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Taking Care of New Developers – 10 Tips to Become a Better Boss

Posted on March 19th, 2019.

Based on HackerRank research, the second biggest problem of CTOs and Hiring Managers is to evaluate newly hired candidates. Many IT Managers and CTOs panic when the New Developer is not able to immediately sit and do whatever is needed. But some good developers need time to adapt and get comfortable with the new environment. We know...

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How To Hire a Good React Developer: Recruitment Process in Simple Steps

Posted on March 19th, 2019.

There is probably no other job market so crowded, and yet so badly in need of well-working employees. Staff rotation in IT development is one of the biggest, just next to the fast food industry, which makes IT market a place where many seem to work hard, but not many seem to deliver. Searching for a good developer is like an endless...

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How (Not To) Hire a Developer – 8 Common Fallacies

Posted on March 8th, 2019.

Hiring a good developer is like an endless battle and seems not easy. But in fact it can be way much easier if you stay away from useless (yet still quite common) practise. We shortly listed some of the most famous fallacies people fall into while they hire developers:   1. The fallacy of being professional. Take the stick out of...

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Why React is best to build a PWA.

Posted on February 21st, 2019.

Think of QR codes and why they failed commercially. They simply sucked on the end user level. They ask for time and more importantly, effort. Which end user hate to give for free. It doesn’t make your life easier more than any other existing technology. Instead of desperately taking out your phone to scan and find what’s there, you could...

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Effective Unit Testing of React Components (Part 3)

Posted on November 14th, 2018.

Welcome to the last of three-part series on unit testing of React Components. This time I will show how to use Jest and Enzyme for testing of container component. I won’t get into details that were already described, so go ahead and start with reading previous parts (if you haven’t already): Environment and process overview Preparing...

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Effective Unit Testing of React Components (Part 2)

Posted on November 7th, 2018.

This time I will show you how defining the component contract looks in practice and how to represent it with actual Jest & Enzyme unit tests. This is the second part of series on unit testing React components with Jest & Enzyme. If you missed the first part, be sure to check it out first. As the guinea pig, we will use container...

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Moving best (S)CSS practices to styled-components – part 1

Posted on November 6th, 2018.

Styled-components became a really powerful library for creating styles in React applications. But if you are a front-end developer and you know good practices to create styles in a traditional way (with BEM methodology or by using SASS preprocessor for example) you may experience some difficulties at the beginning of your journey with...

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Effective Unit Testing of React Components (Part 1)

Posted on October 31st, 2018.

User interface built with React is a sum of components properly working together. Most of the components are affected by props passed by parent and higher order components, internal state modifications, event handlers, conditional rendering. If you want to be confident that your application will do the job in the real world, it’s good to...

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Nuxt.js – Push your Vue app to the next level

Posted on October 25th, 2018.

Introduction… Current technological solutions allow us to create websites based on frameworks which save a lot of time. Websites based on frameworks such as Vue, React or Angular have an advantage of a lower server load cost and also, unfortunately, disadvantage – problem with rendering pages on the client side creates a...

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Introduction to styled-components

Posted on October 8th, 2018.

You are living in interesting times, especially if you are Frontend Developer. There are plenty of methodologies which you can use for styling your application and such as React. This JavaScript library added its own block to support the CSS-in-JS approach by default. This started an interesting battle for the best CSS-in-JS library and...