Welcome Thread - v54

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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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Long time reader, first time commenter! Hello all!!


Hi Michael, glad to see you getting started contributing here. It’s a great community of coders that have been so awesome with their help.


Just joined after almost 3 years reading as well.


Welcome Jules, I also just joined. Looks like a great community.

Yes, you are right Tom Griffiths. I also decided to join after reading the comments here.


hey, I just joined too

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Me too, after binge-reading for a while, I finally decided to join the community 😎


I know, so many good articles here.


I am new to this community. Would you like to share them?


Hello, I joined today.


Hello to all !


Long lost reader, coming here for the best of articles


Haha me too


Hello Michael


Long time lurker as well. Hello world!


Yeah, been doing the same.


I am a first time commenter also. I am interested in the javascript 30day challenge.


Same here. I would like to contribute as well (I hope I can).


hello Michael


Hello! It's a pleasure to virtually meet you all! My name is Kelly and I am currently a personal trainer, nutritionist, and metabolic technician at Life Time Fitness. I have developed a deep interest in combining health and fitness with technology to facilitate client improvement in health and nutrition.

I am currently exploring my interest in the tech sector and seeking the assistance and mentorship of others. I am learning to code and I have been engaged in creating a fitness app with a colleague. I am looking to acquire more related experience in the area where fitness and technology intersect and then ultimately become a complete full- stack web developer.

I would be truly grateful if I could explore my interest with you all and learn more about my career options in the technology sector.

Thank you and happy new year!


Good luck with the app!


Cool topic and happy new year! 🏋️💻


Hello I am a new to web development, I started just 3 months ago but I’ve built a project from scratch with the knowledge of html, css, JavaScript, jquery,sql and php, I am willing to learn more and become more efficient


Welcome to webdev ;)

If u need help, especially HTML or CSS, feel free to ask!


Great son of oshodi, what have we today?


Well done. There's more ahead. Kudos.


I too have basic knowledge in the art and seek to learn as much as I can


Well done Bro, keep up the good work.


Welcome to all! 👋

If anybody needs help with anything or has any questions, feel free to ask away.

For instance, if you're wondering how to post an article, check out this helpful tutorial @chrisachard wrote:

Or if you're curious about how that embed above 👆 works — it's a liquid tag! — you can see the Markdown to make that happen and more in our Editor Guide.

Again if any questions come up, don't hesitate to reach out. 😀

Happy New Year!


Hi Michael! Thanks for the markdown tip and helpful post link. Happy new year!


Hey need help for blogengine.net to get url rewrite
now its
Need this

Also for


Please help if any one can


Thanks Michael for the very helpful tips! It is much appreciated.


Hi everyone and Happy New Year! I've been hooked to this platform ever since I started exploring the idea of becoming a software engineer. I'm excited to connect, share and give/receive support as I embark on my journey to becoming a software engineer (going the self-taught route).

I'm currently a work-at-home and homeschooling mom with a background in Materials Science & Engineering. I also have been blogging over the past 12 years. My coding journey began when I started launching Wordpress-based sites.

I'm interested in enhancing my tech skillset so I can shape a more flexible career that is beneficial for my entire family. After exploring coding bootcamp options, I've realized that the self-taught route is what will work best for my lifestyle right now. I'm absolutely open to any resources that were helpful to those that went the self-taught route to becoming a software engineer!

I look forward to connecting with you all! 


I’m mostly self taught! And you’re already an engineer so it should be much easier for you. 😅

I think a good starting point is knowing how to fiddle with examples. One great site for that is called JSFiddle. There are others too. I really like Codepen. If you are curious, you can just change things and see what happens. If something breaks you can just refresh. After that you will want to get a local environment set up. You might want to have a goal of getting NPM installed on the command line and then using Create React App.

The other starting point will be getting good at reading documentation and googling for explanations. I think the React and Vue docs are both pretty good. And I end up on Stack Overflow for specific solutions to problems many times throughout my day.



Nice one Michael thanks for Sharing.


Hey Michael!

Good one, lol! Seriously though, thanks for taking the time to share these recommendations!

Much appreciated!


Wow, you sound like you have it so together! Welcome to the dev community Maeling. I look forward to seeing your posts.


Hi Katie! Thanks for the welcome. Definitely taking it one day at a time, absorbing the lessons of each day. Looking forward to connecting here!

I’ve found everyone to be really helpful here. Just respond to a post with a question and you will usually get an answer quickly. In my 3 months here, I’ve already chatted with most of the DEV employees and owners and even help out in welcoming newcomers.


Great to read about your experience with Wordpress, I myself have a great passion for that platform


Thanks! It really is a great CMS that seems to be continuously expanding.


Hi Maeling -

I am a fellow Materials Engineer trying to learn Python! I am also going to self-taught route.

Good luck!


