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Flavio Copes

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How to work from home without going crazy

We plan to dig deep into this topic on Brain Science (listen and subscribe here), but until then, here’s some great advice from Flavio Copes based on many years of working remotely.

I’m an introvert, I am independent and I like doing things alone. This post is heavily influenced by this fact, and you might find that what I say is madness if you’re an extrovert who needs people around to be productive.

The first suggestion I have for you is to have a dedicated office space. It does not need to be in another building, but it might be necessary if you have lots of people in your house. I do have a dedicated room, with a door I can close. It’s very helpful because it avoids.. interruptions.

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Every developer should have a blog (here's why, and how to stick with it)

Flavio Copes is a great person to take this advice from. He’s been blogging for “more than 11 years,” more or less consistently. In this post he covers not only what you need to know to be successful, but also what you need to forget.

One of ways I learn best is by doing. I literally decide on a topic I think I know something about, and I drill down in a spiral loop through things I didn’t know, or I didn’t even think about.

They say you never fully understand a topic until you are able to explain it. Blogging is a low barrier to explaining things.

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A short and simple guide to Babel

Just getting started with Babel? Read this guide from Flavio Copes — it’s short, so maybe 2-3 minutes to skim or 10 minutes to read.

Babel is an awesome tool, and it’s been around for quite some time, but nowadays almost every JavaScript developer relies on it, and this will continue going on, because Babel is now indispensable and has solved a big problem for everyone.

Babel is a compiler: it takes code written in one standard, and it transpiles it to code written into another standard.

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The Vue Handbook

A free ebook by Flavio Copes. Here’s the skinny:

After spending a lot of time diving into Vue, in preparation for a Vue online course I’m building, I created this free resource that contains a lot of material to help anyone go from zero Vue knowledge to having a pretty good overview of this popular JavaScript frontend framework.

The book’s content is behind a newsletter signup. That’s the price of free, I guess. 🤷‍♂️

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A guide to JavaScript regular expressions

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Learn everything about JavaScript Regular Expressions with this brief guide that summarizes the most important concepts and shows them off with examples.

Regular expressions can be a developer’s best friend or worst nightmare, depending on how well you can wield them. I’ve been using them (with varying degrees of success) since the early aughts, yet I still learn something new every time I read a tutorial like Flavio’s.

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