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Kim Arnett 

Senior iOS Developer. I care about diversity and inclusion, accessibility, and making tech a better home for all. Plant and dog collector.

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Imposter Syndrome, Anxiety && Me

Thank you Dave <3

Git Rebase vs Merge

Thank you for this! I was seeing some strange behaviors, all ...

The Various Levels of "Senior" | Satire

Whoa that took a turn

The Various Levels of "Senior" | Satire

Life comes at you fast! Ps) was it mine 😂

The Various Levels of "Senior" | Satire

So much truth it hurts

The Various Levels of "Senior" | Satire

Yaaasss

The Various Levels of "Senior" | Satire

Architects! Unless you want to go into management, then the...

The Various Levels of "Senior" | Satire

Oh no! Is almost 40 the new senior? Asking for a friend 😂☠️

The Various Levels of "Senior" | Satire

😂😂

Will you write code after you retire? How will your relationship with our craft change?

Probably not.. My goals are to enjoy life once I retire, t...

Practicing (And Nailing) My First Conference Talk

That’s a lot! Hope you’ll be back for more 🌟

Practicing (And Nailing) My First Conference Talk

Congrats! I loved Codemash but sadly missed this year. It’s...

I Built My Portfolio With Wordpress

Definitely! A team might checkout your stack, but in the en...

Five tips to write better todos

5 all day :) Almost the same as comments - asking yourself...

What tech did you use to build your personal website/portfolio?

Wordpress. And I'm extremely not sorry. When I first built...

What helps build developer confidence?

Watching someone more senior than you make a simple mistake...

Special Announcement From the DEV Founders

So happy for you all AND my favorite platform. Keep up the ...

How to Reach Out to Strangers on the Internet

🤷‍♀️ I didn't think I'd ever have to myself lol. I've reach...

How to Reach Out to Strangers on the Internet

Yaas

How to Reach Out to Strangers on the Internet

Y'all have really thought of everything ❤️

Imposter Syndrome, Anxiety && Me

Oh wow. Thank you for sharing Erika, we’ll make it through ...

Imposter Syndrome, Anxiety && Me

Thank you 💚

Imposter Syndrome, Anxiety && Me

Thank you Sarah!

Imposter Syndrome, Anxiety && Me

💙💚💙💚 glad to hear pregnancy brain retreats... it’s been 2...

7 Pieces of Bad Advice for JavaScript Beginners

General ideas are true for all beginners, language aside. G...

Welcome Thread - v35

Dawe thanks 💚

I am a middle aged junior developer, Ask Me Anything!

What could a team welcoming a middle-aged junior developer ...

Is it just me or are we in a low-hype phase?

All of the Bitcoiners lost their money and now everyone hat...

Welcome Thread - v30

Welcome! It'd be really neat to see a blog post on how prog...

Welcome Thread - v31

Welcome!

5 Reasons You Should Write That Blog Post

Love it!

Tidying Up Your Code: KonMari Style

Shoutout to @ben for his scout rule shoutout :D dev.to/be...

Let's Do Lunch (Instead of Meetups)

I organize a Meetup and completely agree on the cheap beer ...

What Makes an Effective Code Walk Through?

Code walkthroughs are so dry and taxing - especially if you...

Common Mistakes in Tech Resumes

I don’t. I usually stick to linked in or indeed, I’d consid...

Common Mistakes in Tech Resumes

This post was generated mostly from a junior dev perspectiv...

Common Mistakes in Tech Resumes

I would leave what's relevant for the job you want. Anythin...

Resume Review

personal pet peeve but I don't like the indentation of the...

Resume Review

Hey! would love to see more elaboration on your projects....

Resume Review

Welcome to Dev! remove background color from body - shoul...

Resume Review

Hey! you have a lot of contact info up top - I would onl...

Resume Review

Welcome to Dev! Résumée -> Resumé -- And I would leave...

Resume Review

Good luck! love the layout.. make sure to print in b&...

Resume Review

consolidate your personal information into 3 lines max. No...

Resume Review

Leave references off, should be a separate page that is pr...

Resume Review

links won't translate well on a printer which recruiters an...

Resume Review

remove blue background from body text. Too difficult to re...

Common Mistakes in Tech Resumes

Reminder anything you list in technical skills is fair game...

Resume Review

Devops is valuable anywhere you go!! If nothing else than t...

