Mitchell Simoens Blog

Written by Mitchell Simoens who is a long time nerd developing software and building computers and gadgets. Anything expressed on this website are Mitchell Simoens's alone and do not represent his employer.

Health Update

March 18, 20207 min read

About 7 years ago, I started working out. My eating habits finally caught up with me and I needed to change. So I started working out with a…

Why TypeScript Paths Failed Me

August 07, 20198 min read

This year has really been the year of Typescript for me, I’ve been using is anywhere and everywhere I can. While there are some annoyances…

React State Provider with Hooks

August 01, 20197 min read

I love how simple React makes using global state in an application so simple. It’s API is simple, predictable and easy to grok (IMO). You…

My Move to GitHub Pages

July 26, 20195 min read

I’ve had my personal blog since 2011, the year my career sort of took off. I self hosted Wordpress as it’s the de facto blog platform (at…

Sencha Making The Same Mistakes

June 18, 20189 min read

Let’s get something out before I start. Yes, I am an ex-employee of Sencha. No, I was not laid off (I left on principle seeing the knowledge…

What I miss at Sencha

October 30, 201712 min read

It’s been a little bit since I left Sencha and while working here at Modus has been great so far, there is still something I miss about…