Welcome Thread - v33

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Hello there


  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. 👋

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Hi. Here mostly because of the great articles I've read on Dev.to. I'm learning (or re-learning C, C# and Web development languages (HTML, CSS, JS)) as I don't really have a clue to what I really want to do. Mostly thinking on the side of web development, game development or even embedded software. Such is life. Happy to be here though. Might find a clue to what I really want to do.


I too have similar thoughts running on my head ,hope joining this community will give me a better picture.


This community is so cool, friends,you are good man.
I want to learn more here from you and he or she.Loops!!

I'll do my best in making something worthwhile!

Great stuff! Hope we can learn a lot from each other.

Same here, sharing is caring. I hope me too would learn a lot from here.



Aye. Here's to both of our journeys then. May we find what we want to do.


Hi, Kashfil

C# and .Net Core for web development is a great place to be.


I'm looking forward to learning .Net Core since I've never touch it before.

Well, its good to know your interest in .Net. I know the intermediate level .Net. I hope we may get benefited from each other.


Hi, I feel the same way, there are so many great stuffs out there that you don't know what to learn and where to start.


Exactly. I do have in mind a few projects that I really want to pursue but that would be the end goal of all things. Being a computer science grad, it's hard when you want to pursue the things you want to do and to find a career that you can really enjoy. Usually those two things rarely align but doesn't I'll stop pursuing my dream projects. I love coding. It just takes time for me really learn what the languages that I'm relearning are powerful for which is the idea I never pursued during my studies. Now getting involved with online communities (like you guys on Dev.to) makes it easier to have a - not an exact start - direction to where I should be heading towards to. Hope that we all can work together with a passion project we can all share!

The #codenewbie community is what made me get as far as I did with python. Its SUUUPER confusing (at least it was for me) trying to figure out what you don't know and where to start. This community seems rad, I'm glad I found this, hope you are finding it helpful too!

I've heard of codenewbie since I saw it on edX CS50. I've never listened to it but I'll give it a try. Most of the time it's always the pages on github explore that got me thinking what can I do to help people and if I can make something fun and interesting. And yeah, happy to be here!


I equally have the same thoughts, hope to learn through cooperation, what a great community


Hi all, I'm Antti - excited to join the community!

I'm working on more enterprisey technology most of the time, programming in C# or TypeScript and running in Office 365 or Azure. But I guess the world needs corporate coders as well, and despite the stack I don't work in a cubicle farm :)

I work for a Finnish Canadian software company as a software engineer and escalation engineer, and while most of my daily work life has been abstracted away from writing code myself, it's still a part of my life. Once a programmer, always a programmer, I guess!

I already posted kind of an introductory post, here:

Really looking forward to interacting with y'all!


Hi Antti! 👋 I'm also new to the community!

I'm interested to hear how a typical working day in life sounds like. I guess being an undergrad, it didn't even occur to me that writing code would be abstracted away from a technical role.

" most of my daily work life has been abstracted away from writing code"

That's why when you say the above, it really piqued my curiosity!


Hey Leslie - I like that question!

Unfortunately, it's more boring and less technical than one would probably think :) Instead of writing most of the code myself, I communicate with stakeholders, collaborate on specifications and basicly just update and prioritize the backlog for the dev team in co-operation with other product owners.

Luckily, even in enterprisey dev teams, usually you don't have to drop programming if you don't want to! It's a huge blessing that roles in IT are typically fairly flexible.

Thanks for sharing Antti! That provided me some insights 😄


Hey I see you have some experience with Azure! I am curious to know if you happen to know any good resources to get started in learning about Azure? :D Thank you!


Hey Bartholomew!

Yeah, I've got some :) The way I got started was that my employer pushed me there - or rather, the market pulled, and I was happy to jump in. Luckily, both Microsoft and many 3rd parties have tons of content available on getting you started - edX and Microsoft Learn are both generally speaking free, Pluralsight might be the best paid option for courses.

Check out these examples:


Depending on your previous experience, you might want to jump straight into development (App Service or Azure Functions, for example). You can sign up for a free dev subscription on Azure, free developer tenant on Office 365 (if that's the way you want to go) and tools like Visual Studio Community and Visual Studio Code are also freely available for learning purposes!

See for example:

The corporate world might be all about expensive licenses, but at least Microsoft makes most tools available for development and learning purposes for free :)

Have fun!

