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thepracticaldev profile image dev.to staff ・1 min read

Hey there! Welcome to dev.to!

A magical purple dog witch waves a stick-wand in a circular motion over a cauldron, and out comes smoke: "Sup?"

Leave a comment below to introduce yourself to the community!✌️

  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 and say hello or ask them a question. 👋

  3. Or answer this question: What single programming book or resource would you recommend?

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jess unrein

The Hitchhiker's Guide to Python is a classic, and I would recommend it to anyone looking to get into or expand their understanding of the language! :)

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Oh wait, I just realized I totally misread your comment...

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Nice, do you think it's readable for someone who doesn't know Python, but knows a similar language (Ruby, JS, etc)?

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meteoricSkate

Great tip, thanks.

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Paige • Edited

Hi there,

My name is Paige and I'm back in the SF Bay Area after spending five years in France and Denmark.

I'm a Computational Linguist with data-science leanings. I work remotely for a Paris-based startup that is building an ecosystem of language tools.

I just finished a master's in the social sciences with a slant towards data analysis. In a past life, I taught university-level English and translated mobile apps. I spend my idle hours as a craftsperson. Feel free to peruse my portfolio for some of my creative and intellectual undertakings: somepaiges.net

After several years of freelancing, I'm pretty sick of WFH and would love to put down some roots. I'm looking to branch out and eventually find a full-time role in SF as a junior Product Analyst, Data Analyst, Data Scientist or Product Manager. I love NLP and data-driven storytelling. Jupyter/Python/Pandas/NLTK/spaCy and sometimes R.

Interested in garage-band startups, companies with a transatlantic foothold, mission-driven products, lifelong learning and growth opportunities.

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Wei Ji

Welcome Paige! Great to see another Jupyter-loving data scientist coming on board, we're definitely short on #jupyter posts so looking forward to seeing some stories along those lines. There's also a lot of #career posts you might be interested in checking out. What made you decide to go from freelancing to full-time though? I've always wanted to go the other way (full-time to freelancing) and just interested to know why someone would go the other way.

P.S. Love the tiger travel photos by the way! Used to do a lot of bokeh shots myself :)

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Paige

Hi Wei Ji,

Great to hear from you! Thanks for the recommendations and props.

I've been freelancing for awhile because I was very attracted to the digital-nomad lifestyle: i.e., I wanted to live abroad but still work jobs that were relevant for the SF Bay Area. It was a great experience. I was able to learn two foreign languages and see, smell, hear, taste and experience a great deal of new things.

I'd love to see some of your bokehs!

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Wei Ji

Yeah the nomad lifestyle is definitely something I'd like to experience at some point. Did you find it hard learning two new languages? I felt like I picked up Spanish well enough before in South America but not sure if it applies to other Latin-based languages in Europe. Trying to apply for a student exchange to Austria next year (fingers crossed!) so that's why I'm asking :)

Not a perfect bokeh but here's one I dug up from my rusty archive:

Young shoot in rainforest

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Paige

I like it. It is soft-spoken yet speaks for itself.

I didn't find it hard to learn two new languages only because I'm entirely passionate about foreign languages. Spanish is helpful but not necessarily for German lol. You'll find some common threads but not as many as you would between Spanish and French for example... You never know though—sometimes a random skill can come in handy at an unlikely, opportune moment.

Also crossing my fingers for your exchange next year!

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Wei Ji

Yes it's funny how languages work aye. Best way is always to just immerse yourself into a foreign country! Anyways, thanks for your thoughtful comments and once again, welcome to dev.to :D

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sharonsaab

Hi, Paige.

Thank you for sharing your experience. It’s very inspiring to read as an aspiring freelancer. Hopefully I have an opportunity to travel as well. Welcome :)

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Paige

Thanks Sharon! Welcome to you too. What are you interested in and what brought you to dev.to?

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sharonsaab

I want to connect with like-minded individuals and figure out my way around freelancing/working remotely/working abroad—hopefully getting advice from people with experience similar to yours when I’m at that stage. So, networking is the short answer. 😊

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Daniel Uhlmann

Welcome to dev.to, Paige! Nice to have you here.

