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re: What was your win this week?
A former client referred me to a local business which has t...
re: What did you have the hardest time learning?
The big one for me is D3.js. I understand the core mechanic...
re: How to run Ruby on Rails with Windows 10 and WSL 1
Did you have issues setting up the database? SQLite isn't a...
re: Can we separate the artist from their art? Should we?
This is a question that needs to be answered on a case by c...
re: What advice would you give to an unemployed software developer?
leetcode is a really unattractive option if money is tight....
re: A Quick Intro to Ruby's Set Collection, Part 1: Creating Sets, and Adding/Removing Objects
It recently clicked for me just how powerful a tool Ruby On...
re: Creating your Blog using GatsbyJS and Dev.to API
Smart thinking! I really prefer the experience that Dev.to ...
re: Gimme your best Tech book recs!
Everything previously mentioned, plus Code Complete by Stev...
re: What common programming concept has the wrong name?
I hate that React Hooks were namely thusly so, so much.
re: How I Keep Coding When I'm Low on Spoons
It really helps seeing posts like this one. I suffered a wr...
re: Ads In Your Linters
Abso-fucking-lutely not. The last thing any of us needs is ...
re: Hex, rgba, or hsla?
HSL is definitely the most useful when building a palette; ...
re: What was your win this week?
Holy cow, I now have 4000 followers on here? I have a phon...
re: How do you pass the time when you can't fall asleep?
Certain podcasts are good at knocking me the hell out; I ha...
re: What Does Your Job Search/Application Process Look Like?
I just started using Glassdoor, mostly to vet companies and...
re: What Does Your Job Search/Application Process Look Like?
This is great Nicole, there's a lot here I had no idea abou...
re: What Does Your Job Search/Application Process Look Like?
This is good advice! I finally started a spreadsheet today ...
re: If You Don't Know, Now You Know - GitHub Is Restricting Access For Users From Iran And A Few Other Embargoed Countries
I intellectually understand why the company is doing this, ...
re: Book Review: Refactoring UI (2018)
I just got this last week, this book is a must for any deve...
re: What a very bad day at work taught me about building Stack Overflow’s community
This, right here, is the main problem with SO right now. Th...
re: What are your thoughts on the whole 10x engineer viral discussion?
It's been only three days, but feels like a year. Legitimat...
re: Let's talk about recruiters
As a candidate, notably one without full-fledged production...
re: What's one thing you wish you knew before you started programming?
How to learn quickly and comprehensively, as detailed in bo...
re: When Does Code Need To Be Tested?
I want this framed in needlepoint on my wall, this is a rea...
re: The Best Book to Read as a Developer
This seems like a deep cut, really nice find!
re: Daily Challenge #6 - Grandma and her friends
The problem says that the cities must be visited in the ord...
re: Learning TypeScript, Part One: What Is TypeScript and Why Should I Care?
This is a very good point! Babel is definitely one of the m...
re: What Default CSS Styles Do You Apply To Every Project?
These are smart changes I definitely did not think about be...
re: What Dev.to Theme Are You Using?
Strangely, the default theme. I say "strangely" because I u...
re: What Does Gatsby Mastery Look Like?
This is a great list! Could you dig into what you mean when...
re: I did it, I'm a Software Engineer
Congratulations Brian, this is excellent news!
re: A better way to sell your skills as a developer than just "hire me!" or mass applying
This is smart as hell, I'm definitely going to think about ...
re: "Too complicated, a library will handle it"
I think it's appropriate to reach for a library when it sol...
re: How did you plan your #100DaysOfCode?
Honestly, not well at all. If and when I do 100 days of cod...
re: Let's Refactor My Personal Website and Portfolio using Gatsby, Part One: Planning
Part Two is coming very soon!
re: The Value Of Your Time
If this will strengthen your portfolio and the company is a...
re: What Advice Would You Give Your 20-year-old Self?
"You have zero desire to move to New York or LA and possibl...
re: What was the moment you realized you weren’t such a newbie anymore?
I've had a few moments, but the big one was when I started ...
re: What Do Web Developers Need To Know About HTTP/HTTPS?
These are great answers, thanks for chiming in!
re: If you had to live with only 5 dev tools, what would they be?
Git VSCode npm Chrome Dev Tools Insomnia
re: What are your favourite resources for beginners?
This is so dependent on the stack, but for front-end, Front...
re: What's your advice to someone over the age of 30 considering a career in software development?
I fit this profile: started learning in my late 30's, never...
re: What are you surprisingly terrible at, despite being otherwise competent?
Aggressively applying to jobs.
re: How Long Should Junior Developers Introduce Themselves As "Junior Developers"?
Given how ridiculous and arbitrary this industry can be abo...
re: What's the most excited you've ever been about a new technology?
