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    Newsletter testimonials

    About once a year I send a feedback poll to newsletter subscribers. Here are all their responses from 2021. You can judge for yourself 😊

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    No one

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Your perfect plan won't survive contact with the user. Best to try fast and see what happens. Fix if it's worth fixing.

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    I like when share about real issues (not technical) have faced

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a VP/Director/Manager

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    It was a while ago, I don't remember 😅 but usually it's because I don't read emails often so they just fill up my inbox. I always read yours though!

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    To back myself with a senior mindset

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    The senior mindset stuff and product/business stuff

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    It makes it easier to articulate what I'm looking for when I hire engineers

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes, it's wholesome good content

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    great software engineering tips and things to think about

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    thinking about how I should approach my career in software engineering

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    yes

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    I am an angular developer

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    'Experience' lessons

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Writing style

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    yes

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    none

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Wake up to have a senior mindset

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    When I learn new principles to grow as a developer

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    I thank this newsletter because it helped me to get my dream job

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Great content that will help you to become a better dev

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    None

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    New point of view

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    It's straightforward, easy to read and regular

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    makes me think about things differently

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    yes, definitely

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    the senior mindset

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    mental models for being a team player

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    react tips

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    yeah

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a VP/Director/Manager

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    None

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Anything about technology

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Many viewpoints

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Tell me the latest movements

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    I didn't really need something else to read

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    sometimes things are worth at least skimming

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    worthwhile information, not too salesy.

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    sure. they are informative.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Dev growth tips

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Tone and insights

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    nothing

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    somehow on the internet

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    things that follow on being a senior which very few info is available out there

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    senior mindset

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    love how you write posts on senior mindset and how to grow and be a senior

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    Get some impressions about Web development

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    See 2.

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    See 2.

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Only when he uses React.js

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    None

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Senior dev tips, interesting thoughts in general, job and career tips

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Fun, quirky

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes, is useful

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Business and developer decisions

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Short and sweet

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes, because you can learn something in a few minutes

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    Happily subscribed for a while

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Lots of great anecdotes and loving yor views on things. Got 22 years experience in the field and still los to learn :)

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    I love the writing style, and topics covered

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    The free beer is great!

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes indeed - if I subscribe then I recommend. I don't subscribe to much

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a VP/Director/Manager

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    I subscribed without knowing what kind of emails i would get. Maybe show examples?

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Some nice coding styles, and how some things can be.

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    When they are straight to the point, and when they contain nice illustrations

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes, i learn from it

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    none

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    that I should not fuck up to earn trust :)

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    I'ts honest and without unnecessary sizzle

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    yup, cuz a lot of value is here

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a VP/Director/Manager

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    I didn't hesitate. I neva frizz.

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    How to code in React and other interesting topics especially the ones on senior engineer mentality.

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Relevant and precise, and not too spammy.

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    New ideas and ways to approaching items.

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes, very helpful information.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    None

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Seniority

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Encouraging flavor

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Technical decisions

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes. It will help them to improve their developer mindset

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    None. After a friend send me the first link about the senior mindset I subscribed

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    I like the whole senior perspective. How you talk about value, not only for the company, but for my. I am learning to think more about what I do and how I do. I am starting to see my experience in a new light

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Talks about career and how be the best. I am looking for improvement and the way I do the things

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    I like to see content from different places, like podcasts and books. Really useful

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes! I see in a great wey to improve my self over my career

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    I wasn't sure about the frequency

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    A lot, tons of stuff that's really practical

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    The tone is nice and light

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    I get a view on things that I do work with but that I maybe don't think enough about

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yep, because I think people I know would both like it and find it useful

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    that I wouldnt read them

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    best practices, latest approaches to writing frontend code, cool libraries, job market

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    witty and informative

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    yes

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a VP/Director/Manager

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    Didn't know who you were at first, wary of spam

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Lots of good insight into React & software engineering

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Sharing from personal experiences

    ⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    I'm lazy sh💩t

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Brevity

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    A larger sort of perspective on developer profession in general

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes, it is entertaining too

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    I this period I don't have time for that, but maybe next year

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Modern web standards & how to work in the industry

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    I like your point of view and also technical content and articles you write

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes, absolutely. Because the quality of content and different areas touched

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    Was afraid it doesn't turn into another sales spam as most other newsletters do, good job Swizec!

