Announcing the new ISDA.org

I’m the Director of Web Development at ISDA, a trade organization whose goal is to make the global derivatives markets safer and more efficient. I started there a little over 6 years ago, just after they had launched a new site. The design was contemporary for its time. The codebase was built on top of a custom CMS developed by three separate development firms in the Ukraine. There were some interesting design decisions in the codebase, and a lot of hacks that had been implemented to “just make it work.

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A React + Redux WordPress Theme — Version 2.0

It’s that time of year again. I’ve updated this theme, which runs off my open theme + a few minor style tweaks. What’s new in v2.0? It’s all completely under the hood. So you’ll see nothing different here… But I’ll know. First, since I build the theme, react-router hit version 4 and changed everything. There are a whole lot of changes in this theme due to that. One huge benefit to this update is that now it is much easier to integrate state into your redux flow.

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Developing A Theme for WordPress Using ReactJS, Redux, and the WP REST API

To being, check out the project here. This is a work in progress, but I got enough done this weekend that I’d like to share. I wanted to work on a project using ReactJS and Redux. I’ve heard a lot about it, and wanted to explore it on my own. I do that with every technology before I bring it to the office. Since WordPress incorporated the WP REST API in the core for version 4.

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SUPER Simple React webpack Tutorial, so you can start ‘Getting Started’

Update: This was written before create react app came out. Use that, it’s awesome. The overly complex tutorials for webpack pissed me off for the last time. Just clone this. https://t.co/H7ozaDlvwN — {{{Jack Reichert}}} (@JackReichert) March 12, 2016 I was annoyed by how many people are trying to sound smart in their tutorials, and thus not really helping anything. I wanted a simple “Here is what you need to get started” tutorial and lost a day chasing rabbits down broken holes.

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