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re: List of top Open Source alternatives to popular products.
The picture you chose says "Stop Paying" so I got confused :)
re: No, React didn't kill jQuery
jQuery won me over because it made me not have to think too h...
re: Should you write code all the time, even in your free time?
Glad to hear! It's completely a feeling everyone struggles wi...
re: What Productivity Looks Like to Me
When you say you are more prone to burnout recently - is that...
re: Should you write code all the time, even in your free time?
Also - if it's a case of other people looking down on you - t...
re: Should you write code all the time, even in your free time?
No. Find a way to live a well rounded life. I love code, and ...
re: Memory Layout of C++ Object
I remember when I first learned about this, it was eye openin...
re: Is CSS dying already?
If you still have to debug it, it isn't dead.
re: 25 ways mindfulness and meditation help in my career as a software developer
That's exactly it. Make it automatic! See what happens :) - m...
re: Which game are you playing right now?
The Inner Game. The I...
re: On calling out stress in other developers
Hey Scott, thanks for reaching out. I've been pretty high up ...
re: What is your top tool that most devs would be surprised you use regularly?
yep auto fix, which works up to a point. I'd rather have it m...
re: What is your top tool that most devs would be surprised you use regularly?
Also I used whatwpthemeisthat.com/ a lot when I did wordpress...
re: What is your top tool that most devs would be surprised you use regularly?
I work on a project where the build fails if you break the li...
re: What is your top tool that most devs would be surprised you use regularly?
Code/SQL generation by Excel/Sheets spreadsheet.
re: The Inner Game of Software Development
Thank you for the insightful comment! The game metaphor is no...
re: Have you ever had to take an ethical stand while on the job as a developer?
Yes I turned down a client when I found out they had been str...
re: What's your favorite software idiom/aphorism?
YAGNI. Although I feel like I should have it tattooed on my f...
re: Tell me about your first email address
Jeez, my email address is nearly as old as I was when I regis...
re: Tell me about your first email address
I'm old enough to predate google and gmail - my first address...
re: The Inner Game of Software Development
The biggest shift in mindset is to be kind to yourself. You...
re: The Inner Game of Software Development
What sort of difficult mindset do you experience? Frustrati...
re: The Inner Game of Software Development
Thanks for the feedback!
re: The Inner Game of Software Development
Cool - there are two reasons to do that. One is self-compas...
re: Late Night Confessions About Imposter Syndrome (& How I'm Dealing With It)
Same to you!
re: Late Night Confessions About Imposter Syndrome (& How I'm Dealing With It)
It's interesting, after 20 years writing code for a living, I...
re: The Inner Game of Software Development
That's an excellent point, thank you!
re: The Inner Game of Software Development
Thank you. It flowed out as a set of notes :) my plan is to...
re: Tell us what your top unpopular tech opinion is 😈
Number 2 especially. The nuts and bolts of http are not goi...
re: The Inner Game of Software Development
Yes. But the inner is overlooked and we need to cultivate i...
re: The Inner Game of Software Development
Agreed. Took me quite a while to figure out what was going ...
re: How does deployment work at your organization?
Code gets attached to a tennis ball then thrown into a hock...
re: What are some of your hobbies outside of coding that have directly or indirectly helped your dev work?
Meditation and learning about neuroscience, attention, focu...
re: Onboarding a junior developer to your team? Here's 12 tips.
The last point is absolutely the most important, I always m...
re: Are you coding more in your spare time due to COVID—19?
I've been writing - poetry and articles (including my Burno...
re: The Developer Burnout Survey - Results
Yes. Totally agree. I think it's entirely sensible to quest...
re: The Developer Burnout Survey - Results
I'm sorry to hear you were treated this way. That's a diffi...
re: What effect is the Coronavirus having on your work life and personal life?
I went to the mall today in Sydney (Westfield) to buy a pai...
re: Developer burnout is real
Great article and great advice in it! Boundaries are super ...
re: Perfection Is the Enemy of the Good
100%. Just build something as simply as you can. It's the o...
re: How to be Less Busy and More Effective
Take care of yourself first. Eat well, sleep, remember nobo...
re: What’s the most under-appreciated software?
