Being a junior developer isn't easy and not much is expected from them. But with the right mindset and actions, juniors can actually provide a lot of value to a team from the moment they join. You are not a liability, but an asset.
Written by Chak Shun Yu, a software engineer with a current focus on frontend and React, located in the Netherlands. This blog is where I write about everything I encounter and learn during my journey to become a better developer. You can also follow me on Twitter and Dev.
Writing proper behaviour tests in React with Enzyme and Jest is not a trivial task. I have spent three years on this topic and in this article, I will share my learnings and guidelines to how you can get more useful, reliable, and meaningful behaviour tests for your React code.
Pair programming as a concept bears tremendous potential. This article goes over 5 ways that will help you make pair programming sessions more effective.
In this article, I will three tips for when it makes sense to mock and how to approach mocking in your tests that will help you with mocking.
Pair programming is not only fun, but also helps teams with productivity, truck factor, levelling out knowledge gaps, onboarding newcomers, and quality of work.
In this article, I go over the different available mocking approaches, the differences between them, and the different use cases for mocking one particular function from an imported module in Jest.
A story, self reflection, and learning from an early stage in my engineering job about how I totally forgot about the most important audience of all: reviewers.
A story from an early stage in my engineering job about how I tried too much to come up with the perfect solution, rather than keeping it simple and not unnecessarily wasting time, and a reflection of what I could've done different.
Why using the second argument of Redux's `connect` function will lead to more maintainable and higher quality React code, as well as significantly improving how you're able to test your components.
Statement and reflection on what, why, and how a post graduate student will attempt to learn as much as possible form his first front-end developer job.
When I started to write this post, I had finished my first serious week of contributing to open source. I mainly contributed to the project Storybook. This post will describe the contributions and interactions that took place this week. It will also focus on the path that led up to this week.