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Nathan Stevenson
Nathan Stevenson

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I love the Reddit communities and all...

...but what rock have I been living under to have not discovered the community at Dev.to until tonight?

Sure, I've read my fair share of posts from this place. Heck, I'm even signed up for the email subscription (it's right in the name, DEV Community Digest). I just never connected the dots before tonight. I think I am going to stop telling people that I am observant. I don't want to be obtuse AND a liar!

Looking forward to participating and accelerating my growth as a developer.

Cheers!

-Nathan

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Ben Halpern

have I been living under to have not discovered the community at Dev.to until tonight

We think DEV is banned on /r/programming so if you're part of that space, they make it sort of hard to find your way here. Glad you're here!

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Nathan Stevenson Author

I'm usually in the language specific subs like r/python or r/javascript. Not sure about their rules on DEV, but I don't recall seeing much on there.

Definitely happy to be here now, though!

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JoelBonetR

Welcome to the community!

Ask if you need help understanding something or maybe about tips and tricks. πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ˜

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Nathan Stevenson Author

For sure, thanks!

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Sherry Day

Welcome!

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Nathan Stevenson Author

Thank you!

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Andy Piper

Welcome to DEV! Looking forward to reading your contributions :-) what are you learning about right now?

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Nathan Stevenson Author • Edited on

Taking a stab at a little more complexity than I'm used to.

A chat app that's more than a simple CRUD application. Some React, Flask, Postgres, and, eventually, Redis for a cache layer.

There are sooo many things I can touch on with it:

  • Authentication/Authorization with OAuth and JWT.
  • CI/CD, unsure of which direction to take as of yet.
  • Project tracking with Jira and it's numerous ways to integrate with GitHub
  • a lot of planning and thought before the first line of code (a new, better habit I'm developing)
  • A better handle on git with squashing/rebasing to keep commit history clean.
  • end to end and integration testing
  • unit testing when it makes sense
  • project managing and team lead skills (commissioned a front end dev for some front end work just because. They decided to stay on-board for the forseeable future to learn together)
  • improving my mentoring skills (related to the previous point). My co-pilot asks really good questions and I do my best to steer them right on things I wish I knew sooner.

The list goes on but my brain is mush after a 12 hour nightshift of babysitting pumps, so the rest of the list is failing to load!

Also, thanks for the warm welcoming!

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