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Bernard Baker

Lover of programming, efficiencies, innovations, my family, food and personal passions.

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Studied at uni and self taught

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What was your win this YEAR?

All sorts of things. But my big win was investing in self dev...

What was your win this week?

Overcoming my nerves when pair programming with a senior deve...

What do you want to know about how Facebook builds software? Answer to be featured on our podcast 🎧

How do they structure files in the codebase?

What was your win this week?

My win this week has to be getting to the end sprint which wi...

July 8th, 2021: What did you learn this week?

I learned more about FastLane for deploying mobile apps to th...

Package.json File explained!!!

Setting it to private doesn't stop it being published. Unless...

What was your win this week?

Landed a new client.

What was your win this week?

Mine was winning a new client.

Sitecore - Google ReCaptcha V3

Good question

What was your win this week?

Starting a mobile app project.

How to use multiple GIT accounts per folder on Linux

Welcome @aegiraexx hope you find all sorts of interesting th...

What was your win this week?

I started onboarding a new developer. We pair program for an ...

React Hooks Cheatsheet: The 7 Hooks You Need To Know

Good article. I was explaining useEffect to a new developer t...

What was your win this week?

Cleaned my desk. And got a new project through a referral.

What was your win this week?

A new client reached consensus with the key stakeholders on w...

What was your win this week?

Well done. I built mine when I first learnt React. Super slic...

What was your win this week?

You had me at three year old. And then I read the rest. You'r...

What was your win this week?

I've been developing a new social platform for a client. They...

Welcome Thread - v106

Don't rack up too many open tabs.lol

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Hi, welcome to Dev.to πŸ‘ If you plan to improve you're in the...

What are some interesting visualization libraries?

I looked at some of the other suggestions. The visualisation ...

What are some interesting visualization libraries?

Overkill. I agree to some extent. But it's extremely capable ...

What are some interesting visualization libraries?

I've used Pixi. Quick to get started.

What are some interesting visualization libraries?

Great example. Any tutorial links?

What are some interesting visualization libraries?

I would suggest D3. I've used it from a complete newbie persp...

9 Projects you can do to become a Frontend Master

Really good examples to hone front end development.

8 Awesome React Hooks

Hi, I enjoyed reading this. I didn't find use cases for all o...

Welcome Thread - v104

Welcome Ankita. What sort of bugs have you fixed recently. Th...

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Hi. Welcome to dev.to. Try searching for tutorials for the la...

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Welcome Moon Das. Try searching for tutorials for the languag...

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You could open a discussion asking people to answer your ques...

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Read a dev.to a day and you certainly will.

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Welcome. This place is awesome. Make sure you set your tags t...

JS Community reacts to George Floyd's Death

I think it's more important that you feel comfortable voicing...

Scaling Websockets in the Cloud (Part 2). Introducing Traefik: the all-in-one solution for Docker Stacks and Kubernetes clusters

That sounds great πŸ‘. You should post a short article when you...

Test anything that runs in the browser with Cypress and GitHub Actions

This is just.. plainly put. GitHubTastic. πŸ‘

Configuring Workbox with Create React App

Hi, let me know how you get on with that. And welcome to Dev....

Stop Memorizing! : The #1 Advice I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me

I totally agree. I've found myself using Google looking up th...

What was your win this week?

I just had a look. It works really well.

What was your win this week?

I use ngrok.

What was your win this week?

I submitted a project proposal to a prospective client. And a...

The Anatomy of package.json

Really helpful.

Welcome Thread - v101

I'm using React. MySQL, Node, JS, HTML, SASS.

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I'm currently build a social networking web application that ...

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You'll learn heaps here. Select tags on your profile for topi...

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Love the profile pic. And that bot deserves an article on dev...

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Hello Anand, I hope πŸ€ you write some great content here too....

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Hello πŸ‘‹ If you haven't already done so. Select the "beginner...

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Hello. Looking forward to reading some of your interesting ar...

What was your win this week?

Let's just make it 40.

What was your win this week?

That's interesting. Did you listen to DevDiscuss last week? Y...

What would you like to know about making educational coding games? Answer for the chance to be heard on DevDiscuss!

What frameworks/libraries are available?

What would you like to know about making educational coding games? Answer for the chance to be heard on DevDiscuss!

Could be age??

What was your win this week?

What was your most valuable lesson learnt?

What was your win this week?

New project to build a simple self serve advertising platform.

What was your win this week?

Do we see an article coming?

What was your win this week?

What did you talk about?

What was your win this week?

I'd do this if I had more time. Hold on. const smile = creat...

What's the biggest change in software that has affected your work the most? Answer for the chance to be heard on DevDiscuss!

