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Ben Halpern

A Canadian software developer who thinks he’s funny. He/Him.

Education

Mount Allison University

Work

Founder and Co-CEO at Forem

Heads up: Stackbit integration removal

Heads up: Stackbit integration removal

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Last Chance to Join the 2021 GitHub Actions Hackathon on DEV!

Last Chance to Join the 2021 GitHub Actions Hackathon on DEV!

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What are the coolest coding + music projects out there?

What are the coolest coding + music projects out there?

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Do you still work with jQuery?

Do you still work with jQuery?

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Implementing a Practical Server-Side Solution for Cumulative Layout Shift

Implementing a Practical Server-Side Solution for Cumulative Layout Shift

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Tesla Pushes Out Dangerous Software Update, Bungles Rollback Attempt

Tesla Pushes Out Dangerous Software Update, Bungles Rollback Attempt

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Facebook is down, discuss...

Facebook is down, discuss...

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Forem Hacktoberfest: Let’s Internationalize!

Forem Hacktoberfest: Let’s Internationalize!

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Using FastImage to detect image dimensions in Ruby

Using FastImage to detect image dimensions in Ruby

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What skills do career indie developers not learn (vs those employed mostly on teams)

What skills do career indie developers not learn (vs those employed mostly on teams)

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The REAL difference between 5GHz or 2.4GHz WiFi

The REAL difference between 5GHz or 2.4GHz WiFi

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The Developer Feedback You Are Actually Getting is Survivorship Bias

The Developer Feedback You Are Actually Getting is Survivorship Bias

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What is Apple thinking?

What is Apple thinking?

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You should probably learn TypeScript

You should probably learn TypeScript

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Forem Self-Host is Now Officially Supported

Forem Self-Host is Now Officially Supported

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Reminder — All CodeLand Talk Proposals Due by Tuesday, July 20th @ 11:59 PM UTC

Reminder — All CodeLand Talk Proposals Due by Tuesday, July 20th @ 11:59 PM UTC

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Demystifying DevRel with Nader Dabit, Christina Gorton & Pachi Carlson

Demystifying DevRel with Nader Dabit, Christina Gorton & Pachi Carlson

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PNG files can be animated via network latency

PNG files can be animated via network latency

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The History of the Cloud with Jeffrey Meyerson & Kelsey Hightower

The History of the Cloud with Jeffrey Meyerson & Kelsey Hightower

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The CodeLand CFP is Open!

The CodeLand CFP is Open!

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Home automation with Lars Richter

Home automation with Lars Richter

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CodeLand 2021: Motivation & Career-Long Connections For Early-Career Devs

CodeLand 2021: Motivation & Career-Long Connections For Early-Career Devs

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Hardware Hacking with Charlyn Gonda & Sophy Wong

Hardware Hacking with Charlyn Gonda & Sophy Wong

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Buckle Up For a Wild Decade in Cloud Computing

Buckle Up For a Wild Decade in Cloud Computing

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Forem's Approach to Decentralized Social Media on Mobile

Forem's Approach to Decentralized Social Media on Mobile

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Language Creation with Edaqa Mortoray & Sam Scott

Language Creation with Edaqa Mortoray & Sam Scott

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Test Automation with Angie Jones

Test Automation with Angie Jones

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Web architecture lessons from mobile apps with Matt Biilmann

Web architecture lessons from mobile apps with Matt Biilmann

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The Forem Product Roadmap — with Lisa Sy & Vaidehi Joshi

The Forem Product Roadmap — with Lisa Sy & Vaidehi Joshi

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Self-Studying Advice from CodeNewbie Community

Self-Studying Advice from CodeNewbie Community

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Supreme Court sides with Google over Oracle. Copying an API is fair use.

Supreme Court sides with Google over Oracle. Copying an API is fair use.

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Soft Skills Can Be Hard — with Liana Felt and Kristen Palana

Soft Skills Can Be Hard — with Liana Felt and Kristen Palana

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A11yship is multi-dimensional — with Crystal Preston Watson and Marcy Sutton

A11yship is multi-dimensional — with Crystal Preston Watson and Marcy Sutton

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Which JavaScript frameworks are worth learning in 2021?

Which JavaScript frameworks are worth learning in 2021?

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Debunking Linux Myths with Rob Frelow and Amber Jones

Debunking Linux Myths with Rob Frelow and Amber Jones

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We Need to Fix Anti-Harassment Tooling with Tracy Chou and Chloe Condon

We Need to Fix Anti-Harassment Tooling with Tracy Chou and Chloe Condon

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Combining Music and Code with Amirreza Amouie and Jérémie Astor

Combining Music and Code with Amirreza Amouie and Jérémie Astor

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Table Tennis in Pure HTML CSS 🤯

Table Tennis in Pure HTML CSS 🤯

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Code Splitting with Laurie Barth

Code Splitting with Laurie Barth

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Hack the Planet ($5k grand prize) contest ends Friday

Hack the Planet ($5k grand prize) contest ends Friday

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What is the biggest misconception about being a software developer?

What is the biggest misconception about being a software developer?

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How do you wrap your head around observability?

How do you wrap your head around observability?

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The Grand Experiment of Distributed Conferences with Paul Campbell and Angela Andrews

The Grand Experiment of Distributed Conferences with Paul Campbell and Angela Andrews

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The Longterm Benefits of Effective Product Development

The Longterm Benefits of Effective Product Development

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DevDiscuss Season 4 Premiere: Meetings Worth Making with Andy Goodman

DevDiscuss Season 4 Premiere: Meetings Worth Making with Andy Goodman

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Microsoft Excel is Now Turing Complete

Microsoft Excel is Now Turing Complete

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Super Mario World Restored Original Soundtrack: Great Coding Music!

Super Mario World Restored Original Soundtrack: Great Coding Music!

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Rails 7 will require Ruby 2.7+

Rails 7 will require Ruby 2.7+

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Why do we still speak in direct DNS?

Why do we still speak in direct DNS?

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What's the longest you've ever spent debugging a single bug?

What's the longest you've ever spent debugging a single bug?

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What are your favorite and least favorite 2021 design trends?

What are your favorite and least favorite 2021 design trends?

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Five Classic Reads in Software Development

Five Classic Reads in Software Development

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Jan 22: DEV Discovery

Jan 22: DEV Discovery

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Jan 20: DEV Daily Discovery

Jan 20: DEV Daily Discovery

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Jan 19: DEV Daily Discovery

Jan 19: DEV Daily Discovery

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Fixing Cumulative Layout Shift

Fixing Cumulative Layout Shift

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Jan 18: DEV Daily Discovery

Jan 18: DEV Daily Discovery

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Jan 16: DEV Daily Discovery

Jan 16: DEV Daily Discovery

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Jan 15: DEV Daily Discovery

Jan 15: DEV Daily Discovery

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Announcing the CodeNewbie Community

Announcing the CodeNewbie Community

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