Resume Review

Hey Shrey! This definitely got out of control lol - thank...

Resume Review

Hello another iOS Developer :D I like the beginner to adva...

Resume Review

Your page looks great - I would still recommend having a PD...

Resume Review

Love the layout - reminder any technology you list be prepa...

Resume Review

reminder anything technology wise you include make sure you...

What is your biggest 'red flag' when interviewing?

Worst case I had this happen - I had to work from home beca...

What's your coding origin story?

I graduated with a CS degree after changing my major 120 ti...

Resume Review

Post it! Why not. Lol

Advice on Advice

oOo! Thanks for sharing!

Advice on Advice

I would need an example. I would also say there’s a differe...

Advice on Advice

YES PLEASE!

Describe the Best Interview You've Been In

Wow, that sounds super fun, yet intense. It's really intere...

What was your TDD aha moment?

OoOoO! Thanks! Ill add it to the list!

What was your TDD aha moment?

It is very difficult concept to wrap your brain around. I l...

Interview Questions You Should Ask

I really like this one! Thank you for sharing!

Say something nice about another DEV member

@ben has created such an amazing community here - I so ver...

Say something nice about another DEV member

Dawe <3333

What was your TDD aha moment?

Still waiting. 😂

What Makes an Environment Inclusive?

Very well said! Thank you so much for sharing. I couldn't a...

I haven't been assigned work all week. This is my first job/internship. Should I quit or stay longer?

Yes! Use the time to learn something new. Talk to your mana...

10 Things to Start Doing in Technical Interviews

This article is designed for people going into technical in...

10 Things to Start Doing in Technical Interviews

I love this! I don't especially enjoy technical interviews...

How would you manage a system which the original author have left your team?

Jump right in! Start fixing bugs and learn how the ins and ...

Dev is for?

dev > stack overflow. 😻

Is it good or bad practice to make developers pay money for his bugs?

Sounds like a terrible work environment. We are human, not...

What is a Reasonable Sound-Level Expectation @ Panera?

I agree with everyone else posts so far, but would like to ...

How did you decide on what you wanted to do?

I'm in mobile, but I feel that mobile chose me. I said yes...

What part of your first dev job were you least prepared for?

Professionalism- working for an older company, I was not pr...

5 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Past Self

That’s exactly why I share! 🎉

5 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Past Self

Welcome back !

5 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Past Self

Ya know- the thought has passed my mind, and I can definite...

5 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Past Self

You still have time to figure it out! Just keep navigating ...

How do you scale a nodejs real-time API to concurrently serve a million users?

Love all the knowledge sharing in this thread. Just a frien...

Does your laptop stay at work?

Self care is the best care. Sometimes knowing you need that...

If DEV were an acronym, what would it stand for?

developers emitting vomit do evade viruses works on my mac...

The 7 Most Popular DEV Posts from the Past Week

LOOK AT ALL THE AWESOME LADIES ON THIS LIST :D

What good habits are you trying to adopt?

How much time ya got? I think the big ones are: taking m...

What Makes an Environment Inclusive?

Having a safe environment where you can share and get real ...

5 Reasons You Should Write That Blog Post

Yes! You will help out way more people then you realize 🙌🏼

5 Reasons You Should Write That Blog Post

Love this! Thanks for sharing

What Makes an Environment Inclusive?

Great insight! Thanks so much for the resources also.

If your programming language were a Pokemon, which would it be?

lololololol perfect

What Makes an Environment Inclusive?

I'm glad that's not my job. Same. lol I agree - convers...

If your programming language were a Pokemon, which would it be?

LOL

If your programming language were a Pokemon, which would it be?

Swift is Charmander. It's still young, and learning a lot....

What Makes an Environment Inclusive?

I love this. All of it. I would love to see all these poin...

What Makes an Environment Inclusive?

Yes!

What Makes an Environment Inclusive?

You’re right. Sometimes I forget being on a team with multi...

What Makes an Environment Inclusive?

Shouldn’t be having physical battles in the workplace 🤔

What Makes an Environment Inclusive?

I would promote based on skill and experience alone and not...

What Makes an Environment Inclusive?

My favorite idea around building a team was creating an eco...

What Makes an Environment Inclusive?

You can always post anonymously by emailing sloan@dev.to 💚👍...

The Boy Scout Rule is Now the Scout Rule

LOL who does he think he is? smh.

