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Darren Vong

Developer with strong interests in encouraging diversity in tech, travelling and occasional tea drinking.

Location London, UK Joined Joined on  github website twitter website

Education

University of Sheffield

Work

Full Stack Engineer at Unmind

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Nevertheless, Ali Coded

Wow, this literally captured the meaning of "nevertheless" so...

How long does it typically take to be productive in a new job?

I think this depends on a lot of factors. For a developer, th...

How to Ruin Your Career in 8 EasyΒ Steps

What an excellent post! I'm guilty of falling foul of #4 fro...

The Heartbreaks of Interviewing During COVID19

While I haven't been interviewing for as long as you have, CO...

A New Year, a New Start: I'm Joining the DEV Team!

That's awesome! Have fun in the DEV team 😁

Five advice for a developer settling into a new team

Thank you for the feedback - I'm happy to hear this is stil...

What are your strategies for remembering information in your role?

Very nice strategy that "feels" effortless. Thanks for shar...

Five advice for a developer settling into a new team

That's so awesome - top kudos to you! πŸ™Œ I appreciate a good...

The New Years Resolution That Changed My Career

While skimming means you're not really reading things word ...

2019 Year in Review

What an eventful year! It sounds like everything else fell ...

Cross Tab Communication with Javascript

I learn something new again as usual - never knew Broadcast...

Concurrency, parallelism, and the many threads of Santa Claus πŸŽ…

Great intro to concurrency and parallel programming with a ...

My advice to junior developers

A great read! Investing is definitely something I need to p...

What changes are you making in 2020?

That's reassuring to hear, and not stagnating is what I'm a...

What changes are you making in 2020?

Thank you! It's fair to say I'm super excited but equally a...

What changes are you making in 2020?

Some pretty big changes! A new dev job coming up in London,...

Five advice for a developer settling into a new team

I'm glad it helps! Switching jobs isn't an easy feat, but w...

What was your win this week?

Packed up most of my things and made my big move down to Lo...

Optional Chaining Has Arrived!

It's worth mentioning that for those who want to live on th...

Is using z-index in your CSS bad practice?

Preach! Educating myself on how to make the markup more acc...

Is using z-index in your CSS bad practice?

A follow-up question: do you know by any chance how z-index...

Is using z-index in your CSS bad practice?

This is a great counter-argument, and seems applicable too ...

Do you wear earplugs at loud music events?

Yeah I use them for the exact purpose rather than trying to...

Do you wear earplugs at loud music events?

I feel that's literally it, apart from any other practical ...

What is it Like For You to Quit Social Media For a While?

I've never done detoxes in the sense of completely switchin...

Let's loop - for...in vs for...of

Nice breakdown of for...in and for...of loops. It's a nice ...

What was your win this week?

Got over how badly I (and we as a team overall tbh...) perf...

What sport/physical activity would you recommend to someone who's not super sporty by nature?

Yeah, and I like the thought that it can be a social thing ...

What sport/physical activity would you recommend to someone who's not super sporty by nature?

Interesting, this sounds like a game changer for me in how ...

What sport/physical activity would you recommend to someone who's not super sporty by nature?

I'm sold just by reading this thread of comments! Am I rig...

What does a developer say after solving a really hard bug?

*several hours later* F*** me, did I make a typo again?!

What word/phrase do you use to include everyone?

Nerds πŸ˜‚ I guess that'd work well in most tech settings

What word/phrase do you use to include everyone?

Comrades is a good one - thanks for sharing!

What word/phrase do you use to include everyone?

That's awesome you use an inclusive/neutral word by default...

What word/phrase do you use to include everyone?

To be fair, the reference on some European languages is bas...

What word/phrase do you use to include everyone?

Given the word "guy"'s strong male association though for s...

What word/phrase do you use to include everyone?

I don't see how this is any different from trying to refer ...

What word/phrase do you use to include everyone?

"Troops" sounds cool - makes your team sounds like a strong...

What word/phrase do you use to include everyone?

Love everypony!

What time of day are you most productive?

The last two hours of work (4-6pm) for me. The subconscious...

What habit do many senior engineers have that juniors should try to avoid adopting?

This! It's so frustrating especially when they are a little...

What was your win this week?

Well better late than never! But spent a long weekend atten...

Will you take a paycut for a supportive work environment?

Correct me if I read this wrong, but what was your position...

A thank you and love letter to CSSConf EU

Oh shoot, I didn't realise it's going to be their last one!...

Will you take a paycut for a supportive work environment?

It's a question that's been playing on my mind that I thoug...

Learn Public Class Field Syntax by Refactoring a React Component

When we use class fields to add methods [...], the class f...

Accessing Nested Objects in JavaScript

Some very nice solutions - I'm totally with you on writing ...

Tech Interviews Are Broken. Let's Fix Them!

The only exception I can think of where having a good under...

Will you take a paycut for a supportive work environment?

This got me thinking if the different stages of career you ...

Will you take a paycut for a supportive work environment?

The work life balance you described definitely sounds ideal...

What is an API?

Nice explanation! πŸ‘ I will either be taking inspirations (o...

Which editor do you use when opening files like .bash_profile, etc?

Nano or VS Code, with using only VS Code looking likely goi...

11 Ways You Can Get Involved in the Tech Community

Great article as always Ali! Some really solid suggestions ...

What was your win this week?

This week, I finally gathered enough energy to publish my f...

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