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Welcome to DEV!

  1. Leave a comment below to introduce yourself! You can talk about what brought you here, what you're learning, or just a fun fact about yourself.

  2. Reply to someone's comment, either with a question or just a hello. 👋

Great to have you in the community!

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candaceyw

Hi, I'm Candace. I'm currently a graphic designer and photographer, been at this for about 16 years now. But I'm switching things up and jumping in to learn full stack web development. Currently trying to wrap my brain around JavaScript, slowly. I have some HTML and CSS knowledge, but I need to fill in some gaps there as well. Hoping to learn more!

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Tyrus Malmström

Greetings Candance! That's awesome that you've been doing graphic design for 16 years, congrats on that!

Just want to say that I think it is awesome that you've decided to switch things up and if you ever want to discuss JavaScript, I'm always up for a discussion.

Best!

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ssndude2

Hi Candance,
I am new here also but I have been coding for around 50 years, If you don't mind I can maybe offer a hint that will make your coding easier. I recommend not trying to optimize while coding, keep your functions simple, short and single minded.

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candaceyw

Thanks, Rick! I will keep that in mind. I know it's easy to over think things. So I appreciate any advice!

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Nitesh Sharma

Hi.

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candaceyw

Thank you, Tyrus! I really appreciate that! I'm really enjoying it so far... frustrated at times, but that's to be expected. :)

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Tonida Baraza

Hello Candace. I am a Javascript dev. I am happy to help in your Javascript discovery journey.

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candaceyw

Thank you! I appreciate that. :)

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Tomas Sirio

Welcome Candace!

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Michael Maitoza

Hello there Candace. I also have been in the industry for a while and need to fill in some gaps with my javaScript knowledge. Good luck with your coding journey.

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Dylan Mestyanek

This is awesome! I am relatively new to JavaScript as well, and really enjoying it! You're going to crush it, just keep pushing along! Wishing you the best on your endeavors!

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candaceyw

Thanks, Dylan! And best wishes to you as well!

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Jacob Herrington (he/him)

Awesome, my wife is a full-time photographer. What kind of photography do you enjoy? What's the most challenging part of JavaScript so far (maybe I can help explain)? Welcome to DEV!

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candaceyw

I do mostly portraits and commercial work. What I enjoy most is creating fine art work - I've done a lot of horror work with my kids :)

Challenging part of JS. Well, I can get the logic working in my brain, but getting it from the concept to code can be confusing. I'll have an idea on what method I need to start using, go look it up and get sent down rabbit trails of other ways to make it work. For instance, I'll be using a for loop. I'll get the loop and output, but then get hung up in between. Usually it ends up being a += symbol killing me and I second guess it while looking up the issues.
It's a good thing i'm not working on paper. LOL

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Vic-Orlands

Welcome Candace to web dev...It is and will be a wonderful experience and I can be of assistance in your journey. Goodluck and happy Coding

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Jsviews

Hello!

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Cedric Bahirwe

Hello, nice to see that there is someone like me here

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candaceyw

Right on! Sometimes doing new things can feel lonely at times ;)

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Vicente Reyes

Hi Candace! Welcome to DEV!

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Olojo Babawale Olumide

Welcome

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Juan Alejandro Morais

Welcome, Candace! Excited to have you here. Graphic design & photography are amazing skills, and they're great additions to your toolset as a web dev.

Best wishes! :)

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Musta Aga

Welcome!

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Deepak Choudhary

great....

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Arash Emadi

Hey! Welcome and good luck!

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amy acker

Hello and hope you will learn a lot.

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Mostafa ElNahass

Hello everyone. I'm Mostafa and I originally graduated with a business informatics degree. However, years of not finding a job as a technical consultant or a project manager because I did not fit "their criteria" led me to experiment with my own eCommerce business. My passion in programming was renewed again and I am currently working on a C# project, python project and an Android project. I'm looking to learn a lot to advance and share my knowledge with the community

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Chris Achard

Welcome to DEV Mostafa! This is a great community to learn a lot :)

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Mostafa ElNahass

I am glad I joined this community and I am willing to learn and give to the community when I have more experience

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Viera

Hi Mostafa, I love the choice of C# and python. What programming language are you using for your Android project?

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Mostafa ElNahass

Hello Viera, I am currently using Ionic/Angular because I am taking it over from a previous team who already worked on the project. If it was my choice I would have created it over Flutter or React

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Shamira

Hello

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Mostafa ElNahass

Hello Mira

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Michael Maitoza

Hello. I wish you well on your coding journey.

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Mostafa ElNahass

Thank you very much Michael and good luck to you as well

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Jacob Herrington (he/him)

Cool! Hi Mostafa! What kind of ecommerce development did you do? I help maintain Solidus.

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Mostafa ElNahass

Hello Jacob, I did not do any ecommerce development but I had my own Amazon/ebay stores and I shut them down due to scams. Now I am still doing ecommerce on other platforms but on a lower scale. In the future I am planning to develop my own ecommerce platform with the things I learned to make it both Seller and Buyer friendly

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samuele-cozzi

Hi there guys,
My names is Samuele. I'm a full stack developer (Microsoft.NET). Very interested in ML and Algorithms.

