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Getting wiser, dev-wise

Almost a decade ago when I was getting into real-er programming, read Java, I thought that the best practices how to write code are overrated. I could understand my very long functions. I had no reason why to comment because a lot of my code didn't last long. I admit I was cocky when I…
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CSS learning games

Games are bane of my ADD/ASD existence. I love them and hate them at the same time because my brain uses them to run away and sometimes forces me to fall into an addiction-like states. Fortunately there are also good games which force you to practice CSS. On Sunday Amber Weinberg tweeted: Love this fun…
I am comfortable with web stuff, hw and mcus but not with stuff in between

Why am I learning C again?

When Udemy was giving discounts I bought a¬†C language¬†course. Why the frozen hell as a front-end developer I would want to do that? Isn't JavaScript enough? No, JavaScript isn't enough if I want to get better as a developer. Let's face it if code looks like C it is most likely compiled as C and…
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It wasn’t always a men’s world

I planned to write something else for today, an article about CSS Regions and why we need them but one Googler decided to blow up my Twitter feed with his manifesto over the weekend. One junior developer with zero empathy skills and zero knowledge of the industry's history. If I were one female recruiter with…
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Experiments: Namespaces in CSS

Namespaces are a bit obscure feature in CSS but it is a feature which can come handy when you want to embed SVGs or other XML documents into HTML code. Even though it is not necessary to use namespaces in CSS and simply add styles into the XML mark up, it is definitely a good…
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Starting with Laravel #2 – Choosing battles

At first I foolishly thought that setting up nginx and PHP would be easy. But I am a cross between an artist and a developer, not an operations engineer. And therefore I switched back to default Apache server. Also I have different opinions about the front-end side of the things. Last post I ended just…