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Brian Rinaldi

Brian Rinaldi is a Developer Advocate at StepZen. Brian has worked for over 9 years focused on developer community and developer relations at companies like Progress Software and Adobe.

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✨ Announcing 11ty.Rocks: A collection of Eleventy resources

This is awesome Stephanie. Not sure if it is something you'd ...

How I Learned JAMStack

Thanks Ceora. Always love to see new people joining the Jamst...

Great places to start your learning journey👨‍💻

I also run a site that I think is a great resource. It featur...

HTML DOM manipulation by JavaScript. . .

Thanks for this article. I know you really only touch on one ...

Where do you host your static sites?

Because of being a very early adopter and for the my being an...

Where do you host your static sites?

I've hosted everything through Netlify for a long time and ha...

What was your win this week?

Thanks! Appreciate the positive feedback.

What was your win this week?

Finally re-launched cfe.dev/ - Almost completely rebuilt from...

The Best Kept Secret for Free Developer Education

Thanks for feedback. I used to call it Certified Fresh Events...

How do you deal with imposter syndrome?

This is great! Thank you for doing this. You already have a l...

Impostor Syndrome - A Developer's Best Friend

Interesting perspective. I have had that situation multiple t...

The Best Community Curated Tutorials and Libraries for Any ML Topic

Thanks for this resource! I have a speaker coming to talk mac...

Impostor Syndrome: The Biggest Enemy to Your Progress is Your Ego

Really interesting post. In some ways this seems like a very ...

Working remotely – the Struggle is real

Thanks for a great discussion all! So many great points. If I...

What are you using for your documentation?

I wrote up a whole post on this topic that covers some option...

Facebook and more big tech companies are going to lean into distributed work. What is going to suck about this?

I think remote work is awesome (at least for me - I know not ...

Advanced Hugo Template Tips and Tricks

Thanks for the comment. Yes, I had this discussion with som...

Hit me with a good rant

Seriously! That whole bar seems designed to allow me to acc...

Are you coding more in your spare time due to COVID—19?

Definitely yes. Mostly on the weekends as it provides some ...

Baby Steps with Next.js for JAMstack

Images shouldn't be too difficult. For my sites that I manu...

Baby Steps with Next.js for JAMstack

Unfortunately, no. I may be a bit of an outlier (or call me...

How to Choose Your Static Site Generator

You're right and I do mention Pelican briefly in the post i...

Is just me or Gatsby is slow?

Personally, yes, I agree. In fact, Jekyll used to be critic...

Netlify CMS or Forestry.io?

These are both excellent options. As others have pointed out...

Do you have a side project? Talk about it!

I've been running a site that has online meetups and traini...

Joining the Frictionless Data Team

Awesome! Congrats.

15+ FREE virtual conferences and Meetups you should attend

I have been running and continue to run virtual meetups and...

Online courses recommendation

I run a site called cfe.dev and it has a ton of free sessio...

Gatsby - Themes and Starters

Nice post. Another great resource you didn't list is JAMsta...

Is JAMstack All Branding and Little Substance?

You are spot on about the problems with the term...I always...

Is JAMstack All Branding and Little Substance?

Agreed. The name that works in this case is perhaps pre-ren...

Baby Steps with Next.js for JAMstack

Thanks Shane. Great advice.

Build Your Own JAMstack API with Netlify Functions and Zapier Webhooks, Part 1

Thanks fixed.

Build Your Own JAMstack API with Netlify Functions and Zapier Webhooks, Part 1

I think I have mentioned it to them before but I will be su...

Can content authors be happy on the JAMstack?

Good post Divya! I agree that headless CMS give the authors...

Thoughts on the State of JS Survey

Thanks for writing Sacha and thank you for all your hard wo...

What to Expect from the JAMstack in 2020 - Bryan Robinson

Well, there's a great post on this by Sarah Drasner here: c...

JavaScript or Frontend centric conference to attend in 2020?

I'm running one here in Orlando in February that has some r...

How I Landed My First Web Developer Role Without A Degree or Bootcamp: Lessons Learned, Resources & Tips

Great story and tips! Thanks for sharing. Too bad we couldn...

15 JAMstack Resources You Need as a Web Developer

You're right. Thanks for adding these.

15 JAMstack Resources You Need as a Web Developer

Thanks for sharing. I had not seen this before.

Creating Blog site using Stackbit, GatsbyJS and DEV -1

👋 Stackbit Developer Advocate here. Thanks so much for the ...

