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re: No Longer Tim Baker, Jane Fisher, Joe Taylor. What Would Be Your Chosen Occupational Last Name?
Why not "De'Soft" for "Developer, software". :P
re: How can you identify unhealthy perfectionism in your work?
Ah there we go. It takes more time/effort than expected AND...
re: How can you identify unhealthy perfectionism in your work?
I'm not sure that works in all scenarios. I find frequently...
re: What was your first year as developer/designer like? Got any advice?
My first year was interesting so we had an idea of tool for...
re: To Code, or Not to Code on Vacation: That is My Question
I will just be honest, do what makes you happy and don't fe...
re: How do you balance social media and work?
I agree, I just use dev for actually interacting since peep...
re: PHP... yay or nay?
I'd never! That does not stop others though unfortunately.
re: How Do You Authenticate Your Users?
It's nice for the user since they have a central point of a...
re: How Do You Authenticate Your Users?
I have always used my own solutions for managing passwords ...
re: Is VBA still a desirable skill to have?
I don't think it is. Like others have said there is probabl...
re: PHP... yay or nay?
PHP is fine. I have been using it for 5 years. My intro int...
re: What advice would you give a CS student starting their freshman year?
Make sure they want to do it, and that they don't feel 100%...
re: Which Linux distribution is your favorite and why?
I like linux mint because "it just works". I have been usin...
re: Tabs vs Spaces
I don't care xD. Really as long as it is consistent across ...
re: Are There Good Recruiters?
It sure seems that way haha. I say this as I wake up to 2 r...
re: Are There Good Recruiters?
That makes a lot of sense. I suspect that the top companies...
re: Do you wear earplugs at loud music events?
I try to every time and don't really care how they look. I ...
re: What's the one thing you wished you were better at?
Hah! I had this happen a number of times. Especially when s...
re: What's the one thing you wished you were better at?
For me being more detail oriented (without losing the other...
re: What's your most re-watchable movie?
For me it is Starship Troopers. "Would you like to know mor...
re: Which types of loops are most popular in the programming languages you use?
In PHP foreach pretty much exclusively, I pretty much alway...
re: Which types of loops are most popular in the programming languages you use?
Though go is kind of cheating since it's "for" loop can beh...
re: If you could rename JavaScript to be more self descriptive...
BrowserScript...ah crap nodejs. Let's call it AES asynchron...
re: How is the tech industry contributing to global warming and what can we do to reduce the impact?
That is great to hear! There are a few places where renewab...
re: How is the tech industry contributing to global warming and what can we do to reduce the impact?
Certainly electricity use has gone up considerable to suppo...
re: How do you deal with naysayers? (friends, family, colleagues...doesn't matter)
I don't know if this will help people...but my way of deali...
re: What's your biggest challenge deciding what to learn next?
Yup, just got to try your best to learn what you can and tr...
re: frontend development is over-complicated.
In some ways front-end dev is complicated. I think a lot of...
re: What's your biggest challenge deciding what to learn next?
Definitely "will this actually be useful". There are many t...
re: Framework Impressions: A Brief Look Into Lumen
I will take a look at the very least!
re: Top 5 PHP frameworks: Laravel vs Yii vs Zend vs Phalcon vs Symfony, their good and bad sides
Neat article. I have found it pretty hard to get everything...
re: Top 5 PHP frameworks: Laravel vs Yii vs Zend vs Phalcon vs Symfony, their good and bad sides
So ORM's have pros and cons always. They can help with main...
re: What are you surprisingly terrible at, despite being otherwise competent?
Reading thoroughly and not acting impulsively. I have an AD...
re: What's in your cup?
For me I roast my own coffee at home and grind and brew fre...
re: Java, C++, or C#???
This is always a hard question. Now as a disclaimer I have ...
re: What's the funniest comment you've encountered in code?
So someone wrote a function called "rm_rf" which recursivel...
re: How do you limit or avoid procrastination?
For me there is only one thing that can be done, and someth...
re: What’s your excuse for bad code?
For me it's all my own fault or lack of resources in other ...
re: Which part about your job/studies/etc. gives you the most anxiety?
I don't really have work anxiety per se, but I do get dejec...
re: What is your favorite headphones to use while coding?
I use some cheap xiomi headphones at work unfortunately. Th...
re: Will you take a paycut for a supportive work environment?
Yeah it is not the worst for sure. I think companies are t...
re: Will you take a paycut for a supportive work environment?
This is an interesting question. So my work has great work ...
re: Which genre of music that you listen during coding?
For me it is power metal \m/ Unfortunately there is a lot ...
re: Are you a fake developer? Me too.
