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Paula Santamaría

Passionate about creating stuff. Gamer, digital artist and guitarist on my free time.

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Have you built any projects with Electron?

I did! Actually, @maurogarcia_19 and I built a few apps with...

Change the time zone on a Heroku app

Thanks Mattia, glad to hear that :)

Best font for kids online shop

I always go to Dafont for fonts. Just make sure to check the ...

⏳ Understanding Delta (Δ) Time In Games

Great post! It really helped me understand the purpose of del...

Constructing uris in dotnet is harder than it should

I had the same issue a while ago. So annoying! Every time I ...

Here We Go

Welcome! In my experience, this is the perfect site to start ...

Testing Node.js + Mongoose with an in-memory database

Thanks for letting me know! It's fixed now :)

Introducing DevNews — A New Podcast From DEV!

Just finished the first episode and loved it! I was looking f...

6 JavaScript console methods like Taylor Swift folklore lyrics

Great post! I was wondering if these can also be used to impr...

VS Code Shortcuts That I Would Teach Myself if I Had a Time Machine With Limited Fuel

Love this idea, thanks!

VS Code Shortcuts That I Would Teach Myself if I Had a Time Machine With Limited Fuel

Best "vscode shortcuts" post I've ever read. Extra points for...

Testing Node.js + Mongoose with an in-memory database

Hi there! The code I provided in this article clears out the ...

Testing Node.js + Mongoose with an in-memory database

It's hard to know without seeing the code, but my best guess ...

Testing Node.js + Mongoose with an in-memory database

I haven't had any issues with mongoose validations in this se...

Testing Node.js + Mongoose with an in-memory database

Thanks! I completely agree. I actually added an extra test t...

Testing Node.js + Mongoose with an in-memory database

Thanks, Keith! How did that go?

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

Hi there! Sorry for the late response. This issue was probabl...

Change the time zone on a Heroku app

Me alegro!

Testing Node.js + Mongoose with an in-memory database

Hi Luis! I haven't tried it myself yet, but apparently mongo...

Testing Node.js + Mongoose with an in-memory database

Thank you, Kenneth! :)

Testing Node.js + Mongoose with an in-memory database

🤔 looks like MongoMemoryServer is trying to download a binary...

Does your background make your work unique?

😂 I love this. Although, in my case, working on an app in pro...

Does your background make your work unique?

Completely agree! And the tech industry could definitely use ...

Does your background make your work unique?

I don't know 🤔. I kinda like having a few hobbies that are un...

Fixing MongoDB's error "'$' by itself is not a valid FieldPath"

Thank you! 🤗 I'm really happy to be back. I probably won't be...

Fixing MongoDB's error "'$' by itself is not a valid FieldPath"

Glad to help! I only realize about this issue accidentally be...

Change the time zone on a Heroku app

Glad to help! Also, you won't regret signing up to this platf...

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

All great ideas! We'll have to check if some of the require...

Giving back to the spanish speaking community.

That's so true, Patricio. It's hard to find a subject in Sp...

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

That's where we got the inspiration from in the first place...

RESTApi Host

Oh I get it now 😂 Glad you solved it. Now + Heroku is a ni...

RESTApi Host

Hi there! That's weird about Heroku. I've been using the fr...

What was your win this week?

I almost forgot about this! ...

What was your win this week?

Welcome!

What was your win this week?

Thank you!

What was your win this week?

Wow that's huge! Congrats, hope you get your Millennium Fal...

What was your win this week?

Thank you, Nick. We appreciate all your support!

What was your win this week?

@maurogarcia_19 and I built a web app for DEV users to see...

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

Glad you like it! 😊

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

Thank you, Andrew :)

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

😂😂😂 Please do, I'd love to learn about cute architecture!

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

Great ideas! We'll look into it.

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

Thank you!

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

Thank you! Although @maurogarcia_19 is who deserves the cr...

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

Glad you liked it!

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

Thanks, Luke! 😊

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

Nice, thanks for sharing! I just bought a new laptop, so my...

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

Cool! Now I want to learn about the secret power of JSON st...

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

Awesome, thanks for sharing!

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

Nice stats!

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

Indeed! You learn something new and see the results right a...

