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Welcome to DEV!

  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. 👋

Great to have you in the community!

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webdevwanderer

I just started my studies in a University taking a degree in IT, and i am really into learning web development, that's why i make some advance self-learning about the basics of HTML, CSS and JavaScript from site to site. But now, I just feel like i don't know where i am going about my self-learning.

Could you please give me some advice in what should i do? I want to practice and enhance what i've learned but i don't know what activity should i do. I don't know where i should start and really confuse about it. I keep on reading development information from articles to articles, signing up to some free coding sites, but i don't really have the solid path in where i should go in my learning, and this makes me frustrated.

I really appreciate your insights and advices, thanks.

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JohnGabriel Nguyen-Truong

Build a creative vision in your mind, something you want to invent - something related to programming... your dreams will help guide you through the challenges of life. BTW, I'm working on some cool projects, and have internship openings...let me know.

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Nyangayenzou Ashley Dube

Hook me up I would love new challenges in my coding journey

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webdevwanderer

Thank you!

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JohnGabriel Nguyen-Truong

Would you be interested in a QA/QC software development internship?

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webdevwanderer

I am still a beginner :)
I'm not familiar yet with that yet. Anyway, thanks a lot.

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JohnGabriel Nguyen-Truong

No problem.... if you want I can help teach you! Internships are for learning. :)

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aldinsab • Edited on

Hey, welcome!

I am also new to the community but i am sure that you will learn more with time, i know thats how i gotten into it.

Just keep doing that and incorporate projects that you would want to do, thats how you build and learn new skills, it's all about repetition and getting it to be part of you.

For example, you can start by creating your website, which can follow in creating website for friends that need a website. This can then hopefully get you out there and bring in potential clients. This will help you gain experience and help set up contacts.

Good Luck with your studies!

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webdevwanderer

Thanks a lot for your inspiring words.

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JohnGabriel Nguyen-Truong

Hey! Have you tried freecodecamp.org? Perseverance is worthed! I'm learning too.

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webdevwanderer

Yeah, i'm in freecodecamp.org as well. Thanks for your uplifting comment.

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JohnGabriel Nguyen-Truong

Have you tried web scraping with selenium and python? I am learning so much about frontend and backend just by doing some cool projects. I've got ideas for productivity apps and a social media platform... you really need a goal to push through everyday

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webdevwanderer

No, not familiar yet. I have some basic knowledge of python, but i focused yet in the basics of front-end development.

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Virej Dasani

Check this video out, it'll give you an idea of what selenium is and how it works:

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webdevwanderer

Thanks 👍

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Wolalaaa

Hello
Have you heard about "the Odin project" ?
Me too i'm a newbie, learning on freecodecamp and i discovered theodinproject.com/home and frontendmentor.io/ recently.

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webdevwanderer

Thanks for sharing this, i will check on this 🙂

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webdevwanderer

Hey, thanks a lot for sharing this, i've just checked and signed up now, i think this one is great and and a big help for our development path. Thanks a lot 😊

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silverback lubakyoya🥋

I think we in a similar position 🤦🏾‍♂️

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EO4Wellness • Edited on

Hello, and welcome. For the coursework, it is hard to know what to recommend without knowing what you've already studied.

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webdevwanderer

Thanks for your message. I am now in in the path of frontend development. HTML, CSS and Javascript in particular. Taking some courses for Python and some backend stuff as well, slowly learning.

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Chuks Gold

Hello

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

hello bulldog

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Siddharth Chaudhary

Hello

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Coderslang: Become a Software Engineer

Welcome!

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aldinsab

Hello!

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Hamza Hayd

Hello Human, another newbie for the platform here.

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JohnGabriel Nguyen-Truong

me too! hello human **could be a selenium bot

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JohnGabriel Nguyen-Truong

Are you interest in working on some cool coding projects? Let me know...

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Hamza Hayd

Yea, what kinda projects do you have in mind?

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JohnGabriel Nguyen-Truong

Well, I'm working with a company called Entre, and we are looking for QA Testers and developers for our new social platform. It's a great platform for all entrepreneurs.

As a side project, I have a new cool idea for a social media productivity app. It's called Social Eclipse... it might become open source, but I just started.

joinentre.com/

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Hamza Hayd • Edited on

Sounds interesting project.

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Coderslang: Become a Software Engineer

Every expert was once a beginner...

Welcome 🚀!

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JohnGabriel Nguyen-Truong

damn, I needed to hear this. Thank you for those words...

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Atul Prajapati

Your welcome 😃

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INYANG INYANG

I'm happy to be here....looking forward to learn.

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Coderslang: Become a Software Engineer

Welcome INYANG!

