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Welcome Thread - v265

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  1. Leave a comment below to introduce yourself! You can talk about what brought you here, what you're learning, or just a fun fact about yourself.

  2. Reply to someone's comment, either with a question or just a hello. 👋

  3. Come back next week to greet our new members so you can one day earn our Warm Welcome Badge!

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Seb

👨🏻‍💻 console.log("Hello world!");

I'm looking forward to learn new things and share knowledge!
Have been in IT for the last ~20years with experience as developer, designer, tech lead, mentor, lecturer, technical product owner and lately engineering manager.

💬 Let's have a chat on: #softwarearchitecture #frontend #microfrontends #uxdesign #devops #cloud #ai

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Ben Halpern

Welcome Seb!

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Subaash

Welcome to the Dev community. We are excited to see what you'll bring to the community 💐

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Kaamkiya

Welcome to the DEV community! Impressive summary of your career :)

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Matias V

Hello Seb! That's a lot of experience ツ

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Mayank Kumar

Welcome Seb!

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Jessica Oxley

Welcome!! 🤗

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fisayo~

Welcome Seb

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Felixchimaa

Welcome seb

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Nahaabi Dorothy

Your most welcome Seb

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Marina Kim

Wow, you've got a lot of experience. Please tell me the imposter syndrome goes away :)

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Muhammad Thakeeb Muhammad

Looking forward to learn from you

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Shrutakeerti_1111

Welcome Seb nice to know about your experience 😊

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NJEI

Welcome Seb

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Ripan Paul

Welcome Seb.

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Mode

That's impressive. Would love to have such years of real experience.

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Jack Wenyoung

Hi everyone, My name is Jack Wenyoung. I'm a Pythoner who develops backend, web scrapers, and serverless lambdas. Right now I'm studying Textual for building TUI, Wagtail for website building, and a few machine learning for working requirements.
I have been attracted by dev.io's UI and wonderful content which led me to decide to join.
Fun fact about me, I have five adorable cats and one dog.

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Paweł Ciosek

Hello! Nice to have you here! 🙏👏

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Anita Olsen

Hello there! Much welcome to the DEV community!

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Ben Halpern

Welcome Jack

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Kaamkiya

Hello Jack! Welcome to Dev :)

TUIs rock! And so does Dev's UI 😀

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The UI is pretty amazing!

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Igor Dubinin

Hi everyone!
My name is Igor, and I'm a software developer. I have been working as a developer since 2012, and I have commercial experience in html coding, frontend, backend, mobile development, different languages and frameworks. I wrote a few articles about algorithms, backend, fronted, and microservices.
And there is a fun fact about me - I joined dev.to in 2020 but received a ”Writing Debut” budget now.
Have a good day, best regards!

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Paweł Ciosek

Hello! Nice to have you here! 👏

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Michael Tharrington

Welcome back, Igor! My name is Michael and I'm a Community Manager here at DEV.

Anyway, I hope the Writing Debut badge experience wasn't too confusing. 😅 We just created but wanted to retroactively reward it to everybody that has written on DEV... but our delivery wasn't as smooth as we had hoped, haha.

Regardless, I'm really glad it brought ya back onto DEV. 🙌

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Kaamkiya

Hi Igor, welcome to the DEV community! Nice to have you 👋

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Keith Solomon

Welcome to the party! 🎉

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Ben Halpern

Welcome new DEVs!

We welcome and encourage you to find a helpful post and leave a “thank you” comment ❤️

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Randy Angel Fabriel Escobar

Gracias

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Leo

Thanks a lot

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nemesdr238

Hello!

I am a veterinarian. My hobby is learning Rust. I would like to know what are the best place and tools for Rust developing.
Thank you,

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Michael Tharrington • Edited

Heyo!

Awesome to have a vet here. My wife is a veterinarian!

BTW, my name is Michael and I'm a Community Manager at DEV. If you have questions about using the platform, just hit me up!

To answer your question about where to go to learn Rust, for starters, I'd def recommend following the #rust tag!

#rust

This tag is for posts related to the Rust programming language, including its libraries.

Personally, I am not learning Rust nor am I developer, so can't say that I have the best suggestions, but I'm gonna throw a few posts your way anyway from some folks that I think would be helpful.

@link2twenty recently shared this beginner-friendly article:

Also, I've noticed @francescoxx writing lots of Rust content this year!

I'm sure there are others who I am leaving out here, but these are two that come to mind with more recent posts!

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Francesco Ciulla

thank you

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Anita Olsen

Hello! Welcome to the DEV community!

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Brooke Metoxen-Smith

Podcast. They usually delve into interviews with developers working with it or improvements after. Great advice provided in them if you haven't already checked it out!

