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re: How to Setup a Readonly Rails Console
It is a Rails specific thing. You can read more about it in...
re: How To Transition From Sitting to Standing at Work
😂WHAT?!
re: How To Transition From Sitting to Standing at Work
It was a game changer for me!
re: How To Transition From Sitting to Standing at Work
Oh, thats great to know! Thanks for sharing that insight!
re: How To Transition From Sitting to Standing at Work
Definitely would be a good idea to talk to a doctor before ...
re: How To Transition From Sitting to Standing at Work
LOVE IT! I have a gym ball in my office at home and some da...
re: How To Transition From Sitting to Standing at Work
So happy to hear someone else who has had my experience! I ...
re: How to Setup a Readonly Rails Console
For our use case, a lot of times support will get an inquir...
re: How to Setup a Readonly Rails Console
Yep! You can open a write console anytime you want by issui...
re: Uplifting Stories of Tech Leads
Fail Forward Our VP of Engineering ingrained in our team...
re: Describe Your Job With a GIF!
LOL great movie!!! This is how it went for half the projec...
re: What's the best career advice you can give in ten words or less?
Ask the question, someone else is probably wondering it too...
re: Why and How You Should Use Twitter for Networking
LOVE THIS!!! Don't forget one of the most important hashtag...
re: Thank you notes after interviews
I was always taught to send a thank you note so I always ma...
re: Diversity vs Inclusivity: Understanding the Difference
Whereas on an inclusive team, I feel like I am a full-fled...
re: Diversity vs Inclusivity: Understanding the Difference
Thank you so much Arit! 🤗
re: Diversity vs Inclusivity: Understanding the Difference
Thank you for the incredibly thoughtful response. I definit...
re: Diversity vs Inclusivity: Understanding the Difference
That is a great "requote" and I would say that is spot on t...
re: Diversity vs Inclusivity: Understanding the Difference
It seems the more progressive we get the more we talk abou...
re: Diversity vs Inclusivity: Understanding the Difference
LOVE THAT!
re: Diversity vs Inclusivity: Understanding the Difference
You are correct, I was interrupting "mutually exclusive" as...
re: Diversity vs Inclusivity: Understanding the Difference
An inclusive team will lift you up and support you. No one...
re: Diversity vs Inclusivity: Understanding the Difference
Thank you for pointing that out, I think you have expressed...
re: Diversity vs Inclusivity: Understanding the Difference
Diversity is a lagging indicator on inclusion. 100% agre...
re: What is your favorite desk accessory?
I'm always game for Christmas decorations!!! 😍🌲
re: What is your favorite desk accessory?
That is such an awesome story! Thanks for sharing and way t...
re: What is your favorite desk accessory?
That picture frame is genius!!!! I love that idea!
re: What is your favorite desk accessory?
Solid! Also, I spy a Site Reliability Workbook in the backg...
re: What is your favorite desk accessory?
I have one of those as well!!! A coworker gave it to me and...
re: What is your favorite desk accessory?
Someone has a green thumb 😉Also, love the Tardis!
re: What is your favorite desk accessory?
😍I have such a soft spot for stuffed animals!!!
re: What is your favorite desk accessory?
Such a good reminder of what really matters, especially on ...
re: What is your favorite desk accessory?
I love seeing everyone's different Funko Pops! 😍
re: For the Love of Bleep! Building a Scalable Monitoring System
Right?! Once you have a good monitoring system in place its...
re: What is your favorite desk accessory?
Thats unique! Where did you find that?!
re: What is your favorite desk accessory?
LOVE it!!! I never even thought of a keyboard, but some peo...
re: What is your favorite desk accessory?
I am going to cheat, I have 2. 1) My Pop heads! They are c...
re: How many software developers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
I don't know but you gotta make a JIRA ticket for it first
re: Level Up Your Ruby Skillz: Writing Compact Code
Oh, thanks, I will add that!
re: Level Up Your Ruby Skillz: Writing Compact Code
😂That's fabulous!
re: Level Up Your Ruby Skillz: Writing Compact Code
100% Thanks for pointing that out! I copied it from the oth...
re: Yes, You Should Have Hobbies Outside of Code
Moll...
re: Which editor do you use when opening files like .bash_profile, etc?
