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re: How do you cope with bad code?
I do what I can to get the job done as fast as I can and sp...
re: Star Wars or Star Trek
It is likely they'll bring back Darth Revan I think. The La...
re: Advice: What language to learn for mobile dev?
Thanks for your advice. From the sound of that advice, yo...
re: which you prefer to learn by watching videos or reading ??
I prefer reading. Watching a video takes a lot longer and I...
re: Should we form a labor union?
Am I correct in thinking this is a decidedly American probl...
re: What's new and upcoming in browser land?
No, I've been using it for the last 2 months at work. It's ...
re: People don’t leave their jobs, they leave their managers - or do they?
To be fair that phrase isn't supposed to be a "fact", but I...
re: How do you name your projects/products?
That's what it was when I started! But considering I couldn...
re: Which is that technical meme you'll remember forever?
re: What Not to Do as a Programmer - My List After 2 Years of Working In Teams
By being the member that is fully communicative, documents ...
re: What Not to Do as a Programmer - My List After 2 Years of Working In Teams
Making yourself replaceable makes you irreplaceable because...
re: What's your most re-watchable movie?
The lack of Star Wars in this thread is disturbing...
re: Will software ever become "blue collar" work?
In the UK we don't have the term "blue collar" really. Thou...
re: Frontend vs Backend: Which One Is Right For You?
Do what we do: Depreciate support for pre-IE 11. They'll ha...
re: How do you start your working day?
Do you mean once I get into work? Sort my stuff out. I.e....
re: what motivates you to be independent blogger?
I use it to help collate my thoughts regarding a concept I'...
re: I want to redo the Epic Games store as a school project, feedback welcome
You could have your store automatically re-direct to STEAM ...
re: What is your Favorite/Most used bookmark?
Dev.to Twitter APEX Workspace GMail
re: Music + code = a chance to win $5k? We're hosting an online music-themed hackathon!
No matter how much I love Oracle APEX, I do wish I knew oth...
re: Which computer era would have been the most exciting to take part in?
I'd love to go to that event as a time-traveller. To just s...
re: What is your biggest frustration about how work is managed at your workplace?
I completely get it. I use the phrase "You're bringing me p...
re: Javascript File Concatenation
Holy... I completely missed that! Cheers!
re: Did you study music in college?
I studied Music Technology in University and have a BTEC Na...
re: You Don’t Need a MacBook to Become a Coder
I do agree that you should use whatever system you want. B...
re: What's one thing you wish you knew before you started programming?
That I can't do it all.
re: What's your greatest software development skill?
I literally tell my girlfriend this probably at least 2 - 3...
re: Explain to me Like I'm 5: Content Delivery Network (CDN)
Thanks, I'll read through them. Though I was hoping for a s...
re: What size company do you work for? What's that like?
My new job has less than 50 people in it. Split into 4 area...
re: Am I weird?
I have two colleagues that barely listen to music when codi...
re: I Don't Know What Agile Means Anymore
My girlfriend has been diagnosed with Gluten Intolerance. W...
re: What was the most over-hyped software movement?
Then surely you mean "agile". As most companies are "agile"...
re: What was the most over-hyped software movement?
I've always wondered why governments don't use it in an onl...
re: Do you have your next vacation planned?
I'd love to go to the Fringe! I really need to try and do i...
re: Do you have your next vacation planned?
I have Monday off, but it's to sort my house out as I've ju...
re: Show us your current Wallpaper!
[Source: wall.alphacoders.com/by_sub_catego...]
re: How do you overcome the feeling of not being as cool as the other DEVs?
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." - L...
re: How many monitors do you use when programming?
This is the best set up imo. I'm back down to two unfortuna...
re: What jobs did you hold before you got into software?
I've not had much really. Bookkeeper (during my teens). S...
re: What do you consider your greatest developer strength? Weakness?
Strengths I am good at developing an idea whilst taking in...
re: What is the most common error you see?
In my stack (Oracle APEX) I'd say it's instead validating d...
re: Fixing the World With Software
In the Oracle APEX world, some developers have come togethe...
re: What word/phrase do you use to include everyone?