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

Thank you, Diogenes. Someone sent a PR to the Github repo t...

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

Nice catch! Someone sent a PR for this issue and we just me...

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

Nice! There's a pull request already for the lower case iss...

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

Thank you! I figure someone would think about doing somethi...

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

Awesome, glad you liked it! :)

Does your background make your work unique?

Meeting diverse people is another advantage of having a bac...

Does your background make your work unique?

I think so too! I believe it's important to seek diverse ex...

Does your background make your work unique?

Nice to meet a fellow creator :) Thanks for sharing your ve...

Does your background make your work unique?

Thanks for sharing your experiences, Chris!

Does your background make your work unique?

SO true! I also practiced a lot of team sports, like handba...

Does your background make your work unique?

Thank you, Danielle! Would you mind telling me more about h...

Does your background make your work unique?

Thank you!

Does your background make your work unique?

Completely agree with you, Shiraaz, thank you!

Does your background make your work unique?

Thank you 😊! I just read your article (while listening to ...

Writing DEV articles in VSCode

Happy to help!

Writing DEV articles in VSCode

Thank you, Luka!

Writing DEV articles in VSCode

Glad I could help!

Writing DEV articles in VSCode

Absolutely! I wanted to use Gitlab/Azure pipelines to achie...

Writing DEV articles in VSCode

That's awesome, Rémy! I wanted to build a CD pipeline in Gi...

Writing DEV articles in VSCode

I don't normally take code screenshots for my articles, I p...

Writing DEV articles in VSCode

Thank you! I actually do use Grammarly once I copy everythi...

Refactoring node.js (Part 2)

Thank you, Jared! I agree. Error handling is one of the mos...

Refactoring node.js (Part 1)

Hi there! In that example, all functions (myAsyncFunction, ...

Refactoring node.js (Part 1)

In case you haven't had a chance to see it yet, I wrote more ...

Refactoring node.js (Part 2)

I haven't heard about datadog. Will check it out, thanks!

Refactoring node.js (Part 2)

To be honest I used to feel that way too, but I got used to...

What do you think the BEST feature is that dev.to could add?

That would be a really useful feature! I'd also like to b...

Build a Node.js CLI using yargs

Great article! I haven't tried yargs, but I've built a CLI ...

Clean code... Why bother? - Part 2

That's awesome, thanks Utkarsh!

Feeling excluded and sad for not getting positive feedback - How should I react?

Raising your concern to your manager sounds like the best thi...

Refactoring node.js (Part 1)

Thank you, will do!

Refactoring node.js (Part 1)

We concluded earlier than readability is subjective, so I d...

Refactoring node.js (Part 1)

That's awesome, thanks! I'll probably include this in the n...

Refactoring node.js (Part 1)

I agree, we would discuss all day. If you won't even consid...

Refactoring node.js (Part 1)

It's 5am, I couldn't sleep and I came up with a better exam...

Refactoring node.js (Part 1)

Awesome, thanks!

Refactoring node.js (Part 1)

Thanks! I really want to get more into functional programmi...

Refactoring node.js (Part 1)

And that's why use cases matter. I won't expect a user to s...

Refactoring node.js (Part 1)

I've been meaning to learn more about good practices relate...

Refactoring node.js (Part 1)

Thank you, Jared :) I'm a huge fan of error handling! I'll...

Refactoring node.js (Part 1)

Thank you Evan! I've only use promisify with the fs module,...

Refactoring node.js (Part 1)

Thank you so much 🙏 I'll try to keep it interesting!

Refactoring node.js (Part 1)

I agree. I try to follow the rule of "using exceptions for ...

Refactoring node.js (Part 1)

I actually did a little research before writing that sentence...

Refactoring node.js (Part 1)

Thanks for the suggestion! I was actually aware of that, bu...

Refactoring node.js (Part 1)

Thank you!

Refactoring node.js (Part 1)

Nice catch, thanks! It's fixed.

Master The Five Whys Method for Problem-Solving as a Developer

I've heard of this method before, but never actually learne...

Change the time zone on a Heroku app

Glad I could help :D and thanks for reaching out!

What's your spookiest coding story?

Me too! 😂

What's your spookiest coding story?

no... NO 😭

What's your spookiest coding story?

