Connect React to Redux - a diagrammatic guide

This post is aimed at people already knowing React, Redux and aids them in better understanding how things work under the hood. When I first got into the React universe 🌐, ~3 years ago, I had a very hard time understanding how Redux’s mapStateToProps and mapDispatchToProps worked and were available to the React component. Here is a diagrammatic guide to better understand how Redux’s connect works with React.

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Diverse Maintainers in Open Source

Recently, I was invited to be on an online panel discussion on ‘Open Source Maintainer – Women WILL Engineer the Future‘. Thank you Emma, for having me. Emma had compiled interesting questions; and a lot of thoughts, ideas and insights were exchanged during the course of 1 hour.

Node.js Diagnostics

Introduction Somewhere in March, I was going through the Node.js Github repository, and the Node.js mentorship program caught my attention. I was immediately drawn to this program, mainly because this would give me an opportunity to get seriously involved with the V8 JavaScript engine and I quickly submitted my application. Thanks to the Outreachy program, I am now... Continue Reading →

Working in the open…

Last week I attended LibrePlanet. Out of the many talks, 'Diversity in Free Software' by Marina, Outreachy co-organiser was my favorite <3. Here is an attempt to write sketchnotes from the talk. Yes, sketchnotes is a thing. I used to fancy having an all-green Github dashboard 🙂 I have always wanted to contribute to opensource... Continue Reading →

`let` vs `var` – Part 2

Here is the interview series of posts. The Part 1 of this post is here. In this tech-cartoon post, I am trying to explain the life cycle of variables, the temporary dead zone (TDZ) and how storage is created for let vs var in loops.   Reference: ExploringJS ES6 variables

D3.js force layout

Debugging the ALPHA! While I have worked with D3.js in the past, the d3-force layout library was entirely new to me and it was very interesting to learn the concepts behind the physical simulations in order to understand the networks and hierarchies of the first and the third party trackers for Lightbeam. It did take... Continue Reading →

Encoding

This is the second episode of the BaseCS podcast. Encoding was on my reading list from a long time and I am very happy to check it off today.   Resources Hacking with Unicode - Mathias Bynens The absolute minimum about Unicode - Joel Spolsky  

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