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Ashfaque Mohammed
Ashfaque Mohammed

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How is the https://dev.to platform developed? Is it just a Wordpress app? Or a full fledged Application?

I always dreamed to own a startup wherein I have a product that's worth a many and would love to engage people to provide the best outcomes possible. Besides this, I used to learn how a platform is built from scratch and the efforts put in place to bring such a huge webapp besides resolving issues that are hosted in the internet. So, on seeing an app like dev.to, the similar kinda thought arised. Just to diacuss the way the platform has build up and the challenges that has been faced to put forth would give a bright idea for young minds to articulate things. Thanks!!

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Dmitriy Belyaev

It's a pure Wordpress with default theme and no modifications. Did you noticed?

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Ashfaque Mohammed Author

I haven't noticed anything. What to be noticed in specific bro?

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Dmitriy Belyaev

It's a joke, of course. Dev.to is a complex Rails app with open sourced code you can look through at:

thepracticaldev / dev.to

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Welcome to the dev.to codebase. We are so excited to have you. With your help, we can build out DEV to be more stable and better serve our community.

What is dev.to?

dev.to (or just DEV) is a platform where software developers write articles, take part in discussions, and build their professional profiles. We value supportive and constructive dialogue in the pursuit of great code and career growth for all members. The ecosystem spans from beginner to advanced developers, and all are welcome to find their place within our community. ❤️

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Ashfaque Mohammed Author

Oh fine. Why they had to make it as Open Source? Any reasons behind?

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Dmitriy Belyaev

Read the following @ben post to figure it out:

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rhymes

Hi,

it's a Rails app with a twist:

It's also open source so you can browse through its code: github.com/thepracticaldev/dev.to

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