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JohnGabriel Nguyen-Truong

Hey! What are you working on at the moment?

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webdevwanderer

Hello, my goal is to become a web developer, i am self learning that's why i got interested to be here in this community to learn more from everyone here. Thanks for having me here 🙂

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Julia Nash

Thanks for joining the community, happy to see you here!! I am self-learned developer too! You came to the right place, Dev has a ton of valuable information at your fingertips! Remember that if you encounter bugs and errors a lot? We all go through that, its always a part of the process, and you might have to try and fail a million times before something clicks and you get it. That was the biggest lesson I learned from a developer mentor. Good luck to you! :)

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webdevwanderer

Yeah, you're right, i used to read some of those informations from the web and it really roused my interest ended me to come here and join. Thanks a lot 🙂

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Coderslang: Become a Software Engineer

Welcome 🥳

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webdevwanderer

Thank you :)

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BrunaSSS

Olá!! Eu sou nova nesse mundo de tecnologias estou em transição de carreira! Originalmente, sou biomédica. Porém, fiz um bootcamp para desenvolvedora front-end onde obtive conhecimentos em Javascript, HTML e CSS. Porém, eu não sei como continuar a minha jornada quais outras linguagens começar a estudar, além do mais gostaria de construir um portfolio, mas não sei qual projetos fazer também ( como, o tema e a tal da motivação ) Quanto tempo leva para eu obter uma segurança para me candidatar a vagas assertivas de Dev Front-End? e também como usar minha antiga profissão para acrescentar nessa nossa jornada? Sou do Brasil-SP.
ps: Procuro um Mentor também ou até vaga de estágio para poder me aprimorar!
Obrigada a todos desde já.

Hello!! I am new to this world of technology and I am in a career transition! I am originally biomedical. However, I made a bootcamp for a front-end developer where I got knowledge in Javascript, HTML and CSS. However, I don't know how to continue my journey which other languages ​​to start studying, besides I would like to build a portfolio, but I don't know which projects to do too (like, the theme and the motivation) How long does it take for me to get a security to apply for assertive Dev Front-End vacancies? and also how to use my old profession to add to our journey? I'm from Brasil-SP.
ps: I'm looking for a Mentor too, or even an internship to be able to improve myself!
Thank you all in advance.

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Adriano Souza Costa

Olá Bruna, seja muito bem vinda a essa nova jornada e pode contar não somente comigo mas como toda a comunidade. Você como biomédica irá agregar muito usando tudo o que você já conhece a tecnologia.

1 - Quanto tempo leva para eu obter uma segurança para me candidatar a vagas assertivas de Dev Front-End?
Resposta: Esse tempo e relativo, pois a sua preparação vai ser o resultado do esforço e dedicação que você ter para a tecnologia, mas te falo que isso pode se tornar muito rápido se você seguir alguns conteúdos gratuitos que temos hoje como Rocket Seat e alguns outros canais de estudo na internet, se quiser algumas dicas tenho esse post aqui que pode ajudar dev.to/didisouzacosta/4-canais-no-...

2 - Como usar minha antiga profissão para acrescentar nessa nossa jornada?
Resposta: Nossa isso vai ser um diferencial tremendo, as duas últimas empresas que trabalhei foram relacionadas a saúde, então você com conhecimento em tecnologia e também na área da saúde ia ter uma vantagem sem igual, se quiser pode acessar e acompanhar algumas oportunidades carreiras.consultaremedios.com.br/...

3 - Procuro um Mentor também ou até vaga de estágio para poder me aprimorar!
Sobre o mentor, não sei se tenho gabarito para tal, mas posso lhe oferecer total apoio e disponibilidade para trocas de ideias e orientações, pois programação e a coisa que mais amo fazer na vida, e poder passar esse amor para outros me faz muito bem.

Grande abraço e mais uma vez pode contar comigo, a comunidade e muito sucesso em sua vida.

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BrunaSSS

Obrigada, Adriano! Ter esse apoio e mostrar caminhos a serem seguidos já é de grande ajuda!! Muito obrigada.

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webdevwanderer

Same feeling here. Don't know where to go in my learning.

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Alex

Hi all!

I'm happy to find this great site (accidentally i find link to "CSS Grid cheatsheet" on frontendfront). I like CSS and JS, but my work also required from me some knowledge of PHP, Mysql. Mostly i work in Wordpress.

I cant say how hard and stressful been first months, when you open PHP file and understand nothing :D and because errors in php so unforgiving (site just drops with some type of error), its 2x stressful. But I passed this, and now work with calm.

Also, english not my first language (first been JS... oh i'm kiddin), and working in webdev improved my knowledge of this language. Without some basic knowledge of english you cant find good and modern guides or solutions. Now in internet i use english more than my native language.