To me, "guy" is a very contextual word. A guy is a man. Gu...
re: Offline Survival Kit
Every episode of Futurama. It'll do you well.
re: Drop your LinkedIn Profiles! Let's connect!
linkedin.com/in/scottishross91/
re: Jack Of All Trades or Master of One?
"A jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes b...
re: How often do you restart your computer?
For my personal computer, I need to get better at doing res...
re: Slack for online communities. Cant we do better? What about err.. Forums?
Discord makes me angry. I used to be heavily involved in a ...
re: What time of day are you most productive?
(From the Dilbert Comics)
re: What are you making?
I have a concept of an Oracle APEX app, which is basically ...
re: Why isn't our world more accessible?
I broke my leg earlier this year, and I'm still recovering....
re: A few things I wish I knew before I started working as a software engineer
I started a new job ~3 weeks ago and it's the first time I'...
re: Why I like my desk unorganised and messy
"If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what...
re: In RMDBS is join table bad for perfomance ?
This is a good and simple explanation!
re: Spotify's lowkey tech playlist is brain fuel for my coding
The Grand Sound on YouTube has many several hour playlists ...
re: What Advice Would You Give Your 20-year-old Self?
University isn't required to be valuable in the world. In f...
re: What is Your Favorite Text Editor?
I find it useful for formatting SQL for documentation and i...
re: What is Your Favorite Text Editor?
Brackets.
re: Is CSS Hard?
CSS is easy. The concept of design and how to use CSS to ge...
re: Do you drink coffee while working?
I have a coffee when I get into work, between 8:30 - 9am. T...
re: Why I don't think a Degree is Necessary to Become A Developer.
I was a decent student at uni. Passed everything (not excel...
re: What have you learned this week?
If you're in a field for a music festival for the week, and...
re: There's only one way to validate an email address
When I validate an email I simply regex for alphanumeric, @...
re: How often do you clean your monitor(s)? ✨
There's probably nothing that triggers me more in the offic...
re: What habit do many senior engineers have that juniors should try to avoid adopting?
My new job involves dealing with a 30-year-old Oracle Team....
re: How much technical documentation do you write?
Not enough.
re: Do you have a process for naming things?
I work in Oracle, so I'll explain my variable types: Varch...
re: What programming best practice do you disagree with?
That code should be as few lines as possible. There's an el...
re: In Defense of Quincy Larson and freeCodeCamp
Which, as Ben pointed out, is likely against the Terms of S...
re: What's one resource most devs don't know that you use regularly?
Only reason I use regex in any form is because this site ex...
re: If this happens, will you be loyal or ethical?
Being in the UK, and still under GDPR (for now), both compa...
re: How to deal with deadlines when you're still learning
Beginner devs: One thing to keep in mind is that you will g...
re: What domain registrar do you use?
I got my .dev from Google Domains. Easy to set up and cheap...
re: Which game are you playing right now?
I personally don't get the hype. It's probably the best bat...
re: What was your win this week?
This week, I... I have been working from home the last few...
re: Which game are you playing right now?
I'm currently playing a lot of Star Wars Galaxies. It's an ...
re: Dark Themes are better than Light Themes in Code Editors
I do what I can to have a darker theme, but I find a lot of...
re: You're Not An Impostor
I struggled with it for the 2-years I was learning my stack...
re: When can you safely make an assumption when developing anything?
I'm the developer. If I'm testing the application I'm going...
re: Self Care for Developers
If there's one thing I need to figure out about self-care i...
re: How Many Comms Tools are Too Many?
I feel your pain. I get emails about skype message, what's ...
re: How Many Comms Tools are Too Many?
Absolutely, it's ridiculous. Every department has a differe...
re: How Many Comms Tools are Too Many?
I use email, Slack, Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business and...
re: Slack Has A New Face
Not against it, but it it makes me think of banking when I ...
re: Starting With SQL
I'm an Oracle APEX Developer, so I use Oracle's SQL and PL/...
re: The Costs of Firing Too Slowly
A very important and difficult article. As a worker who has...
re: What do you do while waiting for tests to finish running?
