Welcome Thread - v40

dev.to staff on September 11, 2019

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Hi there guys,
My names is Ed. I'm a full stack developer (react js + .NET core). Very interested in ML and Algorithms and Data structure. Bit of a shy person when it comes to posting new tech blog-posts but hopefully Dev.to will help me change that :)


Hey Ed,

Welcome to DEV. 🙂

Just a quick tip, you can follow different tags (like #react or #dotnetcore) but also consider browsing the landing pages for different tags (e.g. dev.to/t/react) to dig through all the different posts under that tag.

And as far as being a bit shy about posting, I totally feel you. If you do decide to write something, I can say that the community is generally super friendly. Anywho, hope you dig it here!


Hi Edward,

Write about things you've used in your development, like how you may love WinForms but you despise WPF or whatever, your passion will be included in your writing. Can't wait to see what you write!


I'm shy about talking and asking about tech, much less posting about it. Everything that interests you are things I'm trying to learn now, so any contributions you ever feel like making will definitely be valued by plenty of folks!


Hi Edward. I have just got started with React. Would love to see your blog-posts about it.


Hey Ed, hope that Dev.to provides a space for you to share you'r knowledge with other like minded individuals. :)


Hello, i know dotnet core, dont know react


Oh wow this is a new thing. I've been stalking dev for a bit, and while I'm not entirely sure this site is my kinda jam (seeming to have a more web/frontend oriented community) I can't wait to bore people to death with overly technical posts about really minute things! I tend to work with assembly, C, python, sh, and some other odds and ends. :)


Lots of web/frontend - but by no means exclusively!


Then I hope everyone is ready for my new hit posts "speeding up shellscripts with parallelization" and whatever dumb assembly thing I do this week. :P

Hah, wow, none of my shell scripts have ever even come close to needing parallelization. You've piqued my interest!

The short version is I needed to run a long chain of scripts on all files that matched some particular tests from a set of directories that the user specified. Smartly structuring some of the code off into seperate functions which where invoked under the & operator let me cut run times down to ten seconds from like half a minute. :D

That's awesome! Could that pattern be abstracted or are the specific operations run too tightly coupled?

I want to save the meat of it for a dedicated post, but the pattern is easily abstracted (it was like five minutes of work to implement once I figured it out) under the assumption that you need to apply the same operations to a lot of files

In my case, not to reveal too much of my hand, the tool specifically crunches the user's local headers to gather information to autogenerate bindings for me to use with assembly. So...

Definitely keeping an eye out for this one!

Hah, that's not the only trick either. :) I'll hopefully sit down and write it later today.

Yes please. Back-end web sysop here, would love to read more than just using pigz to compress huge file bases, or restoring postgres databases with pg_restore -j... 😉


Be the change you want to see! I for one would love to see more posts on sh, C, and general scripting, it's been something I've been trying to learn for a minute now.


By adding content that you work with, perhaps other like minded stalkers will join in and create more dev diversity. Welcome, I just joined myself.


If you write those kinds of posts with exactly this level of relatability, that would absolutely be my jam.


Fair enough. Right now I'm working on a (mildly pretentious) post about writing cache friendly code and the evils of OOP.


Hey everybody,
My name is Jeril. I've been wanting to learn to code for a few years now, but haven't made a ton of progress. A lot of starting things and not keeping up with them. I think now I finally have the time and motivation to do this. Am starting out with learning front-end web development for now, but I might shift my focus to learning Python in a few months. This seems like a really neat community, and I'm happy to have found this!


Python doesn't even have to be a shift in focus - you could start out writing a backend with Flask to serve up a frontend you wrote!


Welcome to DEV Jeril! I agree with Ben that Python can be great for web work - so yeah! you can still learn web development by learning python. Good luck!


