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Jest Mocking Strategies

July 12, 202013 min read

I've been spending too much time wrestling with uncooperative mocks. This post breaks down what to consider when mocking with Jest and a variety of strategies for structuring your mock implementations.

Boxes and lines: a frugal person's UML

July 06, 20206 min read

Time is expensive. Learning all the subtleties of UML would take a lot of time and require your audience to do the same. Boxes and lines are all you need to create informative diagrams that everyone can understand.

Legacy application code review - Part 2: The details

July 04, 20207 min read

Legacy code bases get a bad rap, but they are fun puzzles to solve. What should you look for when inheriting a legacy code base, what can you learn from a code review, and how should that affect your recommendations and estimates?

Legacy application code review - Part 1: The big picture

July 04, 20206 min read

Legacy code bases get a bad rap, but they are fun puzzles to solve. What should you look for when inheriting a legacy code base, what can you learn from a code review, and how should that affect your recommendations and estimates?

9 little details to remember on the day of your conference talk

January 26, 20205 min read

The worst part about nerves is that they can make you forget tiny details. Remembering the little things can really elevate the talk experience for your attendees.

8 nitty gritty tips for creating valuable slides

January 18, 20208 min read

Here are some specific, practical tips for creating slides that your audience will get the most out of.

So you want to start conference speaking? Submit that CFP!

January 11, 20203 min read

When filling out the actual CFP, the golden rule is to read and follow all of the guidelines.

So you want to start conference speaking? Choose confs to apply to

January 10, 20204 min read

Now that you’ve found a list of conferences with open applications, how do you pick which ones to submit to?

So you want to start conference speaking? Find open CFPs

January 09, 20203 min read

This post compiles a list of resources I use and like to find open conference CFPs.

So you want to start conference speaking? Choose your headshot

January 08, 20203 min read

The key to a good headshot is a high resolution, square, color photo with a plain background.