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Devon Campbell

I help people leave their ๐Ÿ’ฉ jobs to become web developers.

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Stop Doing Coding Tutorials

I'm not sure what you mean. You've created a snake game in Py...

Getting Started in Freelance Web Development without Experience

Itโ€™s a bit scary to start, but the fear goes away and you sta...

Stop Doing Coding Tutorials

From my perspective, it's not wrong. The problem is with doin...

Prune Your Web Dev Career (or Watch It Grow Wild!)

That's my point. It feels that way, but you still can say "no...

New Web Developer Skills You Probably Donโ€™t Have

Definitely. Communication, written or otherwise, is very impo...

As a freelance web developer, what are you actually selling?

Short answer is no, although it depends on what services you ...

Your habits make your future (so read Atomic Habits)

It's worth your time. I think you'll like it.

COVID-19 canโ€™t stop you from becoming a web developer

Thank you for the wonderful comment, Claire. Stay safe out ...

My 10 Favorite CodeNewbie Podcast Episodes

Sweet! Thanks for putting my episode on your favorites list...

Stop Doing Coding Tutorials

I know only because I've done it so many times. ๐Ÿ˜œ Good luc...

A New Web Devโ€™s Guide to Buying a Domain

Thanks for the heads-up, Tara! Should be fixed now.

What non-dev IT jobs have you had?

Fun topic, Ben! I did tech support on internet service for ...

Should I start by learning vanilla Javascript or a framework?

I agree with you 100%, Joe. Don't stay in vanilla JS (or an...

Should I start by learning vanilla Javascript or a framework?

I agree with the meat of your reply. Definitely if you spen...

Getting Started in Freelance Web Development without Experience

I don't recommend it because it's hard to compete on anything...

HackerRank Is Teaching You to Write Terrible Code

Here's the problem with that: junior developers are using Hac...

HackerRank Is Teaching You to Write Terrible Code

The least helpful and also only accurate answer to this que...

Which fictional story (book, movie, etc.) is the best allegory for software development?

Memento. Every time I return to my code after a meeting: "N...

HackerRank Is Teaching You to Write Terrible Code

I'm afraid people are taking those exercise starting points...

HackerRank Is Teaching You to Write Terrible Code

๐Ÿ˜† I love that advice!

HackerRank Is Teaching You to Write Terrible Code

Agreed. Clever code makes you feel smart but doesn't do other...

How to Stay Current as a Web Developer

Cool! I'll check it out. Thanks for sharing, Amit.

How to Stay Current as a Web Developer

Thanks, Chris! It's definitely hard to balance. I'd say 30 ...

How to Stay Current as a Web Developer

Thanks, Ben! Information is almost too easy to get to. Make...

How do I compete with Wix, SquareSpace, and WordPress as a freelancer?

I didn't either until a client was asking about it a few mo...

How do I compete with Wix, SquareSpace, and WordPress as a freelancer?

Thanks for sharing. Itโ€™s much appreciated! ๐Ÿ˜Š

How do I compete with Wix, SquareSpace, and WordPress as a freelancer?

The question does distort reality (intentionally), and I th...

How do I compete with Wix, SquareSpace, and WordPress as a freelancer?

Just an observation. It's wild to me that you think we're i...

Smart Investments in Your Freelance Web Development Career

Thanks, Stephen. My thinking is that, since youโ€™re going to...

Things You May Not Know About Freelance Web Development Pricing

Hey, Kevin. Here's my setup: MacBook Pro 15" Mid-2018 Duc...

Things You May Not Know About Freelance Web Development Pricing

Thank you for letting me know!

Pushing Through: Stoicism for Aspiring Web Developers

You'll be shocked at how quickly you learn this way. Congra...

Pushing Through: Stoicism for Aspiring Web Developers

Thanks, Angela! The best thing you can do is to come up wit...

Why donโ€™t companies hire junior developers?

This is awesome info, Justin. Thanks for sharing it!

How do freelance web developers cope with losing their benefits?

Thanks, Joel! This is the difficult part of freelancing. Wh...

Where do web development project ideas come from?

Absolutely. If youโ€™re looking for project ideas for learnin...

Stop Doing Coding Tutorials

Glad the post helped! Happens to the best of us.

Code Newbie Wins

Glad the article inspired you, Natalie. Sounds like you're ...

Freelancers: You Are Not Toilet Paper

Glad I could help, Waqar!

Stop Doing Coding Tutorials

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Stop Doing Coding Tutorials

This is exactly the right way to use tutorials, in my opini...

Which meetups should I attend as a web developer?

My pleasure, Madison! Hope it helps!

Which meetups should I attend as a web developer?

Great observations about the differences between newbie and...

I graduated coding bootcamp. Now what? ๐Ÿ’ธ

You're absolutely right! I've edited the post with a fix fo...

I graduated coding bootcamp. Now what? ๐Ÿ’ธ

I think you wrote this article just for me. Hard to over...

What's your coding origin story?

Like Ben, I built some web sites as a kid. I wrote HTML in ...

How to Bounce Back After Being Turned Down for a Web Developer Job

Awesome advice! I'm curious why you specify freelance work ...

How to contribute to open source?

Glad you enjoyed the post, Andrei! PRs are most useful whe...

How to contribute to open source?

Thank you, Ben! ๐Ÿ˜

Why should I care about HTTP?

Thanks for the question, Nicholas. I don't think there's re...

Why should I care about React?

Create React App addresses some of the problems you've ment...

Why should I care about React?

Thanks for your feedback, Dominik. I didn't realize I had n...

Why should I care about React?

Sweet! I wasn't aware dev.to used Github markdown. Got that...

Say something nice about another DEV member

That is incredibly kind of you, Paula! This made my day... ...

How should I go about creating a portfolio site?

I would caution you against spending a bunch of time buildi...

Introducing Frontend Mentor - Supercharge your front-end skills by building real projects

Really cool idea, Matt. I'm sharing this. ๐Ÿ˜

How do I get experience when I have no experience?

I was in a very similar situation about 5 years ago: wantin...

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