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re: The "Fake Developer" Conundrum
Yea, you definitely are NOT alone in that feeling! I notice...
re: A Developers Guide to Getting Fit
Awesome work! I saw your before/after pictures below and yo...
re: Rotten - A Cyberpunk Novel / Chapter 1: Awakening
Creepy! I look forward to more translated chapters and welc...
re: Baby Animals Are Cute
It's ... so soft!!!!
re: Baby Animals Are Cute
Omigosh <3 And playing with birds too!
re: Junior Developers Should Start A Technical Blog Early In Their Career
Sometimes language barriers can be hard, but with the inter...
re: 10 Things Every Software Developer Should Know
Absolutely you can learn soft skills and communication. I w...
re: How to Manage Programmers Without Losing Your Damn Mind
As someone who would like to one day manage a team of devel...
re: How I Write Source Control Commit Messages
Thanks - and thank you for the link! That will be good read...
re: A Grammar-Based Naming Convention
I know, but they work as perfect compliments to one another...
re: How I Write Source Control Commit Messages
You make a good point, I am one of those young developers a...
re: A Grammar-Based Naming Convention
Wow, you caught a completely different side of naming conve...
re: Junior Developers Should Start A Technical Blog Early In Their Career
Writing about experiences like meetups, talks, and conventi...
re: Unpublished Posts...do you plan on returning to them?
I only start a draft the week I plan to release it, after I...
re: What I would look for in a junior developer
I adore my job, but I also adore other life pursuits. I wou...
re: Junior Developers Should Start A Technical Blog Early In Their Career
Thank you for the comment! That's really exciting to be in ...
re: Your IDE or TextEditor: WHY?
I use Visual Studio with Resharper. No particular reason......
re: Writing Good Method & Variable Names
I have no excuse, I almost exclusively write in C#. sheepis...
re: Writing Good Method & Variable Names
True, you're right. Using the variable will show clearly th...
re: What do you do when you don't feel productive
I try to just "do something" and make an effort to not be t...
re: What was your win this week?
This week, I caught something that would have ended up bein...
re: Writing Good Method & Variable Names
I feel like it saves me a lot of time when I do small refac...
re: Writing Good Method & Variable Names
I think, at my current level, I'd probably just sit there a...
re: Writing Good Method & Variable Names
haha "much stuff, very algorithm" :) Thankfully I don't n...
re: Writing Good Method & Variable Names
I saw a great one in a meeting today and had to share: ver...
re: Writing Good Method & Variable Names
Your rename makes a lot more sense than the original. "GetI...
re: Writing Good Method & Variable Names
I think a case like this would actually make sense, because...
re: I Computer Science Student in Israel, Ask Me Anything!
That may actually be a difference I hadn't realized, a lot ...
re: Is social media in charge of your schedule?
Haha! That's a fun reason to scroll instagram!
re: What's a song that illustrates your coding journey?
Some days it felt like this kind of chaos:
re: How Can I Help Foster A Culture of Continual Learning?
I think you're right, especially since public speaking is o...
re: Letter to Myself Ten Years Ago
I would tell myself: It's totally okay to not know what you...
re: How To Ask For Help Without Seeming Lazy
One thing I've added, once I've worked through a similar ve...
re: Rituals before bed for better work life balance & sleep
No phone in the bed was a big "sleep upgrade" for me. Once ...
re: How Can I Help Foster A Culture of Continual Learning?
My team does a weekly "tech meeting" and we're supposed to ...
re: I Computer Science Student in Israel, Ask Me Anything!
I'm not sure what your experience is with this - but do you...
re: Is social media in charge of your schedule?
I've been working on my scrolling habits as well, and alloc...
re: What's the Worst Code You've Ever Seen or Written?
Sure seems like! The first time we were debugging a soap re...
re: How To Feel Good Deleting “Dead Code”
My team is very small (just me as the .net dev, a web dev, ...
re: Music & Coding: let's take a survey
I am just all over the place, I could write an essay on all...
re: What's the Worst Code You've Ever Seen or Written?
I was hired on at my current job to replace the developer b...
re: Setting up a Minecraft mod environment in VSCode (It's easier than you think!)
I am pleased :D
re: Setting up a Minecraft mod environment in VSCode (It's easier than you think!)
I would like to see a screen shot of nothing, then!!! /sarc...
re: Do you have any energy and time for your personal goals after a full day of work at your job?