Darn! I missed the cut-off for calling in. Apologies @gracieg...

What's the biggest change in software that has affected your work the most? Answer for the chance to be heard on DevDiscuss!

Sure.

What's the biggest change in software that has affected your work the most? Answer for the chance to be heard on DevDiscuss!

Mine has to be the change in provisioning infrastructure, dat...

Sell My Project Binary

If they agree to purchase only the binary. Then be clear with...

Sell My Project Binary

Hi Clavin, Be open with the customer. Let them know ahead of...

Welcome Thread - v98

I just took a look. It's really good.

CSS GUIDE: The Art of Naming (Save hrs for debugging)

I like the idea of the is prefix.

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Ok. I'll take a look.

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Hello

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Hello. Welcome back to the world of programming.

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Hello. Pleased to meet you too.

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It's great here.

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That look great! You should write a post about it if you have...

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Hi, I'm sure you will.

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Welcome. There's such an array of content here. I'm sure you'...

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I like your web page. Welcome to Dev.to.

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Matthias JAM stack is great. I gained experience with Hugo by...

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Hi Allan, looking forward to reading some of your content. We...

DevDiscuss S2E7: Serverless and the Cloud 101

Great podcast.

DevDiscuss S2E7: Serverless and the Cloud 101

This is gonna be good. Tomorrow mornings tech feed πŸ§™

Voice controlled ToDo List: JavaScript Speech Recognition

I read your article and I was inspired by all the possibiliti...

What was your win this week?

Closing an issue for a database migration from Heroku to AWS....

If you love GitHub ❀️

Existing repos will be the same. All new repos created after ...

What was your win this week?

Mine was getting some SWAG from a client I'm collaborating wi...

10 Challenging JavaScript Quiz Questions and Answers

That was fun. I got them all right. Great way to spend 5 mins...

We want to feature your voice on DevDiscuss! This week's topic: serverless and the cloud.

Looking forward to this episode 😍

Evolving DEV’s community sponsorships

Dev.to has been the bedrock for so many people. I can't wait ...

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Welcome

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Hi, I had a look at feature ninjas. Great work.

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That's great. You'll fall in love with code if you haven't al...

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I'm sure you'll find a collaborator.

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That's sounds like a technological adventure.

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React is great. I read a cool article about HTML Element.clos...

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Sounds interesting.

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Welcome.

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Can we have a chat about big data?

Welcome Thread - v86

Welcome to dev.to.

How do you deal with your teammate's founder syndrome?

I'd ask them to document the code base. Or offer to do it for...

What was your win this week?

My first conference was Flash on The Beach.

What was your win this week?

They both sound awesome.

What was your win this week?

I remember learning Vue. Fun times.

What was your win this week?

Hope you get the job.

What was your win this week?

Nice site. You should look into audio visualisations.

What was your win this week?

Linux was the first operating system I ever installed. That w...

What was your win this week?

Interactive rebasing is so useful πŸ™‹

What was your win this week?

Making time to do things like that is awesome 🀸

What was your win this week?

That's great. Make sure you post about what you build.

What was your win this week?

I remember installing node for the first time.

What was your win this week?

Hi everyone πŸ‘‹ Mine had to be getting a video streaming app u...

A CSS-only, animated, wrapping underline.

That's a really nice effect.

Why it’s Time to Stop Using JavaScript IIFEs

I can understand that you feel that IIFE should be phased out...

50+ Free tools and resources to create awesome user interfaces (Part 2)

This is what makes dev.to awesome.

Welcome Thread - v82

You'll find lots of support on here for what ever dev'ing you...

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Hi DanielB65, write a post about your problem.

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Hi

Want to help cover #news on DEV?

I'm interested πŸ™‹

topics I could write about πŸ“’

So I've decided to open-source part of a development that I'v...

Feeling Bad! Cannot Merge PRs. Github is facing issues...

Create a new branch and work on another ticket...lol

What TV shows are you in to these days?

The dubbing is awful. But awfully great. But down the rabbit ...

7 security tips for your React application. πŸ”

Interesting. Good read.

What TV shows are you in to these days?

I'm watching Dark on Netflix. It's gripping.

What was your win this week?

What was your win this week?

Just did.

What are some "classic reads" in programming?

Bulletproof web design is a bit backdated and not as useful a...

What are some "classic reads" in programming?

I ❀️ logs

What are some "classic reads" in programming?

Production-ready microservices

What are some "classic reads" in programming?

The pragmatic programmer 🀸

What are some "classic reads" in programming?

That's what I've recommended.

What was your win this week?

That sounds great.

What was your win this week?

Just played it. Really well made.

What was your win this week?

Ok

What was your win this week?

