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Brett Stevenson

Software Engineer, Designer, and Student

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Computer Science - Software Engineering

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re: I Revamped GitHub Jobs Website Using Design From Frontend Mentor
This looks really great! I've been using Tailwind for all of ...
re: Any tips for onboarding developers? Let us know for the chance to be featured on a DEV podcast!
In my experience, I would argue that the most important onboa...
re: Custom Select Styles with Pure CSS
This is a really great explanation and walkthrough! After rec...
re: What is an analogy or visualization of a coding concept that really helped you understand it better?
I shared this one awhile ago on a different post because it h...
re: What new hobbies have you picked up lately?
I recently started going for a drive after work as a way to g...
re: Mapbox and Tool Tips in React.js
I just recently started experimenting with Mapbox for a side-...
re: Advice for a struggling bootcamp grad?
As someone who graduated with a Computer Science degree in De...
re: How to use MacOS's Touch ID on Terminal
This is great! Just what I was looking for!
re: What is a problem you constantly have with CSS, or something you keep wanting to learn how to do?
I've really enjoyed using Tailwind in a few projects and once...
re: Building a better JIRA
Please do! We switched from Trello to Jira a few months ago...
re: How are you winding down your year?
I'm prepping for the public release of a project that I've ...
re: What Alternative Text Editors Does DEV Use? (Not VS Code πŸ±β€πŸ‘“)
Cool, I'll definitely give that a try!
re: What's your favorite new thing?
How do you think Fork compares to Github Desktop and GitKra...
re: What components do you use to do TDD with Python?
I agree with everything here, except I actually found pytes...
re: What Alternative Text Editors Does DEV Use? (Not VS Code πŸ±β€πŸ‘“)
It still feels like it takes a bit longer to load projects ...
re: How to write a kickass README
This is a great (and necessary) introduction to writing hel...
re: The best front-end framework to learn in 2019
I agree with most of your critiques, though I would like to...
re: What is key to a great home office setup?
Living in the Bay Area, I'm a little shocked by the number ...
re: What do you code to relax?
When I code to relax I usually tweak and experiment with ne...
re: Is there a future for the Atom editor?
I think my experience is probably skewed since I had spent a ...
re: Do you code on the weekend? How often, what’s your routine like?
Since starting a new job where I'm coding ~8 hours a day, I...
re: 🚲 πŸš‚ πŸš— πŸš† How long is your commute time and how do you cope with it?
My commute is roughly 1.5-2 hrs each way at least four days...
re: 5 Things I Wish I Knew Before My First Day of Being A Junior Software Engineer
Thanks for sharing this! As someone who's starting a softw...
re: πŸŽπŸ’DevTo CLIπŸ’πŸŽ: A Valentine's Day Gift To My Favorite People
This is awesome! I ⭐️ the repo a while back to see where it...
re: Portfolio Advice Thread
I was recently considering redoing my current Jekyll portfo...
re: Getting an Open Source Projects Off the Ground
I know that r/coolgithubprojects accepts project submission...
re: Hidden Coding Challenges?
I'm a little late to the convo, but I found one for Pintere...
re: Getting an Open Source Projects Off the Ground
Though I haven't been extremely successful so far, I've got...
re: Do you copy and paste code from Stack Overflow?
It feels like Jquery is still the big one for me whenever I...
re: Should tech companies use quotas to increase diversity?
This is pretty much exactly what I was going to say, so tha...
re: What makes a good frontend developer?
You did a really nice job laying out the four primary skill...
re: Which would you prefer and why?
I agree with the other responses that the second function l...
re: Good keyboards matter.
I had a Razer Blade that I thought was a modern, lightweigh...
re: What are your favorite terminal apps or scripts, to use for productivity?
A couple of my favorites that haven't been mentioned: th...
re: Side Project: Water Cooling My PC
Wow, I'm a little shocked at how eerily identical your PC b...
re: VerbalExpressions - RegularExpression made easy
That seems like a pretty interesting tool! In the past, whe...
re: Explain it to me like I'm five: .map, .reduce, & .filter edition
I'm not sure of the original source, but I know I've seen i...
re: Explain it to me like I'm five: .map, .reduce, & .filter edition
I can't take credit for the image, but it seemed to helped ...
re: How do you make time for your dev/tech projects?
I appreciate this topic being addressed as this seems to be...
re: How to Pick a Good Monitor for Software Development
As someone who just purchased a new monitor 2 weeks ago, I ...
re: Besides me, Who else Uses Windows for coding?
I used a windows computer for development for 3 or 4 years ...
re: How do you clean your screen, keyboard, etc?
I was noticing that the screen on my Macbook was always get...
re: What was your first ever contribution to Open Source?
Early in my programming education, I was learning Java and ...
re: Who's looking for open source contributors? (April 30 edition)
This actually looks really cool so far. I don't have any ex...
re: Who's looking for open source contributors? (April 30 edition)
I don't have any experience with WordPress, but I've used c...
re: Who's looking for open source contributors? (April 30 edition)
This is really cool! I previously created a syntax-theme f...