Tests?
re: What are some co-worker attitudes you dislike?
As you mentioned the "Know it All". But the worst type of...
re: How do you use Night Mode?
Generally speaking, on my PC and at work I'll try to use ni...
re: What music do you jam out to when you are coding?
I have to admit, if I ever want to get into flow I'll shove...
re: What music do you jam out to when you are coding?
METAL!
re: I like to hit vulcanized rubber disks with a stick.
I play guitar, try to write music every now and then but I'...
re: New Years and New Beginnings: I'm Joining the DEV team!
Fantastic news! I am not surprised in any way, as you are c...
re: Welcome to Wellness Wednesday!
Question about the 20/20/20 rule. Don't you find that very ...
re: What note taking app (for code notes) are you using?
I use Boostnote. May not be what you're looking for, but I ...
re: The new MacBook Pros are overpriced
For me it's Apples clear shady business practices. Their "B...
re: Have You Been "Ghosted" By An Employer?
It was a team effort aha.
re: The new MacBook Pros are overpriced
I'll never understand why people support Apple.
re: Have You Been "Ghosted" By An Employer?
I was working a job in Liverpool, which was basically a pyr...
re: Describe Your Job With a GIF!
Waiting for stuff to get signed off like...
re: Changelog: Adjusted position of post buttons for wide screens
Maybe the case, but I prefer having the option.
re: 'Must be willing to work under pressure' is a warning sign
I built an application in 3-months when I didn't have acces...
re: The Definitive Guide To Protecting Your Eyes For Developers👀
I have the blue-light protection on my glasses and I HIGHLY...
re: Skills That Everyone Thinks Web Developers Have
I work in an Office as a developer and IT is two floors abo...
re: Work machines for the new year
I was provided a Lenovo Thinkpad T460s for work. Literally ...
re: The personality of programming communities
Oracle PL/SQL documentation requires you to be an expert in...
re: What is a type of "overconfidence" you have observed in developers?
One of our .Net Architects has been in the field for a very...
re: Request for Comments: Quirk, an Open Source Cognitive Behavioral Therapy App
Evan, this is a brilliant idea and I'm going to keep an eye...
re: How to write code and snowboard every day
Great post :) I'd love to be able to work and ski every day...
re: Hey Newbies - What Do You Struggle With Most?
It's difficult applying what you're learning to a real-life...
re: what bothers you the most of being a programmer?
As on Oracle APEX Developer, it can be difficult at times t...
re: Optimize Your Programming Decisions for the 95%, Not the 5%
That is what my current (soon to be previous) work environm...
re: Critique My Day Job, Please.
Looks like someone beat me to the font problem. I would add...
re: Is it that hard to get a job in Europe?
Are you providing the companies with a cover letter as well...
re: Do you know of any effective Blockchain use cases?
As someone who doesn't truly understand blockchain, I thoug...
re: SQL 201: Speed up your queries with Indexes
I use Oracle and was reading this just for reference, and t...
re: I am also an art historian. Ask Me Anything!
That's a great answer, thank you! I'll be honest, I strugg...
re: What Genres Do You Listen To?
It depends on what I'm doing. If I am deep in thought, or i...
re: I am also an art historian. Ask Me Anything!
What is your favourite piece of art and why?
re: Why did you pick the avatar you use?
It's one of two pictures I like of myself.
re: Beer vs coffee?
That's fascinating. I have genuinely never heard of this. I...
re: Why did you choose to become a Programmer?
It was offered to me at work, and I was interested. Fell co...
re: Beer vs coffee?
Is that a thing?!
re: How to properly use passwords
Current guidelines suggest not having a new password for ea...
re: Are we Developers helping Google to build an unstoppable monopoly?
Honestly, my data isn't worth protecting. I have given it a...
re: Is it OK to write a dev.to article that just links to another blog such as medium.com ?
