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Conlin Durbin

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Education

Purdue University

Work

Senior Software Engineer at HackerRank

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From Now You Shall Be Called Main

A few things: Science is, and has always been, political. Re...

What's the most efficient way to load custom fonts on the web

Yeah, it's a great tool, but I don't see a ton of people work...

What's the most efficient way to load custom fonts on the web

unicode-range and variable fonts are probably the fastest way...

Which game are you playing right now?

I've been playing a lot of Valorant! Really enjoying it!

Explain Deno Like I'm Five

I mean, you're wrong and this comment proves exactly why a Co...

Workspace Wednesday: Show me pics of your at-home setup

Just got a new desk yesterday! Here is my setup! Slowly ...

Explain Deno Like I'm Five

This is common anti-diversity rhetoric and a common point of ...

Explain Deno Like I'm Five

There have been multiple attempts to add a Code of Conduct to...

Explain Deno Like I'm Five

I wrote this a while back, but I think it needs to be said: ...

How do GitHub Actions work?

Run a Docker container or Node script with access to your cod...

What is the simplest static site framework?

A good editor and HTML šŸ˜ But for real, I've had some good su...

Introducting RunCLI

Thanks! šŸ˜€ I definitely want to keep working on it!

Introducting RunCLI

Alright! It now includes a link to explain your command!

Introducting RunCLI

There is a site that does something similar! Could be cool ...

Introducting RunCLI

That's a good idea!

Introducting RunCLI

Like a gist, but way lighter. Basically for when you just w...

Your favorite `git` aliases?

I really like these: get = !git pull --ff-only - lets me r...

[Ask Dev] Is Slack disruptive at work?

People talk about Slack like it is a better, more modern ve...

What's your favorite question to be asked?

Ooh I like this one! One of my favorite ice-breaker questio...

Is this burn out?

Am I just burned out? Has anyone been in or seen this patt...

What's your most re-watchable movie?

Whoa! That is super cool! You should check out the movie - ...

What's your most re-watchable movie?

Either Scott Pilgrim vs the World or Hackers. Both are mast...

Creating Pixel Art with CSS

This post is super awesome! Thanks for sharing!!!!

How many software developers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

Ticket Closed: wont-fix Reason: This is a feature, not a bug....

What would be a technical solution to āœ”ļø not looking good on dark mode?

You could wrap all emoji in a span that gets some styles ap...

Introducing textua11y: A Color Contrast Tool

Right - that means that you need to approach everything fro...

Introducing textua11y: A Color Contrast Tool

It's ok - it can be hard to do. Positivity is a skill as is...

Introducing textua11y: A Color Contrast Tool

Yeah, that's definitely not the way to approach this. It lo...

I'm concerned with the move that FreeCodeCamp just pulled by leaving Medium

That's what Lindsey was saying.

I'm concerned with the move that FreeCodeCamp just pulled by leaving Medium

That's not true at all - this article is by Ali and on Free...

What is your favorite interview question?

My favorite, for either side of the table: As the intervie...

DEV Summer Style

Y'all - I can't spend all my money on Dev swag. I have to e...

Follow Friday: What DEV member would you recommend following?

Agreed! Kara has som great content :D

Follow Friday: What DEV member would you recommend following?

Definitely second this one!

Explain Containers Like Iā€™m Five?

Here is a much better, more in-depth explanation of the same ...

Explain Containers Like Iā€™m Five?

I think it helps to think about why they are called container...

Don't be Afraid to Ask Questions

I take time to correct people everytime they say "I have a ...

Throw All of your Email Subscriptions in the Garbage

You just subscribe with a special email they give you! And ...

Throw All of your Email Subscriptions in the Garbage

I just discovered stoopinbox.com, which has helped my inbox...

Getting started with Deno

No worries! Honestly, I don't know. I think there will be a...

Getting started with Deno

Probably not at this point, but I am honestly not sure. If ...

Getting started with Deno

Yeah, you should be good to just import JS - it just won't ...

I'm a software engineer that doesn't live on the coast, Ask Me Anything!

Hey there! That's a really good question. Freelance develop...

