My name is Sean McPherson, and I’m a software engineer interested in all areas of front-end development: from HTML and CSS and JavaScript frameworks to mobile apps and developer tools.

Currently I work at Khan Academy building web and mobile applications in React and React Native. On the side, I like to work on little projects that help make people’s lives easier like Toollama.com.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family (wife, two sons, and dog), playing and watching soccer, re-playing my favorite board games, and trying not to embarrass Jesus Christ.

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When to use React's memo HOC

The memo higher-order component can prevent your component for re-rendering unnecessarily, but you should use caution before using it

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Sean McPherson

I’ve been a big fan of CodeSandbox.io since it released. However, recently I noticed that when you want to convert a sandbox to a GitHub repository, it requires access to your organizations too.

I’m happy to give them access to my GitHub account, but I do not want to give them permissions to edit repos at Khan Academy. This seems like strange oversight from the CodeSandbox team. 🤔

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