For me the "Aha!" moment came while being part of the inter...
re: What's your commute like?
After I leave my house I get on the highway, be like O_o wh...
re: What are you looking to accomplish this next week?
Excellent, thank you! I visited some friends and family in ...
re: What are you looking to accomplish this next week?
Sleep! I mean...wrapping up a few new features after coming...
re: Is it necessary to learn touch typing?
No but I would say you must be able to type at least 30 wor...
re: Framework Impressions: A Brief Look Into Lumen
Yeah I definitely felt like it was missing something even f...
re: What framework do you use and why?
Yeah, simplify, break things up and standardize. Then docum...
re: What framework do you use and why?
I think people want to keep node very fast and closer to mi...
re: What's the Worst Code You've Ever Seen or Written?
For me it was a 2000 plus line function in PHP that had sev...
re: How to delete all your local branches but keep master
Just make sure to back up everything first :P git push -...
re: What excites you the most in tech right now? Please discuss
Honestly, that its not so crazy xD. Docker/containers has ...
re: When should I call myself a software Engineer
I second this :)
re: What was your win this week?
This week, I found a way to connect to our database which h...
re: Workspace Wednesday: Show off your desk/computer setup!
This is my home setup, mostly for games and leisure time bu...
re: What aspect of Go were you at odds with, coming from a different tech stack?
C/C++ have their place, mostly for extremely high performan...
re: What aspect of Go were you at odds with, coming from a different tech stack?
Ah yeah fair enough.
re: What aspect of Go were you at odds with, coming from a different tech stack?
The thing that got me was the extreme verbosity of sql quer...
re: My experience on mentoring Junior Devs
Nice work! I haven't really done pair programming, but base...
re: Codebase is too large. Any tips on how you quickly understood existing codebase on your first job?
Good job! I can relate with being a bit overwhelmed. At my ...
re: When Should You Use A Web Framework?
Whether or not to use a framework more often than not comes...
re: What's your desk setup?
Haha, it does have a lot going on. The mic is just for game...
re: What's your desk setup?
Here is my setup at home. As you can see I am a bit of a co...
re: How often do you have to go back and just focus on technical debt?
For me and where I work it is kind of a case by case basis....
re: Do you agree that our life as developers, is miserable?
Not if you find reasonable company to work for. Good compan...
re: GoLang without a PATH (Intro to Go Modules)
Yeah go modules just made more sense to me as I started to ...
re: Should you reply to all LinkedIn messages from recruiters?
I don't always respond myself, there are too many and it ge...
re: Is collage underrated in our industry?
I think it is good to have if you know what you want to do....
re: Some Observations While Learning Golang
I have heard of it but I have not used it. Since go modules...
re: Some Observations While Learning Golang
Yeah, go modules seems like the right direction, I think on...
re: Some Observations While Learning Golang
That is fair about the docs. Yeah they are not great, I hav...
re: Some Observations While Learning Golang
I've done a bit and they are quite simple. As I'm sure I wi...
re: Why do you code?
Besides the obvious of needing an income xD I find the prob...
re: What was your win this week?
This week, I.... Coded a lot of stuff in Go! I spent a lot...
re: How to Start a Conversation Without Saying a Word
For me I like to dress nice, and in particular wear nice sh...
re: Be more productive with shell aliases
Always nice to see ways to make things easier. I usually us...
re: What is your "Coder/Language Fit"
Honestly modern object oriented PHP. Along long time ago, i...
re: Add unit tests on a project already in progress
I agree if possible it is a good idea to add tests to legac...
re: What do you do to practice new programming languages and/or frameworks?
Honestly I think the best way to learn is to use it at work...
re: Is 2019 the year of TypeScript?
Or is 2019 really the year js falls out of the top ten...be...
re: Are you all superhuman?
Don't worry about it! Everyone makes mistakes, just keep le...
re: Are you all superhuman?
I don't know about others but in interviews I can blank on ...
re: Songs You Listen To While Coding?
Power metal! \m/ Almost exclusively power metal, with some...
re: How do YOU deal with burnout?
I try to keep my work to ~40 hours a week and if a project ...
re: What is your job title?
Depending on where you look in our system I am one of three...
re: How do you automatize test that needs visual confirmation?
This really isn't an answer per se but, I don't really thin...
re: Using end-to-end tests in your TDD cycle
At my work we have a website that is fully tested using end...
re: Why do you use your language/stack?
I use PHP, js/ts, and I am starting to use some golang. For...
re: What is your biggest 'red flag' when interviewing?
For me the biggest is if the employees don't seem happy or ...
re: If you've recently switched code editors— How's it going so far?
