Welcome Thread - v34

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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. 👋

Great to have you in the community!


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Hi all. My name is Franco and I'm from Italy. I love coding, and not by chance I have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. My biggest passion is web development. I love HTML, CSS, JavaScript and web performance. Every time I build something for the web I ask myself: «How can I made it better and faster?».


Hey Franco Nice to meet you, I am new here and was just noticing that you had a CS degree. I am in the process of getting my CS degree but I am just starting out so I am really new to things, unfortunately. If you don't mind me asking, do you think the degree has helped your success in the industry a lot or not so much?


Hi Ryan, nice to meet you! Getting the degree has helped me a lot, since I was able to learn very difficult things that are fundamental for the field of CS. If you have any other question doesn't hesitate to ask!


Some days ago I published an article that try to answer the question if it does make sense to take a degree in a Computer Science major. I wrote down my experience and points of view. Ryan, I warmly invite you to read it! francoscarpa.com/articles/degree/


How can I made it better and faster?

Good mantra to have 🙂


Yes. I love refactoring my code to ensure it's as DRY as it can be. Performance optimisation is key. :)


I just want to let people have the possibility to enjoy the best experince possible.


Hey Franco, what resource would you recommend most for learning about web performance?


As soon as I come back home, I’ll show you my personal resources ;)


Hi Franco nice to meet you. I'm super excited about new experiences.


How can I made it better and faster?

This is one of my favorite questions to ask! Humans don't make perfect things so there's pretty much always an answer too :)


The secret to making it faster?
Code it in assembly!


No, code it in machine language: 0011011010111011... 😁

Benvenuto, Franco!

Given you are a web developer, might I take the privilege of introducing you to WebAssembly? :)

Given your mantra, here's a blog post that might be worth a read: cliffle.com/blog/bare-metal-wasm/

Happy hacking!

Thanks, Ganesh! Well, I read something about WebAssembly some months ago and I found it really interesting. However, I’ve never deepen my knowledge about it. I’ll surely read the article you linked! You can absolutely introduce me to WebAssembly. 😊


Hello Franco how are u. See your Post. U are a great web developer but keep tight for it, it will take some time to make perfect into web designing.
Join me I will help u :)


I'm not absolutely perfect, I've so, so much to learn :) Coding is a never ending journey.


Hi Franco! is awesome that you love coding too, hope you will get better and better in web development. one question, do you know backend too?. Greetings from Venezuela.


Hi, Orlando! No, I’m sorry, I have knowledge only about front-end web development. Have a nice day!


Hi all! At this point, I might have already bored everyone hehehe. As many of devs here, I am going through an intense learning process.
I am 31 years old and decided to give up my job to really focus on conversion and become a front-end developer asap.
I am not quite sure how I came across Dev.to but I know I just fell in love of it. I felt like this was the right social network to be. Since it is not just for questions nor to show off projects or look for a job like Linkedin. It feels like a secure place to learn and share within the developer's community. A really nice and welcoming place. Thank you :D


Hi Nadine, I am new to the community and I just wanted to say I can fully relate to the struggle and how difficult it can be to learn new concepts and ideas. I am 37 myself and after 20 years of house, painting decided I wanted to go to school and pursue my original adolescent passion, computers. So just wanted to say I can relate and wanted to say thanks for sharing.


It is so brave to take this decision after so many years focused in a profession! Congratulations for taking the step forward. I am here to cheer you up too hehe


Welcome, Nadine! Your commitment is inspiring, and I can't wait to see where it takes you!

Also, I've been meaning to ask you about the hashtag in your Twitter bio, #CodeGrils. 😄


Grills have the right to code too! If they had hands... Hahahhaa

I will correct it right away thank you!

I didn't want to mention it here for everyone to see, but you can't have DMs open because so many people on the internet are nitwits. It's the second time I've had to face this conundrum in a week's time. I suppose there could be worse problems to have!

Sorry Jesse, I don't fully understand your message about the DMs. Lost in translation I am afraid.
I have corrected the #.


Hi Nadine! I agree, after searching different articles on dev.to I felt comfortable to join too. A great place to learn and share ideas.


Definitely, it feels good to have people to share :)


I'm a fellow career changer 2.5 years after making the switch! While scary and overwhelming at times it has been totally worth it and communities like this make it even better!


Congrats on deciding to focus on front-end dev! Coding is such a fulfilling livelihood, and now is a super exciting time to learn (especially in the world of JS). 🏆 🏆


Hiya all! I’m Alain from Italy. I’m a proud dad and guitar player that become a dev because of a C64. Currently I’m in Sheffield - UK working as a web team leader at TheFloow. I’m still eager to learn new stuff and to give back to dev community what I received during all these years.


