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Mike Healy

Hey, I'm a contract web developer with a particular interest in Laravel & Vue web apps. Also working on my side project "HadCoffee".

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re: Dynamic Favicons
I like that (media query embedded in the SVG CSS)
re: Dynamic Favicons
Why is the JS necessary? Does the media query in the media at...
re: 16GB or 32GB RAM for Web Development?
Thanks for this – interesting read. I wonder too if the fast ...
re: What did you learn this week?
I brushed up on feature testing in Laravel and added test cov...
re: What did you learn this week?
That's brilliant. Out of curiosity did you have a close idea ...
re: The day our web server reached 100% capacity πŸ’Ύ
Of course implementing microservices could never cause its ow...
re: 10 Things To Know As A Fullstack Developer πŸ‘οΈπŸ‘„πŸ‘οΈ
I'd also throw Accessibility (A11Y) in as being a mandatory s...
re: How do you 'Save for later'?
Just keep the tab open forever
re: 16GB or 32GB RAM for Web Development?
but I like my IntelliJ and I like not closing stuff all the ...
re: 16GB or 32GB RAM for Web Development?
$600 AUD where I live (~$420 USD) Given that I just built a d...
re: Do you buy domains for personal or side projects?
Shop Talk Show just did an episode about this: shoptalkshow.c...
re: 16GB or 32GB RAM for Web Development?
That's rough πŸ™
re: 16GB or 32GB RAM for Web Development?
You're correct, it's tax deductible, but I still have to pay ...
re: 16GB or 32GB RAM for Web Development?
If I'm doubtful that spending the money for 32GB is worth it ...
re: 16GB or 32GB RAM for Web Development?
Thanks, 64GB is definitely not in my budget. $600AUD for the ...
re: 16GB or 32GB RAM for Web Development?
No, they're usually non-upgradable. You have to decide when y...
re: On distraction and developer productivity
Many people dislike the "got a second" type IM. You've eithe...
re: Who else misses DEV's old Unicorn n Heart icons?
What does the unicorn actually mean? (I'm aware of "unicorn f...
re: Wordpress hooks
This is probably not the main issue, but are you missing a co...
re: What are the misconceptions of non-tech folks when working with devs on web projects?
Like some client enquiries: "I've already got the domain name...
re: The Three Month Rule of a New Job
I'd want to be pretty confident quickly. It does depend on ...
re: Unpopular opinions
Didn't alternatives to Redux start to become common about 2...
re: The Three Month Rule of a New Job
It's a bit different to full time roles, but as a freelance...
re: What software development tools (libraries/frameworks/apps/whatever) make you feel most anxious while you're working with them?
Homebrew. Case in point, yesterday I used it to install Q...
re: Tell me an unpopular software opinion
Coast guard.
re: What is your top interesting cron job for your daily life? 🀯
I have a randomized one to tell me to eat less sugar. Somet...
re: Help: Should a new service worker force a refresh to update a PWA?
Thank you
re: Help: Should a new service worker force a refresh to update a PWA?
Fair enough. I guess I still need to know how to detect a n...
re: My First Laravel 6 and React App
The app didn't work for me. I had these errors in the conso...
re: The New Years Resolution That Changed My Career
I like this. I partially blame the skimming habit on the p...
re: The "Build me a website" scam
I've had this before. In my case they wanted me to do devel...
re: 2019 in Numbers
Four haircuts surprised me. I need 9-10/year
re: Changelog: New settings/ux tab
This is cool. Just to be the 'what about' guy, I'd love if ...
re: The Weird Rules I Set Myself That Got Me a Job
I would find requiring knowledge of C very odd for a web de...
re: How are you winding down your year?
The vibe is very frustrated. Project(s) I'd queued up for t...
re: 9 Extremely Useful HTML Tricks
Love the idea of Input Suggestions β€” I didn't know about th...
re: What’s the most under-appreciated software?
I'm often in awe of Git. I never had to use Subversion or i...
re: The longest time you have spent with active coding
Reading this just makes me think your back must be wrecked....
re: The Magic Freelance Rate Formula
Ideally, but if you're speaking about only directly billabl...
re: The Magic Freelance Rate Formula
Then there's part two β€” finding 1100+ productive, billable ...
re: Git Workflow: Should the history of commits show the real time of your work?
I would never force, or hold off on a commit in order to ma...
re: Switching between PHP versions with Homebrew
Thanks. Does this effect the CLI PHP only? Meaning, would I...
re: Improving Performance for Low-Bandwidth Users with save-data
If those hosts are using Redis to cache transients or DB qu...
re: What's your goto motivational quote?
Time to become motivated now
re: Improving Performance for Low-Bandwidth Users with save-data
Thank you. I disabled server-side page caching on my site f...
re: 5 JavaScript core concepts you should understand
No, I think your descriptions are fine. It's the trope of ...
re: 5 JavaScript core concepts you should understand
I don't think a five year old is what you think ;) Nice w...
re: What frustrates you the most about web performance?
Intermittent issues. I have a client with a couple of inte...
re: Why do you need to add a meta viewport tag inside <head> element? (with example)
Like in your code it's good to not enforce max-scale=1. Tha...
re: I'm Chris Coyier from CodePen, CSS-Tricks, and ShopTalk Show. Ask Me Anything!
Thank you for the implicit support of the Dog focused Graph...
re: I'm Chris Coyier from CodePen, CSS-Tricks, and ShopTalk Show. Ask Me Anything!
It's fairly common for dogs to have Instagram accounts. How...
re: Stop asking questions throughout your presentation.
Totally agree. I also find audience participation – like h...
re: Stay Healthy as a Developer
Cardio is pretty ineffective for weight loss. The calorie b...
re: Stay Healthy as a Developer
I'd watch more Athlean-X if he kept his shirt on more often...
re: Where should I save my passwords ? To more specific which editor ?
How do you keep anything in an editor? Surely you're writin...
re: Do you prefer one-time fee or subscription?
SaaS is ongoing. The software is hosted so the new versions...
re: Special Announcement From the DEV Founders
The business model is selling support for the open-source ...
re: 8 Ways to Be More Professional
You seem to have swapped 'professional' for 'productive' an...
re: Which dev.to loading GIF do you prefer?
Pulse 1 is objectively the best
re: Automatic Termination of Closed Source Licenses
No, it's not morally fair to forcibly take someone's proper...
re: Call for DEV Contributors: Posts on front page do not load until scrolled down πŸ›
Ooh, I was hoping to tackle this issue at some point, but d...
re: CI/CD: Continuous Integration & Delivery Explained
Thank you, looks good
re: CI/CD: Continuous Integration & Delivery Explained
Could you elaborate on this point please: ...if you devel...
re: What it takes to achieve success as a freelancer
What gem? There's not enough context to get much out of thi...
re: What is your favorite SQL viewer/tool
I just came across TablePlus which looks very promising
re: What time of day do you get your best work done?
4:30pm - 4:50pm.
re: Is there any 10x developers here?
The specific multiple of '10' is highly dubious and not ver...
re: What do you wish to know about JavaScript when you were in university?
I would steal the outline of this Syntax FM episode to use ...
re: How To Learn JavaScript
Similarly if you're a resident of Queensland Australia you ...
re: What are you making?
I like good coffee, so I'm making a specialty coffee discov...
re: What do you do if you're in the middle of a project and you realize it already exists in the world?
Well if the project is any sort of frontend framework keep ...
re: My 2019 Resolutions as a Developer
Downgrade your wedding man. Working two jobs to feed the we...
re: 10 HTML Elements You Didn't Know You Needed
This is great. I'm excited about the prospect of doing some...
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