In this video, Amy explains how to style a text field, where the label floats over the field and animates out of the way. This was the inspiration:
Career paths are very individual things. Companies create career ladders to suggest collections of competencies an employee might meet to reach a certain step, but even people with the same title may excel in different competencies on that rung and may need to work on others. A good manager of course can help someone identify what areas they can grow in and how. However, in my experience, even good managers don't always have the time necessary to monitor growth all the time or full transparency into their reports' work.
One strategy I've used to grow as an engineer is to keep a checklist of questions I ask myself at different points in my day to day work. I use the checklist to remind myself of areas of growth that I'm trying to focus on at any given point.
In this video, Erik continues to convert a Ruby Gem into an Elixir Package.
🔗 Links and Interestings
A collection of cool stuff the ZEAL team found interesting this week.
Nice tut on using React dev tools. Great learning resource to provide folks who haven’t use React dev tools. ~Matti
A few key takeaways:
"React dominates the mind share today."
TypeScript is still polarizing.
People don't like Redux.
As time has gone on, we've made some small changes to the API and we've discovered suboptimal patterns. Despite our efforts to document the "better way" to use the utilities we provide, I still see blog posts and tests written following these suboptimal patterns and I'd like to go through some of these, explain why they're not great and how you can improve your tests to avoid these pitfalls.