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Corey McCarty

Daydreaming of better ways

Education

BS in Computer Engineering

Work

Programmer Analyst at Juice Plus

Last 250 comments

Can you combine programming languages

There are lots of cases of different languages interacting wi...

Where do you back-up your posts?

I source my posts through a blog based out of a github reposi...

Where do you write your DEV drafts?

I write drafts in my local and after completed I push them to...

Beginner-friendly resources for Python

I came in just to make sure that Automate the Boring Stuff wa...

What do you use Cron jobs for?

I have an ETL job that receives files from our multi-value da...

Hacktoberfest 20

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What's your experience with pair programming?

My last team went through a cloud readiness dojo training. It...

What are your favourite Hacktoberfest2020 repositories?

issuehub.io is a nice tool for finding issues, and I made my ...

DigitalOcean's Hacktoberfest is Hurting Open Source

Digital Ocean posted a response here

Hacktoberfest 20

Did you just submit a bunch of spam PR's to help annoy FOSS m...

Don't compare yourself to others. You are you.

My slack community had a discussion about this recently. JC d...

What terminal do you use?

I use MobaXterm for local and remote. In local I've got it ru...

When DRY Doesn't Work, Goย WET

My general rule for deduplicatimg is that 2 times is okay and...

When DRY Doesn't Work, Goย WET

If you keep abstracting the code out then you will have a bun...

Clean, DRY, SOLID Spaghetti

Thanks for the info. Regarding TDD, I feel like there are ba...

Who is Uncle Bob

Thanks for the information. I did, fortunately, see that in t...

Who is Uncle Bob

I understand that he has some pretty awful non-tech beliefs, ...

Display Git Branch Info In Bash Prompts

That's very cool!

Display Git Branch Info In Bash Prompts

Oh-my-zsh is pretty great.

Display Git Branch Info In Bash Prompts

I was really interested in this, and as I was looking into it...

Startup Life: Organized Chaos or just Chaotic

Great writeup!

too many things to learn

The new shiny things can be quite frustrating when you know t...

How to show your template code in 11ty blog posts

Great content as always!

Changing careers at 29: Childcare to Web development

Keep going! I offer some thoughts on the topic of blogging: ...

What was your win this week?

made a script to speed up a testing process installed and se...

Day One at CodeLand:Distributed โ€” hereโ€™s what you need to know.

I was wondering as well. Since I have never gotten an answe...

How to write readable code?

There's a weird thing in readability that you learn to quickl...

New Job New Tools

I do enjoy the way that Windows has evolved to handle this ov...

New Job New Tools

I expect that the security decisions were made for all of the...

What Text Editors Do You Use?

sed, awk, and grep can be used for text file translation/conv...

New Job New Tools

You won and so did your coworkers.

Why Should Developers Blog?

Yes

Why Should Developers Blog?

That's all that that it does, but the label is something that...

Why Should Developers Blog?

Yes

New Job New Tools

You're doing the lords work. Thank you!

Why Should Developers Blog?

This is a great platform. They have incorporated lots of thin...

Why Should Developers Blog?

Just a couple of notes regarding your wall of links at the to...

New Job New Tools

It really is a lot different. I had no clue that a moving com...

ARCTIC CODE VAULT BY GITHUB ORGANIZATION

So this is really, really cool. But who is gonna want some an...

Is anyone planning a full or partial "early retirement" from software development?

I'd love to 'retire' into open source community enablement. O...

All my heroes start early

Just keep moving. I'm so proud to be a part of this Code Conn...

Learning to program well instead of just learning new skills

Code review is the thing that you are really looking for. Ope...

How do you identify "over-engineering"?

Start from the Minimum-Viable-Product and then iterate from t...

How do you identify "over-engineering"?

I actually had a good discussion last night about this in ter...

What do you do within the first 30 minutes of starting your work day?

Make sure that I have a cup of coffee, start my bullet journa...

When are you happiest as a coder?

When I'm writing code and learning new things without spendin...

How many dads here? How do you find time to work on your side projects?

These are great. Fitting the managing tasks into small moment...

How many dads here? How do you find time to work on your side projects?

Two answers depending on whether or not it is something that ...

What are some examples of "productive laziness"?

A couple of my favorites are the ls after cd script and this ...

What are some examples of "productive laziness"?

custom aliases for the win! Also ssh keys for passwordl-ess l...

