Reflections

Ann Catherine Jose

ReactNative in Visual Studio Code

I have been thoroughly enjoying working on ReactNative projects, but was disappointed by the lack of a good debugging environment. I had tried multiple solutions like Nuclide (which I found it to be very slow), WebStorm with JSX plugins (which is mainly syntax recognition). So I had to always launch the app from Xcode/Android Studio, then attach Chrome Dev tools and keep switching between all three for debugging. This was frustrating, but there is hope… ReactJS conference in February announced the release of ReactNative extension for VisualStudio Code, the lightweight editor by Microsoft.

Conversation As Interface

The User Interface is going beyond UI and voice recognition to the new trend of using conversation as a new way to engage with customers, i.e. Conversation As Interface. It is a more natural form of communication, especially for question-answer / interview experiences. Now there is an emerging trend of companies opening their chat bot API to third party developers. Facebook has been doing experiments in their Messenger app allowing a few developers like Uber, Assist etc.

First Post from Hugo

This is my first blog post created by Hugo, a simple, fast and powerful blogging engine written in Go. Setting up my blog on Hugo was quick and easy; it took less than 4 hours. I have set this up such that I publish the content to GitHub pages, so the publish workflow is as simple as writing some Markdown and a git push. This is a good tutorial on how to do this.