Linked issues is my next favourite thing

What was your win this week?

I love checkboxes in my github issues 🌞

What was your win this week?

That's great tell us more about it.

What was your win this week?

That's awesome πŸ‘‹

What was your win this week?

Playing that this weekend.

What was your win this week?

I'd like to earn more money through writing as well.

What was your win this week?

Yikes 🀸

What was your win this week?

Sounds like you've been really productive.

What was your win this week?

Nice πŸ™‹

18 Essential Videos That Fundamentally Shaped My Understanding of JavaScript

That's a great selection of videos.

What was your win this week?

Oh that's great news what was your talk about?

What was your win this week?

That's really good. I often refer to can I use for subtleties...

What was your win this week?

I love those libraries that draw beautiful patterns.

What was your win this week?

I bought a new pair of trainers can't wait to run in them.

What was your win this week?

Terribly honest and so true.

What was your win this week?

So you mean if your current team member reads the post they k...

What was your win this week?

That's nice. It's best to let go of things that stop people b...

What was your win this week?

My win this week was creating a tutorial for an app. But I do...

Too good to miss

Ok. Let's schedule a video call πŸ™‹

What's the worst advice you've ever received?

A lot of it was boilerplate, bitmap skins, additional librari...

What's the worst advice you've ever received?

I won a global bronze Lester Wunderman award for a Flash base...

What's the worst advice you've ever received?

Just imagine how heavy built in flash components were. I work...

What's the worst advice you've ever received?

I did flash. Would you believe it's still in use by many gamb...

What's the worst advice you've ever received?

Mine had to be the advice for looking for a bug by a tech lea...

πŸš€10 Trending projects on GitHub for web developers - 3rd July 2020

Looking forward to using backstage 🀸

What was your win this week?

πŸ“’ congratulations πŸŽ‰

What was your win this week?

Definitely motivating a team of volunteers. We're working on ...

Share your experience with feelings of embarrassment during code reviews

I once forgot to squash my commits and was told my variable n...

Top Mistakes That Back End Developers Make

These are all valid points.

Responsive SVG Image Overlays

I love SVG. And I love this article too 🀸.

6 Use Cases of Spread with Array in JavaScript

I like reading your articles 🀸.

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

Wow! I find it hard to believe.

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

That's terrible and horrible and not very safe.

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

Awesome. Tell us more. I occasionally work on my phone. Submi...

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

I prefer working from home. I agree with Bobby. Bobby makes a...

What bad habit do you have because you learned an approach *before* a better idea came along?

Not refactoring immediately.

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

I think it takes about 2 to 3 months. getting to know the cod...

When do you work on your side projects?

an oppurtunity to reset and break out of your current mindse...

When do you work on your side projects?

I sometimes do the same thing but start early.

When do you work on your side projects?

I rarely triage to be honest. Unless there is a dependency fr...

When do you work on your side projects?

That's interesting. I often try to reduce the number of proje...

When do you work on your side projects?

Lol

When do you work on your side projects?

I envy your walk.

When do you work on your side projects?

I love flow state 🀸

When do you work on your side projects?

Believe it or not I have never built a to-do list. I do have ...

When do you work on your side projects?

Whenever I decide to do that, I feel a lot more productive. ...

When do you work on your side projects?

I work on my side projects all the time ❀️. If I find an hour...

What was your win this week?

Nice

What was your win this week?

Gulp is so much fun.

What was your win this week?

I've got a project to refactor.

What was your win this week?

Congratulations Ken.

What was your win this week?

Delivered an MLP Friday at lunch so I took the afternoon off ...

What harmful habits do developers pick up over time?

Complacency. Poor commit messages. Lazy refactoring. I've fal...

Announcing: The Grant For The Web x DEV Hackathon Winners!

To all the winners! Congratulations!! Runners up! Congratula...

topics I could write about πŸ“’

So I've found a project that I'm volunteering with. It's open...

Fired for Agility

I agree. Critical was a more positive word.

How do you fight boredom in software development?

This isn't possible....lol

Workspace Wednesday: Show off your computer and desk setups!

It's a warm/hot/just about bearable day.

Let's make and eat those CSS3 progress bars. 🍭

Nice 🀸

Which CSS concepts do you find confusing?

That's handy.

Expanded Use of `box-shadow` and `border-radius`

This is great. Creative and useful.

topics I could write about πŸ“’

Hi @manishpamnani12 , you asked me to write about contributin...

Fired for Agility

Well just remember we're all waiting to hear you voice in thi...

Music or No music while coding?

Some sort of background noise is needed. Music of some sort i...

Fired for Agility

Hi, I read your article and all of the comments. I'm imparti...

