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Best DEV.to Posts for Beginners: Week of July 1, 2019

desi profile image Desi ・2 min read

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 thought it would be nice to compile some of the best posts every week for those of us who still identify as #codenewbies!

As you'll remember, I love CSS - @lampewebdev 's CSS Quickies series makes me really happy! I use border-radius frequently.

A lot of developing - writing code, programming, designing UI/UX - involves being uncomfortable. This is a nice reminder that it can be a good thing- getting comfortable being uncomfortable (and enjoying it) is important.

For better or worse, you have to have a ~ personal brand ~ now. How do you go about it? Share your thoughts or strategies in the comments on that post!

I don't "identify" as a developer, but I do have a pile of side projects that I'm passionate about building and getting just right. This week, Milecia shares a lot of wisdom on how exactly these projects pay off in your day job!

Related to the previous post, thinking through your design and development strategies and writing out the reasoning behind your thinking not only goes a long way for helping yourself think through problems and decisions, having it written out can demonstrate it for potential employers and collaborators!

If you're a programmer with your own side projects, it's helpful to have even a small grasp on design basics. This series is for you!

Modernizing Javascript is fascinating to me - this has been one of my current learning focuses, so reading about these resources and shorthands is super interesting and helpful.

Google is one of the most competitive interviews out there - even if you don't have aspirations to work at the big G, preparing like you do can go a long way.

And a special shoutout to this CodePen, which my partner and I have been laughing about for the last 75 minutes or so.

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"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."

100% this! I've been a lurker for a while and only recently signed up - but it's because of this. It's honestly a breath of fresh air, as other corners on the internet can often times be harsh, or just downright toxic for newcomers.

Thanks for this (and the previous weeks) roundup, at least three posts here that are relevant to what I've been working on recently :)

 

I’m so glad you joined us and that the series has been helpful! Looking forward to your posts 😄