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SONO

👽 Sup folks

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Hey friend :)

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Ben Halpern

Welcome welcome!!

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Michael

Hi everybody! I'm a junior developer from Scotland, been programming about 10 months now and working as a developer for about 3. I work in .net and PHP/JS at work but at home I dabble in a bit of everything. As I'm self taught I'm trying to follow one of the P1xt guides to set myself up really well for the future.

The number one resource I'd recommend is CS50. I think that's single handedly responsible for getting me a dev job. Fantastic lectures by a great teacher with interesting and challenging assignments!

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Jonathan Kuhl

I too recommend CS50. That course was highly informative and entertaining. Made me wish I could have attended Harvard and gone in person. David Malon was a great instructor. It was the perfect introduction to computer science.

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sharonsaab

Thank you for that recommendation. I’m definitely checking it out. 👍

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Gareth Bradley

edx platform as a whole is pretty swell.

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JayCruz

Hello all! I'm an old school Web Designer transitioning into Front-end Development. I've been leveling up my JavaScript game lately by doing the #100DaysOfCode challenge. I'm currently on day 65. My 100 Days of Code Log

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Arik

Welcome aboard!

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JayCruz

Thanks!

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Nenne 'Adora' Nwodo

Hi,

My name is Adora and I'm a full stack web developer and google associate android developer. I work in a digital agency called Neukleos and I also work remotely for 3gis (a software company).

I recently started this thing where I give back to the tech community and it has been feeling so good.

You can check my website adoranwodo.com to know more about me, My blog adorahack.com to read my tech articles or my github github.com/AdoraNwodo to use my shared codes or plugins.

I put up a javascript-fundamentals repository (github.com/AdoraNwodo/javascript-f...) yesterday for people that are starting out with javascript and would like to learn the core before taking on any framework. I plan to update the repo everyday till the year runs out. If you have any specific you might want me to write code snippets on, please reach out to me. I'd be more than happy to.

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Mutale85

Hey, I checked your website and i sent you a mail. I would like to learn some a few codes in Javascript. I don know if am allowed to post my question directly here?

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1211 • Edited

Hello everyone,

First thing first i gonna say that my english is awful, but still i hope we could get along each other.

I'm currently a C# developer. But still... a beginner in programming field because i start programming for about 2 month and still not very confident in my skills much. But still i hope to advance my skill more an become a data scientist, especially machine learning. I really fascinate about it when i first heard about how google assistant work in my class since 2016. And decide to follow it when i join Uni.

For TL;DR I'm a noob in programming and hope i could get along with you guys.

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sharonsaab

Hi, 1211. 😊
Your English is great! I understood everything you said. I am also new to programming and very excited about this community.

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Marko

Hello
My name is Marko. I live and work i Zagreb, Croatia.
I am codin for about 10 months and i love JS and would like to become front-end dev. Its going kinda slow with my college and my job so im looking for ways to learn as much in a short time. Im glad I found this page to help me with my learning.

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Monika Jandrevska

Hi there,
My name is Monika and I work as front-end and hybrid mobile developer in a small company in Skopje. We work mainly with marketing agencies and the projects are interesting, short, but with very tight deadlines as well.
I like contributing to open-source society, and also experimenting with cutting-edge technologies.
Currently, I am starting my master studies for Software Engineering and also looking forward to learning Ruby on Rails and Python.

Happy to join!

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sunday victor

Hello everyone,
My name is Victor,
I'm currently a python developer. But still a beginner i started programming about 6months ago, and i have just spent 2 month learning python. I want to become a data scientist, especially machine learning and neural networks, so as to fuel my dream of building smarter home systems, i hope i to get alot of support from you guys.

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Ryan Dsouza

Hi everyone,

My name is Ryan and I'm from India working as a Full Stack Developer.

I love playing the Guitar and an ardent fan of Snooker (an O'Sullivan fan). I love exploring new things that come up everyday in Javascript and also have a great interest in Machine Learning.

