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𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐚π₯𝐒𝐞 𝐝𝐞 π–πžπžπ«π

Full-stack web developer and proud geek. Married to a flying Dutchman. Lover of cats.

Education

Computing Science, BSc

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How to use the dev.to API!

If it's only 1 specific article you want to extract, you can ...

How to use the dev.to API!

Absolutely! Arrays start from 0, meaning if you want the lat...

We can finally animate CSS gradient

Oh this is exciting!

How to use the dev.to API!

Good job finding the answer! πŸ‘

How to use the dev.to API!

Glad you found it helpful! :)

A QR Code Primer

They clearly look different even though they store the same ...

What do you have to Google? Every. Single. Time.

object-fit: cover/contain I can never remember it...

What's the longest you've ever spent debugging a single bug?

Couple of days........ It was a horrible bug and the code wa...

Announcing the CodeNewbie Community

Is there a way to cross post from dev.to > codenewbie? Or ...

How would you tackle this? Multiple screens showing the same user generated content in real time.

Great solution ! Thanks for taking the time to share it :D Do...

Why developers hate PHP

Most developers who hate PHP hate it out of elitism or ignor...

Stop using the title "Full stack developer"

Specify it for tutorials - yes. Specify it for your job title...

Shorter Commutes πŸš— or Work from Home 🏑

Oh trust me - I get it! The number of times I've had to dicta...

Shorter Commutes πŸš— or Work from Home 🏑

I feel like I have both... It's only a 15 minute drive to the...

What I learned about communication from getting my husband's car fixed - and how that relates to web dev!

Thanks Reza! :) I'm sure there are lots of other situations i...

Your website sucks! And I'll tell you why (ROUND 2) ⚑️⚑️

ndw.one/ Going through a rebuild anyway so all feedback welc...

How to ask senior devs for help?

How can I go about asking for help & to what extent shou...

How do you help Junior Developers or Freshers

Junior's need to be nurtured by senior/lead devs. So for me, ...

Creating A Better Developer Experience By Avoiding Legacy Code

OR Legacy code is just 10 year old code which needs to be sup...

What is your favorite coffee?

I had a Galapagos Coffee recently which was really nice!

What are the last 3 books you read? πŸ“šπŸ€“

I did!! The ending felt very rushed, and some parts in the mi...

What social media accounts are worth it for developers in 2020?

I’d rather spend every free second building. This sounds a...

Restyling my Site's Code Snippets in Quarantine

This looks great! Nice touch :) My only feedback would be to...

Show off your Mug β˜•οΈπŸ₯€πŸ΅

Oh my gosh I love that mug!

🐘 Compare your PHP with job market πŸ’°

Couldn't you use the registered users for the statistics, but...

🐘 Compare your PHP with job market πŸ’°

That's what I mean - feels sneaky and unnecessary! Let me te...

🐘 Compare your PHP with job market πŸ’°

Why do I have to sign in to take check my experience levels?

What are the last 3 books you read? πŸ“šπŸ€“

It's good! Slightly different to the movie if you've seen tha...

What are the last 3 books you read? πŸ“šπŸ€“

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes - Suzanne Collins The Bla...

What FTP software do you use?

Ooh can you!? I never realised 🀦 Will have to take a look at ...

What design tools do you use?

I think predominantly because my company is paying for the Cr...

What design tools do you use?

Photoshop for designs XD for wireframes

What is your definition of a senior developer?

I think this depends on what you want to get from a senior de...

How does dev.io earn money?

Advertising :)

What FTP software do you use?

How are you editing? You can right-click View/Edit, then when...

What FTP software do you use?

I use WinSCP for one server... because Filezilla for some rea...

5 Tips On Landing Your First Developer Job

Have A Unique & Complete Resume The problem I find wit...

Welcome Thread - v84

Welcome Alexander! What's your master's thesis on?

What do you do within the first 30 minutes of starting your work day?

I love a good to-do list! It's not as sophisticated as yours,...