Thank you so much for the resources! I am excited just getting started with learning how Azure works! This will prove useful to me when I want to host my site using Azure :3. As far as experience I am a complete beginner in terms of Azure but I have played around with AWS a bit but never really set anything up to intensely but I wasn't as into it I was with Azure though.

My pleasure! Also, be aware that both performance and costwise some things are smart to host on Azure, some not - for example, a static site that's built from your source hosted on Azure DevOps or GitHub works well in a free/shared app service instance, a fancy modern webapp completely hosted on Azure Functions would be interesting and reasonably cost-effective, but hosting for example, a WordPress site is going to give you a questionable performance with above average cost, unless you spend a lot of time tweaking it... Been there, done that ;)

It's a rewarding journey, though - have fun!

Well luckily I am coding my entire website from scratch using React for the front end so I should be fine plus I heard Azure plays well with React and NodeJs so it should be easy to deploy it when the times comes 😁

With that stack, you should be good. Have fun coding and be sure to blog about your findings! 😉

Hi! My name is Siful. This is the first community I’m joining and I hope to be active for a long time.


Welcome to dev.to! I'm currently learning more about GatsbyJS and static sites in general. They have great documentation, and make it easy to learn.


Hi Andy! 👋 I'm currently learning about Web Development in general. I'm curious to hear what makes you interested in learning about static sites in general, mainly because I never even thought about it when planning my learning.


Hey Leslie! Sorry just seeing this now. I'm started to make basic websites for people, and so far static sites seem to be a good pathway of quickly creating portfolio or basic websites. With Gatsby in particular, I wanted to level up my React skills and get up and running quickly.

If you're learning more about web development, I think it's always good to have a solid foundation of how HTML and CSS work. Personally I learned Ruby, then Rails, then Javascript, and then finally more about HTML and CSS (which is now), and I wish I had learned more HTML and CSS to start with.

Hi Andy, thanks for the helpful advice!


Cool, I just created a personal blog with Gatsby and was super impressed by it. A really cool project indeed.



Welcome, I can't wait to meet one of your robots :)


Hi, what made you choose rails in the beginning?
Do you still use it. I am asking because I learnt it but these days I always reach for other tools.


Hi ...

My name is Pedro Martins from Portugal

I’m a developer for the last 30 years ... but always have something to learn

At last a place for me ... só excited

Thanks to every one

Pedro Martins


Hey Perdro. It's always nice to see that even with 30+ years of experience you know that you still have to learn. That's what I love about about programming (and tech in general) it never gets old- there is always something new :)


Olá Pedro,

Wow. 30yrs. 👍

There are a bunch of old timers arriving around here lately.



Thanks ....

Never to late to continue learning ...

Pedro Martins


Hey Pedro,

That's an impressive career! Which stack did you start with?

And welcome to the community!


HI ....

I started with Basic ( old times ... ) then Pascal, Borland Pascal.. Delphi ... DotNet ... Angular and now VueJS

I'm getting old ... to many languages ...



Hi! My name is Umar. This is the first community I’m joining and I hope to be active for a long time. I am currently learning Javascript, Python C. Im trying to learn something everyday. I want to eventually program robots but web dev seems to be the best way to make money now. Hoping to learn a lot and one day contribute as well!


Hello Umar, programming robots is a neat goal. Keep on keeping on, you can do it!


Oh wow. Just saw this. Thank you Robert. You’re very nice


Welcome, Umar!
Those are some of my favorite languages to work with. Good luck with learning robotics! I am sure if you work hard you will be able to find your place in the industry.



Hi all! Not really certain what to call myself, but for the moment, I guess I'm a UI Developer. I have a background in data manipulation and workflow automation, and I love all things JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. I have also been known to dabble in Java, C#, and some other strongly typed languages.

My passion lies in crafting interfaces that allow users to navigate data intuitively but doing so in a way that is visually pleasing. There are few things more satisfying to me than efficiently breaking down a data-set into easily digestible chunks for the end user -- at least in the digital world!

I'm hoping to get a few posts up over the next few weeks, so until then!


Hi Connor! UI designer who can also write HTML, CSS, and Javascript? I was just talking to a recruiter the other day who said that more and more companies are looking for this kind of hybrid designer/developer, especially in the data science field. Programmers aren't exactly known for making state of the art interfaces 😅


Haha, ain't that the truth!

Now that we're starting to hand "big-data" back to the consumer, it's important to make sure that they can make sense of what they're seeing. Otherwise, is there really any benefit to giving it back?!



