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Rob Sherling

I work in Japan and am fluent in Japanese. Get in touch if you want to chat / work together!

Location Tokyo, Japan Joined Joined on  GitHub logo External link icon
Education

BS in Human Biology

Work

System Engineer at Freelance! It's awesome.

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I'm a programmer changing jobs in Japan. This is a list of all the stuff I've learned on my job hunts.

This is REALLY good critical feedback. I'm going to edit the ...

Good Bye Web APIs

I understand what you're saying, and you do you, but I don't ...

Is React Native Still the Right Choice in 2021?

"React Native supports mobile, web, and desktop." React Nati...

Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

Is japanese being treated like a subject? It's taught as a...

Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

I don't think that < 1 year of Japanese study is going to ...

Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

What is the job scene in other big cities throughout Japan l...

How to use MySQL on Docker for Rails local development (switching MySQL versions made easy!)

Such quantiful content.

I'm a programmer changing jobs in Japan. This is a list of all the stuff I've learned on my job hunts.

"HR is just deciding everything using random buzzwords like...

Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

That's very low compared to Japan, but the cost of living i...

Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

I think there was a problem with Dev.to's notification syst...

Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

I think there was a problem with Dev.to's notification syst...

Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

I think there was a problem with Dev.to's notification syst...

Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

I think there was a problem with Dev.to's notification syst...

How to REALLY set up a React Native environment on Mac

I think there was a problem with Dev.to's notification syst...

How to REALLY set up a React Native environment on Mac

I think there was a problem with Dev.to's notification syst...

Serverless Backends with AWS Cloud: Cloudfront and WAF

I think there was a problem with Dev.to's notification syst...

How to REALLY set up a React Native environment on Mac

Thank you, I appreciate the feedback.

How to REALLY set up a React Native environment on Mac

Thanks, I appreciate it! So you didn't have to create a ne...

How to REALLY set up a React Native environment on Mac

I believe so. Try that and let me know if it works!

Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

I'm sorry for the slow turn around - I'm in the middle of l...

How to REALLY set up a React Native environment on Mac

Thanks! When you first downloaded those example devices, i...

Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

Huh. I have absolutely no idea where to even start looking ...

Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

Before I answer, just a clarification. "I know traditional...

Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

I have absolutely no idea what it's like for security becau...

Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

I would suggest Googling jobs in Japan (in English, of cour...

Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

Follow me and send a DM so we can talk about it.

Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

Right. I would say that if you get to N2 level, you'll be o...

Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

I have no idea where I would post that kind of article - I ...

Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

I'm glad you got to enjoy that! I wish teaching English wer...

Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

Thank you, that praise is really validating! :) So. This c...

Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

I've never been to Shiga - it's really countryside, right?

Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

So, this is a bit of a tricky situation. I don't think it's...

Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

I'm really happy that you found the read worth it, and it's...

Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

Do you mean for companies that expect Japanese language ski...

Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

My pleasure, thank you for reading!

Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

Glad to help!

Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

I should be following you now, but I linked a negotiation a...

Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

My pleasure, thank you for the praise!

Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

Absolutely, my pleasure! Thank you for reading.

Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

If your Japanese is good and your skills are relevant, you ...

Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

Sure! This is a response to someone else. dev.to/rob117/c...

Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

Agreed. Tremendously. Having good Japanese opens so many do...

Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

I had a phone interview with Google, actually! Unfortunatel...

Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

Your experience is absolutely normal. I would say that if y...

Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

Kansai Gaidai in Hirakata. Loved it, and I've been to Kyoto...

Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

Thank you, I'm glad you liked it!

Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

Oh! What part of Kansai? What did you do there?

Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

Thank you, that means a lot to me!

Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

Thank you so much for reading!

Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

Hahaha 100%!

Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

You're right that it's a tough language! Language difficult...

Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

Thank you for reading! Congratulations! Kyoto is a beautif...

Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

"Personally, one of my big goals is to have worked in diffe...

How to REALLY set up a React Native environment on Mac

Ah, not a problem. So, in your terminal (command line promp...

Stripe - Upgrading a subscription synchronously (immediately charge for a proration without webhooks)

This article is exactly what I needed! Thanks!

How to REALLY set up a React Native environment on Mac

100% no problem glad you enjoyed it!

How to REALLY set up a React Native environment on Mac

Of course - glad that it worked for you!

Best Open Source Tools For Developers 🛠

Liked the post because of insomnia. Just discovered it, Gra...

Git [Script] Aliases That Could Be Helpful

"but IMO it is not related to productivity" Could you exp...

Tig, yet another Git client

Tig is life

Serverless Backends With AWS Cloud: Email Lambda and DynamoDB

Thank you, I'll fix this immediately! I really appreciate i...

Serverless Backends With AWS Cloud: Twitter and Email Campaigns

Anytime! Looking forward to it.

Serverless Backends With AWS Cloud: Twitter and Email Campaigns

Hey! Thanks for taking the time to look at the article. Yo...

Serverless Backends With AWS Cloud: Twitter and Email Campaigns

I haven't used Java lambdas, so I honestly wouldn't know. I...

Serverless Backends With AWS Cloud: Twitter and Email Campaigns

Thanks, I appreciate that!

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