Today I'd like to discuss the 5 ways we can make dev a better place in 2020, and I already broke number 1.
Seriously, they also aren't new to 2020, it seems that going back we've had a ton of posts that have to do with the year that it is. It doesn't matter. And a lot of times it's just pushing your high horse views. Which brings me to my next point
Maybe you've been a developer for 40 years. Maybe it's been 5 years. Maybe you're a hobbyist. Dev.to is literred with high horse people. My post is meant to break both of the above points, to give an idea. It's like seeing that kid who took a Java class in HS giving coding tutorials on YouTube because he got an A. I'd rather here is experiences then have him think he can teach (giving experiences is still teaching, just indirectly). But this all gets into my next point.
Stop. It's not just python. But it's always the big languages, and it's never anything new. but it's also always different (and not in a good way). In some ways we have a reverse stack overflow here. No one's asking, everyone's offering.
I'm not a web developer. I think everyone and their mother is on here. My language of choice happens to be python, and IL be damned if there's a decent python post that isn't about Gatsby.
This IS a blog (in a sense), but that doesn't mean we need to have 60000 posts about how to be a better writer. And for that matter, I don't need to hear yet again how to be a better coder either.
I believe there's immense power in this platform. But there's also a severe deficit. I'm tired of seeing the same damn posts. We don't need a 101 on a given language 101 times. Especially if you bring nothing new to the table.
So what do I propose we post more of instead? Experiences. What was YOUR experience in implementing a feature in your application? Even if it's something that's common, maybe it was your first time implementing it. Talk about it. Chances are there ARE people looking for it.
But chances are that people on dev.to aren't looking for a python tutorial. Or how to get 60000 looking at their blog in 2020.
We're developers. From all walks of life, all experiences, all ages, all types (hobbyist, careerist, etc). We don't have to stoop to such levels for clicks. Because it's kind of disheartening, and makes it so I hardly check Dev.to these days.
I was going to wait before I made this post but right now the top 3 posts on dev.to are "...in 2020" and they break 1 of the other 5 points as well.
Take my points or leave them. But please, for the love of all that's good...stop teaching dev.to how to get input from the user.