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Martin Himmel

Web dev and aspiring game dev who loves to teach and dabbles in various languages.

Work

Lead Developer at Expectancy Learning

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re: What's your go-to stack these days?
PHP/Laravel and JS pay the bills. I'll occasionally use Vue, ...
re: Which game are you playing right now?
Shadow of the Tomb (PS4), Earthlock (Switch), and Bravely Sec...
re: How I can test that one Laravel job dispatches an another one on testing?
Posted this answer on StackOverflow, too, but here it is fo...
re: What did you have the hardest time learning?
This is very specific, but pointers and references in C++. ...
re: Moving a Sprite Sheet Character with JavaScript
The speed should be the same as the horizontal and vertical...
re: What was your win this week?
I rebuilt the bathroom floor and replaced the toilet in the...
re: How can I learn PHP?
Jeffrey Way has a great intro series at Laracasts (this one...
re: A day in the life for you and git...
When starting a change/set of changes: git checkout maste...
re: I saw "Ajax" was trending on Twitter...
Are the mannequins in the window actually people that were ...
re: Moving a Sprite Sheet Character with JavaScript
Thanks! Yeah, I used Phaser for a game prototype a couple ...
re: When Stack Overflow Goes Offline...
I remember reading a comment on Twitter a while ago that th...
re: What's your most re-watchable movie?
Braveheart Lord of the Rings Zombieland The Matrix Ace Vent...
re: Do you have your next vacation planned?
Next one isn't planned yet, but I went on a week-long famil...
re: Daily Challenge #5 - Ten Minute Walk
PHP function go_for_a_walk(int $distance) { if ($dis...
re: I need help!
The WHERE email == '$email' part of the query should be WHE...
re: Daily Challenge #4 - Checkbook Balancing
PHP It wasn't specified, but I sorted the check order. Als...
re: Daily Challenge #3 - Vowel Counter
PHP function count_vowels(string $str) { return preg...
re: Daily Challenge #2 - String Diamond
PHP function make_diamond(int $width) { if ($width &l...
re: Daily Challenge #1 - String Peeler
PHP function remove_string_ends($str) { if (strlen($str...
re: Raspberry Pi 4 Goes On Sale: “This is a comprehensive upgrade”
I've been thinking of setting up a home server for a while....
re: What's your advice to someone over the age of 30 considering a career in software development?
Transferable skills are a real thing and can give you a vie...
re: What was your win this week?
Had lunch with my boss on Tuesday, where we talked about a ...
re: What are you reading right now?
Lord of the Rings, Designing Games: A Guide to Engineering ...
re: What are your thoughts on the 4-day work week?
When I was a dental tech, the last lab I worked in had a 4 ...
re: Remote Advocacy
Thanks Rob! I read your post this morning, too. :) Love you...
re: What's your commute like?
On the days I'm in the office, it's generally about 40 minu...
re: Let's go remote!
Love it! The commute was a big thing for me. I was a denta...
re: If I don't use React, am I still a developer?
👋 from a fellow Michigander in the Lower Peninsula. 😁 Like...
re: What was your win this week?
This week, I got a new work laptop, which pushed me to set ...
re: What's your DJ name?
DJ scheduled_update 🤔
re: JavaScript (ES5) - Getting Started
Good catch, fixed it. Thanks!
re: Ask the community for a post
This is great! I think that tag will help a lot of people w...
re: JavaScript RPG fun and open source
Love seeing projects like this. I'll help out when/where I ...
re: Quick Tip to Stop Flexbox from Overflowing
Haha, that's exactly why I wrote it down. I don't know how ...
re: Songs You Listen To While Coding?
I'm all over the place. A lot of video game music (some fav...
re: Introspective Questions For Personal Development
Thank you!
re: Announcing PHP Apprentice!
Great job Andrew! Nice, simple layout with concise chapters...
re: AoC Day 5: Alchemical Reduction
I'm a bit behind on these, but catching up this weekend! Da...
re: JavaScript (ES5) - this
😂 Thanks!
re: How Classes work in JavaScript
You can. Click the third button (blue one that looks sorta ...
re: Has becoming a developer changed you?
My life outside of programming has definitely been impacted...
re: I don't like remote working
It's not for everyone. We just hired someone who said he pr...
re: Animating Sprite Sheets With JavaScript
requestAnimationFrame returns a long integer. If you assign...
re: [VUE] How to access a variable from another instance
If you're using multiple Vue instances, you can reference t...
re: State Of The Web Data - Call For Analysis!
I fully agree. That's why I added the "quick and dirty visu...
re: State Of The Web Data - Call For Analysis!
No analysis yet, but if anyone wants a quick and dirty visu...
re: How many computers do you use?
I do pretty much everything on a mid-2012 MacBook Pro with ...
re: How old have you been when you started programming and what was your first project?
My first real project was probably when I was 22. I say rea...
re: Using vue-router in an otherwise server-rendered application
Yeah, that was my original thought. Although, after thinkin...
re: Using vue-router in an otherwise server-rendered application
Yes, that's possible. And pretty much as you described it. ...
re: Animating Sprite Sheets With JavaScript
Glad I could help! I look forward to seeing your project!
re: Animating Sprite Sheets With JavaScript
Good to know. I haven't done much with CSS animations yet. ...
re: Why I'm leaving Drupal for Laravel
Yeah, if I didn't have to use WordPress for work (which, ir...
re: Why I'm leaving Drupal for Laravel
Yeah, I can't quite say the WP community is cultish. I thin...
re: Why I'm leaving Drupal for Laravel
I'm in the same boat. Been doing mostly WordPress developme...
re: Open layout vs closed layout? Something in between? What's the ideal office layout?
Remote - no need for an office that requires a commute (rea...
re: What's your job title and why is that your title?
Officially, "Lead Developer" because my boss gave it to me....
re: A Major Announcement for the DEV Community
Don't forget to get rid of the "heart" and "reading list bu...
re: Are you an introvert, extrovert, or somewhere in between?
I'm an introvert who pretends to be an extrovert when I nee...
re: Why are you NOT worried about the robot apocalypse?
I can't stop watching this. 😂
re: What's your dream job?
Game developer - it's been my dream job since I was 5 or 6,...
re: Your developer timeline
Year Learned Notes 2004 XHTML / HTML4 The dark years...
re: I'm lost and don't know what to do.
This. Also, once you decide on a language, do a project yo...
re: What are you working on these days?
For work, a learning management and employee evaluation sys...
re: Who should our next Ask Me Anything guest be on dev.to?
Evan You Taylor Otwell
re: Imposter Syndrome: PHP Edition
75% was just the first article I pulled up (linked above). ...
re: Imposter Syndrome: PHP Edition
I always hated the derision that PHP gets, too. Or any lang...
re: Any Spotify Playlist you can recommend to boost coding concentration? Thank you!
I'll second video game soundtracks. Chrono Trigger, Chrono ...
re: Any Spotify Playlist you can recommend to boost coding concentration? Thank you!
brain.fm is really good if you want music/sounds with no vo...
re: What's your favorite useless repo/package/website/etc?
This is one of my favorites. I've made it a point to show i...
re: Feeling stuck? Getting past the programming blockade
Great advise there! I can't tell tell you how many times th...
re: How to Level Up Your Dev Game
I love this! A lot of great practical advice. Personally, ...
re: How did you get into programming in the first place?
In 2004, I was playing a lot of Diablo 2. While looking aro...
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