Jake Worth

Blog of Jake Worth, software engineer in Maine.

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Get Good

October 13, 20212 min read
  • advice

I mentor bootcamp students, and a question that I’m asked often is: What should I focus on at the beginning of my career? My answer is…

Organizing Your JavaScript Imports

August 31, 20211 min read
  • javascript

JavaScript imports can be a confusing, churning mess. In this post, I’d like to share the way I handle this part of writing JavaScript. Why…

When Should I Not Refactor?

August 26, 20212 min read
  • refactoring

Martin Fowler defines refactoring as: Refactoring (noun): a change made to the internal structure of software to make it easier to…

The Tutorial Anti-Pattern

August 24, 20213 min read
  • advice

Here’s a scenario: you’re applying for your first tech job. You’ve found a bunch of tutorials like Rails Tutorial and you’re speeding…

Consultancy Cycles

August 05, 20212 min read
  • advice

This week in conversation I made this argument: Working at a quality software development consultancy like Hashrocket early in your…

Week in Review: Week 26, 2021

July 02, 20212 min read

Here’s my weekly review. Previous Action Items None; I haven’t done a review in a while. It’s good to be back. What Went Well 🎉 This week I…

Week in Review: Week 18, 2021

May 07, 20212 min read

This week I’ll be using a weekly standup format: what I did this week, what I plan to do next week, and issues I’m encountering. This Week…

Week in Review: Week 16, 2021

April 23, 20212 min read

Opening Thought “Don’t look for the next opportunity. The one you have in hand is the opportunity.” —Paul Arden Consistency Was I consistent…

Week in Review: Week 15, 2021

April 16, 20213 min read

I took last week off. Here’s my weekly review; I’m borrowing Ben Kuhn’s format. Check out his blog– it’s amazing. Opening Thought “Our…

Week in Review: Week 13, 2021

April 02, 20212 min read
  • react

Here’s my review for this week. Previous Action Items None. What Went Well My pair and I ended a client engagement we’d been on for almost a…

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