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[DMWN #36] Fortune shares tips that helped him get his first full-time Job ✨

Dillion Megida
Dillion Megida
Happy new week : )
And Merry Easter ✨ (if you celebrate it)
Trust you had a great weekend?
Here’s what I have for you this week
What I did last week 😇
  1. I had an interview with Fortune, where he shared how he got his first full-time Job as a Junior Developer. This video is the first part of my Junior Dev Series where I interview different developers and have them share their stories to help people pick tips and improve their approach to job applications
  2. I shared 5 Helpful Visual Studio Code Extensions on IG which can help you improve your development experience in your editor
  3. In my JavaScript Array methods series, I added Array.flat() - for flatting nested arrays within an array and Array.slice() - for slicing an array
  4. I published How to Use TypeScript with GraphQL using TypeGraphQL. In this article, I explained what TypeScript and GraphQL is, using TypeScript without TS, and with TS, and how to how to have a smoother experience using GraphQL and TypeScript with TypeGraphQL
I recently launched Simplified Technical Writing where I share most (if not all) of my experience in Technical writing. In it, I share how to get started, how to get topics, writing jobs you can apply for and so much more. Do check it out if interested and share : )
Featured Articles ✍️
  1. Why You Should Republish Your Devblog Posts and How to Do It: Republishing content can help you reach more audience but there are things to watch out for. Check out this article to learn more.
  2. A brief difference between zsh and bash: zsh and bash are two shell types which can be customizable in different ways. Learn about the difference here.
  3. How to use a proxy in Next.js:; Proxies in web applications are a way to provide a middle man layer between a website and a device, which can be great for security and other things. Check out this article to learn more.
Featured Videos 📹
  1. How to Add Real-Time Chat Messaging to Your SwiftUI App: If you are a SwiftUI developer, check out this video to learn how to easily integrate real-time chat messaging into your applications
  2. How I got into tech and my Career journey so far ✨: In this video, I share my tech career journey. Hopefully you can pick lessons from the tips, mistakes and experiences I had until this moment in my career
  3. I Bet You Can’t Even Name 10 Console log methods: Learn about new console methods in this video.
Tool of the day 🛠
Peacock: VSCode extension that allows you to change the color of your VSCode workspaces. It is very handy when working with multiple workspaces at the same time:

Image gotten from VS Code Marketplace
Image gotten from VS Code Marketplace
Useful tip of the day ✨
Here’s how to generate a random number within a range:
Math.floor(Math.random() * 10)
This will return a random number between 0 and 10. Math.random() returns a number between 0 and 1 but never 1. Multiplying it by 10 means you get a number between 0 and 10. Since random() never returns 1 or more, you can not more than 10:
10 * 0.98 * 10 = 9.8
floor() rounds the number downwards so 9.8 is 9.
Useful advice from me to you :)
I shared earlier on Twitter today how much it feels nice to see yourself grow overtime in something. I started YouTube last year March with very little skills when it comes to video creation. Fun fact: I actually recorded the 12mins first video at a go…no breaks, no cuts while editing. Just looking at the screen and hoping not to make any mistakes so I don’t start again. I did almost 10 takes that day 😂. I had very little experience with videos but I started still.
The point here is–and this is not just for video creation, but life generally–don’t wait for perfection before starting that thing you want to start. Don’t wait till you have all the tools and all the experience before starting that time. Most of the time, you actually learn these things while you do it and make mistakes.
That’s it for this week.
I currently have an Instagram account @deeecode where I share code/tech tips from time to time. Do follow if you’re interested :)
If you’d like to talk about Tech (writing or software engineering) or have questions, you can schedule a meeting with me in my Calendly profile. Looking forward to meeting you.
As a content creator, I love simplifying diverse topics in web development that I understand. Do you have any issues, tools, or frameworks that you’d like to understand better? Do let me know, and I may come up with an article or video on it.
A new week, another opportunity to do amazing things! So go do amazing things 🚀.
Do have a splendid week 🌟
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Dillion Megida
Dillion Megida @iamdillion

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