The Boy Scout Rule is Now the Scout Rule

You're my favorite Ben Halpern.

What are some fundamentals of security every developer should understand?

Awesome! Thanks!!

What are some fundamentals of security every developer should understand?

Do you have any books or suggested reads on various attacks...

How fast does your sector/industry move?

I worked in Public Sector once. It was about like

When did you stop thinking of yourself as a junior/newbie?

When I started getting annoyed that others saw me as a juni...

A Major Announcement for the DEV Community

TAKE MY MONEY

What If Swift Didn't Exist?

Sure, I'm not a fan of shared codebase because it usually r...

What If Swift Didn't Exist?

Thanks for the tag Ben :)

What If Swift Didn't Exist?

..cracks knuckles.. It really boils down to Objective C be...

Blinky - Hello World of Robotics

I was hoping to have more time to do robotics projects &amp...

Nevertheless, Andrea Kim Coded

Yay! Another mobile dev & mom! Love that you got the su...

Nevertheless, JR Coded

Love your advice -- did he end up taking the code down? or ...

Nevertheless, Yumi Kim Coded

Dev.to is a great place to start blogging ;)

Nevertheless, Muna Mohamed Coded

Yassss! Interested how you felt about git before and after ...

Which mainstream programming language has the ugliest syntax?

Objective C Or should I say [[[[[[[[[objective c]]]]]]]]]]

What things have you been made to feel guilty about in the course of your career?

That's a huge red flag! If they're not paying market value ...

What things have you been made to feel guilty about in the course of your career?

That's very heartbreaking. I'm curious with the future wave...

What things have you been made to feel guilty about in the course of your career?

so much YES! And it's joint responsibility...one person can...

What things have you been made to feel guilty about in the course of your career?

BEING A MOM. No joke. Early in my career many people I wo...

Just learn a language. Popularity be darned.

Yay! Yes! Just get started. You’ll start to find what you ...

Interview Questions You Should Ask

You're right, they won't explicitly tell you if they're sou...

Interview Questions You Should Ask

That is amazing! And honsetly I’ve done the same lol and ha...

Interview Questions You Should Ask

Sounds like your not applying at the right companies! Perha...

Interview Questions You Should Ask

Thanks! It was inspired by reverentgeek s style of hand dra...

Interview Questions You Should Ask

Great to hear! Check out my other post to get your resume i...

Interview Questions You Should Ask

Great question! I whole heartedly agree. Thanks for sharing...

Interview Questions You Should Ask

Thanks for sharing! Good thoughts.

Interview Questions You Should Ask

So much yes! I know exactly what you’re talking about. I lo...

Interview Questions You Should Ask

Great question! Also telling if they hesitate for a few min...

Depression & Anxiety in programming

Anxiety. Day to day - finding a Job that doesn't trigger y...

Describe the worst coding culture you've been a part of

I could go on a 30 minute rant of why Swift is better then ...

Describe the worst coding culture you've been a part of

When you ask to use the latest programming language written b...

Announcing Sustaining Memberships for dev.to

TAKE MY MONEY

First Impressions on Using the Amazon Echo Show to Aid Distributed Work

To you references of "Can you hear me?" lifesize.com/bingo/...

Why The F**k Won't You Answer My Email?

I’m in a similar situation with a personal contact I’m work...

The 7 Most Popular DEV Posts from the Past Week

Thanks for this wrap up! I've been avoiding the internet th...

The Unwritten Rules for Github by devdiscuss

I think that sounds like a great post on its own, you shoul...

Explain like I'm five: Is Test Driven Development really that used in most of the programming world?

It’s not, he’s active in the open source community and the ...

Programmers who only code at work

I would be careful about assuming they're not passionate beca...

Explain like I'm five: Is Test Driven Development really that used in most of the programming world?

Just went to a great talk last night on TDD by John Reese. ...

How to document requirements and not put people to sleep

Do you think the same could work in preventing yourself to ...

What tutorials would make a non-developer think you're a magician?

So they can be malicious- I would be very careful about wha...

What tutorials would make a non-developer think you're a magician?

Rubber duck scripts. Saw someone load one of these on a US...

Resumé++

Abbbbbsolutely!

Resumé++

Good luck! I’m in iOS and it’s a great field to be in, mobi...

Resumé++

Lol! Oops. 😂😂😂

What are signs that you should quit your job?

