Quick Quacks: Rematch and D-7

This week is the introduction of Quick Quacks aka shorter episodes that I can put out while I'm busy with project work. Today I go over an awesome state management library that makes using redux feel like you're not using redux: Rematch! Also I FINALLY reveal my favorite Nirvana song (I got tired of being harassed on Twitter).

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Native Modules and Blockchain with Adem Bilican

Adem Bilican plops into the duck pond this week to share his experience coming from native development with Java and Objective-C to working in React Native. Adem gives his advice (and encouragement!) regarding how to create your own native modules and exposing native functionality to the javascript thread. Also, he tries to get me to understand blockchain and cryptocurrency (with varying success).

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Code School Life with Alex Aranda

In this episode, I welcome Alex Aranda into the duck pond to discuss his current enrollment in a coding bootcamp, his motivation for switching careers, and strategies for his job hunt in the tech industry after he finishes the program. We also reminisce about being in a band together and talk about a study that concludes drummers are typically smarter than their bandmates (Alex is the exception).

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