re: Who's looking for open source contributors? (April 2 edition)
I don't have experience with Django, but I write Python reg...
re: Looking for feedback/tips on my portfolio site
This was going to be my main suggestion as well. The only o...
re: Wanted: Ninja Rockstar Code Monkey Hacker Unicorn
Razor scooters?
re: Wanted: Ninja Rockstar Code Monkey Hacker Unicorn
Hiring developers is a tricky problem. You basically need ...
re: Wanted: Ninja Rockstar Code Monkey Hacker Unicorn
One of my personal favorites:
re: Which mainstream programming language has the ugliest syntax?
I'm personally a big fan of Python, but I still totally agr...
re: It's perfectly fine to only code at work, don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
I think this topic is definitely worth being addressed, as ...
re: It's perfectly fine to only code at work, don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
That's a great addition, I'll have to find a way to use thi...
re: Important: do not overuse !important
I've found that my biggest issue is that I often use !impor...
re: Let's talk about emojis
I actually read a funny article that addressed this lack of...
re: Should you Fire a Coworker for Making an Honest Mistake?
I was gonna respond to this post, but you pretty much cover...
re: I have a bunch of questions on how to behave when contributing to open source
Though it looks like you've gotten some pretty detailed res...
re: What are the best options on the market for external computer monitors?
I've been trying to find a solution to this question recent...
re: Why Use A Self-Hosted Code Editor
You brought up some interesting points, and when I really t...
re: Things that weren't so obvious when you started to program in Python
Though I initially found Python to be fairly straightforwar...
re: When working from home, how do you turn off at the end of the day?
While I don't have long-term experience working from home, ...
re: Career: Frontend vs Backend
That's very true, I hadn't thought of it like that. I also ...
re: Guidelines for approaching duplicate discussions on dev.to
I couldn't agree more, I've honestly avoided posting on sit...
re: Career: Frontend vs Backend
Though I don't have an extensive amount of experience, I'm ...
re: Advent of Code 2017
I just found out about AOC yesterday, so I'm still playing ...
re: What's your favorite useless repo/package/website/etc?
Just stumbled upon this and knew it belonged on the list, C...
re: What are some examples of great contributor onboarding for an open source project?
Starting out programming in Java, one of my first contribut...
re: Go for Java developers (or is the Java concurrency that bad?!)
As someone who was introduced to programming using Java and...
re: I’m a Liberal Arts Grad, and I am a Software Engineer at Microsoft, ask me anything!
I totally agree. I actually made a similar point in a diffe...
re: Some of the Best Coding Tools Aren't Coding Tools
I'm definitely going to have to try out some of these text ...
re: Testing your Jekyll Website with HTMLProofer
This is very cool, there's also a jekyll plugin that I foun...
re: Do you use security key?
That and the price... Because while you could buy one, I imag...
re: Experienced developers: What concept have you never gotten around to learning and you've been fine without it?
I'm pretty familiar with regex concepts and basic usage fro...
re: Experienced developers: What concept have you never gotten around to learning and you've been fine without it?
It's definitely one of those topics that appears complex an...
re: How I Take Notes
I've used the Cornell method ever since my sophmore year of...
re: What ever happened to putting the object type on the left?
This was my first assumption too. Yet, as someone who has ...
re: Has front-end development changed? What is a front-end developer suppose to know?
I agree with your point that the definition of front-end de...
re: What's your favorite useless repo/package/website/etc?
baconipsum is good, but I personally prefer slipsum.com.
re: What's your favorite useless repo/package/website/etc?
I used this package when taking lecture notes all last seme...
re: Using git wiki instead of evernote to organize personal content
Hey aurel, I too have been using markdown and GitHub for ma...
re: That hard times while learning to code in college and how I was advised by a senior
I think that the advice he is referencing is less about the...
re: Technical debt: we need better communication, not better metaphors
As a developer with a fair amount of business-minded people...
re: Using a Proper Text Editor
I'm not gonna lie, I audibly gasped at the thought of editi...
re: What is the best mechanical keyboard out there?
I'm pretty happy with my tenkeyless WASD keyboard (the same...
re: What dev machine would you buy today with a budget of around $3,000?
This is the suggestion I seem to be seeing the most recently,...
re: Declutter Your Github
This is what I've been doing so far, as well. Though, after...
re: What do you Google EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. and never just memorize?
Usually, anything that is outside of my basic Git workflow.
re: Considering changing to sans-serif for post body
Since the replies seem pretty evenly split, I think that th...
re: I built it with Codemirror
Though I don't have experience using Ace, my experience usi...
re: Your preferred Ide/Text editor?
When I was getting started I spent a year or so focusing pr...
re: Git - Command line vs GUIs
Initially, I found that having a GUI allowed me to become m...
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