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Rob Kendal {{☕}}

Freelance front end developer, podcast host, and coding mentor.

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Senior AWS Engineer

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re: Using WordPress as a headless CMS with Next.js
Thanks Andrew and so pleased you like the article. Yes, thank...
re: Using WordPress as a headless CMS with Next.js
Thanks Tom, best of luck with your project :D
re: A laptop - a reason to choose your new employer?
I've seen a few of these job posts where they list necessary ...
re: What was your biggest 'a-ha' moment in coding?
Oh that's a good one!
re: Is anyone really using SASS anymore?
lol, so I'm guessing.....not a fan?
re: Why I created a 50 page ebook and gave it away for FREE!
Thanks Agathe, hope you find it useful!
re: 6 Powerful CSS Techniques You Can Use Instead of Javascript
Great article, Diogo, I love little tips like this that get l...
re: What are your favorite coding podcasts?
I run one for all things front end called The Front End Podca...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
I think it's important to know the boundaries and limitations...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
Hey Shivanand, I think the best advice is to start small an...
re: Which Git Tool do you use in your work, Git GUI, Git Bash, Git CMD ?
Colour me contrary, but I generally don't like CLI and other ...
re: I'm Leaving DEV. Here's Why.
God speed Ms. B. All the best and I'm sure we'll all look for...
re: 30+ Helpful tools, apps and websites
Glad you enjoyed it :D and yeah it's nice, faster to spin up ...
re: Last video game you finished
Hey David, I've finished a few lately: Alien Isolation >...
re: Name the last book you read.
I've been a fan of Paul Anthony Jones following on from his E...
re: Suggestions to programmers who are just starting Javascript
People here have mentioned Free Code Camp and I'd definitely ...
re: Reading Google Sheets data using JavaScript with Google Sheets Reader
No problem Joe, so glad it's proved useful :D
re: GitHub activity graphs are meaningless
haha that's amazing!
re: GitHub activity graphs are meaningless
Well said that man and totally right. Least that's how my wee...
re: GitHub activity graphs are meaningless
Quality FTW!
re: GitHub activity graphs are meaningless
Darn straight!
re: GitHub activity graphs are meaningless
Nice Manolo, thanks for the link and your thoughts on it. I a...
re: GitHub activity graphs are meaningless
Thanks for your thoughts Viren, and it must be stressful havi...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
I've given a pretty comprehensive structure answer in one of ...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
I’m going to hold my hands up here and admit I don’t have eno...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
Emma Bostian and I are talking about this very thing on Monda...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
I agree. The holy trinity of CSS, HTML and JS are key, core c...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
It depends on the project and how it’s structured and things ...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
Great question! In a nutshell, for me, it's about the knowle...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
I see this question a lot (or a variation on it), and unfortu...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
Without trying to shirk the answer, I’ve answered that kind o...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
That’s a lot to take in so let me fire some quick answers at ...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
Nothing in particular but you might also be applying for the ...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
I actually started full stack. I was a C# dev and made e-comm...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
It’s not always clear cut but I would say a junior is someone...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
Ooo now that's a tough one. So, in essence, the MVC model is ...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
Hey Rolf, no need to apologise sir and I definitely don't lik...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
Hi there, great question! I think some important learning po...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
Hey Ankit, CSS is my first love. So simple; so expressive. A...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
Howdy, Sooo, my go to list for things like this includes: ...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
Firstly, if you're into puns then you're missing a trick by n...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
Ahh I see. Again though, I don’t find it that bad. I use VS C...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
I think there's definitely some of that yeah. But you're also...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
No I get ya 👍🏻 It's funny, we talked about this on the lates...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
It's something that comes with time. And that thing is experi...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
Check out Guru.com or CodingCoach.io and you'll find a mentor...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
That's entirely up to you and how you prefer to learn. For me...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
Hey Andrei, I can honestly say it has never ever been an iss...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
Hey Christian, I've used the React Redux Toolkit extensively...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
Lol, I try not to. As a general rule I don't believe in hacki...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
Hey Kewbish, Huge kudos to you for getting into development...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
I think the Axios docs themselves are pretty good for this. B...
re: Stop using default console.log, check this instead
Super useful, thanks for this Guilherme!
