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Arden de Raaij

Front-end developer based in Lisbon, co-founder of cfye.com and enjoyer of beaches and waves.

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Front-end Software engineer at Mercedes-Benz.io

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re: Why do developers have a love hate relationship with WordPress?
Hah, you reminded me that I want to write a blogpost on my mo...
re: When are you happiest as a coder?
When I'm animating things and it's so cool I can't help mysel...
re: Which techniques do u use to avoid procrastinating?
For me it's an ever continuing battle with ups and downs, but...
re: When things are back to normal, will you be working from home or in an office?
After freelancing for years I thought I was done working from...
re: Mua bán thanh lý Ghế massage toàn thân đã qua sử dụng, cũ có tốt không?
I'd say: play around with all, but most of all focus on hav...
re: Which trackers do you use?
Oh no, I don't want to give the wrong impression here. I us...
re: Which trackers do you use?
My favorite is an app called 'Habithub' where I can add my ...
re: Setting up a GatsbyJS starter with TypeScript, ESLint, Prettier and pre-commit hooks
Thank you so much Michael! Yes I'm still planning to, I sor...
re: How do *you* pronounce sudo?
came here to post the same 💚
re: How do *you* pronounce sudo?
Like sudowoodo!
re: What’s the best vacation you’ve ever had?
7.5 months traveling through Central-America. Don't let any...
re: What's your most re-watchable movie?
From recent times: Thor: Ragnarok and Spider-Man: Into the ...
re: Explain me Netlify !
Yes you can! I host both my personal site and some side pro...
re: I picked up React Native as a web developer and here's what I've learned
Awesome article Laura, thank you! I've messed around with R...
re: Have you ever quit a job without anything else lined up?
Yes! After two years at an agency things got serious. My g/...
re: Using ESLint and Prettier in a TypeScript Project
Thanks so much Robert! Hope I've got some time to publish p...
re: Setting up a GatsbyJS starter with TypeScript, ESLint, Prettier and pre-commit hooks
Hi Antoine, thanks for the reply and kind words! As far as...
re: Setting up a GatsbyJS starter with TypeScript, ESLint, Prettier and pre-commit hooks
Thanks for your answer. Gatsby was my introduction to Graph...
re: Setting up a GatsbyJS starter with TypeScript, ESLint, Prettier and pre-commit hooks
Hey, that's dope! I'll definitely have a look at your site ...
re: Using ESLint and Prettier in a TypeScript Project
Thanks for the great article. I was just busy on writing so...
re: (Updated) Minimal Gatsby-Starter with REST-Api
Hi Antonio! You might want to have a look at the creating a...
re: Custom Elements or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Web Components
Thanks for the great article! I recently dove into the worl...
re: Freelancers on dev.to
Interesting stuff! I'm not a freelancer anymore, but you ca...
re: Why Everyone Is Fighting About CSS/UX and JS
Can I just say that I love this article? :D I'm not going ...
re: All about Promises and async / await
Thank you, appreciate the feedback!
re: What I talk about when I talk about Transpiling JavaScript - Part 1
Thank you very much, fixed the typo :D
re: How did you get your first Dev job?
I used to be a freelancer and got in contact with another f...
re: You want HOW MANY years experience?!
I love this! Greater use and tryout of CRA. Maybe add JavaS...
re: 3 Tips from Kent C Dodds for People Just Getting Started
Kent is awesome. His 'React for beginners' course thought m...
re: Discuss: What is your Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)?
Very insightful! I guess I did actually learn something tod...
re: Discuss: What is your Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)?
Ah so my initial idea that this is a pseudo-science that is...
re: Discuss: What is your Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)?
ENFJ-A. It sounds about right when I read the description.....
re: Where are the old developers?
They're Soylent Green now!
re: How to keep writing?
Thanks for the wise words!
re: My recent front-end interview experiences
Haha yeah coming from Australia, that's going to be a chall...
re: My recent front-end interview experiences
Hi Joni! Thank you so much for your kind words. With that p...
re: Sticky Footer in GatsbyJS using Flexbox
Have you read this? philipwalton.github.io/solved-by-f... ...
re: Explain JavaScript Promises like I am five.
