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Chad Windham

I'm a web/app developer with way too many opinions and way too little experience. I also like people a lot more than I like computers.

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re: How does being a programmer affects your world view?
It feels inhumane for someone to be trapped into a metal box...
re: Linux VS Windows 10 - An Honest Comparison
While I am not quite as biased against windows as you are, I ...
re: How to Deep Clone an Array in JavaScript
If you want/need to not use ES6 stuff you would simply use ...
re: A Guide To Loving Your Terminal
+1 for changing terminal font lol, whenever I set up a comput...
re: Regular Expressions And Template Literals
WOW this was really cool! Thanks so much for sharing, I'd n...
re: Byte Sized Episode 2: The Creation of Graph Theory
see-quil?
re: ¿Is using Jquery a bad practice nowadays?
Um... your third point about jquery ajax does more than fet...
re: ¿Is using Jquery a bad practice nowadays?
"If I was teaching someone how to create dynamic webpages,...
re: Help! Hiring a Jr Dev
If you are that worried about a deadline you don't want a r...
re: Help! Hiring a Jr Dev
If you are in fact hiring a "jr" developer, you should abso...
re: ¿Is using Jquery a bad practice nowadays?
The reason jquery has fallen out of favor isn't just the ri...
re: 5 Things No One Tells You About Going to a Coding BootCamp
Wow. Seems like a very negative outlook... But why? "if I...
re: How to combat JavaScript fatigue with Rust
Enjoyed the post overall and I'm always looking for my next...
re: Stop using so many divs! An intro to semantic HTML
Well done. Fantastic job breaking down all this info in an ...
re: TypeScript: JavaScript + Types = Awesome Developer Productivity
Yeah good point. I suppose that is pretty much what I meant...
re: PHP needs its own ES6
Javascript wasn't "redone from the ground up". They simply ...
re: Do we really need a CSS Framework?
I worked on a massive application. We used the Angular fram...
re: Is 2019 the year of TypeScript?
This was literally my first thought when I read the title o...
re: Is 2019 the year of TypeScript?
well, turns out, if you don't know javascript, your typescr...
re: Is 2019 the year of TypeScript?
That was literally my first thought when I read the title 🤣...
re: TypeScript: JavaScript + Types = Awesome Developer Productivity
I work on a big team writing typescript every day. The more...
re: What are the latest trends in front-end JavaScript?
Nothing is "wrong" with Jquery. But I literally write vanil...
re: Favouring Tools is Bad Engineering
“How can we use AI in this?” +1
re: Hype isn’t a use case
I bet those "amish programmers" write good code that works ...
re: What are the latest trends in front-end JavaScript?
It sounds like we have very similar mindsets. I personally ...
re: What are the latest trends in front-end JavaScript?
I have to use frameworks everyday. So that I can get paid. ...
re: The Compile-To-JS Zoo
+1 Elm! While I actually don't favor anything over vanilla...
re: The node_modules problem
What Jackson Pollock did was also kind of beautiful.
re: The node_modules problem
Yup. My first thought when I read that line was, "I don't eve...
re: The node_modules problem
Words cannot describe how much I love that picture...
re: What are the latest trends in front-end JavaScript?
Yeah sure. I'm actually an advocate of just using the base ...
re: What are the latest trends in front-end JavaScript?
"Going back to basics with vanilla JavaScript (and loving ...
re: What are the latest trends in front-end JavaScript?
THIS. To me is exciting. But then I see stuff like Dart, El...
re: What are the latest trends in front-end JavaScript?
"I don't think jQuery is every fully going to disappear" ...
re: What are the latest trends in front-end JavaScript?
"a nickel for every time someone uses jQuery to solve a pr...
re: What are the latest trends in front-end JavaScript?
"There really isn't any use for it but people stick to wha...
re: How do you survive over a year of rejected applications?