I don't typically have the energy or time for my personal g...
re: How I Write Source Control Commit Messages
That is a brilliant tip! I might just have to steal that an...
re: Open Call For Guests
This is super cool! I don't think I'm to the point yet wher...
re: Terrible interview question: Swap variables without a temporary
I don't recall whether it was one or two, but I did end up ...
re: Terrible interview question: Swap variables without a temporary
I had an interviewer ask me to do a string comparison in C+...
re: How I Write Source Control Commit Messages
ha, you're probably right. But we become less noob at some ...
re: How I Write Source Control Commit Messages
Thank you! And that is a great point - a lot of times I com...
re: How I Write Source Control Commit Messages
See that was a more effective argument/starting point than ...
re: How I Write Source Control Commit Messages
Sounds like a good convention! I'll look into the link late...
re: How I Write Source Control Commit Messages
I havent, but I'll certainly check it out later today! Than...
re: How I Write Source Control Commit Messages
Visual Stuido Team Explorer shows them as well, but this ma...
re: How I Write Source Control Commit Messages
I feel like your comment could have been just as effective ...
re: My pizza recipe
Instructions unclear. Wrote "Hello World!" on pizza.
re: What was your win this week?
This week, I designed and implemented a new feature on my c...
re: Rethinking your commute
I commute about 60 minutes each way (up to 90 if I miss the...
re: How To Feel Good Deleting “Dead Code”
I love deleting dead code! I do tend to test rigorously aro...
re: I'm a new dev blogger - I can has your tools?
Welcome! I am pretty new to the scene too, it's nice to see...
re: My Favorite Software Development Podcasts
I will certainly check it out! I have a long commute in the...
re: Junior Developers Should Start A Technical Blog Early In Their Career
Thank you! I think, as long as you keep practicing - whatev...
re: My Favorite Software Development Podcasts
That sounds right up my alley - thank you!
re: My Favorite Software Development Podcasts
Awesome, I'll give it a listen this weekend. Thanks for the...
re: I am a Senior Software Architect, Ask Me Anything!
She is not so wise... makes a regular habit of walking stra...
re: I am a Senior Software Architect, Ask Me Anything!
What kind of lizards, and do you have any yourself? This i...
re: What's your type?
I feel lucky with my current manager. He believes in career...
re: Ten Productivity Books You Won't Regret Reading
I'm always running to the library too... I like to have a h...
re: Why I'm cutting back on podcasts and audiobooks
My partner and I get into it sometimes over this! I have a ...
re: Enthusiasts vs. Pragmatists: two types of programmers and how they fail
I'm somewhere in between, I think. I enjoy the heck out of ...
re: Going from Intermediate to Advanced Coding Skills: Changing the way I'm learning to code
Watching tutorials during your commute then working from it...
re: The Great C# Regions Debate
You make a good point! I would definitely keep all of the c...
re: The Great C# Regions Debate
Oy, I didn't even consider that as a possibility. It hurts ...
re: The Great C# Regions Debate
Have you ever seen a region nested in a region? That would ...
re: Do you struggle with anxiety when you apply and interview for jobs? If you do, how do you deal with it?
Practice definitely helps - the first few interviews I was ...
re: I Am A PhD Astrophysicist American Expat in Ireland, A Lead Software Developer, and Training for a Marathon, Ask Me Anything!
I ran a lot of Spartan Races for several years, it never fa...
re: I Am A PhD Astrophysicist American Expat in Ireland, A Lead Software Developer, and Training for a Marathon, Ask Me Anything!
Bahahaha true! The real time goal setting comes once you de...
re: I Am A PhD Astrophysicist American Expat in Ireland, A Lead Software Developer, and Training for a Marathon, Ask Me Anything!
That's quite a lot of running! Solid plan though, you're go...
re: Rubber Ducky Debugging!
Ommmmmmmmmmmmm Find enlightenment through your code
re: Rubber Ducky Debugging!
Yes! Though he may be less forgiving when you find your mis...
re: I Am A PhD Astrophysicist American Expat in Ireland, A Lead Software Developer, and Training for a Marathon, Ask Me Anything!
How many miles do you run each day, and how do you find the...
re: Rubber Ducky Debugging!
Aw cute, a little blue one!!
re: Rubber Ducky Debugging!
Is that a plushy ducky? :D
re: Rubber Ducky Debugging!
I bring my bearded dragon to work on occasion, she's a hit ...
re: Rubber Ducky Debugging!
LOL that is awesome!
re: What was your win this week?
This week, I took several similar query methods and was abl...
re: Rubber Ducky Debugging!
Awww, double cute!
re: Rubber Ducky Debugging!
I've been wanting to get a ninja one, love it! Also the fes...
re: Rubber Ducky Debugging!
Hahaha fair point!!!
re: Rubber Ducky Debugging!
Now you're giving me ideas....
re: Rubber Ducky Debugging!
It also makes for a nice hairdo! Also that cup makes me ve...
re: Rubber Ducky Debugging!
Absolutely it counts! As I said, I support equal opportunit...
re: Rubber Ducky Debugging!
Is he a little basketball? Cute! Also I bet that candle sme...
re: Rubber Ducky Debugging!
I've never seen a green one before! It makes me think of Th...
re: Rubber Ducky Debugging!
I lost my mind the first time I watched that comedian's bit...
re: Rubber Ducky Debugging!