SAME! I have never even considered opening it in Sublime wh...
re: What's your commute like?
On days when I go into the office: 5 min drive to the train...
re: Keeping Up With The Codeashians
I saw that thanks to someone Tweeting it at me. Guess I am ...
re: Keeping Up With The Codeashians
Oh cool, those sites look great for helping decipher techno...
re: Keeping Up With The Codeashians
So the next time someone starts tossing around terms you t...
re: Keeping Up With The Codeashians
Wow! I never thought hype could go as far as being destruct...
re: The lies and lack of self respect that lead to burnout
Fantastic ARTICLE! I have told myself many of these lies at...
re: Site Reliability Engineering: Google's Secret Sauce For High Availability And Happy Ops
GREAT summary of a great book! If anyone ever wants to chat...
re: 7 years as a developer - lessons learned
Agree wholeheartedly with all of these points!!! I am comin...
re: Level Up Your Ruby Skillz: Working With Hashes
Great question! The difference is in what they return. Wh...
re: Describe Your Job With a GIF!
I LOVE all of these!!!! 😍
re: Preventing Useless Database Hits
Right? I went into the AR source code one weekend and tried...
re: Level Up Your Ruby Skillz: Working With Arrays
Wow, this is really fantastic! Thank you for putting that t...
re: Level Up Your Ruby Skillz: Working With Arrays
YES! One of my favorite ruby methods currently is to_enum s...
re: Level Up Your Ruby Skillz: Working With Arrays
We all gotta start somewhere 😃
re: Level Up Your Ruby Skillz: Working With Arrays
WHAT?!!!!!! I had no clue, thank you for sharing!!!
re: For the Love of Bleep! Building a Scalable Monitoring System
Oh yeah, I do follow her!!! She seems pretty awesome 😃
re: For the Love of Bleep! Building a Scalable Monitoring System
I just looked at Honeycomb for the first time and it looks ...
re: What was your win this week?
This week, I went to RailsConf ALONE, which was terrifying,...
re: For the Love of Bleep! Building a Scalable Monitoring System
Awesome! Thanks for the alternative suggestion and insight ...
re: For the Love of Bleep! Building a Scalable Monitoring System
Thanks! So true, you definitely have to stay on top of all...
re: Scaling Elasticsearch Part 1: How to Speed Up Indexing
Yay! I am glad it was useful! Please feel free to reach out...
re: What was your win this week?
My win this week wasn't quite dev related, but rather was ...
re: Rituals before bed for better work life balance & sleep
I tend to go to bed early so my goal every day is to put my...
re: If You Are a New Developer, Start Here!
Excellent! Thank you sharing that!!!
re: If You Are a New Developer, Start Here!
And what do you know, I already found a new support communi...
re: What It Means To Be A Site Reliability Engineer
Oh, I did not know that, thanks for sharing! I will have to...
re: What was your win this week?
Great thoughtful post and discussion!!! Love when you are t...
re: What It Means To Be A Site Reliability Engineer
Agree!!! It really helps you remember that, in most cases, ...
re: What am I doing here?
Fantastic post!!!!
re: Scaling Elasticsearch Part 1: How to Speed Up Indexing
Our cluster is self hosted on AWS. We use Ansible to deploy...
re: Health issues you face being a Developer 🏥
we all sit for long hours on a chair I recently switched...
re: Being A Woman On The Internet Is... "Fun": A Scientific Study
This happened to me yesterday! But then something very nice...
re: How to Start a Conversation Without Saying a Word
YES! You could put them all over your backpack!
re: Internship/Unpaid or Hold out for Entry-Level?
My first job was a 6 month internship at a 15 person startu...
re: Workspace Wednesday: Show off your desk/computer setup!
My setup is pretty basic, standing desk with a 30in monitor...
re: Unpublished Posts...do you plan on returning to them?
