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mlaj

Back-end web dev from Québec, CA. I also love anything related to video games, science or tech!

Location Québec, Canada Joined Joined on  github website twitter website

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Back-end developper at ixmedia

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What's one of the ugliest piece of code you've written so far?

I had to work in this code, but didn't create it. Page ren...

The Password Struggle

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/SQRL "SQRL (pronounced "squirrel")...

The Password Struggle

SQRL looks cool if it gets adopted widely. Still sad that i...

What Alternative Text Editors Does DEV Use? (Not VS Code 🐱‍👓)

I started with notepad (for about an hour), then notepad++,...

Our favourite Spotify Playlist for Coding

This is pretty damn good. Russian hardbass. open.spotify.com...

Framework Hell

That's why I love backend. Tricks from old and obscure PHP ...

What is the oddest JavaScript behavior?

Adding floats. It won't give the right answer. It's a commo...

Do you feel comfortable learning in your own language or do you prefer English? (For non English-native speakers)

On a fait la même technique, a la même école! On s'habitue...

Do you feel comfortable learning in your own language or do you prefer English? (For non English-native speakers)

Native french speaker here. Programming in French is horri...

Favorite Smartphone in 2019

Price tag, availability, hardware, software. I didn't want...

Favorite Smartphone in 2019

I bought a pixel 3a a few months ago and I love it! It's a ...

Being a good programmer vs. Having a good health

I've found that changing tasks that needs to be done into a...

What was your win this week?

I got 96.03% code coverage on my big project at work! It wa...

What are you doing this weekend to take your mind off work?

Gaming, house chores, seeing family, gym.

How do I manage my time?

Could the commute be shortened? If yes, it will help greatl...

What, in your opinion, is a perfect video game?

The Mount & Blade series. Absolute fun to play. The gam...

Is this burn out?

I would recommend to consult a specialist about this (if po...

Have you ever lost your job?

I lost my job last summer. I got a new one about 2 week lat...

Zero tests → App with tests?

The best place to start is with the next bugs you encounter...

If I could go back in time and speak to myself 5 years ago, I would say...

Go for web development, forget the video games industry, it...

I ain't afraid of no regex

regex101.com is wonderful for testing and understanding reg...

I'm learning to Ruby, I need your input.

Always remember that (almost) everything is an object. Le...

Which Programming Language Did You Start With As A Developer?

Action script 3

What was THAT moment you understood you wanted to become a dev?

We testers did 6 days a week 10 hours per day. Some devs ha...

What was THAT moment you understood you wanted to become a dev?

In secondary school (highschool), I would write .bat files ...

Which genre of music that you listen during coding?

Videogame and movie soundtracks are great. Also Russian ha...

Which part about your job/studies/etc. gives you the most anxiety?

Bugs in production. Working directly in production. Anyth...

Looking for Your First Dev Role: Advice for Young Devs by a Young Dev

My very first job that I got right out of school was a seni...

Fibonacci in Every Language

For anyone interested, this challenge is also available her...

Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Web Development

Great article! You have out into words what I've been tell...

How much time on average do you spent coding outside of full-time work?

For me (backend dev) it's around 0 hours. I have decided th...

Your IDE or TextEditor: WHY?

It's Sublime text 3 for me. I love their keyboard shortcuts...

What's the Worst Code You've Ever Seen or Written?

I've seen a db where passwords were encoded but the passwor...

How To Write Pseudo-code

I usually write pseudo code first, then I code around it. The...

Staying Alert Without Caffeine

I take amphetamines instead of coffee in the morning. Works...

Why is your preferred programming language your go-to?

Ruby when I need to write something quickly. PHP when I nee...

What Are You Going To Do When AI Steals Your Job?

The day devs won't be needed anymore is the day jobs will d...

Advice for Developers in the Early Stage of their Career

I have been a web dev for almost 3 years. As a "soon not to b...

What do you think about the future of PHP in general?

Personally I like where it's going. They seem to be cleanin...

Should employers provide time for learning/training?

My current employer allows us to be "available" sometimes, ...

Is it true that programming is easy to do?

I think it depends on where you live. In Quebec, Canada, it...

The cooking post back from the grave.

Just like when you visit another website, and think about h...

What Genres Do You Listen To?

Russian hardbass Movies & games soundtracks Multiple s...

What’s the most frustrating thing about the process of looking for work or interviewing?

Here in Québec the shortage is big enough that they hire ju...

I am a developer, got a new job, and I'm afraid to take it

I always trust my gut feeling. I think my security is far m...

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