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
Ooo horror story...I don't know how 'horrific' this is, but i...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
I don't know enough about Wasm (other than that's the abbrevi...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
Partly, it's to remember that it's never quite as fast as peo...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
Good question, a combination of a few things: Learning via ...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
Hey Parmesh, I have a good article on this using data handle...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
Nadia, hello! Node might be a good way to go. It's already i...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
Hey Deepak, Practice. Simple. A good example of this is to ...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
Weirdly (and not least of all because it's a shameless plug :...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
I think there's definitely a lot to be said for learning some...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
The holy trinity: HTML, CSS, JavaScript. Then, how to slot th...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
You too matey, always nice to make a connection :D I think t...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
Hey Anower, Great questions. In order: It depends on the r...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
Web API...I honestly don't know. I'm quite excited about some...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
Thanks Davide. Well, firstly, this was a bit of a happensta...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
Ooo straight in with the hard questions, love it! Redux has ...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
Hello there! I'll be honest, I was a little resistant to Ho...
re: Senior front end dev here, ask me anything!
Hey Thuyet, Good question. I think I'd expect to see a smat...
re: What are examples of software with the best migration/adoption path as a consideration?
Having used Asana quite extensively I think they have a great...
re: How did you land your first job as a junior?
I kinda of made the position myself.... I was working in IT ...
re: How do you respond to recruiters?
Depends on the particular outreach for me... I find text mes...
re: Check for extraneous props in React (and save hours of debugging)
Woah, that VS Code extension! Game changer!!
re: What was your proudest moment as a software developer?
I've had a few little exciting peaks here and there including...
re: I know what it is, I just don't know it's name.
This is so weird, I was talking about a very similar thing wi...
re: What's the state of the software job market?
Sorry to hear that Aaron. diversifying certainly won't do you...
re: What's the state of the software job market?
It doesn't seem to have slowed down any from what I've seen. ...
re: Is anyone really using SASS anymore?
I love nesting, it's my favourite part of Sass/SCSS (tbh I do...
re: Is anyone really using SASS anymore?
Well I'm going to check that bad boy out :D
re: Is anyone really using SASS anymore?
I'm just discovering Tailwind and I must admit I didn't get i...
re: How has your opinion on "clean code" changed throughout your career?
This ^^^ absolutely. You start with the best intentions but...
re: Tell me about your first email address
Ahh mine was in the good old days of Hotmail... 'Twas bpk68@...
re: how is everyone holding up?
I'm pleased things are looking up for you and so sorry about ...
re: What's the kindest thing someone's ever done for you during your career?
Apart from being able to work with such generous and patient ...
re: Signs it's time to leave your company
I agree Francesco. Your four reasons have always been key i...
re: How to Maximize Reusability For Your React Components
Great article sir! I love the progressive complexity approach...
re: What I learned after applying for 100 jobs
Great article! I've been through my own hiring hell and job h...
re: What are the hardest parts about working from home?
Definitely not getting interrupted by people. I try to have...
re: Replacing React's Redux library with the useReducer Hook
Howdy, apologies for the delay in responding. Apparently De...
re: What is an irrational belief you hold about software development?
That this time, this next sprint will be different...
re: Tell us what your top unpopular tech opinion is 😈
THIS! I actually just shut down a tech test for an agency yes...
re: Do you use some kind of GUI for git, and if you do, when do you have to resort to terminal?
Oh yeah, forgot about that one: I do use GitHub desktop, bu...
re: Do you use some kind of GUI for git, and if you do, when do you have to resort to terminal?
I used to use VS Code's built-in Git GUI, which was nice, b...
re: Buying a game console in 2020
The Switch is amazing: lots of indie games, great prices, g...
re: Why engineers won't do your coding test
I love this! Something I feel very strongly about and it alwa...
re: Solving React Hooks' invalid hook call warning
Hey Stephan, I know, right! I was hoping to be able to use ...
re: Creating a React code editor and syntax highlighter
Thanks Sung. D’you know this is automatically pulled in fro...
re: Creating a React code editor and syntax highlighter
Tell you what sir, because I like your moxy, I'm going to c...
re: Creating a React code editor and syntax highlighter
Sorry that your expectations weren't met on this occassion ...
re: I'm a veteran UI developer, AMA!
I think it partly depends on the process you’re using and t...
re: I'm a veteran UI developer, AMA!
Ooo that’s a great question. I think you can already see th...
re: I'm a veteran UI developer, AMA!
I think the best approach is to blend both with a leaning t...
re: I'm a veteran UI developer, AMA!
Hey David, my pleasure. I don’t really get bored with pro...
re: I'm a veteran UI developer, AMA!
Oooo let me rack me brains in the ‘repressed’ section 😂 IE...
re: I'm a veteran UI developer, AMA!
Howdy, to me, there is very little difference it’s just a b...
re: I'm a veteran UI developer, AMA!
Great tip Phil, consider the AMA tag applied! Micro front ...
re: I'm a veteran UI developer, AMA!
Great question! I've always liked the separation of concern...
re: I'm a veteran UI developer, AMA!
