12 Devs of Xmas

Welcome to the 12 Devs of Xmas, 12 insightful articles introducing you to new and exciting things in the world of web development.

Day 6: From nothing to agile

On the sixth day of Xmas, Gonçalo Morais talks workflow taking us on a journey from nothing to working in a fully agile environment. Gonçalo uses his recent experiences to give you some great detail on the what’s, why’s, and how’s of getting started with agile.

by Gonçalo Morais

Day 5: SKYNET and you; understanding artificial intelligence before it’s too late

On the fifth day of Xmas, Alex Roche takes a look into the world of Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks. While you won’t have enough information at the end to start building your own T-800, Alex takes you through what Neural Networks are and covers some of the many ways the are able to learn from the data we give them.

by Alex Roche

Day 4: Gender representation on the web and in forms

On the fourth day of Xmas, Claire Gowler takes a look at what gender is and how it’s represented it on the web. As web developers and designers it’s important that we not treat gender as a binary, in this article, Claire takes a look at the issues that can arise with gender and some helpful ways we can be helpful and most importantly respectful when we need to ask for a person’s gender in forms.

by Claire Gowler

Day 3: Managing Cognitive Load for Team Learning

On the third day of Xmas, Jo Pearce explores our methods of learning as developers and how the ever-increasing complexity of our field can sometimes cause stress and anxiety. In this article Jo shows us ways we can look to manage our cognitive load and make the most out of our code to help others on the team balance their learning and productivity.

by Jo Pearce

Day 2: Testing React Applications

On the second day of Xmas we welcome back a 12 Devs of Xmas regular, Jack Franklin. Be prepared because this year Jack brings you a brilliant, in-depth look at how you can test your React applications. If you ever needed a mini-project to keep you busy between Xmas and New Year’s, Jack has just the thing!

by Jack Franklin

Day 1: Christmas Is A Time For Reflection

On the first day of Xmas, Melinda Seckington kicks off the return of 12 Devs of Xmas with a look at some of her favourite Xmas movies. For some the break between Xmas and New Year is a time for reflection and looking back on the previous year. In this article Melinda takes a look at personal retrospectives and four ways you can help improve or start your own retrospectives.

by Melinda Seckington