Um... You sound WAY more qualified than I was when I landed...
re: Semi colons;
The problem is the both sides of the argument are correct. ...
re: Semi colons;
#ShamelessPlug ...
re: What’s a concept you understand now, but took you forever to grasp?
medium.com/the-node-js-collection/... For anybody that can...
re: What Are We Saying When We Say 'Professional'?
That was going to be my definition. Literally, if you get p...
re: Are we Developers helping Google to build an unstoppable monopoly?
I didn't see this reply before I wrote my first post here. ...
re: Are we Developers helping Google to build an unstoppable monopoly?
"Exactly, I think every company should have a page on thei...
re: Are we Developers helping Google to build an unstoppable monopoly?
Would you pay for all of these different services if they ...
re: Why the React community is missing the point about Web Components
As an employee I'm very familiar with front-end libraries a...
re: What are you not interested in learning?
Two words. BLOCK. CHAIN.
re: Making a Single Page App in ye good olde JS (ES6)
You sir, are a hero! I was literally thinking this morning ...
re: why branching on git is wrong
I think something to consider for all the nay-sayers... The...
re: Static site with markdown pages, but with bits of dynamic content in it?
I enjoyed this conversation...
re: Making a CSS blob
Nice! A lot of people downplay CSS. But it takes a LOT of t...
re: The Ultimate Guide to Execution Contexts, Hoisting, Scopes, and Closures in JavaScript
Hey Tyler, thanks so much for taking the time to write this...
re: Which programming language/environment is more “powerful” than people realize?
Interesting. My experience is basically node.js/PHP and I'v...
re: Which programming language/environment is more “powerful” than people realize?
I agree @Casey Brooks. PHP was the absolute first language...
re: Which programming language/environment is more “powerful” than people realize?
"PHP is the best worst programming language" I love it! ...
re: The Golden Rule for Junior Developers
I disagree that this stops in a year or two. Always ask. Even...
re: Designing A Voting System For 1 Billion on the Blockchain (Part 2) - How To Keep A Secret
But in this case you do trust the entity. And the idea that...
re: Title suggestions for a history of computer science mini web series?!
+1 for History Compiled if it doesn't get used I'm going t...
re: Designing A Voting System For 1 Billion on the Blockchain (Part 2) - How To Keep A Secret
Why does it need to be a decentralized blockchain? Why not ...
re: How to make a table without using the HTML table elements
Um... Not trying to be a jerk. But instead of display: flex...
re: What is Serverless?
I thought the same thing when I read that line!
re: Using Aliases to Speed Up Your Git Workflow
Oh wow. You made WAY more than me. I did this a while back,...
re: 4 practices for better code
Hey great article! Thanks for taking the time to write that...
re: A future without time zones
What it would do, in my mind, is trade two questions for o...
re: Good keyboards matter.
"They should start selling OSX to other hardware makers" ...
re: A future without time zones
Well... I'm fine with change and I guess it makes sense. (A...
re: Open Source Has Not Failed. Don't Cover Up Corporate Abuse of Open Source
Mike - "In short, we don't and should not shame Disney ...
re: Open Source Has Not Failed. Don't Cover Up Corporate Abuse of Open Source
Well, thanks for clarifying that Mike. I re-read the articl...
re: Open Source Has Not Failed. Don't Cover Up Corporate Abuse of Open Source
Yup. I don't have much of an opinion on the subject myself....
re: Open Source Has Not Failed. Don't Cover Up Corporate Abuse of Open Source
Mark's point is that people creating/maintaining the OSS ar...
re: How JavaScript works
Thanks for taking the time to collect, organize and post al...
re: I'm 18 and I do systems security, Ask Me Anything!
I understand the balance act from the business side, as I w...
re: What are common myths about software careers?
I have a Yaris. Same concept though lol
re: Programming in the Adult Entertainment Industry is Broken
LOL. I don't think considering a heroin dependency being a ...
re: What is a website that you visit regularly despite its technical quality and user experience?
Maybe not a true response. Because I don't want it to be be...
re: Programming in the Adult Entertainment Industry is Broken
I don't buy it. Thanks for the advice. It is also a persons...
re: I'm 18 and I do systems security, Ask Me Anything!
