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Matt seymour

Python programmer, Django developer and SQL slayer. I have been programming for over 10 years; each one of those years has included a bug or 2. Engineering manager and SRE for Envelop Risk

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Some cool JavaScript Shorthand that will make your code cleaner than your peer's

I cannot help but think the author has confused "clean code" ...

What are your preferred bash aliases?

alias was-it-me=git blame

I'm still using Firefox

I use FF and I use Arch btw.

What are your favorite coding podcasts?

Where ever I listen to podcasts.... Dev.to is my audio and ag...

Workspace Wednesday: Show off your computer and desk setups!

Which chair, I am looking for a new one.

Workspace Wednesday: Show off your computer and desk setups!

Do you not get a sore neck?

How long does it typically take to be productive in a new job?

Yeah, I expensed the machine back to the company. They didn't...

How long does it typically take to be productive in a new job?

In my second job I actually got fed up of waiting, went to th...

What harmful habits do developers pick up over time?

For some devs it's toxicity. It starts off as a comment here ...

What bad habit do you have because you learned an approach *before* a better idea came along?

I have an extremely bad typing technique (which I am now corr...

How will 5G affect how we build for mobile?

Even in a crowed or congested area 5G cannot be guaranteed, a...

How and Where to learn Python

A couple of tips. Firstly, My advice (for all programmers i...

What's your go-to stack these days?

Python with django if its a large monolith app. Go or Node ...

What are the big differences between working for a "tech company" and being a dev for a "non-tech company"

Opinionated response ahead. Disclaimer, not all companies and...

Making git log prettier

It is another option and very good.

With so much doom and gloom about at the moment lets all share something positive.

I will start with my good news. After crashing on my bike ...

6 awesome CSS frameworks, which you should know as a front-end developer

6 awesome CSS frameworks which you should know as a front e...

The most useful git commands that every developer should know

Newer versions of GIT now include switch it would be good i...

What is your preferred keyboard for programming?

I have been using the CODE keyboard for years as my daily d...

Top Features of Angular 8: What's New?

Can you better explain the expectations were really high ...

4 tips to stay fit as a software developer

When talking to other developers in the past I have always ...

How to Merge Two Dictionaries in Python

Do not forget about ChainMap, ChainMap is really memory effic...

Choosing a Linux distro

I personally use Debian. Its solid and stable. I dont care ...

What should I be doing as a backend Django developer?

A bit late to the party but you have not mentioned your oth...

What are your must-read tech books for 2018?

The phoenix project should be a must read for all techies.

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