You could potentially argue that that popup is the most GDP...
re: What can tech employers do to support your mental health?
I agree. If I were able to work from home when I wasn't fee...
re: What do you try when you want to find bugs before your customers do?
I'm in charge of UAT for our applications and honestly, you...
re: Encouraging others to write blog posts
It'd be great if my team saw any value in a blog. But they ...
re: How did you get your first Dev job?
I got lucky. I was in a bad place in life and just took a c...
re: Deploy on Friday Festival !!! #deployFridayFest
We've changed deployment to Weds from Friday. Helps us fix ...
re: Should I buy a kindle?
Kindles are great, but require a little bit of adjustment. ...
re: If you could control anything in your life with code...
Reminders of everything I need to do that don't have an ign...
re: Corporate Developers - Healthy Productivity
I completely agree with you. I work in an open office plan,...
re: Which applications do you usually use in your phone?
Whatsapp Facebook YouTube Imgur (Need something to do when...
re: Developer is the next blue collar job
I agree. I've been saying this to people for a while. The U...
re: Has anyone used Okta?
Thanks for taking the time to reply, I appreciate it! It d...
re: Has anyone used Okta?
That's great to know! Thanks for your reply
re: Has anyone used Okta?
Some fairly simple ones. Our IT ticketing platform, Service...
re: Fail Mail #4: Offending People by Accident
That is hilarious.
re: Any Smart Home enthusiast in here?
I was thinking about it, and I wasn't entirely sure. I thin...
re: Any Smart Home enthusiast in here?
I'm going fairly simple at the start. Hopefully, I will exp...
re: How's your Hacktoberfest progress?
As a complete beginner to GitHub and with my main language ...
re: Start-up v Corporate, which do you prefer?
I've never worked at a start-up, but I have studied their c...
re: Hello World Rebooted 💡
I think I've added a pull request. Never used GitHub before...
re: How do you do random?
In PL/SQL: A random number. select DBMS_RANDOM.random f...
re: How Do You Decide on Colors in Design?
I can only use my companies Branding Guide unfortunately! ...
re: I am a Researcher in Computer Science, Ask Me Anything!
If you could be any type of biscuit, what would you be and ...
re: Learn Problem Solving Before Syntax!
You're absolutely correct that Problem Solving is a skill t...
re: Leaving Twitter and Linkedin
For me, it is a tool. It's one of the two ways I can keep u...
re: Do you copy and paste code from Stack Overflow?
I copy and paste, then mould into what I need.
re: What's yours biggest IT (programming) fuckup?
One of my calculations worked backwards. The internal testi...
re: How does your workplace approach Health and Wellness?
Health an onsite gym or a gym membership? We have deals ...
re: Explain Change Postmortem Like I'm Five
So... It's downtime or?
re: Blog post: Why and How Should You Write a Good Change Log
Great read! I've implemented a few of these in my recommend...
re: What code snippets do you use?
We have a few templates we use, and some reusable code snip...
re: Do you have any laptop desk stand suggestions?
I have this one: Ergonomic Laptop Stand I mainly use it to...
re: Text editor fetishists, unite!
For notes: Notepad for simple notes, Boostnote for the code...
re: Britain in the 70s killed its tech industry because of sexism
Turing* He had such a sad story. Literally helped stop WWI...
re: Is it good or bad practice make developers pay money for his bugs?
I can't even comprehend this, so my two pence are simply: I...
re: Hello! I'd love to meet people. I'm new here.
Hello!
re: We believe in open-source, so why can't everyone code?
Personally, I want to see more diversity in the development...
re: How many email addresses do you use?
Sounds ideal, I'll give it a look. Cheers for that!
re: How many email addresses do you use?
Quite likely, but I'll be honest I don't care too much abou...
re: How many email addresses do you use?
I have a personal one, for general day-to-day things, this ...
re: Any NoSQL true believers out there?
I'm an Oracle Database user here, I just enjoyed reading th...
re: Who's looking for open source contributors? (September 10 edition)
Not the greatest place for this, but thank you so much for ...
re: How do you stand up to these issues at work?