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Michael Maitoza

Hi there! I hope this is a great experience for you.

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Henry Valbuena

Welcome @samuele-cozzi

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Vicente Reyes

Hi Samuele! Welcome to DEV!

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Henry Valbuena

Hey there, I'm Henry. I recently made a career change into programming. I've been coding for the past ten years just for fun until about a couple of years when I followed the white rabbit and took the red pill. The journey has just begun since I just finished a Computer Programmer program. Wish me luck!.

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S.Panaligan

Good Luck!! I'm also a red pill person... let me know how it turns out on the other side :)

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Vinícius Gomes

Good luck, Henry! What would have happened if you'd taken the blue one?

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Henry Valbuena

I would have stayed in my previous boring job lol!

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Dylan Mestyanek

Awesome, dude! Welcome! You're going to crush it! Sending good vibes, bud!

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Elmer Chacon

Hi Everyone!

My name is Elmer, I'm a NET full stack developer. Im very interested in expand my knowlege with Frontend frameworks such Angular and React.

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Chris Achard

I love React :) happy to help if you get stuck! Have you done any tutorials, etc to learn it yet?

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Elmer Chacon

Not yet, Im starting with some Angular Tutorials with NET Backend, but hopefully I will continue with React

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Jacob Herrington (he/him)

I'm also trying to get better at React, and JavaScript in general! Welcome!

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Dylan Mestyanek

Welcome Elmer! I am currently studying React myself, and loving it! I think that'll be great! I've heard awesome things about Angular as well. Wishing you the best, man!

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webdevtestus

Hi! I am a Jr. web dev with some coding knowledge "put to work" in some live projects. I actually work creating and maintaining Wordpress Sites, woo commerce stores and niche sites/landing pages. I have a good knowledge of performance and load speed and can help with those issues. I also have some SEO, growth hacking and marketing experience. Hope I can help and learn a lot!

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Antone

Hey!

How do you like WordPress?

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webdevtestus

Hi, Antone. Do you mean, what I like or how do I like to style it?
I like WP sites that are really fast, with minimum plugins, I prefer creating my own shortcodes or snippets, light theme, some whitespaces, to use golden ratio. Simple sites, not full of images or "things", easy to navigate sites.

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Antone

I just meant using WordPress as a whole. I'm only hand coding everything at this point.

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webdevtestus

Wordpress as a whole is fine, but you`ll always need some edition, styling and maybe some snippet. But as an "all-in-one-ready-to-use" CMS, is awesome. With some practice you get a whole site+theme+sorporate edition+contnet in a few hours

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Antone

Thank you for your insight!

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Edu Mosqueda

Hey, welcome. How is Wordpress doing these days?

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webdevtestus

Hi, Edu.
I have some gigs, WP is "working" fine, I mean, you (any user) can easily manage a site (once it is perfectly installed, updated, tuned) and sell, promote, show, teach, you can do anything so it is an ever-green market I think.

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Nura Adam

Hi

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webdevtestus

Hi, Nura, nice to meet you.

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ovlachi

Hi Everyone,

My name is George and I am a Frontend Developer and Designer. I am interested in learning more about semantic HTML, CSS, JavaScript, a11y and maybe later I will jump on a framework bandwagon (most likely Vue)...

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Sadick

Hi George welcome to the dev.to community.

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Tomas Sirio

Hi George! welcome to the community

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Chris Achard

Hi George! Welcome to DEV :) Good luck as you learn Vue!

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I know kung-fu

Hi George welcome and goodluck !

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Scott White

Hey All! I'm one of the co-founders of Monolist.co. We're a command center for engineers where you can manage pull requests, tickets, and alerts all from one place.

Excited to be part of the community!

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Jacob Herrington (he/him)

Hi Scott! Welcome! Does Monolist integrate with GitHub? Is there a free version for Open Source projects?

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Scott White

Hey Jacob – we do indeed! You can check out what all of our integrations do here: app.monolist.co/guest/integrations

If you'd like, I'd be happy to walk you through a demo! You can just email me at scott@monolist.co if you'd like to set something up.

Right now, we only have one pricing structure, but we're open to being flexible!

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Jon Davis

Hi people. I'm way late.

21 yrs primarily on the Microsoft stack. I used to blog a lot, it was a popular blog. But it's long forgotten. I used to be involved in the local .NET community. It was a popular community. But my awkward presence made it wither and die years ago. LOL, kidding. Sort of.

sad tears 😥

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Chris Achard

Welcome to DEV Jon! Maybe you can revive the blog a bit here :)

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Tunde Ajagbe

Hello Dev. I'm Tunde. I have some knowledge of the Java language, but I'm currently an intern at DevCareers where I'm learning web development with Node.js. I hope to learn more now that I've joined you here.

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BenR

Hey Tunde, looking forward to learning more Node too! The best to us both!

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Tunde Ajagbe

Thanks, BenR

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Chris Achard

Welcome Tunde! Node is fun :) And DEV is a great place to learn!