When things are back to normal, will you be working from home or in an office?

I'm currently in the garage which is isolated enough from eve...

When do you work on your side projects?

Personal stuff might be "when I get a moment," but if it's pa...

How long does it typically take to be productive in a new job?

I committed a fix in my first week on the job. Small, well de...

How can developers and product managers work better together?

I'd also add that a BAD PO relationship could involve PO tell...

Workspace Wednesday: Show off your computer and desk setups!

Ctrl and Alt are both on my wishlist. They are such amazing k...

Workspace Wednesday: Show off your computer and desk setups!

DevDiscuss Episode 5: How Hobbies Like Powerlifting, Auto Repair, and Music Can Make You a Better Developer

I think that drumming relates well to programming. Marching d...

DevDiscuss Episode 5: How Hobbies Like Powerlifting, Auto Repair, and Music Can Make You a Better Developer

This was exactly what I was trying to say in a recent post. ...

10 tips for new developers

These are really. Thanks for posting.

DEV is now Web Monetized

I'm super excited about this. I believe that it will bring be...

Do you think ageism in tech is improving?

I'd probably count that as a win to not be working for that g...

Do you think ageism in tech is improving?

That sounds like it was more of a case that he didn't like ch...

For Empowering Community

Are there any intentions of offering hosting of the software ...

While learning to code, What limits have you had in the past and how did you overcome them?

I love seeing my Code Connector crew posting on here!

Be Excitable

I need to tune up my bike and start riding again.

Who wants to improve the "pull-to-refresh" on DEV?

I 100% support this!

Who wants to improve the "pull-to-refresh" on DEV?

I think that tags can be developed a bit more. Say you have a...

Top 5 DEV Comments from the Past Week

Congrats!

Which game are you playing right now?

Mobile only (with kids keeping me busy): Art of War: Legion...

Who wants to improve the "pull-to-refresh" on DEV?

I think that this will be a game changer in online forums tha...

Wear Headphones when you work from home! - How putting down headphones after a days work can help you unplug at home!

If you experience life through an inner narrative (some don't...

Wear Headphones when you work from home! - How putting down headphones after a days work can help you unplug at home!

I do this to pretty good effect. You actually just reminded m...

I Am Privileged

You are 100% correct. I would fully expect the 'using it to h...

I Am Privileged

Thank you. We can beat this crap by working together.

I Am Privileged

I'd say that it isn't about 'giving up privilege' as much as ...

I Am Privileged

Thank you for your assistance

What domain names are you holding on to?

smallest fonts ever, lorem ipsem is fine

What domain names are you holding on to?

I really hope that you use Weerd as your primary and use weir...

How do you stay motivated?

It's all bullet journal, music therapy, and making sure that ...

Moving from Eclipse to VSCode by a Java Developer

A couple of things that I've found to be really helpful: I k...

Testing Difficulties

We're using it to check data changed in our system. The GUI c...

Do developers have higher job satisfaction than non-developers?

I remember some standup comic making a similar joke about jaz...

6 Ways to Level Up Your Career

Story level is great! I'd say that if you can do that well th...

GitBash breakdown for beginners! Use git the way you would need to in a company position!

good writeup!

GITHUB Breakdown for beginners THREAD!

You can throw a series: fu in both articles and there will be...

Should I ask for a raise?

In light of the current situation asking for a raise might no...

What's the kindest thing someone's ever done for you during your career?

I had been studying Python and Django and my vendor company b...

Signs it's time to leave your company

I'd suggest that some people can find some learning or fun in...

Is the Front-End community better than the Back-End community?

that's a really good point about everything being similar e...

Is the Front-End community better than the Back-End community?

I don't think that back-end developers are nearly as socially...

Is the Front-End community better than the Back-End community?

I agree that there is much more hype in the front-end world. ...

Name the song you love the most ๐Ÿ˜

311 - Come Original It's my theme song

The complete list of 30 Dev.to badges ๐Ÿ… and how to catch them all (almost)

I have a question about the 4 week badge, as I haven't rece...

Bullet Journaling Basics

Thanks

Bullet Journaling Basics

Thanks

Bullet Journaling Basics

The method that works best is the one that you use.

How much does your job dictate what new tools you learn vs self-direction?

I use whatever tools I can that feel helpful to me. Last ye...

#remotelife 101

I just updated my other comment to include the post link.