First thing would be to talk to your manager and see if the...

Questioning "The Man"

I’m not saying they don’t exist, I’m saying jobs are harder...

I'm the community engineer on the Glitch team at Fog Creek, ask me anything!

+1 Also THANK YOU for speaking out on it!

I created @ThePracticalDev and dev.to, ask me anything!

Apple cider of choice?

I created @ThePracticalDev and dev.to, ask me anything!

What's one of the hardest lessons you learned prior to your s...

I created @ThePracticalDev and dev.to, ask me anything!

Where/What do you hope to see dev.to && The Pratical ...

Network Sniffing with Fiddler

Definitely agree - I was extremely intimidated to get start...

How do you make it easier to search through version control for deleted code?

I could definitely see how the lines get blurred. Releases ...

Apple Event Takeaways?

No one can escape demo-failures. Not even Apple. lol

How do you make it easier to search through version control for deleted code?

Couple of things, based on the feedback from the Twitters. ...

What's the best career decision you've ever made?

Exactly. It seems it's a market in our favor, but navigatin...

What should I do when I get hit on by colleagues?

That's tough. Sorry you have to deal with this. In my expe...

Whats on your desk?

Other than the obvious - a box of kinetic sand, the company...

What have you been meaning to do but haven't gotten around to?

Diving more into robots! I've gotten burnt out this summer...

Junior Developer title?

In my area-- Developer "job titles" are usually rated Devel...

Welcome Thread - v1

I hear that! It's easy to get burnt out with any technolog...

Welcome Thread - v1

Welcome, and a shoutout to a fellow Swiftie!

Welcome Thread - v1

Welcome!

Welcome Thread - v1

Welcome, welcome!

I'm running my first tech workshop next week. Any general advice?

My advice is don't live code.. I've tried this multiple oc...

What do you eat at work?

I second/third/whatever drinking plenty of water! I'll bri...

How do you share knowledge?

I'd be interested in trying it, but my anxiety would die if...

How to be a Follower

Someone came to me with some wisdom that was passed down fr...

Drawing career inspiration from movies/TV

Heyyy fellow chihuahua-owner! Office space was my career i...

How do you share knowledge?

Admittedly, all the teams I've worked on share the same str...

Questioning "The Man"

EXACTLY. Perfectly worded. That book is on my reading list...

Welcome Thread - v1

Welcome! I'd love to learn more about information security,...

Welcome Thread - v1

I'm at that stage too, Young Adult books are still my favor...

Questioning "The Man"

"upgrade your fad".. Man I really missed the mark on a grea...

Questioning "The Man"

Exactly! I know that was me, I didn't want to be painted fo...

Questioning "The Man"

That's a great practice! 👏🏻👏🏻

Questioning "The Man"

Sure thing, I guess I'm really just encouraging junior devs...

Questioning "The Man"

Cheers to that!!

Questioning "The Man"

Thanks! Might have had some caffeine lol

What are some ideas for tags on dev.to?

help or #advice - for those who seek mentorship. Might be ...

It's okay to not be okay

<333333333333333 I needed this today. Thank you for sh...

Why you should work remotely

Your dog's input was incredibly necessary <3 More dogs s...

How do I know if I’m good at programming?

1) Do other developers read your code and not want to punch...

Resume tips

Less is more! Your resume should be a talking point, not a ...

From Zero to Hero (How I became a professional developer in a year)

It's great to hear success stories that don't travel down t...

How to Level Up Your Dev Game

Glad you found value in it! Thanks for reading.

Blogging Driven Learning

Couldn't agree more! Good article & hope it sparks more...

The 7 Most Popular DEV Posts from the Past Week

+1 ARKit I'd love to see more of these posts since I haven'...

What Dev / Tech Podcasts do you listen to?

I heard this episode is pretty great: Building Programmers ...

Episode 43: Kim Arnett

Hey Das Me!

How To Not Repeat Mistakes

solid advice!

Honest thoughts about self-confidence

You're not alone! And I encourage you to write about what y...

There Be Monsters in Working Remotely

Do you ever miss having co-workers around? I've heard peopl...

How can we create better discussions in the dev community?

I deleted my Reddit account. Twice. It gets old dealing wit...

10 Tech Movies to Get You Coding Again

I nominate Hidden figures 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

Freelance advice for past me

I'd love to do free lance some day but it just never seems ...