So I sort of "switched". That is to say that I started to u...
re: Please don't commit .env
I agree 100% in any real project. That said I have a repo ...
re: A big rewrite
So it is an internal page that our employees use to generat...
re: A big rewrite
I think rewrites/redesign/refactoring have their place. It ...
re: When PHP Framework Sucks Series: PHP Frameworks overview
I have seen both sides, too much reliance on a framework an...
re: What is your single most important rule for good software design?
Can you explain it? If you can't explain it then don't do i...
re: the other 10% of my job is...
In short, trying to make things better. Whether it is code,...
re: Life Update: I’m Officially a Developer
Good job friend! Keep it up and always learn new things :)
re: 90% of my job is...
Looking at the requirements of a project, then looking at t...
re: What software development skills only come with experience?
Two things related to productivity is organization of code ...
re: 4 reasons to use Aurelia
So I wrote a SPA in Aurelia about a year and a half ago and...
re: Which JavaScript framework should I choose?
Is this Angular > 1? I really only have experience with ...
re: Which JavaScript framework should I choose?
I'm a fan of Vue due to it's simplicity and excellent docs....
re: What are your programming goals for 2019?
My main goal is to increase my proficiency with automated t...
re: Framework Impressions: A Brief Look Into Symfony 4
Opcache is enabled to the default settings which is the big...
re: Why is your preferred programming language your go-to?
I mostly use PHP and JS as those were the two languages I l...
re: Do you practice TDD?
I don't use "proper" tdd, but I do write unit and acceptanc...
re: Is College Worth It?
I hated college and regretted going for the time I did, but...
re: Software Programming: Job VS. Passion
I agree, there are some times when I feel like "what am I d...
re: If it's Saturday and you won't be coding again until Monday, how do you get your mind off your current work?
The best thing you can do is find a hobby, something that m...
re: What Are Your Favorite/Current Mouse and Keyboard Setups?
At work and home I have cherry brown switch keyboards and l...
re: Why is an IDE for Interpreted Languages "Overkill?"
At the end of the day just do whatever makes you more produ...
re: How to be fully alert minutes after waking
It's hard to say, obviously everyone is a bit different. I ...
re: Taking the horror out of UI testing 😱
At my company for new projects we have been using codecepti...
re: Why did you chose Programing Language XYZ?
My languages kind of chose me in the beginning. My first jo...
re: How to be fully alert minutes after waking
I have the phillips wake up light and it is nice in the win...
re: Which Javascript library/framework according to you is going to rule in 2019?
Client side I think vue will continue to rise. It's perform...
re: Which Javascript library/framework according to you is going to rule in 2019?
I like Adonis especially coming from PHP and Symfony. I wil...
re: Does your company have a self improvement time and how it's implemented in the workflow?
At my company we are required to take 12 hours a year to se...
re: Learning the Granular Details of a Programming Language?
By golly you're right! Always learning new things on Dev.to...
re: Learning the Granular Details of a Programming Language?
It is good to have an understanding of how the language wor...
re: I haven't been assigned work all week. This is my first job/internship. Should I quit or stay longer?
One of the best things you can do is ask. I can't imagine a...
re: How do you authenticate your users?
Yes I do mean session cookies. They are easy to use in PHP ...
re: How do you authenticate your users?
I've used a motley of methods including: sessions, jwt, and...
re: How many hours do you work?
I have the luxury of being in a very flexible job. I leave ...
re: How many languages should I learn
So I started to learn programming with PHP about 4 years ag...
re: PHP Frameworks Discussion (beware lots of opinions)
Where I work we have a massive internal app which we have r...
re: PHP Frameworks Discussion (beware lots of opinions)
That is what the Symfony blog claims. Though it didn't seem...
re: PHP Frameworks Discussion (beware lots of opinions)
For php I have worked with Symfony and 10 years of spaghett...
re: What is your best advice for a junior software developer?
I don't have my original list from 3~4 years, a job, and a ...
re: What is your best advice for a junior software developer?
I taught myself to program on the job to automate a lot of ...
re: what works for you while self learning? What keeps the motivation? What stops you from giving up?
As others have said, come up with a project that you want t...
re: What was your worst job interview?
Mine is short and wasn't about the interview itself or tech...
re: Is it good or bad practice make developers pay money for his bugs?
I would no say know unless its a contract type job, and eve...
re: Node.js vs PHP
So here are a few thoughts of mine using php/node for both ...
re: What's your favorite interview question?
That is fair. After looking at 11 year old spaghetti php yo...
re: What's your favorite interview question?
To be honest I hate most whiteboard questions. At my curren...
re: Welcome Thread - v16
Hi, I'm Justin and I am a software engineer for a marketing...
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