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An example of modularizing a React application

Juntao Qiu illuminates his general description of modularizing a React application with a small example of presenting a user a dynamic set of choices. more…

Comparing Engagement on Twitter and the Fediverse

My colleague Julien Deswaef recently compared engagement data for my Twitter and Mastodon posts. From this we can see that boosts and comments are very similar. Twitter does get significantly more likes, but considering I have nearly 20 times more Twitter followers than Mastodon, it’s a remarkably small difference. more…

Modularizing React Applications with Established UI Patterns

I've been working in front-end software for over three decades. A perennial problem has been mixing non-UI logic into the UI framework itself, leading to code that's both hard to understand and near-impossible to test. Despite being the hot new thing, React is just as vulnerable to this problem as Swing and Turbo Pascal. My colleague...

Exploring Mastodon: status for February 2023

I haven't posted much on my Mastodon usage in the this year, and that's because the situation has settled down for me. Reading-wise I check both my Twitter and my Mastodon accounts. I'm still posting to both feeds and intend to do that for the foreseeable future. I haven't yet done much analysis to compare activity between them....

Remaining activities for the Data Mesh Accelerate Workshop

Paulo Caroli and Steve Upton complete their description of the Data Mesh Accelerate Workshop by explaining the rest of the workshop's activities: Objectives and Key Results, Explore the Use Cases, and Discovering Data Products. more…

My favorite musical discoveries of 2022

I continue my habit of picking out six favorite musical discoveries for last year. 2022 includes big-band techno, Mediterranean fusion, afrobeat in England, jazz-folk vocals, and accordion-led jazz trio. more…

Some activities for the Data Mesh Accelerate Workshop

Paulo Caroli and Steve Upton continue their article on the Data Mesh Accelerate Workshop by describing some of the activities that we do during workshop: Kick Off, Data Mesh Four Principles, Data Mesh Nirvana, and 4 Key Metrics. more…

Data Mesh Accelerate Workshop

Over the last couple of years, we've been helping several enterprises use the Data Mesh approach to managing analytical data. Shifting thinking to Data Mesh isn't easy, it changes how teams are organized, how work is prioritized, and what technologies to apply. To help our clients do this Paulo Caroli and Steve Upton describe...

Finding accounts to follow on Mastodon

My latest post on Exploring Mastodon looks at how I go about finding people to follow on a site without an algorithm that tries to pick posts for you. more…

Installing Orbi Wifi Mesh broke my Sonos

I listen to my music using a wired set of Sonos One speakers. Last week I upgraded my wifi by installing a Netgear Orbi Wifi Mesh. After doing this my Sonos system no longer worked properly. After much hunting I managed to find the problem, and it was a simple fix. So I thought I'd share my story in case others run...

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