The Road to learn React

I recenlty purchased a cracking book to help me learn the joys of React. I am happy to say it’s been a hugely enjoyable experience. The book, unlike others I’ve read, has a central project which you take from the start right through the book. Each chapter offers further reading or examples to look at …

Healthy progress

As part of the learning path towards Cloud Developer certification, I’ve decided to invest in React as my chosen UI/UX Framework. The firm I work for has a great deal of projects using it and there is a clear cross over from my previous experience in AngularJS / Angular. I’m really happy with the work …

New Challenge

As part of my personal development, through work, I’m going to try and gain some professional certification in the Cloud environment. We have a corporate account with those wizards at Cloud Academy, so my first target will be to get AWS Developer certified. We have a couple of different learning paths in work, which I’m …

Mac and Me

So after many MANY years of mocking and undermining them, I am now the proud user of a MacBook Pro, for my sins. As the UX Architect/Engineer for my team I am tasked with a multitude of design related duties. Wireframes, site maps, mockups etc. The weapon of choice for the firm is the MBP …

UX Testing

So part of my new role at work is to try and improve the User Experience on one of the companies many (internal) sites. The site in question has recently had a refresh and my initial involvement was to help port content from the previous design into the latest. During this I made some observations …

Reacting well

I was recently tasked with building a ‘dashboard’, something else to learn. So I hit my pluralsight tutorials and filled up on coffee. I also decided to take the plunge into the React world, as this is in vogue at the moment. Must say I am pleasantly surprised at how much I was able to …

Head in the clouds

So I came back from holidays and started in a new team. In the same firm, building and floor – but different team, now I’m doing UI Engineer for Automation. Team are awesome but it’s straight into the work and getting up to speed. Wouldn’t have it any other way.

Agile ceremonies

Trying to be more disciplined at work with our agile ceremonies.  They’re an important element to use to help bridge some of the knowledge gaps in our team and the general concensus is that we’re doing well as a group. Our working practices are improving steadily, with tickets getting created per job, sized and now …

Sum of all it’s parts

After a smattering of frustrations and head scratching I’ve gotten to grips with Angular components and all of it’s joys. Placing validation into services, putting components across a number of views, with controllers passing different parameters to elements – it’s been emotional. Now to get the whole thing surrounded by Karma tests and thrown into …

AngularJS Training

Began my AngularJS training today and I’m surprised at how much I had already learned myself. Whether it’s from the countless hours in front of Pluralsight videos or the even more hours in front of project code – I’m mildly chuffed to say the least. It has exposed, however, the lack of JS skills I …

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