What do you do within the first 30 minutes of starting your work day?

Catchup on Emails Coffee Get small quick-wins out of the way ...

What's your goto WYSIWYG editor for projects ?

TinyMCE! :) tiny.cloud/

What have you always wanted to ask a recruiter but couldn't?

What does your day-to-day look like? Are you actively scourin...

Is Zoom doomed?

I doubt Zoom is doomed really... Maybe in India, but Zoom has...

When things are back to normal, will you be working from home or in an office?

Both... I'm not enjoying being forced to WFH and not seeing m...

How long does it typically take to be productive in a new job?

Took me nearly a week at my first job! 🀷 Current job is the ...

How long does it typically take to be productive in a new job?

I'd typically say about a month. They need time to settle in,...

How can developers and product managers work better together?

As someone who's doing a bit of dev, and project management, ...

How can developers and product managers work better together?

Haha I've come across this a few times.. it's about communica...

How do you fight boredom in software development?

Sometimes it's nice to switch off and do a boring job XD usua...

Convert any website into a PWA in just 3 simple steps

Just comment any redirects out like I have and it works :) Wo...

Convert any website into a PWA in just 3 simple steps

Do you have any tips for debugging why the "Add to homescreen...

How much coffee do you drink?

How much coffee do you drink?

ooh how much did that machine cost!?

How much coffee do you drink?

1 coffee, then maybe a Sneak drink or energy drink to complet...

Changelog: Updated Mod Tooling

One thing I've spotted. We can moderate our own posts, giving...

At what point do you feel part of a developer community?

But... what makes you part of a community? At what point can...

Is Programming ActuallyΒ Hard?

The hardest thing about webdev, is breaking down the problem ...

I was emailed after abandoning a registration form. I did not click Submit. This is not ok.

This is why we have GDPR in Europe... it prevents company's d...

I have a Portfolio now πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»πŸŽ‰

I disagree - I think the typing effect is a little overdone X...

The Internet of Dogs: How to Build a $50 IoT Dog Collar That Locates Your Pet

These looks like a fun little side project! Will have to give...

How it feels like to style things in 2020?

That's it!! And so long as your team is onboard with structur...

How it feels like to style things in 2020?

I just use vanilla CSS with BEM methodology - no pre-processo...

Which game are you playing right now?

I did! I probably overplayed the beta, so when it actually la...

Which game are you playing right now?

OH hell yeah - I played it when it was still in beta as well,...

Which game are you playing right now?

Daamn.. I remember Aion. Played it when it was p2p when it fi...

Which game are you playing right now?

Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Valkyria Chronicles!

What's your wifi's name?

Haha mine is this too!! We have a second one as well called "...

What domain names are you holding on to?

What domain names are you holding on to?

It's great isn't it?! Husband demands full credit for it XD

What domain names are you holding on to?

Definitely should!

What domain names are you holding on to?

I have a few with my name in that're just parked :) Recentl...

Have you ever had to take an ethical stand while on the job as a developer?

GDPR - just making it super clear to clients that they cannot...

Should I ask for a raise?

You need to consider the situation we're all in right now.. p...

What's the kindest thing someone's ever done for you during your career?

Hired me? Haha. Nah, it's the colleagues willing to stay beh...

Why you should never ignore the alt attribute

Ah! Thanks for pointing that out to me! I'd added it to the...

What is your go to solution/tech/service for sending emails?

Also limited to 300 emails / day, and an hourly limit too. ...

What is your go to solution/tech/service for sending emails?

I use SendInBlue as my SMTP :) Not experienced any delay is...

How does deployment work at your organization?

Honestly - it's just FTP & manual database pushes πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ It...

Loneliness in tech

Quite poignant at the moment, given how so many people will...

I'm loosing my enthusiasm to code.

Same reason as you - it just naturally slowed down as I was...

I'm loosing my enthusiasm to code.

I don't know why, I feel guilty for not working that hard ...

How To Take The Headache Out Of CSS And HTML In Emails

I'm hoping we see an improvement as we move toward more clo...

