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John Luke Garofalo

Founder of Front Yard Fantasy. I'm a full-stack software engineer who specializes in building products at startups.

Education

B.S. Computer Science @ Clemson (Working on M.S. Computer Science @ Georgia Tech)

Work

Founder at Front Yard Fantasy

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Describe the best manager you've ever had

I've seen the best and worst managers. The best manager: ...

Developing Rails apps using an iPad

I tried to go full iPad when I started my own company earli...

How should we structure our React code? (1/2)

It's because I added the .env file at the root folder whic...

HIDDEN FIGURES

These are great questions to reflect on, Courtney. Thank yo...

4 Steps To Grow Your People Skills

Yes! All three books mentioned are must-reads. How to Win F...

DEV + Product Design 👋🏼

Congratulations!

Why haven't I done hacktoberfest before?

I appreciated reading this and hearing about your fears goi...

What was your win this week?

Thank you, sir! It's called Front Yard Fantasy. It's a plat...

What was your win this week?

Quit my job to go full-time on my startup :)

React Dashboard Ultimate Guide. Part 1: Overview and Analytics Backend

Really cool post Artyom! Cube.js seems really dope. Would C...

On Finding Time to Read.

That's great! I commend you for making a commitment to your...

BuilderX: The Design tool for React & React Native

Congratulations Sanket!

On Finding Time to Read.

Yes! This. Exactly! 😃

On Finding Time to Read.

I personally love books like Blink, where you're learning a...

On Finding Time to Read.

Yeah, I can understand that feeling of getting sucked into ...

On Finding Time to Read.

Wow, that’s really cool. I love facts like that one about w...

On Finding Time to Read.

Great questions! what books do you recommend!? The rea...

On Finding Time to Read.

Thank you and great info, Emma! Thank you for sharing :)

4 Reasons why being humble will help you become a better developer

I absolutely agree with this Mauro. In my experience, hum...

How do template literals in JavaScript work under the hood?

This is so cool, Safia! This is one of those things I’ve wo...

Three Tips for balancing side projects and a full-time job

Great post, Ali! Thank you for sharing.

What's the most pragmatic way to start a self-hosted blog?

That’s an interesting thought, Victor. I hadn’t thought of ...

What's the most pragmatic way to start a self-hosted blog?

That’s a great question, Allison. Thank you for asking for ...

Trying to understand Components (in general)

This is a great question and not one that many feel comfort...

What's the most pragmatic way to start a self-hosted blog?

I didn't realize one might use Firebase to host the blog co...

What's the most pragmatic way to start a self-hosted blog?

You are a beautiful human being, Ben. I love their value pr...

101 Tips For Being A Great Programmer (& Human)

Amazing article. All very important points that people don'...

Dead Simple Python: Classes

Great article! Python is neither my primary nor my secondar...

Let's see those Spotify Top Songs of 2018!

Ugh I love it too. For the longest time, I've wanted to be ...

dev.to is now open source

This is super exciting! Nice work Ben, Jess, Peter (& e...

Interruptions in the open office

This can be really tough. We have a Google Home that plays ...

How do you handle days where you just aren't motivated?

I read way too many articles on dev.to :)

Self-Deprecation Needs to Stop 🛑

If we make self-deprecation become the norm, then that hab...

Self-Deprecation Needs to Stop 🛑

This is a great post and you make an incredibly important poi...

Design Patterns for Developers using JavaScript - Part Two

As an engineer who uses JS daily, these patterns are often ...

Why using design mockup tools improves your project workflows

Ugh. Yes! I've been trying to preach "Design Before Develop...

Do you think a CS degree is a requirement for get a job?

A lot of American Universities are beginning to offer compl...

The best questions to ask in your job interview

I could not have said it better. You're so right, impersona...

The best questions to ask in your job interview

I love this post! In my experience, I have found this to be...

Make React Navigation Accessible Again

Yes there is, I'm glad you asked! Often at Fixt, we find ou...

Make React Navigation Accessible Again

You are absolutely right! As I said, there are many more opti...

What Are Your Top Three Conference Talks?

At Fixt, we have a weekly LunchConf and watch a talk while ...

Front End Javascript, Angular, React, etc, what and where to start with?

This echoed my thoughts exactly. I'm a React guy but I hone...

Top 10 Books Every CTO Should Read

Wow this list is dope! I'm adding these to my list

Step Your Meta Game Up

Whoa I never knew that you could do all of this. This is aw...

When and how do you make time to learn?

This is a really valid question and I think a lot of us fin...

What are the most interesting, readable software books?

There are a few that I highly recommend that were already m...

Questioning "The Man"

Whoa! You are too lucky. I wouldn't mind even a tenth of hi...

Questioning "The Man"

I love this. You make really important points. One habit th...

Emojifying my Bash Prompt (and why you should too)

Nice! I customized just my prompt about 8 months ago, altho...

What are some ideas you'd like to implement, as personal, professional, or other types of projects?

Hey Abdul! It's actually still pretty young. Currently, it'...

Want to be a great team leader? The “usual stuff” is not enough!

This is a great post! My VP of Engineering and I just walke...

How did you become proficient at geometry and vector math for web animations and/or VR?

Justin, you are the man! Thank you so much. I'm going to st...

Introduction to Twitter Bots

This is really cool! I love how simple you made it. I'm add...

The benefits of having a craftsman in your team

Great post! I totally agree. In my experience, an environm...

Thinking about going with PreactJs for dev.to

Interestingly, I think the use of Preact covers a lot of the...

Thinking about going with PreactJs for dev.to

I think that you've done the right thing by not jumping to a ...

What are some ideas you'd like to implement, as personal, professional, or other types of projects?

I'm kind of shocked this doesn't already exist built into Gi...

What are some ideas you'd like to implement, as personal, professional, or other types of projects?

I'm working on a side project right now to benefit my enginee...

All Meetings Are Terrible... Except for One (on One)

Thanks for that great breakdown Jason! I completely agree. I ...

Why I switched from Atom to Visual Studio Code

That's great to know! Thanks Jorin. I just added them both to...

Why I switched from Atom to Visual Studio Code

I just switched from vim to try out VS Code. I really like th...

All Meetings Are Terrible... Except for One (on One)

You're absolutely right, Ben, that's a really important point...

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

I really enjoy Jazz Vibes Playlist on Spotify. It's jazz mixe...

On Technical Interviews

As a someone who recently graduated 8 months ago, who has bee...

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