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  • Companies Struggling with Employee Retention: Stop Blaming Job-Hoppers and Lack of Loyalty

    Tech

    March 6, 2019 4 min read

    It always seems to me that there is this antagonistic relationship between employers and employees: employers want to deliver less and get more out of their workers, and well, employees want more than they are getting, especially when they have other options. If there are so many advantages to employee retention, why do companies skimp on fixing the issues on their end instead of blaming the workforce?

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  • Responsive, Scrollable, Non-Transparent Tables With Shadows Using CSS and Javascript

    Tech

    March 1, 2019 7 min read

    There are a lot of thoughts out there on how data tables should, or could, be handled to work responsively across mobile devices. I needed something simple that could be applied to most tables throughout the site and be done with it. No new development should have to be done after the initial development, making it easy for authors to make their tables responsive in the CMS.

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  • Why I Knit: Similarities Between Knitting and Coding

    CraftsTech

    January 11, 2019 4 min read

    I knit for the joy of it: the meditative, repetitive counting, the beauty of a pattern emerging slowly, stitch after stitch, the excitement of casting on and the high of binding off, donning a new piece for the first time that I created over hours of work... But deeper than that, I believe I gravitated toward knitting above other crafts specifically because it is a lot like coding.

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  • #100DaysOfCode: Days 1-7

    Tech

    November 8, 2018 8 min read

    My #100DaysOfCode Log - Days 1-7. Follow my ReactJS learning journey. I have been focused on learning React the past couple of months, taking a Udemy React course to learn the concepts and start writing code. Now that I have finished the course, I am committing to 100 Days of Code to get practice in React and build my React portfolio.

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  • Committing to Process Goals to Accomplish More with Less Stress

    CraftsTechTravelFitness & HealthPersonal Development

    September 7, 2018 6 min read

    There are countless articles and books written about setting goals, timelines, and tasks. Something I have found to be effective for large goals that span weeks, months, or years, is to focus on setting "process goals", or goals that are more focused on getting something done, and moving forward, rather than on the end result.

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  • Getting Started with Snapshot Testing Using Jest + Enzyme + GatsbyJS

    Tech

    September 3, 2018 8 min read

    In this post, I wanted to go through getting started with snapshot testing using Jest in a simple GatsbyJS blog. There is a lot more to learn than in these simple examples, but this should be helpful in getting your feet wet with a real-world example instead of the simplistic examples found in the docs.

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