Hi All,
I guess you could call me a "Mature" programmer, I started back in the day when we still loaded programs with paper tape. Started with Assembler and moved on to Fortran, Cobol, etc.
At 73 I am still actively programming as a freelancer using Visual Basic, C#, SQL Server, and Python.
Need to get my head around Git Hub and all its strange jargon for my current client so will appreciate any pointers as to how best to get into it.


Hi Michael,
Welcome to DEV. Great to hear this! Hopefully, you'll find what you need among the many DEV posts. Or you could try asking a particular question and I'm sure you'll find support in the community.


Hi Michael,
wow, that is really great to hear! well, I am positive that you will surely find help here and that you will master very soon Git, as it is really not that complicated, despite the jargon. All the best!


Hi Michael, there are some great tutorials on the internet. For day to day stuff you only really need no more than 5 commands: branch, commit, push, pull, checkout.


Hello everyone,
My name is Franco, I am doing a PhD in environmental sciences. In this position I mostly work on software development building different types of web and native applications to answer environmental questions for resource policy. I mostly work in python and some js but these days I am actively trying to become sufficiently proficient in C# to develop windows applications. I am very happy to have found this community!


Thanks! The overarching topic is circular economy but in details I am developing tools to make macro-economic environmental impact assessment of potential policy scenarios using environmental input-output data, and automating environmental impact assessment of products.

Interesting! ... what is circular economy? (is it basically a technical term for "what goes around, comes around?) :)

In a way, yes, you could say so. It's an industrial economic paradigm that aims at minimizing use of resources and environmental impacts by using different strategies. For example recycling, dematerializing products, substituting products for services, etc...

The fundamental premise is that we can obtain equal or better socio-economic performance, at a fraction of current resource use while also limiting (or even offsetting) our negative impact on the environment.

This sounds like a fascinating field - and particularly salient these days.

thanks! yes it is. Well, at least for me. I feel very fortunate to have the chance to contribute to this field.


Hi Franco. I'm new here but I want to say that Your PhD sounds super interesting. Good luck with it!


Hello everyone. I’m a software entrepreneur. Focusing on SAAS.


Welcome! You'll find a great support in this community!


Really? I’m browsing the site now. Are there other SAAS owners here?

You can make a post about it or look for the tag and found some people that might be working in the same things :)


Hey! My name is Al, a student at UT Dallas, and work as a Software Engineering Manager on campus. Have been reading DEV.to for a while and am amazed at all the knowledge being put out on here currently, and hoping to write and contribute myself soon! Really into full stack web dev currently, with React, Node, python, and Go


Welcome Al! Quite a nice stack you have. Yes, Dev.to is amazing for me as well. Cheers


Hello Team,

My name is Raja and I am from System Administration and Application Support background but recently started career as SRE Developer. I am a full time Automation Developer with JavaScript & Bash and part time Python Developer. Recently started learning Rust and very much interested about it. Interested areas System/Service Automation, ML.

Thank you.


Hello Raja! What do you like about Rust so far? I've been thinking about learning it too - but right now I have too many things on my list already 🤣


Hello Chris,
I started reading the book named "The Rust Programming Language" and till now I like concepts like

  • backward portability.
  • Its statically typed - so speed.
  • Its memory concepts in such a efficient way that It dont need a garbage collector.
  • To run a binary build by Rust, you dont have to have Rust(If I remember correctly, never tried though)

This is what I mostly admired about Rust so far and still reading...

Thanks! That's a good list. There's just something about Rust (static type, very fast) that seems nice coming from javascript :)

Not directly Chris. as per my understanding TypeScript is the one actually enabling JS to be a static type one.

sorry, I mean Rust is staticly typed :) Yes, TypeScript is what would make JS static - but not in the same way (it's not actually enforced in the same way, etc)


Hey there DEVs!
My name is Bien, and I'm an aspiring full stack developer both in Software and Web Development. I'm very much interested when it comes to Data and Statistics. I wanted to learn more language and get inspiration from posts and at the same time learn from them! Wish all the best! - P.S. Still a student!