How To Take The Headache Out Of CSS And HTML In Emails

Are your pre-built templates responsive? Only asking as, ba...

How To Take The Headache Out Of CSS And HTML In Emails

Came to say this, MJML is brilliant!

Introducing A New Web Component To Drag, Resize And Rotate

This looks really cool!

Are you committing these mistakes as a Vue developer?

Can you give some examples?

Which CSS framework (if any) for my portfolio website?

Why not none and code it all from scratch - to show you kno...

What are some common falsehoods about working as a software developer?

That you know everything. It's impossible for us to know ev...

70 JavaScript Interview Questions

I need to brush up on my JS so this will be super helpful f...

What is Laravel? Explain it like I'm five.

Unlike CMS's like Drupal or Wordpress, Laravel gives you ful...

DEV users landscape

I'm seeing a lot of empty images - are these user's which h...

I keep feeling demotivated when I realize how deficient my knowledge is.

Hi! πŸ‘‹ I'm a senior developer, and I know FA about React/Vu...

Social skills for tech folks (?)

It is known that almost all of the people that work in IT ...

I sat an AWS Certification exam online - here's what happened

and do a SLOW 360 degree spin in my office chair (I'm sor...

A Life Changing Hobby For a Programmer You Should Try

I love seeing developer's unique hobbies! Can't see myself ...

Do most people use DEV to write their posts or do you post a blog elsewhere and syndicate to DEV?

Interesting read! Maybe I should reconsider keeping everyth...

Do most people use DEV to write their posts or do you post a blog elsewhere and syndicate to DEV?

I only use dev :) I'll be using the API to showcase my latest...

Daily Challenge #115 - Look and Say Sequence

I completely didn't understand the description here... For ...

Hello world

Hello! πŸ‘‹

What is fallback font?

Fallback (noun) - A fallback plan or position can be used if...

Rubber duck debugging doesn't need to involve a duck!

That's a great idea! I haven't tried it myself yet, but I w...

Rubber duck debugging doesn't need to involve a duck!

I think my coworkers are now accustomed to be talking to my...

Rubber duck debugging doesn't need to involve a duck!

Haha I used to have a colleague whom I lovingly nicknamed D...

Rubber duck debugging doesn't need to involve a duck!

Duck-vader?! Love him! I want to buy an actual rubber duck ...

Rubber duck debugging doesn't need to involve a duck!

Must confess I do also speak to my colleagues sometimes - h...

Best project management software for Developers

I've been using Monday as my Project Management tool recently...

Who do you use for mailing lists and email campaigns?

Most serious people in the industry will either use an emai...

Who do you use for mailing lists and email campaigns?

EmailCenter/Maxemail is a service I've used in the past, bu...

Done Is Better Than Perfect

A mantra I've started to live by whenever I struggle with the...

#help has had a makeover

This sounds like a great step forward Si!

IMPORTANT KEYBOARD SHORTCUT KEYS FOR DEVELOPERS

Switch between two applications Alt + Tab allows you to ...

The #help tag will die if it's not moderated

Maybe we also need a reminder when you're creating a post f...

Responsive Off-Canvas Menu

I was using Chrome, on Windows. Was viewing the codepen pre...

Responsive Off-Canvas Menu

Looks really nice! Only point I have is that it triggers an...

Awesome CSS Animation Hamburger Menu

I feel like the animation is a little too long to be usable o...

Looking for honest feedback for my first portfolio πŸ™

Hi Jun! Website looks great :D Few bits of feedback below;...

Dont Let Your Project Ice Over

I completely agree! I'm always leaving little notes for mys...

How do you list social media links on a website without using icons?

Not specifically social media links, but here are some nice...

Are You Really Open Minded? A Refresher on Finding the Best Solutions to Problems as a Good Teammate!

(are brains are weird huh?). Slight typo here (first "ar...

How is your portfolio built?

Owl carousel was used for the individual portfolio items ye...