What are some misconceptions about web development?

The main misconception I recall was when I said "I'm a web de...

Speed up your development with this new VS Code extension

I'll install Snipsnap and give feedback here.

Another newsletter for User Interface Frontend Developers

Subscribed

Update β€” Grant For The Web Winners to be announced Thursday, June 25

Awesome πŸ‘

Who else misses DEV's old Unicorn n Heart icons?

When you tap the new buttons a circle radiates from the cente...

Who else misses DEV's old Unicorn n Heart icons?

Nope. New icons officially rock. The pulse.....oh my...x

Bibi, what's down the rabbit hole 🐰

Thanks. Your efforts and contribution are measurable. We did ...

Which CSS concepts do you find confusing?

Ok roughly + 4.5 hours.

Which CSS concepts do you find confusing?

Follow me so I can chat with you. And where in the world are ...

Share your experience using IRC and other communication tools as a developer

I personally use GitHub comments and like Slack. GitHub tends...

Why People Don't Like When Chrome Messes with URLs

So we'll have to use the is location properties? To infer the...

Which CSS concepts do you find confusing?

I took a course on flex box. Feel free to pair up with me on ...

Which CSS concepts do you find confusing?

Wouldn't it be great if it allowed regular expressions.

Which CSS concepts do you find confusing?

~ confused me. As a selector it selects elements preceded by ...

Hats off to the Class of 2020!

Just watched the ceremony. Congratulations to each and everyo...

Is live coding fun?

Live coding is awesome. The way you think when you are live c...

I Just Joined the DEV Team!

Congratulations 🀸.

Why Learning First Programming Language is Extremely Hard

You will get there πŸ˜€.

Twilio supports black people in tech' ❀️

Oh ok. That's good to know.

Twilio supports black people in tech' ❀️

Well that's a start. What's the company called? Maybe you cou...

Twilio supports black people in tech' ❀️

Did you get many responses. Well that's a silly question. Did...

What was your win this week?

My win this week was 2️⃣ happy clients. I improved the reach ...

What was your win this week?

That's great 🌞

topics I could write about πŸ“’

Ok. That'll be my first post. Thanks.

Twilio supports black people in tech' ❀️

I can understand that. In my hiring days some candidates that...

Welcome Thread - v77

Welcome..... And with dev.to you will 🌞

How do you use each of the emoji reactions on dev.to?

Yes, I agree.....

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Hello

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πŸ‘‹

Persistent State in React

Interesting use of local storage. I'm persisting API access q...

You can now web-monetize your DEV posts! (But don't get your hopes up too quickly)

πŸ‘‹ everyone.... Ok. I'm not πŸ’―% sure. But I'm smiling about th...

How much coffee do you drink?

Zero 🌞. I drink a lot of water though. And bask in the sun fo...

You can now web-monetize your DEV posts! (But don't get your hopes up too quickly)

This is awesome. Question..... I'm using the dev.to app. Will...

You can now web-monetize your DEV posts! (But don't get your hopes up too quickly)

No I wouldn't think so.

Join Us in Celebrating LGBTQIA+ Pride!

❀️ 🧑 πŸ’› πŸ’š πŸ’™ πŸ’œ

Copying objects in JavaScript

That's a good point.

Copying objects in JavaScript

I like the recursive function.

Copying objects in JavaScript

Great article. Many of us encounter this problem and don't kn...

Deadline Extended for Grant For The Web x DEV Community hackathon

That's so thoughtful ❀️ #empathy #respect

What was your win this week?

I think my win this week was getting my hackathon partner to ...

Our third day developing together

That's true Robert, the money doesn't matter. The value of pa...

Lazy Load Images in 2 seconds

Good tip 🀸.

Our third day developing together

I think this is a message to everybody. A hackathon isn't jus...

Cloudflare Workers Introduction

Ok

Cloudflare Workers Introduction

Good article. I've been looking at offsetting large amounts o...

Pose Detection in Twilio Video with TensorFlow.js

This is great. I plan on using this demonstration in a projec...

Welcome Thread - v76

Welcome everyone 😊

Twilio supports black people in tech' ❀️

I feel that any group which fails to fill the offices in the ...

A Jekyll plugin for Web Monetization

Great idea, I'm sure people will use it.

List of top Open Source alternatives to popular products.

Awesome list of alternatives.

Improvements to JavaScript in the new ES2020 standard 🎁

Dynamic imports are great.. and optional chaining rocks.

Grant for the Web Hackathon deadline is one week away!

It's been great working on our project so far.

Build a Video App with JavaScript and the Twilio CLI in 9 Minutes

Twilio has made it exceptionally easy. WebRTC can be quite co...

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