All of the above! I literally have a post that is sitting ...
re: Resume Writing Tips
I love that formula!!! I have never heard that one before, ...
re: What's your favorite coding joke/comic etc?
I think I love this so much because for a long time I had n...
re: Describe Your Job With a GIF!
BAHAHAHA I have never seen this one and I love it!
re: What was your win this week?
This week, I made an open source contribution to the sideki...
re: Why Parents Make the Best Coworkers
Thanks for the comment, Adrian. I am sorry to hear your exp...
re: An Engineer’s Rite of Passage
Oooof, Redis is always tricky! We once had an engineer do f...
re: What's your personal merge/deploy policy?
This is definitely true, you do need to have confidence in ...
re: What's your personal merge/deploy policy?
Oh I like that 3hr policy!
re: Is it just me or are we in a low-hype phase?
I definitely agree in terms of backend technologies and dat...
re: Who is hiring? (As of March 2019)
Kenna Security is hiring Software and Site Reliabi...
re: Jack of the Stack
Would you say you are JEL'in then 😉
re: Jack of the Stack
Thanks! Could not have done it without Max, Laurie, and Jam...
re: Jack of the Stack
😂AH! I love it!!!!
re: Preventing Useless Database Hits
Why would ActiveRecord want to ensure that no records are ...
re: Show off your first app!
The first app I ever made when I was teaching myself how to...
re: Local slang or words in code
I wrote an entire spec class using the names from all the M...
re: Questions I ask in SRE interviews
LOVE this!!! As a newly minted SRE Lead I am starting to th...
re: copy and paste , with or against
For it!!!! Like many things, if you do it responsibly it ca...
re: Describe Your Job With a GIF!
OMG YES! 😂
re: Tips For First Time Speakers
Such great advice!!! Keep us posted on your talk and good l...
re: ABC's of Software Engineering: Always Be Confident!
Mighty Ducks!!! 😍
re: What companies are great places to work at for women in tech?!
That's great advice! Thanks for sharing!
re: What’s an unpopular software opinion you have?
First off, kudos to you for focusing on the security aspect...
re: What’s an unpopular software opinion you have?
In order to help junior devs grow you have to let them stru...
re: What’s an unpopular software opinion you have?
😂 In a fit of frustration on Friday afternoon bc I couldn't...
re: What companies are great places to work at for women in tech?!
none of the companies listed here seem to explicitly welco...
re: What companies are great places to work at for women in tech?!
Oh wow, I had no idea that existed! Thanks for sharing, tha...
re: I Can't Do It All: My Burnout Story
I feel incredibly lucky to have such a supportive team 🙏
re: What is your favorite gif for celebrating powerful female and non-binary people?
OMG That Donna GIF from Suits ❤️️ She is my spirit animal! ...
re: What companies are great places to work at for women in tech?!
I would think if you have recruited and kept that many wome...
re: What companies are great places to work at for women in tech?!
I will go first, Kenna Security is an incredible place for ...
re: I Can't Do It All: My Burnout Story
If you ever need a sounding board feel free to reach out! I...
re: What's the most creative module or class name you have seen?
I'm in love with that naming convention!!!!
re: What's the most creative module or class name you have seen?
😂😂😂
re: What's the most creative module or class name you have seen?
IProvideDirections 🙌😂
re: What's the most creative module or class name you have seen?
😂 I love that and I love Baymax!
re: How do you feel about take home exercises for job interview?
Would be happy to share! The one I did when I interviewed...
re: How do you feel about take home exercises for job interview?
Our company likes to use them for junior dev interviews and...
re: I Can't Do It All: My Burnout Story
Life can’t be all broccoli and not desert. hehe I like t...
re: I Can't Do It All: My Burnout Story
Yes!!! Make sure you give yourself permission to take a bre...
re: I Can't Do It All: My Burnout Story
So glad to hear it! Good luck trying to find that balance, ...
re: I Can't Do It All: My Burnout Story
You are so welcome! I am so glad you found it helpful! 🤗
re: I Can't Do It All: My Burnout Story
Spot on!!! Could not agree more and I like the idea of turn...
re: What was your win this week?