Greetings Bien! Good luck with your studies, and moving into development!


Hi guys,
My name is Alin and I am interested in js, node, react and python.
I found dev.to by accident and after reading a few articles(which I really enjoyed! thumbs up to the autors) I decided I want to be a part of this great community :)


Hi, DEV.to community.
I'm a new guy on the block. I've found a new passion for coding and hope that here, I'll get the motivation I need to scale. I'm a beginner. I've just completed HTML and now in CSS, then plan to do JS and React. My goal is Frontend.
Thank guys.


Welcome! JS and React are great options for Frontend - lots of jobs there. What have you found to be the hardest part so far?


Hi Chris,
Thanks for checking on me. Well, I just completed HTML after a couple of weeks. Three days ago I began CSS. And I find it going great. I know the hard parts are ahead, and I'll let you know as I progress. It's an exciting experience, though.
Thanks again.


"Hello World"

My name is Alex, im a graphics designer, art director, music producer, and everything about you have to use creativity to create, and im about to dive into computer science, when i say dive, is because i will jump in the pool of école 42 here in são paulo, brazil, and i just sure to enter in every community about devs, coders, programmers, to be sure i will survive in this experience.

Have a great day folks ^


Hello Alex, welcome and good luck with your new professional study!


Hello there, guys) My name is Oleksandr, I`m a game (Unity3D) developer, but also practice .NET (web, mobile, desktop). Highly interested in English learning :D and, of course, programming: C#, .Net, Web


Hello! Welcome to DEV :) I don't know much about Unity3D development - how do you like it?


Hi, Chris! Unity is pretty good for a small projects, but a little bit ugly, when project gets fast grow :)

Ah, good to know! I have tried playing with it before, but it seemed like I had to learn a lot just to get going - At least - coming from a webdev perspective :)


Hey ya'll guys am Schemajr, am here to learn coding as much as I can, am more interested in dotnet, Machine Learning, C# and more, looking forward to a happy journey with you guys.


Welcome Schemajr! What topic in machine learning interests you the most? It such a large field, and there is so much cool stuff going on!


I am more interested in Database and Artificial intelligence, which topic are you currently working on?

I'm really interested in generative methods - so GANs, etc. It's so neat what they can produce! Coming from a webdev background though, it gets confusing at times :) It's a new experience to have to follow both the math and the programming.

How can we be in touch via cyberspace and you lol teach me, I mean collaboratively working together towards projects

You can find me on twitter (dms open): twitter.com/chrisachard or on my website (email is there): chrisachard.com/ Happy to help if I can!

Good will discuss a way forward then, just one more question now that you do websites, do you also know dotnet or C# simply put which programming language do you know?

On the backend I use Ruby on Rails or Node (with express), or lately I've just been building static sites with Gatsby. On the front end I use React for almost everything :)

Yoh lol that's a lot man, now how you going to teach me? The thing is I want to be a hybrid both IT Pro and tap in the DevOps space

Ah, not sure I'd be as much help there :) I'm writing about everything I know on my blog - so I'd start there :) But I can't say I'm good at DevOps - so I would look on DEV for articles about that first. Good luck!

Don't worry I'll see what I can do to learn more about DevOps if only I could learn how to develop a website I'll take it from there


Hey devs! I'm a rather new (aspiring) dev learning to dev by looking at how devs dev (and tutorials, of course). I'm learning to dev in C/C++, C#, .NET core. Dev.to is my go to place now for finding and learning things I didn't know!


Hi everyone! My Name is Gecika. I am actually finishing a training course in Web developpment, in the past month I ve been started to learn React. I am really a beginner and I hope to learn much more and being more confident.😊💪


I love React too! Welcome Gecika, I'm new to the DEV community as well :)


Hi everyone!

My name is Marcelo, with some 15+ years of experience developing (or trying) software. I've been working with Smart TV (React) applications for a while. I'm very motivated to start with an opensource project related to Smart TV development. Suggestions are welcome!


