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How I write my posts

I’ve been posting a new article every day this month, and it’s been interesting. I’ll write about that soon, but today I want to share how I put these posts together. Hopefully, you’ll learn something new from my process, or see how terrible my process is and give me some advice.

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Understand the context of code you copy

If a problem is too difficult to solve on our own, sometimes the only course of action is to search, copy, and paste. It’s something all developers have done regardless of their experience level.

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How to get your pull request merged

When I started my first job as a professional developer, one of my biggest challenges was learning how to create helpful pull requests. I had been using git for a few years at that point, but my experience was limited to merging and pushing directly to the default remote branch. As a result, my first code reviews were fraught with answering questions, rewriting code, and (gulp) interactive rebasing.

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Talk to your React components with custom events

I build pages with both React and non-React components, and sometimes all these components need to talk to each other. Examples include opening a React modal when a customer clicks a button or updating a text block when a customer adds a product from a React stepper. There are many ways to do this, but in my opinion, the best way is to use custom events.

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Tips for vanilla JavaScript DOM manipulation

If you need to go au naturale with your JavaScript DOM manipulation, here are some tips for improving performance.

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11 podcasts for the frontend developer

I’m a huge fan of continuing education, and one of the ways I binge on information is through podcasts. Here’s a list of 11 podcasts that I find not only educational but entertaining as well.

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What is your code communicating?

Developers don’t write code for computers. I mean, we do, but not primarily. If we did, it would make no difference whether we wrote in Java, bytecode, or complete binary. Yet when given a choice, we write in abstractions because developers write code for other developers.

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How to avoid premature abstractions in React

As a junior developer, my number one problem was creating premature abstractions. Nowhere was this more evident than my React components.

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12 newsletters for frontend developers

Frontend development is a field that changes daily, and to stay up-to-date, I need a steady source of new information. One way I do this is through newsletters.

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