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Paula Santamaría

Passionate about creating stuff. Gamer, digital artist and guitarist on my free time.

Location Buenos Aires, Argentina Joined Joined on  Personal website http://uppernauts.com github website twitter website

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Create games using TypeScript, Snowpack, and ESLint with this template

Thanks, Priyankar :)

Create games using TypeScript, Snowpack, and ESLint with this template

Honestly, I feel much more comfortable working with Phaser th...

Create games using TypeScript, Snowpack, and ESLint with this template

Hi Luke, glad you liked the blog! I love your creation, but...

Create Fake Data Easily Using JavaScript

"What happened to Sandra" someone asks. I lost it 😂. Very ...

5 Ideas to set your portfolio apart

I'm glad you liked them, Oskar! One of my goals for each of t...

5 Ideas to set your portfolio apart

Thanks for sharing your opinion! I thought about this post a...

Why QA is so important in your development process?

I love this! Good synergy between the development team and QA...

Testing Node.js + Mongoose with an in-memory database

I'm glad my article was helpful, Sebas! Gracias por tu coment...

Testing Node.js + Mongoose with an in-memory database

In glad my article was helpful 😊. If you follow this guide,...

Command-Line Interfaces: Structure & Syntax

Thanks Ben! That's really interesting. I'll look it up and up...

Chrome Extensions: Migrating to Manifest v3

Same thing happened to me! I had to spend some time googling ...

Mastering NPM Scripts

Thanks, John! I'm glad it was helpful. I was going to create...

Pursuing Passive Learning

Interesting! I haven't thought about it like that, but I did ...

Chrome Extensions: Adding a badge

Great! I'm glad it was helpful :)

Chrome Extensions: Migrating to Manifest v3

Glad you like it!

Which JavaScript frameworks are worth learning in 2021?

I've been experimenting with Svelte and I love it so far!

Chrome extensions: Local storage

Yes! You read my mind 😂 I'm actually working on an article ab...

Chrome extensions: Local storage

Hi Dilbwag! The page.service.js is a regular file containing ...

Any other yerba loving devs out there?

Just a regular wood mate I bought in the shop around the corn...

Publishing a Chrome Extension

Thanks :)

Any other yerba loving devs out there?

Hi! Argentinian here, so of course, I drink mate regularly 😂....

SnowFS ❄️ Let's bring version control to graphic projects

This is a great idea! My sister works on audiovisual producti...

Publishing a Chrome Extension

Great idea! I'm planning to write something covering a few "f...

Adding shortcuts to your Chrome Extension

Thanks, Daniel! Just published another post on this series :)

Mastering NPM Scripts

Thank you!

How I exploited NPM downloads... and why you shouldn't trust them

Very interesting article! I would've thought NPM would at le...

Mastering NPM Scripts

Writing it had the same effect on me :P Thanks, Wojciech!

Mastering NPM Scripts

Sure! It's ok, as long as you credit me :)

Chrome extensions: Local storage

Thank you! 😊

Chrome extensions: Local storage

Glad you found it useful 😊

Chrome extensions: Local storage

Thanks! I'm planning to cover how to adapt a chrome extension...

Chrome extensions: Reusing code

I'm glad you like the series! I'm working on a new post for i...

Mastering NPM Scripts

Glad to hear that 😊

Mastering NPM Scripts

Great! I'm glad you found it useful :)

Mastering NPM Scripts

Thanks, Ruy! Happy to help :)

Mastering NPM Scripts

I see it now, thank you! I'll update the post ASAP.

Mastering NPM Scripts

That didn't work for me on Windows (I tried it in CMD and Pow...

Mastering NPM Scripts

Thank you! Glad to hear that :)

The Longterm Benefits of Effective Product Development

Reading this was refreshing. Too often, I hear stories about ...

Mastering NPM Scripts

Thanks, Jonathan! Writing it definitely helped me refresh som...

Mastering NPM Scripts

Thank you, David! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Mastering NPM Scripts

Thanks, I'm glad to hear that!

4 podcasts for aspiring entrepreneurs

I'll check it out, thanks!

4 podcasts for aspiring entrepreneurs

Thanks! HTE is excellent, and there are hundreds of episodes ...

Adding shortcuts to your Chrome Extension

I plan to cover that subject later in this series! From what ...

