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re: How would you deal with a client who rejected a prototype because of a "lorem ipsum" placeholder?
As the saying goes, "the customer is always right". As a ...
re: What’s your favorite piece of code that you had to throw away?
I'm right on the cusp of deleting thousands of lines of cod...
re: If you were tasked to conduct a security audit on a server/database-backed web app, where would you start?
what are you looking for? someone else more competent 😂
re: What’s overrated?
100% this!
re: Brag Post
I've been working on a redesign of the docs site for Orchid...
re: Should I share my current salary with recruiters?
Something similar was asked a while back, there were some h...
re: Hacktoberfest🏆 Coming
Last year was my first time, it's seriously amazing to see ...
re: Which US state has the best tech?
The DMV near me in Texas is pretty great. You go in, get pu...
re: What common programming concept has the wrong name?
The word "bean" in programming needs to die. I'm all for pu...
re: 4 Great Bootstrap Alternatives
Milligram CSS is fairly old now (last release in 2017), but...
re: How many programming language years old are you?
While I am a relative newbie, I am Java 7 old. Also, Angula...
re: How can you identify unhealthy perfectionism in your work?
Too strong of a focus on refactoring/rewriting code, rather...
re: Hardest Technical Interview Question You Were Asked In Your Life
I had an internship at a company whose core product involve...
re: What Is An "Interpreted" Language?
Pardon my ignorance, I really know very little about Python...
re: What Is An "Interpreted" Language?
In the least, Java devs would do well to say that they're ...
re: What Is An "Interpreted" Language?
Yes, I get that Java is technically "interpreted". But the ...
re: What Is An "Interpreted" Language?
I just fail to see how a language that has an explicit comp...
re: What Is An "Interpreted" Language?
Perhaps the word your trying to describe is more accurately...
re: What Is An "Interpreted" Language?
Why does it matter what it's compiled down to? The fact rem...
re: What Is An "Interpreted" Language?
And that's why I said "effectively". If you want to be peda...
re: What Is An "Interpreted" Language?
Keep in mind that there is a difference between Java and th...
re: What Is An "Interpreted" Language?
That's a matter of semantics. They're both compiled, becaus...
re: What Is An "Interpreted" Language?
...then it is the bytecode which is the interpreted langua...
re: Brogrammer - Our Contribution Towards A Fitter World
new title idea: "Bro-grammers and develop-hers"!
re: How Do You Authenticate Your Users?
As a user, I would much rather sign in with Google or Githu...
re: What would your opinion be of a "reading position" indicator on DEV?
I usually find them unnecessary at best, and distracting at...
re: Bane of my existence as a developer
The option "c", or the programming language? Or both? 😅
re: Which dev.to loading GIF do you prefer?
I like Pulse 1. Simple and subtle. The others look really ...
re: What's your favorite question to be asked?
I love when I'm writing code, and people ask what I'm worki...
re: What’s the best JavaScript framework?
HTML9 Responsive Boilerstrap JS
re: I created DEV and have other positive qualities, ask me anything!
Thank you for confessing to the thing we've all done but wo...
re: GitHub Projects or Trello? What is your thing?
I use GitKraken daily and would love to start using Glo boa...
re: What's your most re-watchable movie?
Anything Tim Burton. My favorites: Corpse Bride Big Fish ...
re: What software projects made you "wow" 🤯
Kotlin coroutines. It's incredible how simple and intuiti...
re: What have you been watching on TV lately?
A couple of years ago, my wife introduced me to 24 by borro...
re: What sport/physical activity would you recommend to someone who's not super sporty by nature?
I came here to say exactly this. Bouldering is great full-b...
re: I built a large production static site for a publisher (100K articles) [without GatsbyJS], Ask Me Anything!
What features would you like to add to the site, that you s...
re: I built a large production static site for a publisher (100K articles) [without GatsbyJS], Ask Me Anything!
If you were to redo this site today, knowing what you know ...
re: What was the most over-hyped software movement?
What should a coffeescripter (like me?) graduate to? Ty...
re: What was the most over-hyped software movement?
