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Andrew Brooks πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»

Full Stack Software Developer // #laravel is β™₯️ I'm Andrew. Building things with code is my jam. Check out some of my writing or say hi!

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Should I stop doubting PHP

Laravel fanboy here. The Laravel core team puts a ton of ...

Minimis - The portal to your web footprint

Looks great! I personally prefer the minimalist styled port...

Let's write HTML like a pro 😎

Honestly I often have the nagging feeling that my HTML mark...

What I learned coming back to freelancing

Great points of view! I'm contemplating getting back into ...

What are your JAMSTACK goals this week?

Wow! I honestly didn't notice the pricing. I wrongly assume...

What are your JAMSTACK goals this week?

Currently rebuilding my portfolio dalebrooks.me in Gatsby a...

Native "Share to DEV" button is now on Stack Overflow

Congrats!! πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰

What are your favorite Electron applications?

Typora! It's a super clean and fast markdown editor. Love u...

Is JavaScript a hard language to learn? (and other things)

JavaScript can be a language that can really make you go wt...

Get Your Very Own JAMstack T-Shirt!

Congrats on the Meetup! Signed up for the beta just now. Ca...

Never Too Late to Learn: My (meandering) path to a career in software engineering

Inspiring journey! Glad you found your way to your passion....

Welcome Thread - v38

Welcome! I'm a laravel dev too!

How do *you* pronounce sudo?

Su-doo-doo πŸ’©

Which unproductive activities are typically mistaken for productivity?

This makes sense to me. I work in multiple hour bursts much...

Which unproductive activities are typically mistaken for productivity?

Unpopular opinion is the pomodoro timer technique. It does ...

What is the best free project management software?

Trello is perfect for me. Simple enough for small projects ...

When is learning what to Google good enough?

Depends on how often the knowledge is needed. If it comes u...

Why starting a SaaS business is hard for developers AND non-developers

It's very easy to jump straight to coding instead of making...

Adding an Emoji Status to Terminal (ZSH)

Love some terminal candy! Setting this up asap, thanks for ...

What's your developer origin story?

Myspace layouts!

PHP... yay or nay?

Modern PHP is great. Especially when using a framework like...

How Writing Helped Pull Me Out of My Burnout

I love that the dev.to is generally a very positive communi...

My journey to becoming a web developer on YouTube

I've actually been planning to start a web development YouT...

VS Code July 2019 Release Highlights Video

The new product icons look great.

A marketplace for buying and selling side-projects

Very unique idea! Congrats on the launch. Are you planning ...

Horizontally and Vertically Centering in CSS

My heart sinks when I realize I need to vertically center a...

Introducing ProGram: An Open-Source, Self-Hosted Instagram

I'll definitely be setting this up. Such a cool concept and...

Do you use time-tracking for work or for your personal time?

Sounds great! I'm in the middle of a relocation but I'll re...

Android dev.to app always offline

I downloaded the app but honestly I enjoy the experience fr...

What do you think about the idea that "there should be only one way of doing a thing" in programming languages?

I like a balance. Too many options makes it hard to define ...

Do you use time-tracking for work or for your personal time?

Great points. Definitely taking all of this into considerat...

JavaScript 101: Arrow Functions

Agreed. It helps with some of the strange and unexpected be...

VSCode Settings Sync

This extension combined with code-server makes for a really...

A simple thing I learned during a code review: Tagged templates

Never knew this use case existed. Thanks for sharing!

Do you use time-tracking for work or for your personal time?

I am in the early stages of building a solution for this pr...

VS Code vs Atom - how to decide?

I'm definitely a VSCode fanboy. I have used atom but had tr...

10 Articles related to Web Development YOU can't miss.

As a PHP dev this is insta bookmarked. πŸ‘

What do you do if you're in the middle of a project and you realize it already exists in the world?

The existence of a similar application can be a positive in...

Still a begginer in Javascript

Intentionally schedule and plan your study and coding time....

How do you balance your side-coding time between learning new things and building with that you already know?

Alternating works well for myself. I have a main side proje...

My beautiful Linux development environment

I love my Linux dev environment but ran into a ton of probl...

Side Hustle Projects - Here's mine, what's yours?

I just started working on a freelance time tracker, TimeLyn...

Feedback on this new DEV feature?

Another idea maybe is a quick countdown splash with an undo...

Feedback on this new DEV feature?

Love the idea of polls. Small thing I noticed is when tappi...

What was your win this week?

Congrats! Hopefully I can get 2 stars one day 😜

Do you code on the weekend? How often, what’s your routine like?

I try to either practice any design patterns I've been lear...

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