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Kaamkiya

Welcome to DEV! Nice hobby and amazing job :)

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Subaash

Welcome to Dev.to! We're excited to have you join our awesome developer community. Feel free to share your expertise, ask questions, and engage with fellow developers. Happy coding!

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Utkarsh Hadgekar

Hey Community ! This side Utkarsh. I'm a backend developer (NodeJS) looking for full time opportunities. I'm currently learning AWS and working on backend projects. I'm also interested in Developer Relations. Hoping to learn and contribute in the Community !
In the meantime, Let's connect:
twitter: twitter.com/hey_utkarshh
linkedin:linkedin.com/in/utkarsh-hadgekar-9...
portfolio: portfolio-website-2024.vercel.app/

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Michael Tharrington

Heyo! It's good to have ya with us Utkarsh.

My name is Michael and I'm a Community Manager here at DEV. Sounds like you'll fit right in with the other folks here on DEV. 🙌

Since you're learning AWS, I'd like to point ya to the organization, AWS Community Builders:

It's probably the largest org on DEV and it's made up of folks who in the AWS community — i.e. it's primary community members and not as much AWS team members. Anyway, this group is regularly creating helpful tutorials and talking about their experiences using AWS.

There's also AWS Heroes which I believe is again community members, but this group is more vetted and includes highly experienced individuals.

Anyway, I realize you're hear for more than just AWS, but hope this info is helpful.

If you have any questions about using DEV, feel free to hit me up!

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Utkarsh Hadgekar

It's amazing to join this organization's and learn from the folks. I'll explore more. Thanks for Sharing @michaeltharrington !

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Subaash

Hello Utkarsh. Welcome to the awesome community. We are glad that you are hear to contribute to the community. And yes, you'll find great connections here.

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Utkarsh Hadgekar

For sure @subaash_b !!

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Atul.A.Das

Hi, great to be here. My name is Atul. I like doing Machine Learning and Deep Learning models and I have done a few Data Analysis Projects as well and I use Python to do the same. I really like the collaborative learning experience of Dev Community. I really look forward to learn more in these topics and implement new ideas.

Fun fact about me: I can speak in 5 languages.

Great to be here again :)

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Subaash

Hello Atul ! We welcome to the awesome Dev community! You will find various of articles, materials, forems and even discussions in our awesome Dev community. Feel free to explore them. And I'm astonished by your languages skills 😅. Good luck using them for your career.

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Paulo Neves • Edited
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I am a software developer since 2001, with experience in backend development mainly with C#, but I like all OOP languages. I love software architecture. Looking forward for some nice discussions

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Michael Tharrington

Great to have ya here with us, Paulo. Appreciate the classic hello world greeting. 🙂

Anywho, my name is Michael and I'm a Community Manager here at DEV. Hope ya enjoy the site and if you have any questions, feedback, or other comments, feel free to hit me up!

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Mohammed

Welcome to DEV!

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Hemant

Hello DEVs! 👋

This is ❤️‍🔥 Hemant Katta ⚔️

I'm Excited to join this coding journey!


 "I'm passionate about solving challenges and exploring new tech. Let's code and innovate together! 💻✨ #HappyCoding" 🥰.
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Kaamkiya • Edited
Hi Hemant, welcome to the DEV community! Hope your coding journey rocks :)
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Mohammed

Hey Hemant! Welcome to DEV :D

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Hemant • Edited

Much obliged 😇

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chris

Hi just staring my journey and changing career at 43. This is something I’ve been looking forward to and it’s becoming a hobby fast so I know I’ll be successful because only when you give up you loose. Thanks in advance for all the help and tutelage.

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Michael Tharrington

Welcome, Chris!

It's cool to hear about how ya arrived at DEV. There are lots of folks that land here when changing careers. We should probs consider dedicating a tag to it... gonna consider that. 🤔 But, just to say, you'll fit right in!

Anywho, my name is Michael and I'm a Community Manager at DEV. To be clear, I'm personally not a developer, but if you have any questions about using DEV or wanna talk about the software industry more generally, don't hesitate to hit me up!

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chris

Thanks so much I’m also open to any suggestions to help me on the path to succeeding in this field any suggestions welcomed. Thanks again.

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Michael Tharrington

No probs at all! And right on, I'd be happy to give a few general pointers.

This is very dev.to-specific, but one series you might enjoy browsing through is Sloan's Inbox.

Sloan is our mascot here at DEV and each week we share a different questions that comes in from the community. Admittedly, if a question doesn't come in, we typically just make one up that we think would be helpful. 🤫

In any case, there are plenty of questions that come in from beginners and the answer might be helpful to ya!

