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Dan Newton

I write tutorials on my blog at www.lankydan.dev . During the day, I am a Platform Engineer at r3 where I work on Corda, an Open Source DLT/Blockchain Platform.

Education

University of Leicester

Work

Platform Engineer at R3

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25 ways mindfulness and meditation help in my career as a software developer

Ahh a fellow java user! (with that meditiation algorithm exam...

Live Exploiting Your Open Source Dependencies with Brian Vermeer

After listening to darknet diaries, this is the first time I'...

The Art of Programming with Erika Heidi

Great talk :thumbsup

The Art of Programming with Erika Heidi

I feel you! I haven't missed it since I still get my fix from...

The Art of Programming with Erika Heidi

I haven't had to think about maths since working as a softwar...

What's your favorite new thing?

Personally I am really happy with Cascadia Code, a new font...

What role has luck played in your career?

I was lucky to be given the opportunity to go on a temporar...

What are your favourite podcasts? ๐Ÿค” ๐Ÿค”

I might give some of these a listen, been looking for more ...

How important is stats knowledge in software development?

When I dabbled in some machine learning as part of my job, ...

Does blogging really help your career?

I'll let others write some more formulated and expanded ans...

What Are Your Thoughts on Self-Comparison?

I struggle with relaxing on weekends due to this sort of co...

What is the number one thing you look for in a new job?

Number one for me, is having smart colleagues to learn from...

What are some good projects to boost your resume?

This might not answer the question directly, but my blog ha...

What are your favorite open source projects?

Shameless plug here as well. As someone who works on Corda ...

How do you balance social media and work?

I tend to tweet silly comments about coding when I am at wo...

Why developers are SO sh*t at estimating!

Are you trying to describe me?? I need to improve on this ...

5 Bad Habits of Software Developers

Agree with everything you said! I can't believe there are pe...

Holiday time

I am actually struggling with taking some time off at the m...

What company do you wish to work for?

Definitely r3, the company I currently work for. We are hir...

Why is streaming while you're developing not so popular?

I don't think too many people would like to see me looking ...

What have you been watching on TV lately?

Stranger things was great! Just wish there was more or mayb...

Introduction of Kotlin programming language

The JVM integration is one of the best things about using l...

Let's Also Apply Run With Kotlin Scope Functions

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘I appreciate that title. Had to read it a few times to ma...

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

Mine seems pretty boring compared to everyone else here. I...

What's new and interesting in Java?

Nice to see a Java/JVM related post. Hopefully, more people...

TV while coding? Distraction or Motivation?

I like to watch tv while doing some low effort work. For ex...

Writers, bloggers, posters - Why do you write?

Commenting on other's posts is something I think I need to ...

Writers, bloggers, posters - Why do you write?

Haha, helping your future self is definitely a bonus. So ma...

Introducing a banner generator for your articles on DEV

Cool. I might try this on my own blog. I have seen other wr...

What's your coding origin story?

Haha, I didn't stick to learning C. As you said, a bit hard...

What's your coding origin story?

I think mine is quite boring but it really changed my life....

Do You Cuss In Your Commit Messages?

I never swear in commits even though I'm a potty mouth and ...

Why You Should NEVER Walk Out of A Job Interview

The interviewer pauses looks me in the eye, and says: โ€œโ€ฆa...

#DevDiscuss on Twitter leaves out EU time zone

Having the #DevDiscuss initiated by the dev.to twitter acco...

The funny Java vs Kotlin battle

I agree with this. I also prefer Kotlin at the moment and g...

The Pragmatic Programmer: Investing in Your Knowledge Portfolio

Enjoyed the last episode as always. I'm hoping that listen...

To comment or not to comment?

I feel you! ๐Ÿ˜„

To comment or not to comment?

I misread the last paragraph the first time I read that whi...

To comment or not to comment?

I comment code to note down what I want to do as well. The ...

To comment or not to comment?

Follows the lines others are saying, that they show explain...

To comment or not to comment?

100% agree with that. I think that is the happy medium. Mos...

To comment or not to comment?

Agreed. Not much is more annoying than a function which lea...

To comment or not to comment?

How strong is your emphesis on hard fought here? Are you o...

Why Clean Code is Empathetic Code

This Dan sounds like a smart guy, must be the name ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ. Than...

What was your win this week?

This week, I finally finished this seemingly simple code ch...

Being A Woman On The Internet Is... "Fun": A Scientific Study

I actually read that tweet yesterday since I was considerin...

Should you listen to Podcasts?

Going to answer using your tldr. Yes. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

How NOT to ask for help

This is a much angrier version of how I feel sometimes. My...

What was your win this week?

This week, I posted my first new blog post onto my redesign...

How I Write Online Articles

Agree with this. Nice to have some self validation that my ...

How do you share your knowledge?

You touched on it in your post. Blog posts are how I commun...

2 Months of blogging: Why do you blog? How often? How long do you take?

Exactly. You have to dig into it to make sure someone doesn...

2 Months of blogging: Why do you blog? How often? How long do you take?

I used to keep up with 1 post a week for maybe half a year ...

What do you do, when you are stuck?

I think my best ideas to problems I spent a whole day strug...

The `else if` Keyword Doesnโ€™t Exist in Java

๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ thanks for the post, I never thought about it like that ...

What are your favourite podcasts? ๐Ÿค” ๐Ÿค”

Oh thats a good one to mention. SE Daily had an episode wit...

What are your favourite podcasts? ๐Ÿค” ๐Ÿค”

100% agree with that ๐Ÿ˜„

What are your favourite podcasts? ๐Ÿค” ๐Ÿค”

That is the list that I originally used to find podcasts a ...

What are your favourite podcasts? ๐Ÿค” ๐Ÿค”

sounds interesting

What are your favourite podcasts? ๐Ÿค” ๐Ÿค”

Have you tried using a podcast player? The one I have lets ...

What are your favourite podcasts? ๐Ÿค” ๐Ÿค”

I am not sure why I haven't been listening to The Changelog...

What are your favourite podcasts? ๐Ÿค” ๐Ÿค”

Been considering listening to adventure zone as well but st...

Changing job - How often is too often?

Sounds like you had a nice position and I hope you are enjo...

Changing job - How often is too often?

I think it also helps when I explain during interviews, was...

Changing job - How often is too often?

Luckily I have not been in that sort of position yet where ...

Learn Docker - from the beginning, part I images and containers

Well written Chris. I like seeing more people writing tutoria...

Removing elements from a Map in Java

Was my exact thought when writing this post ๐Ÿ˜„. Glad that yo...

Should you reply to all LinkedIn messages from recruiters?

I always wondered if I should try those responses but felt ...

Listening to music while working - Yay or nay and what to listen to

Podcasts are never something I think I could do while worki...

Listening to music while working - Yay or nay and what to listen to

"slow scary industrial techno" sounds appropriate for softw...

Listening to music while working - Yay or nay and what to listen to

Been considering this as well. I struggle to find instrumen...

What was your win this week?

This week, I... told my team that I handed in my notice to ...

What would your ideal developer interview process look like?

I think you both have valid points. I think there is a lot...

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