Hi Connor! 👋

I'm definitely looking forward to your posts on crafting UI data dashboards! In fact, your post prompts me to start researching more on this topic.


I spend most of my work day building websites using various LAMP stack and JavaScript frameworks. I primarily work on server-side support for websites, so if you can see it, click it, play it, drag it or drop it, I probably didn't build it.

I love technology, and I'll talk about literally anything.

I look forward to hearing from and learning from everyone here.


I love technology, and I'll talk about literally anything

Yay! Great to have you!!


so if you can see it, click it, play it, drag it or drop it, I probably didn't build it

😂 I love that!


Hi my name is Ade.
I'm a junior developer from Nigeria, my stack is HTML, CSS and Javascript. I'm super excited to be here!


Hello! 👋 Nice to meet you Ogunade!


Hi DEV community! Excited to be here - I've been meaning to join for quite a while now!

18 months ago I made candy for a living, but one coding bootcamp later and I've now been a Junior Front-End Web Dev for the past 12 months! I write mostly CSS & PHP in my role at the moment, and am studying web design on the side. Hoping to get back into Javascript once I finish this design course and have more time on my hands!

Really keen to get involved in this community. I love reading the articles here - especially anything about art created with CSS or accessibility!


18 months ago I made candy for a living

That’s pretty cool I have to say.

Welcome! I think you’ll fit right in here.


Howdy! I decided to make an account on this addicting site because I am here to enhance my knowledge on web development and become a Full Stack Developer one day. Right now the semester has ended and I am more than determined to finish my personal website that I started back in 2017! If anyone wants to give me tips and advice for how I should approach it anything will do! So far I am learning React, and hopefully one day I'll get back to using Angular for other projects! I also am looking into learning more about Microsoft Azure, AWS and Docker !


Hi Bartholomew, everything you said sounds great so far! Keep reading, keep learning and it will sink in before you know it! Microsoft has some great documentation now so be sure to check it out. Also find some tech podcasts you can listen to. It's amazing how much knowledge you can get just listening to other people talk shop.


Thank you! I wish you luck on your journey as well and I definitely will be on the hunt for tech podcasts because I need to start listening to podcasts on my way to my internship and this summer to keep me up to date!


Hi everyone! My name is Beth, and I found this place through Twitter - some developers I follow use it so I thought, why not try it out?

I'm a final year Computer Science student in the UK, now in the last few weeks of my degree. I've been learning Java and JavaScript for about five years now and planning on learning what I can of Python over the summer. I also recently spent a year as part of my degree as a Junior Developer, working with Java and SQL.

I'm excited to join the community, and keep on learning!


Hi Beth! Glad you are here, I hope we can learn a thing or two here together!


Hi, I'm Emanuel. Glad to join this community!

I'm a coding enthusiast. I love coding and everything IT related. I've been doing web development for about 5 years, mostly front-end, though I have backend experience as well as I've done backend for some time, mostly, PHP and SQL. However, I've been learning and working with nodeJS for almost a year and have enjoyed working with it. Currently, learning MongoDB. I also work with Python, hence my desire to expand my knowledge on machine learning and data science as Python is widely used in those areas. As you can see just by my intro, I love getting my hands dirty and learning pretty much anything. I hope to learn and share my knowledge with this community.


👋 Hello, everyone!

My name is Satoshi. I created a dev.to account because I wanted to share my custom React Hooks and how I built them. I just posted my first dev.to post about my useActivityMonitor hook. I would appreciate a read and any constructive feedback! You can also find me on Twitter at @theisomorphic. Thanks!


Hi all, I am atul, really excited to join the community.

Currently i am learning frontend development. javaScript, React . I have signed up udemy.com/the-complete-web-develop... . I have competed till section 11, I am trying to make habit of learning daily.
Do you guys of other any other recommendation


Hey Atul, I highly recommend freeCodeCamp. It's like CodeCademy but more indepth.


Hello dev.to folks! I'm a freelance web developer from Montréal, Canada. Wrote this article about communication with your client, check it out if you're interested in that kind of work:) : dev.to/phillipmalboeuf/subtle-deve...


Welcome! I enjoyed your article. I also write about the value of communication. It’s an underrated skill! :)


Hello dev.to'ers! My name is Noah, I'm a product designer based in Hong Kong with limited coding skills but looking to up my game! I have spent the last 7 years in tech consulting and have been working for myself and travelling for the past 2 years. I love to talk and write about UX and service design and I want to pick up more development skills to realise and experiment with my ideas. I've joined you to learn, stay inspired and have some fun with other aspiring devs and full-blown wizards.


