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A Retrospective: Angular & React

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Two of the hottest frontend technologies to emerge from the last decade are the Angular framework and the ReactJS library. Before going any further, it is important to understand the differences between the concepts of a framework and a library.  A framework enforces the workflow by defining a template that the developer expands on to … Continued

Women in Tech: Pt 1

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Women in tech isn’t an anomaly, but it’s a sadly linear statistic. As of early 2020, only 26% of computer and mathematical professions are held by women, a number that hasn’t exceeded 27% since 2003 and stayed mostly stagnant for almost 20 years. But women in tech—and in general—are much more than statistics. Instead of … Continued

Making A Change: Mike Clancy’s Journey from Teacher to Developer

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Back in February, We Write Code had the opportunity to host and sponsor Des Moines Web Geeks’ panel, which discussed their personal transitions to professional developers. One of the panel members was We Write Code’s very own Mike Clancy, whose journey from high school history teacher to developer struck a chord with audience members. We … Continued

PDF Generation with AWS Lambda and SQS

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GM Binder is a tool that allows users to create and manage documents for their favorite Tabletop Role-Playing Games. The core feature in GM Binder is a Markdown editor that allows users to use a very simple syntax to create amazing looking documents. These documents are rendered using basic HTML and CSS in a web … Continued

Introducing Our Newest Solutions Developer

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Name: David MoritzRole: Solutions DeveloperFavorite Food: BaconWhy you love what you do: I enjoy solving problems and have a passion for maximizing efficiency. As I often say, “Leave the mind-numbing, repetitive tasks to the robots. Let humans do the creative work!”Fun Fact: I programmed my first game on a TI-86 graphing calculator in 7th grade … Continued

Introducing a New Software Developer to Our Team

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Name: Sarah AmannFavorite Food: Chicago deep dish pizza 🙂Role: Software DeveloperWhy I love what I do: I love being creative and building things that come to life and impact people. There’s nothing like the feeling of accomplishment after tackling a new challenge and succeeding!Fun Fact: Besides writing code, I’m a YouTuber and online content creator. … Continued

Accessibility: An Interview With Lauren Back

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Here at We Write Code, we had the honor of speaking with Lauren Back who is located in Seattle, Washington. She is a very interesting and well-rounded individual who works with Microsoft to create more accessible and usable technology for all. As Lauren mentions later in this post, accessibility is something that is constantly changing … Continued

New Faces: pt III

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Please help us extend a warm welcome to our newest team members! Name: Dave Poskevich Role: Agile Coach Favorite Food: Thai Basil Chicken Why you love what you do: No two people are the same; no two teams are the same. That uniqueness makes for exciting opportunities to help teams work better together. Fun fact: … Continued

Client Study: Enhancing Pitchly With Export to Word Feature

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Introducing Pitchly In 2019, We Write Code was approached with the task of building a new feature for Pitchly. Pitchly aggregates disparate information from different tools such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Sharepoint, making information easy to catalog, find and then reintroduce as data-infused Word and PowerPoint documents. Their new requested feature would essentially take the … Continued