What else can dev.to?

Aleksei Matiushkin on December 12, 2018

I finally understood why am I using dev.to. I use it as a free tool to convert markdown to nifty web page, with automated twitter snippets, free... [Read Full]
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Well, just recently I found the post here called "Resume Review". It's quite exciting to know that you can count on people.

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I even offered the free code review with zero feedback. Sounds like the crowd here is more about how to produce a great résumé rather than about how to produce a great code.


Sounds like bikeshedding, lowest common denominator, whatever you want to call it. Everybody has a resume, but few need a CR in ruby. The list-of-posts format is more favorable to attention-grabbing keywords than any kind of knowledge expansion/exploration.


By the way, I personally read your post. But as a beginner I don't have the code for review. However, I'm solving different kinds of challenges on codewars, but I thought that doesn't fall into the category of code reviews, so I didn't post anything. Should I?

Eh. As you wish. That might be valuable (or not) for you, so it’s up to you to decide.


The crowd here is not used to the FP.
If you try to make the same offer with JavaScript. I think that would be a very different picture.

I offered both Ruby and Elixir and this site is written in Ruby btw.

As for JS, I reject doing JS code reviews even in my company, I value my mental health and reading JS might damage it :)


I agree with you completely that people are mostly intersted in there resume and wants to get a job only. Nobody cares about the code quality and all.
I have seen in companies that they want same.Just complete the feature as soon as possible without thinking much. if its working its fine.
So I think that why people are more interted in the resume reviews than code reviews.

I don't agree. Well, not completely, I'm sure there is an element to what you're saying.
Posts about resumes will get a lot more attention because 1) everyone has one and 2) nobody really knows who to ask about them whereas they know that SO etc. exist for code questions. Most of the attention will be from people just starting out in their careers, too, and there's nothing wrong with them wanting some help. I know my early CVs could have done with a lot of improvement!
A post offering Ruby code reviews is great, and I imagine it will gradually get attention as time goes by, but the audience is much smaller, even on a site devoted to programmers. I don't know any more Ruby than I needed to tinker with my Sass configuration back in the day, for example.

In fact, it might be cool if all of us who were willing to help out could all jump on a tag like that (Aleksei has gone with #am4cr which is pretty self-explanatory) so if someone made a post like "Please CR my XXX" with that tag, we'd all see it and they'd get a few different opinions. It feels to me that this might be a better solution as one-to-many rather than many-to-one :)


I use it as a free tool to convert markdown to nifty web page, with automated twitter snippets, free hosting, and not-as-ugly font/code formatting.

This addresses a feeling I have as well.

Sometimes I feel too close to things, and have a hard time articulating, but you're onto the big point of it all.


Ah, another use is I do my notes here in a draft format. And then I try to put a post together out of those notes. I have a lot of drafts, but I will finish them eventually.


This is an interesting idea. I take notes of ideas to build or write about, why not do it on a platform I use to at least write?


I could do all that myself quite easily (plus a few things I'm missing) with a few lines in Elm, but here people read what I write. Not many, but more than if I just uploaded it to a personal website.

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