Women in tech: Being a developer and a mom 🤪

I am so glad to hear you have a supportive employer. I have...

Why Not Having a CS Degree is Awesome

Well, part of what I did is just be lucky. This was in the ...

Why Not Having a CS Degree is Awesome

Nice post! I agree with you that people with different edu...

Networking for Newbies

Good advice Caitlyn. Coincidentally, I am running a free on...

The Career Advice I Wish I Had

Great advice Ali! Since it seems relevant to the idea of "...

Own Your Content, Broaden Your Audience

Thanks!

JAMstack: Progressive Mailchimp sign-up form with Netlify

Great post. Your implementation seems more advanced than mine...

What's Wrong with the Tech Interview Process?

I have had some experiences like that as well. One company ...

What's Wrong with the Tech Interview Process?

That's super interesting. I will say though that I have had...

What's Wrong with the Tech Interview Process?

I think this is definitely true for the screener process, t...

What's Wrong with the Tech Interview Process?

That is a really interesting idea. It's an interesting way ...

Understanding OAuth Authorization Flows

I'm not personally familiar with keycloak but I was able to...

So You Want to Run a Developer Conference

Sometimes speakers are paid. I believe large, for profit co...

So You Want to Run a Developer Conference

Good luck! If there are any insights I can share from my ex...

The Best Newsletters to Subscribe to for a Frontend Developer

That's awesome to hear! You have a great newsletter and you...

The Best Newsletters to Subscribe to for a Frontend Developer

I'm with you. Maybe one day I'll cover all the feeds I foll...

What was the most over-hyped software movement?

I think it is too early to judge things like Blockchain, Io...

Confused by JavaScript's const? Me too!

Thanks for the comment. I had received similar recommendati...

Confused by JavaScript's const? Me too!

Thanks. Yes, I didn't bring them up because I thought it mi...

A Developer Career Doesn't Have to Be Linear

Thanks for the thoughtful reply. It is tough in an industry...

Using Netlify to the Fullest

Agreed. In fact, I have a two part series covering Netlify ...

Using Netlify to the Fullest

I could do that but the randomization of the featured items...

Chromium and the browser monoculture problem

The divergence in my experience really tends to be on bleed...

What's your advice to someone over the age of 30 considering a career in software development?

@ali Spittel said exactly what I wanted to say exactly how...

Chromium and the browser monoculture problem

If you switch to mobile specifically, Safari's market share...

A Developer Career Doesn't Have to Be Linear

Great advice! Thanks Corey.

Which is the Best Static Site Generator and Why?

I've used a ton of them (some not listed here) - particular...

3 Tips for Writing Great Tech Posts

Thanks Egwuenu! For the code blocks, if the entire block is...

What are you "old enough to remember" in software development?

Professionally, I am old enough to remember when IE6 felt l...

Quick Tips and Tricks for Hugo Development

There are ways to trigger redeploys on Netlify. One I know ...

A Practical Guide To Optimizing Performance On The Web

Nice guide here! If anyone is curious, I wrote up a tutoria...

Advice for (first time) remote workers

I've been working from home pretty much full-time for about...

Promoting Perceived Performance with Prefetching

In answer to 1. No idea, since it falls back on XHR anyway....

There's More Than One Way to Become a Developer

I'm sorry the comment offended you but I obviously wouldn't...

There's More Than One Way to Become a Developer

Great to hear. I had not considered that option. It'd be gr...

There's More Than One Way to Become a Developer

I have done neither a CS degree nor a bootcamp, but based o...

There's More Than One Way to Become a Developer

My experiences and observations generally align with your. ...

Some Things You May Have Missed in the Stack Overflow Developer Survey (2019 Edition)

Agreed. I have seen companies promote things like game room...

Some Things You May Have Missed in the Stack Overflow Developer Survey (2019 Edition)

Very true. The difference in feelings of competence was str...

Code of Conduct generator!

Good concept. It can be tough to write these and this is a ...

Want to Speak at Conferences? I'll Help Review Your CFP Submissions

I definitely recommend starting at a local meetup. Some mee...

There's no such thing as a full stack developer

Interesting take. I generally agree with you. I had a take ...

Which conferences are you submitting CFPs to?

I likely will submit to Connect.Tech, though that isn't unt...

Get Your Code Ready for the Holidays!

Sweet! I had not heard of that one.

How did you get your first Dev job?

I had completed the equivalent of a bootcamp (though I don'...

