Welcome Thread - v28

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Hey there! Welcome to dev.to!

A "cherryhead" rides a rainbow surfboard through space.

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

Here are some ideas to get you started:

  1. 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. πŸ‘‹

  3. Or answer this question: do you like listening to music while coding? If so, what's usually playing?


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Hello, my name is Andrzej, I am a JavaScript Developer currently working on web-based augmented reality experiences.

I am an architect turned software engineer - which isn't as odd as it sounds, considering I find many similarities between the two fields in my day-to-day work.

As I am currently focused on expanding my knowledge of Typescript, I am looking forward to sharing my thoughts and experiences with the community here.

And to answer the question about music: definitely listening while coding, especially some trip hop, ambient and electronic music. Unless I'm on a tight deadline - then I'm listening to Dunkirk soundtrack πŸ˜‰

Cheers πŸ‘‹


Hi, I'm Junhong and I'm new here too. 😁 I think your finding is interesting. What do you think the most similarity between architect and development? My guess is that I needs to draw the big picture carefully?


Hey, sorry for the late answer - missed the notification! I'm actually writing a blog post exactly about this topic, will share on dev.to soon ; )


Welcome! Also, great music choices.


Hello πŸ‘‹
Nice sharing. Stay in touch πŸ˜‰


Hello Andrzej,
Glad to hear about you. And I am also happy that we share similar interest. I would really happy to hear more about you.:)


Hey! I am new here as well. I am also curious how do you find these two fields different/similar – what is the biggest similarity between two?


Hey, thanks for asking! I'm actually writing a blog post exactly about this topic, will share on dev.to soon ; )


Augmented reality always amaze me, how do we use javascript to make it happen.


Hello, I am Apoorva. I am a Software Engineer. I am passionate about machine learning and I have started writing articles on the same a couple of days back. I am here as I want to learn and share my findings as well on different interesting stuff 😌


Hi there πŸ‘‹πŸ» Machine Learning is such an interesting topic, looking forward to reading your articles 😊


Hey everyone! I'm Mitchell and I'm a Software Development Engineer currently based in Vancouver, Canada.

I'm new to the industry and I'm looking for ways to continue learning post-graduation, ideally working on projects related to urbanism, urban planning and land use analysis where I can leverage my tech background. I was hoping to be able to find likeminded people on here!

Cheers πŸ‘‹


Hey! Nice to meet you! I think the use of tech in urban planning and land use is incredibly fascinating.

To follow up on Maegan's question--what's your stack?

Also, what is a specific project you're really into right now--whether it be your own, or an external project being done elsewhere?


Howdy! What type of stack do you work with?


Hello, my name is Raphael from Nigeria, upcoming Front-end web developer 😁, passionate about web development and seeking for improvement.
I do like listening to music while coding, mostly classicals and Enya songs.
Looking forward to meeting new Friends. 😎


Big fan of that gif 😁

I usually don't listen to anything while coding, which I think is the unpopular choice. If I do, it's almost always an album or a single track on repeat.

For example, I literally played K/DA - POP/STARS on repeat for probably three weeks straight.


I also play the same couple songs on repeat for a BIG WHILE until I decide it's time for a change. I don't mind, but it drives my girlfriend mad if we're working side by side! lol


Have you played it on Beat Saber?


I haven't, although I did watch a video of it. Looked like fun!


Hello my name is Tiamiyu Abidemi, I'm a frontend Developer more interested in JavaScript, equipped with little knowledge about backend working with Node.js framework Express, MySQL and MongoDb and I'm currently trying to learn Vue.js any help will be highly appreciated thanks.


I think both of us are on same page. I have also done some front end while simultaneously working as python developer. And I am looking forward to move on with JavaScript. So, mutual help would be really great for both.
I would be glad to hear similar from you.


We are on same page, will be glad to learn from you both


Welcome Tiamiyu!

I'm also learning Vue.js right now and loving it.


That's awesome, would you like to share resources?

I'm doing a course on Udemy, as well as reading articles on here to learn.

The Vue.js docs are a good place to start, and also here is a list of various awesome vue resources: github.com/vuejs/awesome-vue

Thanks so much, I'm definitely checking this outπŸ‘


I’m Joel and I’m a frontend web developer at studio chriate in Melbourne, Australia.

I mostly build complex custom WordPress websites for a range of clients and in my spare time... I still code πŸ˜…

I joined up as I kept coming across this site in Google search results and decided I needed to become a part of this awesome community.

Looking forward to spending time here.



Hi I'm Prince Otchere, an R&D chemist turned web developer. I program in JavaScript and have recently set up a personal site that I will post thoughts relating to my interests.

I started with projects of my own and went on to help others like the Order of the Serpent, Positive Education and Nationwide.

Since I am currently focused on improving with TypeScript, Angular and AWS, I look forward to learning from posts here and sharing some of my thoughts.


The Order of the Serpent? As in this Order of the Serpent? orderoftheserpent.org/

For TypeScript, I found these series of articles very useful: medium.com/@wittydeveloper/typescr...

Welcome to dev.to!