Team foundation server, perforce, RCS... I still shudder.
re: Life is How You Frame It
We preach growth/fixed at our work all the time, it's inval...
re: 50 Things I Wish I'd Known at My First Developer Job (Part 1)
Number 25 - solid gold in this one alone.
re: Why Not Having a CS Degree is Awesome
Physics degree, master's in computational modelling, succes...
re: Special Announcement From the DEV Founders
I'm excited for you. The Dev platform has been a shot in th...
re: Explain the Frontend Webdev Ecosystem to Me
I found this helpful when I tried to get to grips with it: ...
re: The Great Developer Burnout Survey 2019
I will, within the next week or two. I'll post here :)
re: 20 Ways to Fight Impostor Syndrome
Truth! It's interesting to observe the re-learning process ...
re: 20 Ways to Fight Impostor Syndrome
Great stuff. I think it's really important to realise that ...
re: The Great Developer Burnout Survey 2019
I will do a summary post with what I find!
re: The Great Developer Burnout Survey 2019
Thanks! Beta fail :)
re: Incorporating Meditation Into Your Programming Routine
I serialised my meditation guide here too: ...
re: Use the full power of Your Brain to be a Better Developer 🧠❤️👩🏻‍💻
Enjoy - see codingmindfully.com/ultimate-guide
re: Incorporating Meditation Into Your Programming Routine
Excellent list of resources. I see you are interested in Cu...
re: Use the full power of Your Brain to be a Better Developer 🧠❤️👩🏻‍💻
I'm glad of the trick :) - if anyone wants more in-depth st...
re: Stepping Back: Meditation for Aspiring Web Developers
Hi Devon, this is a wonderful article and you share my agen...
re: Why Meditation Can Make You a More Productive Developer
Thanks! As a sideline to my dev career, I've been teaching ...
re: Why Meditation Can Make You a More Productive Developer
Mate! Check out my articles here on this topic. I run Codin...
re: Can we separate the artist from their art? Should we?
Things like this are absolutely an invitation to reconsider...
re: Can we separate the artist from their art? Should we?
Interesting. I've published on his site a number of times. ...
re: Taking care of your emotional health - a dev's guide
"We(as people, not as devs/qas or any kind of techies here)...
re: What are you looking forward to this weekend?
It was brutal!
re: Taking care of your emotional health - a dev's guide
The School of Life make such excellent content on this topi...
re: Taking care of your emotional health - a dev's guide
Thanks Scott. Yes, there are tons of different places to wo...
re: Taking care of your emotional health - a dev's guide
Yes, please reach out to anyone nearby who will listen. Try...
re: What are you looking forward to this weekend?
Coffee, newspapers, a walk by the coast here in Sydney, Ire...
re: Music to Listen to While Coding
I swear by the Music for Programming podcast. podcasts.app...
re: What was your win this week?
Realising - holy crap! - I have around 7.5k followers on th...
re: 6 ways meditation makes me a better developer
Great! Feel free to email me to check in :) daragh [at] c...
re: What is your debugging approach?
Question my life choices. Go work as something else instea...
re: What is your debugging approach?
12, every bloody time!!
re: The Five Pillars of a Successful Career in Software
A hundred times this :) the best devs I encounter are super...
re: Flow, a path to happiness
Great to see this article. Flow is something I aspire to cu...
re: Writing is Thinking: Learning to Write with Confidence
This is great stuff. I'll use it to reflect on and refine m...
re: Stuff I've Learned About Managing My Anxiety While Learning to Code
Learning how to rest is soooooo essential!
re: Stuff I've Learned About Managing My Anxiety While Learning to Code
Fellow meditator here - you might be interested in the medi...
re: Why knowing how to say "no" is important, and how to do it
I'm glad to hear that! Check out my site, plenty more there...
re: Why knowing how to say "no" is important, and how to do it
How awesome. I can relate. I grew up in Ireland and my fami...
re: Why knowing how to say "no" is important, and how to do it
A fair point. There are certainly cultural considerations I...
re: You can now generate self-hostable static blogs right from your DEV content via Stackbit
I guess it depends on the canonical? But I'm not sure.
re: Three pro tips for tackling impostor syndrome
It's one of a trio of resources I suggested. The working wi...
re: How I beat impostor syndrome and stopped feeling like a fake
You can provide the value that people believe you can provi...
re: Do You Suffer With Imposter Syndrome?
