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  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.

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  3. Or answer this question: what advice would you give to yourself a year ago?

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Hello! My name is Julia and I am Software Test Analyst.

I have recently started to learn Pyhton, and although I think it will take me some time to understand it properly, I am actually enjoying it! I am really excited to start making projects from some ideas I have in mind :)


Hi Julia,

Is python your first programming language? If so, good choice! After you get to grips with the basics, May I suggest two tiny frameworks, great to get you started depending on your project: Flask is a small web framework, and Click can help you to write CLI apps.

Apart from that, try to understand virtualenv and requirements.txt. They are simple tools and they will change your #pylife!


Pardon me with knowledge Vlad...me #1 post...I'm into machine language...want to grow more with Dev


Hello. Julia, I am Mattie and I think my brains is twisted in a knot learning Portfolio, Code Pen developing, writing a book and continuing with writing my poetry. I will good night, I have now been awake 36 hours.


Thank you; however, I am not sure how long I will be here. Being my true self, the overachiever, I think I bit off more than I can chew this time. Should I learn to code before becoming too involved with Portfolio or vice versa?

Ok, now I need to go change the setting in the computer because this is what I get when I type an apostrophe (Γ¨), question mark (Γ‰). Windows 10 Pro is not a user friendly OS.

Will be back in a few days; however, I think I will play around with Python after resetting the keyboard.

Hope all is safe from the hurricane.

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One and half day!?


Hi Julia, i can suggest you a very cool framework that i recently discovered called Masonite.

I used to coding in php with Laravel and this one i am suggesting to you is very similar to that one.

Here you can find more about masonite if you interested in knowing

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That's pretty cool


Hi Julia,

Nice to see you here!

I am also actually studying Python right now. And I am very excited to start to study Machine Learning. I think about that.


Hey Julia, take a look at Julia language, it's like Python. But since you share its name you can become an SME. Only kidding please stick to what you know and enjoy learning it.


Hi and welcome! No need to rush, just take your time and enjoy yourself. The world of development is vast and very exciting so you're on a great path. Enjoy!



Any tips on doing Test-Driven Development (TDD)? Have been thinking of going that direction in a while.


Hello, do you have a specific project in mind to implement such method.? As far as see the TDD is very useful for projects with medium - high complexity, specially when multiple people will touch the code and changes are not allowed to even move the production source code out of the expected.

If your project has a testing framework, the TDD will mean that you first write test cases and then functional code. It is nice to see the test cases failing at first and letting you know when you are doing wrong


Hi Julia, had you have a look at JULIA LANGUSGE :)
I'm new for this as well, looking for Rust and Julia languages.


hey there i also just started learning Python, i think we should travel this journey together or what you think?

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I'm in


Hello Julia.

Welcome here. Nice to hear that you have started a new journey on python. Wishing you all the best.



Hi there, My name is Alecs and I`m from Romania. Currently looking to change my career and started learning JavaScript. Looking forward to get better at coding and learning new stuff along the way. A friend of mine who is a full-stack dev told me about dev.to, which is a great community btw. Cheers


Welcome to dev.to Alecs.

There are many who have changed careers by starting with JavaScript without any programming background so I am sure you will do great~

If you don't mind, would you mind sharing what got you into changing career & start learning programming?


First and foremost, best wishes, Alecs!

bgirly, I believe this too. I also believe the day will come, in the not so distant future, where computers will program themselves by us conveying to them in a few sentences or words, the desired results we expect, leaving the people with the knowledge to program computers to program themselves, at the top of the food chain... until the future recurs.


I agree with you. Though I have not successfully jumped ship, but I am learning thoroughly to see that it's achieved before another new year resolution is made and yes, I started with JavaScript and it's not as much as a beast as they make us newbies think


Nice Alecsandru, keep it up. Keep learning. Start from the backend then move slowly and carefully to the frontends to understand the https flow. Most important stuff yet don't break your head so much. Then resources of everyday are: Google, StackOverflow, GitHub, This network I'd guess πŸ™‚, and YOUR creativity and ability to solve problems. Welcome to the future (present) 🌟🌎


check out freecodecamp.org

Changed my life and mindset!


Hi, Alecsandru, I have made this change of carreer in 2015. No regrets so far. I started programming with C#, but when I discovered Node.js, I could not let go JavaScript anymore. Good luck, man!


Hello everyone! This is Joan, software developer. I am new here, just discovered this site through GitHub. Glad to meet you all!


I randomly saw an article in my google feed (which I ended up tweeting) from dev.to, and I have thought about blogging about my technical experiences a bit, so here I am. :)

I graduated in CS in 2014 and worked as a developer for GM for a while. The corporate life was horrible and I wasn't progressing as a developer. I've since left and have been working at a startup ever since and it's been the best thing for me and my career. It's quick and agile, and I'm always learning new things.