The answer, like most things, is...it depends... Tools are...
re: I'm a veteran UI developer, AMA!
Ahh the good old days :D
re: I'm a veteran UI developer, AMA!
Firstly, I think it's worth putting out there that you abso...
re: I'm a veteran UI developer, AMA!
I'm going with 'TTD' being a typo. If it's not then I don't...
re: bought my first macbook
I love Macs. To be honest, it's ever so slightly easier to ...
re: How to survive a remote working position
Thanks Edwin. Yeah that’s a great point about the clarity i...
re: How to survive a remote working position
That’s great news and congratulations! So pleased you found...
re: How to get a Google Sheet as JSON
This is great Ben. I always get questions about this. Witho...
re: Why You Should Update LinkedIn Regularly
Love it Rachel, great advice! I’ve always treated LinkedIn ...
re: Getting hired as a developer in the tech industry
Yeah to me, that sounds like you’re better off for not gett...
re: Getting hired as a developer in the tech industry
Hey, no problem, I’m so pleased it helped. The rejections...
re: Getting hired as a developer in the tech industry
Hey Brian, thanks for reading and I’m so pleased it helped....
re: What's your worst nightmare as a coder?
Clients...
re: Can you manage a dev team and still be hands on?
Thanks Richard, that's a great insight and good to know tha...
re: Can you manage a dev team and still be hands on?
That's a great bit of input Jeremy, thanks so much for that...
re: Can you manage a dev team and still be hands on?
Yeah that's been my experience thus far; too many different...
re: How Did You Find Your First Dev Job?
Mine was accidental. I was an IT technician in a school and...
re: Writers, bloggers, posters - Why do you write?
I know, right?! I literally spent 40 minutes the other day ...
re: Writers, bloggers, posters - Why do you write?
I write mainly for two reasons: deepen and cement the und...
re: Post pictures of your pets below
Finn. Currently snoozing.
re: Can you manage a dev team and still be hands on?
She’s clearly a tech witch. Only explanation.
re: Can you manage a dev team and still be hands on?
That does seem like a good balance. Maybe you could grill h...
re: What's your coding origin story?
Awesome! Nothing fuels learning like necessity!
re: What's your coding origin story?
And how is web development for you? Is this your career to ...
re: What's your coding origin story?
Wow, one of the best pivot stories ever. What an interestin...
re: What's your coding origin story?
Haha I love this story. Lie the dark side of coding turned ...
re: What's your coding origin story?
Hey no apologies, these stories are awesome and it’s so nic...
re: What's your coding origin story?
Brilliant, thank you for sharing your journey. It’s so nice...
re: What's your coding origin story?
Neopets!! Yes!! Another classic gem from the roots of the w...
re: What's your coding origin story?
I stuck with it for slightly longer than I should because I...
re: What's your coding origin story?
Ahhhh see what you did there 😂
re: What's your coding origin story?
Thanks for sharing that, a great story. I think I had that ...
re: What's your coding origin story?
Wow, that’s amazing; to think it all started with a phone. ...
re: What's your coding origin story?
That is such a fluffy, wholesome story :D
re: What's your coding origin story?
Amazing! I loved Geocities. I also cut my CSS teeth on MySp...
re: Introducing a banner generator for your articles on DEV
This is really cool! I've been using Canva so I have templa...
re: How to use arrow functions in JavaScript ES6
Thanks Strahinja, glad you liked it. They’re definitely cau...
re: How to use arrow functions in JavaScript ES6
Haha, I'm the exact opposite, I love them! But they're like...
re: How I Write Source Control Commit Messages
This is great! Commit messages are one of those weird parts...
re: Tech Interviews Are Broken. Let's Fix Them!
Lots of good points here and there’s definitely a lot of re...
re: Using Parcel bundler as a Webpack alternative
Arrgh, the horror! Dev.to linked to the right article on he...
re: What Bruce Lee taught me about business
Thanks Nikolic, and totally agree: how we interpret and han...
re: Are companies missing out on talent by fear of remote working?
Good insight and I agree. Fundamentally it involves a shift...
re: Job hunting in the tech industry: tips, tricks and experiences
It can be exhausting but hang in there, focus on your goal ...
re: Are most of your friends developers too?
Nope. Not a single one. They all think I live in the matrix...
re: Are companies missing out on talent by fear of remote working?
Great take Erik and I agree :D
re: Remote Advocacy
I love this post! I just wrote a similar thing, mainly disp...
re: What's your commute like?
Mine's like many of those here: virtually zero. I work almo...
re: Welcome Thread - v33
Hey everyone, very happy to be diving into the Dev communit...
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