Thank you! Feel free to share on your channels - I'm open t...
re: Do You Suffer With Imposter Syndrome?
My story is documented here: ...
re: Three Tips for Managing Impostor Syndrome
Awesome, practical list. Remembering that you do awesome th...
re: Top 3 Tools For Boosting Your Productivity
Love Notion. Still have a hand in Evernote, for writing mai...
re: On calling out stress in other developers
Yes indeed. I have it on my phone but without notifications...
re: Your 30th Year in Code
Wonderful article. Long term (nearly 20 years professional)...
re: On calling out stress in other developers
Absolutely. It makes me feel incredibly valued and cared fo...
re: Are you your worst enemy?
Fantastic. Glad you got something out of it. Feel free to e...
re: What Developers Are: Why an Unprofitable Company Can Have 70% Margins
Engineers who can also sell things are a goldmine. Rare as ...
re: Are you your worst enemy?
Excellent. My blog at CodingMindfully.com has a heap of inf...
re: Are you your worst enemy?
Meditation is a great step in that direction!
re: What’s the best JavaScript framework?
<noscript><blink>LOL</blink></noscript...
re: I created DEV and have other positive qualities, ask me anything!
Thanks for your insights! Do any of those "net good" open s...
re: Are you your worst enemy?
Learn to separate it out into two parts (1) the experience ...
re: I created DEV and have other positive qualities, ask me anything!
Hey! Love your work. Two questions: How do you think soft...
re: Is this burn out?
It certainly sounds like a moderate level of burnout. It's ...
re: What Not to Do as a Programmer - My List After 2 Years of Working In Teams
Yes I was originally thinking of it as 6(a)!
re: What Not to Do as a Programmer - My List After 2 Years of Working In Teams
9 - Stop trying to change the things you cannot change (eve...
re: Are you your worst enemy?
Responsible co-workers should actually ask you to stop over...
re: On Being a Hopelessly Insecure Programmer
Indeed. Some worry is totally legitimate. I find my mind ad...
re: On Being a Hopelessly Insecure Programmer
Do you meditate? Have you read up on impostor syndrome? Yo...
re: Mindfully Screaming: How to deal with anger at work
Yes there's a stigma about it. I'm only learning to get in ...
re: The true story of how I got my first job
Love it!
re: Mindfully Screaming: How to deal with anger at work
When I'm at home I use a towel! Anger is useful, it means a...
re: The true story of how I got my first job
Me too! My dad bought me one for my tenth birthday. It lite...
re: The true story of how I got my first job
Honestly one of the worst experiences of my life. Which act...
re: The true story of how I got my first job
Thanks! Stumbled into it!
re: Have you ever felt completely helpless when facing down a coding problem?
Quite often. But I've built up quite a catalogue of evidenc...
re: What pulled you away from coding for a while?
I minimised by coding workload to 15 hours a week freelance...
re: under_scores, camelCase and PascalCase - The three naming conventions every programmer should be aware of
Lets not forget the highly authoritative MACRO_CASE!
re: What's your greatest software development skill?
Remembering that I have solved things before, which means I...
re: Getting Stuff Done when Every Voice Matters
People really, really just want to be heard!
re: What size company do you work for? What's that like?
All my long term jobs have been in relatively small organis...
re: Pushing Through: Stoicism for Aspiring Web Developers
I was hoping somebody would write this - thanks!
re: Do you have your next vacation planned?
I used to live on the Royal Mile for three years, Fringe ti...
re: Do you have your next vacation planned?
