Rafaël Mindreau loves experimenting and beautiful interfaces, music and food too..
Rafaël Mindreau is a full-stack developer at Wheelhouse
To get to know who we are and what kind of person we are, we ask a few questions. Here are the questions and answers of Rafaël Mindreau
What does your average day look like?
Wake up variably at around 8 AM, ready in 30 mins. Make myself a coffee, eating some breakfast (can’t do without it). I will take the time to schedule my day work-wise and see if there’s any calls. Lunch around 1 PM. Since Corona I usually mix my work with everyday tasks like groceries and barbers. Around 5-6 PM I study some music. The rest of the evening I work on one of my crazy non-code projects, or watch some series.
What do you like most about your job?
I like the variety and autonomy.
Why are you Full-Stack Consultant?
I don’t consider myself specifically specialised in either Front- or Back-end. I like to see the bigger picture in projects, and as a full-stack engineer you get to see all sides of this bigger picture.
What’s your most useless talent
Really good at driving backwards in bumper-cars. You won’t expect me reversing into you!
What’s your craziest invention?
My HelloFresh synthesizer, even though I’m sure the guys at HelloFresh don’t have a clue.
Would you rather be deaf or blind?
Blind, I’m already blind, lol. Deafness would really mean the end of my life.
Most influential album you’ve listened to
Boards Of Canada - The Campfire Headphase
- The importance of Changelogs
I have recently used vue-markdown-loader to load a CHANGELOG.md file directly into the app. It turned out that some users in the app wanted to follow up on the process taking place. Not only should most projects already have a changelog and a release system, it should be very easy to include a changelog somewhere in the application.
Lichess is an open-source alternative to chess.com. I started playing chess after watching The Queen's Gambit. What a drop-dead cliché! Still, I'll beat all of your asses one day, just wait for it! 😤 Okay, probably not, but I've come to really appreciate the game's versatility and various situations. By the way, I have always admired how ancient the game really is.
- Sequel Pro
I was looking for a good DB viewer. First, I was using DBeaver for quite some time, but its user-friendliness (or lack thereof) had me looking for alternatives. For instance, there's DataGrip, which is a paid software many people tend to use. Luckily, I stumbled upon Sequel Pro, an open-source tool with a little extra elegancy.