Articles from Alex de Boutray

How to convert an imperative library to a declarative React component: the Sketchfab Viewer

April 10, 2020Alex de Boutray6 min read

I love using React for multiple reasons. I like the writing style, I like the tooling, I like the ecosystem. But sometimes you run into a library that doesn't have a React adapter. It can either be pretty old, kind of niche, closed source, etc. In this series of articles, we’ll look into how to…

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As A Developer, I know how to talk to my PO about existing code

January 06, 2020Alex de Boutray7 min read

Cover photo by You X Ventures on Unsplash -- Monday, 10am. You're around a table with a new team, looking at a product owner presenting the project you'll be working on for the next few months. While this project wouldn't be the core software of your company, it would play an integral part in the…

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