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Marissa B

A 'driven' software engineer with a passion for cars and tabletop games. Get it, driven? Because cars and... Okay, I'll stick to writing code instead of puns. 🏁

Location Fargo ND Joined Joined onΒ  Personal website http://maberresford.com github website

Education

AAS Computer Programming

Work

Commercial Engineer

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What is the color that you use more?

YES. People think I'm weird for loving that shade of gray but...

Tell me your developer time without say it directly:

Dreamweaver was the coolest damn thing when I started learnin...

What makes CSS so hard?

Make it authentic with a brightly colored offset border and c...

What language or ecosystem have you worked with for work that you would NEVER choose to work in again?

COBOL. It was backed up to a mishmash of .NET and Java web ap...

Why quitting job articles are so popular?

It's more interesting than "yay I got hired". We all know why...

How I Built a Music Player to Showcase my own Tracks 🎡😍

Isn't that what Napster tried to do and got slammed for it be...

FAILing the interview

Live coding, no resources, a crazy time limit, and one execut...

Newbie Career Catch 22

The phrase in English (technically Latin) would be "pro bono"...

April 21st, 2022: What did you learn this week?

This is my second week at a new job and I've picked up some n...

Newbie Career Catch 22

Glad you like them! The racetrack site is an actual business ...

Newbie Career Catch 22

Yep, it's on my dev.to profile but here's a direct link: mabe...

Newbie Career Catch 22

Tutorials are just reading the instructions. Making a project...

Do you have a goto for basic graphics / icons when you're not a designer?

For my personal projects I pull icons from the free ones on i...

Why you shouldn't major in computer science

Sorry dude, but you're off the mark here and it's due to your...

Freelancing: create a brand or not?

I'd equate it to making a toast at a wedding: It's not requir...

Freelancing: create a brand or not?

I tip my hat to you, dude. That's a marvelous portfolio site ...

Discussion and Comment of the Week

That explains why my inbox was spamming me with notifications...

I want to start writing about development, but I’m a beginner. Is this is a bad idea?

Agreed on the repetitive newbie tutorial bit! That's a great ...

8 Creative Text Animations for Your Website's Hero Area πŸ˜πŸŽ‰

You're spamming links to it, which is promoting. STOP being r...

Gen-Z #developers vs Millennials, how are they different?

We were raised on early social media, connect with people onl...

I want to start writing about development, but I’m a beginner. Is this is a bad idea?

I want to post about the problems I'm facing, the solutions ...

8 Creative Text Animations for Your Website's Hero Area πŸ˜πŸŽ‰

Hey dude, just a heads up: it's not really appropriate to der...

Which attributes make a good developer?

I'll chip this in: A willingness to share what you know. I'm ...

In response to "Yes, PHP Is Faster Than C#"

This was really interesting, and I like how you split it out ...

10 Bad Coding Habits You Need to Put an End to Right Now

Some of this is contradictory or confusing. Examples and some...

March 17th, 2022: What did you learn this week?

This week I learned that Thingworx still has platform bugs I ...

What is your best skill as a developer?

Starts out with "creating problems" and finishes with "dogged...

In Need of 100 Days of Code Ideas

Perfect list. Sometimes we get wrapped up in the project-spec...

What's the essential information that must-have in your portfolio to get a job as a developer?

Overall good ideas! The blog thing is hit or miss though. It'...

How to hire engineers, by an engineer

Minor tip: some headings might break up your article a little...

Black Design - Curated List with FREE Dashboards

Slick dark themes like this make me feel like a villain in a ...

Working alone is so exhausting so I created my own assistant

Good job on learning so much new stuff! That was a lot of ste...

My first post at Dev.to

Hey there! Welcome. The Odin Project is an excellent choice t...

Career crisis

Two things. One, your project is really cool. Two, damn you...

Do you actually read the documentation before you start to work on something?

I lean towards option 1 in most cases. A tutorial can get me ...

Building a responsive website? Start with mobile first!

I recently tweaked my portfolio site to be more mobile-friend...

The 5 Guidelines to Write Cleaner Code inΒ C#

Yes! This site needs more car-related example snippets haha. ...

