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George Marr

My curiosity is easily stimulated

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UWE Bristol

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Is C still a high level language?

C is a language that is unique because it can provide both hi...

Music or No music while coding?

I've gone through a few things while working, music for me wo...

What are the worst security practices you've ever witnessed?

A global phone service provider once had themselves called ...

Dev.to for CodeNewbies?

Yea something like this would help a lot of new comers

Dev.to for CodeNewbies?

Could be something on the signup phase where it asks what k...

Did you negotiate ($) for your first technical job?

For my first technical job, it was surprisingly good pay es...

What headphone(s) do you use when coding?

If I'm at my home desk I'll be using a Logitech G432 headse...

I switched from software engineering to game development, ask me anything.

Woah a lot of questions there, and all good ones! 1: It ge...

What are your worst coding habits?

If I get a bug in X project that I can't figure out for a w...

Terrible Interview Questions

"If our company starts with a Z does that mean it will be a...

Reflection, why it's so useful.

Agreed, however, there's a work around this. When the game ...

Ruby and Python, them and the differences

Honestly I don't believe Python will kill Ruby, it's clear ...

I [i'm a network's lover], Ask Me Anything!

May want to specify in the post what you mean by "networks ...

Should you be perfect?

I'm a firm believer that nobody is ever perfect. We all hav...

Have you ever quit a job without anything else lined up?

The position was impossible to work in, it was advertised a...

Lets look: Ruby

Completely agree with you, I don't see Ruby dying at all ri...

How Dyslexia helped me become a programmer

Reading this and your other post has really helped me take ...

FaceTime Vulnerability Allows Unauthorized Access to iPhone Mic

A source on Twitter has stated that Apple has turned off t...

Double Pointers in C/C++

Very well explained, remember learning them and It just ble...

I switched from software engineering to game development, ask me anything.

I wouldn't say he would need a degree in software engineeri...

Tell me a coding confession

When someone asks me for help and I can't figure it out I u...

5 reasons you should learn Lua

Lua is a great language, only thing I don't like about it i...

Thank You for Making the DEV Community Magical

Seeing dev grow other the past year and a half (I think) ha...

I'm an email developer and totally not a spammer. Ask me anything.

Are you the Nigerian Prince that I helped?

Is College Worth It?

Especially in the dev industry I've always found that exper...

Why is your preferred programming language your go-to?

I've dabbled with a lot of languages over the years but I a...

What dev topic do you think you should understand, but don't?

Not really sure if it falls under a topic but I really want...

Why Python is called "Python"?

I thought it was because of this

I switched from software engineering to game development, ask me anything.

It's certainly not a waste of time to be a software enginee...

I switched from software engineering to game development, ask me anything.

Either of these options are great, its all going to come do...

Write a script to find "Perfect Numbers"

Here's my solution in C #include <stdio.h> void ...

Has becoming a developer changed you?

In some ways yes, I tend to think a lot differently and log...

Why did you chose Programing Language XYZ?

I learnt: Visual basic: Got bored when I was a kid and th...

I switched from software engineering to game development, ask me anything.

I'd always have a variety on your resume, having a lot dedi...

I switched from software engineering to game development, ask me anything.

How do I go about building a good portfolio? Alw...

How many hours do you work?

Always depends really, on days that I'm at university on so...

How important is math in computer programming?

I feel like it's always going to be topic specific. Some pr...

Explain Recursion Like I'm Five

Imagine you go to open a room, but the room is locked. You ha...

Announcement from the DEV Community Founders ❀️

Holy guacamole this is incredible news for the entire DEV t...

Unlock more dev.to features

Understandable @exadra37 , I've made a request on the gith...

I've re-built my portfolio based on a Dribbble shot I found. What do you think?

Loving the look and feel of it. Great work!

I switched from software engineering to game development, ask me anything.

Leaping from one industry to another in development terms i...

I switched from software engineering to game development, ask me anything.

You can become a developer and start working for people whe...