Creating an Ergonomic Workspace

As far as I know - standing desks help you burn more calori...

Creating an Ergonomic Workspace

Movement is definitely necessary for a healthier lifestyle,...

Creating an Ergonomic Workspace

It definitely helps mixing up your work environment! My pro...

Creating an Ergonomic Workspace

Additional Resource: Thought this article was pretty slick ...

From Storyboards to Code in iOS

I encourage everyone to use storyboards first. It's not a f...

What do you like about meetups?

I started a meet up in my area because I noticed a gap in t...

How to Level Up Your Dev Game

Thank you! One thing I've definitely learned is no matter t...

How best to go about finding a new job?

I second blogging. Clean up your Linked In Clean up your ...

Seven useful programming habits

I do this, it's also saved my bum a few times. Sometimes I...

The Designated Asshole: Lessons from my Dad on Leadership

Love this, everyone needs a Designated Asshole. lololol. Es...

The 7 Most Popular DEV Posts from the Past Week

D'awe shucks, thanks Ben! There was a lot of great content ...

How do you arrange your screens/multiple desktops?

One person I know who did used vertical for email. It was a...

I Suck At Whiteboard Interviews

careergoals 😍

Who is your programming hero?

Lol. Hasn't worked so well for me, but I've definitely trie...

I Suck At Whiteboard Interviews

Oh man. The interview process is grueling, especially all-d...

Who is your programming hero?

I'm going to be that person. Steve Jobs. He wasn't a devel...

How to Level Up Your Dev Game

Blogging is difficult. When I find time I try to write a co...

How to Level Up Your Dev Game

We're all in this together! You can do it :D

How to Level Up Your Dev Game

Sounds like you've figured it out too :) I hear you on dele...

How to Level Up Your Dev Game

Absolutely- I forgot about this one. I'll add it when I get...

How to Level Up Your Dev Game

What's wechat?

How to Level Up Your Dev Game

Take it in small doses, it gets easier 😊 I didn't talk to a...

How to Level Up Your Dev Game

Definitely! Thanks for sharing :) Finding my second wind w...

How do you decide if a feature/API is safe to use in production?

I'm not in the JS world - But for native frameworks, the fo...

The Programmer's Guide to Pairing on Pregnancy

Yay! And the more men step up and do this sort of thing- t...

How to Conduct a Job Interview

Good :D I've had some bad interviews where the odds were s...

The Engineering Interview is Broken

I like that you allow the candidate to use external resourc...

The Engineering Interview is Broken

For sure - Just be sure to tell them ahead of time so they ...

How to Conduct a Job Interview

I personally hate the homework. I'm a mom & with work, ...

The Engineering Interview is Broken

Yaaas. I once had a personality test & coding challeng...

What were your takeaways from Apple's WWDC keynote?

raywenderlich.com/163940/wwdc-2017... This article makes m...

I Clicked On A Facebook Scam To See What Would Happen

Oh for the love of.. 😭

What were your takeaways from Apple's WWDC keynote?

This is the first WWDC I ever closed before they were finis...

I Clicked On A Facebook Scam To See What Would Happen

Yeah, I imagine there's still a broad audience for it. At l...

I Clicked On A Facebook Scam To See What Would Happen

Awesome! Thanks for clicking so we don't have to, lol. Very...

Blinky - Hello World of Robotics

Nope, I'm pretty separated from all things Google. Not on p...

What are signs that you should quit your job?

Various reasons I've quit previous jobs/teams are Not bei...

Blinky - Hello World of Robotics

Yaaas! Dust it off, lets do this :D I need a reason to cont...

What are your tips for avoiding burnout?

Walk away from it every night. If you're working on a side...

What are some newbie-friendly OSS projects to learn from?

Shameless Plug :) I did an intro to iOS (Swift) talk and u...

A Dive into Stack Overflow Jobs Search

Thank you for sharing! One of my favorite things about Stac...

A Dive into Stack Overflow Jobs Search

+1 Good Question

For the Love of Side Projects

100%!

What are the skills that a public school Computer Science teacher should possess?

Not a teacher, but I know Apple has some resources (and fre...

My Most Valuable Developer Experience

I can definitely see how a small co would have these situat...

Take Care of Yourself, You Deserve It

This is my most favorite-ist article ever. Thank you so muc...

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