS & Redux-Observable“. We started off with the Lightning Talks, and the first one up is Joshua Nelson from Atlassian. His … Continue reading “Lego, Fistfight, GraphQL, & Observable – React in Silicon Valley”