Unlock more dev.to features

Understandable that you're worried regarding your credit ca...

Britain in the 70s killed its tech industry because of sexism

Studying this topic in school always had me fascinated, if ...

​Linus Torvalds takes a break from Linux

Seems like Linus is going in the correct direction, while h...

Have any DEV design concepts or ideas?

Replace the colour with some of the source code behind dev....

How Dyslexia helped me become a programmer

It seems like dyspraxia is a realitvely new term in the UK ...

I'm an Expert in Memory Management & Segfaults, Ask Me Anything!

What are some of the common issues you find when working in...

How Dyslexia helped me become a programmer

I agree, I can never remember methods line by line or word ...

Looking for a Job

I'd recommend looking at the Who's looking for open source ...

How Dyslexia helped me become a programmer

Can preach to this, as much as it hurts to do its what we e...

How Dyslexia helped me become a programmer

Certainly worth getting it checked, even if its nothing wel...

Jetbrains IDEs Material Plugin

Can't see NightOwl theme implemented in the defaults, is it...

Choosing a Linux distro

Interesting, most of the distros listed (with exception of ...

What's with the πŸ¦„?

Unicorns are badass, need to say much else?

Do you have any home automation projects in the works?

I recently bought a new kettle but didn't realise that it c...

On Dealing with Anxiety and Depression as a Developer

Beautiful article, after dealing with both of these for ext...

Would you pay someone to find a job you love?

I'm more than happy to pay for tools if they're going to bo...

How do you estimate time required for assigned task?

Well when something breaks or a bug is caused it all depend...

Would you pay someone to find a job you love?

In short terms no. When I'm looking for work I like to do m...

How do you estimate time required for assigned task?

I look at the task in hand and take multiple variables into...

Programming is ...

Programming is... the art of finding small things that anno...

I switched from software engineering to game development, ask me anything.

It all depends on your own preference and what you want to ...

I switched from software engineering to game development, ask me anything.

Not really, I focused more on indie games.

I switched from software engineering to game development, ask me anything.

Switching in general took me a good few months to do, with ...

Good keyboards matter.

I have kinda a unique keyboard the base board is a corsair...

Choosing a Linux distro

I'll make an update on the post if i come into any issues, ...

Challenge: Write the recursive Fibonacci algorithm in a different language.

I'll continue with it in R fibR <- function(n) { ...

Choosing a Linux distro

Running the same version, weird. I'll look out for the issu...

Choosing a Linux distro

That sounds really weird, could be an issue with mac compat...

Choosing a Linux distro

I 100% agree with you, Debian is fantastic!

Choosing a Linux distro

Haven't had any issues with Mint being slow yet, was there ...

Choosing a Linux distro

Yeah this is the issue I had, I found one I liked then oooo...

Choosing a Linux distro

Seen it mentioned a few times around the thread, going to h...

Choosing a Linux distro

Well you're entitled to your own opinion. The table is based ...

Choosing a Linux distro

Thanks for you response swtpete, at the moment I'm only kee...

I'm a dev who has a vision for a new internet. I've even started building software, Ask Me Anything!

The internet is already a great thing, but great things obv...

How many computers do you use?

I have quite a few systems setup for work and general usage...

Choosing a Linux distro

OpenSuSE both Tumbleweed and Leap are excellent, I didn't n...

Choosing a Linux distro

I heard the same thing, I believe it's not all from one oth...

Choosing a Linux distro

Ah that was a mistake on my end, will fix. Thanks!

Choosing a Linux distro

Very much agreed, I did look into BSD or Illumos but didn't...

#discuss What language do you think in?

Very interesting thread. My mind automatically defaults to ...

Side Project: Water Cooling My PC

Wow I'm jealous, turned out beautiful! I love the combinati...

Do you have a morning routine?

It normally varies for me, I have a terrible sleep schedule...

When is your code 'good enough'?

I consider my code good enough when it works, but when it b...

I'm 18 and I do systems security, Ask Me Anything!

I've been wanting to get into infosec for a while, where wo...