MongoDB. Also, Coffeescript.
re: Explain How I Secure my First Web-Application Like I Am Five
To put some of those terms in 5-year-old terminology: HTT...
re: How do you document code?
I find that both doc-blocks in your code and wiki-style pro...
re: What jobs did you hold before you got into software?
Most of my jobs were summer jobs during college, which took...
re: Should I invest my time in making a mini-language called PYON?
Now my thoughts on your proposed syntax: It looks kind of ...
re: Should I invest my time in making a mini-language called PYON?
If you're wanting to write the parser to learn more about p...
re: What are your favorite developer tools?
Here's the D&D tracker I've been working on, which migh...
re: What are your favorite developer tools?
Not exactly a "developer tool", but I've really been enjoyi...
re: What time of day are you most productive?
Starting with my afternoon coffee around 2pm until I go hom...
re: Tell Me Why You're Awesome
I'll start. I'm Casey, and I'm awesome because of my skill...
re: Tell me some useless (or useful) software trivia
In 2009, a carrier pigeon was faster and more reliable at d...
re: Best documentation generators in 2019
I've been building Orchid to be especially good for making ...
re: What's new and interesting in Java?
I have my strong opinion because Kotlin feels very comforta...
re: What's new and interesting in Java?
Java is finally coming to terms with the fact that every pr...
re: What's new and interesting in Java?
Kotlin is made by JetBrains, the brilliant folks behind And...
re: What decisions unexpectedly changed your life?
Deciding to put my faith in Jesus when I went off to colleg...
re: Should a button communicate the current state, the intended behavior, or both?
The button should describe the action to be performed. Use ...
re: What's your worst nightmare as a coder?
You're exactly right, events by themselves are not bad, and...
re: What's your worst nightmare as a coder?
Event-driven architectures. It's basically no different fr...
re: What's your worst nightmare as a coder?
fun someUngodlyMess() { // DO NOT REFACTOR }
re: ELI5: Useful Unit Testing
Like all things, it really depends. For testing an applic...
re: What habit do many senior engineers have that juniors should try to avoid adopting?
Not being offended when someone comments on a PR, files a b...
re: What is that one tool/stack/framework that you have no interest with despite the popularity?
React. I generally just don't like JavaScript, but if I'm g...
re: The Silly Joys of Coding
I do the same with my unit tests, except I typically go wit...
re: What programming best practice do you disagree with?
I prefer 120 characters, and stay pretty strict on that lim...
re: Do you have a process for naming things?
Variable names don't matter much to me. Variables are ephem...
re: What would you like to see implemented on DEV?
Just cracked open the post editor yesterday to find my bigg...
re: Anybody still working with jQuery?
I still find JQuery useful for the most basic interactive f...
re: If the World Wide Web were re-created today with no legacy dependencies, how would it be different?
I agree, I think WASM would be the "base language of the we...
re: Which is the Best Static Site Generator and Why?
If you're looking to generate documentation for Java or Kot...
re: How many software developers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
Too bad their pricing model is nearly impossible to compreh...
re: How many software developers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
We can't know how many resources we need until we: Write ...
re: What are you reading right now?
I'm studying-up to be a D&D Dungeon Master for a new ca...
re: What's the most excited you've ever been about a new technology?
Definitely Kotlin, especially coroutines and it's multiplat...
re: Yes, You Should Have Hobbies Outside of Code
I've been getting into woodworking lately, and am currently...
re: What are your worst coding habits?
With as much as I check git status, I don't have time for a...
re: Are Apps all Dead?
I'm primarily an Android developer, and I mostly agree with...
re: What are you "old enough to remember" in software development?
Not super long ago, but I started Android dev back when Ecl...
re: What was your win this week?
I got promoted to Senior Consultant!
re: Webdevs! Are we on the right track?
I'm afraid that I quite agree with you here. PWAs can be re...
re: What Makes a Good Open Source Project?
What I like to see most in an open-source project is that i...
re: GitHub announces GitHub Package Registry
I love the idea of having releases strongly tied to actual ...
re: If you could change one thing about learning to code, what would it be?
