Brad Traversy’s DevConnector tutorial has kept me busy over the past couple weeks. see repo It was great to brush up after being away from developing React.js and Redux for a while. DevConnector is a much larger application than what I have built in the past using these tools, so and I was glad to practice my React/Redux programming patterns on such a larger scale.
I learned some new techniques in addition to brushing up on the familiar ones. mLab.com is a great tool for development. Not just a convenient alternative to working with MongoDB locally, mLab also offers intuitive interfaces for monitoring and managing database indexes.
Concurrently is another great trick I learned from this tutorial. I used to start the API and my frontend as separate processes, but with concurrently, I can combine them into one convenient command in my package.json