Python's type hints

After using python for so long I can certainly agree with y...

I made a dyslexic app with over 50,000 users

Have encountered a bug with OpenDyslexic, is there somewher...

I made a dyslexic app with over 50,000 users

As someone who has Dyslexia, thank you!

I'm Go Backend developer and love it, Ask Me Anything!

What sets go aside and makes it unique from other languages...

dev.to is now open source

It's a language I've been wanting to learn for a while, jus...

dev.to is now open source

Think it's about time I learn Ruby, great work everyone!

GitLab Vs Github why would chose one over other

I have to switch between both of them, GitHub is my persona...

Does your laptop stay at work?

Most of the time I work from home, but in the case of worki...

Guys what are some benefits of blogging as a software developer can it help land a job

I'm not the biggest blogger but I've personally found that ...

The legends behind code

I'd love to have this form of podcast around. It would be r...

Explain iOS development like I'm five

I've done a little bit of swift in before and can answer a ha...

What Defines a "Junior" Developer? πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

I've always seen junior and senior developers defined in ve...

What are the great function/method/etc. names in popular libs/languages?

From one of my most recent projects void iDontKnowIfThis...

On esoteric languages

I'm the kind of person that likes a challenge, and when bug...

Do tattoos influence the probability of getting hired?

From personal experience it depends on the employer, I have...

Explain GitHub Like I'm Five

You have some magical unicorns in your computer that are ac...

How do you help yourself fix bugs?

Excellent steps

How do you help yourself fix bugs?

Would love to be able to have someone there that could help...

What kind of breaks do you take throughout the work day?

I often forget how long I've been working and sitting down ...

What are the various labels your team or project uses in GitHub or otherwise?

In my current work we use a lot of labels, I believe somewh...

What's your dream job?

One that pays off my student loans.

What made you want to become a dev?

It mainly links being to me wanting to know how things work...

β€ͺI'm learning all about Erlang this weekend. I'm feeling pretty lost but I'm having fun.‬

Had a look into Erlang not too long enough, to me it seemed...

Do you have any input on the functionality of the hiring tag?

Perhaps something where they could easily put in a form for...

What do you Google EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. and never just memorize?

Java decompilers/deobfuscator even though I have my own wri...

What are signs that you should quit your job?

I've left a couple, the signs I found were 1) Not being ha...

Depression & Anxiety in programming

I've suffered from depression and anxiety for a little over 9...

How software projects got their name

Great article! It's really cool to see the origins behind ...

Weird programming languages

I found it rather interesting to read up on, kinda curious ...

Weird programming languages

Funny thing is it was built by another programmer so that h...

Apple Event Takeaways?

I'm not really an apple user, but the bit where they mentio...

What's your favorite useless repo/package/website/etc?

This is pretty much the most useless thing I've ever seen ...

I switched from software engineering to game development, ask me anything.

Kotlin works perfectly fine for Android applications, it al...

We created the Crystal language, ask us anything!

What was the biggest obstacle you had to overcome when crea...

Did you ever try to write Java equals() with clean code style?

Got an example of what you're referring to here? I tend to...

How do you find a balance

I agree with John. Every day of my week is pre-scheduled by...

Is Apple really needed?

I see it more as a personal preferance sort of thing. Many ...

What should I do when I get hit on by colleagues?

That's really horrible to hear, I'm sorry you have encounte...

I switched from software engineering to game development, ask me anything.

There is a lot of maths involved in games development. You ...

I switched from software engineering to game development, ask me anything.

There was some backlash from the company I worked for, unde...

6 Months of Working Remotely Taught Me a Thing or Ten

Amazing post Peter. I've been working remotely for a little...

I switched from software engineering to game development, ask me anything.

It really depends on the company itself and the size of it....

I switched from software engineering to game development, ask me anything.

I would recommend learning the core basics of Java first, t...

I switched from software engineering to game development, ask me anything.

I don't really do much graphics work, I'm mainly responsibl...