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Lots of tips and tricks about React/TS/Career

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    honesty and transparency

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    it's a nice async way for me to keep up to date with what's going on in JS world (from a top down perspective)

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    sure, it's been useful for me - and it got recommended to be by a friend ;)

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a C-level (eg CEO, CTO, CMO, …)

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    Didn’t know I could subscribe to anything other then emails.

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Mindset of senior developers.

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    More of the same please. I think its excellent.

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Building confidence I can do things myself. Learning new stuff. See things from othe angles.

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    See previous

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    None

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Loads. Originally react-specific stuff but other, more 'general' software/career things too

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    The writing style - it's concise and you tend to cover a lot of subjects/areas that are interesting for me

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Learning new aspects of react and the eco-system, seeing the career path of another software developer

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes, although most of my friends aren't programmers.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    your work wasn't much discussed on other js newsletters

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    thing or two about data viz and abusing react

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    casual tone

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    I've became somewhat focused in my dev career

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    I do not have friends that are programmers

    from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    Who the heck is Swisec and why should I care?

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    React, Dev life, work-life dichotomy.

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    It has Swizec's unique voice which is fun and real. Sorry I spelt your name wrong the last time.

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Other benefits...Business thinking for devs, I guess.

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    I would if they are into the things I'm into.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    none

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Mostly mental tips about shifting from a short-term, code-related view to a more long-term, management and business oriented view

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    It's short to read, scoped on small, digestible points, and packed with relatable insights

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    I'm starting to sound smarter quoting you at work :)

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    A dev friend for sure

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    Over the years I've subscribed to a LOT of newsletter and not all of them helped me became a better engineer. So I guess the only hesitation I had when subscribing was : "Is it worth ?"

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Quite a lot actually ! But what comes immediatly to mind are these two topics : - how to change my mindset to become a better engineer, - how to talk about salary with my hierarchy

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    The mails are clean, the frequency is perfect to me, it's not trying to sell me something

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes, and I have ! Finding a good newsletter isn't an easy thing. There's a lot of stuff out there but quality is hard to find

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    Don't want my email to fill up with stuff that I do not have time to react :-)

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    What's "in", behavioural attitude, solution oriented focus, fun facts, useful coding tips,..

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Reasonable length & interesting content

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    -

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes, there are sometimes very useful insights about stuff that I couldn't say better myself :-)

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    not lengthy email

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    believe in yourself and start working on react or other FE framework that you know

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    inspirational facts about SE or development

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    motivate to learn react

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    yes, for inspirational post and dev idea

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    none

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    senior mindset series and also advanced reactjs stuff.

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    senior mindset

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    yes, there are not enough blogs catering to senior developers

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    None

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    A lot of interesting React stuff. I'm less interested in the senior content .

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    React discussions

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    None

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Different ways to look at coding and career

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    they are fun to read

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    yes

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a VP/Director/Manager

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    None at all. Discovered your words and joined right up.

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Interesting insights from your experience, and thought worms. Always good to get someone else's perspective.

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    See answer to question 3. But your writing style is very easy to read. No BS. Nice and natural. Lots of good points.

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    I'm here for the insights and points of view that I can take away and think about.

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Absolutely! Why? Because if I like it then it's worth recommending.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    Already subscriber for years

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Mindset, even before "senior mindset" series

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    directness, real-life situations

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    general knowledge about working in really big companies

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes, because it rocks. But in fact - mostly no, because they don't know english well enough :(

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    None

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    A lot

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Career advices, talking about salaries and how to improve as an engineer.

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Sure. Its a good read.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    None

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Real life experience

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Fast, informative, fun

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    New tech or approach discovered

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Sure

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    Lack of time to read all

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Lots of technical stuff and insights on work life

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Clear and friendly tone

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes. Because there is no bla bla.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a C-level (eg CEO, CTO, CMO, …)

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    no hesitation, i can't even remember, how and why i subscribed 😆

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    I learned about the dev mindset, about opinions, most of them i liked.