Hi Ariane! That's awesome. Always great to meet a fellow materials engineer! Best wishes to you!


Hello everyone! I had been coming to the site to read blog posts with my morning coffee and decided that I wanted to get in on the action!

I will mostly be doing the challenge threads for fun, and writing about my experiences as I set out to learn how to write compilers/interpreters! I may also throw in some posts related to web development / JavaScript if I feel inspired.


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console.log("Hello developers"+this.name);


Happy new year everyone.
My name is Krys and I am Nigerian. I am a consultant, business development expert and an accountant.
I am very excited to be a part of this community. I'm sorry to say that I am very new to this but I am very willing and open to learning.
Love you all.


Hello and happy new year!


I started coding with Java, tried my hands on a couple of other languages, became a master of none. After a few years of jumping around, I decided to narrow down my focus, to just be good at a few things. It makes life easy. Will be writing about some of my experiences, and open to learn and provide help when I can.


Thanks for joining!


Hello All !
I Land in this community by coincidence since I was searching for some help. But the second I reached the website, I was taken by its simplicity, design and UX. I told to my self it is for sure made by professionals to help beginners !
Thank you all

PS : sorry for my english if it not readable enough.. I'm not from an english native language country ^


Hello world! Long time reader, first time account holder and article publisher (as of this week). I work on the Node.js platform for Heroku (builds and runtimes for JavaScript developers). I like JavaScript (all of it) and am very interested in security. Excited to chat with you all.


Hey Danielle, glad to see more women who code! Welcome to the dev community. I see you have already contributed a post and have jumped in running. I look forward to reading more postings from you.


Likewise! Thank you :)


Hi all, my first venture on to the internet as a developer.

I have been working as a dev for 3 years and enjoy using microsoft technologies.

I was drawn here from reading posts suggested by Google recently on my news feed and really enjoyed this website.

My goals for this year are too learn more about Blazor server and then when its ready, Blazor web assembly.


Thats an awesome goal, Kyle? What will you do once you learn more? What will you do with that skill?


Thanks f0r taking an interest!

I spend all my time working on a legacy app, so I don't get to improve my dev skills in my day job as much as I should and never start anything from scratch.

I can see that Blazor will be something new that will fundamentally change the .Net development approach. I hope to learn a skill that will avoid me having to dive into the JS technologies too much and give me an edge once jobs are asking for it, something my day job doesn't currently do.

Once I know more, I will use it to develop small websites to help speed up my greenfield development as I never get to start anything from scratch.


Hi everyone. I'm not sure what i'm doing here since I fell from the internet roof by randomness googleing and semi-accident. My english won't be perfect as I'm french, and i'm sorry for that (quality of language, not the french beeing part) and I would want to join a dynamic community to help me keeping motivation and finding good ideas. I'm actually in a learning process with a kind of private school here in France, but I want to do more. And I have 2-3 side projects I've no clue how to realise, and I want to make my life in the vast, shiny devworld. So, if you can handle noobness, here I am and hello :)


Welcome to the dev community. It sounds like you will fit right in! We are all here to help and support each other on our coding journey. Don’t be afraid to contribute new posts on how your projects are going.


Thank you :)


Greetings netizens. I'm just another one. An article about prog.lang names origins brought me on board. A funny fact is that while I see everyone commenting on how hard it is to pick the right name for the right project, naming things from rpg characters, and enterprise-grade branding to exotic militech gear and dlt projects, is something I highly enjoy.


Welcome Ross! I’m looking forward to seeing the names you come up with for your own projects.


Some of the interesting would be:
IntelOps: Greek UAV and smart city applications startup.
Remote Influence: Electronic Music Label
NCD (Noise Cloaking Device): DARPAxThales Group project (name speaks)

Some of my music projects use the following monikers:
Instant Teleportation Process Detected While In Progress (ITPDWIP)
Soviet Space Research Institute (SSRI)
Agent 00 All
Shenzhen Electronic Payments Authority (S.E.P.A.)

Got a bunch of names / concepts for future startups, but not willing to share them at the moment :$
One of them would be:
ΠΕΚΑΔΜ (Πρότυπη Εταιρεία Καταγραφής Διαχωρικών Μεταβολών) (Data Science)
ARPA Spatial Industries (Hi-Tech R&D)
Bend Systems (Anachronistic intel exchange protocols)



Hello, everyone! I'm a frontend developer from Warsaw, Poland. I've found dev.to by accident. I was reading a post on someone's blog, and she had a link to her profile on dev.to. I've read about it and decided to register. I've been looking for an interesting dev community for some time now, I think I've found it. I also have a blog, but it's in Polish, and I haven't posted there anything there for some time. Maybe reading other people's post will motivate me to write something :P. Anyway, happy to be here!


