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Hi! I'm Catalin

In this newsletter, I cover software development, developer advocacy, technical writing, and the latest news and trends in tech. I also share exclusive behind-the-scenes insights about my experience as a developer, advocate and content creator.

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A visual React IDE? 👀

Hey, Catalin Pit here! How are you? 👋 Personally, I had a few busy and hectic last months, but in a good sense. I started a new position at @Documenso as a Software Engineer, and I've been busy settling into the new role. I really enjoy it! 💚 Anyway, I have some interesting updates for you! React Visual IDE Last week, I published an article about a React Visual IDE 👀 that can help you build React apps quicker and easier. Especially user interfaces. It was my first time using it, and I gotta...

6 months ago • 1 min read

Long time no see! Before you close the email, or worse - unsubscribe (😔), take a few minutes to read the email. You'll learn something you can apply when life throws you into unexpected situations, or at least you might get some motivation. After being laid off from my last job, I de-prioritized content creation and focused entirely on coding. I spent most of my time working on iCodeThis.com and honing my technical skills. That's why I didn't send an email in such a long time. Losing my job...

11 months ago • 2 min read
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Questions to ask before accepting a job offer 1. Will they claim ownership if you release a side project or any product? 2. Are you allowed to contribute to open source? 3. Is there a clear progression path? 4. Will you have a mentor? Side project/product ownership Many people are unaware that companies can claim ownership of their side projects/products even if they are created outside working hours and on personal equipment. Simply put, a company can claim ownership of everything you...

about 1 year ago • 2 min read
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How to generate unlimited content ideas I started this newsletter issue by trying to sound smart and write a complex description of content creation. After finishing, I thought - "why waste time with definitions that can be found with a Google search" and deleted everything I wrote. Instead, let's jump straight to the point and see the five techniques to generate unlimited content ideas. 1. Talk about what you learn You learn something new every day in your tech job. As a result, everything...

about 1 year ago • 4 min read
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Hi there! It's Catalin emailing you. This newsletter focuses on software development, developer advocacy, technical writing, and the latest news and trends in tech. It also includes exclusive behind-the-scenes information about my experience as a developer, advocate and content creator. Why I gave up on Twitter ... and all other social media platforms. In the past three years, since I started being active on Twitter, I have spent a huge amount of time building an online presence. Looking...

over 1 year ago • 4 min read
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