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Rachel Walker

Rachel has worked in software for 9+ years as a developer and a team lead. Her work has primarily been Java-based, but she has also worked with a variety of web frameworks. She has a background in migrating legacy monolithic applications to web frameworks and microservices. When she isn't writing code, she is likely working in her vegetable garden with her dogs or losing sleep thinking about the social construction of time measurements.

Scripting Development Environment Setup with tmux

Scripting Development Environment Setup with tmux

Rachel Walker Development Technologies, Programming, Tutorial Leave a Comment

Recently, I found myself in a position that developers often face – setting up a complicated local development environment.

My mission: get 8-10 local services up and running using a variety of technologies to test my code prior to merging to a shared environment. Armed with several outdated READMEs, my terminal, and some dire warnings about which services would likely crash my machine, I dove in.

The following blog is my story of writing scripts that utilize tmux to impose some order on the setup process.

Angular Drag and Drop

Angular Material Drag and Drop – Strengths and Limitations

Rachel Walker Angular, Development Technologies, Programming 3 Comments

When Drag and Drop was introduced to the Angular Material/CDK in version 7, it promised to support free dragging, interactive lists, and other common drag and drop operations without third-party library dependencies. Since that initial release, it has received consistent updates to further that goal.

In this blog post, I will be exploring some of the strengths and limitations of the Module that I encountered while implementing both simple and complex drag and drop functionality with CDK version 13.3.5.