And continuing on from that, I just want to say that Dev.to...
re: If you could change one thing about learning to code, what would it be?
I felt like there was a plethora of content out there for a...
re: ELI5: How does someone write a new computer language?
In my (very limited) experience writing parsers/compilers, ...
re: How To Document A Kotlin Project
It seems like you've got it set up correctly. Since you hav...
re: How To Document A Kotlin Project
Hi Mahdi, thanks for trying Orchid out! There are a few thi...
re: What was your win this week?
Here's the top, all cut, but unfinished: By the magic of...
re: What was your win this week?
I learned basic 3D design in SketchUp, and started designin...
re: What are your "must have" custom snippets for your editor/IDE?
I like using a line of dashes to separate logical chunks of...
re: Do you use a CSS framework based on CSS Grid?
My first experiences doing heavy CSS work were a couple of ...
re: Fizz Buzz in Every Language
number 3 is the Cthulu of FizzBuzz
re: Why do recruiters ask for current salary?
Don't give your current salary in an interview. Instead, gi...
re: Does Brooks' Law Apply to a Project with Only a Single Developer?
The idea behind that "law" is that adding new developers to...
re: Deploy a Static Site in 3 Steps 👆🏼✌🏼🤟🏼
To be frank, if you're setting up a VPS for a purely static...
re: What's your favorite coding joke/comic etc?
About Programming ...
re: I am a Java Architect, Ask Me Anything!
Is it necessary to update to Java 9 Modules, or will I be a...
re: Was MongoDB Ever the Right Choice?
As one of the many who was burned by the false promise of M...
re: Is it just me or are we in a low-hype phase?
I think we're in a time, not of low-hype, but of maturation...
re: Waffle.io Alternatives???
I never used Waffle so I don't know how good of a replaceme...
re: What was your win this week?
Just last night, I received 2 PRs to Orchid! First Second...
re: What’s an unpopular software opinion you have?
I wholeheartedly disagree with this statement. Well done! 😉
re: What’s an unpopular software opinion you have?
To a very large extent I agree with this. Unit tests are a ...
re: What’s an unpopular software opinion you have?
JavaScript is a terrible programming language.
re: Help Me Learn Design Skills!
I'm primarily a mobile and front-end web developer, and I r...
re: Help Me Learn Design Skills!
Thanks for the posts, they look really helpful!
re: 80 Characters per Line Is a Standard Worth Sticking to Even Today
I started my development career using 80 characters, but I ...
re: What was your win this week?
I released Orchid 0.16.0 on Sunday, which added support for...
re: What's your Wifi's name?
I labeled my mobile hotspot "virus.exe"
re: Weekly-digest: summary of activity on your GitHub repository
This is so awesome! I've actually been thinking about makin...
re: Infrastructure diagrams as code
Very nice! I'd be interested to hear more about how it work...
re: Starting a Dev & Tech Sticker Book
This is a great idea, I don't know why I've never thought o...
re: Why I Switched From Visual Studio Code To JetBrains WebStorm
I haven't used VSCode much at all, but for speed, I've foun...
re: Open question. Is it really possible to keep a big project code clean?
A key thing I've come to grips with recently is that any su...
re: Weekend Hacking -- What Projects Are You Working on This Weekend?
The best way to learn is by just doing, and a great place t...
re: Weekend Hacking -- What Projects Are You Working on This Weekend?
Orchid is still quite young and I haven't done much perf op...
re: Weekend Hacking -- What Projects Are You Working on This Weekend?
I'm working on creating an Orchid plugin to generate Groovy...
re: In programming, is it better to have many small files or one large file?
It is a lot easier to find what you need in a nested direct...
re: For Freelancer Developers/Web Design Companies, do you outsource your hosting or do you use your own Infrastructure?
Their plans are really focused around "add-ons" to their co...
re: What's your favourite CI/CD tool and why?
I've been using Azure Pipelines at work and liked it so muc...
re: How Does Open Source Track Adopters?