It's amazing how much boilerplate work Gatsby abstracts awa...
re: Struggling with Gatsby Images
That'll do it; you don't want to use floats in this day and...
re: What was your win this week?
I had great initial difficulty with the Prisma installation...
re: Struggling with Gatsby Images
I can't point you to anything specific, but I do know that ...
re: What was your win this week?
This week I... Went back to Andrew Mead's GraphQL course, ...
re: If you could change one thing about learning to code, what would it be?
Beat me to it! I was thinking the other day that most langu...
re: 10 Questions You Should Ask In A Web Dev Interview
I've almost certainly gotten stung before in phone screens ...
re: Tubthumping - Chumbawamba
On the contrary, it's probably better to start applying too...
re: I started questioning my tech stack, and now I'm lost 😔
There will always be a tool(s) that excel at a certain job,...
re: Critique My Resume!
I am.....more than fine with removing non-relevant jobs. Th...
re: Critique My Resume!
Thanks for the feedback, Allen! Point by point: Got it! A...
re: Dealing with Setback (Also, how do you prepare for a blog series?)
I literally just ran into this with a series I am just doin...
re: Internship/Unpaid or Hold out for Entry-Level?
In the USA, you really shouldn't be doing an unpaid interns...
re: My Favorite Teachers In The JavaScript Community
I was kind of blown away when I recently checked out Front ...
re: How a learning plan has helped me grow.
This is very smart work. Not having this kind of granular p...
re: I choose self-learning!
Another self-learner here, welcome!
re: CSS Grid or CSS Framework?
Even though getting good at vanilla CSS is a lot of work, i...
re: CodePen isn't displaying correct colors
Did you add any libraries you're using (such as Bootstrap) ...
re: Have you ever quit a job without anything else lined up?
Yes, I did this last year, after much agonizing about how q...
re: Week of March 17 2019
That inital creative spark is often one of the hardest part...
re: Stop using so many divs! An intro to semantic HTML
Very nice work, thanks for taking the time to write this up...
re: Week of March 17 2019
Very smart that you're thinking about personal projects so ...
re: Rubber Ducky Debugging!
I engage in "plush turkey" debugging:
re: What was your win this week?
This week, I... At this week's Code for Boston Meetup wro...
re: Initialize a const variable inside a function getting called simultaneously
Agreed, plus the second one reads a little bit cleaner.
re: What Genres Do You Listen To?
Yes! Black Metal is my jam when coding, especially Funeral ...
re: How to find open source projects as a new developer?
Strongly recommend Code For America brigades
re: Resume Review
In case eyes are still on this thread, my resume is here. I...
re: 9 Books For Junior Developers In 2019
I found most of the books on this list pretty engaging, wit...
re: Stop Doing Coding Tutorials
Absolutely! One huge benefit of judiciously used tutorials ...
re: I got all the certificates from FreeCodeCamp! Ask Something or Share Something from/with me
If you're still struggling with this, check out Shirley Yu'...
re: To Bootcamp or Not To Bootcamp
Do you have a fair amount of money and time, and learn well...
re: 10 HTML Elements You Didn't Know You Needed
So useful, I had no idea existed!
re: copy and paste , with or against
This is a bad habit. Unless it's something really basic, li...
re: It's Okay to Take a Break
I'm real bad at this, but taking occasional breaks is a goo...
re: Essential Career Advice: from A to Z
This is a fantastic compilation, really nice work here!
re: The Best Online Learning Resources for Web Developers
My next two posts are going to be all about getting the mos...
re: What are some blockers for you on contributing to open source projects?
I generally feel confident enough in my abilities as a deve...
re: The Best Online Learning Resources for Web Developers
I've been hearing good things about Frontend Masters! I'm g...
re: College vs Bootcamp vs Self-Taught
For sure! There is no "one size" here that is always best, ...
re: College vs Bootcamp vs Self-Taught
Agreed! If you can make it the self-taught way, you can do ...
re: College vs Bootcamp vs Self-Taught
Agreed, all developers should spend time with CS basics, an...
re: Nevertheless, Ali Coded
I'm sorry you have to deal with this nonsense, please hear ...
re: What is the best option for dead simple state management with React?
This right here, if you need a central store that oversees ...
re: Publishing an RSS feed with Gatsby
This was such a life-saver for me, thanks for taking the ti...
re: What is the best option for dead simple state management with React?
Which state-management solutions have you considered so far...
re: Is there a way to explain hooks without mentioning class component?
I think it's definitely possible, but I wonder what the men...
re: Firebase as simple database to React app
Very handy, thanks for taking the time to write this up!
re: Portfolio Review
Since the initial post, I've made some adjustments; does th...
re: Portfolio Review
So you think a simple color change to indicate th hover sta...
re: Portfolio Review
This is definitely helpful! I only noticed the Home issue t...
re: Portfolio Review
Yeah, I noticed first paint before caching was enormous, de...
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