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re: How To Get Any Job You Want - A Guide To Employability Skills Apr 17
I just went straight to the comments.
re: The power of mini habits Feb 23
Another great book is Atomic Habits, highly recommended. Th...
re: What are some Browser plugins that you can't live without ? Feb 23
I think it's not theirs, it's an independent thing. It adds...
re: What are some Browser plugins that you can't live without ? Feb 22
uBlock Origin React Developer Tools ColorZilla - color pick...
re: How do you take breaks throughout the day? Feb 19
I am really bad at it. If I am deep in the problem, nothing...
re: Sharing state using React's Context API Feb 18
I am also making my own redux-like state management with co...
re: What was your win this week? Feb 16
This week, I signed a contract with a company I've been wan...
re: useDumbHooks Feb 13
This is what I did before in the component and how it's now...
re: useDumbHooks Feb 13
Well, here it is. import { useEffect } from 'react'; ex...
re: useDumbHooks Feb 13
I wrote one dumb hook (extracted from the code, actually), ...
re: The Testing Introduction I Wish I Had Feb 13
Try react-testing-library! It is awesome, makes testing Rea...
re: The 14 habits of highly effective developers (Part 1) Feb 12
I've met senior developers who would benefit from these tip...
re: What is a website that you visit regularly despite its technical quality and user experience? Feb 12
For not so long ago, diary.ru It's old and horrible by toda...
re: Non-computer based hobbies? Feb 12
Drawing, walking and playing with my dog, biking, trying di...
re: What was your win this week? Feb 12
I'd never go! 😅
re: My Interview Experiences Feb 12
This is interesting! How does a "culture-fit" interview usu...
re: What was your win this week? Feb 11
Exactly! Also, there is usually significantly fewer people ...
re: My Interview Experiences Feb 11
Then why would they waste time and money on the interviews ...
re: What was your win this week? Feb 10
This week, I went to the gym 3 times after several years of...
re: Embrace How Random the Programming Interview Is Feb 10
I had a similar one, it was the best tech interview so far!...
re: What should you do after you fail the technical interview? Feb 10
I failed a technical interview but I asked for some tips on...
re: Showing Your Code in an Interview: Advice? Feb 9
Update. It actually went really nicely. First, I showed t...
re: Getting paid per hour or per project? Feb 8
"so, flying unicorns are outside of the scope of the projec...
re: Getting paid per hour or per project? Feb 8
Isn't it funny that spending half of the time unfocused, di...
re: What's your goto motivational quote? Feb 7
I don't even know where I picked it up but it was almost li...
re: What's your goto motivational quote? Feb 7
"I am enough" - to battle the imposter syndrome. "You don'...
re: Do you recognize your code 6 months later? Feb 5
A general feeling of "This could be better" comes much earl...
re: Getting paid per hour or per project? Feb 5
I've seen that happening. Nothing should be "implied" for a...
re: Getting paid per hour or per project? Feb 5
Typical projects are probably the best to be charged at a f...
re: Getting paid per hour or per project? Feb 5
Without clear requirements, it can be a business suicide to...
re: Getting paid per hour or per project? Feb 5
There is still going to be a limit to the hourly rate in th...
re: Getting paid per hour or per project? Feb 5
This is a great resource, thank you for the link! I really ...
re: Do you recognize your code 6 months later? Feb 5
I recognize it and I am usually horrified by it. Every time...
re: Can you hand write a website in Notepad? Feb 4
I remember discovering Notepad++. It had syntax highlightin...
re: Why do you code? Feb 4
Dopamine. Code has this amazing quality: it either works o...
re: Is 20-20-20 👁️ or Pomodoro 🍅 not working for you? Try this. Jan 31
Take care of yourself! :)
re: Showing Your Code in an Interview: Advice? Jan 31
Priorities are super important, yes. I have a lot of things...
re: Showing Your Code in an Interview: Advice? Jan 31
Thanks a lot! It gives me more confidence.
re: Showing Your Code in an Interview: Advice? Jan 31
This is good advice, thank you! Especially the comments, I ...
re: Showing Your Code in an Interview: Advice? Jan 31
Thank you! :) I think, being confident is the hardest part ...
re: Showing Your Code in an Interview: Advice? Jan 31
Thank you! Your story is very encouraging! :) It's just my ...
re: Is 20-20-20 👁️ or Pomodoro 🍅 not working for you? Try this. Jan 29
Too much water can actually kill you 🤔
re: Three Arguments for Why You Should Write More Jan 29
With own blog, you need to think about attracting readers w...
