One of the reasons I've been so drawn to DEV.to over other platforms is the super encouraging and helpful community that gathers here. Initially I felt like it was going to be more a place where I sat back and watched, rather than write and contribute, but I've been so pleased to find not only helpful articles and tutorials that I understand, but also that input from new coders and devs is well-received.
I recently became a Tag Moderator for #beginners, so I get to see even more of the awesome content out there beyond what comes up in my dashboard!
It's been another great week of posts for #codenewbies, so let's dive right in!
Since starting as a tech support, I've done plenty of domain name troubleshooting, but never really understood the ins-and-outs of how things really work internally. This is a nice ELI5 explainer!
I missed Codeland this year because it fell during my annual company meetup, so I'm glad that many of the talks are coming out as videos or posts now!
Security is a hot topic these days, and with good reason. It can feel overwhelming when trying to learn, but as Hayley points out in this article, there's already a lot you know on the topic without even realizing!
Another post on what to include on your portfolio site as you start out, including some projects to build for those times you have project block!
Pair programming is invaluable for newbie coders - not only in learning a new codebase, but also seeing how other developers work, which could include some tips that work for you, too. It should be symbiotic, though - both of you are working on the same project, with the same end goal, and talking out the best way to get there (and being built-in typo checkers for each other) helps ensure the best product possible for users.
Second-career developers often have a lot going on, balancing a jobs, families, and studying both in and out of classrooms, and traditional college students face many of the same challenges. Staying organized is paramount, and it's super helpful to see how other students plan their schedules!
This post (and its comments) feature super helpful, useful, and relevant resources for beginners - it's always nice to have even more resources to turn to!
Learning to code products doesn't take as long as you think - more precisely, 300 hours to learn, build, and launch. Learn about the history and misconceptions of development preventing you from even starting and then hop on that tech bus.