1. Take Micro-Breaks Take 5 - 10 minute breaks each hour, by getting up and getting the blood flowing to your legs. 2. Make Meetings Interactive & Fun Encourage your team to turn on their cameras and use virtual backgrounds to make a space more professional or to make meetings more exciting! 3. Work Life Balance Setting aside a space in your house that is for work, if you don’t have a separate space you can go to, try dressing for work at home in a similar way that you would dress at the office.
This summers internship has been such a fantastic experience. Throughout this summer, I've had the opportunity to work alongside Konstantin and the Houston team. I've also been able to develop is a web application that pulls, analyzes, and interprets raw COVID data from several websites. This project was done in Python, using Plotly for the visualizations, Dash and Flask to build this web application, and Heroku was used to host this web application.
This summer, Arcurve's interns have been working together to organize a company-wide community project. We collaborated to design a company-wide photo bingo challenge, which encourages all Arcurvians to complete fun challenges while supporting their local communities through COVID-19. These challenges range from summiting a mountain to donating blood. We had an amazing time working together and are looking forward to seeing Arcurvians compete for prizes throughout the next month! - Joel & Ruha
Last weekend a few of us interns (both old and current) set off for the mountains! We hit Porcupine Ridge and captured this sweet pic at the top. I've learned to trust the All Trails rating which we though wouldn't apply to us young guys. Turns out we were not prepared emotionally or physically for this hike which All Trails calls 'Hard'. All in all an awesome day though!
While travelling down to LA for a concert, I couldn't resist busting out the bike (and of course the Arcurve jersey) to check out the mountains just West of Vegas. Locals thought I was nuts for only wearing shorts in 20 degree Celsius weather. The trip was phenomenal, and I'm super grateful that Arcurve allowed me to take the time to fulfill this lifelong bucket list item! Can't wait for my next adventure already
While attempting to reduce the number of dependencies my project relied on, I came across some useful Node packages that helped trim the fat from the node_modules: - depcheck: Outputs all the usages of ecach package listed in package json. This is useful for determining if any packages are unused - npm prune: Once you've found packages that are unused, this Node command will remove any packages removed from the package.json - npm ddp: Flatten dependency tree and removes redundant packages
This was my first experience writing any UI test/automation, so this framework was a great opportunity to learn! This web framework allows you to write cross-browser tests to check end-to-end behavior of your web app. Essentially, this adds another layer of regression and smoke testing, because the last thing we want is to not catch broken functionality whenever we make new changes.
So you have been working for a while, made a few commits and realized you have been on the wrong branch this entire time. If this sounds familiar then maybe git cherry-pick is for you! Git cherry-pick allows you to pick specific commits from one branch and apply them to another branch. So next time you mess up your repo don't panic, cherry-pick!
Rather than keep score on a whiteboard for our weekly beer o'clock game of cricket, I developed a web application using React and Firebase to bring us into the 21st century! Modern problems require modern solutions, right?! The current version is very basic, but it certainly an improvement over the whiteboard! The goal is to have a leaderboard, maybe even a tournament feature, so stay tuned! Also, this project is open to contributions! Check it out here:
Coming from a University where the curriculum is centered around formal software practices rather than modern tech stacks, we were never taught any web development frameworks. So, I was a little nervous beginning a project that relied entirely on ReactXP. Want to know what I think of it? Check out my blog post:
Finally got around to working with docker containerization, the days of “But it works on my machine” are finally coming to an end! I may or may not be - but definitely am - guilty of speaking that phrase a few times, so working with Docker really gives me some additional peace of mind.
Recently, I just worked with AvaloniaUI, a XAML Framework currently in its BETA stage. There’s nothing wrong with dabbling with bleeding edge technologies every now and then, especially when the ability to write cross-platform applications using .NET Core makes it well worth it!