This week I made a code change that replaced two jobs with ...
re: What's your goto motivational quote?
THIS!!!! 😍
re: How many hours a day/week do you socialize with work colleagues?
I like to chat with coworkers during my lunch break and the...
re: Should you reply to all LinkedIn messages from recruiters?
I only respond to the pesky persistent ones. I have found t...
re: I Can't Do It All: My Burnout Story
I am so sorry that you felt that way and ended up leaving y...
re: I Can't Do It All: My Burnout Story
I sometimes act in a similar way if I see a coworker strug...
re: I Can't Do It All: My Burnout Story
Definitely! Even with their help I was still very much out ...
re: I Can't Do It All: My Burnout Story
Love that article your friend wrote!!! Thanks for sharing 😊
re: I Can't Do It All: My Burnout Story
That is a great post about specific warning signs to look o...
re: Let's Do Lunch (Instead of Meetups)
You are speaking my language! I'm in bed by 9 and asleep be...
re: Let's Do Lunch (Instead of Meetups)
I would definitely attend lunch meetups and I LOVE this ide...
re: Habits of a Highly Effective Software Developer
Being able to work on my own schedule is huge for me! I am ...
re: After you start a new job as a software developer/engineer, how long it took before you feel you are very productive?
100% agree with Nick! I would also say about 3 months. Wit...
re: Listening to music while working - Yay or nay and what to listen to
YAY for sure! Totally helps me get in the zone. Depends on ...
re: Which conferences are you submitting CFPs to?
Thank you!!! I was on vacation when I found out. It hasn't ...
re: It Will Do vs It Will Scale
GREAT point! There's definitely an art form to knowing when...
re: It Will Do vs It Will Scale
I think regardless of performance you always want to be cog...
re: How To Stand-Out Among Your Peers As A Software Developer
Great post!!! I did exactly this at my current company. Wh...
re: Starting a Dev & Tech Sticker Book
I LOVE this idea!!! DM me your address if you want an "I Co...
re: What's the Craziest Question You Ever Asked on Stack Overflow?
The first question I ever asked on StackOverflow was during...
re: What's the Craziest Question You Ever Asked on Stack Overflow?
Totally could see my past jr dev self doing this!
re: GitHub draft PRs are here!
I have been waiting for this!!! I have never been a fan of ...
re: What does full stack engineering mean to you?
How long have you been working as a dev for? I considered ...
re: How Do I Start Giving Talks on Coding?
It is all about the story, people want to hear a good story...
re: How to Successfully Onboard a Junior Developer
Great post! I am also SO glad you put building confidence a...
re: Non-computer based hobbies?
Riding. Running. Snowboarding 😃Of that list, my number one ...
re: What was your win this week?
WOOHOO Elastic!!!! They just published a blog of mine on th...
re: What year did you start in tech?
2012 I coded alone for 3 months working on a side project ...
re: What should we, developers, tell our relatives about ?
Security!!! As someone who works for a cyber security com...
re: Best Way to Test Coding Skills During a Job Interview?
At Kenna, we give mid and sr level candidates a coding prob...
re: What's your goto motivational quote?
😂
re: What's your goto motivational quote?
This reminds me of a quote I got from a sports psychology b...
re: What's your goto motivational quote?
😂 I LOVE this!
re: What's your goto motivational quote?
Time always makes everything better! And usually the more d...
re: What's your goto motivational quote?
Could not agree more!
re: What's your goto motivational quote?
I am someone who struggles with other's opinions as well an...
re: What's your goto motivational quote?
That is one of my favorites as well!!! And since I am a cou...
re: What's your goto motivational quote?
Love it! This reminds me of something my grandma always use...
re: Which Do You Value More, Your Time or Your Privacy?
#teamtime Time is precious to me. Life is so sho...
re: Do you recognize your code 6 months later?
Most the time I do, but only in a while I don't... Mo...
re: Ship it like Honeybadger
WOOT!!! So glad you made it over to dev.to 😃 Oh yeah, and ...
re: First Comes Love! Then Comes Marriage! Then Comes Coding...?