Hi my name is ifeanyi, I've been a fan of Dev post since I got interested in programming about 3 months back. I'm also aspiring to be a self taught web/app developer. I currently work as an optometrist. Glad to be here!


Hello everyone! This is Karthik, a final year engineering student from India. During the past 3 or so years I have been passionate about all things AI/ML and been gaining knowledge and building project related to it. I have been proficient in C++ and python and treading towards new technologies and would love to learn and discuss withthe community. And yeah I would be sharing about my experience throughout the year in the thread. My goal for this year is to get a job in the domain of Data science or work my way to it somehow.
I'm open for discussion and would love to discover new career option and learn new cutting edge technologies in AI/ML and software development in genera.
Happ New Year everyone!


System.out.println("Hello dev.to");


Console.Writeline(“Hey Conrad, welcome to DEV”); // 😊


Thank you Katie :D

Your welcome. Sorry for the typo in your name Konrad. That was my phone doing spellcheck! 😊


Hi everyone, I'm Nasouh Mrstani from SYRIA, I have been a web developer for 8 years, I have never participated in online communities until now, I have been a viewer for a long time, Am very excited for my first time helping everyone and learn things for you all!! :)


Hello! Greetings from LA 😁


Howdy Folks. I have about 24 years of experience in IT and development. I have a ton of knowledge ranging from C#, patterns, refactor, DevOps, Web, SQL, Automated Testing etc.

I have over the past 4 years help guide a refactor/restructure project which involves a giant monolithic suite of applications. We now have a very well structured backend, API, CI/CD, Tests and Code processes. DevOps baby. I was hoping to write about that experience here with a few articles as I have learned many lessons that should be shared with a community. This looks like the right place. Take care for now.



I am new to this community and I have been learning to become a Frontend web developer for close to 7 months and I'm in need of a mentor to help guide me and make my dream of becoming a developer come to fruition.
Thank you all and happy new year


Hi! What level are you at now, and what areas would you like to learn more about? Good luck this year


Thanks for the response,i am currently trying to use the Javascript knowledge I acquired from tutorials and some books to develop a project

I would be happy to help if you get stuck on your project. You can DM me. 🤟


Hello everyone,
this is Antonio a front-end architect who's working on frontend since 8 years now :)
I hope to possibly share my experience and my knowledge with the community as well as few libraries I've recently wrote


Hi, my name is Alex.

I extremely rarely write blog posts especially in English 'coz it's not my mother tongue. Like 20 minutes ago I decided to make a draft on DEV.to thus I pushed "sign up" button. And now I'm writing this and still not my post.

So this is my user experience I guess. :)


Glad you're here! Welcome, Alex!


Hi, I'm new here. I'm a chemical engineering student and wannabe full-stack web developer. I code in python(first language) and javascript. :) Discovered alot of dev.to posts that were super helpful during google searches so I came here.


Hi guys, I’m excited to be here. I’m looking forward to meeting great minds and sharing my thoughts and ideas from time to time, but most importantly I’m here to learn 😎


Hello everyone. Joseph is my name from Lusaka,Zambia. I am currently pursuing a bachelors degree in Computer Science, 2nd year. I feel glad to be a part of this community and I know I will interact and learn a lot from everyone. I will contribute were it best fits me. I know basic programing languages but recently I have been aligning myself with web development tools and languages. Be blessed.


My name is Adam Milton. I was in the US Navy for around 8 years. I separated 3 years ago and I have been working as a contractor for the Navy those past 3 years. I want to deepen my skill set and I have always want to learn/increase my proficiency in both Python and Bash Scripting.

I spent the past 3 months learning about how and where to learn those languages and now I am ready to dive head first into this journey.

Any insight or help would be greatly appreciated.


Hi Adam, I’m Katie one of the DEV moderators and unofficial cheerleader. I want to welcome you to our community of coders. If you have any questions about how to post or even navigate around the site, just reply to this comment. I also recently posted an article on comments and posts that you can read anytime.


I was looking for an alternative to medium for my daily reads to become more proficient with React, and someone suggested i head over here. Looks like i'll have plenty to read 👌 Hello everyone 😊


Hi Bastien, I'm Katie, one of the basic moderators here on DEV.
My unofficial title: DEV cheerleader 😊

I want to welcome you to the DEV community and let you know that you'll find lots of help and support here for all your coding needs.

Don't hesitate to ask questions or contribute new ideas.


Hey Katie, thanks! I indeed have a suggestion to make - while searching for a fabled Medium replacement, i tried looking for an ActivityPub based community. I'm pretty glad to be here but i feel like implementing ActivityPub would be a great improvement, and a quick google search tells me i'm not the first one to think so.

Is there somewhere where we can upvote or support suggested features that i'm not aware of?

I would look at the contact link and make a GitHub issue for that feature.

Actually, I already did, and there is such an issue but it doesn't seem to trigger much passion 😋