Hi Marcelo!

Smart TV apps with React - interesting! How does that work? Do you work for one of the TV manufacturers, or is there an app store for TV apps?


I'm working at Accedo.tv - a company specialised in creating video apps. Each manufacturer has a kind of app store so we can submit apps we develop for our customers.

To develop for Smart TVs you must think in a different way to do navigation because it uses the remote control (navigating with keys) a 100% of the time. It is fun, it challenges you all the time so you can always learn something new :P

Neat :) Yeah, I imagine some navigation could be a problem. There are so many bad smart tv apps, but some of that I think is because of how difficult it must be to do UX for that medium. Thanks!


I am a Self-Taught web developer from Pakistan with lots of great stories to tell

I was stuck in Tutorial Rut , Wasted my time in Facebook and Freelance MarketPlaces with lack of skills , but Now I know what I am doing? I am polishing my skills making great products and using twitter.

My latest Project


hey there Devs,
my name is Kangwa. I am an intermediate developer(Flutter, Neo4j). What brought me here is my experiencing extreme difficulty in parsing graphql responses in Flutter from my Neo4j-graphql backend.. I was hoping someone could help out since the example concerning parsing Flutter graphql responses on this site works.

I posted the problem on Stackoverflow at the following link:



Welcome to DEV Kangwa!

Sorry, I can't help with your question :/ - but I've been very curious about Flutter! How has it been using it? Would you recommend it for business applications?



Its been great I was worried about performance but its same as native when I loaded the App on my iPhone X. It's really fun to develop with it and does reduce development costs a whole lot alongside time. It's a genius tool from Google in my opinion

Neat - sounds like I need to check it out some more then!


Hello Everyone !!!
My name is Zeba. I'm a full-stack developer (MEAN). A little shy to start but later very talkative. Curious to know about the web dev world hopefully this place will help me learn and grow my knowledge in coding.


This is a great place to hang out and learn. Welcome Zeba! What's your favorite thing about MEAN? Anything you don't like as much?


Hi Chris,
Thank you for your warm wishes, from MEAN I like Express, Handling the servers. MongoDB is kind of off to me maybe bcoz I like MySQL more. How about you?

I use express too and love it. I haven't used Mongo very much (postgres mostly) because I haven't really worked on a project where the Mongo features make more sense than just a relational database. I also use React a ton - so I guess my stack name would be PERN... or something 🤣


Hi guys.

My name is Alex.

I'm a full stack developer, although I really like of Data Analysis.

I'm coming back to programming after almost 2 years just doing small freelancer jobs. I'm learning .NET Core, Angular and Docker recently as well.

I'm return to programming to create a project to help people in Brazil.


Welcome Alex! Good luck with your journey!


Hi All,
I am a 55 year old trying to learn to code. I had some experience many years ago with Vax/VMS and proprietary Control System programming but, that all has gone the path of the dinosaur. Looking forward to new challenge. Thank you for any assistance.



Welcome Tony! How are you finding learning to code so far?


Hi everyone,

My name is Andy, I am interested in backend development ( Python , Nodejs), SQL and AWS. Hope I can share and learn more skills from in the community.

Attached a beautiful view in Queenstown NZ, hope you guys like it.


Welcome to DEV Andy! NZ is on the list of places I really want to visit... everything looks so beautiful there!


Great to find myself here, been curious as a beginner i delve into front-end development and i will need all your assistance to move ahead in an internship programm that will run from tomorrow till the next three month.


Hello Everyone,
Diptam here, I am mid level back-end developer mostly working with Java, Groovy & and Spring Boot as a primary framework, Oddly enough I never heard of Dev before yesterday, it came as a random post in google feed and a couple of scrolls later I am hooked, moreover it gave me a feeling I am little behind on what's happening around in programming world, hoping this will change that, Cheers !! :)


Welcome! I'm glad I found DEV as well - it's a great way to keep up with tech stuff, and the community is great! Good to have you Diptam :)


Hey all, I'm basically new to the whole world of programming and developing but about to start an apprenticeship on Monday. I'm pretty excited to be honest!

