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Daniel J. Summers

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Location Gulfport, Mississippi, USA Joined Joined on  Personal website https://about.me/daniel.j.summers github website

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BS, Computer Science

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Job Searches and Career Changes When You're Not the "Default"

FWIW - don't attribute everything that sucks about tech hirin...

Why Is Kubernetes So Hard?

Kubernetes manifests are the punch cards of the twenty-first...

How One Guy Ruined #Hacktoberfest2020 #Drama

Hard to believe people are that hard up for a simple T-shirt....

9 Must Watch Movies for Programmers in 2020 🎬

All kidding aside, it's good to watch so you can spot when th...

9 Must Watch Movies for Programmers in 2020 🎬

Office Space - it teaches valuable lessons on decimal point p...

You are being manipulated

All types of media can be deceptive and manipulative (includi...

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

This pretty much sums up my thoughts...

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

I'll still be working from home, because once they figured ou...

What's your go-to stack these days?

Go-to: Angular front-end F# backend (with Giraffe) PostgreS...

What's your go-to stack these days?

I'm in the midst of learning Kotlin. I introduced it at work,...

Replacing master with main in Github

I think I got it. git rebase --onto main just rewound the HEA...

Replacing master with main in Github

Does this have any impact on branches that may be currently t...

A discussion regarding pure JS apps

One of the cool things about this site is that, even when i...

Building a Desktop App with Vue: Vuido

Nice writeup! I think your executable is probably bigger be...

The C# Language

I'm a fan. I've used it in both business and personal setti...

The Ternary Operator vs The Conditional Operator WTF

It does seem that you really only need one, as others could...

The Ternary Operator vs The Conditional Operator WTF

console.write(post.author === 'joelnet' ? 'You are correct'...

Should browsers still allow users to disable JavaScript?

Of course a user should be allowed to disabled JavaScript, ...

What's your opinion on Microsoft's GitHub Acquisition?

I believe that Microsoft, under Satya Nadella, understand t...

Let's talk net neutrality

I said I was neutral, and I pretty much said that ISPs had ...

Let's talk net neutrality

I'm more or less neutral on net neutrality. The worst-case ...

Challenge: find 'Kaprekar numbers'

OK - fixed format, just for grins... (Fixed format: col 1-...

Challenge: find 'Kaprekar numbers'

Holy cow - the formatter knows COBOL! If I'd used fixed for...

Challenge: find 'Kaprekar numbers'

OK - this was way more of a rabbit hole than I thought... ...

👻 Do you have any horror stories to share? Spooky bugs, scary data leaks, horrifying code, etc. 🎃

I wasn't trying to imply otherwise. :) I just wondered if i...

👻 Do you have any horror stories to share? Spooky bugs, scary data leaks, horrifying code, etc. 🎃

This was probably 15 years or so ago at this point (and dea...

👻 Do you have any horror stories to share? Spooky bugs, scary data leaks, horrifying code, etc. 🎃

Did it work out, or did you learn why the conventional wisd...

Explain what is DB indexing like I'm five

Yep - I was going to go back to my kids, and their Hot Whee...

On programming!

Scott Hanselman says it this way: "Do you have 10 years of ...

The problem with temporary solutions

I once wrote a conversion script from scratch, which worked...

FactoryGirl was renamed FactoryBot

I looked through some of the issues after I submitted this ...

FactoryGirl was renamed FactoryBot

I don't know - I hear "factory girl," my first thought was th...

Is git the be all and end all of version control?

Well, we can cancel them out... "Git is exactly the easies...

Dirt simple SQL queries in F#

Nice! I'll have to look into Dapper.

Is git the be all and end all of version control?

Personally, I prefer either Mercurial (hg) or Bazaar (bzr)....

Get Your (Fizz)Buzz On

I'm less than 4 years from the end of my current employment...

Get Your (Fizz)Buzz On

From what I gleaned from people who had used this test "in ...

Explain nodejs to me like Im five

Explain what about Node.JS? :) Not trying to be a smart-ale...

Do you think there is a language better suited for solving data structures and algorithms?

Forgot to metion - codeeval.com has some challenges you can...

Do you think there is a language better suited for solving data structures and algorithms?

I'll second Ben's suggestion about Vaidehi's posts - they a...

My first npm package mongoose-morgan

I recently published my first package to npm as well - it's...

What are some useful npm packages I might not know about?

pm2 for running your Node applications (or anything else) i...

Explain JWT like I'm five.

I agree with Kaesy - this is tough, and I'm not sure I'd wa...

Import Local JSON In Node.js v8.5 Experimental Modules

I'm guessing the new mjs thing is an all-or-nothing thing? ...

Import Local JSON In Node.js v8.5 Experimental Modules

I just brought in Babel to let me use this in every file exce...

IDE-isms - How does your IDE affect your coding style?

I'm so crusty at this point that I get frustrated with the ...

I created @ThePracticalDev and dev.to, ask me anything!

What motivated you to start this site?

Securing Your ASP.NET Application

You're right. While enforcing complexity does increase the ...

Intro to the zip function

F# has List.zip for immutable lists, Seq.zip for sequences ...

I Found My People at a Programming Meetup

I think most programmers, by personality, may like to think...

Which is better for teaching? C# or F#

I'm a big F# fan, so I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that...

What's your favorite useless repo/package/website/etc?

Thanks for the tip - maybe I can be their next "Map-Enlarge...

What's your favorite useless repo/package/website/etc?

I LOL'd - literally...

What's your favorite useless repo/package/website/etc?

Fast and secure - by default!

How I made a Progressive Web App out of my Blog

I'm now really intrigued by Hexo... Thanks for alerting me...

What do you eat at work?

The past two weeks, I have bought 3 apples and 2 pears on...

What tool/framework/cms/etc do you use to build your own personal website?

Wow - thanks for the CPU workout... LOL

Describe your code with a song name

When you pick up that code you haven't seen in a while... ...

What tool/framework/cms/etc do you use to build your own personal website?

(You seem to be using "personal" to talk about both persona...

How do you use each of the emoji reactions on dev.to?

Not really. They basically have Firefox set to act like it...

How do you use each of the emoji reactions on dev.to?

I like the "no poop or middle finger" guideline. People ne...

How do you use each of the emoji reactions on dev.to?

I tend to "heart" posts I like (provided I've logged in - hoo...

An Examination of Fizzbuzz

Yeah, you got it. :)

Questioning "The Man"

As you increase your knowledge, you learn where the "fads" ...

What is Encryption?

Nice analogy to the $1k buried under a tree; I hadn't seen ...

An Examination of Fizzbuzz

You've created a nice, maintainable FizzBuzz Python impleme...

There is No U in CRUD

Nice post. There had always been some nagging sense that th...

How do I know if I’m good at programming?

The more you learn about "coding", the more you realize how...

What fonts do you use in your editor(s)?

I've made a progression among three that have been named here...

ORMs, Lazy Loading and Web Applications

I think that, given what you've illustrated (and my experienc...

If you code to music, what type of music do you listen to?

If I'm concentrating, calm works best (2002, Liquid Mind, Zam...

My three tips for maintaining fitness and a healthy lifestyle as a software developer

There's a free book on Kindle called Never Binge Again - it's...

Share Your Experiences with Impostor Syndrome

I think impostor syndrome comes in when we learn enough to re...

What are some examples of great documentation?

Mozilla Developer Network (MDN) has helped me immensely; they...

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