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John Gootee

Hi and good morning, DEVs!

I'm a full-stack developer in Vancouver, BC, Canada. I was a desktop app developer for 20 years, but have just learned web development in the last 2 years and have concentrated on Javascript development. I'm struggling to find an entry-level Developer job, but love to meet smart people and work on interesting projects.

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JohnGabriel Nguyen-Truong

Hey! I've just started coding on web... I've got some cool projects if you are interested.

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John Gootee • Edited on

Cool, JohnGabriel. I'd like to learn more.

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JohnGabriel Nguyen-Truong

Sent you a connection request on LinkedIn.

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Gleam01

Hello @all
I'm Yassr HADJ, a fan of tech world. I'm a web developer using some front and back end technologies !
I'm here to learn tips and tricks to perfect my knowledge and to acquire a speed on my working way !
I also want to learn new things on network and system security, mobile dev, Docker, best practices on coding and others domains, etc.
I also want to share my knowledge and make some buddies here !

Thks for all !

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JohnGabriel Nguyen-Truong

Awesome! I am new here too! I've started coding recently...I'm working on some cool projects and a cool internship if you are interested cause we got openings.

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Conrad Trost

Hey, everybody! I’m a React developer establishing myself in the freelance space. I love making portfolios for local musicians and artists here in Dallas, Texas. I’m looking to improve my design techniques and back-end knowledge to create more complex projects!

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Moemin Mamdouh 👨‍💻

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Hi there everyone! I'm Moemin Mamdouh, a Product Designer who wants to learn more about programming (particularly Javascript, I'm comfortable with HTML and CSS) — I'm also a big fan of Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Thanks for having me here!

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Ayush Sanj • Edited on

Hello tech geeks.
This side Ayush from Bihar, India.
I m currently learning deep js and react.
Hope I will contribute my knowledge and also get some here.
I m a non cs graduate(Arts).
I m a self taught frontend programmer.
See you guys around.
U can ping me on LinkedIn and github.com/ayushsanjdev

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Nick Taylor (he/him)

Welcome to DEV!

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Raphael Häcker

Hi,

my name is Raphael, I'm a software engineer and interested in web technologies.

I want to start a side project to use some of these cool technologies I can't use at work and I'm thinking about streaming my progress. Maybe also write about some more interesting parts or making a video about it, because I want to get my self to be more open and share my knowledge.

The technologies I'm considering for this is currently are:

  • MongoDB
  • Express
  • Node and for the frontend I was thinking about react native. I also want to explore more options and tools on the way.

Do you think anyone might be interested in this?
I also kinda write this to keep me accountable, because I know my self, if I don't have to do something and it is uncomfortable, I might not do it :D

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Thomas Schühly

I wouldn't recommend using native express. It gets verbose very quickly.

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Raphael Häcker

Thanks for the hint. What would you recommend instead? I'm completely new to using Node as a backend.
I read some articles that described project structures, that where familiar to me and looked like they might be working, so maybe with enough care, that could be avoided.

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Thomas Schühly

I would recommend something that has native typescript support, and a good ORM. You can look at these:
github.com/nestjs/nest
github.com/feathersjs/feathers
github.com/strongloop/loopback-next
github.com/FoalTS/foal

I prefer doing my backends in Kotlin tho. Another option would be using GO.

What I would recommend you look into is Svelte and SvelteKit, that's like the hot shit in the JS world.

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Scott Griffiths

Hey
I'm a solutions architect working for a consultancy here in Sydney, Australia.

I come from a testing background, mainly in the Performance, Chaos and Functional automation space. Now working more in architectural delivery design and technical solutions. Still get my code on occasionally, Often with flavours such as C# and python these days.

Great to find such an interesting and diverse group

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Riri

Hey everyone 👋

I'm Riri. I'm sort of a web developer I guess (hehe). I currently work as a (mostly) frontend developer under a government-funded research project. I'm interested in all things frontend and would love to learn everything I can from HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

I came here to meet like-minded people and hopefully learn from all of you as well ☺

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jerydam

I'm a level one student of software engineering, and I'm good in JavaScript, HTML and CSS, I've tried applying for some job online but all job to find are full time, but I want to finish my study Before taking any full time job. I need your advice, am I taking the right decision?.

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Sagar H. Narsingani

Hey There I am Sagar. I am a Computer Science student in India.
Few months back I found myself interested in Web Development and I started learning the things. I have learnt HTML, CSS and some concept of JavaScript.
I was just doing a project of my college when I came across on article written by one member of this community.
I will like any suggestions that can help me in my path of learning Web development.
Thank You!