Anyways, I'm here now and even I'm curious what I'll be posting. :)


Developer at GM! Did you develop on the cars? Or probably more like the internal tools for the staff?


They put me on CRM (Customer Relationship Management) using really old software called Siebel owned by Oracle. It was absolutely horrible. There was no coding. Needless to say leaving was the best thing ever. Now it's Docker, Nodejs, React, Redux, AWS, GoLang, Python and all the fun stuff. :)


Hi, there. I'm Mauricio from Colombia. Self-taught JavaScript dev looking forward to get better at coding and learning React and TypeScript.


Welcome Mauricio to dev.to πŸ‘‹

I haven't learned TypeScript even though I've been using React.
But Shawn "swyx" Wang has been keeping a cheatsheet for TypeScript + React.

Hope the link helps πŸ‘


Interesting a good friend of mine has your last name which I think is pretty unique, maybe you guys are extended family haha.
P.S. Js rocks :)


Hi there software developer by profession looking out to move to blockchain solutions domain, hence here to learn.
Looks like this a great platform to learn and share.


I like the decentralized ledger concept which is fail tolerant, transparent and immutable. Which can solve lot of use cases that is currently solved using a client server architecture and yet not very secure nor fast.

Hi Gopakumar! πŸ‘‹ You should follow @damcosset . He's big into blockchain etc.

Thank you Nick. I am already reading Damien's articles and that's what inspired me to join Dev.


Nursing Executive by profession, changed to IT in 2009. Functioned as a Program/Project Manager from 2009 until now.


Hi everybody!
For my sins, I'm traditionally a DBA, and I currently manage a team of database reliability engineers.
I'm learning dart and flutter because the entrepreneur in me wants to be able to get ideas from my head into apps. I also wanted to learn a versatile language that can be used server and client side.
I'm also one of the co-founders of GDG Bristol to showcase Google tech.
A year ago I would've told myself to focus more and cut out the noise. This is something I'm still trying to achieve!


Mainly because dart was built from the ground up to replace JavaScript. Also, it's the language behind Flutter, and Fuschia (Google's next OS) is built with it.

You'll really regret this decision. Flutter/Dart ecosystem is still maturing, and lots of stuff is missing. If you want a single language to rule them all, the answer is JavaScript.

Perhaps. But I'm only a hobbyist, and dart and Flutter meet my needs atm. Super easy to learn too and pure OO. Happy with my decision thus far.

I agree that the development experience is brilliant. I have, however, burned my hands many times before and so stick to Java for Android (don't care about iOS).

But I'm only a hobbyist

It's already too late. You are one of us πŸ˜‰, a developer.

You will be sucked into the world of fun 😎


What do you do to gain focus and cut out the noise?


Hello! My name is Waweru from Nairobi, Kenya. I am web developer currently working with Laravel & trying out VueJS where I can.

I am starting to learn react, thanks to FreeCodeCamp. Enjoying the journey!



Hi Waweru! Nice to meet you.

I am Kimani, on the same journey as you are of learning ReactJS.



What are you up to so far? Started at freecodecamp.org, decided to take off the gloves and am using it to build something.

How about you? What is your path like?

I am building my blog with GatsbyJS after learning Reactjs basics.


God Speed. Nice to meet you and may interact more in this online village.


Welcome Ndirangu πŸ‘‹

And πŸ’ͺ for learning React :)

Mind if I ask how to pronounce your name?


Hello, good people!

I am JM Kimani, an electrical engineer from NBO, Kenya.

I am learning React and have been building a blog with Gatsby. And having a lot fun along the way.

I will probably think of changing careers πŸ™‚ in future or do freelance work.

I stumbled upon Dev.to and it was love at first sight.


Hi JM Kimani,

Welcome! I'm also new and also learning React... All the fun :))


Welcome JM πŸ‘‹
Great to see you on dev.to.

I stumbled upon Dev.to

And might I ask how you stumbled upon here πŸ˜ƒ?


I was looking for apps built with Gatsby and this article came up.

From there you know what happens...πŸ˜‰. One article leads to another.

Thanks mate.

I can see one article leading to another πŸ˜›


Hey guys, cheers to all, coding newbie here looking for a career shift. Got into JS at the moment and a good friend told me that the dev.to newsletter is awesome, so here I am.
Fun loving jock at heart, looking to develop and improve my geeky side as well; I'd tell my 2017 self to learn, learn, learn!, it's the best you can do for yourself.



I'm switching careers as well, like many people here if this thread is any indication.

Have fun and all the best with your learning!


Hello I’m Jordan and I was looking around to find more Coding communities to be in. Ran across this one when reading some twitter twits. ☺️

Currently learning as much as I can in PHP with Symfony framework. As well working on learning more of an agile approach to development.

