Brandon Konkle
Brandon Konkle

GraphQL/Node/React engineer, TypeScript nerd, Postgres fan, Linux enthusiast, supporter of social justice, loving husband and father, avid comic reader.

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Opinion

My latest opinion posts, sharing my perspective on work style, methodology, best practices, and everything else not directly related to code.

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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Recreational Coding

I've been struggling for a little while now with a distinct lack of enthusiasm for programming. Some of it is certainly due to a measure of chaos in my family as we work through a move and some health issues, but that definitely doesn't account for all of it. I've been spending some time reflecting…

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Packagers don't know best

This was a really interesting read, and it reminded me of discussions we've had at Lincoln Loop recently about whether to check requirements into the repository or install them separately (with pip/virtualenv or npm or bower or whatever). I've always been in the install separately and add to gitigno…

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