When i started redesigning scotchy.co I wanted the user interface to feel fluid and dynamic without a lot of obvious page loads. React obviously allows you to do this with state very easily, but it can be quite cumbersome to manage the state throughout the different layers of nested components.
My name is Joshua Wilcox and I am a Burlington, VT based software engineering manager specializing in billing and payment systems. I love rock climbing, hiking, traveling, woodworking and amatuer photographer. Ccurrently I work at Boundless as an Engineering Manager for the Payments and New Services team and my next adventure is to Montana for some hiking and climbing.
When I was redesigning this site, i decided to use Gatsby for building the site for its flexibility and ease of use, while still being able to use React.js. Gatsby is great because of the ease of 3rd party integrations with various sources for both data and images.