Hit me with a good rant

Describe the best manager you've ever had

His name is Tim, and he had moved up from being a developer...

What library/language/tool wowed you with its developer experience?

I think that I'll always be enamored by Python. The ability...

How does deployment work at your organization?

Previously it was a bunch of scp scripting, but NOW it's a ...

Are newer developers pushed too exclusively towards web development?

I think that it is a quickness to hirablility thing. You ca...

Middle-Earth Ways To Learn Programming

Pair programming with the more junior partner at the keyboa...

Don't worry about HOW long it takes you to become a programmer!

I took a bachelor's in computer engineering and learned lot...

Is Your Team Wrong About Your Codebase? Prove It. Visually.

Your understanding is correct. It was an idea that I'd read...

Is Your Team Wrong About Your Codebase? Prove It. Visually.

What would be your take on moving such a set of application...

30+ websites to bookmark for your next dev/tech job ๐Ÿ’ผ

While I really appreciate this list. The title should proba...

Is Your Team Wrong About Your Codebase? Prove It. Visually.

Great article, thanks! On my team we have 16 applications ...

Wholeness of Life

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What was your win this week?

Liquid tags make for much nicer links Use{% post https://...

What was your win this week?

I finished off a three party series that took 10x as long t...

What projects are you working on and how are you maintaining your focus?

I'm currently doing application maintenence surrounding a J...

#remotelife 101

remember - I just finished it. I try to post every Friday. ...

What non-coding skills do you want to learn next?

Will you be bringing these posts to this site?

#remotelife 101

Todo apps are good, but as someone with ADHD I find that pa...

Agency VS Product Company: Which One's Right for You?

This gets even more hazy when compared to my experience. I'...

There is best way build blueprint for Springboot project?

Use the Springboot Initializer and then it gives you a proj...

I'm Corey McCarty, and I support women devs.

If everyone does smaller things then large things happen.

Shattered or How to bomb interviews as a senior developer

I second that

Nevertheless, Ali Coded

can we raise money to get all of these guys an intro to gra...

Nevertheless, Ali Coded

Did I just witness a seizure stroke amidst erotic role play...

How to Write a good Dev.to post?

You forgot 10x

How to Write a good Dev.to post?

Write it. And then use it to generate the title of the post...

How to Write a good Dev.to post?

I think that a good post should both provide helpful inform...

Why Not Data Science?

Good luck with the transition. Many jobs see a degree in it...

Why I'm phasing out ternary statements

I would like to add that not all ternaries are equal. Pytho...

Why I'm phasing out ternary statements

I agree for the most part ternaries become cumbersome fast....

Should I Use A Microservices Architecture?

Very well explained. A bit of my situation is that we have...

Type-Safety, it's pretty nice

There are tricks for playing boolean-y stuff in reserved va...

The HTTP Status Codes You Need to Know

I'd typically consider such a thing as 200 with a response ...

Avoid functional paradigm & lambda expressions in Python

I feel like dropping links here instead of using the rss fe...

Py-Sanity: Opinionated coding guidelines and best practices in Python

I'm sure that there are many people that would be quite int...

Avoid functional paradigm & lambda expressions in Python

Lambdas and currying can be really powerful for map and for...

Why you should write blogposts more often

There are lots of good reasons to blog more. I'd appreciat...

Is JAMstack All Branding and Little Substance?

Yeah, pre-rendered makes me think traditional static-site a...

Which is the Best Static Site Generator and Why?

11ty was recommended to me as being simple to configure and...

Public Speaking for Developers

Most of the people that i know who have done that started g...

What is Spring Framework? More than Dependency Injection

I also recommend the Java Brains channel on YouTube for Spr...

What is Spring Framework? More than Dependency Injection

This is a great post. In the future you might want to consi...

Have you ever come close to quitting software?

No. I can't forget how excited and in love I was when I was...

How do you get new starters acquainted with your codebase?

I only joined the group last July! I'm suffering too!

How to set up a custom domain on Github Pages

You do have to include it on build, but when you add the cu...

My Introduction to Jenkins

I just hope that my stories can be helpful.

What the Hex!? (how to generate random hex color codes in javascript)

I believe that there is a function to pad the left side of ...

Which Techie Are You?

I'm the Mom (technically Dad). The coffee may be cold, but...

How do you get new starters acquainted with your codebase?

This is probably a worst case scenario for most people. Our...

