DEV Community

loading...

So, is it DEV, dev.to or The Practical Dev?

Vini Brasil
I am a software engineer working with Elixir, theology student, and musician based in beautiful Curitiba.
・1 min read

I'm sorry if that has been answered before, but I always get confused on how to say the name of this awesome community. What is the correct way?

  • DEV Community
  • dev.to
  • The Practical Dev

I always tend to say dev.to.

Discussion (23)

Collapse
ben profile image
Ben Halpern

Yes

Collapse
ben profile image
Ben Halpern

In all seriousness, I generally think of it as “dev dot tee oh” for folks who don’t know, and then “dev too” or “dev” for folks who know what it is.

Practical Dev is just the Twitter account, though I’d like to do something new to maybe differentiate it. ThePracticalDev will always be the origin story. ❤️

Here’s a little aside for anyone reading this right now: Can anyone get to the bottom of who owns dev.com? As much as we all love dev.to, if we migrated to dev.com it would kind of cement the whole journey. But no idea who owns it.

Collapse
chiefnoah profile image
Noah Pederson

Why not go for dev.dev 😂

Thread Thread
dianawebdev profile image
Diana

I would absolutely LOVE this.

Thread Thread
therealdanvega profile image
Dan Vega

or to.dev😂

Thread Thread
manbir profile image
Manbir Singh Marwah

Or practical.dev? 😂

Collapse
olimpioadolfo profile image
Olimpio

I honestly think that dev.to rocks more than dev.com

Collapse
glennmen profile image
Glenn Carremans

I found an other website that is also hosted on the same IP has dev.com, however the WHOIS information is also hidden.
That website also seems dead, you can view file directory and found some files that I hope contain fake data... I can send you the link if you are interested.
If the last modified dates are correct then last activity was around August 2018.

Collapse
jenbutondevto profile image
Jen

"dev dot to" ¯_(ツ)_/¯

Collapse
faraazahmad profile image
Syed Faraaz Ahmad

Reminds me of that episode where you were invited on Software Engineering Daily podcast

Collapse
jwesorick profile image
Jake Wesorick • Edited

name.com/contact-domain-whois/dev.com Assuming you already tried this, but maybe if enough people ask they will eventually give a response.

Collapse
foresthoffman profile image
Forest Hoffman

I always pronounce it "dev to". Short and sweet.

Collapse
beelzenef profile image
Elena.NET

I always say devTo!

Collapse
briwa profile image
briwa

For me it's dev.to. It's whole lot shorter, although it doesn't roll off the tongue as much as as the other two.

Collapse
jaakidup profile image
Jaaki

It plays on "I'm a dev too!"

Collapse
nektro profile image
Meghan (she/her)

iirc 'The Practical Dev' is for the Twitter account. DEV, DEV.to, DEV Community, etc, all refer to here and are acceptable

Collapse
dominicduffin1 profile image
Dominic Duffin

I always tend to say dev.to, but I've never been quite sure!

Collapse
elmuerte profile image
Michiel Hendriks

Yes, it is.

Collapse
ianknighton profile image
Ian Knighton

We call it “dev too” around the office.

Seems to work pretty well.

Collapse
jlozovei profile image
Julio Lozovei

I tend to say "dev" or "dev to" when speaking with dev folks; and "Dev Community" with non-dev folks

Collapse
psmyrdek profile image
Przemek Smyrdek

dev.to

Collapse
niorad profile image
Antonio Radovcic

Devito, as in Danny, but the line on the "i" ran away.

Collapse
missamarakay profile image
Amara Graham

I just had this exact conversation with my coworker.

I'm a "dev dot to" person myself.