Maybe not 5 exactly, but I did the most basic explanation r...
re: Explain JavaScript Promises like I am five.
How is this not a blogpost on itself :D
re: How To Build Books Reading Habit In Busy Routines
I'm not a big fan of self-help books, they mostly help me s...
re: Learn ES6 without leaving Dev.to
Yay that's what I was lo-key hoping for 🤣. Thanks! This art...
re: What do you do with your free time at work?
hah nice question, I like how everyone is super productive!...
re: Learn ES6 without leaving Dev.to
I feel slightly overlooked 😅 (dev.to/ardennl/about-promises...
re: What do you wish you were better at?
Math
re: How to keep writing?
This is so very true and such a great idea! I already wak...
re: How to keep writing?
Thanks for the kind words, to be honest, this is v129 of me...
re: How to keep writing?
That feels very close to home! Like I mentioned in my previ...
re: Unethical programming
so unethical 😅
re: How to keep writing?
Thanks, I use Todoist for that! Works perfect, but I've go...
re: How to keep writing?
That's it exactly. When I do have the time I rather work on...
re: How to keep writing?
That's a really good idea, at least posting something inter...
re: Sometime ago I changed my life and you can change yours, too
Do you use any tools to keep track of your habits? I use 'h...
re: Over 1000 Followers
Congrats! (where can you see followers anyway?). It's been ...
re: Getting started with Mapbox GL JS
Cheers, that's all popmotion! Indeed, I've been making vers...
re: Getting started with Mapbox GL JS
Thanks Erin! I'm working on a fun little sideproject in my ...
re: What is your routine for staying fit and healthy?
Running, going to the gym and making it one of the most imp...
re: Why do employers check job candidates' GitHub profiles?
I don't think many employers see it as very, very important...
re: How do you avoid feelings of entitlement?
When it comes to work, no-one is irreplaceable.
re: Hit a wall with AJAX basics
Hey Dana! Sounds like you still have a (lack of) server pro...
re: What's the big deal with privacy?
You never know what information might be used against you i...
re: Dear dev.to, I made it.
Reading this makes me really happy! Congratulations, and th...
re: How does your team share knowledge?
Ah I like that idea a lot, thanks for sharing!
re: Blogging as a Developer
Ah I wanted to ask the same question, haha. I find this su...
re: How does your team share knowledge?
Cheers for your answer! What do you find most useful for ke...
re: How does your team share knowledge?
Thanks for replying! The class sessions sound really nice, ...
re: Why doesn't CSS move faster (like JavaScript)?
Don't forget that JavaScript has NOT been moving at all for...
re: Changelog: Suggested follows on onboarding!
Aan I was wondering what was happening! I distrust the inte...
re: Have you had a positive experience with a recruiter? What made it work?
Not yet, although I just found a new job and did have conta...
re: What is better for SSR in Vue.js Redux or Vuex?
Ah like that! Yes you could do that with Redux, it's framew...
re: What is better for SSR in Vue.js Redux or Vuex?
'Vue.js Redux' is VueX. VueX is the first-class state manag...
re: My recent front-end interview experiences
Thanks. and lol! I don't really mind, but I know that if yo...
re: My recent front-end interview experiences
You might be right, I just assume the best as I've had almo...
re: My recent front-end interview experiences
Thanks! How did it go and what kind of questions did they a...
re: My recent front-end interview experiences
Hey Alexey, thanks for your reply! That's not really how I ...
re: My recent front-end interview experiences
Thanks! I hope it might be a positive note between all the ...
re: What's your dream job?
Every job I have, until I don't like it anymore! To be hone...
re: Which is the best macbook for programming?
It's good without a doubt, I just like the old ones better ...
re: Which is the best macbook for programming?
As I recently mentioned in another thread, my favorite MacB...
re: Can we use a good configuration gaming laptop for programming?