re: Diaries of a Diary Platform - 1: Follow Your Dreams Jan 29
Spoiler alert: it is up and running, but in closed beta (st...
re: How to Pass a Programming Interview Jan 22
I will add: already having a job helps a lot. First, the wa...
re: What is the most unique place you have worked from? Jan 18
I like to switch between various sitting and standing posit...
re: Is 2019 the year of TypeScript? Jan 18
2019 is going to be a year of typescript for me for sure. I...
re: What is the most unique place you have worked from? Jan 18
A terrace in a godforsaken place in south Italy, with unsta...
re: How to Bounce Back After Being Turned Down for a Web Developer Job Jan 18
I did 2 and 3. Got my first full-time dev job in a very tin...
re: How do YOU deal with burnout? Jan 18
I feel like I am always near the edge, but never quite ther...
re: 3 ways to retain your dev flow between sessions 💪 Jan 18
It helps me to have a checkbox/todo list of really small pa...
re: Software Engineering Jobs: Product Teams vs Agencies Dec 21 '18
It's weird, I work for what is technically an agency but my...
re: Devs don't want to be owned Dec 12 '18
This is a bit funny since so many tech companies actually w...
re: The 2018 year of ladies come back in tech Dec 12 '18
Nice article! :) I recently heard from one of twitter acc...
re: The Definitive Guide To Protecting Your Eyes For Developers👀 Dec 12 '18
I am considering asking to get one to the office :)
re: The Definitive Guide To Protecting Your Eyes For Developers👀 Dec 12 '18
Great idea with a ball!
re: Dear future programmer Dec 12 '18
So true about the attitude. It is easy to fall into the tra...
re: 90% of my job is... Dec 8 '18
THIS. Exactly my job real description.
re: 10 Great Web Development Learning Project Ideas Dec 8 '18
Having a project you want to have and to use is a great thi...
re: React Render Props Dec 7 '18
Great explanation and example! Render Props, in my opinion...
re: what bothers you the most of being a programmer? Dec 6 '18
What bothers me the most is how much time I spend in front ...
re: Keep learning, should you invest your own time? Dec 5 '18
I just follow whatever sparks my interest, this way I am fa...
re: The Incompetent Developer - Do you know one? Dec 4 '18
Same
re: Keep learning, should you invest your own time? Dec 4 '18
I learn on my own because I want to know things outside of ...
re: How to begin a project with just an idea Nov 30 '18
Start messing around and putting together what seems to be ...
re: Top 5 DEV Comments from the Past Week Nov 27 '18
Hah, thanks, but mine is the most useless comment of the we...
re: Don't be unique Nov 27 '18
It was so nice when we adopted Prettier! The autoformatting...
re: What were your "gotchas" when first learning React? Nov 26 '18
Data flow, data fetching, asynchronous state updates, some ...
re: Full-time, side projects, learning, and staying sane Nov 26 '18
It's ok to not have a side-project as a developer, first o...
re: Remember phonebooks? Nov 23 '18
Cassette players and VHS. I kinda miss them.
re: Should I do that test assignment? Nov 23 '18
I took test assignments when I was looking for a junior pos...
re: What did you have to learn ? Nov 23 '18
Yes , I just realised how lucky I am and how grateful I sho...
re: Full-time, side projects, learning, and staying sane Nov 22 '18
Do your have any advice on how to decide what is crap in yo...
re: Full-time, side projects, learning, and staying sane Nov 22 '18
"Oh yeah, we will have a beta version in 2 months" One year...
re: Full-time, side projects, learning, and staying sane Nov 22 '18
Funny, we are getting a dog this Christmas. :)
re: What did you have to learn ? Nov 22 '18
First job: SEO, copywriting, and shady google search result...
re: Large numbers Nov 22 '18
I can relate! I never wrote any articles anywhere else, but...
re: Password manager recommendations? Nov 21 '18
Ok, I'm migrating tonight.
re: Password manager recommendations? Nov 20 '18
Reading comments and thinking to try something else, maybe ...
re: Password manager recommendations? Nov 20 '18
yep, this is a problem with any services. The only solution...
re: Password manager recommendations? Nov 20 '18
Sometimes, yes. I then have to go to the app and copy paste...
re: Password manager recommendations? Nov 20 '18
I am very happy with LastPass
re: Women in Computer Science: How bad can it be? Nov 20 '18
I never felt any stigma, pressure or other bad things peopl...