I visit Ireland once a year (I live in Australia) so I'll b...
re: How I broke Dev.to on my First PR
Respect for your ownership of this! I'd rather work with so...
re: What to do when faced with excellence
I'm glad it was useful. Harness your inspiration and admira...
re: What’s the most frustrating thing about the process of looking for work or interviewing?
For sure. It can be a place to distinguish yourself - show ...
re: What to do when faced with excellence
Fantastic. Try it out and let me know how you go! Focus on ...
re: The Best Book to Read as a Developer
I didn't take a CS or Software Engineering degree, it was p...
re: What's one thing you wish you knew before you started programming?
That I would end up making a career of it. It was just some...
re: What to do when faced with excellence
Glad you liked it! How did it help?
re: What’s the most frustrating thing about the process of looking for work or interviewing?
Do you write cover letters? I review resumes and the cover ...
re: Solving the Health Problems of Software Engineers
Also hot tip on Meditation. Here is my Ultimate Guide to ...
re: Solving the Health Problems of Software Engineers
Hot tip on the yoga :) Here's my article about yoga for de...
re: I hereby challenge you to a programming poetry smackdown.
Haha this is great, in my spare time I write non-programmin...
re: What to do when faced with excellence
Absolutely. Learning is endless, and sharing the results is...
re: Sometimes when I'm writing Javascript I want to throw up my hands and say "this is bullshit!"....
s/sometimes/often/g
re: Some advice on advice
Great article. I especially like the second point. It's whe...
re: What does a developer say after solving a really hard bug?
Nothing I can say in polite company!
re: How to Disagree
More of this sort of thing please!
re: Software development and spirituality - what's the connection?
Thanks for sharing - wonderful to hear how your faith has l...
re: Software development and spirituality - what's the connection?
Thank you! Fixed it.
re: What's your worst nightmare as a coder?
Making a mistake that costs a whole heap of money. I've don...
re: Developer burnout is real
Yes feeling satisified is super important!
re: What are you "old enough to remember" in software development?
The feel of the rubber keys on the ZX Spectrum and the soun...
re: I'm concerned with the move that FreeCodeCamp just pulled by leaving Medium
Interesting. I've posted several of my articles on FCC and ...
re: What are your thoughts on the 4-day work week?
I'm much more productive and satisfied with life. 50% more ...
re: The lies and lack of self respect that lead to burnout
Thanks for the read. I've written about burnout here too. I...
re: Ten Cognitive Biases to Look Out For as a Developer
Confirmation bias is top of the list for me! Honestly I hav...
re: What was your win this week?
I just noticed I got over 5K followers here. And I was tol...
re: Are you a multi-passionate developer?
I'm learning how to do handstands, training for the last co...
re: Are you a multi-passionate developer?
I'm into meditation, handstand practice, reading pretty muc...
re: Developer burnout is real
Great! If you'd like to start a more in-depth conversation,...
re: A dev's guide to meditation - part 1
Excellent. Glad to hear. I really notice those times in my ...
re: What was your win this week?
Excellent! I've been using the Done app (on the app store) ...
re: The Results of Four Weeks of Cross-Posting to Dev.To
Thank you! I intend to.
re: The Results of Four Weeks of Cross-Posting to Dev.To
18 posts, 5000 followers, 30k post views. Pretty happy that...
re: Developer burnout is real
I wish you well! There are reasonable employers out there, ...
re: Do you really want to be more productive?
It’s that simple!
re: Developer burnout is real
Can you change jobs?
re: What was your win this week?
Five mins a day is enough to get started!
re: What was your win this week?
What gets in the way?
re: What was your win this week?
Man I feel you on that one! I pulled a long shift for the f...
re: What was your win this week?