Very true! My father has had a Thinkpad for ages and the th...
re: Can we use a good configuration gaming laptop for programming?
Personally I wouldn't go for the Inspiron. In my experience f...
re: Where do you learn?
egghead.io and all the Wes Bos courses!
re: If you could go back 10 years, what would you say to yourself?
I'd appear, yell: REGRET NOTHING, YOU ARE DOING GREAT AND T...
re: Describe the Best Interview You've Been In
I can honestly say that I haven't had a bad interview exper...
re: Where to Learn Nodejs ?
The nodeschool tutorials are cool too! They get you started...
re: Where to Learn Nodejs ?
I sincerely hope you mean ECMAScript 6, because otherwise t...
re: Weekly Web Roundup - 07
🙏🏽 Thank you, that's appreciated!
re: What a Java programmer should learn to work in Canada? Is it a good lenguage to get a job?
I don't know about Canada, but I recently read this story f...
re: Which is your favorite port?
👌
re: Frontend development becomes more difficult than backend development?
No. I think the border might have blurred a little bit, but...
re: 7 fucking rules for developers to get shit done
I think the question is; how the fuck do you do all these t...
re: Would you hire a foreign developer without CS degree?
No visa, only a 'residence certificate' which is easily obt...
re: Would you hire a foreign developer without CS degree?
Hah this is amazing, I'd hire you for this post alone😂! I a...
re: Software Documentation, how can we do better?
Very true, this is what I'm trying to do at the moment. I r...
re: Software Documentation, how can we do better?
Hi Elsa, That's great! I think it's such an undercurrent be...
re: How useful are documentation and examples in your own native language to you?
Another fellow Dutch..and not at all! The order day I accid...
re: A toddlers guide to memory leaks in Javascript
This is gold and exactly what I needed! I'm writing a thing...
re: Taking Gatsby for a spin
Haha well you might've been right, I kinda just assumed bui...
re: Taking Gatsby for a spin
Hey Nick, thanks for your reply! I think most of us are awa...
re: Weekly Web Roundup - 05
Yes, I agree with that sentiment. If you think about it, Ja...
re: Weekly Web Roundup - 05
I think you might be able to set some extra chrome like bro...
re: What is the Dev.to policy on sharing articles on Twitter?
In no way I want to pressure you to share a specific post o...
re: Explain JavaScript promises Like I'm Five
It's not totally for five year olds, but it's damn close: d...
re: What is the Dev.to policy on sharing articles on Twitter?
That makes total sense. I guess I already published quite s...
re: Weekly Web Roundup - 03
Thank you so much for the kind words!! I'll keep 'em coming...
re: 📦 Create Guten Block: Create React WordPress #GutenBlocks with Zero-Config JavaScript toolkit #0CJS
I'm excited too! This looks excellent. Congratulations and ...
re: Is is normal or am I worrying too much that I don't know that much?
Well isn't that the nicest pick-me-up ever! Thank you for t...
re: Share your story of becoming a self taught developer and getting your first job
I described that in my first post on dev.to: dev.to/ardennl...
re: All about Promises and async / await
Cool!! Don't hesitate to blog about your progress, I've yet...
re: positive side of personal project against social coding.
I barely do 😅, my personal projects in the last years haven...
re: Is is normal or am I worrying too much that I don't know that much?
I've been in web development for close to 10 years. The oth...
re: X-posting from your blog to dev.to, thoughts?
I crosspost everything except articles that really don't ha...
re: All about Promises and async / await
Seriously this the best way to start my week with, thank yo...
re: All about Promises and async / await
Thanks for the kind words! And definitely, that is a great ...
re: Taking Gatsby for a spin
Good question on which I don't have a definitive answer yet...
re: positive side of personal project against social coding.