re: Why did you pick the avatar you use? Nov 20 '18
It's the only nice picture with my face I had at hand, I do...
re: Useful resources for programmers. Nov 20 '18
OMG, where to get the time to read all those goodies that h...
re: Full-time, side projects, learning, and staying sane Nov 20 '18
This a very lucky case! Actually, I mentioned it, but since...
re: Full-time, side projects, learning, and staying sane Nov 20 '18
Thank you! Yes, the comments are incredibly useful here, I ...
re: Full-time, side projects, learning, and staying sane Nov 20 '18
it took me a LONG time as well.. And I also kept repeating ...
re: What's your sense of "duty" to your team? Nov 19 '18
That's a very good point!
re: Full-time, side projects, learning, and staying sane Nov 19 '18
Healthy relationships are two-way, of course you need to gi...
re: How do you make time for your dev/tech projects? Nov 19 '18
I recently wrote a post about this :) dev.to/simoroshka/ful...
re: Self taught learners need guidance and peers, not just courses. Nov 19 '18
The availability of information is both a blessing and a cu...
re: Some tips to improve your life Nov 19 '18
I started feeling so much better after switching to 2-3 hea...
re: What's your sense of "duty" to your team? Nov 19 '18
I worked in a tiny company, we were three people total, and...
re: Full-time, side projects, learning, and staying sane Nov 19 '18
I meant, some social interactions can drain your energy and...
re: So you have a bunch of things to do. Why not build a pipeline? Nov 18 '18
This is freaking awesome, I read it like a short thriller s...
re: Why is your preferred programming language your go-to? Nov 18 '18
I started learning programming with C++ (go-to language for...
re: Favourite albums to listen to while coding Nov 18 '18
Deep Focus playlist on Spotify
re: This Article is Hard to Read Nov 18 '18
Yes, it's standard browser behavior which has been around f...
re: This Article is Hard to Read Nov 18 '18
Both sticky navbar and the reaction bar make it almost impo...
re: Full-time, side projects, learning, and staying sane Nov 16 '18
Oh yes, so true! I totally forgot :) Not so long ago I sto...
re: 29 Must Read Books For Programmers Nov 15 '18
I went and bought the first one on the list yesterday. I wi...
re: The worst developers are those who complain there are no tests in a project Nov 15 '18
I think I will leave it to be a mystery :)
re: Guide to Hiring Developers Nov 15 '18
This was a bit of sarcasm from my side.
re: Let's talk about sleep. Nov 15 '18
People, don't rely on vague scientific facts. Experiment w...
re: Full-time, side projects, learning, and staying sane Nov 15 '18
Great plan! Try changing this and that and see what works f...
re: Guide to Hiring Developers Nov 15 '18
So, one needs to remove some of their projects from CV and ...
re: Full-time, side projects, learning, and staying sane Nov 15 '18
There is a huge difference between working on an existing c...
re: Full-time, side projects, learning, and staying sane Nov 15 '18
The process and the details are definitely going to be diff...
re: Full-time, side projects, learning, and staying sane Nov 15 '18
It is amazing how different people's brains work! I am the ...
re: Full-time, side projects, learning, and staying sane Nov 15 '18
This is a valid option that works great for some people! Aw...
re: The worst developers are those who complain there are no tests in a project Nov 15 '18
The funny thing is that in the following weeks he proudly a...
re: Full-time, side projects, learning, and staying sane Nov 15 '18
I got the same reaction from my colleague. But everyone's w...
re: Full-time, side projects, learning, and staying sane Nov 14 '18
9 months is a lot! Actually, it is good to take a day or tw...
re: Full-time, side projects, learning, and staying sane Nov 14 '18
Thank you! It is very easy for me to give up on the most ...
re: Full-time, side projects, learning, and staying sane Nov 14 '18
I had to do the same when I finished my degree and faced th...
re: Eat the frog Nov 14 '18
I don't have that many frogs to have one for each morning. ...
re: What are Arrow Functions? Nov 6 '18
I love them, they make the code cleaner, and the binding to...
re: Project structure for an Express REST API when there is no "standard way" Nov 6 '18
This is a great post and I will be waiting for the next one...
re: To test or not to test, is that even a question? Nov 6 '18
If your boss is the reason you don't test quit, seriously ...
re: What are you not interested in learning? Nov 6 '18
The things you have on the list are on mine as well. Not s...