On Getting Promoted as a Developer

Great read - and certainly humbling!

RΓ©sumΓ© / CV Sift

No obvious portfolio on your CV is another reason I persona...

What’s overrated?

There are other ways of ensuring you don't need to edit mul...

100 Days - 100 Projects Challenge

Good luck! I feel like the hardest part will be coming up w...

What’s overrated?

Useful in certain circumstances to be sure! But you don't a...

What’s overrated?

Static Site Generators

Are You a Mediocre Developer? ME TOO

If I was asked to do 2-3 days worth of dev as part of my job ...

You should avoid these 7 CSS No-Gos! ☝️

Style-Resets I disagree. By resetting the styles you c...

How do *you* pronounce sudo?

Sue-doh... Like Pseudo.

How To Become A Developer -- Part 1: Coding Skills

Great article Jason! Really comprehensive. You're absolutel...

What are the worst security practices you've ever witnessed?

Holy hell!

What are the worst security practices you've ever witnessed?

Using the same password for EVERYTHING. Storing passwords...

What does your team do when your communication channels go down?

Oh yeah don't get me wrong, multiple channels are important...

What does your team do when your communication channels go down?

Are telephones not a thing in your country? :p

What does your team do when your communication channels go down?

Talk to each other? :)

Some JavaScript Leaders You May Want to Follow on DEV

Thanks for the list Ben! Followed a few :)

What’s the best JavaScript framework?

Um... are you stupid or something? Just attackclone the gr...

Which is your favourite browser?

Chrome for desktop & mobile. I have an Android phone so...

How would you tackle this? Multiple screens showing the same user generated content in real time.

Thanks for your suggestions Austin! Luckily we can control...

How would you tackle this? Multiple screens showing the same user generated content in real time.

Thanks Neil! Definitely going to research more into WebSock...

How would you tackle this? Multiple screens showing the same user generated content in real time.

Thank's for your feedback Ken! This is exactly what I hoped...

How would you tackle this? Multiple screens showing the same user generated content in real time.

WebSockets! Of course! That's basically what they're design...

Code Golf Challenge: Palindrome Detector

This wouldn't work for "Arara" would it? It'd need some sor...

What will it do? What should it do?

That's a good shout to be fair... when humans react in thos...

What will it do? What should it do?

This is one of my major concerns when it comes to self-driv...

What does a healthy and productive work day look like to you?

How much of your work day is "deep work"? Probably only ...

Thoughts on Meetings, Priorities, and Time Management

This is something I've been meaning to get for a while XD L...

A difficult decision - Indentation

I tab, but my tab is set to 4 spaces. It makes it easier fo...

Adding your own picture on linkedin/portfolio site?

I commissioned an artist several years ago to create the av...

Practical Front-End Practices

HTML5, the most current version of HTML, introduced suppor...

What's your most re-watchable movie?

At the moment it's The Greatest Showman! 7-8 times now sinc...

How is your portfolio built?

Sweet! Can confirm it's all fixed now :D Is this supposed...

5 Uses for the Spread Operator

Thank you for explaining! :)

5 Uses for the Spread Operator

Copying an array Why would you copy an array like this, ...

How is your portfolio built?

Thank you very much! It was inspired by the Firewatch websi...

I Am Unhireable

I don't have a "passion" for coding "Good developers spend t...

How is your portfolio built?

Never said there was anything wrong with doing it simple :P...

How is your portfolio built?

I can see your "About Me" text through the "Home" text (and...

How is your portfolio built?

Mine's just plain HTML/CSS/JS :) No frameworks, no CMS. Just ...

There's never just one way of achieving something

it's pretty much always better to just pick some way and r...

Lets see your office shenanigans

It's when someone leaves their computer unlocked, we will ...

The Emotional State of a Developer, a Question

If you have 40 tabs open, close them all and start from the...

What's better, Wordpress, any other CMS or making a custom CMS as you can make one to start your own blog.

Depends on your needs. Do you need a super intuitive interf...

How to cope with anger and frustration as a dev?