Hello Alain,

Welcome. I'm only a few miles up the road from you in East Yorkshire. I grew into my C64 from my ZX81. Although only a novice player, I do pick up my guitar for a few minutes whenever I need a mental break from coding.


Hi Stuart! Nice to know! Any nice meetup to suggest? When this will be over I really hope to go back to the Dev-ops and Ruby ones in Sheffield

Hi Alain, no sorry, I don't tend to go to meetups etc.

Hoping you remain safe & well.


I have been trying to get back into playing the guitar, but I don't have a ton of time to devote to practicing. What style of music do you play?

And it's awesome that you became a dev because of C64! I grew up on fairly new technology, but I have a passion for old computers. I'd love to pick up a C64, Apple II, or anything like that!


C64 was awesome at that time. I still have my original ( working ) one in Italy. Probably I will buy the replica they recently put out on the market, just to give my kids a glimpse on 80s IT


Nice! We also have a guitar player on the team, @michaeltharrington 🎶


Similar story here. Loved writing "databases" on the C64. Two small children myself so not much time for the guitar any more.


A fellow guitar player, nice! 🎸

What type of music you like playing?


I'm so bad at replying to comments... anyway mostly blues and rock-blues

Same here music-wise! Blues is the way to go. 😎

I brought here just a couple of my guitars, an 82 Made in Japan Fender Strat and a Yamaha APX 6.

OOooo nice guitar selection there! I mostly play my acoustic electric (a Washburn) right now and sing a lot.

In fact, my band just recently posted a video of us from our first show if ya are interested. I don't play my guitar that much in this one, haha, but our lead guitarist is awesome!


Hey all,
My academic background is electrical engineering and software development. My passions are empowering people through technology. I live in Senegal, West Africa, where I work to foster entrepreneurialism among underemployed youth.

I am also a C# enthusiast. As a side hustle, I am working on developing a curriculum to teach computer programming here in Senegal. My friends here have a lot of great ideas, and I am hoping this curriculum will empower them to bring their ideas to fruition.

If you are interested, I regularly write C# tutorials at wellsb.com. You can also follow me on Twitter @bradwellsb


Glad to have you here, Bradley. Feel free to get involved in C# articles on the site and share your knowledge with the community.


Hi Bradley,

Great to see a fellow EE here! I am inspired to learn more about your venture. All the best.



Total newbie here. Actually found this site thanks to the google app in the pixel launcher. Pointed me to an article and here I am. I'm looking to transition into a career in web design.


Hi there! Nice to hear you are also in a career transition. I am going through the same :D


It's refreshing to hear I'm not alone in that! From the looks of it you've made a lot of progress in a little time. Which gives me hope.

Sure! If you put time in it, you will improve super fast. However your perception won't be that hahaha


Welcome to DEV. We have a lot of resources and articles on web design available, so I hope you find everything you're looking for.


Welcome! You've come to the right place. :)


You came to the right place! Folks are generally super friendly and there's lots of beginner-friendly content as well!


Hey Raxath!

Just like many others it seems, I'm also here to transition into a different career path - good luck to both of us!


Hello there!
Welcome!! I've also been going through a career transition for the last 1 1/2 years. Wishing you all the best!


Hi, I'm Emma!

I currently work full-time as a front-end dev. I'm here to learn new things and improve my blogging skills.

I also have created a habit tracking Trello Power-Up called Streak - if you have any feature suggestions/critiques please let me know!


Hi! I'm here to also improve my blogging skills so hopefully we'll both be experts by the end of the year 💪

I took a look at Streak and it looks awesome 🎉 I've always been fascinated about using things like Trello instead of classic full-blown apps, and this is a really neat application of that idea!



Feel free to make a #showdev post about Streak 😊


Hey everyone! My name is Skye, and I'm an upcoming junior in college studying Computer Science. This summer I have a web development internship with a local tech company that is challenging and improving my skills every day! I'm here because I see a lot of DEV.to articles on my twitter feed and decided to join the community!


Welcome to the community! Would love to hear from you how the internship went. Maybe an article idea for later 🙂


It's going great right now! Maybe I will write about it at some point...


Good luck with your internship! Don't be shy about using the #help tag to seek answers from the community if you're stuck on anything.


Thanks! This seems like a great community to be a part of so I definitely will use it to my advantage.


