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Annie Taylor Chen

A hybrid of coder, designer, photographer. I love innovative and creative projects. I also cook awesome vegan food!

Location Stockholm, Sweden Joined Joined on  Personal website https://www.annietaylorchen.com/ github website

Education

Self-taught

Work

Front-end /Full-stack (MERN) developer

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We need to talk: More on the problems juniors are facing

"Survival of the fittest" --- exactly how I felt. It felt eve...

Why are there fewer female developers?

Interesting, good to know more perspectives. I will take some...

What type of computer do Linux Developers use?

I have a discussion here: dev.to/annietaylorchen/which-compu....

Building a sexy, mobile-ready navbar in any web framework

Awww love those cats! I really like how easy the animations a...

What if you could change one thing about your career

yeah... but often I found that, due to the lack of those basi...

What if you could change one thing about your career

So far it seems I did everything I could, and have taken tips...

What does your study routine looks like?

I also highly recommend Deep Work by Cal Newport. It will giv...

Why are there fewer female developers?

Yeah, in modern days, being a software developer is no longer...

Interviews and Infants

Ah... no matter what reason, I think they should just let you...

What does your study routine looks like?

I personally find blocking time (phone off, software blocking...

Interviews and Infants

Thank you for sharing this. I feel you. It's particularly har...

To All the Companies I've Interviewed with Before

Yeah... this is a tough year. I saw (read) so many tears and ...

Moment.js & The Selflessness of Developers

I really admire people who contribute to open source out of b...

Why are there fewer female developers?

According to the article I pasted in point 4, Google fired an...

Why are there fewer female developers?

Interesting. I haven't watched this but I did watch movie lik...

Why are there fewer female developers?

Haha indeed. I remember once a girl who studied CS said she e...

I've hit a brick wall. How do I progress as a React Dev and other confusions.

If you want to find a job in a company: learn typescript as...

Why are there fewer female developers?

Hmm... I'm not sure, how do you explain the point 3? You'd th...

Why are there fewer female developers?

Thanks Austin for your valuable insight. Now I think back w...

Why are there fewer female developers?

Interesting Doaa! One time I talked to a girl from India, and...

Against Namespacing Personal Sites

Yeah... but traditionally people see "categories" as bigger g...

Against Namespacing Personal Sites

Yeah, now thinking back I should have done that. The same for...

Against Namespacing Personal Sites

xyz is either a blog post or a page. Originally I thought for...

Against Namespacing Personal Sites

I have abc.com/blog for all the blogs (like archives), but fo...

Working Remote for Those Who Struggle with It

Yeah I guess everything has pros and cons. Personally I like ...

How long did you have to wait?

Hi James, yesterday I read a wonderful book on how to create ...

Should I Go For Node or Golang

If your first language is js, learn node js first. If your fi...

Would you recommend Svelte and what router do you like?

I currently only tried svelte router in spa and use the head ...

Is W3Schools deprecated? Why?

It’s still available? I do think it’s very beginner friendly ...

Ten Tips for Becoming an Elite Developer

I was preparing counter arguments as I read but luckily I was...

How do you manage your browser bookmarks?

I put all my computer science, programming and web developmen...

How long did you have to wait?

I came to this article and thought I could share with you: de...

What CS concepts should self-taught and bootcamp devs learn?

I refer to teachyourselfcs.com/ I just got four books from am...

What CS concepts should self-taught and bootcamp devs learn?

Why do you think OS is more important? And network not so muc...

Getting Your First Software Job Without Professional Experience

I think it’s comforting to read that it’s common that it take...

How long did you have to wait?

Yeah I understand. I often feel the same! But maybe you can a...

What are reasons you're not using Svelte in production?

That's so nice to hear. :) I wish more people are open like y...

Are you a "confident" developer?

Yeah so many things that are important in the work is ignored...

Working Toward Your First Job: Mindset

I like your point of seeing the interview as a pitch to sell ...

I failed an interview because of an algorithm

Sigh* This just sounds like a typical failure of the hiring ...

Why should I learn JavaScript

I wouldn't look at what languages you should learn but what d...

Are you a "confident" developer?

Logic test is fine, but I failed the timed hackerrank test. F...

How long did you have to wait?

Sorry to hear this, but... all grads this year is particularl...

Is Vite currently the best bundler for Svelte?

Right. When app grows larger and speed becomes slower, we hav...

Svelte, why so much hype ?

dev.to/kevinast/responsive-svelte-... You can read more here...

Svelte, why so much hype ?

Really? for personal projects or production? If it's for your...

Svelte, why so much hype ?

Just my two cents, I think it takes time to build virtual DOM...

Is Vite currently the best bundler for Svelte?

I remember the first time I use webpack for react (before usi...

"Why do you want to work for us?" - Interview Question (Demystified)

This is interesting from a company's perspective. From candid...

Why to not support Internet Explorer

My guess is they don't have budget to upgrade their internal ...

Why to not support Internet Explorer

I convinced a small client of mine to add a javascript code u...

How I optimised my online presence to get opportunities

I want to celebrate your success but at the same lament that ...

Why React projects still use Redux

Yeah within the community we're discussing about showcases. I...

Why React projects still use Redux

I can imagine the difficulty and frustration of understanding...

Which computer to choose for Linux OS with good graphical processing power? + UPDATE

I will put a update once I get mine, but we're looking at the...

Which computer to choose for Linux OS with good graphical processing power? + UPDATE

Yeah... tax and redistribution is another big topic, which mi...

