Brandon Konkle
Brandon Konkle

Software engineer, type system nerd, Rust explorer, Postgres fan, Linux enthusiast, supporter of social justice, loving husband and father, avid comic reader.

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Software engineer, type system nerd, Rust explorer, Postgres fan, Linux enthusiast, supporter of social justice, loving husband and father, avid comic reader.


State Management with Redux

If you follow React developers on Twitter, you've probably been hearing the name Redux come up a lot lately. There's a good reason for this - Redux solves one of the biggest and most frustrating pain points for most React developers - state management. In this article I'll describe the problem of st…

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Commanding the CLI with Node

Prior to Node v0.12, writing a command line tool in Node was a rather difficult proposition. There was no way to execute a command synchronously, so tools like ShellJS worked around this by blocking the event loop until a 'done' file was created on the filesystem signifying that the command was comp…

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Learning from the Design Community

Last month I attended Mountain West JS and learned a lot from some excellent speakers. Several of the talks introduced me to new concepts or perspectives, and one in particular inspired me to think about what we do in a whole new way. Whitney Williams gave a talk entitled 6 Design Skills Devs Need…

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Hello, Castaway!

Back in October, I began work on a side project that I was really excited about. My goal was to relive the excitement and fascination of text-based roleplaying that I had experienced in my youth. Real life inevitably got in the way, however, and my work on the project slowed down. This week, I plan…

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