Becca Bailey

Hi, I'm Becca!

I'm a software engineer who loves to design things. After previous career as an elementary fine arts teacher, I love helping artists and career changers understand software.

I am currently a Software Engineer at Formidable.

Want to learn more?

In addition to my technical work, I am also passionate about mentoring, apprenticeship, and diversity and inclusion.

For more information, view my resume or follow me on twitter! You can also follow me on medium where I write about technology and other topics related to being human.

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Konmari Your Code: Finding Joy in Refactoring

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Konmari Your Code: Finding Joy in Refactoring



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React Refactoring Tips: Dysfunctional API Boundaries

January 16, 2020

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.

ES6 Generators for State Management in React

October 10, 2019

We can use ES6 Generator functions to manage state with very little React code.

Why I Write Tests

August 20, 2019

As an apprentice at 8th Light, I learned a lot about test-driven development. I learned about the red/green/refactor cycle where you write a…

Design Patterns for State Management in React and Typescript

July 15, 2019

In any interactive web application, we have state. Menus open and close, forms keep track of values, modals appear and disappear. But as our…

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