Cedric Dugas Cedric Dugas is an experienced front-end developer and founder of Position: Absolute, based in Montreal, Canada. When he is not doing CSS and jquery (does it ever happen?), he likes to read on web usability and play trumpet. Why don't you follow him on twitter.
  • Scrum-But is still better than what you are doing For the last three years, I have been implementing Scrum methodologies in the companies I have been joining. A couple of years ago I joined a company that was trying to rewrite its e-commerce website for a year and a half. Applying Scrum and shuffling the team to have the assets we needed to build […] No responses January 20, 2017
  • Channels are not the best way to handle internal discussions (This article is a follow up on Jason Fried Is group chat making you sweat? I suggest you read it before reading this one) It’s funny to think that 7-8 years ago companies were banning MSN messenger because they were afraid employee’s were losing too much time chatting. Today companies have full blown messaging apps […] No responses August 4, 2016
  • Scrum, the hard parts If your team is trying Agile for the first time, then there is a big chance you guys are using Scrum. Scrum is an easy proposition at first glance, push out product increments at a consistent pace with stakeholders feedback, who would say no to that? Obviously, there is a lot more than what you […] No responses June 1, 2016
  • Hiring devs The way a company hires developers can say a lot about their culture. Is there a very strict HR followed process, tests and the type of those tests, culture-fit interviews, etc. While the point of all this is to test the candidate, it can give great insights to the other side of the table. In […] One response April 23, 2016
  • Jira, stakeholders and release notes Jira influence over Agile project management tools is undeniable. It’s old, big, has lots of add-ons and a mountain of configurations that your big tech department management will love. However one thing Jira never seems to get it right is the UI. The web interface tends to be slow and convoluted, it’s not great either […] No responses March 29, 2016
  • My controlled input dilemma with react & redux “An input that does not supply a value (or sets it to null) is an uncontrolled component. In a controlled input, the value of the rendered element will always reflect the value prop.” The input onChange event is something I always been careful with. You do not want to execute too much code while a […] No responses January 28, 2016
  • Thoughts about React, Redux & javascript in 2016 The Javascript language is transforming, with ES6 & new frameworks following different philosophies, if you are currently doing some ES5 with Backbone; it’s time you give it a look before the whole ecosystem changes without you. To put this piece in perspective, I started ten years ago as an HTML/CSS/Javascript integrator with IE6, lived the […] 2 responses December 30, 2015
  • Rethinking how we manage email development & transactional delivery Coding emails is one of the most depressing tasks in front-end development. From coding to sending we tend to want to push those tasks as far from us as we possibly can, but emails are a very important part of any system, and it is important that we take the time to do it right. […] No responses May 4, 2015
  • Where did my Google Drive “shared with me” tab go? Update: Google changed Incoming back to Shared with me. Without even probably realizing it Google Drive have become an integral part of my day to day toolset, everyone in my company use it to share documents across teams & departments. For a tool to be useful It is important that our workflow is as painless […] No responses February 16, 2015
  • Inker, transactional & marketing email development workflow evolved tl:dr Download | Documentation Any front-end dev will tell you that email template integration is one of the worst part of their job. It is often a task given to interns or to one of those cheap third party companies, & for good reasons. It takes experience/time to build solid email templates, testing in different […] No responses February 10, 2015