Hi! My name is Alex. I’m a software engineer at Facebook, where I work on React Native, Oculus and Messenger. I love thinking about development experience.

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2019

Digital Typewriter 6/9

Improving end to end tests reliability 5/19

How to convince your boss to use React Native 3/9

2018

React Conf 2018 Recap 10/28

How not to use Flux: mini cycles 8/27

I'm a Tomorrowman 8/22

Better way to switch between apps on macOS 5/17

No constraints, no fun 5/2

Why side projects are hard 1/10

2017

The Very First React Native App On the AppStore 4/28

React-flavored JavaScript in 5 minutes 4/24

Understanding "Taming the Meta Language" 3/24

cdtmp 3/21

Plotting ideas 2/24

Good errors leave trace 1/18

2016

Geek's guide to making decent slides 12/14

Test Plan 9/11

Provide Context When Writing Blog Posts 9/1

Show OSX notification when long running command finishes and your terminal is not in focus 7/5

My favorite shell shortcut 6/5

Using Redux with Flow 5/28

Copying code with syntax highlighting 5/20

Hello, world! 4/2