Is DEV skewed to web-dev mainly? Are you in for something else?

I do find that viewing the feed for a tag can help to find ...

Why is map called map?

I don't think that it is completely divorced from the map d...

Is DEV skewed to web-dev mainly? Are you in for something else?

The ability to weight languages would be ideal. This would ...

Is DEV skewed to web-dev mainly? Are you in for something else?

I develop Java Springboot apps (mostly web services) and th...

What the Hex!? (how to generate random hex color codes in javascript)

You could also scale your random by the max value #ffffff a...

Levenshtein Distance (Part 2: Gotta Go Fast)

you can use frontmatter series: [some name] to automaticall...

Laptop Performance Matters

The top one is, but the bottom one should be brought in fro...

Laptop Performance Matters

FYI if you are using canonical links then you don't need to...

Big L Notation

I find that pairing also helps with lossiness of learning. ...

80+ Application Ideas for Developers

I really like the idea, thanks. I would like to offer that...

Are properties harmful?

The explanation that I got from Raymond Hettinger was that ...

Levenshtein Distance (Part 1: What is it?)

I will be disappointed if your first efficiency fix isn't r...

What aspects do you think makes a Great Developer?

Teachable and willing to teach

Introduction to Lombok (Speeding-up Java development)

Thanks for the info. I look forward to incorporating this i...

What was your win this week?

I moved my domain's DNS from Cloudflare after realizing tha...

Do you prefer starting new projects or working on existing ones?

I love the planning and design so green field is exciting (...

Hello again. It's time to do some work!

I like these ideas alot!

What to do

Just make something. The first things that you make will be...

Reasons to Write ๐Ÿ“

I recommend that you write bits of material down whenever y...

The ONE tip you need to actually finish side projects!

Agreed

The ONE tip you need to actually finish side projects!

I like this, but I'd also offer that you should drop TODO i...

What is your morning routine?

Wake up Make a bottle, milk cup, and a coffee Go out for a...

What software development tools (libraries/frameworks/apps/whatever) make you feel relaxed while you're working with them?

That sucks. I'll keep an eye on it,and may have to get rid ...

What is the most challenging part of your daily work that doesn't involve coding?

I'll take a look thanks

What is the most challenging part of your daily work that doesn't involve coding?

Dealing with people that after many years on the project stil...

Using Markdown for Notes

Yeah, I'll use OneNote to stash screen shots, especially wh...

How to split a git repository

That's awesome. Thank you for taking the extra time to expl...

How to split a git repository

I like the general idea that you've got here, but I'd like ...

When did you consider yourself a developer?

I considered myself a developer when I finally got hired. I...

What are some common falsehoods about working as a software developer?

Trying to prove your worth by doing something difficult to ...

Blogging on DEV: canonical URL or intro+link to blog?

Canonical urls tell search engines which site is the origin...

How do you organize development projects on your computer?

I keep a 'workspace' directory in my user directory so that...

What's the best documentation you have ever read?

Django was great and easy to get up and running with the tu...

What are some common falsehoods about working as a software developer?

Clever code is almost always harder to understand.

Whatโ€™s a blog?

I just made a post about blogging that I think is really he...

How To Make Dev Better In 2020

I've written a response/continuation from this post that ca...

What software development tools (libraries/frameworks/apps/whatever) make you feel relaxed while you're working with them?

JetBrains products make things really easy. Material Theme ...

The Dev.to Feed Algorithm ๐Ÿค–

Thanks for the writeup

Have you worked with a third party recruiting agency?

Not successfully. My current position is my first in the in...

cant relate to #nocode, #nosql or #noserver concepts ? maybe you can relate to #nocash

Sometimes I think that this platform could use a down vote

Using Markdown for Notes

Yaml front matter is something that is used by my static si...

Changing your name is a hard unsolved problem in Computer Science

Unfortunately the ability to change a name in the applicati...

What are the hardest coding terms to search for?

you can actually rename jar and war (maybe also ear) files ...

How is your portfolio built?

Voistrap is first and last

How To Deal With Conflicts While Pair-Programming?

I find that when I come against issues like those that my f...

How to find open source projects as a new developer?

I have used issuehub.io and I actually wound up contributin...

What are the hardest coding terms to search for?

it's the nominal part of an arrow function, so I'd go with ...

Tell me about the worst CSS you've ever had to deal with

Everything that I write

Python: What is a keyword argument?

