I am Tracy Lee, RxJS Core Team Member & Co-Founder of This Dot Labs & Media. Ask me anything!

Started on March 15, 2019 6:00 PM

Hey Hashnode community, 👋

I am Tracy Lee. I cofounded This Dot Labs, a consultancy helping teams build front end applications and is focused on changing the ratio in tech. I am also a Google Developer Expert, RxJS Core Team member, a Women Techmakers Lead, and a frequent keynote speaker at conferences. I head up Community Relations at Node Foundation, ame the host of the Modern Web podcast, organizer of This.JavaScript, Contributor Days, Google Developer Group Silicon Valley and Triangle, and RxWorkshop.

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Hi Tracy, 👋 Since you are an expert today, what do people not tell you about being a software engineer?

That it's important to understand how to communicate with humans and not just code :)

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Can you explain the benefits of using RxJS observables on promises?

Do you mean VS?

Promises are single value and always async. They are eager and stateful with only a few transformation options like then and catch.

Observables can have multiple values, are sync OR async, generally stateless, and have many transformation options out of the box via RxJS.

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What is the best approach to read source code as a beginner? Thanks in advance.

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Hi Tracy,

I am a developer with around 15 years experience and though I work as an Architect I don't feel I am even competent to be a senior developer. I have worked on so many different technologies in course of my career but have not mastered any one. I sometimes worry what would my career look like in another 5 years. Would appreciate any guidance.


Well, what do you want to do with your life? What do you WANT your career to look like in the next 5 years? Making sure you understand and optimize for this is very important so it's not left up to chance.

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As someone who owns a company and hires employees, what would you say is a good salary for mid level to Sr. developers?

Also, what would you say is a good rate to charge clients for hourly work, based on what you have seen quoting work for other companies as part of This dot labs?

dinkin' flicka salary would very much depend on where that person is located.

rates for hourly work - it would very much depend on what type of work you are doing! there is no silver bullet, only testing and optimizing for what works for you in your use case.

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