re: What almost made you give up programming? Nov 6 '18
I spent 5 years in university, got my degree with honours, ...
re: The worst developers are those who complain there are no tests in a project Nov 6 '18
Thank you for the resources, I will check them out! I am a...
re: What tense do you use in Git Commit messages? Nov 5 '18
Imperative and the first letter capitalised. But sometimes ...
re: The worst developers are those who complain there are no tests in a project Nov 5 '18
He is actually a very nice and fun person and a great boss....
re: You Can Be a Casual Blogger Nov 5 '18
It is basically a successor to online-diaries-of-early-2000...
re: The worst developers are those who complain there are no tests in a project Nov 5 '18
The choice is even unary. I cannot change my boss unless I ...
re: The worst developers are those who complain there are no tests in a project Nov 5 '18
Thank you! :) But I also will need to do these things quie...
re: What’s the most frustrating thing about the process of looking for work or interviewing? Nov 5 '18
While looking for job openings: everyone wants a rock super...
re: What’s the most frustrating thing about the process of looking for work or interviewing? Nov 5 '18
Happened with me way too many times. :(
re: The worst developers are those who complain there are no tests in a project Nov 5 '18
Maybe they believe that it is possible to write perfect cod...
re: The worst developers are those who complain there are no tests in a project Nov 5 '18
I am trying to get to the point where my tests actually hel...
re: Does your team write code tests for front-end code? Nov 5 '18
At work - no. At the hobby project - yes, we are getting i...
re: You Can Be a Casual Blogger Nov 5 '18
I've been doing this kind of online writing for 16 years. J...
re: The worst developers are those who complain there are no tests in a project Nov 5 '18
And the confidence that the bug is actually removed and wil...
re: The worst developers are those who complain there are no tests in a project Nov 5 '18
...and "lazy people are those who want tests"
re: The worst developers are those who complain there are no tests in a project Nov 5 '18
I do agree that 100% coverage is too much and can be a time...
re: The worst developers are those who complain there are no tests in a project Nov 5 '18
Yes, I agree with this.
re: The worst developers are those who complain there are no tests in a project Nov 5 '18
I do agree that testing everything is unnecessary. But some...
re: Simplifying React state and styled components Nov 5 '18
I usually use styled-components theme provider and keep all...
re: On staying motivated. Nov 5 '18
I have a rule to work at least 30 minutes a day on my proje...
re: Do you have any bad “sunk cost fallacy” stories? Nov 3 '18
This was hard to come by because my brain wants me to reap...
re: Daily Coding Puzzles - Oct 29th - Nov 2nd Nov 2 '18
const make = (f, n) => f ? f(n) : n; const one = f =>...
re: How Did You Start Coding? Nov 2 '18
My first coding experience was in school. With BASIC. And n...
re: What Are Your Favourite Learning Resources? Nov 2 '18
No one mentioned FrontendMasters, so I will. If I need to d...
re: Sorting Algorithms with Javascript (Part 2) Nov 2 '18
I can do pretty much the same in javascript. :) const qs...
re: Realizations from being a frustrated developer Nov 2 '18
And, to be clear, I probably wouldn't start or continue if ...
re: Realizations from being a frustrated developer Nov 2 '18
I don't know if it is "coping" but I started my own ambitio...
re: What is Dependency Injection? Nov 1 '18
Nice! Could you also explain inversion of control in simple...
re: Stuck? Ask Yourself These Questions. Oct 31 '18
personally, for me, life and job satisfaction is above prom...
re: Stuck? Ask Yourself These Questions. Oct 31 '18
You know you won't because you are not feeling stuck :) I ...
re: Navigating the Spooky World of JavaScript Oct 31 '18
I so have the "shiny object syndrome"! It is even worse whe...
re: Realizations from being a frustrated developer Oct 31 '18
You are not alone. I was seriously considering dropping out...
re: Stuck? Ask Yourself These Questions. Oct 31 '18
"boring product", "using old tech" - Will this matter in 3 ...
re: 😱 Spooktober : Whats your most horrifying dev-bug? Oct 31 '18
Cockroaches drive me mental and push towards learning how t...
re: Has becoming a developer changed you? Oct 31 '18
Ok, there is "learning to code" part and "working as a deve...
re: What was your TDD aha moment? Oct 30 '18
Or any sort of testing, really...
re: Welcome Thread - v19 Oct 30 '18
Hi! I just joined, after seeing several posts on Twitter an...
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