This is something I've been wondering myself. As the develo...
re: How do you explain open source to people who lack a programming background?
Even in commercial products, it often makes sense to open s...
re: What are the least intuitive fundamentals and best practices in software development?
I actually find it's best to use a combination of these. St...
re: What are the least intuitive fundamentals and best practices in software development?
The whole concept of application "state". It's very much a ...
re: What are the least intuitive fundamentals and best practices in software development?
Comments should never be used to describe what code is doin...
re: What are the least intuitive fundamentals and best practices in software development?
The funny thing is, I've found it's sometimes far easier an...
re: What is your "Coder/Language Fit"
I'm in the same boat. I use Kotlin almost exclusively for m...
re: What's your favorite Markdown editor?
I will second Quiver, I've been using it for years. One of ...
re: Sh*tpost: can we stop saying "syntactic sugar"?
You are exactly right that constructs like ++ and destructu...
re: Do you leave jokes in your code? If so, please share!
isUserAMonkey() is actually part of a testing utility. A "m...
re: Dev.to Need a Recommendation System like Youtube
I would also recommend against this, partly because I don't...
re: Do you leave jokes in your code? If so, please share!
I also love the little gems hidden in the Android codebase ...
re: Do you leave jokes in your code? If so, please share!
All of my mock data tends to be characters from Harry Potte...
re: Kotlin: How Can a Programming Language be so Young And so Mature at The Same Time?
Using Kotlin from Java, you almost don't realize how big of...
re: Multi-language build tool?
I recently found a Gradle plugin which hooks node scripts o...
re: GitHub Private Repos are Now Free
I just went and downgraded my account 😂
re: Why do you use your language/stack?
I'm much more of a "tinkerer" regarding full-stack developm...
re: Show off your Todo List 📝 🤓
I love this launcher, been using it for years. Highly custo...
re: Show off your Todo List 📝 🤓
The Microsoft Launcher for Android has a basic to-do list b...
re: Tell me a coding confession
I'm pretty bad at asking questions. I'm definitely more com...
re: Tell me a coding confession
There's nothing wrong with println debugging! While breakpo...
re: Showdev: We are building an online meeting app - Collabify 🎉🎦🖼🎭
This looks really nice! With Hangouts on the chopping-block...
re: Brutalist Web Design. A Breath of Fresh Air in the Modern Web
I think @ben 's website would feel right at home here 😉 be...
re: Will Java Trend Towards Obscurity?
So many questions!!! Now I really want to see a data scient...
re: Will Java Trend Towards Obscurity?
It can also become so ubiquitous it's invisible, like C. ...
re: Will Java Trend Towards Obscurity?
I do have to wonder how much of the downward trending of th...
re: Silly Repos
Haeresis / vanilla-js-dom Vanilla J...
re: How do you get back into a side project after months?
Depending on how large/complex the project is, I will somet...
re: Will Java Trend Towards Obscurity?
I don't think it's trying to get out of the JVM headlock at...
re: Will Java Trend Towards Obscurity?
I believe that Java, as a platform, will never die. The JVM...
re: Let's take a break and discuss how developers spend the vacations?
It's the Nothing Box!
re: Let's take a break and discuss how developers spend the vacations?
24 just made it's way to Hulu, and my wife and I are planni...
re: What is the importance of understanding libraries and frameworks?
If you choose a framework, you’re choosing to ride togethe...
re: Design.to | A community for designer
As a developer here, some of my favorite posts are about de...
re: Explain Distributed Systems Like I'm Five
In more technical terms, a centralized system would be like...
re: Explain Distributed Systems Like I'm Five
A distributed system is best explained in contrast to a cen...
re: Is there a better alternative to lorem ipsum for placeholder copy?
I actually worked with a guy once who just used the blurb f...
re: Is there a better alternative to lorem ipsum for placeholder copy?
If you're using any "lipsum" that's not Bacon Ipsum, you're...
re: How to write a good README? #discuss
You're welcome! It's definitely a temptation to use the REA...
re: How to write a good README? #discuss
I like to think of a README very much like a college essay....
re: The Life-changing (And Time-saving!) Magic Of Feature Focused Code Organization!