Yeah, but a security vulnerability on that scale should not...
re: Programming in the Adult Entertainment Industry is Broken
Kinda missing the point. If you want to pretend that women ...
re: Programming in the Adult Entertainment Industry is Broken
So my take away is what I suspected. Work with shady busine...
re: What Are Some Good Starting Points to Learn What I Need to Write My Own Toy Language?
Seems legit. I for one would appreciate it. And I'm sure a ...
re: What Are Some Good Starting Points to Learn What I Need to Write My Own Toy Language?
I'm really impressed with how helpful everyone has been on ...
re: What Are Some Good Starting Points to Learn What I Need to Write My Own Toy Language?
WOW! That looks borderline perfect actually! Thankyou
re: What Are Some Good Starting Points to Learn What I Need to Write My Own Toy Language?
That is a really useful collection! Will take some time to ...
re: What Are Some Good Starting Points to Learn What I Need to Write My Own Toy Language?
Thanks! The link to the python interpreter is great actuall...
re: My Regex Cheatsheet - 25 Example Regex Rules
OMG! Great article and super useful to the masses (and myse...
re: Choosing a programming language for bloody Beginners
Kinda depends on the individual beginner. In my early days ...
re: Sadly, I must say goodbye to Leaf (my programming language)
So I'm pretty new to the development world. But ever since ...
re: Does your laptop stay at work?
My company allows us to use their laptops as we see fit. I ha...
re: Create A Classic Snake Game Using HTML5 and JQuery
That's cool man! good work. But -1 for jquery :(
re: Why You Shouldn't Use A Web Framework
"So let's say we have a beginner wanting to learn webdev an...
re: Why You Shouldn't Use A Web Framework
dude... Your all over these posts. You need to chill out. You...
re: The Shell Introduction I Wish I Had
GUI is just a fad. I laughed so hard when I read that! good...
re: Just got AWS Certified
Thanks for sharing that extra bit of experience. It's reall...
re: I don't know how to create a website
I got into the web dev game very recently. So a lack of JQu...
re: Don't split up your codebase before you need to: The most useful Elm tip that I shouldn't have ignored
as someone who recently started looking into/learning elm, th...
re: Top 8 Data Structures for Coding Interviews and practice interview questions
Awesome list! Well laid out and super useful. Thanks so muc...
re: I Have Beef With Accelerated Mobile Pages
"Google argued that it could play a role more useful to the...
re: Make while learning or learning before you make?
Ideally I try to learn as much as possible first. But in pr...
re: Programming Concepts: Garbage Collection
This was an informative, very well written article. Thank y...
re: Inflammatory Topics & Being A Reasonable Dev...
Hahaha! I love it! thanks for sharing!
re: Virtual DOM - The backbone of React
Firstly, great write up! Secondly, is it possible to go int...
re: Inflammatory Topics & Being A Reasonable Dev...
yeah, that is a bold statement and I hadn't really heard (y...
re: What The For Loop?
yeah, well, I posted it to support what you were showing, n...
re: What The For Loop?
oh that's cool to see, thanks for sharing that. I found thi...
re: What do you Google EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. and never just memorize?
Most things sadly...
re: What The For Loop?
Yes, from what I understand the performance is better, though...
re: What The For Loop?
if(i & 1) { // ODD } else { // EVEN } I much ...
re: Javascript needs competition on the front end. Thoughts?
DART... I think dart actually fits the bill very nicely...
re: Programmers who only code at work
I think it depends on the person and their own passion or e...
re: Programmers who only code at work
That also depends on what you mean by "have a life". Does y...
re: Javascript needs competition on the front end. Thoughts?
um... no its not. that is the only response I can think of....
re: Javascript needs competition on the front end. Thoughts?
"That being said, I think the popularity of Typescript and ...
re: Javascript needs competition on the front end. Thoughts?
My thought is... Why? Do you mean something more like "I ...
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