Correctly using React this.state and truly being a state machine

We are all trained in React that NEVER EVER do this.setState() (or derivative) in your render() method, right? It is considered evil.  There is general fantasy that render() should be 100% benign, no side effects, 100% repeatable no matter how often re-called, right? There are two main reasons for this fantasy. One is some purist …

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Oh McDees and life is us now!!! #mcdonalds

I spent (sadly) too much of my life at #mcdonalds or #starbucks, and THEY understand US…isn’t that comment (alone) on life?  McDees has now decorative lighting, human-alive plants on stools, and, well, value.  Bucks same but different. All: Free WiFi, so that you, I, can work, socialize. If I (or you?) go to a “coffee …

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Community theater: And arts? What does that mean to us, technologists?

We took a weekend trip to the Berkshires. Of course with computer(s) and phones, but as-said: to get “away”. Lenox Mass, amazing theatre (#Tanglewood being so close).  It’s a different life out here. Values are different, but technology is still present. So we saw this amazing play, “Pipeline” at the Shakespeare theatre. Front-row of a …

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React Native, or PWA, or…? What do you think?

We all know, as we develop life-changing solutions for the world: “Mobile First” rules. Partly (if nothing else) is because: Responsive. Meaning, any-size screen, any rotation, and the “solution” needs to be very usable. Ok, got it, same page. Mobile is a bit different. Some apps are really mobile oriented, some are “game” (and def …

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Can Redux and Angular REALLY be combined; yes!

It’s all about “state”. You will undoubtedly soon need to integrate #React into your #Angular apps (why? Because that’s the direction of the world –moving to #React). And it’s not easy.  Angular is an entirely different animal and both worlds want to be on-top or in-control.  Sure, any app (SPA or otherwise) can cross pages …

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