Manheim, CSS Style Injection & Apprenticeships

Most of us know very little about the Dealer Auction Company Manheim. But, they are doing a great job promoting innovation not only for them & Cox (their parent company) but also the development community as a whole in Atlanta. I was impressed with their blending of professional development and partnership with Atlanta Fullstack. “As always this blog is more for my sanity than you.”

 

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Style Injection

React‘s use of JSX a format that through transpilers such as Babel has allowed us to embedded our HTML into our JavaScript has opened the doors to even more componentization in our apps. Now, the idea is slowly gaining traction to also place our CSSĀ in components as well. (You can find a link to the presentation here). I like the idea of continuing to build components (when you can) that are compartmentalized with all of the pieces of the puzzle in one place (as long as that puzzle is nice and simple). A few frameworks mentioned were:

RADIUM

JSS

CSSX

 

A HUGE Company Building An Apprenticeship Program

I think it is awesome that a large company is thinking about developing talent rather than hunting it down. It makes sense for Manheim, they are a Rails organization (I think) which means (and I’m stereotyping) that many of the potential developers they are going to attract are not from a traditional CS background (I think of bootcamps), it allows them to cultivate quality talent on a trial basis, it takes HR out of the equation. I could not find a link to their fall program but here is one to this summers application.

Manheim, CSS Style Injection & Apprenticeships

Journal of an Apprentice Developer

After connecting with a company here in Atlanta I was sent a set of corporate principles and resources. This was so that I could better understand who they are and what they represent. The resources are great focusing on two great works Clean Coders and Apprentice Patterns.

Inside of Apprentice Patterns was a gold mine if you are interested in learning about the life of a new developer. In chapter 2 (or 3?) there is a link to an old blog by a developer named Jake Scruggs where he details his experience in his first position (YOU CAN FIND IT HERE) at Object Mentor. I realize I am supposed to be reading the other two pieces of work but this is intriguing to dig into.

On a side note I had seen a excerpt from Apprentice Patterns in a tweet from Toby Ho who is a teacher for Digital Crafts and had already placed it on my reading list. I’ve read Clean Code and I am sure Clean Coders will be great.

 

Journal of an Apprentice Developer