What is actually up, everyone! My name is Alex and I'm from Romania (east Europe). I'm mainly a frontend developer (2yr experience) but I've dabbled in building APIs with Express and stuff like that. After a 14 month hiatus from development due to personal stuff here I find myself re-learning and discovering a lot of new things. It's pretty exciting but daunting at the same time.

I just discovered this site a couple of weeks ago after searching something I don't remember on google. Been browsing almost daily since so I thought that I might as well create an account :D

I'm currently building a desktop app for the cryptocurrency space with Electron and Vuejs as a personal project that maybe I can monetize in the future. Can't wait to pester y'all with questions!

All the best,


Hello Alex, my name is Ryan and I am new here and just wanted to say hi. It sounds like you got a lot of fun stuff going on can't wait to get to know you and everyone more and this really seems like a good place to foster friendships and community with like-minded individuals.


I've always wanted to travel to Romania! Been to Bulgaria, but didn't quite make it as far as Romania. I lived in Scotland for a bit and love old castles. I've heard there are some pretty cool looking medieval towns and gothic castles. Bran Castle looks awesome!


Welcome Alex 👋 (~ ̄▽ ̄)~

daunting at the same time.

It surely is daunting on both front/backend worlds.
No need to try everything new that's coming out as nobody can 😀

And see you around~


Hi All, My name is Chetan and I'm from sunny California

I'm an engineer turned company operations guy and I started Macrometa 2 years back with my cofounder Durga Gokina to create a new geo-distributed cloud that runs your apps and data across a network of data centers closer to your end users. So instead of your App or API having a single lonely backend thousands of miles and hundreds of milliseconds away from your clients, browsers, and devices, our cloud puts the database and server-side code 10-20 milliseconds away by distributing, synchronizing and orchestrating your data worldwide.

Macrometa is a CRDT database - it uses some new database techniques like Conflict Free Replicated Data Types, logical time keeping and Convergence (instead of consensus) to help provide strong consistency gaurnatees across very large network distances and latencies. It allows you to have local read write latencies - yet synchronizes accurately and deterministically.

Learn more at macrometa.co/macrometa-in-2


Macrometa is fascinating, I'll admit to not even realizing such a set-up is possible. Look forward to learning more, and welcome!


Thanks Peter for the warm words - I appreciate it.

If you have interest in some code - here's a repl of doing some things like creating a DB that runs across LA, Virginia, Frankfurt and Mumbai India

the code does some inserting and querying. There is a geo loadbalancer in front of this makes sure you are routed to the closest database location based on where you are making the request from.

Repl.it here --> repl.it/@ChetanVenkatesh/Programmi...

Docs - dev.macrometa.co

Let me know if you have any questions of feedback


hi friends! i'm ariel, working as a "full-stack" (but primarily focused on back-end and sql) developer at a startup in orlando for just under two years. i worked for nearly a decade in hospitality (bs in hospitality management from ucf), before finally realizing that my mom (software engineer at boeing) was correct - my brain was made to write code. so here i am. looking to have interesting conversations and learn a bit, too. ✌🏼


Welcome Ariel!

I hope you'll have a great time here, you'll find plenty of content and a lot of interesting discussions. May I suggest that you browse around the discuss tag if you haven't already?


Awesome! How did you end up learning to code?


i'd been dabbling for many years, but ultimately attended a 6 week coding bootcamp to really dig in and learn enough to confidently apply for jobs and build fully functional web apps. best decision i've ever made!


my brain was made to write code

you'll fit in well here


Hey Everyone. My name is Meryem and i'm from Morocco. I was studying Chemistry in university but after 3 years of starting it i decided to change career and do what i actually like which is coding. I started on FreeCodeCamp and that was the point where i was 100% sure about coding. I never thought that i can make a project even if it's just a simple Tribute page , but i did it and after that i felt like i can literally do anything i want to. Now i'm focusing on CSS3 and want to master it.
I'm Happy to join you all here and excited to share and get ideas and thoughts with each others. ^


Now i'm focusing on CSS3 and want to master it.

I’m sure you’ll master it soon enough, welcome to the community Meryem!


Welcome! CSS is fun! It's great seeing what people can make with just CSS.


Hey everyone,

My name's Josh and I just landed a frontend developer job a couple months ago at an advertising agency.

I'm solid in HTML and CSS, but my JavaScript is lacking, knowing only enough to make simple web animations.

My skills are good enough for my job, but I want to keep learning more technologies (I think my next step is learning React?) so that I can become a better developer and contribute more to this company or another in the future.

