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It wasn’t until I’ve started interviewing candidates that I learned all I know about what makes or breaks a job interview. My experience mainly originates from interviewing candidates for developer positions, but these ideas apply to any field.

This is part 2 in the series — part 1 was One interviewer’s nightmare: the candidates from hell.

Ah, the dream candidate. An elusive creature, seen scarcely in the wild; coveted by all; and well-guarded by those who can obtain one. Gather round and hear my tales of the ones *I* witnessed with my own eyes. …


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It wasn’t until I’ve started interviewing candidates that I learned all I know about what makes or breaks a job interview. My experience mainly originates from interviewing candidates for developer positions, but these ideas apply to any field.

Let’s start with the nightmares (or don’ts) as they are a lot spicier. Also see the less spicy, more practical, part 2: Be the dream candidate — what candidates do to impress the hell out of me.

These new exciting times with video interviews bring us a slew of opportunities to weird people out. …


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I was talking to another developer at work today, and we discussed a recent PR I had gone over. It contained this simple flow which bothered me quite a bit, but beyond stating that it doesn’t feel right to save the application state in redux-form, I didn’t feel I had a solid reason to ask that this code is changed.


A sad robot, confused because it cannot find good games to download
A sad robot, confused because it cannot find good games to download
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I mean, really. Personal recommendations based on all the app download data Apple has? Check. A complete and total revamp of the App Store? That too. Make it all about content? Sure. Still, it’s as hard as it’s ever been to find a new game or app, just by browsing.

Here are my 99 cents (get it? Because of app pricing? Ok I’ll go sit in the corner now) about everything wrong with discovery in the App Store.

1. Too much paid content

I don’t have exact numbers but they hardly matter. What matters is the feeling I get when I have a look at…


Sometimes a phone is just a phone | Photo by Quino Al on Unsplash

The first thing I thought when I saw the preview for “The Social Dilemma” on Netflix was, ‘I already know all of that’. While that was true, I agreed to watch it anyway because it was so popular and I wanted to find out what all the fuss was about. Also, my husband really wanted us to watch it together and I didn’t feel strongly enough to object.

While watching I rolled my eyes. A lot. But two hours later, we both went over our phones and turned almost all notifications off. I felt so free! Everything went quiet!

For…


Animation with a custom transition component

I’m going to resist my instinct to jump right into the code so we can first talk about motivation.

We’re using the fabulous material-ui and we needed to animate items as they enter a list. MUI has some built-in transition components that work well and look great, but they weren’t really what we needed (our very talented UX designer had a very clear vision of what she wanted and not one of them was quite it). Ah! An opportunity to build my own, and learn something new.

The way we are going to animate…

Eran Goldin

Senior Front End Developer @ Bizzabo

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