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    to not be wearing blinkers

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    i like to discuss about your topics with my dev-friends

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    yes, because i like your way of doing, writing news

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a VP/Director/Manager

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    None

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    React and Developers daily struggles

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Content

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Stay updated

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    yes

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    None

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Stuff no one talks about.

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Focus on real world scenario

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    knowledge

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes, it's great.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    nothing

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    to be cool

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    None, I’m quick to subscribe and unsubscribe. I’m still here so that’s a good thing :))

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    I learnt quite a few things about becoming a senior. It’s also inspiring to see the journey of a fellow ‘balkanian’.

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    I love the money related discussions and anything that can help me be a higher paid dev

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    I’m not sure, I consume content for its long-term value 🤷🏻‍♂️

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yeah, I’d recommend to my few friends involved in tech. For the same reasons I read it, I think it will help long-term with maximizing my career.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    Everybody can _say_ they have good newsletters

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Need to set better goals and there are people willing to help ( guess there IS some truth to SMART goals vs MBA Bro speak )

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Conversational tone

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Learning to think like a developer from a larger company

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes, I enoy the tone and they have the proper level of technical know how vs why

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    Didn't really have a hesitation.

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Mainly about having a strong why and vision for your career to help your progression.

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    I liked the stories being attached the lessons being told.

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Got introduced to some interesting ideas to explore.

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    I would. I think especially for younger engineers, there are a lot of good things to learn about how to improve there.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a VP/Director/Manager

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    I don't like subscribing to things. This seemed worth it.

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    How am I on my worst day? That's profound. And the idea that I will someday have to work myself out of the coding seat to get into a "senior" seat.

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Voice and tone of the emails are refreshing compared to all the other subscriptions I have to read for news and info.

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Staying up to date with React, good laughs.

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    I have. It's a fresh look on coding and high-level concepts like career advancement, without sounding to business-y or stale.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    None

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Senior dev mindset and pathway for my career.

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    The real world examples that he provides. Very insightful

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes. It is legit and honest.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a VP/Director/Manager

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    I do subscribe

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    me answer no helpful maybe but over last few years lots

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    about react

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    pssshh hmm more stuff on my radar

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    I would if I knew frinds in this kinda dev work

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Senior engineer mindset

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Practical advice for personal and technical growth

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    No hesitation subscribing to the person (whom I consider) as one of the brightest mind in software engineering.

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    The mindset of always pushing yourself to learn mastery and seniority beyond technology.

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Timely topics that can really help boost your career and technical thinking.

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Being up to date with what I consider as very applicable in the life of a lifelong software engineer.

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes. The newsletter is a gold mine of technology, senior and open thinking and transparency.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    can't remember, but I enjoy the no-nonse peak into the life of a sr eng

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    twitter or PH ? can't remember either :s

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    no-nonsense approach and peak into life of snr eng

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    nothing rly tangible as i'm not an eng, but definitely some insights (& laughs)

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes, especially if they're going on a technical career path

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    NOne

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    More about the senior mindset and react

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    the honesty and transparency

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    same as above

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    yep, listed above

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    The tone

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    None

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Tips about being a senior engineer and how to adopt the mindset

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Interviews with other people

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    N/A

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes, good tips about being an engineer

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Serverless stuff, global knowledge about the tech world

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Funny , easy to read, front end or full stack related

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    will the time spent be worthwhile

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    that I need more energy :P

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    finding new approaches to things

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    none, so far

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    no, not time efficient

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    None.

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Gaining insights from a different perspective.

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    The varied content

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes, if they had an interest in programming or developtment

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    none but sometimes info overload from all emails keeps me from reading yours

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    you are an outsider point of view that challenges my thinking

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    novel, unbiased approach that challenges preconceptions/status quo

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    links and discussion on things I did not know about

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes. Because it breaks up groupthink complacency

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    I hate email digests with a passion

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    A ton about the senior mindset, efficiency, management

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    The way they are written. Love your style

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Motivation

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Absolutely. One of the best resources out there for devs and their team leads

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    mmm just observing what is he doing :-)

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    mmm the style?

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    mmm not sure

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    yes

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a C-level (eg CEO, CTO, CMO, …)

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    None

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Forget

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Senior series

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Become better senior developer

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes. Unique view and short and focus content

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    No hesitation when I signed up. A former colleague retweeted your article on working at Google or sth

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Taking more ownership and being more involved

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Can relate to most of the things.