Keywords are cooler when you realize that you can pass a di...

Is Coding Skill Useful to Product Makers?

I'd say that architecture is the more important bit.knowing...

I Built My Portfolio With Wordpress

I'm personally using a static site generator for my site an...

Create a Codepen promo watermark with no additional HTML, CSS or JS

That's very cool, and a great way to add any functionality ...

Coding with ADHD: How do You do it?

Start working right away in the morning and don't open anyt...

Welcome Thread - v55

Welcome to dev.to

Top 5 Books to learn Python for Beginners - Best of Lot

I'd just want to point out that automatetheboringstuff.com ...

What are the worst programming languages that nobody should learn?

I agree that obscure/obfuscated languages can be as helpful a...

How much does audio quality matter to you with your headphone music?

I have Spotify and Pandora free tiers and some sub $100 Son...

What are some alternatives for Bootstrap?

I'd say that the only reason that i avoid it for small proj...

Code Review Checklist for Java Beginners

Id suggest that constants files only be used if needed in m...

How To Make Dev Better In 2020

I feel like the best articles are the ones where people are...

Tips for a Successful Refactor

Yes and no. I want to refractor because the code base is te...

Tips for a Successful Refactor

While time and money are synonymous I find that explaining ...

Correct a Beginner About Buzzword Technologies

I'd like to add that Cassandra uses (as one possible replic...

How to download all your DEV articles in markdown format

I'm currently using the 11ty static site generator blog and...

Which quotes apply best to software development?

Coding with a vomit draft is important to comment previous ...

Which quotes apply best to software development?

This is how I blog. Writing several in parallel.

What's your personal productivity software stack?

I highly recommend markdown in VSCode for organizing ideas ...

What's your personal productivity software stack?

As a Java dev mainly I hold tight to JetBrains IDEA (Intell...

How do you refactor personal projects?

It has only just now occurred to me that I don't even use m...

How do you manage your browser bookmarks?

Bulk select and assign key word should be doable from outsi...

How do you manage your browser bookmarks?

Mine is a nested set of folders from chrome's bookmark bar,...

What is the most overworked you've ever been?

I was working 10 hour days and worked Saturday activities (...

How do you learn to talk about your work?

Read job listings, and ask yourself how many of those thing...

What is your Favorite Browser?

The plug-ins for Firefox may be the thing to push me to mig...

Do you use Bootstrap?

I have a couple of static pages that I serve from GitHub Pa...

How to put 4 textarea side by side to fit page?

I'd probably class them together to make it easy as well

What's Your Biggest Distraction When Coding?

Meetings and random conversations are the most unavoidable,...

What is the difference between a Library vs A Framework?

In addition the already great answers the best way that I'v...

How NOT to apply for a job

Bit I will 100% give their actual answers when asked in the...

What to do with an eclectic background?

I've been having to do this moving from a support role into...

How NOT to apply for a job

I actually asked a few coworkers a couple of questions like...

How to be an effective developer

I really enjoy this article. I wish that the full post art...

How do you balance between doing things right and doing things fast

I usually present information to management and product own...

17 Special Characters in the Shell That You Should Know

Hey Bobby, I too was hung on the next step for a while. I...

17 Special Characters in the Shell That You Should Know

please consider setting up your dev.to account to listen to...

What are your Favorite Text-Processing Tools?

I primarily am working on csv or sql files (sometimes java ...

Customizing 11ty Blog

I've not tried. HTML will likely not be able to use templat...

What is Dependency Injection?

there is a response above that covers it pretty well

A day in the life for you and git...

start the day by doing checkout of develop branch and pulli...

Dependency Hell

Our current work is to leave web logic and be cloud native....

What was your win this week?

After a couple of weeks fighting, my team got our first Jun...

Merge conflict hell

I'm just gonna plan on reading this as many times as I can ...

Should interviewees be allowed to search for answers?

I believe that question and answer shouldn't include googli...

Personal blog, Dev.to or Medium?

I currently have a personal blog that triggers to dev.to bu...

The best thing about my job is ___

Currently my team is at a facility working with the team th...

Which productive activities are typically seen as unproductive?

I can't agree more!

What would you do if you ruled the world?๐Ÿง

I'd study and tinker all day and never have any meetings

What are your programming goals for 2019?

I highly recommend automatetheboringstuff.com for learning ...

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