Been a lurker for a while, but decided to finally join this great community.



Been a lurker for a while, but decided to finally join this great community.

Very happy to have you here.

My skills are good enough for my job, but I want to keep learning more

This is an admirable goal and attitude. Look forward to seeing you around the site.


Same! I lurked for a month or two before posting. Welcome to DEV!


Hi dev community, I'm Ben and I've been (see how that works?) a full LAMP stack developer since 2003. I'm learning Angular right now simply because I like it, the best way to learn is to read and write tutorials, so I just posted a couple and I'm reading more here.


Welcome, Ben! To steal a lame joke, it's always great to have more Bengineers in the community!


Heya! What's it like to still do PHP? I understand the ecosystem has changed quite a bit, there's got to be a lot of stories to tell


Well, mainly we do one of two things now, that is CMS's (WordPress is 40% of the internet, but isn't my "thing", but I have done Drupal, which is 4%) or write REST API's like everyone else (on the PHP side of things) with JavaScript frameworks to consume them on the front end. PHP still makes up around 70-80% of the internet, so there's a lot of us "still" doing it.


Hi! My name is Sajjad, I'm from Iran. I enjoy coding and theory, and I love free software. I have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and I'm starting a Master degree in the same field. I love hacking together chatbots and I've created a lot of them!


Show the community those chatbots!


They are in my native language (Farsi) and are published on Telegram, where would it be appropriate to share them?

Maybe share some info about the making of, to help others make?

Sounds great, I'll get to it once I found my way around


Hi all! My name is Peter and I'm from South Korea, Texas, and Illinois. I studied Economics at Yale and will be working in consulting in Washington, D.C. come this fall. I am excited about web development and data science, particularly in its applications for government tech! I love Ruby (and bare with Python)!

I want to build things that give more power to more people!


power to more people!

Yes! We are open-source and are definitely excited about finding ways to give power to the people. You might enjoy this post from yesterday.

From one Peter to another, welcome! :D


Hiya Peter, welcome to dev.to ^o/ 👋

There are many folks (web or other kinds of) development.
You can subscribe to #Ruby & #Python to learn & share 😀


Awesome to have you here!

Please feel welcome to create your first post of any kind. It doesn't have to be a blog post, it could just be a question.

Use the #help tag if you need some folks to weigh in on a coding problem or the #discuss tag to start a community discussion.

Here's an example of a discussion post:

Everyone is welcome to start one. You can also peruse the site for good threads to weigh in on with a comment.

Also feel free to leave a question in any post. Authors love following up to add additional context. We're all here to learn and teach.

Happy coding!


Hi everyone. My name is Jesse and I am from NYC. I am an avid coder and a software eng helping to build the WayScript visual programming platform - goal is to make software dev tasks way faster and easier (such as build a slack bot, run a script on a daily schedule and send an email, etc. ). I am a big python user but also work with javascript, sql, html/css (when I have to), and more. I usually go to Flask for web apps that I am building. I also like to post programming tutorials on our YouTube channel - youtube.com/c/wayscript

Here to learn more than I knew yesterday!


Thanks Ben! I haven't but it looks awesome and I am definitely going to RSVP to check it out


G'day all.

I'm Søren from Denmark, a Nerd By Nature, a #groovylang lover and the founder of the All Things Groovy conference: GR8Conf (gr8conf.eu)

I'm pretty passioned about technology, and spend way too much time in front of my computer. While not sitting in front of it, I do enjoy walking in our beautiful country side, or rowing a kayak.


There are a few conference organizers here in the community. It would be awesome to continue sharing knowledge about how to plan and run awesome conferences. Welcome!


I'd be happy to share what I know. I'm "just" a developer who ended up doing a series of conferences (11 so far) on All Things Groovy


Looks like GR8Conf just wrapped up recently. How'd it go this year?


We had a blast of an event. Nothing but positive feedback. I just wish that there would be more attendees. I'm struggling to find the recipie to attract a larger crowd.


I love that you ended with rowing a kayak. I'm right there with ya on that one! 🛶


Hey there. Just stumbled upon this site and though I'd join. Currently work as a Jack of all trades in the graphic design and web space. Use Laravel daily and trying to teach myself Vue to extend my skills. Just a heads up, I will probably be asking and reading many questions about it.


Welcome Chris (~ ̄▽ ̄)~🎈

I read a tweet one day that Laravel having a great ecosystem unlike Vue & React.

