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Steven Hicks

MKE web development generalist and speaker. Husband/dad/pack-mule, fake rock climber, and mediocre triathlete.

If you ain't falling, you ain't learning.

Steven Hicks

Recent Stuff

Mocking ES2015 modules

January 5, 2017

When unit testing your ES2015 code, you'll probably want to mock dependencies. My team had been tolerating some test-induced damage to our code, in order to allow mocking of ES2015 module exports. But recently we discovered a feature of ES2015 modules that allowed us eliminate the test-induced damage.

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SSIS Is Annoying

December 1, 2016

The project I'm currently working on requires a spreadsheet to be imported into the database. SSIS seemed like the logical solution to this. Then the honeymoon ended, and I found out SSIS was stealing my money and slowly poisoning me. Here are some other things SSIS does wrong!

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October Recap

November 12, 2016

October was a crazy month! Aside from being peak soccer season for my kids, I had two speaking engagements, and helped organize a conference.

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My TDD Sales Pitch

August 18, 2016

A coworker recently asked me to send some good resources for introducing a team to TDD. I thought the internet was a good place to put it.

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Ember looks neat

March 24, 2016

I am in the market for a new MV* framework in Javascript. I'm not totally sold on Angular 2 or React, but I think Ember looks neat.

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