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Ben Halpern

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

Education

Mount Allison University

Work

Founder/webmaster at DEV

What are you looking forward to when the pandemic is over?

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Spam sucks

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Ruby 3.0.0 Preview 1 Released

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Is git commit --amend truly *important*?

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What are some tips for writing a good issue?

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What gives you the most anxiety?

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CSS Variables and Redis: How color customization is implemented on Forem

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Is your company making any permanent changes after "temporary" pandemic-driven changes?

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Coffee drinkers: Do you take breaks?

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Install Ansible on Mac

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Are you a "confident" developer?

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What are some lesser-known roles and specializations within software development?

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How has software development changed since 2010?

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

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Will iOS 14 support service workers in WKWebView?

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What's the most interesting software development you've ever done?

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The myth of "never going back to fix it later"

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Apple has banned Fortnite, Epic Games is filing a lawsuit

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How is Deno coming along?

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Announcing forem.dev

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Apple Takes Legal Action Against This Small Company’s Pear Logo

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Remote workers: Are there any methods for saving on car insurance based on how little you drive?

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What are your thoughts on the TikTok ban and the related issues?

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How to install Chrome extensions manually from GitHub

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Best Web Design Course?

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How do you talk about digital security with your friends and family?

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What new software libraries and tools etc. are you excited about?

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What do your friends and family think about the software industry?

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What are your ambitions?

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What are some examples of great landing pages?

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What are your favorite cloud services?

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Where are you attending CodeLand from today?

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Why Forem is Special with Ben Halpern

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What new hobbies have you picked up lately?

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Explain GPT-3 Like I'm Five

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

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Explain DNS Like I'm Five

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Do you keep a work journal?

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What are the major lessons from the Twitter hack?

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Twitter accounts for Apple, Elon Musk and Bill Gates were hacked

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Is anyone planning a full or partial "early retirement" from software development?

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The Forem Repo is Live 🌱

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How do you identify "over-engineering"?

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What do you do within the first 30 minutes of starting your work day?

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What TV shows are you in to these days?

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What are some side project suggestions?

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What are some "classic reads" in programming?

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How do you feel about Neuralink?

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When is a quick and dirty hack justified?

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What does "agile" mean these days?

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What's the worst advice you've ever received?

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What are the least expensive cloud providers at various levels of use?

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I'm still using Firefox

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What language or tool are you curious about, but have not found the time to use or learn?

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When are you happiest as a coder?

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What great software invention or idea never gained adoption?

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ActionController:: InvalidAuthenticityToken — What's Going On Here?

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NoMethodError: undefined method for nil:NilClass... Explained

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What are your favorite coding podcasts?

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What are some examples of "productive laziness"?

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