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    N/a

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes. I feel they help one adjust their mindset in terms of how they work and relate with other stakeholders. Makes one have a senior mindset

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    I did not.

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Insights about my career.

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Mindset about Senior Engineer.

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Big Picture for my career.

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes. Excelent topics.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    No hesitation!

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Career tips and coding tips

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    The informative content

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Trends in programming

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes. What's there to lose by having an informative newsletter delivered to your inbox?

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Technical debt can be managed and be used in an advantageously

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Frank, sincere, and down-to-earth. Has a personal voice.

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Re-examination of old ideas and legacy flows

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes. To become a better coder with better practices

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Lot of tips to apply in my career

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    The general tips about growing and personal tips

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Stay update

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Sure, it is a good way to keep learning

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    none

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    need to ship without waiting for 'perfection'

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    practical advice on software development

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    engineers mindset, reasons for timely deployment

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes. It is informative on practical application solutions

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    inbox clutter build

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    intengible stuff about life in dev field. Serverless.

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    cheerful knowledge drops. Has opinion.

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    General window into what another dev is doing

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    I have - usually a specific data point I think would interest them.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    None!

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    I feel like with each newsletter I read I'm slowly growing into a wiser, more mature web developer.

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    His insights into the daily problems of web development (hiring devs, refactoring your codebase, learning from others' mistakes, etc)

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Swizec's style of writing is easily digestible and entertaining

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes! It will 100% make you a better web developer

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    tech lead mission ; modern stuff from san francisco tech companies

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    neat, examples, talks to me, good length (not too short, not too long)

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    links sometimes

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    yes. to learn from an experienced tech guy who managed tech but also business/communication side

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a C-level (eg CEO, CTO, CMO, …)

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    trends, experiences

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    someone elses similar view on my own experiences

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    joy while reading

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a C-level (eg CEO, CTO, CMO, …)

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    Uff, je bilo tako dolgo nazaj da se ne spomnim. Verjetno ni bilo kaj dosti zadržkov, ker te poznam še iz faksa.

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Na kakšen način se lahko uporabi različna orodja/tehnologije katerih sicer ne uporabljam.

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Tvoji pogledi na stanje v industriji. Prigode in nauki na dejanskih projektih.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    A few things about senior mindset

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    That is honest advice and the quality of your examples

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    no hesitation

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    I learned about 'pro/senior' mindset. The hair stylist who just 'makes it look good' type analogy is brilliant. I liked the discussion about position statements! All the React content is cool too. All around awesome stuff.

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Mindset advice!!!!!

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    The React and coding tips are great. It helps me keep up to date with new stuff coming out

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    YES. Swizec's advice is solid, practical pro advice. I've been able to apply the mindset advice and have found it useful in my own career

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a VP/Director/Manager

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    It’s an email list…

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Really awesome tech, mental health, productivity tips

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Writing style is like talking to a friend

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Not sure

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Absolutely!! Great content!!

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    none because i followed on twitter

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    i dont read them much but would still like to keep on receiving - i feel if I were younger and looking for a job they would be a lot more valuable to me

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    good advice for newbies

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    as he addresses those that are maybe new-ish to programming these same people sit on my introductory-level courses so it helps me relate and give pep talks/vibe up during courses

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    yes totally. knows what he's talking about

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a C-level (eg CEO, CTO, CMO, …)

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    None really

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    React content and various career navigation things

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    It's generally an entertaining blend of narratives and insights

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    I have, I think it's useful for people making sense of their career path

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    None

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    The articles about React Query, GraphQL and "Better tooling won't fix your API" were very informative and insightful. I like the "big picture" approach in them: seeing things in context, comparing a library/tool/technique with others, etc. The "senior mindset" series was also interesting, but I didn't buy the 29 USD

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    See previous answer

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    It is always good to get to know a new personal point of view about this whole madness which is the software industry ;-)

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    See my previous answers

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    didnt know the person who he was, only the serverless book

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    some management stuff, how to make decisions and how to say no sometimes

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    personal thoughts

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    change of mindset in progress

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    yes, reasons before

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Lots of insights

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Not to long, lots of substance

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Unconventional ideas. Engineering with the focus on engineers.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    none

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Some interesting stuff about react, the canvas, perspectives on being a senior SDE, reminders about keeping that perspective and probably more that I don't recall atm.