Is Today the Best Time to be a Developer? No...but We're Getting Better.

Thanks man. I will.

Discuss: What is your Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)?

We just did this at work. I ended up as an ENTJ. The descri...

Working Remotely...

There are plenty of remote developer jobs out there, but th...

What is your best advice for a junior software developer?

Be open to change and don't let your job dictate what you a...

I’m Building A JS-Based Static Site Generator #WishMeLuck!

Hi Maedah. I think this could be a fun project and I don't ...

What could be better than pizza and beer? Why you need to provide more inclusive food at your tech event.

As an event organizer, I struggle with this. Obviously, I w...

4 Things Developers Take for Granted That Used to Be Really Hard

OMG yes! I remember the days when not only was every dev's ...

4 Things Developers Take for Granted That Used to Be Really Hard

Yes. Agree on both.

4 Things Developers Take for Granted That Used to Be Really Hard

Agree on both!

4 Things Developers Take for Granted That Used to Be Really Hard

Omg. I forgot about that! Yes.

Senior developers: Can you recommend your path?

You can only share what you know and the experiences you ha...

How to deal with being laid off?

I am sorry to hear about that Robert. As someone who has ha...

GitHub Pages Now Support HTTPS - Use It!

Thanks for sharing the details. Yeah. I didn't move mine ye...

Are Technical Interviews a good measure of software engineering ability?

Great post! Love the various resources you brought together...

What are the latest trends in front-end JavaScript?

Here would be things I would list specific to front-end. Ob...

Stack Overflow Isn’t Very Welcoming. It’s Time for That to Change.

This is a great post and pretty much everything they said i...

Running SSL on localhost

Go for it. I barely skimmed the surface of possible solutio...

NPM hot-takes and the pitfalls of trivialization

I didn't intend it to be condescending. So I apologize if y...

NPM hot-takes and the pitfalls of trivialization

you seem to imply that bigger libraries are favorable beca...

NPM hot-takes and the pitfalls of trivialization

So the comment you cite is obnoxious and unnecessary for sure...

Advanced devs and beginner devs can co-exist harmoniously. It's not rocket science.

Here's what I don't understand about that whole attitude th...

Some Things You May Have Missed in the Stack Overflow Developer Survey

This is a very good point. As I mention in the intro, when ...

On Staying

Great post. I think you hit on something here, which is tha...

A Major Announcement for the DEV Community

Oh, so essentially you're becoming Hacker Noon 🤣

Which markdown editor do you use?

I use MacDown, which, as the name implies, is a Mac only ap...

Javascript variables - var, let and const.

const is a little more complex than what you have here. The...

There's No Such Thing as a Full Stack Developer

I think you have a range of companies latching onto the ter...

There's No Such Thing as a Full Stack Developer

I think any of those titles would be appropriate and I'd sa...

There's No Such Thing as a Full Stack Developer

I've done the same at times over my career as well...though...

There's No Such Thing as a Full Stack Developer

I think things like Software Engineer, Developer (with Seni...

Have you been promoted out of programming?

I've gone in and out of roles that required hands-on coding...

A License to Confuse

Yes. That is great news for React fans. To reiterate, thoug...

What happen with echojs.com

FYI. It is back! Apparently community feedback and some vol...

I Made a Conference Calendar for People in Tech

Oh. Interesting. That is great (though perhaps not very obv...

I Made a Conference Calendar for People in Tech

This is very cool. Keep up the great work. As someone who r...

A License to Confuse

I agree with you partially on your first point. React Nativ...

Building an IoT project: IoT project success factors

Thanks for writing this. I figured I'd share since it is re...

Developers Need to Start Paying Attention to Licenses

Thanks for your comment. Yes, you are right the StackExchan...

Top 43 Events for CTOs to Attend in 2017/2018

One you may not be aware of is the CTO Summit series. Here'...

Creating dynamic layouts with Jekyll

Very cool. I did something similar years back but it used a...

The Mobile App Spectrum

Thanks for your article. A year or so ago I actually wrote ...

We Mailed 100,000 Stickers Around the World and Made a Million Mistakes Along the Way

Oh man, I encountered a ton of these issues myself when try...

What the Web Owes Flash

Much appreciated.

You are not a real developer

I hear you, and if you read my full response in the link, y...

You are not a real developer

I think that in the case of the latest outrage, some of the...

Have you ever been fired? What happened?

I've been laid off numerous times but only once was I fired...

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