I'm sure I'll be asking you all some pretty beginner questions soon...



I'm an old guy looking to pick up a new hobby. Learning Java. Followed a post about a daily coding problem in Java to dev.to. Thought I would sign up and see what it's all about. Thanks, Stan


Welcome to DEV Stan! Good luck picking up this new hobby :)


Hi Guys,
I'm Sélom, a fullstack developer (Node.js, React.js and PHP). A good friend of mine sent me this link and I felt in love with what is happening here and would to contribute a great deal.
Oh hey, did I mention that I love dogs? lol


Welcome to DEV Sélom! (I love dogs too!) 🐶


Hey Guys!

My name is Michael, currently learning the art of Web Development. previously I was on desktop app development scene way back in college but now as the web application is becoming more and more popular, i am keeping up with the development of web applications. currently using PHP (Codeigniter), still learning javascript and advance css techniques. Java EE and Android Dev (java), react, are what I have in store for myself for the next projects to come. I really love reading Dev.to blogs, it really gives me insight to some queries that I have. Nice meeting you guys! :D


Hi there,

designer, coder, product manager here 🙋‍♂️

I'm opensourcing the creation of a side project, sharing UX, coding (typescript and testing) and product placement findings along the way, thought of joining dev.to!


Welcome Manuele! sounds like you have a lot to share here - looking forward to it :)


Thank you Chris, about to post the first part of a hopefully long series :)


Hello everyone, My name is Abdulsalam.

I'm a curious learner with a background in Embedded Systems Design and Prototyping. I'm currently interested in web technologies. Did I mention that I'm a neophyte? Lately I'm in love with CSS and I desperately want to know JavaScript.
Very observant and reserved I can be so I doubt I can actively contribute to the writing sphere of this community but I hope that will change soon.


Welcome to DEV! If you want to contribute somewhere on the web, DEV is a great, welcoming place :). Good luck learning javascript!


Hello guys, I'm Smarak. I'm a beginner in android app development. I am very interested in and love to work with Flutter. I want to keep learning about development and technologies. Got introduced to Dev.to while searching for Hacktoberfest. I would like to know more about the platform.


Welcome to DEV Smarak! This is a great community where you can just read, read and comment, or post your own articles as well! It's one of the most positive dev communities online that I've ever seen :)

Does that answer you question, or do you have more you'd like to know about it?


I am a MERN Stack developer. The journey at Dev.to so far is worth and the experience and learning which I am receiving from the community that I am a part too now is stupefying. Thanks to all the contributors and developers.

Thank you


I work as a recruiter, and I am guessing recruiters can be pretty annoying if you are not looking for a new job and you get many e-mails, messengers, SMS, phone calls etc....from us. The thing is, we are looking for the best match between companies and candidates - and you are so attractive and it's our job to find you. How would you, as a SW developer, prefer to be contacted? And please don't say that you prefer not to be contacted. That will not help me do a better job :) PS and is it true that one should do only three # in order to reach out the most on Instagram and LindedIn?


The best advice I can give is this: make it clear that you understand what you're hiring for, and what I'm good at, before reaching out. After that, the actual type of outreach doesn't matter as much.

I've had recruiters try to talk to me about Java jobs before, when I have absolutely 0 professional java experience. It was clear they were just trying to contact as many people as possible, regardless of what their background was.

Instead, do research about the person, do research about the company, and try to do some pre-matching. I know, it would be a ton of extra work, but you'd get MUCH better results.

Example, compare these two experiences:

  1. An email out of the blue about some technology I don't have experience with, saying they have a vague "opportunity" for me... 🙄


  1. A message about a blog post I wrote, and how company X just implemented the same thing, and why that means I might be a fit for exciting role Y.

