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Hello! Hi. Goodbye. Bye! I’m feeling the glow of having figured out how to do something that seemed daunting at first, and I’m here to share my findings in the hope that you’ll do it too: build a React Native app from scratch (well, almost) and publish it on the Play Store for the Android camp to use and cherish! I’m reporting back to my team about...


In November, our most recent apprentice, Maria St Louis-Sanchez, completed her apprenticeship. She shared her thoughts in a post earlier this month. I feel Maria’s story captures the true purpose of an apprenticeship well.

Is this the right path?

How do you know you’re going to enjoy being a developer? School can’t give you the true taste of...


I just returned from Los Angeles after serving as program chair for RubyConf 2018. The conference was a success at multiple levels and I’m grateful for everyone who helped it to be a fantastic experience. From the speakers who shared their knowledge and expertise with the audience to the volunteers and staff that kept the show running smoothly...


One of the great things about being an apprentice is the ability to figure out what you don’t know and being given the time and freedom to fill those knowledge gaps.

I was lucky to have that chance.

As I finish out my apprenticeship here at Haught Codeworks, I’m astounded by how much I’ve learned in the past six months.

When I started in May,...


I started using Visual Studio Code about six months ago and so far I really like it. Among other things, I love the first class integration of the Language Server Protocol which allows a consistent interface for navigation, code completion, and live syntax checking regardless of what language I’m writing in.

Whenever I’m learning to use a new editor...

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