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One For The Code is a developer blog where you’ll find insights and experiences on all things Zen, Jiu Jitsu, and the Art of Software Development.

My name is David Yates, and I live in the UK with my wife and four children.

I’m a seasoned software developer with a passion for creating great user experiences. I have a lot of experience making all kinds of things, from websites and apps to enterprise-scale systems.

I love creating things in a number of different languages and frameworks, right now I’m particularly fond of React, Node.js, and Laravel.

Alongside my day job, I also enjoy helping to train the next generation of developers and when I’m not coding, you’ll find me on the mats training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

To help guide me through the mental and physical challenges of life, I try to lean on the teachings of Zen Buddhism and stoicism to help me find balance and perspective.

Somewhere in between all that I’ll have a thought or two which I hope the world will find interesting, and that’s what you’ll find here.

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