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Jaimie Carter

At 51, I'm transitioning out of 25 years in broadcast, into taking an idea and making it into a reality. Live in Sydney, Australia. Surf (badly) at Bondi. Play guitar (not too bad) and Dad.

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Trivia: The letter "e" is special. 🧙‍♂️

Oh wow. Ok.

Trivia: The letter "e" is special. 🧙‍♂️

I'm confused... Isn't e 2.8ish? As in e the number the cons...

What was your win this week?

Win in a weird situation: As I'm skilling up to transition ...

Who/what should I follow on Instagram for web-dev?

Nothing. Run your own race, buddy.

How does your organization handle data backups?

This sounds like a great strategy. Redundancy is so importa...

3 simple tips to improve your Laravel code today

Wow. Thanks for this. Very helpful.

Help! I have my first client

Thanks Hussein, it's already sold. All I can do is screw it...

Help! I have my first client

Thanks Dan. Yeah, I used to make records (yes, the black di...

Help! I have my first client

Thanks. This is great, I'll have a good look at it. I think...

Help! I have my first client

Thanks Neil, as per normal, excellent advice. I'd not thoug...

How'd you meet your co-founder?

Thanks. And to you guys, too.

How'd you meet your co-founder?

It's a long story. I unknowingly had a startup in 2007-9......

How'd you meet your co-founder?

Haha, yeah. Better spending the time on your business, for ...

How'd you meet your co-founder?

That's great Hussein. How is it working for you guys? Do yo...

How'd you meet your co-founder?

Thanks, Ben. I love it how we can form amazing relationship...

The DEV Community Published a Book: Your First Year in Code

Just got my copy.

Have you ever felt completely helpless when facing down a coding problem?

Every day. Haha

Do you really need to start a startup?

Hey Neil. Indeed. I did mean typical. Basically I'm not at ...

What size company do you work for? What's that like?

Wow. That's a really cool idea. How are you coming running ...

What size company do you work for? What's that like?

Whats your startup?

Sometimes when I'm writing Javascript I want to throw up my hands and say "this is bullshit!"....

Ha

What jobs did you hold before you got into software?

Fast food Delivery driver Screen printer Recording enginee...

I have no idea what I'm doing, but here Goes #4 Ah C'maaaahhhhnn!!!!

As per normal, great advice. Thanks, Neil. I hadn't thought...

What do you consider your greatest developer strength? Weakness?

Biggest weakness: thinking anything can be built. Biggest str...

The security of Open Source

Haha. Yeah. Though the mitigation of risk is pretty serious...

I did it, I'm a Software Engineer

Nice one. Congrats.

Low pay

Nice one.

Low pay

Ah buddy. I'm so sorry to hear this happened to you. First ...

I have no idea what I'm doing, but here Goes #3 IT WORKS!!

Ahhh. I get where the original array comes I to it. Combine...

I have no idea what I'm doing, but here Goes #3 IT WORKS!!

Thanks for this advice, it's been valuable. Yes, the magic ...

I got a job!

Congrats. Have a great time getting amongst it!

What's the plan to monetise Devto?

Ahhhh, very good. Well, if there comes a time and you need ...

What's the plan to monetise Devto?

Ohhhh. Ok. Fair enough.

What's the plan to monetise Devto?

Yeah, I guess it comes down to who calls the shots. If it's...

What time of day are you most productive?

Yep. Me too.

I have no idea what I'm doing, but here Goes #2 Yay! Json!!

Yeah, it's weird. I honestly enjoy going through the proces...

I have no idea what I'm doing, but here Goes #2 Yay! Json!!

WOAH! I just started using the debugger in vscode! It's blo...

I have no idea what I'm doing, but here Goes #2 Yay! Json!!

True. But where's the fun in that?

I have no idea what I'm doing, but here Goes #2 Yay! Json!!

Great advice. I'll implement all those points. The debuggin...

Simple Machine Learning, Intro to K-Means Clustering

Wow. Thank you for this article. I wanna do this stuff! I w...

Explain package-lock.json like I am five

Thanks!!

What does a #codeNewbie need to start/improve?

Hey Nadine, Make something. That's the best way to get from...

Show your leadership skills, even if you're not leading a team

You can use this mentality every day, regardless of role. T...

Why I don't think a Degree is Necessary to Become A Developer.

I agree you don't need a degree. You really don't. However...

How to Grow a Multi-Sided Platform: Start with Single Player Mode

Great insight, thanks for sharing. I've been following Nick...

Explain package-lock.json like I am five

I just got one of these. So, basically, I do nothing? Inclu...

I have no idea what I'm doing, but here Goes #0

Thanks Justin. Maybe finding a project is as easy as identi...

I have no idea what I'm doing, but here Goes #0

Excellent!! Thanks for this.

I have no idea what I'm doing, but here Goes #0

I was being very cheeky about the JQuery thing. Now that yo...

I have no idea what I'm doing, but here Goes #0

Thanks Peter. It'll be slow going with work, and life getti...

I have no idea what I'm doing, but here Goes #0

Hey Darren, Yeah it was/is a bit rubbish being isolated. Th...

I have no idea what I'm doing, but here Goes #0

Thanks Fernando, I was thinking of using Mongo for the dev ...