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    I enjoy the peek into your mind on topics I might not encounter, but sometimes do encounter.

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Just a reminder that when I'm frustrated with issues at the job, others have encountered those same issues.

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes. It's a good balance between pragmatism and idealism.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a VP/Director/Manager

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    I didnt

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    "Strangler Pattern", react query for expensive operations

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    authenticity

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    yes, and I do

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    no hesitation beyond adding another newsletter to my inbox

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    switching mindset from junior to senior

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    light tone but really insightful

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    changing the way i think about how i work and the value i provide

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    yes - for the mentioned reasons

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a C-level (eg CEO, CTO, CMO, …)

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    None

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Some react tidbits (mostly)

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    The lighthearted tone and concise info delivery

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    None more than i can think about rn

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes, because they're fun

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    worth it? is. the. content. worth. it?

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    i like the way you think. certain angles. topics are always treated very deeply

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    the view of a pro

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    deep insides

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    yes

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Mindset

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Opinions

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes, to get some perspective

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    Don't remember actually

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Also don't remember :) Some dev news aggregator newsletter I guess. Or hackernews, or lobsters

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    No bulshit

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Got me thinking more about directions to take in my career

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes.. It is funny, friendly, and full with good advices

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    None, Already knew from Twitter

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Scratch my head more often and give a more deeper thought on may software development aspects

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    It is light even with more tech/deep content

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    I didn't know whether it would be a valuable use of my time to read it. Some newsletters are unhelpful and I just want something short and sweet.

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Different ways to take more ownership of your career path

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    I like the emails that are quick and to the point but are still saying something new.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    one should always hesitate before subscribing

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    idk sorry

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    How relatable it is (to my career & the thoughts I have on it & the direction I want to take it) and how easy to read it is (thanks for emojis & short paragraphs)

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    I hadn't heard of swizec, but gave it a shot

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Interesting thoughts about job trajectories and tidbits about various coding things

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Thoughtful and thought provoking

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Perspectives on problems from someone with different professional experience

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes, I find myself reading them all so I imagine others would as well

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    None

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Steps to advancing my career

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    The raw honesty

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    None I can think of atm

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yeah

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a C-level (eg CEO, CTO, CMO, …)

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    none

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    that it's possible to write great, useful emails consistently

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    interesting perspectives from your own experience

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    yes, for the same reason I like it

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    Happy to be a subscriber, only hesitation is cluttering my inbox but I like the swizec emails

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Good tips about engineering management, serverless, react, and JavaScript

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Senior mindset and management ideas

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Not sure. The react/js/senior web developer focus is exactly what I’m interested in, but it may be a bit different than what my friends want

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    None

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Really great coding advice and techniques

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Coding techniques

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes. He is knowledgable

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    None

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    The thoughts and experiences of a fellow dev

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Honest and frank

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    None

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Lot's of tech that I'm behind on.

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    When you discuss tech that I'm interested in.

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    It reminds me to study including studying the email itself. The technical discussions.

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes. To grow tech knowledge.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    None. I subscribe to many devs lists

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    He replies. He's nice. A little tech...but we're into different things rn

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    I like swiz so I keep up. Maybe I get something maybe not...

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    None. Mostly I don't completely read them. Scan and see, then move on

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    I don't recommend emails.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a VP/Director/Manager

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    None

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Can't remember.

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    I think I'm probably not completely the target audience but it's great to read another point of view

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Additional insight

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Sure. I think a lot of people are missing some of the pieces that the series highlights

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    too much information from many sources but I don't want to unsubscribe... did I make an unsubscribe request?

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    engineering stuff, stuff that is hard to get, and more in a remote setting

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    content, concise and to the point

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    learning stuff from an experienced developer

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    yes, if they want to learn more

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    No hesitation

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    learning about React, software dev and the business of dev, and Serverless

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    sense of humor, knowledge of the biz

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    A lot of useful and pertinent info like the newsletter today on serverless providers

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes, if I had friends. Very informative and useful

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    had none

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    It had widened my perspectives, I got much confidence and knowledge

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    The tone, how it's written

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Advises, I bought a recommended book because of it

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Definitely

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    I'm actually not an engineer or a dev in my professional work.