I'm so glad you found it inspiring, that means the world to...
re: First Comes Love! Then Comes Marriage! Then Comes Coding...?
Since WaterCoolerMeetings never really got going it never p...
re: First Comes Love! Then Comes Marriage! Then Comes Coding...?
That is amazing that your wife is so supportive! It is incr...
re: Writing code for your future self
I would say, don't be afraid to leave a comment. Last week ...
re: What's the best source of caffeine for you? 🤔
Yep, my doctor knows I take them and has zero concerns abou...
re: How do you handle Burnout(s)🔥?
I hit a point like this last year. I have been working at m...
re: Aim for Perfection, Don't Expect a Bullseye
Perfection is something I think a lot of people struggle wi...
re: What's the best source of caffeine for you? 🤔
Can't forget the tried and true and incredibly cheap caffei...
re: Retired, Apparently
FWIW I wouldn't say you are retired, I would say you have j...
re: Retired, Apparently
76 and still contributing to OSS! Hats off to you. I hope t...
re: Sit down and figure it out
I have started using a new technique when it comes to helpi...
re: How do you explain open source to people who lack a programming background?
was confused as to why people "work for free" I would co...
re: What drives you at work?
Scaling! Our company has been growing at a pretty good cli...
re: The 3 Superpowers of Hackathons
Any advice on where or how to find out about local hackatho...
re: Resume Writing Tips
SNAZZY!!!! I love that layout!
re: Resume Writing Tips
Great question! First and foremost, I would say keep it r...
re: Advice for Developers in the Early Stage of their Career
I have been at this for 6 years now and I think one of the ...
re: Showing Your Code in an Interview: Advice?
I am SO HAPPY to hear that this is how you are doing your i...
re: What do you do when you get nervous? I dance to music
I Power Pose when I get nervous! It has been sho...
re: How to Start a Conversation Without Saying a Word
YES!!!! So jealous, I was working to get one but didn't qui...
re: How to Start a Conversation Without Saying a Word
LOVE Game of Thrones! I have this shirt 👇 The first time...
re: How to Start a Conversation Without Saying a Word
SO TRUE! I usually go for the easy graphic but if your pers...
re: How to Start a Conversation Without Saying a Word
I have never heard of the "Pac-Man rule", I love it! Will d...
re: Which conferences are you submitting CFPs to?
Top of my list to speak at(but it's a long shot!) is EuRoKo...
re: What Bootcamp did you attend and would you recommend it?
Thank you so much!!!
re: Do you have any energy and time for your personal goals after a full day of work at your job?
YES! I recently started blogging and applying to speak at c...
re: Becoming a Senior Engineer
Great post! I LOVE all of these points! Especially the mo...
re: Glamorization of effort in the study and work
My favorite thing to do to break up a study or work session...
re: Junior developer struggles
Company's that ask for developers usually look for people ...
re: I Am Not A Real Programmer
What Evan said, Ivy Leaguers get it too! I think a lot of ...
re: What to look for in my first job?
I think you are spot on with wanting to find a place with p...
re: I Am Not A Real Programmer
One of the best things I did to gain more confidence was st...
re: What Bootcamp did you attend and would you recommend it?
Totally agree! My degree is Aerospace Engineering and I end...
re: What Bootcamp did you attend and would you recommend it?
This is such an awesome write up! Thank you! I LOVE that ...
re: What Bootcamp did you attend and would you recommend it?
This is exactly what I am looking for! I figure most of wha...
re: What Bootcamp did you attend and would you recommend it?
THANK YOU!!!!
re: Which fictional character best describes your job role?
YES! Liam Neeson from Taken would be mine! As a Site Reliab...
re: What's one of the most frustrating moments you've had as a developer?
HA! I just had one a couple days ago! I have spent the las...
re: My dev life has just started 😎👩‍💻
Thats a great idea! I'm assuming getting to know people on ...
re: My dev life has just started 😎👩‍💻
Home automation?! That sounds awesome! Congrats! 😃 My litt...
re: What is the most unique place you have worked from?
whoa, a -2 celsius chamber? That sounds chilly! How did you...
re: What is the most unique place you have worked from?
