Welcome to my PinkLetter. A short, weekly, technology-agnostic, and pink newsletter where we cultivate timeless skills about web development.
When is the last time you appreciated somebody on your team?
As a developer, you deal with problems: you can spot bad code just by the shape of it, your days are interrupted by the exception tracker, and one of your favourite command is
git blame—which you’ve been planning to alias to
git praise but never did.
Your nose is excellent at smells. But what about perfumes?
When stuff explodes, you feel bad. When things work, you feel ok. But when is the moment to feel good?
Sure, everybody promised to share feedback as soon as they got some. But are they really?
Here’s a simple trick: make appreciation part of your rituals.
I’ve been facilitating retros for years with the same basic structure. I ask people to share their thoughts around four dimensions:
It works wonders. Give it a go!
My workflow using Vim, 2021 by ThePrimeagen
this is my workflow using vim. I wanted the kind of showcase how I jump around and how I think about things. this isn’t meant to be a super technical video, more a video just describing how I approach using vim.
13 Advanced (but useful) Git Techniques and Shortcuts by Fireship
Productive programmers tend to be really good at Git. Take a look at 13 advanced git tips and tricks to supercharge your development workflow.
A Look at React Hooks by Victoria Lo
In this series, we shall look at various React Hooks and learn how we can use them to implement in our React projects!