Sophie Koonin blogged “Everything I googled in a week as a professional software engineer,” which was a fascinating look into the mind of a web developer and what they need to look up during day-to-day work. We all joke that we just Google stuff (or StackOverflow stuff) we don’t know off the bat and copy and paste, but this is more to the heart of it.
A few just from one day:
react-apollo release notes
jest silence warnings – don’t judge me, ok?
semantic HTML contact details – wanted to check if the
<address>tag was relevant here
dominos accessibility – popcorn.gif
- Take a screenshot on Mac
- Center a div with Grid
- Undo a git commit
- Grid with React Native – checking if this was a thing with React Native
Reading these, I alternate from “eeeeesh, good luck” to “I wish I could have been there because I could have probably helped.”
This is a fun little blogging trend I’d love to see more people do. (Reminds me of that “How we do CSS at [company]” thing.)
I’ll do my last few days, unearthed from Google’s My Activity area, filtered to search-only.
This was just a couple of hours yesterday morning, with some noise and distracting stuff removed:
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