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Hello there

Welcome!

  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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Franco Scarpa

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?».

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Ryan Zurrin

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?

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Franco Scarpa

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!

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Jesse Orshan

Welcome!

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Ryan Zurrin

Thanks Jesse, looking forward to meeting people.

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Franco Scarpa

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/

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Ben Halpern

How can I made it better and faster?

Good mantra to have 🙂

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Cecil Jones

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

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Franco Scarpa

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

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Nikita Gladkiy

Hello, Franco! 👋

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Vicente G. Reyes

Welcome Franco!

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Jesse M. Holmes

Welcome, Franco!

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Anti

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

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Franco Scarpa

Check out web.dev, Google’s Why Performance Matters and Jeremy Wagner’s Web Performance in Action.

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Franco Scarpa

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

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Jess Lee (she/her)

Welcome!!

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Jaimin Marfatia

Welcome, Franco!

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Sergey V.

Hello, nice to meet you!

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brightest-dazes

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

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tarun1401

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 :)

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Franco Scarpa

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

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rahulsavage12

Hello

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AntoneB

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

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Franco Scarpa

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

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Ganesh Prasad Kumble

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!

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Franco Scarpa

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. 😊

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Paras700

Hi Franco

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renanlbl

welcome my big brother

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Gonzalo Landeros Valerdi

Nice to meet you Franco!

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Arnau Martin

Hello! :D

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orlando ramirez

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.

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Franco Scarpa

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

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AntoneB

Djikstra did nothing wrong.

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Nadine M. Thêry

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

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Ryan Zurrin

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.

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Nadine M. Thêry

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

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Jesse M. Holmes

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. 😄

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Nadine M. Thêry

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

I will correct it right away thank you!

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Jesse M. Holmes

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!

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Nadine M. Thêry

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

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Jesse M. Holmes

No worries!

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

Welcome to DEV!

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DemarisB

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.

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Nadine M. Thêry

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

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Jess Lee (she/her)

Great to have you here, Nadine!

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Nadine M. Thêry

My pleasure

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Vicente G. Reyes

Welcome to DEV!

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Nadine M. Thêry

:)

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Cathy O’Brien

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!

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jake kring

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). 🏆 🏆

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Bradley Wells

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

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Brian Bethencourt

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

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Jess Lee (she/her)

Great to have you!

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Chaance T. Graves

Hi Bradley,

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

-Chaance

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Raxath

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.

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Nadine M. Thêry

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

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Raxath

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.

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Nadine M. Thêry

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

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Brian Bethencourt

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.

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Jesse M. Holmes

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

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

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

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Balázs Nagy • Edited

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!

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Lucilyn W.

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

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Alain Mauri

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.

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Alex Cooper

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!

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Alain Mauri

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

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Stuart Clennett

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.

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Alain Mauri

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

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Stuart Clennett

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

Hoping you remain safe & well.

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Jess Lee (she/her)

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

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Derek Fowler

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

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

A fellow guitar player, nice! 🎸

What type of music you like playing?

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Alain Mauri

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

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Michael Tharrington (he/him) • Edited

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

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Alain Mauri

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

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Michael Tharrington (he/him) • Edited

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!

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Alain Mauri

Cool video!

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Emma Goto 🍙

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!

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Chris Manson

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!

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Ben Halpern

Welcome!

Feel free to make a #showdev post about Streak 😊

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Emma Goto 🍙

Thanks Ben! Finally got around to it: dev.to/emma/streak-habit-tracker-f...

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chetan venkatesh • Edited

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

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Ben Halpern

Welcome!

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Peter Kim Frank

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

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chetan venkatesh

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

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Alex O • Edited

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,
Alex

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Ryan Zurrin

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.

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

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!

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Sung M. Kim

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~

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Skye Brown

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!

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Fernando B 🚀

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

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Skye Brown

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

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Ben Halpern

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.

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Skye Brown

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

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Sajjad Heydari

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!

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Jess Lee (she/her)

Very cool - welcome!

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Ben Halpern

Show the community those chatbots!

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Sajjad Heydari

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

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Ben Halpern

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

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Sajjad Heydari

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

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Ben Butler

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.

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Peter Kim Frank