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Jason Espin

Senior software engineer at Tempcover.

Location Reading, UK Joined Joined on  Personal website https://jasonespin.dev/ github website twitter website

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BSc Computer Science

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Senior Software Engineer at Tempcover

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What is the Minimum Skillset for Junior Frontend Devs?

That works if a company has a fixed approach to the way in wh...

What is the Minimum Skillset for Junior Frontend Devs?

I would take away the framework option. To me that is general...

Why I'm sort of leaving Linux

Quick tip on the reinstalling everything front. Use chocola...

Why I'm sort of leaving Linux

You know full well that I was referring to Linux as an OS f...

Why I'm sort of leaving Linux

I've never seen anything that Linux could do that Windows c...

Why I'm sort of leaving Linux

As someone who has primarly been a Windows user all their lif...

What's your advice for future CS students?

I disagree with the internship part. Here in the UK, an ind...

Kinds of programmer

Great post but I would have to disagree with the levels espec...

Real developers don't ask for help

It does indeed but as someone who everywhere else they have...

Real developers don't ask for help

Couldn't agree more. I just left a startup run by ex Micros...

What is the worst advice for the newbie?

Not really when I explicitly mention good old notepad stand...

What is the worst advice for the newbie?

I don't agree with the first point. As someone who started ...

¿Is using Jquery a bad practice nowadays?

No. The use of jQuery in itself is not bad practise. Many of ...

Why is the software industry so competitive?

Is this in relation to the US? Here in the UK software deve...

I need to learn Linux

You don't really NEED Linux for Web Development. I would st...

What are some red flags to look out for in the first few weeks of a new dev job?

Team process is Waterfall? I wouldn't say this was an iss...

What PC would you buy as a new dev now?

I'm sorry but that is not true. Windows 10 actually registe...

If I don't use React, am I still a developer?

React is extremely overrated anyway and is often used as a ...

Bootcamps vs. College

Sounds like an exception to the rule or your metrics are wr...

TDD is Not for Me

TDD is yet another buzzword in the industry yet it ultimate...

Do the developer's rights exist?

In the UK, developer salaries are probably the highest of a...

How to stop thinking about code after work

Bit of an idiotic statement to make. Maybe you are a low le...

Why is your preferred programming language your go-to?

C# all the way. I'm mainly a web developer so started out w...

What’s the most frustrating thing about the process of looking for work or interviewing?

Technical tests. Once you reach a certain level and have a ...

Evolution of My Personal Site

Mine has never gotten off the ground. I have the hosting (f...

How many languages should I learn

Don't learn languages. Learn the theory and practices of de...

Java is too old, What should you learn in 2018?

Little projects? As a .Net developer who has developed for so...

5 Salary Negotiation Rules for Software Developers. Get +20% On Top of Your Market Rate

Granted, it is a lot more difficult to apply the same logic...

5 Salary Negotiation Rules for Software Developers. Get +20% On Top of Your Market Rate

I like the stance you are taking on this one but in reality...

5 Salary Negotiation Rules for Software Developers. Get +20% On Top of Your Market Rate

In the UK it's completely different. You can be honest abou...

The TDD Test

TDD is yet another development fad. I wouldn't recommend us...

My development environment setup (Part 1)

It's not a problem with starting with Linux. I'm fluent in ...

My development environment setup (Part 1)

I just find that really difficult to contemplate. I've been...

My development environment setup (Part 1)

I can only see this as a problem if your machine isn't up f...

My development environment setup (Part 1)

I still don't understand this idea that Linux somehow has s...

Let's build a search bar in React!

I couldn't disagree with this more. In a majority of cases ...

Let's build a search bar in React!

That's not necessarily true. I know plenty of enterprit lev...

Engineering whiteboard interviews: yay or nay?

You'd be surprised. A lot of the time the real talent is ac...

Engineering whiteboard interviews: yay or nay?

A portfolio is often the rarest thing you will find with fu...

Engineering whiteboard interviews: yay or nay?

Not really. A lot of the roles I've come into, I've never d...

Should browsers still allow users to disable JavaScript?

As developers we have fallen into the trap of using too muc...

[Rant] Facebook API: avoid at all costs

I've also used Vue.js and to be honest a lot of the points ...

Engineering whiteboard interviews: yay or nay?

Technical tests of all kinds are great for people just star...

[Rant] Facebook API: avoid at all costs

I'd hardly consider React irrelevant.

How to upgrade RAM on your laptop

Again though there is nothing in everyday development that ...

How to upgrade RAM on your laptop

I never understand comments like this. I fail to see what y...

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