Individual features can diverge in their implementation de...
re: How much popularity does a software project need?
There is a lot to be said for projects that actually achiev...
re: The Compile-To-JS Zoo
I'm starting to explore using Kotlin/JS. I'm really intrigu...
re: What’s a concept you understand now, but took you forever to grasp?
In my college experience, I think pointers were just introd...
re: What’s a concept you understand now, but took you forever to grasp?
The N+1 problem. It took bringing down the production webs...
re: Favorite UI kit for prototyping?
Ironic because the author was asking for a "ui kit", and I ...
re: Portfolio Advice Thread
Thanks for the advice, and I'm so glad to hear you like the...
re: Portfolio Advice Thread
Thank you! I've been using Netlify for a while now, and do ...
re: Portfolio Advice Thread
Perfect timing, I've just started to revisit my personal si...
re: Favorite UI kit for prototyping?
Ironically, I really like UiKit. It's got a ton of componen...
re: Are we Developers helping Google to build an unstoppable monopoly?
Yes, Google is really big, but how does that make them a mo...
re: Firebase + Progressive Web App Ideas Needed 🔥📱
You're really making me dig up my Github Graveyard here! T...
re: Is it OK to write a dev.to article that just links to another blog such as medium.com ?
Agreed. I usually won't follow a link to another post if th...
re: What are some alternatives to the word "type"?
I will sometimes use kind in these situations but usually e...
re: Firebase + Progressive Web App Ideas Needed 🔥📱
I like playing board games, and making score-keeping apps f...
re: I really like Bulma dog.
I've recently started using Bulma more, and love it so much...
re: How do y'all patch other people's PRs in your local dev env?
While I generally prefer using Git on the command-line, Git...
re: When do CMSs make sense?
Trying to understand a "CMS" by using Wordpress as an examp...
re: Awesome PHP Resources on DEV 🚀 🎉 🎢
#php - 534 Posts Published #javascript - 3495 Posts Publ...
re: Books I found at my parents'
Code Complete was the first programming book I read outside...
re: How did you get your first Dev job?
My first dev job was an internship with Faithlife, making A...
re: What are you not interested in learning?
You might be interested in playing around with serverless f...
re: What are you not interested in learning?
I'm right there with you on React. Just seems to have a way...
re: What tense do you use in Git Commit messages?
I usually use the present tense. It sounds more natural whe...
re: I Was Invited in Google FooBar
I got the invite during my last year of college while Googl...
re: Developer eXperience. How I missed it before?
I recently found October CMS, a PHP web framework explicitl...
re: Doing the wrong thing with good intentions
From the article: He seemed predisposed or prepared for m...
re: Why Java Interfaces Are Terrible
The language may have its flaws, but a huge ecosystem of hi...
re: Do you have any bad “sunk cost fallacy” stories?
XKCD always has the answer
re: Why Java Interfaces Are Terrible
Java and Go both use the term "interface" for very differen...
re: Code Documentation – before, after, and during coding
I recently ditched LucidChart for PlantUML. It is basically...
re: What tools do you use for writing?
When I first started blogging back in college, I fell in lo...
re: Changelog: Create Series of Posts
This is so wonderful, got my Orchid Tutorials series all wi...
re: What was your TDD aha moment?
My "AHA!" moment has been growing over the past few weeks o...
re: What do you to wind down after a weekday?
🍺
re: What types of features typically lead to lots of tech debt?
I've never really considered it that way, but you're totall...
re: What types of features typically lead to lots of tech debt?
Features that are completely unlike anything you've impleme...
re: dev.to Show us your octocat alter ego
Introducing: College Me
re: What are the essential tools and technologies that every junior developer should learn?
Trying to add a few bullet points that other's haven't alre...
re: 8 things I hate in recruitment letters [add yours, it's kind of research]
It feels impersonal when job descriptions or experience req...
re: Let's talk about the state of auto-generated documentation tools for JavaScript
This is a really great, thorough evaluation of auto-doc too...
re: Discuss: What is your Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)?