Being able to build things on your own is a great thing. An...
re: All about Promises and async / await
Thank you! There's so much written about promises I wasn't ...
re: All about Promises and async / await
That's a gem! I do feel like not everyone would get what's ...
re: All about Promises and async / await
Oh thank you so much, that's great feedback which I'll impl...
re: Weekly Web Roundup - 03
Thank you! Even though they cost a bit of time making them,...
re: JavaScript's Functional Class Pattern
Hey that's great, thanks for sharing! What do you think of ...
re: Do whiteboard interviews still exist? 🤔
No no worries at all! It wasn't the right time and the righ...
re: What are your must-read tech books for 2018?
"functional light JS" by Kyle Simpson - github.com/getify/F...
re: Do whiteboard interviews still exist? 🤔
I just went to an interview process that included a codilit...
re: What are your coffee habits?
Preach! It took me so long to like coffee as well, but once...
re: What are your coffee habits?
I kinda fell off the wagon. I used to drink a lot of coffee...
re: why does NPM install extra modules?
Even though it's so true, I'm still happy with it. I rememb...
re: Quick! Tell me everything you know about Codility tests
Ah yes, the Sieve of Erathosthenes 🧐 (Frantically starts Go...
re: The best questions to ask in your job interview
I used some of these in my latest interview. Thanks. And th...
re: Can I see your portfolio 😁
Arden.nl, Made with Gatsby
re: Can I see your portfolio 😁
😂
re: Trying to be a Real Dev
That's some real talk, thank you for being so open and shar...
re: Tabs VS Space
I use a soft tab setting 4 spaces. I like a spacious feelin...
re: Don't forget where you are coming from...
🙌 What a great story, I'm glad you've shared it. It might ...
re: Explain Calling And Setting Getters And Setters Like I'm Five
This is such a great reply. This deserves to be a post on i...
re: Were you born to be a developer?
Haha this was amazing to read, thanks for sharing! I'm defi...
re: Were you born to be a developer?
I thought I'd be a natural programmer for a while because a...
re: Escaping the Guilt of the Never-Ending ToDo List
This is a metaphor for life in general, right? I stopped m...
re: What are the best options on the market for external computer monitors?
I don't think I've used anything else but Dell monitors in ...
re: Weekly Web Roundup - 01
Thanks, I should've included your article about mining! I'l...
re: Weekly Web Roundup - 01
It's impressive isn't it? As far as I know, they're not a h...
re: Weekly Web Roundup - 01
Thanks Ben, it's appreciated! For the next time I'll make s...
re: Weekly Web Roundup - 01
Thanks for the kind words, now I'm already convinced I shou...
re: Blockchain: What is Mining?
It's an ingenious system when you think about it! But let m...
re: My first portfolio site. Some feeback / tips?
I think I'd go for some links to social networks / github /...
re: New Dev Year Resolutions
I love these resolutions and especially #1 resonates a lot....
re: What's your deal?
Freelance front-end developer 1. I began with web devel...
re: Blockchain: exploring possible use cases
Thanks for sharing. It's interesting to get some more insig...
re: About Windows for devs
Ah that's a thing though! I've got a late 2013 MacBook Pro ...
re: Looking back on a wonderful year for dev.to
Don't forget to read some 'fun' books as well!
re: Looking back on a wonderful year for dev.to
This is really nice to read! I'm not sure how I stumbled up...
re: How to be a Front-End Superstar
Awesome! His paid courses are also worth the money, especia...
re: How do you get favicons ?
I definitely will, thanks!
re: My first portfolio site. Some feeback / tips?
First of all, congrats on the new site!! Somehow I could in...
re: About Windows for devs
The last time I had a Windows based system was 2013, so I'm...
re: How do you get favicons ?
I always get them here: favicon-generator.org/
re: Blockchain: exploring possible use cases
Thanks for sharing, Damien! It's interesting to read about ...
re: You need a passion project!
Congrats on the addition the family! And you got your mom ...
re: What's your favorite Editor theme?
Monokai ftw. (currently on VS Code). The first time I tried...
re: How to be a Front-End Superstar
I might give that book a try! I've re-learned myself how to...
re: How to be a Front-End Superstar
I'm a huge fan of paid courses. I know there's nothing you ...
re: Why do some developers listen to music while they code?
