Stealth Code

Bob Owen's secret projects... performed in public.

Stealth Code

Bob Owen's secret projects... performed in public.


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Unidirectional Data Flow - Two Ways

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React and Redux have done a lot to make the idea of unidirectional data flow popular amongst JavaScript front-end developers like me. But the roots of this pattern go much deeper. To explore that, I decided to implement a small calculator project using two dif…

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An RxJS Experiment

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One of the joys of working at a startup is that everyone had to wear a lot of hats. At SalesWise this week, I got to put on the hat of getting the word out about a new product I'm really excited about SalesWise Meeting Manager. We have some folks focused on ma…

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Multiple Calls to $ionicPlatform.ready()

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I've recently been working in the Ionic framework for creating mobile apps. It's quite capable and really an amazing tool for creating a certain class of apps. In fact, I and the team working on our most recent project began to trust it so much, we assumed it…

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Problems & Solutions at Enterprise UX 2015

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I'm fresh back from San Antonio with my head swimming in ideas. I've had the fortune of attending some pretty amazing conferences about user experience and web technology, but never did one hit as close to home as this one. And it wasn't just about the speaker…

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Automated Testing: TDD, Experimentation, and the Front-End

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A recent conversation amongst some of my fellow Hack Reactor alumns got me thinking about one of my favorite development practices, and why the current direction of my career (working in UX and the Front End) seems to keep pulling me away from it. I've been pr…