Number 2 will at least probably get a response from me (even if it's a "no thank you"), but #1 will just go straight to email trash.

... hope that helps! In general I think that recruiters (good ones!) provide a very valuable matching service - but recruiters that just mass email about totally unrelated technologies ruin it for the rest of you :)

Good luck!


Thank you so much, Chris. Very helpful, and I totally agree. Glad to hear that we can provide valuable matching service, and I will put my hours in to make sure I do my research before I reach out. Again, thank you :)


Hello! I just finished the curriculum at Lambda School and I'm looking for a job making software :)


Hello! What did you think about Lambda School? What was the hardest part? ...how about the easiest part?


I enjoyed it. I learned more in a year than I knew was possible. For me, the hardest part was learning how to balance the rest of my life while I studied 12 hours a day. Making sure to fit in time for exercise, rest, etc.

Ah yeah, that had to be hard. Glad it worked out for you!


Hello world,
This is King. As a product manager from China. I am also a web developer interested in JavaScript, Golang, and so on. I found here by a wonderful article about testing, it's so cool~ Thanks the author and this place :)


Hi Im really glad you all let me be here. I really want this so bad. Im going to be starting web development at linkedin really soon and im so excited to learn that and coding so i cant do much right nowvbut keep learning from what i see and hear. And Im ready willing and able. Im going to do a blog online.with affiluate networking and i need someone to help me if thetes anyone interested. I cant pay anyone yet until i start making money from that and other ways im thinking about. If anyone interested plez let me know cyz i could really use someones help with all this and building my websute. Which thats not going to be from scratch its going to be from 1 of those inline places.Sorry if i made a few spelling mistakes i get in a hurry typing...thanks guys!! Glad to be here!!



My name is Mark. I'm an aspiring programmer with a current goal of becoming a Full-Stack Python Developer ASAP. I like reading tech articles so I can still learn something when I'm taking a break from learning code :)


Welcome Mark! Reading what other devs have written is a great way to increase your skills, and yes - a great break from learning to code (which can really hurt your brain!). Good luck on your coding journey :)


Hey there!

I'm a recent college graduate that recently started a software engineering job at a financial services company. I'm interested in all things Node.js, JavaScript, React, and distributed systems! I'm also very interested in starting to learn ML and data science. Looking forward to learning from others and sharing my experiences as well!


Welcome Grant! Nice to meet you. Good luck on your recent new job!



I'm a frontend engineer at a legal tech startup, interested in full stack development. I currently write in JavaScript, and I work mostly with React. I found this community via Hacktoberfest.

Happy to be here!


Welcome to DEV! I missed Hacktoberfest last year, so I'm interested to see what all the fuss is about - everyone around here seems really into it :)


Hello everyone, I am Ujjwal. I am working as full stack developer (Java + Angular ). I am an engineer by degree.
Currently pursuing masters in data science.
For me the day without code is the day without sunshine.
Here is the link of my first article Agile Methodology Practices
linkedin.com/pulse/agile-methodolo... free to check out others on LinkedIn and let me know your feedback.


Nice to meet you Ujjwal! What are you most interested in about data science? It seems like it is a pretty big field!


Thanks Chris. I am most interested machine learning and computer vision.
Yess it is big and fascinating Field.


< Hello, World of Devs! />

My name is Shashi, self-teaching web technologies for a while now. Dreaming to become a full-stack JavaScript developer one day. Hoping to get some amazing skills from this dev community.

Many thanks


Welcome to DEV! This is a great place to learn JavaScript :) Good luck!


Hey folks,

my name is Bastian. I am a designer & developer from Germany. I'm the creator of a file-based CMS called Kirby.

I'm mostly looking for a new positive place to connect with people after years of hanging out on Twitter and being frustrated by its negative direction.

I'm excited to check this out :)


Welcome Bastian! This is indeed a positive place to hang out; WAY more so than other places online. I like it!