Yes. That is correct. I got really interested in the Left Hand Path after deploying the CRUD comparative religion app, Hypatia. So back in 2017, I came across a group of users on Reddit that wanted to migrate from Religious Forums to their own space. And that's where the Order of the Serpent started.

Also, thanks for the resource. I'll take a look at it.


Hey, I'm Colin. I work in a newsroom, making whatever's required to tell stories in innovative / engaging ways. I reckon this is a good place to share the learnings I make that would be a bit short for a blog post, but a shame to not document in some form. I hope we enjoy hanging out together ✨


Hey everybody, how's it going?

I'm Karen. Expat Front-end Engineer in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Currently transitioning to a new job.

I have worked with backbone -> angular.js -> react (now) and fortunately don't plan to switch to anything yet.

I just finished bootstrapping my first, long overdue personal blog/website with Gatsby.js
and am currently looking into practicing more advanced typescript.

Check out more on me here and please feel free to contact me and say hi, I am always open for a good friendly exchange over js :)

Cheers πŸ‘‹


Hello All
Mitesh Sharma here. Neewbie to web development but the advanced nature of web components and its inclusion in Salesforce Lightning brought me here and piqued my interest in Web components. I am thankful to @bennypowers to introducing me to such a nice community here.
Happy to be here and excited to learn from all fellow developers...


Hello, I’m Oliver, I am a full stack developer at a company which fights blood cancer.
I learned coding myself when I was eleven years old. Since 2011 I work as a software developer in different fields. But I didn’t learned as much about how valuable clean code is or about the social part and politics of software development as I currently do.

dev.to is a big knowledge base where I found many very useful and interesting article which helped me to get through a mentally rough time.

Most of the time I listen to classical music but
Interstellar by Hans Zimmer helps me to get really focused, so I listen to this song for a few hours on repeat.


Welcome Oliver!

Sounds like an interesting company that you work for, and I'm glad the dev.to community helped you through a rough time.

Hopefully some time you can share some articles or thoughts on the value of clean code :)


Hi everyone, I'm Sebastian from Patagonia argentina (born in Viedma, living in BahΓ­a Blanca). I've been a software engineer for one year and a follower of the community for almost 2 years.
I decide to become an active member because the people in DEV help me a lot during my time as a student and continue doing it in my professional career, so I would like to give something back.

Currently I,m working mostly with Angular and .NetCore. I'm a Linux user so I'm looking for open source projects to make some contribution.

I love listening to music while I'm programming (and in every other moment), I also love rugby.


Hi, my name is Heather. Previously a developer, moved to software testing and automation and now I work as a community manager for a software testing community :)

I'm trying to get my toes wet with some Python as it has always been a language that was recommended to me but I never had the need for it in my roles. Now I have some time to experiment I think it's time to see how I get on with it.

Definitely listen to music while coding. Depending on the task, either the testers rage playlist on spotify or more upbeat "you can do it" music.


Hi Heather! Welcome to Dev.to! Let me know if you have any questions about the site -- or Python!


Hello I am Amanuel Tadesse, I love JavaScript and currently am working at maraki soft located in Ethiopia as front end developer specially angular application development also i really like vuejs and i used it for personal projects.
Currently am digging deeper in to angular for my new job. i like asking question as well as answering others question.
problem solving is the one skill i want to develop as a programmer and am working on it. thanks all.


Hi, I am Dat from Viet Nam.
Currently I am a Software Engineer at Sapporo, Japan.
Beside the full time work, I also have a small freelancer work which related to NodeJS, Express.

Previous, my work was mostly in PHP ( 6 years experience ), but I use C++ ( sometimes Ruby On Rails for web tool ) for full-time job now.

I know dev.to through other article, and I am so surprised about DEV, it is really interesting with a lot of great stuff from around the world.

The next willing tech is Machine Learning. Current I am lacking knowledge about ML, but really want to deeply passion into it.

I also want to try to write blog again ( previously was Yahoo 360 ).
I think DEV is great place for me back again with this hobby.

I like to play games LOL(League of Legends), listen music and make friends(especially tech friends).



Hello, I'm Alex.I'm from France and I start learning code since september. I was an welder, but I wnt to be a fullStack developer. I learned about HTML CSS JS (Jquery ajax) PHP SQL Laravel CakePHP MVC and some other stuff. I want to know how you learn code and why? =)


Hello, I am Python developed looking to change my career as Full Stack JavaScript Developer. I would be glad to help python followers as well as learn from JavaScript Fellow's.


Welcome to DEV! JavaScript is super popular right now - there are a ton of jobs available! Good luck learning it :)


Hi All,

I'm Adie. Been working as a Dev for nearly 18 months with a focus on Full Stack JavaScript but getting more involved with PHP now, not really enjoying writing it and struggling to find decent resources to learn it but getting a little better with exposure.

I'm working on a React and Firebase app in my spare time so will be spending a lot of my spare time on this and hope to be able to learn from the community as well as contributing back.


Hello, I am a Full-stack Developer.

I am well-versed in back-end frameworks such as Laravel, Codeigniter, Django, Yii and so on.

Also I have rich experience in front-end frameworks such as react, angular and vue.

Now I am focusing on Serverless stack and MEAN/MERN stack development.

