Iterating on an Interactive UI with ReactJS

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While building the beta of observ.io over these past few months, Paul tasked me with creating an interactive UI where users could compare individual tests that they have run. The initial ask was: We should help people diagnose problems by allowing them to view different test results and compare th…

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A Developer’s Guide to Designing

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Recently at WonderProxy, we started developing a new product that leverages our network of proxy servers. Using the technology of the Where’s It Up API, we started to build out a monitoring service called observ.io. The WonderProxy team first decided to buy some domain names, register our official t…

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User Feedback & UI Animations at WonderProxy

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When you're just getting started in your career as a web developer, you just want to get the code right. Desperately. At some point down the line, when you've learned the JavaScripts, you get the looping-things, and maybe you even remember to do input validation, you'll finally have the energy to f…

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Remote Life at WonderProxy: Coworking

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It’s a little known fact that we WonderMinions are scattered across North America and work together remotely. Some of you out there might be wondering: would working remotely be a good fit for me? Would I go crazy due to lack of human contact? Can I work from home or should I find a coworking space?…

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React Component Lifecycle

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In my last blog post, I wrote about migrating our Global Ping Statistics interactive table from jQuery to ReactJS. As my first foray into React, I couldn’t have asked for a simpler task: building React components that are all contained within one view is the simplest way to become acquainted with Re…

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Transitioning Global Ping Statistics from jQuery to React

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The Global Pings Statistics data is generated with Unix command line tool ping, executing pings from each of the WonderNetwork servers. As WonderProxy's first full-time front-end developer (yahoo!) I was tasked recently with updating the UI that showcases our ping data. I sought to improve the UI wh…

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