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Hiring devs

by Cedric Dugas on April 23, 2016

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…

My controlled input dilemma with react & redux

by Cedric Dugas on January 28, 2016


“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…

Being a student at DesignLab

by Cedric Dugas on June 5, 2015

http://d1ijjxzthis87e.cloudfront.net/static/main/images/homepage_v2/header-devices.982e3cb19078.pngDon’t you feel that everybody is a UX designer these days?

It’s one of those things that everyone has an opinion on, but not everyone is good at it. These days a lot of online schools have come to fill some…

Where did my Google Drive “shared with me” tab go?

by Cedric Dugas on February 16, 2015

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…

6 things an email marketing manager should know

by Cedric Dugas on January 27, 2015

It’s sometimes hard for a marketing manager to move into email marketing management, going into it head down can sometimes even cause a melt down on their first campaign.

Doing email marketing is special, you have a lot of tools…

Enough with your parallax already

by Cedric Dugas on November 17, 2014

Sometime 5 years ago a web designer decided that having a header with a background image & the text on top not scrolling at the same speed would be a fun idea. Since then, parallax effects have been all the rage.

From…

Revisiting the design workflow in a scrum team

by Cedric Dugas on November 16, 2014

The Design process seems to never quite perfectly fit with scrum teams. There are many reasons for this but the most obvious one is that clients often wanna see the design well before the coding is started to have their…

Agile workflow with GitHub issues

by Cedric Dugas on January 9, 2014

GitHub is a very interesting always evolving product, it is becoming more & more the go to software to centralize (yeah I know..) your company repositories but also (and more importantly) keep track of the stuff you have to do…

Selling a side project for almost nothing..

by Cedric Dugas on November 13, 2013

Today I feel a bit dirty, I just sold WeddingDeck after putting more than 100 hours in it for a couple of hundred dollars. Would I recap WeddingDeck’s life, I think I would describe a lot of side projects out there.…

Gluing together Jasmine, Grunt, Travis CI & Github, testing front-end code has never been easier

by Cedric Dugas on July 8, 2013

Battle testing api’s, that’s a pretty common task in the testing world. Now testing the front-end code of an application, or website, that’s a bit newer. Go back 3 years ago and there wasn’t a whole lot of frameworks to…