I'm a software engineer that doesn't live on the coast, Ask Me Anything!

Haha it's nice cause housing is actually affordable here. šŸ˜¬

Introducing Dank Neon, a new open source code theme!

Awesome! Let me know what the spacing issues are! I'll for ...

Introducing Dank Neon, a new open source code theme!

Haha it is still "in beta". I need to do some more work on ...

I'm a software engineer that doesn't live on the coast, Ask Me Anything!

Oh jeez, good question. If you are interested in a good ove...

I'm a software engineer that doesn't live on the coast, Ask Me Anything!

Hmm it really depends. A lot of companies around here are ....

I'm a software engineer that doesn't live on the coast, Ask Me Anything!

Oh yeah! I have a dog named Rowan and she is the best :) I ...

I'm a software engineer that doesn't live on the coast, Ask Me Anything!

Have you ever worked on a project that was contracted to t...

What dev topic do you think you should understand, but don't?

You can make each callback function return the function bef...

I'm a software engineer that doesn't live on the coast, Ask Me Anything!

How is the local community? The local community is reall...

What dev topic do you think you should understand, but don't?

Oh hey, I can actually answer this! Callback Hell is pretty...

Introducing Dank Neon, a new open source code theme!

Looks good! If you have code sometime, let me know and I'll...

Introducing Dank Neon, a new open source code theme!

Go for it! If you want to publish the code, that would be a...

Nevertheless, Lindsey Coded

I saw that! It was an odd interaction :/

Nevertheless, Lindsey Coded

Not the point of this post at all, but I am super glad I ma...

Developer Tools: The Command Line

Good catch! That should have been GNOME Terminal.

Developer Tools: The Code Editor

Added thanks!

Developer Tools: The Code Editor

Good catch! Thanks!

Developer Tools: The Code Editor

Haha! If you have some good Emacs links I'll include them! ...

Dev.to Cookbook

That looks delicious! I gotta try this :D

Who is hiring? (As of February 2019)

Lessonly | Software Engineer | Indianapolis, IN | ...

Non-computer based hobbies?

Oh nice! This is some really great information! I should ch...

Non-computer based hobbies?

That's super cool! Your dogs are adorable!

Non-computer based hobbies?

I played Hurling in college and there is a really good Pub ...

Slid on ice, body-slammed my new Macbook Air. What should I check for?

Hopefully you can fix your Mac! Sorry to hear about the dam...

If/else or just if?

I prefer B, if only because it is a one to one mapping of c...

Introducing Dank Neon, a new open source code theme!

Hi! I got the prism branch set up and working! Here it is: ...

Frontend Metrics: CSS Specificity

Right now I have a lot of these just running in a script lo...

Do you have any energy and time for your personal goals after a full day of work at your job?

I've dealt with this for a while and recently I came to the...

Which conferences are you submitting CFPs to?

I submitted to JSConf EU and JSConf Budapest! I'm making it...

I use the GitHub Desktop app for one thing. Am I doing this wrong?

Not sure this is exactly your use case, but I hacked togeth...

Introducing Dank Neon, a new open source code theme!

Fixed this! Now it is all themed with Dank Neon colors!

Introducing Dank Neon, a new open source code theme!

Glad you like it!

Introducing Dank Neon, a new open source code theme!

It's done! The marketplace version should have basic markdo...

Introducing Dank Neon, a new open source code theme!

I will be working on this soon!

Introducing Dank Neon, a new open source code theme!

Which editor?

Introducing Dank Neon, a new open source code theme!

I'll look into it!

Introducing Dank Neon, a new open source code theme!

its a smol whirled after all

Tweet in bold, italics and strikethrough text

Ah awesome! I didn't see you note in the post. Not sure how...

Tweet in bold, italics and strikethrough text

This is really neat and I love when people play with unicod...

Introducing Dank Neon, a new open source code theme!

Haha I have the same thing with @dangolant and @milkstarz ...

Introducing Dank Neon, a new open source code theme!

Here is a guide: felixjung.io/posts/pretty-iterm2-w...