Storing booleans in mySql database as integers/boolean/text for true and false?

There's no need to do that if you're checking on a situation ...

Storing booleans in mySql database as integers/boolean/text for true and false?

Not really, no.

Storing booleans in mySql database as integers/boolean/text for true and false?

I think you're able to use the BIT type in MySQL, which also ...

Nevertheless, Gift Continues to Thrive in 2022

It's cool reading those through the years from one person. Aw...

Design Principles To Achieve a Better UI/UX Design

Great list! The consistency bit can be applied to certain par...

A simple but nice header generator for your Github profile

Dude this is awesome. I like it!

Just keep coding.. just keep coding..

Tracking the learning hours is something I hadn't considered....

5 years in tech, and she's still coding

Awesome post! Thanks for sharing. It's unfortunate that a lot...

Self Care isn’t Selfish ❀️ Mental Health Tips for the Winter months (in a Global Pandemic)

Living in Fargo ND we go months at a time below zero in the w...

Pimp Your GitHub Profile

Hopefully when I can find time to post it up between D&D ...

Pimp Your GitHub Profile

I've seen a few profiles with this and was wondering how exac...

Pimp Your GitHub Profile

That's really awesome! Great job.

More Ways to Level Up as a Developer

Big side protects are a great way to kick yourself forward in...

13 good ways how to make money with coding in 2020

The author has since changed the article title on DEV. The or...

Task queues and why do we need them.

Awesome explanation and very clear example with the restauran...

Building a personal data scienceΒ project

Do you have an example of a project along these lines? I dig ...

Redesign my portfolio! It loads very fast ⚑

It always feels good to see scores like that go up! What do y...

13 good ways how to make money with coding in 2020

None of this is easy or for newbies. Get this clickbait trash...

what's your side hustle after work hours?

During the summer I run the computer system for a local drag ...

Code Ownership

I picked "simple code with few bugs". Presumably those bugs...

The Bug That Got Away

The Charlie Brown comparison hits so close to home. As deve...

Setting up automated build and release pipeline for side-loaded UWP apps using Azure DevOps

I hadn't seen that one in my searches and it seems to be wh...

Setting up automated build and release pipeline for side-loaded UWP apps using Azure DevOps

Super useful article! Awesome job. Did you have to do anyt...

What programming best practice do you disagree with?

If I remember correctly that stemmed from the COBOL era whe...

On Salary Negotiations

The dreaded "What are your salary expectations" question is...

Tidying Up Your Code: KonMari Style

Leave the code a little bit better than you found it. Ex...

GitHub draft PRs are here!

That's pretty rad! I didn't know they were working on this.

Demo your App in your GitHub README with an Animated GIF

That's pretty clever! Good tip.

Writing code for your future self

Great points about the naming! I find it easier to make imp...

What was your win this week?

This week, I finished the first major module of my DM Suite...

Do you have any energy and time for your personal goals after a full day of work at your job?

It depends on what I've planned and how my work day went. I...

Basic Color Theory for Web Developers

Those tools look really interesting - good finds! I agree tha...

My dev life has just started πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘©β€πŸ’»

Take good notes. That new cool obscure thing you just figur...

What are your first ever projects that you worked on and what language were they in?

I've done a lot of little exercises but I think my first ma...

Bugfix: Spelunking in Someone Else's Code

Interesting post and great explanations. I'm torn on whethe...

Firefox 64 drops RSS support, thoughts?

Ditto on Feedly. It was my replacement for Google Reader wh...

How do you get back into a side project after months?

That's similar to what I do. I have a workspace in Notion.s...

Silly Name Generator

I dig it! A potential addition to up the ante if you're int...

What are your programming goals for 2019?

That sounds like a really cool project to take on. A decade...

Hey Newbies - What Do You Struggle With Most?

How have you struggled with it? Can you explain a little?

What are your programming goals for 2019?

I'd like to stick to more of my personal projects long-term...

Advent of Code is Live!

This is awesome! I did both of today's challenges and spun ...

Junior Dev Learning: Wrapper Classes

A lot of other explanations I've seen for wrappers go overb...

Welcome Thread - v23

Hi everyone! I'm Marissa, a software engineer in the frozen...

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