I love this 😂

What's your spookiest coding story?

Paula Santamaría ...

Testing Node.js + Mongoose with an in-memory database

Yes, one of the first things I tried was executing this tes...

Testing Node.js + Mongoose with an in-memory database

Thank you! I've had great results using this method so far....

Hi everyone :)

Buenísimo, mucha suerte!

Introduction to YAML

I found those a bit odd too at first. However, the YAML spe...

Hi everyone :)

I'm always happy to discover other Argentinians in dev.to! ...

Introduction to YAML

I didn't know any of those so I had to do a quick search. S...

Introduction to YAML

Something I forgot to include about strings is that you can...

Introduction to YAML

Great! I'm glad I could help :)

Introduction to YAML

Yes! Once I found out I could use comments and felt confort...

Introduction to YAML

Nice! Every CI pipeline config I've seen so far uses YAML. ...

Introduction to YAML

I'm glad! Thanks for reading :D

Introduction to YAML

Great question! You can achieve that by entering the hyphen...

Clean code... Why bother?

Nice catch, thank you!

Introduction to YAML

Same here 😂. Its focus in readability makes it easy to pick...

I made DEV.to widget for websites/blogs

Looks great, thank you!

Introduction to YAML

Nice! Was it your first time working with it? And did its r...

Introduction to YAML

Thanks!

Introduction to YAML

Thank you! According to the YAML 1.2 specification document...

Introduction to YAML

Thanks Darren, I'm glad I could help! 🙂

What advice would you give to an unemployed software developer?

Build some software by yourself! It's nice to have somethin...

Introduction to YAML

Nice! Do you mind sharing a bit more about how you use it? ...

Introduction to YAML

Thank yo Mahmoud! I've been meaning to get into docker, may...

Introduction to YAML

Believe me, I know the feeling!😂 One of the things that ma...

6 Questions to ask yourself before copy-pasting code

Thanks for the info, Henri!

6 Questions to ask yourself before copy-pasting code

Excellent point, Matthew. Also, I honestly didn't thought ...

6 Questions to ask yourself before copy-pasting code

Great question and article Adrian, thank you! I really enjo...

6 Questions to ask yourself before copy-pasting code

So true. The internet is a great resource, but it's even be...

6 Questions to ask yourself before copy-pasting code

Oh that's a good one!

6 Questions to ask yourself before copy-pasting code

Or that 😂

6 Questions to ask yourself before copy-pasting code

Nice one!

Clean code... Why bother? - Part 2

I see what you mean. Sometimes when I'm having doubts about...

#inktechtober

Love this idea! I don't think I'll be able to do all of the...

Clean code... Why bother?

Done, thank you!

Clean code... Why bother?

You're absolutely right. I try to always go through my chan...

Clean code... Why bother?

I try to do this as well, makes it easier to read.

Clean code... Why bother?

An article about clean code from the business point of view...

Clean code... Why bother?

Thank you, Luke!

Clean code... Why bother?

For me, the #6 summarizes all the others in a way. I do it ...

Clean code... Why bother?

I see what you mean. I suppose is about balancing between g...

Clean code... Why bother?

Thank you!

Clean code... Why bother?

Hi Stefanos, thanks for your comment! To be honest, I never...

6 ways minimalism can help you write clean code

Great suggestion Ben, I hadn't thought about it that way. I...

Clean code... Why bother?

I remember watching a documentary about it but I'd complete...

Clean code... Why bother?

Thank you, Ben!

Put Your Dog In Version Control! 🐶

Omg, Buster is cute! I hope his hearing is ok. I can't rem...

Are Your Freelance Web Development Services Worth What You’re Charging?

...if your client doesn’t make any money from the project,...

6 ways minimalism can help you write clean code

Thank you, Emmanuel!

6 ways minimalism can help you write clean code

Thank you! 🙏

Improving your CI pipeline for Node.js

Didn't know about npm ci, great tip! About ./node_modules/...

6 ways minimalism can help you write clean code

Oh I was certainly guilty of all of the above at some point...

6 ways minimalism can help you write clean code

Thank you, Filipe! That book has been on my reading list fo...

6 ways minimalism can help you write clean code

I may have explained myself poorly on that point. I meant t...