Hi! I am not a dev but I work with devs. I found this website through an acquaintance and it seems like a great community. My background is CS (I went to U Waterloo), I worked in software for a while, worked in publishing for a while, worked in tech education for a while, and now I'm a coach. I work with folks in technology who are switching jobs, switching careers, or facing challenges around communications, relationships, or transitions. I'm guess you could say I'm interested in the wetware side of technology.

To be honest I'm also kind of procrastinating on writing my latest newsletter.


Welcome to DEV! This is a great community - even if you're not a dev :) Good luck with the newsletter!


Hello there,
My name is Kit. I'm a beginner mobile developer which currently using (React native + Expo) building an application. I very interesting in Mobile Developing and New innovation. I very new in programming industry hope i can learn and meet a lot of people here that able to help me solve the problem and teach me more. :)


Nice to meet you Kit! React Native is awesome :) Good luck on your app!



I'm Jarett. I'm a full-stack web developer (react = node). I'm interested in making code that's nice to read and making systems that are easy to maintain. I'm hoping to share interesting articles and get interesting articles in return.


Hey guys,
My name is Radu. I'm a front end dev (react + angular) learning back end (elixir, python, c#). I'm really glad I found this platform, from the looks of it, it has a lot of interesting articles and people. I have a blog (codethatcounts.com), but I haven't been very consistent with it. I'll try to be and whatever I consider fit for dev.to, I will also post here.


Welcome Radu! DEV is great for blogging because you can post to your own blog first, and then cross post the same article here; just make sure to set the canonical url in the post settings before you publish.

Good luck with your posts, and learning back end!


Hi Everyone,
Looks like a fantastic community, I'm very glad to be joining!

I recently complete the Udacity FEWD nanodegree and I'm a Microsoft certified solution specialist in Office 365 and Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Enterprise. I'm currently working on developing my first Angular PWA to integrate with Dynamics 365.

Still plenty for me to learn and hope to contribute as well and also make new friends who are interested in developing blue ocean strategy projects together. I'm also looking to join a team and get into a job doing development so help here would also be greatly appreciated. Thanks and have a good one!


Hi Lloyd! Welcome to DEV :) Good luck on the job hunt!


Hello everyone,
My name is Uriel, i am an aspiring web developer, currently in the last semester of my computer science undergraduate degree. My interests are in Vue.js, Node.js, Nuxt as well as Mobile development utilizing Flutter and React Native.
I am also working on improving my Algorithm and Data Structures skills.


Hello! My name is Brittany Huntzberry. I've been working as a professional web developer for about 2 years now at a community college district. I primarily work in PHP and support Drupal websites. I'm very interested in user experience, user interface design, and generally making things that people actually need and want to use.

Nice to meet you all!


Hi, my name is Steven, I am a front end developer who has dabbled in back end server technologies. I have been in the industry for over 20 years and have a creative background. My main skills are CSS and other related technologies. Im currently heavily into React and Express with my new job and am keen to learn more in this area.


Welcome to DEV Steven! What's the most interesting CSS thing you've used lately? I'm mostly a javascript dev, but I'm always looking to learn more CSS tricks :)


Hi. SCSS works very nicely with React. Thats one of the reasons Im learning it. Flexbox is pretty awesome aswell, no more media queries ;)


I'm shy about talking and asking about tech, much less posting about it. Everything that interests you are things I'm trying to learn now, so any contributions you ever feel like making will definitely be valued by plenty of folks!


Welcome to DEV! This is a great community for sharing and talking to other devs :) Hope you enjoy it!


Hello all! :)
My name is Anna, I am a backend developer - Ruby and Rails mainly. I am also interested in Elixir/Phoenix and Graphql. I am not shy about writing posts, only lazy :))
I enjoy a lot reading posts from other colleagues and I am always grateful if I can learn something new.
Cheers and a greeting from Berlin,


Hello Anna - Welcome to DEV! Looking forward to anything you post about Rails, Elixir and Graphql! All things I'm excited about :)

The great thing about DEV is that if you're 'lazy' about posting, that's ok - just post whenever you have something to say!

