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Example Typescript Monorepo – Part 2 – API

This is part 2 of a series called “Example Typescript Monorepo”. If you haven’t read through part 1, I would recommend doing that before reading the following. In this tutorial we will be using a variety of different technologies including typescript, express, gulp, yarn-workspaces, and module-alias.

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Example Typescript Monorepo – Part 1 – React Native

After spending a couple weeks bashing my head against my keyboard trying to get a typescript monorepo with react-native to work, I finally did. I don’t wish anyone that same pain, so I have decided to start the year off with a bang and write a post series on how to integrate all aspects of a typescript architecture into a single monorepo.

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When to Redesign Your Legacy System

You started your product from just an idea. Today, you have an app with REAL users, and possibly even sustainable revenue. You launched the app several years ago when apps were new and the competitive landscape was barren. You started building a product which has evolved by adding features on top of the original product.

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How to Keep a Culture You Love

As Director of Culture & Talent at DeveloperTown, I have a great gig at an awesome place to work that, in my opinion, had a great culture before I even joined. Seriously, who doesn't want to work in a #tinyhouse, wear flip flops to work most of the time, play ping pong at will, and so on?!? But the expectation is for us to maintain our awesome culture in the face of constant evolution and growth.

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Exceptions aren’t Exceptional

Failure is to be assumed and should be built in. Contingency is the default, not the exception.

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Designing and the Mandala

There is beauty in change. There is beauty in iteration, and in the pursuit of constantly working towards something better, maybe it’s best not to think of any design work as ever being truly complete.

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Thinking of Quitting

5 tips from Mike Kelly (Self proclaimed quitter) on how to keep going, even when what you really want to do is just give up.

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Consumer Design

If you think providing superb customer experience in the digital age is expensive, wait till you see how expensive it is not to do it.

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Lessons from an Intern

Some lessons from working in the Intern trenches at DeveloperTown from someone who has interned with us not once, but twice.

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Successful Company Meetings

Meetings take time—and time is money. That's why it's important to make sure that your meeting is as effective as it can be. The key is to think about what the real goal of these meetings were, so we can make them more productive.

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