6 ways minimalism can help you write clean code

I'll have to check it out!

6 ways minimalism can help you write clean code

Thank you!

6 ways minimalism can help you write clean code

That's a nice tip. Last week I was looking for an ESLint ru...

6 ways minimalism can help you write clean code

That's right, mindfulness all the way!

6 ways minimalism can help you write clean code

You're absolutely right. Your suggestion is clearer and sou...

The 7 Most Popular DEV Posts from the Past Week

I'm so happy! ☺️🥳 Thanks!

Making 'The Matrix' Effect in Javascript

It looks so smooth! Great job 👏👏👏

Code a BRILLIANT multiplayer game 🚀 in 2 MINUTES!

Your friend sees how bloody good you are at the game and q...

6 ways minimalism can help you write clean code

That's ok, just promise me you won't do it again 😂 And y...

6 ways minimalism can help you write clean code

Me too, his work is amazing and constantly getting better. ...

6 ways minimalism can help you write clean code

Thank you, Nick 🙏

6 ways minimalism can help you write clean code

Couldn't agree more. Comments explaining the purpose of the...

6 ways minimalism can help you write clean code

Thanks for stopping by, Shymi! Completely agree. It's har...

6 ways minimalism can help you write clean code

Thank you! Just fixed the typo, can't believe I didn't real...

6 ways minimalism can help you write clean code

Thank you Ken! When I was talking about reusability I was ...

6 ways minimalism can help you write clean code

I forgot to include Get rid of it 🤦‍♀😂, the app that we build...

How to write Unmaintainable Code

26 Getting an unhandled exception? Just wrap that troubles...

My thoughtful twitter assistant is LIVE!

You're right. We'll change that, thank you again!

My thoughtful twitter assistant is LIVE!

Omg, you're right! Thank you. Some users were experiencing...

My thoughtful twitter assistant is LIVE!

Thank you for trying Cephhi! The ideas are the text that w...

My thoughtful twitter assistant is LIVE!

Thank you so much for this comment, it was key to figure ou...

My thoughtful twitter assistant is LIVE!

Sorry about that! If you're still having this issue would y...

My thoughtful twitter assistant is LIVE!

Sorry to hear that Frin! Are you still experiencing the iss...

My thoughtful twitter assistant is LIVE!

It's fixed! Sorry for the inconvenience, let me know if I c...

My thoughtful twitter assistant is LIVE!

I didn't know that was possible 😅 Sorry about that.

My thoughtful twitter assistant is LIVE!

Apologies for my poor english! Would you please tell me wh...

My thoughtful twitter assistant is LIVE!

I'm seeing the error in the logs now, apparently there's so...

My thoughtful twitter assistant is LIVE!

That's the only sign in method currently available. Did you...

Cephhi's almost done and we're organizing a pre-release event for the DEV Community!

I'll start with some of my favorite posts lately: I found ...

Document your Javascript code with JSDoc

Seems interesting, thanks!

Document your Javascript code with JSDoc

Thank you Kevin! I've never tried GitBook, but sounds inter...

Document your Javascript code with JSDoc

So I'm not the only one who did that, awesome! 🤣

Document your Javascript code with JSDoc

I'm flattered :D once you start using JSDoc you won't be a...

Document your Javascript code with JSDoc

Oh, nice one! Thank you

Document your Javascript code with JSDoc

I'm glad!

Document your Javascript code with JSDoc

You're absolutely right, thank you! I haven try it yet, but...

Change the time zone on a Heroku app

I'm glad! Thanks for letting me know :)

Document your Javascript code with JSDoc

Thanks for reading! I loved the swagger integration too. It...

Document your Javascript code with JSDoc

Glad I could help! JSDoc has been really useful, even when ...

Document your Javascript code with JSDoc

Thanks for reading!

The ultimate (free) CI/CD for your open-source projects

Great post! Can't wait to read about CD in azure pipelines ...

Change the time zone on a Heroku app

Timezone issues are a nightmare! Glad I could help :)

Change the time zone on a Heroku app

Happy to help!

How I Made 30000€ In 3️⃣ Months By Quitting My Job 👨‍💻

That's amazing, congratulations! I went through something s...