I wish you have a smooth learning experience with Vue 😀
And you can subscribe to #vue to learn and share with others 😉


Hi All - My name is Durga and from Bay Area, California. I came across Dev recently. My background is primarily in distributed systems like geo-distributed databases and streams. My interests are mostly to do with building stuff, trading and playing with my dog. Not sure what else to say. Just wanted to say Hi to all.

Take care,


Hey Durga, welcome to the community. There are plenty of dog lovers here on DEV. We should maybe start a thread where people can show off their four-legged friends.


Hi Peter - Nice to meet you. I agree. We should have a thread where folks can introduce their four-legged friends.



Hi everyone. I am Tercio and I'm from Brazil.
It is great to be here. Despite the almost 10 years working as developer, I feel as a beginner: with a lot of things to learn.
I hope learn with all you. Tnks!


Hello. My name is Rashad. What brought me here is that I feel I needed a place to be able to let my thoughts out on the process of becoming better at IT. I have a passion for Cyber Security and I hope to be able to get into the field by early next year after getting my Security + Comptia cert this year (hopefully).


Hey Rashad, welcome to the community!
Cyber security is an interesting topic and you are very welcome to post articles about it on DEV as you progress 😊

Hope you find a job and get your certifications.

Check out tags like #security, #privacy and #cryptography


Loving open source, low level tech (raspberry pi), lean tech (JavaScript) but better: combining them. Currently I'm working on building a CMS using JavaScript tech only: DHTMLX, Node and MongoDB, running on a Raspberry Pi 3B+... just because I can


Hi all, my name is Florie. I did a job conversion, 1 year (and few months) ago, to become fullstack Js web dev and I love it !
I try to improve myself everyday (and sometimes it's hard 😅)


Welcome! I think you’ll fit right in.


Hi community :) My name is Belgutei.I am from Mongolia.I've studied (2009)6 years ago Information technology which was not interested at all in that time, later on(currently) (little bit late) realized that i'd love to learn languages. I started from HTML, CSS and bit of JS. Searching and reading almost everyday articles to becoming frontend or fullstack path and decided to contribute my time and passion to coding.


Welcome Belgutei, thanks for joining!


Perth dotnet developer here. I dig holes for a living, using a text editor.
Passionate about unit testing because it's the only real way I have of knowing the stuff I wrote still works.
I run Perth Open Source Hackers (POSH) which is a once a month hack afternoon at our local maker space, The Perth Artifactory.
Lovely to have found this place, it looks like where my ppl hang out.


I dig holes for a living, using a text editor.

This reminds me of my favorite poem: Digging by Seamus Heaney



Great poem!
Thanks for the welcome. :)


Hello, guys! My name is Eduardo, but you can call me Lalo. I am a software developer from Mexico for the last 4 years. I am currently working as web developer for a company from Mexico City remotely and working on a personal project (web and mobile application).

I have interest on learning some videogame engine and currently I am learning SASS, PixelArt, VueJS and Xamarin. I hope to learn a lot of cool stuff here.


Nice! Keep an eye on this tag - dev.to/t/gamedev for everything game dev!


Thank you, Michael! It was one of the first tags I followed after signup, but thanks, I'll have an eye on it :)


Hi, I'm Alli and I've seen so many good things come out of this community on twitter, I finally decided to join. I have a degree in English but fell into web development many years ago and have yet to find a better career option. I love JavaScript but have recently started digging into some new languages, namely Java and Python. At the same time!


Fellow English major checking in! 🙌



Did you ever work in a non-technical role or did you go straight from English major -> professional web developer?!


My career history is far from usual. Maybe that would make for a good first post.



My name is Eric and I live in Chicago. I am here to learn more about Java Script so I can test APIs more efficiently in Postman. I would also like to learn more about Selenium.



Welcome! And cool stuff, you should think about following the #javascript and #selenium tags as your feed will send you content relevant to whatever tags you follow.


Thank you. I was already following javascript but didnt know about selenium.

No worries!

In fact, I should mention that you can simply type dev.to/t/whatevertagyouwant to see a list of all posts that have been tagged with that tag.

If you're just looking to browse tags however, this is a great place to start - dev.to/tags. This isn't a comprehensive list, but it shows the most used tags.

Hope this helps!


Great to have you Eric! I think you'll fit right in.


Hi, I am Anurag Rana from New Delhi. I have a master's degree in computer science and I am working as a backend developer in a product based organization.

I am working on Java microservices right now and I have learned Python Django for my hobby projects. I write about the Python and Django on my blog pythoncircle.com, which in itself is developed by me in Django only.