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Interning at GoCardless

I'm wrapping up a four month internship at GoCardless and thought I'd share some of the projects I've worked on.

GoCardless has a real variety of projects, which has kept every day interesting and challenging. From front-end javascript to PHP client libraries, I've worked on almost everything at GoCardless and been able to learn from some awesome developers. Here are a few highlights:

React / How I came to love React

A couple of months ago we decided to rewrite the GoCardless marketing pages using React to support proper internationalisation. I was on the team from the inception of the project, figuring out how the app would work and seeing it through to completion.

Since last summer I'd been hearing great things about React, so it was great to get an opportunity to give it a try. We rewrote the site into an isomorphic site based off of dynamic React components, and I was really impressed by the flexibility and speed of the framework - both in development and production. GoCardless is planning to open source the work, and I'll definitely use React again.

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Stubby: better mocking of HTTP requests in client side tests

Today we're open sourcing Stubby, a small library for stubbing client-side AJAX requests, primarily designed for use in front end tests. Stubby lets your implementation code make real HTTP requests which are intercepted just before they hit the network. This keeps your tests fast and easier to work with.

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