Also, on this note, if you have a question you wanna ask anonymously, you can send it in via the form here and we'll ask it on your behalf. This can be helpful for amplifying a question you have + if there's something you'd like to ask privately, it gives you the option to do so.

And, as for some more general advice, here are three things I've picked up from listening to others in our community:

1) Just know that it's normal to be overwhelmed. There's soooooo much to learn out there (more than is possible) and a lot of these concepts build on each other. I've heard folks regularly claim that early on they didn't realize how much they didn't know, then there's a point (often several points) where it's like they reach a peak (i.e. they finally get comfy with what they've been leanring), only to realize that there are way many more mountains to climb. Hope this makes sense! I don't mean to be discouraging, rather, I just want to point out that this is a common feeling.

2) If you're learning JS, invest time learning vanilla JS and don't just focus on frameworks. I think there are differences of opinion here, so don't take my word as absolute truth, but in general I often hear folks touting the benefits of learning vanilla JS before getting too attached to any frameworks. Frameworks are used in tandem with JS to make things easier and more efficient but they can also limit you and hold you back from learning about what's going on underneath. Don't get me wrong, I don't think you have to avoid them for forever, but it's good to be aware of the pros and cons.

3) Early on, you'll probably become a generalist, learning many different things across many expertise, but as you go on, you'll have the option to specialize... continually consider what it is you want to do and how to get there. I'm not saying that you have to have a fully concrete idea of what you're hoping to become and stick with it. Rather, I think you should try out many different things and learn a little bit about each... that way you get a taste of what's out there + a good sense of what the different roles focus on and how they work together. If you have in mind that you want to work with AI, but then as you get into it, you find it's not for you, you can change... you can change back too! Continually expanding your knowledge will open up new pathways and new realizations. I'd recommend looking up the concept of a T-shaped developer as this is what I hear many folks are striving to become.

Hope this info is helpful and best of luck to ya out there, Chris!

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Holly Sharpe

Michael, OHHH Thank You for this post! Reading through the newcomer posts it seems that nearly everyone has extensive experience in development. Your comments brought some relief, much appreciated!

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Michael Tharrington

No probs at all, Holly! Glad this message was encouraging. 😀

We def have plenty of beginners here, so despite the looks of commenters' skilled backgrounds, I assure you there are many here who are also just beginning. Anywho, we pride ourselves on being a diverse and inclusive community here, so I hope that the experienced folks in our community will be good guides and friendly stewards of the software development world for ya. After all, everybody had to start at some point right?

Well, that's all for now, but welcome to DEV and hope you get a lot out of the platform here! 🙌

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sivaramr

Hi everyone,

My name is Sivaram. I'm a RoR developer, who develops Full Stack applications, RESTful APIs, and Front -End -UIs using ReactJS.

I joined this forum to connect with like-minded individuals, exchange ideas, and contribute to discussions related to Ruby on Rails. I'm particularly interested in discussing or learning more about, e.g., best practices, optimization techniques, troubleshooting common issues, etc.

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Michael Tharrington

Great to have ya with us sivaramr!

Sounds like you are here for all the right reasons. Hope you get everything you're wanting out of this community. And if you have questions, feedback, or ideas to share about DEV, please feel free to hit me up!

BTW, My name is Michael and I'm a Community Manager here at DEV. It's nice to meet ya!

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Subaash

Welcome to the community Sivaram! You are in the right place. Feel free to explore the areas of your interest within the community and do share your works as well💐

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Richard Shaju

Hey there!
I'm a passionate full stack developer who loves to read and write articles. I'm excited to share my knowledge with you and I'm confident that you'll find my articles both informative and interesting. Your support means the world to me, so let's get started on this journey together!

I will follow you if you follow me back❤️

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Michael Tharrington

Heyo Richard! Good to have ya with us. Also, just followed ya! 🙌

I'll be looking out for that follow back, haha. Gonna hold ya to it! 😝

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Richard Shaju

Followed! I always keep my word.❤️

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Michael Tharrington

Woohoo! Good stuff. 😀

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Sadat Akhtar

Hi everyone,
I have recently (3yrs) retrained as a software developer although i've been coding as a hobby for many years now. (Tech stack: MERN, React Native, Python) Im excited to start my journey into learning Java so may post a few questions here, thanks in advance

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Michael Tharrington

Hey there! Welcome to DEV.

It's great to have ya with us! 🤜 🤛

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Ben Halpern

Welcome Sadat

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Sohail Pathan

Hello everyone! I am a developer based out of the Central Region in India. Welcome to all the new enthusiastic developers to the Dev Community.

I'm currently a dev advocate @ apyhub - It's a catalog of 100+ APIs for developers to include simple to complex functionality in no time.

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