I completed posting my series on Meditation for Programmers...
re: Building an email list - a quick guide
Almost by default. I didn’t think about it too much. It’s f...
re: Building an email list - a quick guide
That’s great to hear! Thank you!
re: Building an email list - a quick guide
I have also written for simpleprogrammer.com. As well as fo...
re: What happened when I took a 7 day break from the tech world
I love this! Life is for living, the world is a beautiful p...
re: Why I Publish My Articles on Dev.To
I added dev.to to a list of tech sites I could publish on s...
re: My Course Learn AWS By Using It is 1-Year Old 🎉
PS I love the title of the course. It's exactly how I learn...
re: My Course Learn AWS By Using It is 1-Year Old 🎉
This is inspiring! My course (The Mindful Developer) is in ...
re: Want to become a Happy and Productive Programmer? Use these 5 techniques from Psychology
Great article. I’m a flow junkie. You can read my flow guid...
re: A dev's guide to meditation - part 2
Hey! The hand on the belly is for feedback- so you can feel...
re: A dev's guide to meditation - part 1
Headspace has done wonders for mainstreaming meditation. Ye...
re: Staying Alert Without Caffeine
I’m a huge fan of the strategic 20 minute nap. I also medit...
re: Is it just me or are we in a low-hype phase?
I’m going for the exitless exit. I don’t actually sell anyt...
re: Is it just me or are we in a low-hype phase?
Functions in a container is soooo last year. Everybody know...
re: What's your DJ name?
Might collab with DJ stacktrace
re: What's your DJ name?
DJ Exception
re: How To Quit Your Job
In short - future proof your organisation against your abse...
re: How To Quit Your Job
Imagine yourself sharing with your replacement! Early in my...
re: How To Quit Your Job
That’s called the indispensable trap! If any of us become t...
re: Developers Burnout. I Burned Out.
👍🥳
re: Developers Burnout. I Burned Out.
“Personally, I started to burn out because I was determined...
re: What was your win this week?
Beta launched my online course. It’s called The Mundful Dev...
re: It's Okay to Take a Break
1000000% ok. I’d go further and say it’s NECESSARY to take ...
re: Vim Is Saving Me Hours of Work When Writing Books & Courses
Thank you for this insight. I’ll often do similar if I’m sp...
re: Vim Is Saving Me Hours of Work When Writing Books & Courses
Do you script exactly what you are going to say ahead of ti...
re: Developer burnout is real
No problems, I'm here to help! Firstly let me answer your ...
re: How to Refactor Your Finances - An Interview With a Programmer Who Retired at 34
The question at the end - happiness is an inside job is the...
re: Developer burnout is real
Hey! Sounds like a bit of a struggle. One of the signs of b...
re: What's the most creative module or class name you have seen?
IAmSparacus was always a fave
re: What was your win this week?
This week, I uploaded the first three videos for my upcomin...
re: The most important graph of your career
Likewise! I’m also a huge fan of Feynman, and have used spa...
re: The most important graph of your career
Love it. I’m a flow junkie. I like the level of detail. The...
re: Yes, I still fall victim to Imposter Syndrome
I have something called an impostor flashcard which is basi...
re: Yes, I still fall victim to Imposter Syndrome
I think consciously reflecting on your achievements like th...
re: I Can't Do It All: My Burnout Story
Glad I could help!
re: I Can't Do It All: My Burnout Story
I can relate. I’ve burned out a couple of times. But like y...
re: You're Not An Impostor
Great perspective on a recurring topic. I shared mine here.
re: 5 Ways You Can Use Technology to Enhance Your Health
I’m all about meditation. I blog about it for programmers a...
re: Scalable architecture without magic (and how to build it if you’re not Google)
There’s probably a docket image for it!
re: Scalable architecture without magic (and how to build it if you’re not Google)
I wish! A couple of cheetahs and I saw a tiger up close.
re: Do You Remember Your First Coding Experience?
Yes! Exactly this.
re: Do You Remember Your First Coding Experience?
I was ten years old, it was my birthday. 1988. I came downs...
re: Scalable architecture without magic (and how to build it if you’re not Google)
I felt genuinely excited reading this. I’ve geeked out abou...
re: Five productivity tactics for a less stressful day
Cheers - feel free to connect through the site, I teach med...
re: Five productivity tactics for a less stressful day
I find #1 is super important. I do similar, get up for a st...
re: Can forced linting surpress contributions when linting is first introduced?
