Every developer I know struggles with impostor syndrome. The problem with this fact is, if people I admire for their many skills have impostor syndrome then clearly I am an impostor since I’m not as good as they are.
I use Git in both my personal and professional life. Depending on the context, I want to use different contact information. This is how I set this up on my machine.
In Git 2.28 you can change the default branch name from ‘master’ to whatever you want (the name ‘main’ seems to be a popular choice). This is the command to run to add this to your configuration.
Making fetch calls with Promises vs async/await.
The WordPress block editor (a.k.a. Gutenberg) communicates with the database via the WordPress REST API. We can read and write post meta from within the Gutenberg editor after we enable the specific post meta field in the WordPress REST API.
As a developer, I spend a lot of time going back and forth between the command line and Jira tickets. I realized that since I always include the Jira ticket identifier (e.g. `sf-123`) in the branch name (in a reliable position), I could write a git alias to open the corresponding URL. This is how I implemented this behavior.
Code to add a custom column to the WP Admin Posts listing page.
There are lots of ways to write variable names when programming. This is the list of ones I find myself using.