Lesser-Known Yet Still Popular JavaScript Frameworks for Front-End Developers

Great post! I'm currently working with Svelte and totally lov...

MongoDB Animated 🍩: Adding and removing elements from arrays

Good idea 😂

MongoDB Animated 🍩: Adding and removing elements from arrays

Thanks! I'm actually really bad with animations so my sister ...

Creating a simple Chrome extension

Thank you! 🙏

Creating a simple Chrome extension

Glad I could help! I'm working on a new post, that I will be ...

OhSnap! Instantly Improve Your Git Commit Messages

This is a great tip! Will definitely be using it from now on....

Creating a simple Chrome extension

Thanks! Could you show me the contents of your "manifest.json...

What was your win this week?

Started blogging again :D

Have you ever done an extra job due to someone's incompetency?

This reminded me of group projects at University 😂 A few of u...

Snake Case vs Camel Case

I always try to adapt to each language's standard, because I ...

Creating a simple Chrome extension

Thanks for reading!

Creating a simple Chrome extension

Thanks! Glad you like it :)

Creating a simple Chrome extension

Happy to help :)

Creating a simple Chrome extension

That's awesome and Benito is so cute! Give him a hug for me ♥️

I finally graduated and now I have time to write again!

🙏Thank you, Habdul! Indeed. I had to finish 10 subjects in on...

I finally graduated and now I have time to write again!

That's great 💪! Have you heard of the Bullet Journal techniqu...

I finally graduated and now I have time to write again!

Thank you, Madza!

Change the time zone on a Heroku app

I'm glad, Monish!

Change the time zone on a Heroku app

jajaja justo te iba a decir que no me habias dejado un coment...

Testing with Jest & async/await

As far as I know, the done parameter is only needed when test...

Have you built any projects with Electron?

I did! Actually, @maurogarcia_19 and I built a few apps with...

Change the time zone on a Heroku app

Thanks Mattia, glad to hear that :)

Best font for kids online shop

I always go to Dafont for fonts. Just make sure to check the ...

⏳ Understanding Delta (Δ) Time In Games

Great post! It really helped me understand the purpose of del...

Constructing uris in dotnet is harder than it should

I had the same issue a while ago. So annoying! Every time I ...

Here We Go

Welcome! In my experience, this is the perfect site to start ...

Testing Node.js + Mongoose with an in-memory database

Thanks for letting me know! It's fixed now :)

Introducing DevNews — A New Podcast From DEV!

Just finished the first episode and loved it! I was looking f...

6 JavaScript console methods like Taylor Swift folklore lyrics

Great post! I was wondering if these can also be used to impr...

VS Code Shortcuts That I Would Teach Myself if I Had a Time Machine With Limited Fuel

Love this idea, thanks!

VS Code Shortcuts That I Would Teach Myself if I Had a Time Machine With Limited Fuel

Best "vscode shortcuts" post I've ever read. Extra points for...

Testing Node.js + Mongoose with an in-memory database

Hi there! The code I provided in this article clears out the ...

Testing Node.js + Mongoose with an in-memory database

It's hard to know without seeing the code, but my best guess ...

Testing Node.js + Mongoose with an in-memory database

I haven't had any issues with mongoose validations in this se...

Testing Node.js + Mongoose with an in-memory database

Thanks! I completely agree. I actually added an extra test t...

Testing Node.js + Mongoose with an in-memory database

Thanks, Keith! How did that go?

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

Hi there! Sorry for the late response. This issue was probabl...

Change the time zone on a Heroku app

Me alegro!

Testing Node.js + Mongoose with an in-memory database

Hi Luis! I haven't tried it myself yet, but apparently mongo...

Testing Node.js + Mongoose with an in-memory database

Thank you, Kenneth! :)

Testing Node.js + Mongoose with an in-memory database

🤔 looks like MongoMemoryServer is trying to download a binary...

Does your background make your work unique?

😂 I love this. Although, in my case, working on an app in pro...

Does your background make your work unique?

Completely agree! And the tech industry could definitely use ...

Does your background make your work unique?

I don't know 🤔. I kinda like having a few hobbies that are un...

Fixing MongoDB's error "'$' by itself is not a valid FieldPath"

Thank you! 🤗 I'm really happy to be back. I probably won't be...

