Worklog 061918

Started my new job at Trinity Apparel today as a Junior Frontend Engineer. I’ve been looking to get back into the habit of writing, so I’ve decided to share “worklogs” so I can keep up with my progress over time and have something to look back on next time Imposter Syndrome™️ inevitably sets in.

Not much went on today other than typical “drink from the fire hydrant” learning as well as a 1 on 1 with my boss and a Sprint Meeting. My big task over the next couple of weeks is to learn more about Webpack (and other build tools) and see how we may be able to use modern tooling (so I can write in ES Next syntax) but still be able to build my React components and inject them into an existing PHP monolith without touching the production build process at all.

It sounds super abstract, and I may not even be describing the problem in nearly the amount of detail I need to, and that’s partly because I haven’t wrapped my head around the full scope of the problem. I’m writing this anyway primarily because I want to re-establish my habit of writing that I’ve lost over the past year.

Will share more as I learn more, but in the meantime, if you have experience integrating React into a specific part of a [mostly] server-rendered PHP monolith, I’d love to hear your thoughts or read any links you’d like to share.


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