Author: Laurie Barth
Laurie Barth
Laurie Barth
20 May, 2019

What Does it Mean to be a Technology Consultant

If you've ever been curious about what it means to be a consultant, this post is for you!
Laurie Barth
Laurie Barth
14 May, 2019

Honey, I Type Checked the Children

The cli added this line of code, it says something about isRequired. So I guess I'll just leave it there?
Laurie Barth
Laurie Barth
07 May, 2019

What’s With All the Props Anyway?

Another day, another piece of boilerplate code that we should explore!
Laurie Barth
Laurie Barth
30 Apr, 2019

Exports and Imports and Defaults, Oh My!

Too often we see throwaway lines of code inside frameworks and projects that we don't take the time to understand. Let's explore export default App in React projects!
Laurie Barth
Laurie Barth
23 Apr, 2019

Vocabulary Is Not Job Security

In honor of my talk at Indy.Code() this week I want to talk about vocabulary and communication. I was having a great conversation the other day about the phenomenon of “cookie licking”. This concept can be applied in any number of ways. From the way an application is built...
Laurie Barth
Laurie Barth
17 Apr, 2019

Responsive Design and Mobile First

A while back there was a code newbie chat discussing the concept of mobile first. A number of people responded that mobile first development was just a fad, or a buzzword. However, I disagreed. You see, mobile first development is operating on the assumption that anything that works on...
Laurie Barth
Laurie Barth
02 Apr, 2019

Don’t Get Fooled By Errors

Even though it’s April Fools’ Day, I didn’t want to pull a prank. Instead, I figured I’d use the spirit of the day to write about the thing that often makes us all feel like fools, triggering errors! Everyone has their own approaches for debugging code. However, I think...
Laurie Barth
Laurie Barth
27 Mar, 2019

The Layers of JavaScript

Laurie Barth writes: Recently I was writing up a lesson plan to teach a small group about data display in Gatsby. My goal was to break down the topics and have an answer to all of the low level questions that participants might ask. In the process of doing...
Laurie Barth
Laurie Barth
05 Mar, 2019

Rewriting A Static Website Using Gatsby and GraphQL – Part 3

If you’ve been following this series of posts as I rebuild my personal site using GatsbyJS and GraphQL, continue on. If not, I recommend reading back on parts one and two. At this point I have migrated all of my data from static Yaml files, queried the data using...
Laurie Barth
Laurie Barth
19 Feb, 2019

Rewriting A Static Website Using Gatsby and GraphQL – Part 2

This is part 2 of a 3 part series about the decision to rewrite my personal site using GatsbyJS and GraphQL. In my last post, I discussed how to query against static Yaml files in order to display my data; things like speaking engagements, blog posts, etc. In the...