Hi, I'm Becca!
I am currently an Engineering Manager at Formidable.
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Prior to my career in software, I majored in music education and worked in music and fine arts education. My current technical specialties include React, web performance, and data visualization. I have been one of the primary maintainers of Victory, Formidable's charting library written with React and d3. I manage people, and occasionally give conference talks on state management, refactoring, and building strong technical teams.
Bouncing Back, But Not Back to Normal
Konmari Your Code: Finding Joy in Refactoring
This Dot React Online
We can treat our code as a user interface by creating readable hooks and tests. Here is some advice for using custom hooks to be a little kinder to yourself or your teammates.
Why do we need to use React hooks? One reason we might find them useful is to separate our rendering from the more complex logic in our application. In this post, I'm using Conway's Game of Life to demonstrate that separation of concerns.
It's no fun when you let your dysfunctional API design mess up your component props. Here's one of my most common refactoring strategies for establishing healthy boundaries.
We can use ES6 Generator functions to manage state with very little React code.