I love forced linting. If you want to develop the disciple ...
re: Moving Past Tutorials: a course on problem solving for programmers
Looking forward to the series!
re: Coding, A Blue Collar Job?
There's a subtle trap in a software development career. If ...
re: I Took a Vacation and You Should Too
Absolutely! I think I’m terms of hierarchy of breaks. There...
re: Moving Past Tutorials: a course on problem solving for programmers
Can I suggest: problem definition - asking the right questi...
re: Mindful Code Exercises
I just stumbled across this! I write about exactly this at ...
re: Is Today the Best Time to be a Developer? No...but We're Getting Better.
Great article. I think we are of a similar vintage as I rem...
re: A Developers Guide to Getting Fit
My exercise routine includes two balanced calisthenincs/gym...
re: Some tips to improve your life
Stretch when you wake up - definitely - try some yoga!
re: The 14 habits of highly effective developers (Part 1)
2(a) - change names when meaning changes! Method purposes s...
re: Get Yourself Profiled
I wonder if there is a set of types that’s over represented...
re: Get Yourself Profiled
I’m classic ENFP. Myers Briggs is gold.
re: 21 Platforms That Serve As A Lifeline To Web Developers
I also love Evernote for note taking!
re: What is your "Coder/Language Fit"
After 20 years I have grown to like and sometimes love php,...
re: What I love about SRE
Great writing Chris. I love how personal you made your stor...
re: Why do you code?
My answer partly explained here: dev.to/daraghjbyrne/falli...
re: What's the best source of caffeine for you? 🤔
Bulletproof coffee! I add a tablespoon of butter and some c...
re: What was your win this week?
This week, I.... Performed a six second freestanding hands...
re: 5 Yoga Poses Every Dev Should Try
Excellent. Good to get the body and brain going as soon as ...
re: Not Failures, Just Currently Uncompleted Projects
“No experience is never really wasted” - bingo
re: Not Failures, Just Currently Uncompleted Projects
The processs of being engaged with work and taking satisfac...
re: How I learned to be more productive with my workdays
I love the SaneBox tip, gonna try it out. 4 - ta...
re: 3 ways to retain your dev flow between sessions 💪
Love it. Here is my take on flow.
re: What do you do while waiting for tests to finish running?
Snap!
re: What do you do while waiting for tests to finish running?
xkcd.com/303/ - sword fight!
re: 4 tips to stay fit as a software developer
I also recommend yoga
re: How to manage stress - a dev's guide
Hello there mate! Good to hear from you. All good down unde...
re: Let's talk about importance of concentration (for developers)
Please message me here or email Daragh @ codingmindfully do...
re: Let's talk about importance of concentration (for developers)
Meditation. My full take here
re: The truth about impostor syndrome
It never really goes away. 18 years experience here and it ...
re: I need a break
The reasons and routes to recovery are similar!
re: Tell me a coding confession
I've made it up as I went along. I really don't know much a...
re: I need a break
Coding burnout is real. Admitting you need a break is an am...
re: Software Engineer Productivity: Workflow
Very practical advice. I think the zone, when handled corre...
re: How to deal with stress?
Here is my take codingmindfully.com/stress
re: Don't let your mind steal your time
I am all about mindfulness and meditation to help my mind!
re: Finding Flow
I’m glad! Thanks for reading!
re: A guide to Flow states for programmers
Glad to hear!
re: Keep learning, should you invest your own time?
It depends on your values. If it’s super important for you ...
re: Simplifying WordPress's functions.php with OOP
Yes - I’ve made similar observations - the templating is go...
re: Simplifying WordPress's functions.php with OOP
You might be interested in Sage from roots.io - it’s a star...
re: Finding Flow
Good read. I wrote a fairly detailed article about finding ...
re: 5 Yoga Poses Every Dev Should Try
Lol!
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