Introducing Dank Neon, a new open source code theme!

You can just install Dank Neon from the Extensions panel in...

Introducing Dank Neon, a new open source code theme!

I'm in the planning stages on this! Gotta figure out all th...

Introducing Dank Neon, a new open source code theme!

It's in the works! github.com/DankNeon/meta/pull/2

Introducing Dank Neon, a new open source code theme!

Merged! Looking good! github.com/DankNeon/atom

Who's looking for open source contributors? (Jan 21st edition)

Dank Neon We just released on Saturday on dev.to...

Introducing Dank Neon, a new open source code theme!

Good idea! I'll have to play around with that! Or feel free...

Introducing Dank Neon, a new open source code theme!

Here it is: github.com/DankNeon/jetbrains!

Introducing Dank Neon, a new open source code theme!

Here is the repo! github.com/DankNeon/atom

Introducing Dank Neon, a new open source code theme!

There is a repo for this now! Check it out! github.com/Dan...

Introducing Dank Neon, a new open source code theme!

That is Dank Mono! We actually started the theme to make on...

Introducing Dank Neon, a new open source code theme!

I'll get a repo up for this!

Introducing Dank Neon, a new open source code theme!

I'll get a repo up, if someone wants to start it!

Introducing Dank Neon, a new open source code theme!

I agree! I need to spend some time tweaking the various set...

Introducing Dank Neon, a new open source code theme!

Great!

Introducing Dank Neon, a new open source code theme!

I went ahead and made a repo for it - I'll look into creati...

Introducing Dank Neon, a new open source code theme!

For sure! We could definitely get that! Or, if you would be...

15 underrated VSCode Themes for a change in 2019 šŸ¤·šŸ»ā€ā™€ļø

We just finished and released Dank Neon! It's completely ...

What do you do while waiting for tests to finish running?

I've been thinking about this a lot recently! Our tests tak...

How To Build A Captivating Presentation Using HTML, CSS, & JavaScript

Great article, Emma! I love Reveal and this is a great writ...

happy to be on the DEV team!

The DEV team is making strides! Congrats!

New Years and New Beginnings: I'm Joining the DEV team!

That's so great Ali! Excited to see your impact on the plat...

What podcasts should I be listening to in 2019?

Great list! I listen to a lot of The Bikeshed - based on yo...

Help! I am Overwhelmed With React and It's Preventing Me From Finding A Workflow

@ben and @aspittel have great answers here and I don't ha...

Establish Self as a Software Developer: Help!!

I think there are 5 main areas that are important for reall...

Establish Self as a Software Developer: Help!!

I'd definitely recommend JS, depending on what parts of web...

Establish Self as a Software Developer: Help!!

I understand that. You've got the whole path ahead of you t...

Your 2018 in Numbers

Haha it's only a secret because I don't have any idea where...

Can I save a single article to My Reading List?

No problem! It is a bit of a different label!

Your 2018 in Numbers

My year in numbers: šŸ  1 house bought šŸ‘ØšŸ»ā€šŸ’» 1 new job starte...

Can I save a single article to My Reading List?

Yep! It's this button in the reaction list at the bottom:

Establish Self as a Software Developer: Help!!

I'm not sure exactly what you are looking to do, but if you...

Setting up a `npx username` card!

Ooh I really like this idea. You could add a npm script to ...

Setting up a `npx username` card!

I loved the idea! Thanks for all you do for the community!

5 Books Which Will Improve Your Career

If you like "The Power of Habit", I highly recommend Charle...

What interesting things I can do with npm?

Just saw this and thought it was brilliant! Tierney C...

Welcome to Wellness Wednesday!

I do! It's super annoying when I am trying to really focus....

How do you name your git branches?

This is pretty much what I do, our agile tracking software ...

The new MacBook Pros are overpriced

Ahahah something like "well, they use to punch cards into ...

The new MacBook Pros are overpriced

Do you think 2018 MacBook Pros models are overpriced? Am I...

Stop trying to be so DRY, instead Write Everything Twice (WET)

Anyone who thinks that maintaining even two copies of a pi...