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    What I really take away is how transposable the senior mindset is to other professions. I have spent most of my career in sales.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    Probably none but I actually don't remember. It was too long ago 😅

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Tons of react, d3 and senior mindset tips

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Straight to the point. Full of genuine work stories that I can relate to. And even though I'm not et your level, we are almost at the same age, so your problems are or will be mine. Plus, i really like your "get shit done first, talk tech later "way of seeing things

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Your bike rides 😃 (or is it on twitter)

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes sure. Mentionned you plenty of time at work. Relevant for any wannabe senior/d3/react developer

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    Being spammed with general tips that were not relatable and possibly come from a place of implied ego, "as an xyz super 10x dev let me tell you that if you don't know react or blah blah you're behind bro"

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    That specificity, direction, focus can make a long lasting impact time over time

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Small digestible chunks that are relatable and help me answer how to be and feel that I am a senior engineer

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Sharing of resources that may help me that I can review on my own

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Maybe. I don't often suggest things to folks without their solicitation. Nothing against the newsletter.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    I get too many emails already, and a few other coding-based ones, so overload

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    The blue bird

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    It's very relevant and written with insight and wit

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Learning about becoming a senior engineer as a junior

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    If they're a React dev, yes

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    No hesitation 0.o

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    A lot about dev life as a junior dev

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    His humor:)

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    I would and why not?

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    dont remember

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    news things and things that i new intuitivly but made more explicit

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    the orientation towards the unspoken, the qualitatively difficult to decribe, in the background working, patterns

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    concrete things

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    yes because its more than just technical/propositional knowledge

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    None

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Not a JS dev but great way to stay on top of trends and frameworks worth knowing about. Honest opinion from actual working dev with no hype/buzzwords.

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Informal, friendly nature. And the layout looks good on my phone which is where I’m reading 95% of time.

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Links to cheat sheet and occasional other useful tool.

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes. I suggested it to a couple interns on team who asked how know so much about different tech

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    None whatsoever

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Peopleware, career focus, pragmatism

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Humor, candor, lateral thinking, no-nonsense

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Definitely. Inspiring, fun reads.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    None. Love your content - great informed experience and insight. Thanks for sharing!

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Aside from the technical, the career tips provide great insight to uplift and help navigate the industry. Like having a bits of a mentor/coach..

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    All of it.

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Some sense of direction, perspective.

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes. Valuable career resource.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    Large medical bills have the budget tight for a little while.

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Lots of insightful tips and new ways at looking at work/career

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    The brevity - writing style is to the point without a lot of fluff

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    yes

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    None

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Perspectives of start-up life, how things don't always work first time round but keep trying! 💪

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Informal style, easy to read, bitesize.

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Learning about different technologies

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes, for all the reasons mentioned previously

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Entrepreneur leadership senior stuff

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Short, casual, not too hard selling, can get benefit from email - don’t have to follow link to something else online

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a C-level (eg CEO, CTO, CMO, …)

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    Actually, I had none. I remember you from the FRI days when you used to wear a hat with a card behind the ribbon. So I felt like I wanted to know what you are up to - here I am.

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Primarily how you think about certain stuff - a senior SW engineer at a high paying job in SF

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Transparency.

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Gave me a different perspective on some architectural decisions I was making in my apps.

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yep. Because it's fun, it's filled with knowledge and it helps you understand the field better.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a VP/Director/Manager

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    that was years ago bro, I don't remember

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    new libraries, patterns, all kinda stuff

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    when it's about a discovery or lesson learned

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    gifs galore my guy

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    depends if they were a super nerd or not

    ⭐️⭐️ from a VP/Director/Manager

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    Signal to noise ration

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Not sure, some good summaries of corporate life

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    There are jewels from time to time

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    ?

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Not likely. The articles are too long for the signal in them.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Senior mindset

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Looking into a mind of senior person

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    I didn't haven't any hesitation. If I didn't like it, I can always unsubscribe, but I haven't :)

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Navigating my career

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    The career stuff

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    yes - I think many engineers need help with career navigation

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    i get a slight nudge to look into some of the concepts and ideas mentioned. it's a good way to fuzz my thoughts and makes me consider alternatives or new avenues.