Cow duck!! I love it!!
re: 4 Tips For Workplace Pranks
I like to open Notepad and write the person a note. Not rea...
re: Junior Developers Should Start A Technical Blog Early In Their Career
Absolutely Kevin! I love to hear from other newbies who hav...
re: What is a type of "overconfidence" you have observed in developers?
So now along with mansplaining, we have devsplaining. lol
re: What is a type of "overconfidence" you have observed in developers?
Developers who constantly brag about hacking into one syste...
re: Junior Developers Should Start A Technical Blog Early In Their Career
Thank you! It has certainly served me well so far, and I'm ...
re: Junior Developers Should Start A Technical Blog Early In Their Career
Well said, that's kind of the angle I was shooting for!
re: Junior Developers Should Start A Technical Blog Early In Their Career
I was amazed at the positive reactions I've received as wel...
re: Junior Developers Should Start A Technical Blog Early In Their Career
Great comment! I love when people opt to write about their ...
re: Junior Developers Should Start A Technical Blog Early In Their Career
True, if someone has no love for writing they won't get muc...
re: Describe Your Job With a GIF!
Me, when the Sales Guy emails saying he hasn't seen his ord...
re: It's Okay to Take a Break
Enjoy the break, even if it's just a "staycation"!
re: Testing is Not for Beginners
This is a really good point, and isn't something I consider...
re: Best blogs/podcasts to follow for Python developers
Great list! Do you happen to know of any that are more netw...
re: I'm Yechiel, and I'm not an ally.
I'm not sure how I feel about the tag. I never faced any ad...
re: Let's talk about sleep.
I am that cheery "got up at 4:30am and don't drink caffeine...
re: Let's talk about sleep.
7-8hrs is optimal for me! I can pretty much wake up like cl...
re: How to Ask the Right Questions as a New/Junior Developer
Great post! I really like how you explained the difference ...
re: Which game are you playing right now?
Hahaha!!! No facial expressions in this one, they kept it f...
re: Which game are you playing right now?
It's a lot of fun, and pretty brutal! I love smashing and e...
re: Which game are you playing right now?
I have been playing Overwatch the most lately (if anyone wa...
re: Let's Connect!
I followed you, I've converted my Twitter over to be my "ca...
re: After you start a new job as a software developer/engineer, how long it took before you feel you are very productive?
It was a few months.. not sure exactly how long but definit...
re: You're Not An Impostor
I struggled with Imposter Syndrome for awhile, particularly...
re: Why a Database is like a Dance Class
I've been planning to write a "Why Programming Is Like Mart...
re: Listening to music while working - Yay or nay and what to listen to
For me it depends on the task - if I'm elbows-deep into a s...
re: What Are You Going To Do When AI Steals Your Job?
I'm not too worried about it. Part of being a programmer is...
re: What are the unwritten rules of development?
Push code relatively often, definitely at least before you ...
re: Top 7 Expert Tools In Dot Net Development
Great list! I'll definitely have to check out .NET Reflecto...
re: Being intentional with commits
A trick I use for even better commit messages is card numbe...
re: How do you take breaks throughout the day?
I like to use Pomodoro timer as well, but I don't always us...
re: When the cat’s away….
Both my manager and my more-senior developer coworker were ...
re: The Books That Made All The Difference To Me As A Developer
I'm also reading Clean Code and it's opened my eyes to a nu...
re: How do you survive over a year of rejected applications?
One piece of advice that really helped me land my first (an...
re: How I Manage My Time At Work
It may be an option one day, but for now I need to be physi...
re: Corporate Developers: Healthy Productivity Solutions
I love that many companies are offering the option of worki...
re: How I Manage My Time At Work
It isn't so bad when you use the time for things you wouldn...
re: I need your advice: Interviews.
Soft skills were what put me ahead of my "competition" in b...
re: Three Arguments for Why You Should Write More
I started doing a weekly blog-ish post writing about someth...
re: What Are The Best Software Engineering Principles?
This is a fantastic list... I'm going to print it out and p...
re: Why is your preferred programming language your go-to?
C++ tends to be my go-to language for technical interviews ...
re: Stop saying you dont have time!
I totally agree! I'm out the door by 5am every morning - re...
re: This Week I Learned: A Little Bit About Releasing An Application Into Production
Woohoo is right! It was a fun week with the new experiences...
re: How do you approach knowledge gaps?
Hey, thanks for the reply! I try to stick to a timebox of a...
re: How do you approach knowledge gaps?
I'm still learning to dig myself out of knowledge gaps with...
re: How to find the time to learn
I like that you mentioned following up on bugs you couldn't...
re: 4 tips to stay fit as a software developer
I lift weights every weekday morning (blessed to have a gym...
re: This Week I Learned: How to Find a Specific Column In An Unknown SQL Table
I appreciate that - I actually hesitated on writing technic...
re: dev.to Show us your octocat alter ego
re: This Week I Learned: How to Find a Specific Column In An Unknown SQL Table
I am using SQL Server, yep! This was my first dive into sy...
re: How I approach coding challenges
Code templates are a fantastic idea - I already use them to...
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