I also mostly listen to music without vocals when I'm devel...
re: 3 Facts About Promises
Let me just say: Thanks a million K! Your articles are real...
re: Learning React? Start Small.
Thanks for sharing Dave! It seems that everyone has their p...
re: React 16 and 16.2 Overview - Fragments, Portals and Error Boundaries
Thanks for the overviews, this is really useful. Especially...
re: Programming and the fight against climate change
I'm not going to lie to you, consciously I do absolutely no...
re: How many people on here cross post on medium and their own blog?
I used to be such a big fan of medium. Thought of getting r...
re: Taking Gatsby for a spin
I went through the tutorial of Next.js and have a few quick...
re: Kill All Orphans!
triggered
re: Taking Gatsby for a spin
That's a great question! I've yet to have any experience wi...
re: Explain me Netlify !
The site is pretty clear! netlify.com/. If you have any spe...
re: How many people on here cross post on medium and their own blog?
I publish to my own blog. I've got a general distrust for m...
re: Should I use GitHub pages for my blog instead of WordPress?
You can hook quite some static site generators up with Cont...
re: Let's cook some Crystal!
I have not fully read your article yet, but you win 'Headli...
re: What's the dumbest bug you caused yourself
I like how many people relate. Makes me feel slightly less ...
re: Should I use GitHub pages for my blog instead of WordPress?
Totally agree, try a static site generator! They're loads o...
re: When working from home, how do you turn off at the end of the day?
Use a good time tracking tool. If you've got anywhere betwe...
re: What's the dumbest bug you caused yourself
Editing in development environment while watching another e...
re: Taking Gatsby for a spin
That's great! I'll need to have a look at Algolia as well, ...
re: Taking Gatsby for a spin
That's awesome, you're welcome! It took me a while to pick ...
re: What if bitcoin was not invented
If Bitcoin wasn't invented it wouldn't make a big differenc...
re: The Benefits of WWW Subdomain
I just came across this: netlify.com/blog/2017/02/28/to-www...
re: Where do you keep your code?
Right? If you google the issue you'll find hundreds of requ...
re: Where do you keep your code?
A folder called projects/ with clients, school, sideproject...
re: Where/how do you save your code snippets?
Github Gists + Cacher App (used to be gistboxapp): cacher.i...
re: Hello World! 🌎
Now that's an awesome intro! It seems that coding is a good...
re: Why there is so much hype around doing things in JavaScript?
The possibilities of JavaScript today are greater than I ev...
re: Let's talk net neutrality
You make me wonder if you're working for a large ISP 😂. In ...
re: Let's talk net neutrality
That's quite the nihilistic approach you've got there! I'm ...
re: Let's talk net neutrality
I feel like Net Neutrality is a symptom of a bigger issue a...
re: About time
Thanks for sharing this great readVicky! I've been giving t...
re: What's your typing speed (WPM)?
Had one more go after my coffee: WPM 103, accuracy: 100% 🎉....
re: Why Learning JavaScript Is Fun
I totally forgot about nodeschool, but that's great indeed!...
re: Poll: Helpful or Annoying - Fixed Position Video Players on Page Scroll
Ah CNN does this and it always annoys me. I don't really th...
re: What's your typing speed (WPM)?
WPM: 92 Keystrokes: 458 Accuracy: 99.35% Correct words: 85 W...
re: Why Learning JavaScript Is Fun
Agreed! Learning JavaScript, especially nowadays, is lots o...
re: Are they all checked?
Ah btw, I didn't knew Array.from took in two arguments, so ...
re: Are they all checked?
I kinda like Array.from() because it's so verbose and easy ...
re: Are they all checked?
What would be the benefit for using a spread operator inste...
re: What should be in the software developers 'Hippocratic Oath'?
Thank you, that's appreciated. I might give it a go soon
re: How to deal with evenings bursts of creativity?
First of all I switched my physical training to early in the ...
re: What the heck is a "Progressive Web App"? Seriously.
App sounds fancay! Website sounds like you made something o...
re: What tutorials would make a non-developer think you're a magician?
