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Colin Morgan

Remote Software Developer | Indie Hacker | Writer | Course Author | Canadian

Location Canada Joined Joined on  Personal website http://fullbit.ca twitter website

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Advice for a struggling bootcamp grad?

Employers want to see two things, education and professional ...

What are some "classic reads" in programming?

I know it's not directly a software book, but I think every d...

Typical salary question when applying a job offer

It sometimes feels a little old school, but I try my best to ...

Welcome Thread - v81

Welcome! and good luck on your journey. Remember that when th...

Why use Swagger for creating and documenting APIs

Is there a convenient way to break swagger docs into multip...

What’s something that should be obvious that developers seem to misunderstand?

Definitely this. Just by happenstance, I started getting ex...

What is your personal project?

Just launched ObviousJobs.com. Got tired of job posts not i...

I'm an expert in WordPress Development, Ask Me Anything!

I started my career working as a WordPress Developer! So it...

Code Reviews Are Awesome, Here Are 7 Reasons Why

Unfortunately, I've worked on teams where reviews caused a ...

Vue+Flask on DigitalOcean: how to proceed?

It'll be public in his solution, as well. The only differen...

Vue+Flask on DigitalOcean: how to proceed?

I deployed a side project using Flask/React last week on di...

Learning Web Development? These Skills Will Make You Stand Out

Yeah, it's not really a big problem. Just a good illustrati...

How do you get a decent estimate on the time it will take to complete a task?

Experience plays a big role in estimates. I'll typically br...

You Don't Need A Side Hustle

Indie hackers is a community specifically for people who want...

Split an existing git commit

git add --patch <filename> is also really useful if y...

How do you survive over a year of rejected applications?

You can start with super cheap contract/freelance and work...

Learning Web Development? These Skills Will Make You Stand Out

Fixed. Cheers.

What I'd like to hear from an experienced developer when I was a beginner

didn’t read further. BS Just because you don't agree? Ho...

Cookie Authentication with Scalatra and JWTs

I'm just messing with you. Though I've never heard it calle...

Cookie Authentication with Scalatra and JWTs

pronounced jot Woah, woah, woah. Let me stop you right t...

Learning Web Development? These Skills Will Make You Stand Out

Agreed. I even have a great anecdote to illustrate this. ...

Rebase to the future!

Where we're going, we don't need old commit ids. But serio...

tmux - A Terminal Multiplexer

Great article. Tmux is an awesome tool and I highly recomme...

What kind of music do you listen to while working?

All sorts of stuff! EDM Prog Rock Metal Punk Alt Rock Hip...

Stack Overflow Isn’t Very Welcoming. It’s Time for That to Change.

This type of attitude and behavior isn't isolated to SO. I ...

Working remotely as a junior developer

Most people are going to tell you that you should work in-h...

I've just started a new job and they want me to work with technology I see as no benefit to my career, what do I do?

I definitely hear you. Nothing is worse than knowing better...

I've just started a new job and they want me to work with technology I see as no benefit to my career, what do I do?

I don't want to sound harsh here but if you quit your job e...

Often neglected skills new devs should learn?

I'll kick off the discussion with something I think is impo...

New Devs, Your Resume Sucks

typo, fixed.

New Devs, Your Resume Sucks

I'm Canadian, so let's say compared to North America =P

New Devs, Your Resume Sucks

Wow, what a huge cultural difference compared to western co...

New Devs, Your Resume Sucks

If I had a couple of different OSS projects that I've contr...

I was not ready to become the maintainer of Babel

I appreciate the thoughtful response. Good luck with babel!...

I was not ready to become the maintainer of Babel

How do you face feedback, public opinion, etc? For me, muc...

Are you a "fast learner"?

Fast learner, even faster forgetter.

What to learn to become a front end developer?

CSS Preprocessors and frameworks are a big one. As well as ...

What do you do on a daily basis for your job?

Senior Remote Contract Software Developer here. I'll descri...

Emacs and VIM users, what's the best starters guide for a beginner?

I tried doing vim tutorials but they always turned me off. ...

How I Find Six Figure Remote Software Developer Jobs

Agreed. Freelance is often more about marketing your person...

How I Find Six Figure Remote Software Developer Jobs

For freelance clients, they often want to see work you've com...

The 7 Most Popular DEV Posts from the Past Week

Happy to see that so many people have found my post useful....

How I Find Six Figure Remote Software Developer Jobs

It's very difficult to land full time jobs as a junior or e...

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