Fixing MongoDB's error "'$' by itself is not a valid FieldPath"

Glad to help! I only realize about this issue accidentally be...

Change the time zone on a Heroku app

Glad to help! Also, you won't regret signing up to this platf...

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

All great ideas! We'll have to check if some of the require...

Giving back to the spanish speaking community.

That's so true, Patricio. It's hard to find a subject in Sp...

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

That's where we got the inspiration from in the first place...

RESTApi Host

Oh I get it now 😂 Glad you solved it. Now + Heroku is a ni...

RESTApi Host

Hi there! That's weird about Heroku. I've been using the fr...

What was your win this week?

I almost forgot about this! ...

What was your win this week?

Welcome!

What was your win this week?

Thank you!

What was your win this week?

Wow that's huge! Congrats, hope you get your Millennium Fal...

What was your win this week?

Thank you, Nick. We appreciate all your support!

What was your win this week?

@maurogarcia_19 and I built a web app for DEV users to see...

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

Glad you like it! 😊

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

Thank you, Andrew :)

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

😂😂😂 Please do, I'd love to learn about cute architecture!

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

Great ideas! We'll look into it.

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

Thank you!

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

Thank you! Although @maurogarcia_19 is who deserves the cr...

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

Glad you liked it!

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

Thanks, Luke! 😊

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

Nice, thanks for sharing! I just bought a new laptop, so my...

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

Cool! Now I want to learn about the secret power of JSON st...

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

Awesome, thanks for sharing!

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

Nice stats!

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

Indeed! You learn something new and see the results right a...

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

Thank you, Diogenes. Someone sent a PR to the Github repo t...

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

Nice catch! Someone sent a PR for this issue and we just me...

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

Nice! There's a pull request already for the lower case iss...

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

Thank you! I figure someone would think about doing somethi...

Your year in DEV - Check your stats!

Awesome, glad you liked it! :)

Does your background make your work unique?

Meeting diverse people is another advantage of having a bac...

Does your background make your work unique?

I think so too! I believe it's important to seek diverse ex...

Does your background make your work unique?

Nice to meet a fellow creator :) Thanks for sharing your ve...

Does your background make your work unique?

Thanks for sharing your experiences, Chris!

Does your background make your work unique?

SO true! I also practiced a lot of team sports, like handba...

Does your background make your work unique?

Thank you, Danielle! Would you mind telling me more about h...

Does your background make your work unique?

Thank you!

Does your background make your work unique?

Completely agree with you, Shiraaz, thank you!

Does your background make your work unique?

Thank you 😊! I just read your article (while listening to ...

Writing DEV articles in VSCode

Happy to help!

Writing DEV articles in VSCode

Thank you, Luka!

Writing DEV articles in VSCode

Glad I could help!

Writing DEV articles in VSCode

Absolutely! I wanted to use Gitlab/Azure pipelines to achie...

Writing DEV articles in VSCode

That's awesome, Rémy! I wanted to build a CD pipeline in Gi...

Writing DEV articles in VSCode

I don't normally take code screenshots for my articles, I p...

Writing DEV articles in VSCode

Thank you! I actually do use Grammarly once I copy everythi...

Refactoring node.js (Part 2)

Thank you, Jared! I agree. Error handling is one of the mos...

Refactoring node.js (Part 1)

Hi there! In that example, all functions (myAsyncFunction, ...

Refactoring node.js (Part 1)

In case you haven't had a chance to see it yet, I wrote more ...

Refactoring node.js (Part 2)

I haven't heard about datadog. Will check it out, thanks!

Refactoring node.js (Part 2)

To be honest I used to feel that way too, but I got used to...

What do you think the BEST feature is that dev.to could add?

That would be a really useful feature! I'd also like to b...

Build a Node.js CLI using yargs

Great article! I haven't tried yargs, but I've built a CLI ...

Clean code... Why bother? - Part 2

That's awesome, thanks Utkarsh!

Feeling excluded and sad for not getting positive feedback - How should I react?

Raising your concern to your manager sounds like the best thi...

Refactoring node.js (Part 1)

Thank you, will do!

Refactoring node.js (Part 1)

We concluded earlier than readability is subjective, so I d...

Refactoring node.js (Part 1)

That's awesome, thanks! I'll probably include this in the n...