Walking. If you're getting so frustrated and angry that you...

Facebook, Insta, WhatsApp down πŸ‘€

Mad respect to them for being transparent with the fault.

Facebook, Insta, WhatsApp down πŸ‘€

Doubt it's scheduled downtime. Could be an issue with the s...

What word/phrase do you use to include everyone?

I sometimes use "troops" :) "Morning troops!"

What is your favorite company development culture/motto ?

β€œIf a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.” G....

What have been the broken promises of computer technology?

I'm curious, how is the EU blocking free/open Internet?

I created a Twitter Thread Generator !

Looks awesome! I wonder if it's worth adding (1/10), (2/10)...

5 Quick Tips for Junior Level Interviews

Glad you found them helpful William!

What does your Junior interview process involve?

With lower-level interviews, I assume they know nothing, or n...

What do you think about the idea that "there should be only one way of doing a thing" in programming languages?

There should never just be one way of doing something. Deve...

Do you drink coffee while working?

I'd prefer "from bean" anyday :P but Nespresso is just so c...

Do you drink coffee while working?

A double espresso though... A quick Google tells me an es...

Do you drink coffee while working?

Daaang - that's a lot of coffee!

Do you drink coffee while working?

One or two, depending how tired/stressed I am :) Usually ...

Its Sunday, are you coding?

I think it's important to relax. I may do a few hours on a ...

Google analytics, privacy, and personal blog

Apologies if I missed this in your article, but why not jus...

Flexbox vs. CSS grid

Useful website - thank you for sharing!

Why do recruiters hide the name of the company? πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

I've done this! Turned out the role was for the company I'd...

How did we end up with CSS-in-JS and why some developers don't like CSS

Agreed. I personally hate Bootstrap. Find it very redundant...

Chromium and the browser monoculture problem

I'm not concerned about a browser monoculture at all - in f...

Flexbox vs. CSS grid

I wasn't aware of this! I haven't used grid a huge amount. ...

What's the best part of being a Dev?

Best thing for me is simply being able to do a job I'm pass...

Flexbox vs. CSS grid

Flexbox :) Why? The ability to reorder stuff on different s...

How did we end up with CSS-in-JS and why some developers don't like CSS

CSS Frameworks even though they're super helpful tools, ca...

What's the best career advice you can give in ten words or less?

Just ask the bloody question!

What's in your cup?

For me it's either Nespresso pods of various flavours, or N...

What is Your Favorite Programmer Humor?

Forgot one: "Have you cleared your cache?" :P That's usuall...

What I Learned From Taking a Two-Week Vacation for my Honeymoon

I don't have any definitive facts, but I'd recommend playin...

What I Learned From Taking a Two-Week Vacation for my Honeymoon

A question for you all in the comments: is it aggravating ...

How do you deal with lunch / mid-day fatigue?

Since starting intermittent fasting / one meal a day I find...

When are you most likely to be active on Dev.to?

I tend to have a quick browse before starting work. But wri...

What's one resource most devs don't know that you use regularly?

So glad I'm not the only one! Haha.

What is your favorite desk accessory?

I love your mug!

What's one resource most devs don't know that you use regularly?

css-tricks.com/snippets/css/a-guid... - I always forget jus...

Anybody still working with jQuery?

There are dozens of us! I promise! I still actively CHOOSE...

Stay Healthy as a Developer

Oh it's not at all! I live quite a sedentary lifestyle, so ...

Stay Healthy as a Developer

Great insight :) I've actually found it easier for me to ...

What's the best blogging platform for my needs?

You say you don't want to use Wordpress, but who'll be mana...

What do you listen to while you code?

Whatever I'm into at the time. Sometimes metal, sometimes t...

Start an email list, right now, this second

Just ensure you're GDPR compliant with your mailing list fo...

Those silly mistakes we all make

Sometimes you just need a second pair of eyes. If you spend...

Those silly mistakes we all make

Yes! This! More often than I'd care to admit. Have consider...

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