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Behavior-driven Development: how to develop tests for a Pokédex using BDD

In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to start using BDD and will use a Pokémon Pokédex search feature as an example. BDD means Behavior-driven Development and it’s a refinement of existing TDD processes. It considers the feature behavior ahead of the development and the test processes. A system can have many behaviors, which are basically how a feature operates input, process and output.

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Technical Front-end Development Development

How to Avoid Array Mutation

Originally posted on dev.to

In this article, I’ll focus on showing how to add, edit and remove items in an array causing mutation and non-mutation ways.

One thing we need to keep in mind when writing code avoiding mutation is to return a new reference to the data after the update.

It’s a common approach when working with functional programming and if you want to understand some concepts of functional programming I recommend you read this article I wrote some time ago.

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Technical Development Business

Technology trends transforming the energy sector

Have you heard about microgrids, virtual power plants, demand response, or distributed generation concepts? Do you know how these issues relate to the technological trends expected for this year? In the era of startups, innovation, and exponential growth, new models are emerging in different markets to address technological trends that are already a reality in many countries. The energy sector has evolved alongside this trend, creating opportunities for the insertion of new business models, such as those involving distributed generation, and increasingly making the market more flexible.

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Technical Front-end Development

Using functional programming to create a game in JS

There has been a lot of hype around the functional programming paradigm for some time and there are a lot of great books and articles about it on the internet, but it’s not so easy to find real examples with its application. So have I decided to create a game trying to follow its concepts using Javascript, which is the most popular programming language today. In this post, I will share some of this experience and tell you if it was worth it.

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Development Business

Cheesecake Labs ranked Top#1 Mobile App Development Company in Latin America by Clutch

Cheesecake Labs is honored to be featured as Top #1 Mobile App Development Company by Clutch, representing the best choice for a nearshore development company in the US. We are very proud of our team and our work for such meaningful recognition from this leading B2B tech services research and review platforms.

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Technical Mobile Development

First steps with React Native animations

Recently I was given the opportunity to work in a React Native project, as a developer, most of my experience was with React, so I was thrilled with expanding my knowledge in this area.

As I started studying the platform, I got really interested in how to make animations using React Native, and in this blogpost, I am going to share my experience, and create a guide for beginners on how to start animating your React Native apps. In this guide, we are going to create a Burger Button that when activated spins and turns into an X button. For this, introductory knowledge of React Native will be required.

To follow the code, use the instructions in Getting Started with React Native, and then we can start our guide.

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Technical Development Back-end

White label with Django made easy

Django Framework has great out-of-the-box features that when used wisely can become powerful allies to create quick scalable solutions with less code. The Sites Framework is one of these great hidden gems, especially if you are trying to create a solution that handles multiple websites on the same application, such as White Label platforms.

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Workflow Technical Mobile Development

Understanding when and how Android Views have dimensions set

I believe that almost every Android dev has at least once tried to get a View’s dimension, but it returned 0, nada. This is a very common situation, it is one of those problems that we just Google for a solution and find a workaround that seems to work. We add it to the code without having much idea of what’s going on and that’s it. In this article I’ll explain why this happens and why many of the most used workarounds should be avoided. In the end I’ll give you a very sweet solution.

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