How we Share and Reuse Code between Microservices

Thank you! I was just looking for a different solution to s...

Top 5 tips to be a better programmer without programming!

So true! Finding that work/life balance is as important as ...

How I Almost Built a Twitter Bot

Thank you!

What was your win this week?

I wrote this article and had an overwhelming support from t...

How I Almost Built a Twitter Bot

Hi Jeremy! I can relate so much with you on this subject be...

Some of my writing principles

Thanks for this Ben, I usually spend a lot of time formatti...

Change the time zone on a Heroku app

You're welcome!

How do you pass the time when you can't fall asleep?

I personally found that using my phone when I can't sleep j...

MySigMail Card is out 🚀🎉 A free drag & drop email template builder

Looks amazing! I personally loved the design and the idea o...

I'm building a thoughtful Twitter assistant!

Thank you!

I'm building a thoughtful Twitter assistant!

😊 We put a lot of effort in Cephhi as a character to help u...

I'm building a thoughtful Twitter assistant!

Thank you so much! We'll be posting any future news here of...

I'm building a thoughtful Twitter assistant!

We thought about it, but to be honest we don’t have any exp...

I'm building a thoughtful Twitter assistant!

Thank you! Stay tuned, we’ll be announcing the MVP soon 😁

I'm building a thoughtful Twitter assistant!

Thanks for the feedback! 😊

I'm building a thoughtful Twitter assistant!

Thanks Ben! I really appreciate you taking the time to read...

I'm building a thoughtful Twitter assistant!

Thank you so much Zane! We're very excited about this proje...

Change the time zone on a Heroku app

Glad I could help! :)

What was your win this week?

That's really cool!

What was your win this week?

This week, I started to work on a videogame with my little ...

Should employers provide time for learning/training?

I agree, it's not your employers responsability to give you...

Project structure for an Express REST API when there is no "standard way"

This is exactly the same structure I use on most of my node...

What's the difference: Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and Continuous Deployment.

Excellent article (images were good too 😂). I’m currently ...

How to massively update records through a Web UI?

You're completely right, bulk data will always be troubleso...

How to massively update records through a Web UI?

Thanks for sharing your experience! Provide a library of ...

How to massively update records through a Web UI?

That's an interesting solution, thanks! It would increase ...

How to massively update records through a Web UI?

Wow, thanks for your comment! Those are some really good po...

Say something nice about another DEV member

I’m glad 😊

Say something nice about another DEV member

I love @raddevon posts about freelancing. His writing is e...

Multiple environments with Heroku and Git

I didn't know about this feature, so cool! Thanks for shar...

Multiple environments with Heroku and Git

Sounds interesting, thanks! I’ll definitely look into it.

What are my responsibilities after a freelance web development gig ends?

Loved this article! I started working independently a year...

To be a software engineer or developer, do you still need a degree?

In my experience, you don't need a degree to get a job as a...

Deploying to Heroku

Last week I deployed my Node.js API to heroku following the...

Write Software that Evolves

Loved the article! I learned about the concept of MVP a cou...

Are QR Codes Making A Comeback?

Love the article! I find the idea of QR codes as a bridge b...

Why do employers check job candidates' GitHub profiles?

I guess they use it to evaluate your profile, but I serious...

You Might Not Need Lodash

Great article! Whenever I feel like I need to add Lodash to...

What hobby/skill do you wish you pursued more regularly?

I love rock in general. Used to play in a lot of different ...

How do you take notes?

I've been using OneNote on my iPad to take notes at univers...

What hobby/skill do you wish you pursued more regularly?

I feel the same way with my guitar, and I also miss drawing...

Clean Code, bullshit or common sense?

Thanks! I'll check them out :D

What I've Learned After Working Remotely for 10+ Years

Great article! I've been working remotely for the past 2 ye...

What you need to know as a junior Developer.

Something I wish I knew when I was looking for my first job...

What is a website that you visit regularly despite its technical quality and user experience?

Ultimate Guitar veteran here. I visit the site regularly si...

Clean Code, bullshit or common sense?

Reading this made me remember an old project I worked on. I...

Looking for feedback/tips on my portfolio site

Thank you!

Looking for feedback/tips on my portfolio site

Everything else looks awesome on my screen. Love the backgr...

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