Barry McGee

Barry McGee

I'm a Software Engineer based in Belfast, N. Ireland. This is my infrequent blog on technology, politics & life generally.

Get that Pull Request merged - today.

Not so fast. It's two, three, four days later and you're still battling to land that Pull Request (PR) as you deal with suggestions to…

Reactathon 2019, San Francisco

I love conferences - they're an opportunity to network with talented people from an array of different backgrounds, immerse myself in…

New Gatsby plugin: Scroll Indicator

At the start of this year, I rebuilt this blog using Gatsby. One of the stand-out features which set Gatsby apart from the rest as a static…

Formatting your code with Prettier

For many years, I've spent a considerable amount of time squinting at my code editor and trying to decide if the curly brackets at the top…

Making remote work, work.

I have been working remotely from home full-time for the past two years, and I love it. Previous to this, I had always worked in an office…

New year, new blog... again.

I was reasonably successful at my new year resolutions in 2018 so, I'm giving new year resolutions another bash in 2019.First up, I want to…

React Finland 2018

I was attracted to the conference by the single track format and the diverse range of talks scheduled, from the technical aspects of…

Hack The Hub 2018

It was held in the cavernous S13 space, a former B&Q warehouse on the Boucher Road. While this meant we had acres of spaces to roam freely…

Taming your inbox

Aggressively unsubscribeAlmost every service you sign up to will ask for your email address to uniquely identify you as you. This also gives…

Thoughts on Brexit

However, as the date of the EU referendum draws ever closer, I’m finding myself increasingly frustrated with the narrative of public debate…