All the Three.js things. Generating particles and 3d object...
re: What should be in the software developers 'Hippocratic Oath'?
And I saw you changed your reply, it's appreciated, haha! T...
re: What should be in the software developers 'Hippocratic Oath'?
Indeed, but I'd argue that it's not necessary to physically...
re: What should be in the software developers 'Hippocratic Oath'?
Thank you for your very clear reply, it's appreciated! I'll...
re: What should be in the software developers 'Hippocratic Oath'?
Thank you for that! Robert Martin has been mentioned before...
re: What should be in the software developers 'Hippocratic Oath'?
Woah, that's a scary picture you paint right there! When yo...
re: What should be in the software developers 'Hippocratic Oath'?
It's a start alright! Maybe a bit 50's though, with the Div...
re: What should be in the software developers 'Hippocratic Oath'?
To be honest, I don't think it's viable either. There's a f...
re: How My Mom Taught Me to Make Websites
I love this story! Mom's rule! My mom has also been greatly...
re: How To Destroy A Company
I fail to see how this destroys companies though. People, a...
re: As a senior dev, how can a recruiter convince you to move to another company?
I completely agree. During my previous job I got contacted ...
re: Developers: Mercenaries for hire?
That first paragraph of your comment kinda sums it all up, ...
re: Developers: Mercenaries for hire?
So many bad things have happened and do happen because peop...
re: Developers: Mercenaries for hire?
Thanks! If you're in the position to influence others to ma...
re: Developers: Mercenaries for hire?
Thanks for your reply David! From your posts I gather you p...
re: Developers: Mercenaries for hire?
Thank you for weighing in Ben! It'll definitely be harder...
re: I'm an engineer, educator & innovator with 10+ software patents from my R&D past. Ask Me Anything!
Fantastic and valuable answer. Thank you very much.
re: I'm an engineer, educator & innovator with 10+ software patents from my R&D past. Ask Me Anything!
Hi Nitya! Have you ever been afraid that some of the things...
re: We never imagined...
Very true, it wouldn't be sustainable if people wouldn't co...
re: We never imagined...
Thanks David! When you say that failing to live up to ethic...
re: What CSS methodology should we use at dev.to?
Couldn't agree more! I think my favourite ways to write css...
re: Which editors do you use?
VSCode! In the past years I've been using Sublime (2 & ...
re: You need a passion project!
Awesome stuff, thanks for the resources! (I somehow can't r...
re: You need a passion project!
👌🏼
re: You need a passion project!
Cheers! Maybe a bit too long, character-wise, but I'm glad ...
re: You need a passion project!
Seems interesting and quite a handful! I get it though, som...
re: You need a passion project!
Oh yeah I definitely understand what you mean, you just wan...
re: You need a passion project!
Woah, PHP and MySQL for fun? Haha. Sounds like an ambitious...
re: You need a passion project!
👍🏼 Azure is a big one indeed, but a very interesting platfo...
re: You need a passion project!
Por supuesto. Even in the position that I'm in it can be ve...
re: Pricing online courses/books for Devs around the world.
Yes! I saw that Wes Bos does something like this. You can r...
re: How the hell did I even get here?
Haha, I definitely think there's a place for front-end deve...
re: What's playing in your headphones while you code?
When I want to focus: faux 80's music and synthpop, with li...
re: You need a passion project!
Sounds great Lynne! The "I don't see it being finished any ...
re: You need a passion project!
I won't even try to say that I know what this means. Passio...
re: You need a passion project!
Awesome, that sounds so interesting. Do you have a name for...
re: Beginning The Coding Job Search
Wow, really inspiring Ben. From Rabbi to programmer, who wo...
re: When programming was no longer fun
Great read, and I think recognisable for the most of us. It...
re: How the hell did I even get here?
Remco, buddy! Thanks for your reply and apologies for answe...
re: Functional Programming in JavaScript? Yes, Please.
Very nice! The whole idea of functional programming in is i...
re: How a single line of code changed my life
That was an awesome ride! What a good story, this!
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