I used to write a lot of articles on front-end development back in the days (some of them are still available in the French archive section of my articles). The thing is, writing requires a lot of time and good discipline. Adding 2 kids in the mix kind of broke that dynamic, and I ended up completely removing my blog section when I migrated over to Gatsby last year.
At that time, I moved my website from French to English, and from
.com in order to go international. It didn’t make much sense to keep a French-only part dedicated only to blogging, and that didn’t really encourage me to go back to writing…
But when I reflect back on the 2¾ very busy years I’ve been working at Algolia, I realize I have missed plenty of opportunities to share the things I’ve learned working with such amazing tools as React, Gatsby or GraphQL.
During that period, my team and I were able to:
- Write a CSS atomic framework from scratch (before we decided to turn it into a Tailwind plugin, which is still a work in progress)
- Build a whole Design system, which is currently used on www.algolia.com and blog.algolia.com, amongst others
- Move over www.algolia.com from Middleman to Gatsby
- Move over blog.algolia.com from WordPress to Gatsby
- And a lot of other stuff!
I’ve also recently moved to an Engineering Manager position, and I might share some insights and learnings if I consider them to be relevant.
That’s all, stay tuned 😎