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
git-hours. A small nodejs util that allows you to estimate the time spent on a project simply by inspecting the commits. It's not precise, but it can give you a good idea of the amount of time you've spent on any given project.
I found a treasure of electronics explanation videos by an electronics professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Especially the videos on analog sound are what interest me the most. He goes over some ancient and legendary synth modules from famous brands like Moog and Buchla. Most of the theory behind analog sound engineering is very specific, and understanding them makes debugging a circuit a lot easier when things go wrong when you build a synthesizer module. They don't teach you at school what Rossum compensation is in a VCO. 😉
- 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.