Thinking about Team Structure

(cross post from Into Thin Air) Distributed teams aren’t new to software engineering. It’s safe to say that those who have been in the industry for a while have worked with people who aren’t physically located with us. In my experience, the situation has nearly always been…

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“The Engineer”

(cross-posted from Into Thin Air) “Oh, you’re ‘The Engineer’!” “Uh, hi, I’m Jeremy.” “We’re all so excited you’re here!” “As am I!” This was a common exchange I had with “Gusties” (what Gusto calls its employees) in the Denver office as my first day here began.…

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Interning at Gusto, and reflections on how I got here

My first job ever was at a local running store in my hometown. I was a fresh high school graduate looking to make some money before I went off to college, and I remember spending a couple of weeks trying to find a job with no luck. One day, while…

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Evolving JavaScript Part 3: Building a React Application

In the previous posts, we covered why we moved away from Backbone and started building new features with React. To further reinforce why we invested in our migration from Backbone to React, we've built out a tutorial that demonstrates some of the UI principles we follow here at Gusto. We'll…

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Evolving JavaScript Part 2: Hello React

In the previous post, we detailed the reasoning that led to us moving away from Backbone. In this installment, we'll highlight how we framed the search that led us to React and subsequently dive into a React tutorial of how we write React components at Gusto. Optimizing for your own…

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Evolving JavaScript Part 1: Goodbye Backbone

Note: This is the first post in a multi-part series about the evolution of our Javascript application over time. Here are parts 2 and parts 3. The advancements in the JavaScript community over the last few years have been staggering. With the release of powerful new tools, languages, and frameworks,…

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