Good to meet you - greetings from the US :)


Hello Chris, good to meet you :)) And thanks for your words, I appreciate a lot being part of such a welcoming community!


Hi all,

My name is Dex and I'm growing my skillset just like last year and the year before :) I ended up here a few times this week. When I saw @seattledataguy , it was like driving down Dexter ave and signing up was the obvious choice.



Ugh, didn't expect that pang. I miss Seattle.


Every morning, when I look out at Lake Michigan and it’s not the sounds I cry a little.


Hi there,
I’m Olivier, software engineer mostly doing stuff with cloud and APIs (developing backends, designing APIs and distributed architectures, doing API management...). The languages I know the most are java and go.
Also having fun by developing plugins for Unity3d on my free time.

I hope dev.to can be one more way to discover new cool technologies and to share experiences or opinions :)


Welcome to DEV Olivier! I've looked at Unity3d in the past for some fun with side projects, but the learning curve seemed steep. Are you able to do what you want to without doing it full time? How long did it take you to learn? Thanks!


I've been using unity for 6 years but that was a slow learning process. My advice: instead of trying to understand the whole tool, just focus on a little simple project (like a small game) and... do it :) You won't do it in an efficient way but you'll learn a lot by doing so.


Hi Joe! Python's a great choice not only for webdev, but for data as well - so it sounds like it'd fit well with what you want to do. Good luck!


Hi DEVs,
Discreet Reader of Tech Articles, now want to write some too. Interacting with & knowoing new DEVs and learn about their work should be fun. Generally I code in C++ and JavaScript. I like to know deep and propose new Architectures. See you guys around.


Welcome Sukrit! DEV's a great place to start writing articles :)


Hi all,
Just discovered DEV last night and thought I'd give it a shot. I'm a web developer by trade but have dabbled with other types of coding as well. Nowadays I'm primarily working on C#.NET, PHP, WordPress theme/plugin development, and any frontend JavaScript/jQuery required to support those.... and continue to support legacy Classic ASP apps with vbscript (some clients just never go away ;)). Looking forward to learning and sharing!


My name is Michael Drawe. I love how we use mobile to really shape our lives and I really want to be in the center of all that. My big thing I'm involving myself in currently is React and React Native. I want to be one of those people that others look to for guidance...gotta work hard for that. I'm not afraid of hard work.


Hi Michael! Welcome to DEV :) This is a great place to start writing if you'd like other people to look to you for guidance - good luck! (also, I love React and React Native too :) )


Hello guys.... super pleased to be part of the dev community... Am just a young student still getting a grip on languages and frameworks... I believe this awesome platform will boost my interests help me thrive
Thanks :-)


Hey guys,

I am Shawn a full stack developer and certified AWS Solutions Architect specializing in .Net based applications. I am actively learning the ins/outs of lifting and shifting legacy solutions to AWS along with Kubernetes!


Welcome to DEV Shawn! AWS is something that just looks so... complicated to me :) So I'm glad people like you exist to sort it all out!


Hi there,

My name is Felipe and I live in Brazil, Sao Paolo. I'm a full stack developer (Angular + .Net Core). I'm a readonly developer and I'm trying to start to contribute to community it`s hard, I'm a shy person but I will do it :)


Good morning,

Not entirely sure I belong here yet (followed a link from CodePen), but you all seem really welcoming. I'm finishing up the basic new-to-writing-HTML/CSS course on free Code Camp and thought I'd say "hey." Looking forward to following the topics here.


Hey guys,
My name is Thomas and I'm in my senior year of a comp sci degree. I'm dipping my toes into learning web development as that is something my school doesn't cover in it's core curriculum.

Learning JavaScript now and hopefully in the future I'll be making some of my first web apps!