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    that the whole thing is in one place and concise not a goddamn clickbait to the content with an attached hot take.

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    a good overview of things i'm not exposed to in my day to day.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a VP/Director/Manager

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    A lot

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    That it feels personal

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Interesting articles

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a VP/Director/Manager

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    None really, subscribing was the easy part.

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Probably not as much as more junior devs (I've got 25 years web dev experience, hi from GeoCities), but I learned to feel more confident in my decisions

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    No BS, straight shooting and unadulterated biased opinionism. Swizec feels how he does about things and doesn't apologize for what he does

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    It usually brings a big smile to my face to see it...

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yep, all day long. It's a wealth of experience and knowledge being shared very openly and honestly, even the bad stuff

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a C-level (eg CEO, CTO, CMO, …)

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    busy with other techs

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    your way of presenting tech info for frontend dev

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    current, provides updates, opinion on what to use/ not use, whats important / not important

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    sure

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    would it be too spammy, or too specific (i.e. all about react instead of generic tech stuff)

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    umm...

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    When it's more general and advice oriented

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    n/a

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    not sure at this point

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a VP/Director/Manager

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    I learn a lot about transitioning from google-fu-ing code to actually coming up with some professional-grade solutions (or so I like to believe ha!)

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Swizec's last line in the newsletter ofc. You are appreciated too!

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    randomly opening them up at 3am and realizing "dude wth I gotta think bigger"

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Ofc. Why? It's really good! Did I mention the last line?

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    none

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Attitude

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    I find them clever, even the technical ones (I don't work with react)

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Definitely, it's one of my favourite newsletters

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    None, it was way back when! 10 years ago I think.

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Hard to define, but one of the ones I actually read fairly regularly. Ot at least skim through.

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Style of writing. Easy and fun to read, even when the topic is advanced.

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Getting to know what you are up to.

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Probably not, because I couldn't say exactly what it would do for them... The only newsletter I recommend is Stark's one.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    none

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    dev lifetime

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    humor

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    XP

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    yes, for reasons before

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Career stories and tips.

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Reading content quickly and often focused on one point.

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Mostly because of the experienced view of everyday struggle in Software Engineering.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    thinking more about my future

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    your experience

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    yes

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    Been subscribed for several years

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Lots of React

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Code examples and concept overviews

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Insight into tech culture in Silicon Valley

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes, it's great

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    None

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Senior stuff

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Senior mindset

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Id like to buy the react datavis but is still too expensive

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes, already did

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    None

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Javascript, React and Interacting in a team environment

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    I like the in-depth analysis posts. Especially the ones that go deeper into the issue you are writing about. I would like to see more of that.

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes already did. I think they all get more value from it.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    None

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    How to be a better mentor, developer, professional.

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Clear, well-written, easy to digest

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Getting confidence in my skills/experience as a developer

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Sure, great tips

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    Too many subs already

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Senior engineer Mindset

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Tech stuff, senior engineer

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Learn about latest in serverless

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yes

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    Your writings are very good and help me to learn a lot, I just sometimes feel that I don't have time to read them all because they are almost daily, but I think it's more of an organizational issue on my side 😅

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Phew! I started following you since you were writing your Serverless book and well I'm still reading it and learning about it, plus Gatsby, React, and softskills, how to not only be a programmer but an engineer.

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    Everything

    What are some other benefits you got from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    I don't know, maybe get to know you a little better 🤔

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    Yep, totally, because I have learned a lot from you and I believe that other people can too.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️ from a Individual Contributor/Contractor

    What hesitation did you have about subscribing?

    the advice would be generic/vague, or too tech specific.

    What did you learn from Swizec’s Newsletter?

    what value engineers add to an org, and how to build a career as opposed to climbing the ladder

    What do you like most about the Swizec’s Newsletter?

    long term perspectives which do not focus only on one aspect of career e.g. salary, roles etc.

    Would you recommend Swizec’s Newsletter to a friend? Why?

    the senior mindset series helps with gaining context around the industry

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