Limits are temporary when you want to improve...


Hey there fellow devs. My name is Chris. I'm a full stack developer from Arizona (hoping to soon be in Argentina) that specializes in JavaScript and Ruby applications. Lately I have been focused on a language I doubt many of you have heard of called Crystal. I'll definitely be posting some articles about it 😊


Hey, Chris! I'm a full-stack developer from Arizona too. I work with Javascript, Python, PhP and NodeJS. I also build desktop apps with ElectronJS, a pretty cool Javascript Library for building desktop apps. I don't know if you've heard about it, but it's a rich yet simple Library. Check it sometime, maybe you might like it. Anyways, just glad to see a fellow developer from Arizona. Cheers and happy coding :)


I have used electron a few times, it's pretty great. VS Code, which I use a lot for code editing, uses Electron actually. Feel free to PM me if you want to talk, it is nice to see another developer from AZ.


Hi awesome folks! Reading great articles has brought me here. I currently work as QA Engineer in a startup and also a recent Full-Stack Web Development coding boot camp graduate looking for a full-time job as Web Developer. Currently works with Bootstrap, PHP, Laravel, and Javascript. Looking forward to dive in to a JavaScript framework, SASS, Semantic UI, and Materialize. Grateful to be here! :)


A belated hello John! It's been a couple of months since you posted this - how is the job search going? How was your experience at the bootcamp?


Hi Chris! Appreciate you still got to read this thread. Boot camp was tough and challenging yet fulfilling as I was one of the fortunate students to finish the training. Only 15 of us finished out of 35 students. Job search was a bit overwhelming experience as things were still fresh since I left my previous job as I spent the first 2 years of my career in that company. The pressure was also greater as I feel that I was left out among my boot camp classmates who already have jobs in software development and it has been 6 months since we graduated. Right now I'm about to start my internship in a startup as a Software Engineer. I haven't started yet but the pressure is already there as I need to come up with at least 2 projects to present, either web apps or mobile apps that are not yet invented and will address a significant problem, or a total level-up of an existing application in the market.

Wow, only 15 of 35! I would be interested to see what the graduation rate is across all the bootcamps; very interesting.

Yeah, I know that pressure feeling - the best advice I could give is to just show up, every day, and make at least a little progress. It can feel really overwhelming in the moment - but forward progress everyday will gain you momentum - and eventually you'll be able to look back and see this really awesome thing you accomplished!

Good luck :) And if you get stuck or need help - reach out!

Thanks Chris! Will do. Really appreciate your advice :)


Hi Chris! I finally got an offer as Junior PHP Web Developer. I'm about to start work on the first week of October. :)

Thanks Chris! Your email newsletter is great. I'm inspired by your work and I think you're awesome! ;)


Hey All,
I joined this since medium.com started charging you up or asks to add subscription for whatever reason, so came across this. Currently I am experimenting across Kubernetes and Rancher. Excited to be here and read some great post!


Haven’t done this yet. Hello, I’m a Senior Data Analyst with Xero, currently making the move to management. Been writing for a few years now and Devto has been a really good experience in the short time I’ve been here. Been writing on Medium for over a year without much luck.

I’m on the constant look out for people sharing how they work. Love stories about visual studio code and people sharing their tips and tricks.


Hi All! 👋

I'm Christian, a rather introverted (INFP-T) guy, currently working as FrontEnd Software Developer using mainly Node.js, React and Sass.
Like most here, I constantly learn new stuff and I love to take a look beyond the tellerrand now and then.

I'm here for inspiration what to try next, information about new stuff and to gather tips to proceed in my career 😬

A bit about where I come from:

Before I started my specialization towards the FrontEnd, was working for nearly 10 years as an 'Informatikkaufmann' (IT Management Assistant is the official translation I think) doing FullStack Development with PHP (60-70% of my time) while also doing IT-Administration and Support. During that time I also made my B.Sc. in Applied Computer Science in my free time...

Shortly after I finished my Bachelor went on and found the position I'm currently in (may 2016)... I guess there will be more to come but only time will show...


Hi Christian. Welcome! And congrats on your new-ish in software. I'm also a NodeJS developer. I’m always curious what people are using within NodeJS— what database are you using (mongo? PostgreSQL?)? And are you using regular JS or TypeScript?


