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Camilo Martinez
Camilo Martinez

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Why I'm moving to Dev.to?

Number one and most important is: Dev.to community Rocks!!! Hell Yeah!!!

I need to tell you a "secret" before the start... I have moved my blog through LiveJournal > Blogger > WordPress > Tumblr > Own blog site > Medium and now Dev.to. Always we are moving around, but this time I feel it's different.

Why?

Medium and the other blog sites are excellent platforms, but you are publishing specific content articles in the middle of nowhere. It's a stone falling down into the deep sea and not even cause little waves.

On the other hand, when you publish an article in Dev.to it's relative the same, but this stone it's falling down directly into Dev/Tech's sea. The same stone makes huge waves ready for fun... so, let's go, surf the web.

What I miss from Medium

  • Stats, really it's an important thing to implement on Dev.to, as core functionality or using alternatives like Google Analytics.
  • Feature Image with Focal point, that thing it's awesome. When you share the post on social networks, because focus image content where you want, no matters the dimensions.
  • Can make money with Partner Program ... sadly not for me, because I don't live in the USA. It would be cool to have that.

But there is one thing that I not gonna miss:

  • Comment and Articles are treated as equals. That's the most annoying thing that I ever used in a blog platform.
  • We need to use the gist to see code format with syntax highlighting.

What I love on Dev.to

  • Markdown. I can use tables again and a lot of other tags. Perfect for Nerds and Geeks.
  • His own Twitter channel promote best articles
  • Publish from RSS and canonical URL that don't affect Google SEO, avoiding detected as duplicated content.
  • Can create or join Organization.
  • Open Source Project.
  • Follow people and tags.
  • Liquid tags, that thing is awesome.
  • And again... an amazing community with a hunger for knowledge and help each other.

I really encourage Dev/Tech people and companies to do the same. What are you waiting for?

Join us!

Join us!


That's All Folks!
Happy Coding πŸ––

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Ben Halpern

Great to have you. I think everything in the Medium missing can be added here soon enough πŸ˜„

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Camilo Martinez Author • Edited on

I hope so πŸ€— Dev.to it's an excellent community and opportunity to learn.

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Joe Hobot

Please don't.

And if you have to, it has to be called DevToGold Top Membership $1500/mo :)

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Hugo Di Francesco • Edited on

You can have your view stats if you become a paying member (starts from $1/Mo).

You can set a cover_image in your post front matter, I don't recall whether it gets picked up by Twitter/etc.

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Camilo Martinez Author • Edited on

Yes i'm using cover_image buy really is not the same that Medium Feature Image and his focal point feature is missing.

youtube.com/watch?v=SoCkGA8NK6o

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Hugo Di Francesco

Agreed, glad you're joining us on dev.to though.

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Camilo Martinez Author

Where I can buy $1 the subscription and see the stats?

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Hugo Di Francesco

dev.to/membership
It's just the number of views for now.

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Tiago Romero Garcia

Thanks! I just subscribed as well.

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Dmitriy Belyaev

Recently I've found Dev.to by chance. And I'm very impressed with this site. It's like a heaven for programmers.
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