Everyone Thinks They’re Above Average

Startups & Tech

Stack Overflow recently released its 2019 Survey Results.

The results are a treasure trove of insights about the the developer community, but I was particularly amused by this:

We asked respondents to evaluate their own competence, for the specific work they do and years of experience they have, and almost 70% of respondents say they are above average…

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Product Hunt Pick: Readsmart

Product Hunt Picks & Roundups

Today’s Product Hunt Pick: Readsmart.

Readsmart takes your Kindle highlights and turns them into a knowledge base.

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Types of Software Testing

Front-End

If you’re new to software testing, it can seem like a bit of a maze. One site details 46 different types of software testing. What a mess.

In general, though, there are only 4 types tests you’re likely to run into:

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We’ve Always Done It This Way

Startups & Tech

In startups, resistance to change is one of the worst possible character flaws.

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Avoid Option Overload

Design

Option overload is the enemy of decision-making.

So much so that many users will behave in ways that actively undermine their own self-interests if it means they can avoid choosing between unclear options.

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CSS Fuzzy Selectors Aren’t That Fuzzy

Front-End

File this under things I wish I had known earlier: CSS Fuzzy Selectors just aren’t that fuzzy.

For example, let’s assume you have a bunch of links that include “brand” in the href attribute:

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March 2019 SEO Update

SEO

Last month, I posted my first ever SEO update. It’s time for round 2!

In March, I did the following:

  • Wrote 31 posts for a total of 5,564 words (179 words/day)
  • Published a guest post on Speckyboy
  • Drafted another guest post for the InVision blog
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March 2019 Goals Update

Goals Update

At the beginning of the year, I set some big goals for 2019.

Here’s what I accomplished in March:

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Product Hunt Roundups

Product Hunt Picks & Roundups

Today, I thought I’d experiment with a new (potentially semi-regular) post format.

I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the latest and greatest (and occasionally not-so-great) from ProductHunt.

Here’s what I liked and disliked from today’s Hunts:

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Writing My First Gutenberg Block

Front-End Reviews

I’ve written about my love for WordPress’s Gutenberg editor before, so this weekend I thought I’d try my hand at writing my first block.

I wanted to make something that would make maintaining the UX Engineer Playbook a bit easier.

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