Putting in extra hours a day and not being paid for those e...
re: Are Google and Facebook Evil?
Evil may not be the correct term. I don't believe they mean...
re: I taught Computer Science in high schools for the last 2 years; now I'm learning to code, Ask Me Anything!
Wayhey, another UK guy! What are your thoughts on the Nati...
re: Mildly interesting: Have you ever walked through a computer?
I remember as a kid seeing the reconstruction of the Coloss...
re: I love to document my code. Am I doing it wrong?
I'm of the view that in large bodies of code, a little comm...
re: What do you do with your free time at work?
I would have to agree with Fris there. Turning off is just ...
re: What do you do with your free time at work?
I'm always trying to improve my skills, workflow, etc. Even...
re: How did you choose your career path?
That's a great story! Glad it has a happy ending too. Maybe...
re: How did you choose your career path?
Thanks for the reply. I believe you to be correct on the mo...
re: Survey: Lack of install access to dev computer: show stopper or storm in a teacup?
The fact I spend the majority of my working life waiting fo...
re: Explain Net Neutrality Like I'm Five
Website traffic is a set of tubes. All these tubes have the...
re: SQL 101: Relational Database Fundamentals
Yeaaaah SQL! This is my jam! Thanks for this post. I may us...
re: If Statement Golf: what's the longest one you've seen?
I don't know if this counts, but this is a multi-nested CAS...
re: The Definite Guide to Pick the Correct Music While Working
If you want to zone out to some heavy metal, give the DOOM ...
re: Why Outsource?
Unfortunately, both aha. Outsourced to another company in a...
re: Why Outsource?
It's so much cheaper. My company is currently outsourcing t...
re: A Complete Beginner's Guide to React
You're going to have to stop writing these articles Ali, I ...
re: I'm a Tester, Ask Me Anything!
Some fantastic advice here, thanks for taking the time to d...
re: I'm a Tester, Ask Me Anything!
I currently run all the testing in my team, whilst also bei...
re: The Definite Guide to Pick the Correct Music While Working
Great article! I imagine that's what most people would thin...
re: Tools I Use For Blogging
Only thing I use for mine is Grammarly. I used to think my ...
re: Who is developer?
I am a developer! I do the full-stack, so not just write th...
re: Challenge: Write the recursive Fibonacci algorithm in a different language.
Here it is in Oracle SQL: with FIBONACCI (i, SPIRAL, PRE...
re: How do you keep your body hydrated during working hours?
I completely understand! Happens to us all. I often forget ...
re: How do you keep your body hydrated during working hours?
I have a refillable water bottle, and I naturally drink a l...
re: I teach web development in college and have done so for 10+ years to 500+ students. AMA!
How do you choose what new technologies you should start te...
re: How many computers do you use?
3 computers. 1) Home PC. Windows 10 gaming rig. AMD FX9590 ...
re: Code management with Git and Github
Thank you for your explanation. This is by far one of, if n...
re: Have you tried switching it off and on again?
Just throwing it out there: my previous job was a Technical...
re: Does your laptop stay at work?
During the week I will take it home with me. If I think I w...
re: Share your biggest challenges as junior developers
For me, it's what technologies to learn and work on. I'm an...
re: SQL: Where spaces may not matter
Ran in Oracle SQLDev: begin if 'admin' = 'admin ' th...
re: SQL: Where spaces may not matter
Very interesting! Thanks for sharing this.
re: How to get in shape as a developer?
A lot of companies offer these facilities in-house to help ...
re: What kind of content do you want to see more of on Dev.to?
Would be interesting to learn the difference between the di...
re: What kind of content do you want to see more of on Dev.to?
I never see anything about SQL or Oracle, which are my fiel...
re: what to do when you feel stupid?
Comment on YouTube videos. But seriously I talk out my pro...
re: What are your programming hype songs?
Try music with no lyrics :)
re: What are your programming hype songs?
Depends on what I'm doing. If I'm problem solving, researc...
re: What’s something that should be obvious that developers seem to misunderstand?
