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Continuum’s Chauncey Brooks on Startups, Recruiting, and What It Means to Find "Good Talent"
Chauncey Brooks is a talent rockstar who has experience recruiting for Slack, Stripe, Google, and, most recently, Continuum. We sat down to pick his brain about recruiting, founding, and what "good talent" really means.
We're using a new technique in our critical hiring decisions. It's called a hiring memo - here's what it is and why it works.
Data reporting tools are so important to a strong recruiting strategy. While rollout can be a challenge, this method will help you get the best result.
7 minute read
Detecting Node Event Loop Blockers
Our application code runs in a single thread with Node.js. The thread can get blocked by requests with CPU-intensive computation and significantly slow our response times. We'll walk you through how we identify and eliminate these blocking requests.
Continous Deployment via a GitHub Actions Reminder
An automated reminder to deploy as an effective way to keep deploys small and safe.
Type Safety with ES2022's Array.prototype.at
Array.at provides better type safety than the standard index operator, and it works with Node 16!
Querying JSON and XML with jq and xq
How I use command line tools to inspect JSON and XML data that would be impossible to do by eye.
Flexible Types that Support Autocomplete with Template Literals (Oh My!)
Use template literals to create flexible types that accurately check possible values at compile time and support autocomplete in common editors (like VSCode).
Testing Using Jest Table Syntax
How to write similar Jest tests without copying and pasting code.