Look forward to learning and sharing with you all,


Hey Jordan!

Cool to see other devs using Symfony, as it is (in my opinion) a very good framework that helps you become a better developer.

For example, during the last year, I dramatically improved my understanding of unit testing and object cohesion, because of how the Symfony dependency injection works.

Looking forward to talk with you about Symfony and PHP!


πŸ‘‹ Welcome to dev.to (pronounced as dev to or dev together without the dot 😜) Jordan~

I've never been exposed to PHP and may I ask what got you into PHP?


Hi I'm a computer application student and interested in learning JavaScripts advance concepts and looking to contribute my efforts on any JS project.
I hope Dev communities helps me to sharp my skills.
Thank You.


Hey Anoop, any places you recommend on where to start with JavaScript? I current live KNP Universities courses they have. But have also heard about javascript30.com


I will recommend you a Udemy JS Course, Which I follow it's really helpful for me to improve my confidence on JS programming.
Udemy Course Link -> udemy.com/the-complete-javascript-...


I started my computing skills at Purdue University
I think it was Fortran. Many hours in line as I waited to make my punch cards, do loops, etc. At age 66 I would love to make an app on my smartphone


Boiler up! Lol, I learned Fortran my freshman year at Purdue, in 2000 in the engineering college. I read that the new language specification has some object- oriented principles... maybe it will make a comeback??


That's incredible! I am here to help if you need anything. :)


Nick, great. I have early on-stage Alzheimer's disease and memory loss. I need something cool and easy to use for Alzheimer's Patients to help them remember things simply. There are millions of people in this country and others that suffer from this disease. It would be great if you checked out altz.org to see what people are going through with dementia, which I also have.

Thanks, @colebanross !

I wanted to mention for other readers that there's a typo in the URL. The correct URL is alz.org.

A couple of my close relatives have had Alzheimer's and I definitely worry about that with me because I'm starting to forget stuff over the years.

Sorry that you are going through all this. I am happy to help you with this project if you have an idea that you'd like to explore.


Hi! I'm John and I've been working in software development for 25 years. I'm also an adjunct professor of Software Development through Rutgers. I've probably seen or used it all at this point but my focus has been on web development and backend stuff (databases, service-bus, etc.)
I came here mostly because I've seen a few friends and colleagues post here and I like the atmosphere: friendly discussion without a lot of chest-thumping :)


Welcome John πŸ‘‹

I'd love to see/read your take on software development (as I've never been exposed to enterprise development or service-bus).

Have fun and cya around πŸ™ƒ


Hi John,
Welcome to dev.to :) . Will love to hear your thoughts on Software Development and various technologies.


Hi there!

My name is Tiago and I'm a Front-end Architect and I currently code the most in Javascript and React.

I've been reading many articles here but never had my own profile, so I decided to officially join this community and just created my profile.

Here is my first post in here: dev.to/themindfuldev/how-i-redid-t...

I see how fruitful this community is, and I hope to learn and contribute a lot.

If I could give myself an advice a year ago I would simply say: be patient with yourself, the good things are going to come, you just need to stop worrying and keep working hard, and never lose your mind.


Hi Tiago,


Love this: "If I could give myself an advice a year ago I would simply say: be patient with yourself, the good things are going to come, you just need to stop worrying and keep working hard, and never lose your mind." -- it's a good reminder for me as I'm learning React currently :)


Hi, @isas1 ! Thanks very much!

Happy learning! If you haven’t seen it yet I suggesting reading this article for a great recap on React:

Beautiful! Thanks so much β€” That’s going to be very handy :)


Hello everyone! I am a web developer from Uzbekistan. I am currently learning Laravel web framework. Lots of my google searches about variouse dev topics brought me here several times. So, I decided to join. This place is really fun and had lots of inspiring and educational stories. Happy coding for everyone!


Hey y'all! I'm Felicia and I'm starting out my journey in Software Development with Launch School. Currently I'm learning Ruby and I've touched on JavaScript before with a couple books and online tutorials. I'm excited for what's to come!


Welcome everybody, so great to have you!

If you're not sure where to start with the community, considering asking a question as a follow-up on anyone's post. People here love to elaborate on what they've written. πŸ˜„


I have no idea how I got here, but seems like I stumbled upon a little gem online. I was about to comment on a post, so I went through the registration process with Twitter... then I changed my mind about the comment. My eyes caught the attention of the "write a post" button.

What? Such a nice site, and focused on webdev & tech. Nice. And you can write posts? What is this?

/searches for #wordpress
... found!

I got distracted with other parts of the site and after browsing around, it seems like an amazing site, part Twitter, part blog, vc, part tech community. Seems great, feels like the good old days of FOSS forums but in the modern version.

How did I not know about it before, or did I? -- Honestly, I have no clue right now.

But I'm glad to be here now and will check it all out.

