A GraphQL structure; simple, flexible, sensible

A GraphQL structure; simple, flexible, sensible

Unlock a flexible GraphQL structure that scales with your app

Back in 2016, I started using GraphQL on a personal project. Since then, I’ve advocated for its use in all my consulting activities. I do not need to convince you, a savvy developer, GraphQL offers many advantages over its predecessors REST and SOAP. In the many projects I’ve led, there were some hard lessons learned about architecting the graph correctly.

Starting a New Large Project

Starting a New Large Project

Here I want to talk about what a team should do when they start a new project. I’ve had the privilege to architect several large projects and to come into several existing projects having a fair amount of girth. These are just a few thoughts about things teams needs to establish sooner rather than later.

Be Shallow

Be Shallow

Do you want a secret that will make you 10x more productive?

Of course you do. As a programmer, you’re designed to look for better, faster, more efficient solutions to all life’s problems. It’s in your nature, and if you could be 10x faster, you would at least be curious.

Writing Sane JavaScript Functions

Writing Sane JavaScript Functions

Meet Reggie

Reggie writes JavaScript all day. He sits in his cubical, has his VSCode editor opened up all the time and likes to write big, long, ugly functions with his VSCode editor. Let’s take a look at one of Reggie’s famed functions.

Learn From the Past

Learn From the Past

Today we are going to look at software developers that have come before us, laying down important truths that we would do well to learn and heed. These old text are still as true today as when they were written, sometimes even more so.

Don’t be fooled into thinking that we have entered a period of software dev that is new and different than 30 years ago. This is simply not the case, a new language or technology doesn’t change the fundamental underpinnings of how we design and develop software. We still use functions, arrays, booleans, if/else, and all these require us to assemble them together using our minds. As long as humans are involved, these principles will be here to guide us.

Essential Skills Every Kickass Developer Should Possess

Essential Skills Every Kickass Developer Should Possess

That’s right. You want to take your skills from beginner, bypassing intermediate, and land on advanced. You may have just started coding a year or two ago, but you’re determined to be the best developer on your team. It’s going to take hard work, no getting around that, but we like hard work. You’re going to feel dumb at times, no problem, you’ve fully embraced that feeling dumb means you’re learning and that’s the name of the game. Say ‘good-bye’ to your comfort zone, and hello to boot camp life.