WFH FTW!!!! Enjoy it! As an animal lover myself(I have 2 ...
re: What is the most unique place you have worked from?
pub-production-support is definitely the most enjoyable ki...
re: Please Redis Responsibly
We actually store the alias names in Redis. The index names...
re: What is the most unique place you have worked from?
😍
re: What is the most unique place you have worked from?
Holy postcard photo!!! 😍
re: What is the most unique place you have worked from?
This is truly the beauty of being able to take our work any...
re: What is the most unique place you have worked from?
OMG, now that is some serious dedication!
re: What is the most unique place you have worked from?
LOL I turned it off for the picture, had to increase the br...
re: What is the most unique place you have worked from?
Praise those people who are always willing to share an outl...
re: What is the most unique place you have worked from?
No way! Small world! Usually when I tell people that is whe...
re: What is the most unique place you have worked from?
Keep your friends close and your internet closer lol Look...
re: What is the most unique place you have worked from?
Not only a pretty picture but solid white noise if you like...
re: What is the most unique place you have worked from?
HA, I have been in a similar situation! Was at a wedding at...
re: What is the most unique place you have worked from?
I almost forgot about the day you did morning stand from th...
re: Please Redis Responsibly
You got it! We have guards in place so its never wrong data...
re: What's your typical process for reviewing a pull request in GitHub?
I actually do that a lot when I am teaching in person but I...
re: Please Redis Responsibly
Great questions! Are indexes guaranteed to never change o...
re: Please Redis Responsibly
Thanks 😃
re: What's your typical process for reviewing a pull request in GitHub?
Flow for when I am familiar with the code The W...
re: Are you all superhuman?
For the first 2 or 3 years of my career I marveled at how m...
re: An Engineer’s Rite of Passage
ProTip: If you break production and feel bad about causing ...
re: An Engineer’s Rite of Passage
Ooof breaking background workers is always rough bc you usu...
re: An Engineer’s Rite of Passage
Another great one from Twitter! Grant Horwood ⬋⬋⬋ @gbho...
re: What do you do while waiting for tests to finish running?
I am a Site Reliability Engineer so when specs are running ...
re: An Engineer’s Rite of Passage
Do not push changes towards the end of the day or before t...
re: Do you leave jokes in your code? If so, please share!
Our CTO once put a client into maintenance mode accidentall...
re: An Engineer’s Rite of Passage
Brian Loomis ...
re: An Engineer’s Rite of Passage
laen @laen @molly_struve I pushed a cfengine rule that...
re: An Engineer’s Rite of Passage
OMG those pesky YAML files! I have definitely had that happ...
re: An Engineer’s Rite of Passage
Now that is a hell of a first day! ...
re: Songs You Listen To While Coding?
John Williams Movie Music!!! My husband and I are huge John...
re: An Engineer’s Rite of Passage
Some great response this got on Twitter! The dark air m...
re: I'm planning to ditch my MacBook and move away from laptop computing
Any update on how this change has been? Curious to know if ...
re: An Engineer’s Rite of Passage
Great story! Thanks for sharing @ben ! That was some innova...
re: An Engineer’s Rite of Passage
Thank you! I am very lucky to work in such a supportive env...
re: What do you find yourself searching for again and again?
ActiveRecord query methods! All the includes, selects, join...
re: When query db should I check if data exists first then select it ?
I actually wrote a post that talks about tradeoffs of makin...
re: How to do a short ramp up for a junior?
When we ramp people up we usually like to do a combination ...
re: Bulk Process Data to Decrease Database Hits and Boost Performance
lol TBH, despite quadrupling in size over the past year and...
re: Bulk Process Data to Decrease Database Hits and Boost Performance
Great question! The answer is high volatility, they are con...
re: I like to hit vulcanized rubber disks with a stick.
I LOVE this post! I think, in our industry, there is this a...
re: What was your last dev related Google Search?
has_many through unique Rails Found a bug in our code ca...
re: You don't need to know everything (but you should know something well)
Thank you for sharing those great posts! They were truly a ...
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