Hello, everybody.

Oh yeah, the past 20 years have taken me through an interesting career in IT, networking, bizdev, and webdev and webdesign. Lately more so in marketing and training. I blog at notagrouch.com and manage a couple dozen other sites.

Expert in various fields, but just good enough as a coder to break stuff. I'm constantly searching for improvements and expanding my knowledge. Currently doing deep dives into SEO with WordPress and without it. I have a love and hate relationship with social networks... and I guess that's about it for my intro post.

Oh yeah... Also paying a lot of attention to the WordPress Gutenberg controversy.

And my own advice a year ago should have been: Start teaching now. Don't get complacent, and start expanding.



Hey Oscar, like your angle on development. Good developers break stuff all the time. That's how you learn.


Thank you! yes, I have learned that from great developers.


Hi, my name is Sada. I'm studying full stack wed development and branching also to python. I would like to become an ethical hacker. Its a slow process with full time work. But i will eventually get there. If anyone has any good tips on retaining information better let me know.


Welcome Sada! Hope you enjoy the place!

As many people have told me on this site, best way to learn is by making and breaking your own stuff. So get your hands dirty and start your own projects or contribute to open-source is my advice.


Hi everyone! I am an experienced Ruby on Rails developer based in India. I have some basic skills about nodejs but I want to improve it. my focus is learning and helping others.

I am glad to be a part of dev.to!


Welcome to dev.to Kushal πŸ‘‹

Let's have fun together learning & sharing.

You can either apply for a mentorship or be a mentor for others here.


Hi Sung, that's the great option. I would like to help others through mentorship.



Hello! I am Foteini from Greece and I just discovered this community :))! I have been into the wonderful world of development only for the last year, to front-end technologies. I have fallen in love with JavaScript and I have a strong feeling that programming is better for me than design. I love react and I would also love to dive into unit testing. I am really happy to be here!


And we're very happy to have you in our community! Welcome aboard!



I'm a backend developer (Ruby on Rails) from Colombia.

I've read a lot od articles here but jus until today decided to join and be an active member of this community.


Great thing you decided to be an active member. People here are very knowledgeable and really cool :)


Hi Juan! Sure thing. I've seen a lot of good content here. Now I want to thank those people by commenting, reacting or discussing.

I'm also planning on posting here :)

PS: following you on github


Hello everyone! I came across dev.to in on my dailynow.co homepage. Looks like a great site for knowledge and become part of a dev community. Im currently enrolled in a 6 month full stack web development cohort. Im about halfway through the cohort now and it definitely has been challenging. Ive learned a lot in the couple months so far in the program and I'm excited to keep learning but wow sometimes it feels like an overwhelming amount of info to learn...Anyone else coming from a bootcamp?


Hey! I'm coming from a 6 month bootcamp based in Nashville! Where is your bootcamp? How are you liking it so far? My experience was great, and intense at the same time :)


I did one but not as extensive as yours, it was more like crash course bootcamp type of thing.


Hello! I am new to developing. I am currently in a bootcamp at GA Tech learning the MERN stack. I work for a regional real estate firm and I handle all of their technology and operations.

I decided to venture into coding so that we would have internal control over our back office system, which is already a proprietary system but it is managed by a third party at this time.

Can't wait to learn and help others!


Hi Reduncan, welcome to dev.to πŸ‘‹

If you want to become a mentor/mentee, check out Mentorship section under "Avatar -> Settings"

And cya around~


Hello, My name is Niket. I'm a programmer at heart who needs to wear too many hats.

Over last 10 years I have worked with many technologies and some of them are Ruby, Rails, Go, CouchDB, Postgres, Javascript(and variants), ReactJS, Lots of services from AWS. Also, I have worked in many other functions of typical web application business in team size 10 to 30.


Hey Guys!

I'm a Javascript developer recently turned Mobile developer with React Native. I recently published my first app to the Google Play store and currently looking for my next project as I'm updating my porfolio site.


Hello, I am Mattie and a novice at developing. I just learned yesterday what a Code pen is but I came back anyway and I am determined to succeed. I am a RN who decided to dabble in technology in 2009. I am a Program/Project Manager in Clinical IT.


Hi all,
I am Pearl /originally from Mongolia./ currently got into Coding Boot Camp / career shift from Human Resource/ and looking forward to becoming a programmer. I am so glad I found this community. /thanks to our instructor :)/


Hi there.
This is Hasan from Jordan, a father of 2 lovely girls and 1 boy, looking for advancing my supply chain should with AI, so learning Julia language, and have interest about Rust language as well.


Hi Hasan,

What does this mean?

advancing my supply chain should with AI

Is it a problem with autocorrect? Otherwise, hello and good luck with Julia and Rust! They sound interesting!


Hi, it should be skills looks to be auto corrected wrongly :)

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