So here’s my 2018 Resolutions.Did I complete them all? No, but honestly it’s not a big deal.
- Continue to contribute to open source: Mission accomplished 🚀. I continued to be a collaborator on react-slingshot and contributed some work there this year, fielded some issues etc.
React + Redux starter kit / boilerplate with Babel, hot reloading, testing, linting and a working example app built in
A comprehensive starter kit for rapid application development using React.
One command to get started - Type
npm startto start development in your default browser.
- Rapid feedback - Each time you hit save, changes hot reload and linting and automated tests run.
- One command line to check - All feedback is displayed on a single command line.
- Working example app - The included example app shows how this all works together.
Automated production build - Type
npm run buildto do all this:
Initial Machine Setup
First time running the starter kit? Then complete the Initial Machine Setup.
Click "Use this template"
Click the green "Use this template" button at the top of this page and enter a name and description for your repo.
Run the setup…
My other focus was the dev.to repository.
For Empowering Community
Welcome to the Forem codebase, the platform that powers dev.to. We are so excited to have you. With your help, we can build out Forem’s usability, scalability, and stability to better serve our communities.
What is Forem?
Forem is open source software for building communities. Communities for your peers, customers, fanbases, families, friends, and any other time and space where people need to come together to be part of a collective See our announcement post for a high-level overview of what Forem is.
dev.to (or just DEV) is hosted by Forem. It is a community of software developers who write articles, take part in discussions, and build their professional profiles. We value supportive and constructive dialogue in the pursuit of great code and career growth for all members. The ecosystem spans from beginner to advanced developers, and all are welcome to find their place…
I was accepted as an early contributor before the project went open source and continued to contribute after it went public. It felt really good to be the first contributor outside of the core team to have a PR merged.
Although I didn’t contribute to TypeScript or VS Code, I’m still very happy with this year’s contributions.
Keep on blogging: I continued to blog with a few blog posts and lots more short posts/comments on dev.to. People seemed to like “My Mac Setup” which was one of the most popular posts for mid-January on dev.to.Work and life got busy so not as much blogging as I’d had hoped.
Start making stuff on codepen.io: Prior to 2018, I had never made any. I made a few to have a bit of fun, but I didn’t maintain this.
Read everything in my Pocket: This just didn’t happen. In fact shortly after writing my 2018 resolutions, I stopped reading Pocket completely. It had nothing to do with the product, just got busy and when you add to Pocket, it’s like it’s just sent up in the ether.
It’s fun making resolutions, but honestly, I did not lose any sleep over not completing some of these. Aside from resolutions, it was a busy year in work land and in the fall I decided to move on to an amazing role at Autodesk on the Shotgun team.
Prior to starting work, I attended a week long conference with the whole team. We’re distributed, so they try to have these team conferences once or every two years. As a brand new employee who hadn’t even started work yet, it was amazing to meet, wine/dine with my future co-workers and work on ways to improve the product. I’ve been loving it since day 1. Great work/life balance and all the good things you look for in a job. 💯
Aside from the new gig, I'm about to pass 12000 followers on dev.to! 🔥
So as we close off 2018, I just want to say thanks to the dev.to core team and the community. You're all great.