My code, my failure

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As a developer, it can be difficult to separate oneself from their code. Our code, in reality, is seen as a representation of our abilities. The resulting product is then a representation of our code and ourselves as well. We pride ourselves on what we write and feel ashamed when the code we put out […]

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Comprehensive Beginner’s Guide To ReactJS

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A few weeks ago, I made a presentation and a youtube video introducing Angular (and JS developers in general) to ReactJS. It seems like React became a framework many want to try but somehow, it’s always out of reach. A part of the reason for that is that there’s not a “why” attached to the […]

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A Month In

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About a month ago, I started my new job at a fresh startup. It’s self-funded but with a cool idea that addresses a particular industry’s needs. I’d like to talk about my experience but without expressly talking about the product itself, so for now, visualize it as a super-customized version of Dropbox for a particular […]

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Programming Myths

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Programming myths permeate the developer world as much as urban myths spread through high school. The non-tech media believes it whole-heartedly, young developers suspect something but stay in denial, and older developers know better, most of the time, until they start a whole new myth that serves them. Or a combination of the reactions may […]

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Handling Critique As a Developer

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Handling Critique is a chapter from my upcoming book, Web Developer Dot Meta. Subscribe to my mailing list to get more information. I like to say that people that criticize you unconstructively are people that are not happy. And with that, I’d like to talk about handling critique from your peers. Just like artists that […]

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Where are all the remote tech jobs?

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I’ve recently started the arduous process of finding a new job and have encountered quite a struggle in the process so after having read Paul Graham’s article on immigration, I decided to write this article to weigh in with my lay knowledge, anecdotes, and personal knowledge. First, let me reiterate what Paul said. Basically, he […]

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What I did in 2014

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2014 was quite a year for me, just like any other year. Before I get into the specifics, I learned one big thing: Despite thinking I had slowed down on my learning endeavor, I’ve sped it up to tremendous velocities. What I mean by that is that, when you start programming, everything is new. Before […]

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