Refactoring node.js (Part 1)

I agree, we would discuss all day. If you won't even consid...

Refactoring node.js (Part 1)

It's 5am, I couldn't sleep and I came up with a better exam...

Refactoring node.js (Part 1)

Awesome, thanks!

Refactoring node.js (Part 1)

Thanks! I really want to get more into functional programmi...

Refactoring node.js (Part 1)

And that's why use cases matter. I won't expect a user to s...

Refactoring node.js (Part 1)

I've been meaning to learn more about good practices relate...

Refactoring node.js (Part 1)

Thank you, Jared :) I'm a huge fan of error handling! I'll...

Refactoring node.js (Part 1)

Thank you Evan! I've only use promisify with the fs module,...

Refactoring node.js (Part 1)

Thank you so much 🙏 I'll try to keep it interesting!

Refactoring node.js (Part 1)

I agree. I try to follow the rule of "using exceptions for ...

Refactoring node.js (Part 1)

I actually did a little research before writing that sentence...

Refactoring node.js (Part 1)

Thanks for the suggestion! I was actually aware of that, bu...

Refactoring node.js (Part 1)

Thank you!

Refactoring node.js (Part 1)

Nice catch, thanks! It's fixed.

Master The Five Whys Method for Problem-Solving as a Developer

I've heard of this method before, but never actually learne...

Change the time zone on a Heroku app

Glad I could help :D and thanks for reaching out!

What's your spookiest coding story?

Me too! 😂

What's your spookiest coding story?

no... NO 😭

What's your spookiest coding story?

I love this 😂

What's your spookiest coding story?

Paula Santamaría ...

Testing Node.js + Mongoose with an in-memory database

Yes, one of the first things I tried was executing this tes...

Testing Node.js + Mongoose with an in-memory database

Thank you! I've had great results using this method so far....

Hi everyone :)

Buenísimo, mucha suerte!

Introduction to YAML

I found those a bit odd too at first. However, the YAML spe...

Hi everyone :)

I'm always happy to discover other Argentinians in dev.to! ...

Introduction to YAML

I didn't know any of those so I had to do a quick search. S...

Introduction to YAML

Something I forgot to include about strings is that you can...

Introduction to YAML

Great! I'm glad I could help :)

Introduction to YAML

Yes! Once I found out I could use comments and felt confort...

Introduction to YAML

Nice! Every CI pipeline config I've seen so far uses YAML. ...

Introduction to YAML

I'm glad! Thanks for reading :D

Introduction to YAML

Great question! You can achieve that by entering the hyphen...

Clean code... Why bother?

Nice catch, thank you!

Introduction to YAML

Same here 😂. Its focus in readability makes it easy to pick...

I made DEV.to widget for websites/blogs

Looks great, thank you!

Introduction to YAML

Nice! Was it your first time working with it? And did its r...

Introduction to YAML

Thanks!

Introduction to YAML

Thank you! According to the YAML 1.2 specification document...

Introduction to YAML

Thanks Darren, I'm glad I could help! 🙂

What advice would you give to an unemployed software developer?

Build some software by yourself! It's nice to have somethin...

Introduction to YAML

Nice! Do you mind sharing a bit more about how you use it? ...

Introduction to YAML

Thank yo Mahmoud! I've been meaning to get into docker, may...

Introduction to YAML

Believe me, I know the feeling!😂 One of the things that ma...

6 Questions to ask yourself before copy-pasting code

Thanks for the info, Henri!

6 Questions to ask yourself before copy-pasting code

Excellent point, Matthew. Also, I honestly didn't thought ...

6 Questions to ask yourself before copy-pasting code

Great question and article Adrian, thank you! I really enjo...

6 Questions to ask yourself before copy-pasting code

So true. The internet is a great resource, but it's even be...

6 Questions to ask yourself before copy-pasting code

Oh that's a good one!

6 Questions to ask yourself before copy-pasting code

Or that 😂

6 Questions to ask yourself before copy-pasting code

Nice one!

Clean code... Why bother? - Part 2

I see what you mean. Sometimes when I'm having doubts about...

#inktechtober

Love this idea! I don't think I'll be able to do all of the...

Clean code... Why bother?

Done, thank you!

Clean code... Why bother?

