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What you learning about this weekend?

Hey my peeps! 👋

What ya learning on this weekend?

Whether you're sharpening your JS skills, making PRs to your OSS repo of choice 😉, sprucing up your portfolio, or writing a new post here on DEV, we'd like to hear about it.

Expand your mind! 🤯

A clip from Tim and Eric, where a goofy looking dude is miming his mind exploding while he floats through space

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Jake Lundberg

Taking some time to learn Laravel and PHP for the new gig, will probably start a new post for Dev, and then hopefully will have some time to keep working on my new and improved portfolio.

I know a portfolio is not really needed, but I have a fun idea that I'm really excited about, and i've been having a good time doing some 3d modeling an playing around with ThreeJS in Svelte

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Jimmy Lipham

I love this! I will say, when we merged engineering teams from two different companies at work, we were laughed at by our counterparts (nicely of course) because most of our backend stuff was in Laravel. They were a bit cooler, they had nice shiny new NextJS/Node stuff (and a big cantankerous java spring boot application). PHP was "so" 1997.

However since PHP 7, its a really nice language to program in. We've got most, if not all of the modern-day language features. Laravel just completes the picture with "batteries included" things like queues, middleware, migrations, ORM, etc. In more recent Laravel versions you can even supply flags when creating your laravel project that strip out things you don't want. Heck, Laravel Jetstream is a fantastic boilerplate if you want to get up and running quickly.

Welcome to the party, and congrats on the new gig!

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Jake Lundberg

Thanks @jimmylipham

To be honest, I wasn't looking forward to diving into PHP. I use it like 10 years ago, and really didn't care for it (just personal preference I guess). But over the past week, after working with it and Laravel a bit, I've been pleasantly surprised to find they're actually pretty nice. I still want to take some time to get to know the inner workings, to really know when it's the best tool for the job, but as far as developer experience goes, it's not nearly as bad as I was expecting!

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John Mark

Just learning responsive design at freeCodeCamp

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Nerando Johnson

Working on :
- FreeCodeCamp drum machine
- CodeCadmey Java

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Rami Alshaar

I am learning how to refactor code and make it more readable.

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Jimmy Lipham

Terminal UIs for Golang (using something like tview). Working on some developer tooling and I think having the option of using a web interface or terminal UI would be beneficial. There's something about that cool pixelated blob of 1996 "Redhat 5 CD installer" goodness.

We'll see how it goes! If so, I'll roll it into a dev post.

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Elex

Currently unmotivated for some reason, and still looking for ways to love coding again. But I'm definitely working on some projects using react and taking on react native next. :)

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Muhammad Uzair

just trying to get out of there.
you probably need a new purpose to motivate you again, a new job, promotion, portfolio project or startup idea could ignite the spark.

DON'T SLEEP there, you'll realize when you trying to get a new job or when you are fired that being in comfort wasn't good idea.

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Jimmy Lipham

I feel you here. The chasm is normal.

Curious, do you have any other hobbies that you could potentially apply software to? For example, mine was 1990s pinball machines/arcade games. I found a way to apply my software knowledge to that field by modding the game code. At a higher level, maybe I'd write something as simple as a score/game tracking app. Could be fun to tinker around with different 1990s influenced UI design elements!

I wonder what we could apply to your scenario...

Can't wait until you find that spark again!

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ImTheDeveloper • Edited

Elysia.js, htmx, Pico css and jsx for me. Building out the standard simple to do app to get back into that mood got coding.

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Medea

i'm learning about how to market my project before i release it.

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Muhammad Uzair

There is a good chance you'll never release or create your project.

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Medea

i'm developing 90% of the time, and marketing 10%

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Troy Harris

I'm picking up the fundamentals again with web dev and planning to start small with a portfolio project and then another with a SQL database for all the anime I've watched and reviewed over the years

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Muhammad Uzair

fundamentals again? From how many years you have been working professionally? @troy5890

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Troy Harris

I'm more of a hobbyist. I decided to keep it as something fun to learn in my own time. I'm too green to make it professionally at the moment XD, but maybe after school.

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Paweł Ciosek

Husky to automate eslint + jest! Let's see what happens! 😁

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Red Wren

Finished a Node.js course so now gonna try to apply the learning by implementing a thorough backend to some of my already finished frontend projects! And maybe playing with my Neovim config lol.

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overFlow

Its a back and forth for me.. I am back to Git after making some considerable progress on API's and stuff.

Thanks to #Hacktober I gotta drill down that stuff !!!!

It is going well so far!

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Carlarjenkins

DevOps and Oracle Cloud observability again. I may also start tinkering around with AWS generative AI just to see what's that's all about.