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React Hooks at a Glance
In this post we are going to answer the question why you would want to use React hooks and go over a few of the ones built in. I will be covering the useState and useEffect hooks as I feel these will give you the most bang for your buck...
Refactoring Patterns in Elixir: Replace Conditional with Pattern Matching
Part 1: Replace Conditionals with Pattern Matching Replace Complex Conditionals in Function Bodies with Pattern Matching in Function Heads Several of us developers at Gaslight have been meeting up on Fridays to discuss Martin Fowler’s seminal book, Refactoring. The 2nd edition of his book, which is what we have been...
Two-Factor Authentication in Elixir and Phoenix
Two-Factor Authentication in Elixir and Phoenix Multi-factor authentication relies on the user having two or more pieces of evidence (or factors) in order to gain access into a system. In this example we will implement a two-factor authentication system that requires the user to present two forms of evidence: what...
How an Understanding of the Scientific Method Can Make You A Better Practitioner Of Agile Software Development
Here at Gaslight, we pride ourselves on being practitioners of agile software development, which we believe provides the best methodologies and practices to develop the best software. A core methodology we practice (and preach) is test driven development (TDD), which is a style of programming that uses testing to drive...
Framework Independent Web Components
Framework Independent Web Components The momentum behind Web Components is growing. Firefox has recently shipped full support for key Web Component standards. Microsoft just announced it was moving to rewrite Edge using the Chrome rendering engine. With Chrome having had support for Web Components for some time already, we can...
A Starter Project with Goodies: Phoenix 1.4, Elm 0.19, and Parcel
A Starter Project with Goodies: Phoenix 1.4, Elm 0.19, and Parcel There has been a lot of excitement in the world of functional web development over the past couple months: the release of Elm 0.19 in late August and the recent release of Phoenix 1.4 with shiny new bells and...