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I worked for them for years. It was a great product, and I'm glad the company is still doing well. The down side was I never really got exposed to "proper" frameworks until about 7 years ago, so it held me back a little bit in some areas. It does give me a big advantage for software planning though. My thinking is not constrained by the standards of specific frameworks.
When I am looking for an entry level developer, I want to know if they know some of the language, can think for themselves, and follow instructions. I don't care about framework knowledge, degrees or whatever mad requirements jobs have. Frameworks can be learned. Degrees aren't for everyone. Experience comes with someone taking that chance. I don't mind being that chance. Afterall, someone was there to take a chance on me once (and a few jobs since).
Ok, ok. So it's kind of messed up to pick my own comment as one of the top five (don't worry — I'm not going to give myself a badge!) But this is an exceptional circumstance because this comment was dedicated to celebrating the winners of the DigitalOcean App Platform Hackathon on DEV 😊 🎉
BIG congrats to our...
And OF COURSE our incredible participants. These are truly some amazing projects. You should all be super proud ❤️
... winners like @dawntraoz ⭐️
Whaaat? I can't believe it... I'm freaking out 😱
Congratulations to all of you and especially to those of you who have participated, you have done incredible things and I have learned a lot from the projects you have developed 🎉
I don't know what else I can say... thank you very much and it is an honour 😳!
DEV and DigitalOcean are awesome and give a lot to the community, I hope to follow your example and help a lot of people 💜
This year, my resolution has to be a disciplined individual, To make my resolution/Target fathomable. I will try to grow at least six small good habits this year. After bombing my resolution multiple times. I have realized without discipline, it is improbable to attain anything!
Not necessarily, open-source is amazing! I do regret committing my
.env file once though.
See you next week for more great comments ✌