Which computer to choose for Linux OS with good graphical processing power? + UPDATE

Well salaries can't be compared with US ones of course...but ...

Which computer to choose for Linux OS with good graphical processing power? + UPDATE

Not sure how they calculate for individual things, but genera...

Which computer to choose for Linux OS with good graphical processing power? + UPDATE

Wow, that's cool! Bet gamers will drool over that... envying ...

Which computer to choose for Linux OS with good graphical processing power? + UPDATE

I did a bit digging on the same site we ordered, except keybo...

Which computer to choose for Linux OS with good graphical processing power? + UPDATE

indeed... for a laptop that's more important, but for desktop...

Which computer to choose for Linux OS with good graphical processing power? + UPDATE

Good idea, we will consider that. Actually we just did someth...

Which computer to choose for Linux OS with good graphical processing power? + UPDATE

I bet there are some in the suburb. But I am not a hardware f...

Which computer to choose for Linux OS with good graphical processing power? + UPDATE

Hi there, thanks a lot for those detailed information! I will...

5 Tips to Solve your Problems as a Developer

Yeah... my problem is also that I tend to get stuck at one pr...

Firebase authentication with Svelte

Ah I see... looking forward to the next article then. Do a lo...

ADHD, the Quarantine, and Me

You did well. I couldn't imagine how I could cope with switch...

Firebase authentication with Svelte

why is there "signing in" and "signed in"? I thought this ste...

10 Cool React Tips

I also don't like Redux... but some jobs require it still. Th...

What is TypeScript and Why You Should Use it in 2020

Yeah I can see the benefits in the bigger team. Often you nee...

What is TypeScript and Why You Should Use it in 2020

I remember I battled with typescript to make the code to comp...

A month without social media

Good for you! I think you'd enjoy the book Digital Minimalism...

A month without social media

Haha this is not a challenge for me but the default. Although...

JavaScript or JQuery? Which do you use?

I choose vanilla JavaScript or svelte, the compiler if you wa...

Why are you afraid of DevOps?

as self-taught I often found there is a huge knowledge gap w...

What are your favorite cloud services?

Firebase, database backend as service, easy for front-end de...

8 Q&A's for Bootcamp Students in 2020

Great post Shawn... I read through your github ama as well. O...

What's your favorite templating engine?

EJS and Handlebars... but I would really love to work with Re...

Make all of your Google Fonts SCREAMING fast

I usually download them and host them in fonts folder in my o...

Deploying your Node.js app on Digital Ocean VPS

Hi so far I used Heroku to host all my toy projects, the con ...

Show your latest dev.to posts automatically on your GitHub profile readme

How come you guys always came out with those amazing things? ...

Popular web APIs you should know about

Interesting I already used some of those...such as Algolia, r...

So you want to be a programmer - Are you sure?

Well said. I came to the field partially out of interest : I ...

CS Degree VS Coding Bootcamp VS Self-Taught

This is a good article that answers my questions about why em...

Advice for a struggling bootcamp grad?

Yeah you should definitely write some blog posts about all th...

Advice for a struggling bootcamp grad?

Wow thank you so much David! Maybe you should write this into...

Advice for a struggling bootcamp grad?

One of my problems is timed algorithm test, such as by hacker...

What were your knowledge gaps when you started your career?

I think it's the TCP/IP, CORS, CI/CD, setting up the correct ...

How To Create A GitHub Profile README

Haha how can I not follow this trend, here is mine. :) Made w...

Learning SVG animation to spice up my GitHub Profile

It looked really nice on your github :)

What were the most difficult challenges you faced while seeking your first coding job?

For me it's the entry level jobs requires 3+ years experience...

What makes you think "Ok, that should be a component"?

Usually it's the "third" time I write the same stuff, then I ...

5 essential job application tips from a CTO

Interesting... a lot of suggestion say don't use photo, becau...

Are you in the GitHub Arctic Code Vault?

yeah I saw that... then I deleted my comment too lol.

Are you in the GitHub Arctic Code Vault?

I thought everyone gets it, as an encouragement during the co...

The Heartbreaks of Interviewing During COVID19

I feel your pain... personally I feel that browsing through j...

A nice intro to Svelte Data Fetching

Yeah... I fell in love with it when I wanted to pick a framew...

A nice intro to Svelte Data Fetching

After somewhat messy setup of redux I would say Svelte's stat...

When to pick Gatsby, Next.Js or Create React App

Wonderful discussion... those are things I also constantly th...

Which computer to choose for Linux OS with good graphical processing power? + UPDATE

In this case I do suggest brands that're Linux-first. :) My n...

Which computer to choose for Linux OS with good graphical processing power? + UPDATE

In the past I've used dell laptop (when I first switched, I...

Managing state in Svelte

Those diagrams really cleared up the concepts about Svelte st...

Which computer to choose for Linux OS with good graphical processing power? + UPDATE

I'm opening to both. I would prefer getting it as a whole whe...

Which computer to choose for Linux OS with good graphical processing power? + UPDATE

Exactly, I haven't used Windows for the past 12 years I guess...

Which computer to choose for Linux OS with good graphical processing power? + UPDATE

Thanks for the tip. Their laptops looks better than ordinary ...

Which computer to choose for Linux OS with good graphical processing power? + UPDATE

Wow interesting. I quickly browsed through but need a further...

When things are back to normal, will you be working from home or in an office?

As a female developer I can say one benefit is that I don't n...

Being a Female Programmer: How is it For You?

I am very new in the field but so far experiences (both inter...

When are you happiest as a coder?

When I worked out the final product/projects as my mind inten...

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