Hi all, my name is Denis, for the past 2+ years I am working as a Talent Sourcing Specialist, but my dream and my goal is to be a Python Developer.
I accidentally run into an article written here by my high school colleague,and then decided to join, since I saw that there is plenty of interesting stuff and here I am. :)


Have been a web technology cynic for 24 years even though I work with it everyday. Typical love-hate relationship. Somehow I landed in the industry back in 1993 and never left.

My core skillset is in Javascript, frontend and backend (NodeJS). My formidable strengths are with finding the right tool for the job using web and cloud technology.

I am considered a full-stack engineer with hoards of experience building web applications and processes in many languages: Javascript, Perl, ASP, Python, HTML, CSS, MS Access, Postgres, MySQL, Mongo, Redis, Memcache, AWS Cloudformation/Lambda/EC2/S, CI/CD, Jenkins, Bamboo


Welcome! How long have you been working with fullstack JS?


Done my share of Prototype, jQuery, Angular, MooTools, etc... typical framework hater :-)


Javascript? Since it came out - we call VanillaJS now :-) Since Netscape Navigator days using document.layers


Hi y'all 👋🏽(I'm from the West Coast). I am a recent CS grad starting a new life in Seattle as a Technical Apprentice with AWS. I love working on projects with other people, so if anyone from Seattle (or anywhere) wants to collab/network I would be more than happy to.

I have skills in leadership, fullstack dev (Vue/Python), cloud architectures, UI design, and slowly getting into marketing.


Great to have you. Your skills look on point for a long and fulfilling career 👌


Also, thank you for creating dev.to 🙏🙏🙏

Thanks for joining! Only works if people sign up 😄


Thank you Ben! If you ever go to Seattle hit me up! 😀


Mettre le web au profit de l'utilisateur.

Je créé des applications et des sites aux ergonomies intuitives et aux design épurés.

J'interviens sur l'expérience utilisateur globale, le design d'interfaces et le développement web de marques ou de produits. Chaque étape du processus de création est importante, depuis le brief jusqu'au déploiement, c'est pourquoi j'aime penser et développer les projets dans leur globalité.

Avec 11 ans d’expérience dans la conception Web. J'ai créé de nombreuses solutions de conception à fort impact visuel.

Je développe des idées et des concepts créatifs, en choisissant le support et le style appropriés pour répondre aux objectifs du client.

Je suis EXPERT dans les domaines suivants: Conception de sites web et dans la Conception d'application pour postes de travail .


Bienvenu Javier !

Un champion d'échecs modeste en plus ;-)


Hey all! I'm Nikhil, just joined the community. I'm a software engineer working in Brooklyn for a company based in San Francisco. I work remote, and would be happy to share ways I make it productive if that's something people are interested in.

My day job is a lot of TypeScript / JavaScript and UI development but my personal interests are more backend. I'm currently learning OCaml and plan on writing about how that's going. Other things I'm learning - general type systems, like ReasonML, Elm, etc. I'm currently reading Crafting Interpreters by Bob Nystrom, and hopefully find time to read Types and Programming Languages by Benjamin Pierce afterwards.



Automation Tester from London, specialising mainly in Ruby and Java Selenium UI testing but looking to expand my skillset and branch out into Javascript and learn some of the new frameworks that appear to be popping up every day or so!

I started coding a long, long time ago but had a career change for 20 years or so, I am now back in the software development domain and immersing myself in all these lovely OOP languages!


Hello everyone, this is my first time here in this comunity I was searching information about the functions of a junior software developer when I ran into this great post by @tedhagos , here is the link dev.to/tedhagos/if-i-knew-then-wha..., it's just amazing.


Hi! I'm here because the articles are entertaining and teach me a lot. I do mostly php, mysql, and js professionally but i like to use python on my own time. Thanks for being such an inviting community!


Hi! Same feeling here. Mostly do stuff around Android


Hello everyone!

I'm new here and pretty excited to meet other devs! I'm currently a grad student in NYC and my area of focus is Deep Learning. I also build web applications using JavaScript for the most part!

Anyways, I look forward to speaking with some of you in the future! :)


I probably will given that I won't have anything better to do lol

That's awesome, nonetheless! How many people do you reckon will be there?

I’m not sure since it’s a community thing and we’re not super involved ourselves.

Oh, okay.

I'll most likely go, though. I'm also starting a new project tomorrow so I might just RSVP for the show-and-tell too!