I walk the line between INFJ and ENFJ. I'm more often intro...
re: Should the Quality of GitHub Projects Be Evaluated by Their Star Count?
The first thing I check when evaluating a Github project is...
re: Explain Empty Returns Like I'm Five
It's really nice in validation functions, where certain con...
re: The Evolution of Assertions in Java Tests
I love how Kotlin opens up an entirely new way to tackle th...
re: Start-up v Corporate, which do you prefer?
While I am with the others posting here that being somewher...
re: Who's looking for open source contributors? (October 8th edition)
As always, Orchid is open for contribution. There are sever...
re: What are best practices for persisting positions when using drag & drop?
Generally speaking, for a drag an drop list, the number of ...
re: Discuss: Favorite Non-Tech Hobby / Activity
My top 3 hobbies: 1) Board games 2) Fancy coffee 3) Rock ...
re: What's yours biggest IT (programming) fuckup?
Two things, both on a large Wordpress installation: While...
re: Why is React a library and not a (simple) framework?
Another way to look at the difference between a framework a...
re: Explain Wordpress' popularity like I'm five
A major reason why Wordpress is popular is because of excel...
re: How to get started with Travis CI fast
A good thing to note here is that Travis CI is really great...
re: Do I really need to create classes in two places?
There are a few languages that work both on the server and ...
re: Kotlin - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Kotlin allows you to define properties in interfaces, and y...
re: Kotlin - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
But Kotlin is a programming language on its own and not a ...
re: How do you think of angularjs application
AngularJS was revolutionary when it first came out, but if ...
re: Kotlin - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
I've worked with Kotlin/Android a good bit, and would highl...
re: Kotlin - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
About primary constructors, you definitely don't have to li...
re: Thoughts on interpreted vs compiled languages?
I am a huge Java and Kotlin (compiled languages) fanboy, an...
re: Personal Site or Blog Recommendation
How do you export your posts from Dev.to? Is it automated, ...
re: Laravel Vuejs or Laravel Angular
Laravel uses Vue in most (if not all) of their own UI compo...
re: When signing up or logging into an app, do you prefer OAuth (authentication w/social media account) or email sign up/sign in?
I prefer OAuth for several reasons: 1) It's easier, and I'...
re: What is top 5 most valuable courses in a CS Degree?
The classes that lent themselves most to what I do everyday...
re: Sports draft app: How to consistently broadcast timer to multiple clients?
Maybe Firebase Realtime Database would be of use here. I ha...
re: How Everest orchestrates pseudo tab-switching
This is a huge revelation indeed! Android itself had this e...
re: What are your goals?
I'll kick off the discussion with some of my goals! 1) I ...
re: Number of followers to be shown on a profile?
"comparison is the thief of joy"
re: What makes a successful standup?
There is a lot of information about your team's work status...
re: What tools do you use to self-manage your projects?
I really like using Github Issues, combined with their Proj...
re: Explain Build Tools like I'm Five
When developing a project, there are many things that need ...
re: How do you feel about changing naming terms?
Personally, I'm of the camp that it's not as "horribly inse...
re: Any NoSQL true believers out there?
I started my exploration in web dev using Mongo, but consis...
re: Any NoSQL true believers out there?
I started my exploration in web dev using Mongo, but consis...
re: New Web Framework?
I'm not too familiar with Spring Boot, but code-gen would m...
re: New Web Framework?
While this might not be the most efficient for developers, ...
re: New Web Framework?
I don't trust generated code either in most cases. It's too...
re: New Web Framework?
A couple links you might be interested in: Netlify Forms -...
re: How do you commit in GitHub ?
I complely agree, GitKraken is a game-changer for git GUIs....
re: JavaScript: In one word
...really?!
re: What tools do you use for your open source projects?
I use Travis CI for automated builds because it's easy to s...
re: What do you think of the future of Java?
I've been working a lot recently with Kotlin, and if anythi...
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