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Ayush Gupta

Hey everyone! I'm Ayush Gupta. Just started up with my college, and started to explore the Web Development field and this brings me here to interact with the amazing people out there to have interaction with them and to get their worthy guidance. My interest is in exploring the various tech stacks and find one that fascinates me. Looking forward to having a great experience here.

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MichalCiechanowicz

Hi to all. I'm old guy but I think is not to late for my hobby :). I love motorsport, racing and all of this petrolhead world. I'm dealing with engine ecu doing some tuning etc and as I always like to know what I'm doing, I want to go deep in it and learn reversenginerrrrrrrrring ;)

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Naseki

Hello everyone! Excited to join the devblogging world! 🥳🥳

I'm a fullstack webdev who especially loves coding fun interactions. This will be my first time writing articles so this is very scary and very exciting haha!

Looking forward to meeting people here!

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Tech With RJ

Hey there DEV community! I am RJ from Malaysia! I am currently a first-year Software Engineering Student, web-developer, AI enthusiast, and Open-source contributor! I hope to learn more through blogging. I will be posting content about Web Development and Students in Tech!

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Ferhat

I am near the end of my MSc Computer Science studies, but I never really dived much into the development community. Neither have I really tried to improve my dev skills. Well, now I want to change that. That is why I am here. I want to improve and learn and, at the same time, teach or share what I know. I mostly worked on web dev and some software projects. We mostly used Django with some JQuery and Bootstrap in there. I once tried Vue and Angular a couple of years ago.
And now, I am again diving into the world of NodeJS. Currently, I am working with ExpressJs and React for my thesis and AngularJS for work. I am happy to join, and hopefully, we can all learn from each other as much as possible :)

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Hamburgerhans • Edited on

Hello, my name is Hans, I am from Hamburg Germany and I am very intersted in everything Blockchain and smart contract programming. I had many professions over my lifetime, from Merchant over Chemist to Safety Inspector at German Rail. Due to ailing health I am looking for a profession where I can stay at home. Programming sounds about right. since I am fluent in 4 languages I feel I may be able to lear another ,-) Also I write and paint.

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Rob Clarke

Hey Devs! 🚀

My name is Rob I'm a developer and marketing type from the UK.

Previously I worked in marketing and content creation in the video games industry, working at companies like Electronic Arts before quitting to work on my own company.

I now work with my brother on various different SaaS projects. We've been developing and making websites for years. We've also tried our hand at game development and we even ran a board game café for several years.

Outside of work I enjoy travelling especially America and Japan. I've also been to Chernobyl ☢️ twice! One day, I hope to be a digital nomad, but they've got to re-open the world first...

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Myrick Chow

Hi every developer, I am Myrick Chow and focus on Android, iOS and Firebase development. I am also a Firebase Developers Publication and RayRenderlich writer. I love sharing my knowledge with others through online blogs, such as Medium.

I am now planning to border my horizon to share my knowledge on different platforms, such as YouTube, Dev.io and Udemy. Hope I can contribute my efforts to the dev community in a good way. Thank you!

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Razaul

I'm Razaul from BD. I have spent many futile hours on decide which sector will be best for me - WordPress developer Vs full stack web developer.
I have skill on Html, CSS, jQuery, WordPress costomization. I have built 20+ clients website using page builder Elemontor and Divi on WordPress. But, I'm feared about future of WordPress workplace. I have total future 2 years to develop my self. Which sector will be best for future with a decent amount of earning and job security?

Thank you.

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Jose Orozco

I don't know which sector will be best for the future, what I can tell you is that wordpress is not going anywhere. I am also experienced in wordpress and trying to learn PHP and Javascript. I think combining wordpress with custom dev is the future of web development, in my opinion it's more efficient to modify little things from a plugin to make it do what you want, as opposed to build it from scratch. I could be wrong though...

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Jose Orozco

Hello everyone, I'm currently studying JavaScript. I have to say I've found it harder than I thought, it's specially hard to keep the motivation high as a self-taught student. I don't know anyone else who's also studying programming so I feel kind of lost out here. I decided to joining this community in the hopes of finding inspiration and maybe meet some cool people. (I'll say it's looking very promising).

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Ace Z. Alba

Hi guys. Aspiring android/java/kotlin developer here. Looking to chat and hang-out with similar noobs here. Right now I am diving headlong into Big Nerd Ranch tutorial category, as I found out that going through the normal track for learning programming simply pushes me back into basics and does not let me escape beyond OOP.

I also play skyrim and watch let's plays for comfort. Lols.

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fabiobassa

Hello everybody, I am Fabio and I came from hardware world ( repairing cellular phones in 90's) and lately migrated into more software-firmware approach.
Actively developing the full implementation of linux on economic txboxes such as rk3329 rockchip.
nice to be here