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Owner/Founder of www.realtoughcandy.io. Real-world web development! 100% indie software dev; author of 5 books; helped over 1 million devs & counting!

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What's the longest you've ever spent debugging a single bug?

Ouch, some of these stories are painful!

22 Sliding Form For Website

Great slide forms. My favorite was the Sliding Sign In & ...

Announcing the New Relic Hack the Planet Contest!

Very exciting! You've got some great eco-friendly prizes, too.

Why do you use Dev.to ?

There's always something to learn (or teach)!

17 Javascript optimization tips to know in 2021 ๐Ÿš€

Great list. I enjoyed the Lookup Conditions Shorthand.

10 Strategic Career Goals For Software Developers To Have In 2021

Good list of career goals, especially Leadership and Communit...

Creating a Killer GitHub Profile README Part 1

Nice work on this guide.

16 side project GitHub repositories you may find useful

Nice list. The princess-finder was my favorite.

Why I don't use Stack Overflow

Interesting perspective. I enjoyed reading others' opinions a...

Some projects to build your resume!

Nice list. I enjoyed the Real Estate project.

I reviewed nearly 70 software developer portfolios. Here's what I discovered.

Awesome!

I reviewed nearly 70 software developer portfolios. Here's what I discovered.

No problem! Glad it was helpful. Thanks for sharing your work...

Cold Hard Truths About Software Engineering I Understood After 9+ Years

Awesome post. The Nobody Cares section really made me stop an...

Higher Order Functions with Reduce

Nice post. Good explanation of find ().

Enough JavaScript to get you Started : #11 Functions

Enjoying your series - nice work.

Portfoliocon 2021 (Days 1 & 2 recap)

Excellent! So glad to hear it was helpful. Thank you for shar...

Add Water Surface Simulation to your Web Page in 90 lines of Javascript or less

Neat simulation, thanks for sharing.

Python Resources I am using - Beginner to Intermediate

Good list of Python resources. Some of them are new to me; I'...

Why Tailwind Isn't for Me

Very passionate post. I'm enjoying gaining more insight from ...

Handy Git Commands and practices to improve your workflow

Useful list here for Git newbies and experienced users alike.

10 tips to learn Machine Learning effectively

Some good advice here. I especially like how you broke down t...

DigitalOcean App Platform Hackathon Winners, Announced!

Congratulations to all the winners and runner-ups! Very excit...

How to escape from tutorial land

Some interesting points here. Hopefully this helps some devs ...

5 proven ways to increase your productivity as a Developer

Creating a dedicated workspace is my favorite on this list.

Top 5 IDEs/Code Editors for Web Development

Solid list of code editors. VS Code is certainly the go-to fo...

Complete Flexbox Tutorial w/ Cheat Sheet

Great resource for Flexbox. Nice work.

I created my first game after quitting web development! ๐ŸŽฎ

Ah, what a fun game! I liked the freedom of choosing left or ...

What exactly is API?

This article is a good reference point for beginners. Well do...

What's your New Year Resolution? ๐Ÿš€๐ŸŽ‰

Good question - people in the comments have some promising re...

How to stay productive as a developer

Learning how to say "no" is certainly one of the bigger chall...

The next generation of programming is closer than you think

Nice read - you make some interesting points about the challe...

5 really cool web technologies to know! ๐Ÿคฉ

Awesome! Thanks for the support!

Final Submission SpaceTravel is released ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ›ธ

Awesome project, Krishna! Thanks for sharing the live demo, i...

5 really cool web technologies to know! ๐Ÿคฉ

Good list of resources. People certainly seem to enjoy WebRTC.

How do I maintain consistency to focus for at least 1 hour in coding every single day?

Excellent rules here. My favorite is leaving your phone out o...

The React Cheatsheet for 2021โ€ฌ ๐Ÿ“„ (+ Real-World Examples)

Well organized with handy examples. Thanks for sharing.

Why developers hate PHP

PHP definitely leaves people... opinionated. Good read, fun m...

Beautiful Colored Gradients

Beautiful is right. These will come in handy.

7 Fullstack Projects You Need to Make in 2021

Nice list! The Workout Tracker is my favorite.

How to Fall In Love With Single Div Illustrations

Solid tutorial here, thanks for sharing!

3 experiments with CSS paper effects

The folded paper with taped edges is my favorite.

40 "Free Forever" Tools for Developers

Definitely a useful list. Thanks for the bug and time tracker...

65 Things I wish I knew when I started to Code ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿš€

This is an awesome list. Learning what not to learn is someth...

Tools I use as a Freelance Web Developer ๐Ÿ› 

Some good tools in here, thanks for sharing.

๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€Manage Work From Home effectively using wfh kit

What a great project. This could be useful for a lot of devs!

Creating Cyberpunk 2077 logo animation with GSAP

Great work -- looks good. Thanks for sharing!

What I Use Now Instead Of Google

Congrats! I too have been trying to diversify my web activiti...

300+ React Interview Questions

Great list of React questions! This would be great for beginn...

IDEโ€™s are stuck in the past

Some good points here. Thanks for sharing your perspective.

Technologies That I'll Be Learning in 2021 as a MERN Stack Developer (with resources)

That's quite the list! I've dabbled in TypeScript, might spen...

What will you focus on in your tech-stack in 2021?

This is a fun question. Loved reading the responses.

What are your methods for regaining motivation

This is a tough one. A 20-minute walk works for me every time.

What max-width do you set for your websites?

Like some others said, it depends on what I'm using it for. G...

Is the JAM stack the future of web development?

Honestly, I was pretty skeptical of it when I first heard abo...

Is the JAM stack the future of web development?

It's simpler, more effective, faster, more flexible and more...

A list of actually useful Nocode tools and I am not talking about site builders.