You're absolutely right. I try to always go through my chan...

Clean code... Why bother?

I try to do this as well, makes it easier to read.

Clean code... Why bother?

An article about clean code from the business point of view...

Clean code... Why bother?

Thank you, Luke!

Clean code... Why bother?

For me, the #6 summarizes all the others in a way. I do it ...

Clean code... Why bother?

I see what you mean. I suppose is about balancing between g...

Clean code... Why bother?

Thank you!

Clean code... Why bother?

Hi Stefanos, thanks for your comment! To be honest, I never...

6 ways minimalism can help you write clean code

Great suggestion Ben, I hadn't thought about it that way. I...

Clean code... Why bother?

I remember watching a documentary about it but I'd complete...

Clean code... Why bother?

Thank you, Ben!

Put Your Dog In Version Control! 🐶

Omg, Buster is cute! I hope his hearing is ok. I can't rem...

Are Your Freelance Web Development Services Worth What You’re Charging?

...if your client doesn’t make any money from the project,...

6 ways minimalism can help you write clean code

Thank you, Emmanuel!

6 ways minimalism can help you write clean code

Thank you! 🙏

Improving your CI pipeline for Node.js

Didn't know about npm ci, great tip! About ./node_modules/...

6 ways minimalism can help you write clean code

Oh I was certainly guilty of all of the above at some point...

6 ways minimalism can help you write clean code

Thank you, Filipe! That book has been on my reading list fo...

6 ways minimalism can help you write clean code

I may have explained myself poorly on that point. I meant tha...

6 ways minimalism can help you write clean code

I'll have to check it out!

6 ways minimalism can help you write clean code

Thank you!

6 ways minimalism can help you write clean code

That's a nice tip. Last week I was looking for an ESLint ru...

6 ways minimalism can help you write clean code

That's right, mindfulness all the way!

6 ways minimalism can help you write clean code

You're absolutely right. Your suggestion is clearer and sound...

The 7 Most Popular DEV Posts from the Past Week

I'm so happy! ☺️🥳 Thanks!

Making 'The Matrix' Effect in Javascript

It looks so smooth! Great job 👏👏👏

Code a BRILLIANT multiplayer game 🚀 in 2 MINUTES!

Your friend sees how bloody good you are at the game and q...

6 ways minimalism can help you write clean code

That's ok, just promise me you won't do it again 😂 And yea...

6 ways minimalism can help you write clean code

Me too, his work is amazing and constantly getting better. ...

6 ways minimalism can help you write clean code

Thank you, Nick 🙏

6 ways minimalism can help you write clean code

Couldn't agree more. Comments explaining the purpose of the c...

6 ways minimalism can help you write clean code

Thanks for stopping by, Shymi! Completely agree. It's har...

6 ways minimalism can help you write clean code

Thank you! Just fixed the typo, can't believe I didn't real...

6 ways minimalism can help you write clean code

Thank you Ken! When I was talking about reusability I was re...

6 ways minimalism can help you write clean code

I forgot to include Get rid of it 🤦‍♀😂, the app that we build...

How to write Unmaintainable Code

26 Getting an unhandled exception? Just wrap that troubles...

My thoughtful twitter assistant is LIVE!

You're right. We'll change that, thank you again!

My thoughtful twitter assistant is LIVE!

Omg, you're right! Thank you. Some users were experiencing...

My thoughtful twitter assistant is LIVE!

Thank you for trying Cephhi! The ideas are the text that w...

My thoughtful twitter assistant is LIVE!

Thank you so much for this comment, it was key to figure ou...

My thoughtful twitter assistant is LIVE!

Sorry about that! If you're still having this issue would y...

My thoughtful twitter assistant is LIVE!

Sorry to hear that Frin! Are you still experiencing the iss...

My thoughtful twitter assistant is LIVE!

It's fixed! Sorry for the inconvenience, let me know if I c...

My thoughtful twitter assistant is LIVE!

I didn't know that was possible 😅 Sorry about that.

My thoughtful twitter assistant is LIVE!

Apologies for my poor english! Would you please tell me wh...

My thoughtful twitter assistant is LIVE!

I'm seeing the error in the logs now, apparently there's so...

My thoughtful twitter assistant is LIVE!

That's the only sign in method currently available. Did you...

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