Stop trying to be so DRY, instead Write Everything Twice (WET)

I agree with you! I may not have made it super clear, but I...

Stop trying to be so DRY, instead Write Everything Twice (WET)

While I do think there is more need for DRY principals on t...

Stop trying to be so DRY, instead Write Everything Twice (WET)

This is a great link! Thanks so much for sharing. Gonna upd...

Stop trying to be so DRY, instead Write Everything Twice (WET)

Also, I'd be concerned about your rubric, "haven't I writt...

How The Hell Do I use Map?

Great article Levi! map is a great tool to add to your tool...

How The Hell Do I use Map?

I think it depends. I mostly write React these days and I a...

Stop trying to be so DRY, instead Write Everything Twice (WET)

Thanks Ben!

Linked lists in the wild: React Hooks

Thanks Dan :D

Linked lists in the wild: React Hooks

Maybe I can do another one of these! I haven't read it yet ...

Linked lists in the wild: React Hooks

Ooh! That one is a circular doubly-linked list, which is re...

Linked lists in the wild: React Hooks

Definitely check out Ali's post on Linked Lists: dev.to/asp...

Silly Repos

The whole saga of eee-etc is pretty interesting (and kinda ...

Work machines for the new year

I use a Macbook right now, but I don't love it. I bought an...

Do we really need classes in JavaScript after all?

I quite dislike classes in JS - I put together some of my t...

Where do you find conference CFPs?

I'm feeling this pretty heavily lately. I feel like there i...

How to validate an email address in JavaScript

First, when validating email addresses I believe it's bett...

Dev.to Review #11: Top 7 Of The Week, Discussed

Things are great! We should catch up sometime soon!

Dev.to Review #11: Top 7 Of The Week, Discussed

I absolutely love these podcasts Dan and Malik! You rock!

AoC Day 1: Chronal Calibration

A little late to starting on this, but I am excited to get ...

What's Your Shell of Choice?

Bash for me - it is installed everywhere and is simple. I u...

Starting a Dev.to IRC?

I'd say in some ways you are giving them ownership - just l...

Why might a project/company use a monorepo?

We didn't use Issues so much, which might be a consideratio...

Why might a project/company use a monorepo?

We switched to a monorepo at my last company. I really, reall...

Starting a Dev.to IRC?

I didn't even know /connect existed! That is pretty much wh...

Starting a Dev.to IRC?

I use Discord, but I just love IRC. I'd really be cool with...

Welcome Thread - v22

So I guess first thing, what goal do you want to accomplish...

Leave Loudly this holiday!

Perfect!

Password manager recommendations?

Bitwarden has ties into the new Android autofill stuff, whi...

Password manager recommendations?

I absolutely love Bitwarden - the OS option is great. It ha...

Welcome Thread - v22

I'd be happy to answer any questions around that! I don't h...

What's your sense of "duty" to your team?

I was in this boat just this year, as the one leaving. I am...

What dev topic do you think you should understand, but don't?

I learned Ruby by doing, which was a good way, but I had so...

What dev topic do you think you should understand, but don't?

Ooh that is a great site for comparison! Thanks for the sha...

What dev topic do you think you should understand, but don't?

I recently dug into versioning because I was working on a C...

What dev topic do you think you should understand, but don't?

I'd love to know more about the decision to use AGPL over M...

What dev topic do you think you should understand, but don't?

Sweet! So basically there are three types of software licen...

What dev topic do you think you should understand, but don't?

This is a big challenge! It takes a while to navigate git u...

What dev topic do you think you should understand, but don't?

Ooh! This is one I might be able to help with! Do you have ...

Portfolio Advice Thread

Hmm interesting! I like that as well! I'll have to play aro...

Portfolio Advice Thread

Thanks for the note! The Final logo looked better before I ...

Portfolio Advice Thread

Mine is very simple (and needs an update), but I love me a ...

uuid in JavaScript.

This is a really interesting snippet for generating UUID's ...

Unlock more dev.to features

In a vein of actually being helpful here, have you checked ...

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Ponyfoo is one of the best weekly developer newsletters and...

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