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    How (and why) you should tag subscribers to your tech blog

    Let’s be real: most developers decide what to blog about on a whim. Our blogs cover tons of topics, and there’s a good chance that the only person interested in ALL of them is, well, us. That’s just one reason it’s handy to tag and segment subscribers to your email list. Basically this means assigning tags to people based on what blog post made them decide to subscribe. You can use tags and segments to:
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    How to update a pull request from a fork with Git

    If you maintain an open-source project, there’s a good chance the pull requests you receive need a little bit of work before they’re ready to merge. Here’s a quick step-by-step guide for how to modify commits on a pull request when it’s coming from a fork of your repo. In this guide, we’ll assume the following: Your repo: github.com/your-username/your-repo-name Your contributor: their-username Their PR’s branch: bugfix-branch Step 1.
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    My first npm package: A Gatsby theme for knowledge bases

    After dragging myself out of what I’m dubbing the quarantine slump (namely, playing 100+ hours of Animal Crossing, re-watching Children of Men, and concluding that I’m probably not inside a simulation), I finally published @mlent/gatsby-theme-help-center. It’s the first time I’ve published my own npm package, not connected to work! Well, it’s kind of connected to work because I built this theme because I needed it for my own SaaS product.
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    7 software developer resume tips to help you stand out

    I’ve read thousands of resumes and CVs during my 3+ years as a hiring manager at a high-growth tech startup. It’s the same at many companies: Most applications land in the bin at the stage where your resume or CV is all the company knows about you. The reason for this is more or less mathematical: It’s simply impossible to speak to every single applicant. The time of hiring managers, tech recruiters, and everyone involved in any given hiring process is finite.
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    7 absolute truths I unlearned as junior developer

    Next year, I’ll be entering my 10th year of being formally employed to write code. Ten years! And besides actual employment, for nearly 2⁄3 of my life, I’ve been building things on the web. I can barely remember a time in my life where I didn’t know HTML, which is kind of weird when you think about it. Some kids learn to play an instrument or dance ballet, but instead I was creating magical worlds with code in my childhood bedroom.
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