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David Taitingfong

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡Ί πŸ‡²πŸ‡΅ // software dev trying to find tech'ish ways to learn & teach Chamoru. I also like automating stuff.

Location California Joined Joined onΒ  Personal website https://djtai.github.io github website

Education

B.S. Comp Sci, books, & YouTube

Work

Software Engineer

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What was your win this week?

3 weeks into a new job, I pushed code to production. It was p...

Side Project Sunday! What do you have going on?

I'm a daily user of spotify-tui & there are a few bugs I'...

Music Monday β€” What are you listening to? (June 13)

Eric Bellinger - Gravity

Name your top 3 favorite software products that you use

I feel like I might want to revise this list later, but here'...

Top 5 DEV Comments from the Past Week

Oh wow, this is so cool! And it came with a badge 🀩 🎊 Thank y...

What's the longest you've ever spent debugging a single bug?

Probably a whole 9-hr work day and some change. I was tasked...

What are some of the most challenging work scenarios you’ve encountered? Let us know for the chance to appear on DevDiscuss!

Coding device drivers in LabVIEW, a visual programming langua...

Jan 15: DEV Daily Discovery

I'll go with a 2018 classic: ...

7 Technologies I'm Excited about in 2021

the less code we can write to create useful products the bet...

How do you describe your job to family?

I always start with an ELI5 version, something like β€œI take t...

How I made my CV, based on Age of Empires game

Wow, this is creative! πŸ‘ I'm getting incredibly nostalgic now...

Is anyone planning a full or partial "early retirement" from software development?

Sort of. I have aspirations of being a teacher/professor in t...

What do you do within the first 30 minutes of starting your work day?

Fill my water bottle Do some torso twists; flail my arms aro...

🍿What was the most remarkable πŸ¦— bug you have ever had to fix πŸ‘©β€πŸ”§?

We had a CD build running that utilized the 1.2.3-b456 naming...

What language or tool are you curious about, but have not found the time to use or learn?

Django/Flask - I use Python so much but have never really tou...

Are you more optimistic or pessimistic for the future of the software development career?

I'm optimistic in the sense that I know my career writing cod...

What are your worst habits as a developer?

What are your worst habits as a developer? I spend too much...

What is the best code editor?

I prefer VS Code - I use it at home and at work. I work with ...

8 Resources You Can Use to Learn Python

+1 for ATBSWP! It's def my favorite resource for Python - I a...

What do you dislike about your favorite language?

I love Python! But tell me why common classes aren't consiste...

Are newer developers pushed too exclusively towards web development?

IMO, yes. Why? It's easy to pitch, easy to start, and has a...

What was your win this week?

Thank you! Honestly I still want to build my own site, but ...

What was your win this week?

I finally started a personal blog. As a dev I was spending ...

What was your win this week?

Started my first full-time job (excluding mil service) and ...

How much does audio quality matter to you with your headphone music?

I got Spotify Premium. I do notice the difference in qualit...

What was your win this week?

Someone who I look up to because of how hard working and ac...

How often do you clean your screen/keyboard?

Well considering I primarily use one laptop...every morning...

Which Distribution of Linux Should I Use?

+1 for Solus! I enjoyed my time with Solus during my quest ...

When is learning what to Google good enough?

I would say it's good enough when you're completing a signi...

What was your win this week?

On my windows machine I wrote a batch script to hide all of...

What's your most re-watchable movie?

Jurassic Park and Forrest Gump! Two movies that I still can...

What's one thing you wish you knew before you started programming?

Probably...how ubiquitous it is? I wish it had occurred to me...

Tell me some useless (or useful) software trivia

I was informed that C was named so because it came after th...

How many computer devices do you own?

Dell laptop dual-booting Windows (for game dev) and Manjaro...

Do I Need A Computer Science Degree To Get A Job In Tech?

I applaud your efforts and wish you and your team the very ...

Do I Need A Computer Science Degree To Get A Job In Tech?

The short answer is no, but I always find this conversation...

Will Java Trend Towards Obscurity?

I think we'll see some gradual decline in Java being a very...

why branching on git is wrong

Just so I'm understanding this post correctly...are you say...

The int vs. Integer pitfall of Java's ArrayList.remove()

Ahh, that is interesting. So...if it's not an int index the...

How did you decide on what you wanted to do?

I'm still in the process of getting my CS degree so my path...

Should tech companies use quotas to increase diversity?

This is a great post - thank you for taking the time to do ...

What good habits are you trying to adopt?

Giving compliments to my friends instead of just thinking ...

A word on Android Threading

Wow. I've only been working on Android stuff for a few mont...

Which mainstream programming language has the ugliest syntax?

I'm assuming because by technicality it isn't a "programming"...

Do you think a CS degree is a requirement for get a job?

The short answer is no - and that's not even just for web/m...

7 Ranks of Coderhood: Coder, Programmer, Computer Scientist, Developer, Engineer, Architect

If no one has told you yet Lorenzo, we appreciate your post...

Learning programming

I'd like to think my journey officially began in high schoo...

Should you learn more than one language at the same time?

Personally I've tried it and it hasn't been productive. Wh...

On coding challenges.

The first question you should answer is...what are your goa...

Do you think there is a language better suited for solving data structures and algorithms?

I didn't know that! That's pretty cool, I'll have to check ...

Do you think there is a language better suited for solving data structures and algorithms?

I prefer Java and Python. I've found that completing any so...

IDE-isms - How does your IDE affect your coding style?

If the IDE has some linting capability, then I pay more att...

Painting Nodes Black With Red-Black Trees

I wish I had this article as a resource when I was learning...

Only three numbers matter: zero, one, and more-than-one.

Great advice and a good read! During my earlier classes of ...

Explain Bubble Sort Algorithm Like I`m Five

Say you were given a list of 6 numbers and you wanted to so...

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