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What was your last dev related Google Search?

lewismenelaws profile image Lewis Menelaws ・1 min read

Ah, Google... Imagine a world of being a developer without you. Google and Stack Overflow are like my mom and dad helping me through my silly mistakes as a developer.

I'm not new either. I have been a developer for almost over 5 years now... and I am not afraid to admit that some of my Google searches would look silly.

I know, I am a horrible developer that has no idea what he is doing.

Wrong.

As a developer of 1 year to 20 years of experience. Getting a quick reference to something is arguably what our job is all about.

Devs, what was your last dev related Google Search?

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Jean-Christophe Helary

I don't use Google, I use duckduckgo.com

duckduckgo.com

There are only a few times when the results are less relevant than Google, if which case I use !g in the search: duckduckgo.com/bang

The latest search was about CSS specificity.

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Lewis Menelaws Author

duckduckgo is still valid to this question :).

I am always looking up how to center things in CSS

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Jean-Christophe Helary

Have you tried flex ?

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Włodzimierz Rożkow

Google has stacking of results from StackOverflow — the feature I missing in DuckDuckGo.

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Jean-Christophe Helary

There are plenty of features missing in DuckDuckGo, the main being "keep user data and sell it to whoever pays for it".

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Włodzimierz Rożkow

Haha, nice point! Anyways, I've switched to DuckDuckGo a month ago and didn't regret about it.

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Jim Medlock

Start PostgreSQL command line

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Jonathan Anctil

«sql server pass an array to stored procedure»

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Saulo Vargas

I see up there duckduckgo.com is valid too, then: "Three.js group add"
not ashamed about it btw

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James

"on duplicate index update"

This is something I learned about far too recently, considering how long I've been using MySQL. It turns out that when doing a bulk insert, you can have MySQL automatically update records on a key/index conflict. That way your bulk insert won't fail on duplicate records and you can insert/update in bulk in a single query.

Very cool!

dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/8.0/en/in...

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Samir Saeedi

ORM good or bad

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Andrew Richardson

"it depends"

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Ben Sinclair

"php strpos". I should really post-it the order of haystack and needle to my screen. Same with, oh, you know, every other PHP function I have to use.

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dumdumdev

Php loop

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Daniel Cortés

Differents wordings for "jformattedtexfield getvalue returning integer or long"
if someone can help here i would be pretty happy <3

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Saulo Vargas

I've tried the same search in duckduckgo.com and this is my first result: community.oracle.com/thread/1362374

Kind of "I'm going to be lucky" 😂

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Daniel Cortés

As always, searching stuff at 3am doesn't go well for me

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Steven Conner

searched for "npm prune" :p

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Lewis Menelaws Author

Never knew about this command... but it's super useful.

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Ben Halpern

"Integrity check failed for yarn"

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Lewis Menelaws Author

Dependency issues 😅😅😅 I feel ya

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Yogeswaran

I use Stackoverflow when I encountered something I can't solve. But google never use that before for solving specific problems

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Antonio Radovcic

swift nsview listen keyboard

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Boris Jamot ✊ /

golang byte array to string

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Molly Struve (she/her)

has_many through unique Rails

Found a bug in our code causing duplicate records being returned. It has been a while since I wrote some solid ActiveRecord code so I needed a refresher on the syntax.

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Muhammad Arslan Aslam

I just searched this:

javascript remove from one index forwards - Google Search

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Lewis Menelaws Author

but the important thing is that you will eventually figure it out :)

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Adnan

javascript map can't find variable

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Christopher C. Johnson

Best way to check multiple Boolean conditions in C#.

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Damien Breaux

Implement Identity Authorization .Net Core

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K

SSHFS

I was thinking about developing on an EC2 like I do with Cloud9, but with VSCode instead.

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SushmaMannem

How to call custom function in U-sql Script. :)

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Adnan

Wait ... What's that "You Forgot that Fast Huh" button?!

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Andrew Richardson

"SQL server check if index exists"

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Yechiel Kalmenson

My latest search was for "regex railroad diagram"

If you do anything with regex take a look, you'll thank me later 😁

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Doug R. Thomas, Esq. • Edited

[datetime input html]

Which led me to just use separate inputs.

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Edit: forgot about last night

[WordPress htaccess] because I forgot about adding it when I moved a site.