I want to contribute and learn from this awesome community :)

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Daniel Parker

Hey everyone, I'm Daniel. I'm an Australian living in Quito, Ecuador with my wife. I work from home as a Senior Software Engineer for enotefile.com. I'm always open to finding new dev friends and having fun and exciting conversations about new and old tech. I also love mentoring junior developers and helping them reach that point where things click and they start to feel confident in their developer shoes.

More about me here danielparker.com.au

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Mutale85

Hello Daniel... Can you please be my mentor? I have been coding just for 1 year and 4 months. Am still having some issues integrating javascript in my project. would love to have an experienced mentor.

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Daniel Parker

Sure thing, send me your contact info to the email address on my website. We can discuss what you're looking for and see if there's something I can help with.

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Mutale85

Thanks. Let me do that

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Shahidul Islam Majumder

Hi everyone,

I am Shahid from Dhaka, Bangladesh. I like to introduce myself as a JavaScript Engineer. Building web and desktop applications using JavaScript technologies is my passion. When I am not coding I like to spend my time reading blog articles and books. You Don't Know JS is one of my favorite programming book. You can read it too to improve your programming, specially JavaScript skill.

Thanks all.

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Vnessah

Hi everyone,
My name is Vanessa. I am a recent engineering graduate interested in learning about web development and DevOps. I've done a few projects in Python and C#. I have also worked with AWS before.
I hope to meet and learn a lot of awesome developers on this platform and share what I have learnt so far.
Thanks! 😊

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Tim

Hi Everyone,

My name is Tim and I'm a full-stack web developer. I finished a coding bootcamp recently and was looking for a community of like-minded folks in the realm of web development, and found dev.to! Currently living in Florida, but will be moving to Portland, OR in about a month. Excited to see what the future holds and meet new people in this community!

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Nick Fisher

Hi all - currently 12 months into building lexico, which started off as a ML-assisted legal review but is now branching off into broader paperwork automation. Based on C#/.NET/VueJS/Azure (with some weird things like WCF thrown into the mix too).

Keen to share war stories/best practice around the whole stack (both technical and non-technical)!

Drop me a note if you're in Melbourne, always keen to meet new people. Just got back from USA too and anticipate will be travelling back there in the near future.

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Jonathan Kuhl • Edited

Good Evening everyone! I found this on Twitter, in a tweet from Brian Halpern, so I decided to see what it's about. I was trained through Revature as a software tester, so a lot of my training is both in Java Enterprise as well as in Node.js. I'm hoping to be a web developer

My recommended resource is Traversy Media by Brad Traversy, he's very knowledgable and he explains the material well. I'd also like to recommend Maximilliam Schwarzmueller's Udemy Angular course. He goes very deep in detail on everything Angular.

Although I've yet to build anything big with it yet, I also love working with the Python programming language.

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adam kuhn

Hi folks! Feel like I’m late to the party here but I’m Adam- some know me as Cobra Winfrey via CodePen where I spend probably too much of my idle time whipping up UI animation concepts and CSS illustrations.
I work remotely (from Tampa Bay) for a San Francisco-based API microservices platform called Kong, as a front end web developer.
Mostly looking to level up my JS and advanced CSS skills, which I do through online learning and participating in welcoming communities such as this. Nice to meet y’all :)

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Taha Yasin KÜÇÜK

Hi all! I am Taha.
I've been an app developer for 10 years. My main focus was desktop programming in my career for the most part. I participated in big HR projects in Turkey for the state. I was also a part of a rheumatology health project in which C#, WPF and PRISM technologies involved.
Now I changed the course of my career towards mobile app development. I am developing cross platform apps using Xamarin Native. C# and VS are my indispensable environment. I worked with XCode and Android Studio too. But none of which satisfied me in general. I don't want to be a language and IDE religious but I think MS is the most suitable envionment for me IMHO.
I try to

  • keep myself updated what I am working on,
  • write clean and reusable code,
  • be open to innovative ideas even if it requires taking some risks.