I have no idea what I'm doing, but here Goes #0

You know, coming into this pretty much cold, I kind of thou...

How do you feel about the "misuse" of HTTP methods?

You can misuse them? Far out.

I have no idea what I'm doing, but here Goes #0

This is a very good point. TBH, I think having an app big e...

I have no idea what I'm doing, but here Goes #0

Hey Neil, I'm glad it's not just me that's overwhelmed abou...

I have no idea what I'm doing, but here Goes #0

Yeah, I saw this very early on in this journey. Something I...

If you ever have to lead a remote dev team...

Yeah. Good point.

I have no idea what I'm doing, but here Goes #0

Hey Florian. I'm learni g Mongo because it seems to 'be the...

What do you do if you're in the middle of a project and you realize it already exists in the world?

Good point.

If you ever have to lead a remote dev team...

Yeah, that's good advice. I'm seeing the 'fire fast' theme ...

If you ever have to lead a remote dev team...

Thanks for this outline, Roman. It's great, I love the tran...

I need advice before beginning new project

Hey Bill, C# is great, as is .NET. The whole Azure integrat...

Do you want a design critique? I want to help

Hi Bryan. The landing page is pretty rubbish, and I know th...

I need advice before beginning new project

Good point

How to Crush it at the Start of Your New Developer Job

Fair enough.

I used to be an engineer on the railroad, now I engineer software, Ask Me Anything!

Nice one

I need advice before beginning new project

This is awesome. Thanks, I'll check out the GitHub

The fascinating phenomena of PHP trashing????

Yeah, I like the idea of C# and .NET I'll definitely be loo...

I need advice before beginning new project

My ultimate goal is to be useful to a tech company outside ...

I need advice before beginning new project

Thanks Florian! I was thinking about Node... And firebase i...

Do you want a design critique? I want to help

Sure! patch.team

The fascinating phenomena of PHP trashing????

Oh come on Quentin, you've got a Nickelback song in your pl...

The fascinating phenomena of PHP trashing????

Ahhh. You've not seen a mess until you see my app (patch.te...

The fascinating phenomena of PHP trashing????

Ah, I see. That's starting to put it into context for me. M...

The fascinating phenomena of PHP trashing????

Yeah, I kind of like PHP, though I have nothing to compare ...

Understanding JavaScript async/await in 7 seconds

Callbacks and Async are a struggle. Each item in itself is ...

Understanding JavaScript async/await in 7 seconds

Woah! That's awesome. Thank you.

What's your advice to someone over the age of 30 considering a career in software development?

Ah. Very cool. I have a friend that has a few govt contract...

What's your advice to someone over the age of 30 considering a career in software development?

That's good you're not offended, though you did miss the po...

What's your advice to someone over the age of 30 considering a career in software development?

Great advice. Thanks.

What's your advice to someone over the age of 30 considering a career in software development?

Buddy, I'm 50. I apologise in advance for the directness of t...

Old man’s guide to rebranding

Yeah, I don't think there's any chance of anyone ever hiring ...

videojs

Ah sorry, I was talking about MediaElement.js

videojs

Thanks, Phil. I did see the MediaElement one and it did loo...

My First Commit...

Nice one. Well, it reached the other side of the world. I’m...

JavaScript 101: Breaking Down Functions

Thanks for that. This makes it very clear. I see you’re a ...

What's the best career advice you can give in ten words or less?

You can't be more right! Good one.

What's the best career advice you can give in ten words or less?

Haha .. yes! Just ask, already!!!!

What's the best career advice you can give in ten words or less?

Be careful what you wish for.

Understanding Server Side Rendering

Thanks for this explanation. What do you think of something...

Do you have a process for naming things?

Yup

Oops, my bed is too tall!

haha. good work getting this approved. I would have been on...

An introduction to the MediaRecorder API

Indeed. Maybe the reason recording is unsupported (and I ha...

An introduction to the MediaRecorder API

This looks great. Very interested in media. The AV1 codec l...

Library logo feedback - show your workings.

Yeah, seriously, forget the animation... You got better des...

Library logo feedback - show your workings.

Fair points. I suppose it doesn't matter if you don't have ...

Are coders real people???

Hi Jeremy, sorry for the cheeky post, I didn't mean to offe...

Library logo feedback - show your workings.

I wouldn't be going down the animated path with a logo when...

Are coders real people???

I want to thank everyone for the advice. I went to the Meet...

Are coders real people???

seek.com.au there's one or two jobs.

Are coders real people???

Hi Adam, thanks for the advice. Thankfully there's no stack...

Are coders real people???

Just registered. Going to my first meetup. Thanks for the a...

Are coders real people???

Thanks Ami

Are coders real people???

Nice one, Shannon. Thanks for the link.

Are coders real people???

Legend! Thanks, Phil. Will keep in contact via this, I trav...

What resources would you recommend to a developer who is transitioning into management?

So, my story is a little different. At 51, I'm attempting t...

What resources would you recommend to a developer who is transitioning into management?

Having had a technical management job, and coming from the ...

I switched careers to Software Engineering in my late 30s while nursing a newborn, Ask Me Anything!

Great points. I'd not thought of contributing to an open so...

I switched careers to Software Engineering in my late 30s while nursing a newborn, Ask Me Anything!

I'm in my 50s and have worked in broadcast for over 25 year...

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