211: Why Learning React is Good For You as a Developer

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In this episode Donn talks about why you need to learn React (or Flutter) – so you can truly understand the Unidirectional data flow pattern in a framework that was built for that purpose alone.

Working with other frameworks which bolt on a custom unidirectional data flow is often hard to understand. When you work with React and learn how it works, the concept of Unidirectional data flow starts to make much more sense as that is the default way to implement UI’s in technologies like React (and Flutter).

This exposes you to the pattern and helps you understand it. In turn, this will help you become a better developer.

Show Notes

Unidirectional Data flow Image

http://www.donnfelker.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/unidirectional-donnfelker.png

How to learn React:

How to Learn Flutter

Donn’s Free E-Book on Freelancing Rates

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210: Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile (KMM) with Mitch Tabian

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In this episode, Donn talks with Mitch Tabian about Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile, also known as KMM.

Mitch explains what KMM is, why he decided to use it, and how it works from a developer’s perspective. The goal was to build an app and develop both the iOS and Android versions. Mitch talks about his experience in building a KMM app. We cover the pros and cons, what worked vs what did not, and his advice on using KMM going forward. Mitch also shares content about how to build native components in Jetpack Compose and SwiftUI as well as architectures used in his KMM project.

Links from the show

Find Mitch online here:

Donn’s Free E-Book on Freelancing Rates

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209: Secure Development Lifecycle with Glenn Leifheit

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In this episode, Donn talks with Glenn Leifheit from Microsoft about a concept known as “Secure Development Lifecycle”. Glenn is a Senior Security Program Manager at Microsoft.

Glenn explains to you what the secure development lifecycle is, how it works and how you can implement something like this in your company. He also shares the top tips you can implement in order to get the quickest benefit of the Secure Development Lifecycle

Links from the show

Find Glenn online here

Donn’s Free E-Book on Freelancing

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208: Developing Software at Startups with Jason Roberts

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This is the original story of how Uber was built … this is a fascinating story. You don’t want to miss this. Donn talks to Jason Roberts. Jason was chosen to be Uber’s CTO when the company was in its infancy (but didn’t accept the offer). Jason shares the story of developing the code that eventually ran Uber from a couple of cars to a highly distributed system with an impressive amount of rides.

We talk about building what is needed when it’s needed, the tools that he chose to build Uber’s platform on. Early startup learnings, and how Uber originally ran on PHP before he chose to move it to Node.js.

Jason shares his story of how he met Travis (Uber’s CEO who took it from a small company to a huge international corporation), how they built the systems, and team and much more. You’ll learn how networking, working on interesting things, and seizing the moment and luck played into him landing his role at Uber.

Finally, we wrap up by chatting a bit about how being a generalist in an early-stage startup is beneficial (vs being a specialist).

Find Jason online here

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@donnfelker and donnfelker (on Instagram)

Consulting for Mobile Developers (Donn’s YouTube)

kaushikgopal (on YouTube) or blog.kaush.co or @kaushikgopal

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207: How to Optimize Your Home Office

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In this episode, Donn outlines how you can optimize your home office so that you look, sound, and perform the best that you can. From audio to video, to your body, and everything beyond, it’s covered here.

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In this episode, Donn outlines how you can optimize your home office so that you look, sound, and perform the best that you can. From audio to video, to your body, and everything beyond, it’s covered here.

Donn talks about everything you can do to improve your home office. From microphones, lighting, and webcams for your video calls to chairs, standing desks, and more. This episode has all the links below for all the products discussed.

Take even 20% of the recommendations and apply them to your home office and you’ll see a drastic difference in your productivity and happiness in your home office.

Links to Items Discussed

Microphones

Boom arms for Mics

Webcams

Docking Hub

Lighting

Headphones

JVC Xtreme-Xplosivs Wired Earbuds – Donn’s Go to

Sony MDR-7506 Professional Headphone

Audio Technical M20x

No, I don’t use Bluetooth headsets at work, though many do. If they work for you, you might want to check out the Audio Technica ATHM50XBT’s or the Bose Quiet Comfort 35’s

Chairs

Standing Desk

Anti-Fatigue Mats

Monitor and Monitor Arms

Keyboard

Mouse

Air Quality

Focus Music

Mobility, Desk Ergo, and Back Pain Resources

Contact

@fragmentedcast or our Youtube channel

@donnfelker and donnfelker (on Instagram)

Consulting for Mobile Developers (Donn’s YouTube)

kaushikgopal (on YouTube) or blog.kaush.co or @kaushikgopal

Disclaimer: Many of the links are affiliate links. They help suppor the production of Fragmented. Thank you for your support.