Entrepreneur, software engineer, and amateur photographer.

Hi, I'm Jon Bellah. I'm a software engeering manager, entrepreneur, speaker, and occasional writer based in Nashville, Tennessee.

Using Websockets with React Query

If you just need to fetch some data you can use useQuery and be on your way, but as your application grows in complexity you may find yourself wanting to connect to a websocket to receive real-time updates from your server. Fortunately, React Query makes this quite painless.

Bye bye, Birdie

I honestly can't tell if the Twitter acquisition is going off the rails or according to plan.

Making the Jump to Engineering Management

After almost a decade working as an individual contributor — with a few short stints in engineering leadership-adjacent roles — I've decided to finally make the jump to engineering management.

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