I love playing tennis and solving math problems in my free time.

My favorite song? It is "My heart will go on"


Hi, I am Mehul Mistri, Freelance Mobile app developer with expertise in iOS, Android and React Native.

I believe in giving my best and provide solutions with top notch quality and high performance. I always believe in client first methodology and make sure they satisfied with the solution I’ve provided.

Currently I am exploring my knowledge in IoT products.

I also provide free bug fixing for my work anytime. I’m open and willing to learn whatever is necessary to accomplish my client’s goal.



Hello Everyone, my name is Bryan Tong. I have been developing web oriented software since 2002. My primary focus early on was PHP, MySQL, JS, HTML, CSS.

Not much has changed except that I have dropped PHP and continued on with Node.JS releasing numerous packages to NPM.

Now there is Kado, to me Kado is an extension of the express way of thinking. Kado adds some flavor and opinions to the web stack and presents and more coordinated and consistent work flow.

The modules in Kado put every portion of building a web system first class leaving no subsystem behind.

If you want to learn more it can be found at kado.org I hope this helps introduce myself. As a real person I am @nullivex. I will add my Github here shortly.


Hi there, I'm Sarah πŸ‘‹πŸ» I'm a front end engineer but also sometimes dabble in full stack. Passionate about JavaScript and good user experience. Looking to gain some knowledge and possibly share some too πŸ™ˆ I usually listen to instrumental music while coding, right now it's the Westworld ost πŸ‘ŒπŸ»


Hello, i'm Maximiliano, looking to move forward in development.
i've been working in web development since 1998.
Sorry, i leave the sound arround me as it is.
I try to do my best every time, and every single task i've done, i think that there is a better way to do that, and i find it later, just after i finished it.
I have been teaching web development, and it's a nice way to go back in every step, and rethinking it.
Some times a do some part time consultant jobs.

So now i've a beautifull family, my wife, my child.
So i'm looking forward to have a job. My prioriy is work life balance, looking for remote jobs, trying to show what i have for some one to pay for that.

So here we are, get in touch with remote people.


This is very belated, but - nice to meet you Maximiliano!

It's been awhile since you've made this post - how are things going now?


Hello! My name is A.J. I'm a mobile developer. When I'm not at work coding for Android I'm at home coding for iOS. Currently building an iOS Vision project for OCR and Image Recognition.

When I'm coding I'm usually listening to The Social Network soundtrack too loudly on my QC35's.


Hi, I'm Siufts, a French student who's been developing a lot of stuff on self-learning (autodidact) for the past 5 years.

Sorry for my English not very good, I try to do the best I can, but it always ends up copying and pasting my text on DeepL. '

I love discovering new projects, new encounters, I love everything that is creative and original.

And yes, I love listening to music when I develop. (Sims 4 OST, the best.)


Hi Siufts. It's absolutely normal to not be at ease at first with English is it's not your mother tongue. Best thing you can do is continue reading and writing even if you make mistakes, take advice from others and take your time.

It's great that you join the Dev community. There's a lot of great articles to learn from around here.

A few things if I may:

  • Don't try to be self-entrepreneur without experience, start with a boring office job. You will learn a lot !
  • Don't rush things. Start small and then grow bigger. We all tried to do a game or a community as our firsts projects, but it never works ;)
  • Use Github. Browse random project, read code, contribute to others projects ... lot to learn there.
  • You site is great ! Nice work.

Hey there I'm Josh and I work at ABC News with @colingourlay. I worked as pretty much an office "IT Guy" for around 10 years before realising that I wanted to become a real developer. I'm still learning every day! Feel free to say hi πŸ‘‹


Hi everyone! My name is Joe and I'm a code newbie! A friend of mine recommended i join. I've been studying code for the last couple years in my spare time. I was part of the Grow With Google scholarship and graduated Udacity with a nanodegree in Android Basics.

I'm familiar with Java, XML, HTML, CSS, Python, and JavaScript. I'm currently going through freeCodeCamp.com to deepen my web dev knowledge. I love having music on while coding. It's usually a lofi hip hop channel from youtube and sometimes my anamanaguchi station on pandora.


Wah Gwaan Man! (Jamaican for Hi)

My name is Tremaine and I'm a Fullstack Developer hailing from Jamaica: the land of wood and water!

I prefer developing in JavaScript (front and back-end) however I code in PHP, Python and C#.

I was drawn to the dev.to community because no other outlet seems to provide real developer stories and viewpoints.

I hope to learn a lot from posts and further develop my skills as a software engineer.

Hope to interact with individuals here!

Bye for now.


Hello! My name is Sven. I'm a developer mostly interested in web technologies, but I also try to keep up with other things as well.

I just finished my front-end development internship. It was fun! I hope I can apply the things I've learned in my future work.

I'm interested in user experience design and I'd like to learn more about back-end development as well.

Well, this was basically my introduction. I hope I can share some of my knowledge with posts.

Take care ✌

EDIT: I forgot to answer the music question! I like listening to instrumental music when I'm coding. Lately I've been listening to open.spotify.com/track/4GDhkAg959r... 🎢 this.