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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

5 Tips For Writing A Conference Submission

August 13, 2018

We recently finalized the speakers and sessions for Cream City Code 2018. We received a great number of submissions this year, and after reviewing them all, I've put together 5 tips for writing your next conference submission.

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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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