I am here to learn something new from you, valuable people. And I'm ready to share what I know with the others.
Happy coding!

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Allo, welcome to dev.to :)

I'm sure someone's going to recommend Sandi Metz OOP books because they're great, so I'll go with David Bryant Copeland's Rails, Angular, Postgres, and Bootstrap, Second Edition. This book really gave me a solid foundation of working with the front end and Rails, as well as a ton of Postgres tips, both general and specific to Rails. I recommend it as a book for anyone finishing a bootcamp and plan to stick with Rails.

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roger-01

Hey Everyone!

I am Rajan, I am 17 years old and I am a Software developer.
I've been programming since 2014, and I know Programming languages such as C++, Python, HTML, etc.

As of now I am developing a Database Engine in Python while learning OpenGL for the development of a Game Concept I have in mind.

The reason I decided to resort to this community is because I believe in the phenomenal power of connections one may have with other people belonging to the same industry. Therefore, I'll be happy to connect with more people with a dream and ambition to make a change in this world.

I have a dream and you may too, so let's make it a reality together.

Thanks.

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Nilesh Kumar • Edited

Hi, I am Nilesh, working as an Engineering Manager with ecommerce platform, Snapdeal, based out of Gurgaon, India.

I am a passionate problem solver. Without a challenging problem to solve, it becomes a little boring over a period of time.

Mainly, a Java server side engineer. Have experience with Spring, MySQL, git and Linux. Have experience with CPP as well.

Have started learning Rust. Am here to learn, read, add to my knowledge base. Am very much interested in getting my feet wet in ML.

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Batajus

Hi everyone,

my name is Alex (aka Batajus). I'm a junior frontend developer since about 2 years now. I'm mainly using Javascript and Angular at work, but I also try to work with Python, C++ and other cool stuff.
My coding career started 9 years ago at school and I'm very happy about that 🙂

Next to my full-time job I'm working on my master's degree in Computer Science, which is sometimes really tough xD but i hope it's worth it 😇

Currently I'm learning Docker and Kubernetes, but I'm generally interested in every cool technology/programming language out there 🙂

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Yassine KLILICH

Hi everyone!
I'm Yassine KLILICH, I'm attempting to be a full-stack web developer based on JS/Node.js. And what brought me to this community is there are good articles that person could take benefits from them.

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Rouf ur Rehman

Hi,

My name is Rouf ur Rehman and I'm frontend developer.

My career is diversified, I have done Master in finance and having 8-year's experience but I feel, I stuck with the same routine work.

After that, I start learning web developing and studied certificate courses of HTML, CSS3, Javascript.

During my learning, A special thanks to Dev community and other online communities to give an opportunity of learning.

Now I am available for remotely working.

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Joshua Tuscan

Hi everyone,

My name is Joshua and I'm a partner and Head of Technology at a company called Friends. I've been a developer for over 10 years, focused mainly on front-end, but was trained as a designer. I like to keep up with the community and see what is happening, where things are going, and constantly keep learning.

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Xristo

I honestly just registered to comment on something. Stack trace: hackernews -> r/programming -> Things Nobody Told Me About Being A SW Engineer -> had to comment on having social skills sometimes backfiring -> signed up

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Gleb Irovich

Hey folks, I am Gleb, a russian guy living in Zurich, Switzerland. I am passionate about web development and did my first steps with python, however lately switched to JS and specialized mostly in Frontend dev. Recently, I got my first dev position as a frontend engineer. I am glad to join the community:)

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Daniel Delgado

Hello everyone! My name is Daniel from Los Angeles, CA. New to DEV and also starting out as a Web Dev. Hoping to be a Front End Engineer soon. A book that helped me a lot was Get Ready for a CSS Layout by Rachel Andrews. Great info.

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bga • Edited

Hey, Nerds,
My name is Brhane. I am currently working as "Threat Analyst - Cybersecurity analyst" in the stream of most open source projects.
I am here to share and learn what is in the world of programming and development. I am interested in python, and Javascript. And also frameworks such as Django, VUE, and other more staffs.