When building systems and applications, people don't care h...
re: Let's talk about sleep.
I think you have a point. I would like to train my body to ...
re: How do you get started with new habits?
You're absolutely right! I didn't mean for it to come acros...
re: What kind of keyboard you are using?
I have a Microsoft Sidewinder X4 at work. Does the job well...
re: This is the feeling of working with legacy code.
I know the feeling! I inhereted a HTML4 site that was based...
re: How do you get started with new habits?
It's something I struggle with. I can easily pick up bad ha...
re: Coding outside
I would love to if I had a work laptop and we had an area o...
re: How do you stay focused when everything sucks?
Learn about the Compassionate Mind. It's a brilliant way of...
re: What are some good questions for a "State of the Web" survey?
1/ How important is your data privacy to you. 2/ How import...
re: What are some good questions for a "State of the Web" survey?
No I know exactly what you mean. I don't think I really do ...
re: What's a recent frustrating bug you've had with a crazy simple solution?
It was a stupid mistake by myself. Instead of it working ou...
re: What's a recent frustrating bug you've had with a crazy simple solution?
A procedure I had running was going backwards, and I simply...
re: Does anyone else feel bothered when people term us as coders instead of developers or programmers..?
I suppose within the industry the semantics actually mean s...
re: Project Euler #2 - Even Fibonacci numbers
SQL I have an answer, but I'm not 100% happy with it. It's...
re: If your project was to be linked to an art style, which one would it be?
Probably Abstract Expressionism. It looks pretty but no one...
re: 3 Essential Components of Great Documentation
I do feel at times that the Oracle docs expect you to alrea...
re: 🤔 THOUGHTS ON GITHUB
None of the stuff I code at work will ever land on GitHub. ...
re: When hiring, do you ask for age?
It's not allowed in the UK I believe. It's encouraged to om...
re: Why you should deploy on Friday afternoon
Interesting, we only deploy on a Friday afternoon. It's the...
re: What is the funniest thing a non-developer has asked you about code?
Our manager, who isn't a developer but isn't stupid, likes ...
re: Think Like a Programmer??
That's a great way to remember specificity, thanks!
re: Think Like a Programmer??
I always think that this joke sums it up perfectly: "The p...
re: Quick Advice For Junior Devs
You can do the thing.
re: What kind of breaks do you take throughout the work day?
My work requires that I take two 15 minute breaks and one 3...
re: WANTED: Help me build a cool playlist for coding music
A chillstep artist I've been listening to a lot of lately i...
re: What Is Your Main Language?
(Stolen from Oracle's website). This is the interface tha...
re: What Is Your Main Language?
SQL and I use it with Oracles Application Express to create...
re: Google Duplex - The Conversation about Ethics?
I have been wondering about this about the personal questio...
re: Google Duplex - The Conversation about Ethics?
I would say yes. Having a quick discussion with my brother ...
re: Does your favourite programming language have a good community?
It's difficult to say. I've been able to find the answer fo...
re: Your most controversial opinion
In my team? That we should use JavaScript a lot more to imp...
re: “I don’t know if I can actually do this”
You're absolutely right. I remember when I started with Ora...
re: Do Mechanical keyboards help if yes then which one is your favorite
I like them, but I understand why people prefer laptop keyb...
re: What do you use for organize yourself? --to do list managers--
I found Asana quite useful, but since my business moved ont...
re: Tech Events this Week - 4/30
Sounds ideal to be honest :P
re: Tech Events this Week - 4/30
Sometimes I do wish I lived in a major city in the US. Deve...
re: GDPR Is Making Changes In Tech Data Strategy, Are you ready?
I believe I've read somewhere that browsers will have an au...
re: What kind of music do you listen to while working?
It depends on what I'm doing. If I'm zoning it and I know e...
re: GDPR Is Making Changes In Tech Data Strategy, Are you ready?
I think you're probably correct. But at some point it might...
re: What is your personal Programming ethics?
Code should be written so other people can take over it. S...
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