Very cool! Some fun tools here.

70+ Free Awesome Certificates to Earn in 2021

Nice list!

6 Reasons Why You Should Learn TypeScript in 2021

TypeScript is awesome. (For me, it makes JS tolerable.) : ) G...

10 Fantastic Books By Developers For Developers

Great list and great idea with DevBooks! We have lots of awes...

Get your web developer portfolio reviewed for FREE

Nice choice with Jekyll! That was what I used for my first po...

Get your web developer portfolio reviewed for FREE

Awesome ๐Ÿ’ฏ

Get your web developer portfolio reviewed for FREE

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Get your web developer portfolio reviewed for FREE

Wonderful!

Get your web developer portfolio reviewed for FREE

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Get your web developer portfolio reviewed for FREE

Great, it's on the list!

Get your web developer portfolio reviewed for FREE

Excellent!

Become a Front-End Developer course review

Have a good one.

Become a Front-End Developer course review

If $79.99 a month is outrageous, I shudder to think what yo...

Become a Front-End Developer course review

The per-month gives you access to their entire catalog. The...

Become a Front-End Developer course review

You're 100% correct Andrew. My article is an "ad" for showi...

Become a Front-End Developer course review

Thanks Joe! Didn't know you were on here too!

Pick. Squash. Drop. Rebase! (Comic)

Rad!

Welcoming Three New Team Members ๐ŸŽ‰

Congrats!

Get your developer portfolio reviewed for FREE this Friday

I'll add this to the top of the list when I do the next liv...

Get your developer portfolio reviewed for FREE this Friday

Hi Thomas, yes that sounds great! I'll be doing another liv...

Get your developer portfolio reviewed for FREE this Friday

Added! Thanks Shannon.

Get your developer portfolio reviewed for FREE this Friday

Thanks Gogulaanand. Hope to see you Friday!

Get your developer portfolio reviewed for FREE this Friday

Awesome, thanks for stepping up!

Get your developer portfolio reviewed for FREE this Friday

You'll get there! = )

Top 4 platforms for learning how to code (2020 edition)

Thanks for your support! Yeah, I really like the atmosphere...

Quit my jobโ€”now a Product Maker full-time!

Congrats!

27 Programming Youtube channels you should know

Thanks for the shoutout!

How Do You Handle Burnout as a Developer?

I like going for walks. The movement gives my body somethin...

Hide your face

Very cool!

5 pro tips to make a ROCKIN' developer portfolio (with bonus)

Thank you for the suggestion. Unfortunately, I'm unable to ...

๐Ÿ”บ 5-step guide to developing your OWN personal software projects

That's a great idea. I do that too for my YT channel & ...

๐Ÿ”บ 5-step guide to developing your OWN personal software projects

Woohoo! Thanks Brian, lots more goodies coming on the chann...

๐Ÿ”บ 5-step guide to developing your OWN personal software projects

Thanks Adam!

๐Ÿ”บ 5-step guide to developing your OWN personal software projects

Thanks Josh for tuning in! Glad it was helpful.

DOZENS of KILLER freebies for student software developers (worth $1000s)

Great!! Glad it worked!

DOZENS of KILLER freebies for student software developers (worth $1000s)

Good question, I should have specified that. It's open to a...

I'm the former tech lead for the NPM CLI, and I've been doing FOSS for 10+ years, Ask Me Anything!

Lots to think about here. Thanks Kat.

I'm the former tech lead for the NPM CLI, and I've been doing FOSS for 10+ years, Ask Me Anything!

Thanks for the opportunity to pick your brain! :) What do y...

4 Great Bootstrap Alternatives

Nice list! Skeleton is great if you need something lightwei...

Meet border-box, my best friend.

Good stuff. Thanks Amy!

Who/what should I follow on Instagram for web-dev?

Hey thanks Stephen!

How I went from charging $100 to $10,000+ for a website

Thanks for your comment, but I disagree. I have never worke...

My journey to becoming a web developer on YouTube

Thanks Fernando!

My journey to becoming a web developer on YouTube

Awesome! Welcome aboard!

My journey to becoming a web developer on YouTube

Awesome!! Let me know when you launch it! I'm always keepin...

What does it take to become a jr. dev?

I think a lot of the problem lies in the inconsistent defi...

What does it take to become a jr. dev?

Great response. Thanks Benny.

What does it take to become a jr. dev?

Hi Alexis, this is a great question. I'm planning on doing ...

What does it take to become a jr. dev?

Thanks Martin for your input!

Playing with fire: a devastating command line command (rm)

Eeeeek! I'm glad you lived to share the story though! ๐Ÿ˜

10 Hiring Practices That Will Keep Me From Working for You

I love that you "went public" with this list! Whiteboard in...

The hard truth about beginning freelance web development

<---this I was so desperate for any client in the begin...

The hard truth about beginning freelance web development

Good point! I know a few people who have had...shall we say...

The hard truth about beginning freelance web development

Thanks Chris!

The hard truth about beginning freelance web development

Oh I can definitely relate to that too! I also used to live...

The hard truth about beginning freelance web development

That's just it โ€“ I think for a lot of us early on, we just ...

The hard truth about beginning freelance web development

Thanks for the comment! That's a great point too, as freela...

The hard truth about beginning freelance web development

Haha!

The hard truth about beginning freelance web development

Hi Stephen, It was a tough learning experience, that's fo...

What Was Coding Bootcamp Really Like? || 4 Developers Share Their Stories

Oh wow!! Thanks James!

5 JavaScript Books I Regret Not Reading as a Code Newbie

Thanks! That's a new one for me -- on the list it goes. : )...

5 Secrets to Learning JavaScript

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How to Give Talks to Developers w/ Ben Orenstein

Great tips! I love the one about testing to see if you can ...

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