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Tunde Ajagbe

Thank you Chris

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Tomas Sirio

Hey, good to know. I'm trying to expand my dev tools too

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Fern Williams

Hey everybody! I’m Fern and I’m a Junior Test Analyst who is aspiring to be a developer. I have knowledge with HTML, CSS. I also use SQL at work.
I’m new to the game but I have been practising little projects on my own laptop for about two years now... I want to focus on getting my confidence up with JavaScript.

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Kumbi Madzinga

I was told I had to say 'hi' to at least one person. Hi!

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Helen Anderson

Welcome!

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Nick Taylor (he/him)

Welcome to DEV! 👋

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Peter David Carter • Edited on

Hey all. My name's Peter and I'm a dev for a large education software company working on upgrading a legacy system to run on Angular, with NGRX state. I do some C# stuff for the backend as well. Just getting into security research...

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Peter Kim Frank

Welcome! Always great to have another "Peter" in the community :)

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Juan J. Mendoza • Edited on

Hello everyone, my name’s Juan.

I’m currently a senior at the University at Buffalo pursuing a B.Sc in Computer Science, and I’m an aspiring Software Engineer. I primarily program in Python, though I’ve dabbled with Java, C++, and JS. I’m interested in Machine Learning, developing Mobile Apps, Web Development, and growing as a developer and contributor to the dev. community.

Currently prepping for job interviews in the pursuit of a junior/new grad position or internship. 👋🏽☺️

Github:
github.com/JuanJMendoza

LinkedIn:
linkedin.com/in/juanjmendoza/

Twitter:
twitter.com/TheJuanJMendoza

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Chris Achard

Welcome to DEV Juan! Good luck on your last year of school, and on job interviews! What type of position interesting you the most? Big company? Small company? What tech?

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Juan J. Mendoza

Thank you Chris! Ideally a new grad SWE position at small - medium sized company where I can make a difference and learn a bit of everything. I’d love to work with mobile development as the features on mobile devices, in my opinion, have a direct and immediate impact on the user and I’d like to experience that impact. How was your experience as a developer when you first started out? Do you have any tips or advice you wish you had before you started?

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Chris Achard

Sounds great - I highly recommend small/medium sized companies, because you can get a feel for more than just your tiny little slice of a product or feature.

I have a few pieces of advice for new devs:

  • It will feel hard: That's normal, and means you're learning. Lean into that difficult feeling, because when you push through it you'll feel great - you've accomplished something, and learned it in the process, and next time it will be easier

  • Celebrate small wins: It's normal and ok to feel awesome when you get something small and silly to to work! You should celebrate the small wins because that gives you the energy to push through the harder times

  • Impostor syndrome is real: At times (or all the time!) you'll feel like you really don't know what you're doing - and everyone else does - and that you're hopelessly stuck or lost... but just because you're learning new things, doesn't mean you don't know anything! Look back on what you do know, so you can see how far you've come. You know more than you think :)

Hope that helps! I should probably write a whole post about "how to be a new dev", because I have a lot more to say :) Good luck!

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Juan J. Mendoza

I will remember this, thank you so much!

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MaGoOoDy

Hi, I'm Maged, I'm from Sudan,from currently working as Electrical Engineer but I did learn HTML, CSS JavaScript and Android orogramming.

I'm been working Web development for about 2 years now. But I would like to start do some side projects in order to taper my skills.

Since I am being eorking alone for two years i have a lack of collaboration team skills and I would like to start participating in Open projects in GitHub..

My Dream is to Switch from the Engineering work to the Web Development field.

Hoping to learn more in this community

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Chris Achard

Hi Maged! Side projects are a great way to learn new things and figure out what you like to do. I love just playing around with new tech and ideas! Good luck with your career switch :)

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Lucca Mello

Hey All,

My name's Lucca (yeah that song again). I'm Specialist Support Engineer @SAP hope learn a lot here and share great content!

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Chris Achard

Welcome to DEV Lucca!

(What song?)

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marco

He lives upstairs from you.

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S.Panaligan

On the second floor...I guess he thinks you've seen him before...

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Chris Achard

Ok, Ok, I've found it 🤣🤣

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Richard Igbiriki • Edited on

Hi! I am not a cat...if I was, I'd say "Hi! I am a cat"

I am not a cat, I am Richard. Nice to meet you all, in the near future when you respond.

I joined DEV because I was about to write a simple tutorial on testing React components for the guys that work with me. I am a Full-stack developer (JS, React, React Native, Firebase, Ruby on Rails, C++). I mostly build for fun.

Fun fact, I always have an idea on how to solve a problem using tech a few minutes after encountering the problem. Else, I am unable to eat or do anything else.

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Ayobami Adedapo

What is FS sir?

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Richard Igbiriki

Hi, Full-stack. I have edited the original post. Thanks!

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bonniepeters • Edited on

Hello All! My name is Bonnie Peters and I am currently a software development immersive student with General Assembly(GA). When I'm not learning new tech, you can find me exploring new places, trying new things, and engaging new people and cultures.

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BenR

Hey Bonnie! I'm a student over at Lambda School. The best to us both in our studies!

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Dandy Milton • Edited on