I switched from software engineering to game development, ask me anything.

The patterns completely changed for me, a lot of what I did...

I switched from software engineering to game development, ask me anything.

The general reaction from my friends were they were kinda s...

I switched from software engineering to game development, ask me anything.

I didn't create games while working in my old job. I found ...

I switched from software engineering to game development, ask me anything.

Good question, they both were very rewarding in the fields....

I switched from software engineering to game development, ask me anything.

I've always been weird.

I switched from software engineering to game development, ask me anything.

1. Currently a small phone development company that is ran...

I switched from software engineering to game development, ask me anything.

I found that payment was more about the size of the company...

I switched from software engineering to game development, ask me anything.

You're 100% correct. There was a few things that I had take...

I switched from software engineering to game development, ask me anything.

The transition process didn't take as long as I had thought...

I switched from software engineering to game development, ask me anything.

it certainly is, allows your imagination to go complete wil...

I switched from software engineering to game development, ask me anything.

1. Ah yes the endless death machines they're a bit of a pai...

I switched from software engineering to game development, ask me anything.

I mainly developed software that allowed companies to do th...

Explain WebSockets like I'm five

British :)

What apps, software, or tools do you use and why?

IntelliJ from Jetbrains (Java) Git Chrome TeamSpeak Slack D...

How does your team handle 'on call' evening/weekend hours?

Well I work remotely. It really depends on what the actual ...

I'm Wes Bos, Ask Me Anything!

What is the most efficient way you found to learn?

How do you share knowledge?

I'm sort of in the same boat as you here, one of the places...

Explain Service Workers like I'm five

You go into a candy store, and chose your candy. Because yo...

Debug Like a Champion

As a Java Developer can certainly agree with everything in ...

How to start a community.

Fresh ideas, make your community something unique, have som...

How do you tag (Github) issues?

I like to use them as a sort of todo list, github is one of...

The beauty of VerbalExpressions

Personally I kind of see it per project, how much it'll be ...

The beauty of VerbalExpressions

Regex has minor different syntax's for every language. Person...

Describe your code with a song name

"First of all you saved me then you changed me for better o...

Recomendations in choosing a Linux distro

Would certainly either dual booting or having a separate di...

Recomendations in choosing a Linux distro

Personally I use two different versions of Linux on two dif...

Fire Drills for Software Teams

I love the idea of fire drills. I worked for a company that...

What are your must-read programming books?

Got quiet a few 1: Learning Java (Patrick Niemeyer& Jo...

Welcome Thread - v1

Hello Devs! I'm sorta new(ish). About me? Well I'm a littl...

I'm running my first tech workshop next week. Any general advice?

Forgot about rehearsing! Remember a workshop I did they cou...

Explain WebSockets like I'm five

Two people go to meet each other, they have a handshake to sa...

What is the main driver in getting a "professional" program like Photoshop vs paint.net?

I think its more mainly aimed at the user. Different users ...

What are motivational supplements you use?

Personally I remind myself of why I became a developer and ...

Emojifying my Bash Prompt (and why you should too)

I don't think anything could be worse

Emojifying my Bash Prompt (and why you should too)

This is better than the emoji movie

I'm running my first tech workshop next week. Any general advice?

Add a little bit of entertainment here and there, it makes ...

How do you stay focused at work?

I 100% understand you here. I currently work from home and ...

Resume tips

Keep the details to a minimum save all the high end details...

What do your typical after-work hours look like?

Netflix and Nandos in my bed. Most the time when I'm not wo...

The barriers behind programming

Hey Erik

Explain TCP like I'm five

General TCP You like candy Your friend likes candy You ask...

What do you like about meetups?

I currently volunteer in a large gaming community with a staf...

Why I switched from Atom to Visual Studio Code

Very interesting read for sure, I was struggling between usin...

What is your experience with coding interviews that involve pair programming?

This is a very interesting topic I find to ask. My first prog...

Share Your Experiences with Impostor Syndrome

So my first actual job was a somewhat major job I was given t...

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