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Welcome Thread - v16

Hey there! Welcome to dev.to!

Abe Simpson says, "Oh, hi there!"

Leave a comment below to introduce yourself to the community!鉁岋笍

Welcome!

  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.

  2. Reply to someone's comment, either with a question or just a hello. 馃憢

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

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Julia Torrej贸n

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 :)

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Vlad Fratila

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!

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Gimrummy

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

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mattie-lowery2

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.

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Julia Torrej贸n

Wow, that is efficiency! What is the book about?

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Tejas Shetty

36!

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mattie-lowery2

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 (猫), question mark (脡). 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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Jca-Kwame

One and half day!?

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Fernando

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
dev.to/masonite

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Jca-Kwame

Wow,
That's pretty cool

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Ben Halpern

Welcome to the community!

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馃嚘馃嚭馃嚫馃嚞Nathan Ernest鈽侊笍馃帺

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!

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Michael Kanin

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.

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Ndirangu Waweru

good stuff!

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Adam Crockett

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.

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Ndirangu Waweru

Welcome!

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

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Jean Carlos Chavarria Hughes

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

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Hasan Yousef

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

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Jose Miguel G贸mez Lozano

Good luck with your projects in mind!

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Glitch the Greatest

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

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Jca-Kwame

Yes
I'm in

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Harshit Garg

Hello Julia.

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

Thanks,

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Baystef

Great

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Alecsandru Iordan

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

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Sung M. Kim

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?

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bgirly

Programming is the future, future

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pn-freeman

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.

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Mario Enyinnia

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

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Luis

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 馃檪, and YOUR creativity and ability to solve problems. Welcome to the future (present) 馃専馃寧

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Ndirangu Waweru

check out freecodecamp.org

Changed my life and mindset!

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Ariel Barcellos

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!

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Joan Alba Maldonado

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

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Jordyn Bonds

Welcome aboard!

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Jimmy

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. :)

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

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

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Jimmy • Edited

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. :)

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Juan F Gonzalez

Oh whale hello there ;)

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Mauricio Paternina

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

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Sung M. Kim

Welcome Mauricio to dev.to 馃憢

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 馃憤

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Juan F Gonzalez

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 :)

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Tarran Benson-West

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!

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Bernardo Garc铆a

Why go with dart, instead of JavaScript?

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Tarran Benson-West

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.

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Abdul-Jabbar Bozdar

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

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Ndirangu Waweru

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!

Cheers!

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Kimani Maina

Hi Waweru! Nice to meet you.

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

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Ndirangu Waweru

Hi!

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?

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Kimani Maina

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

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Ndirangu Waweru

Nice.

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

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Sung M. Kim

Welcome Ndirangu 馃憢

And 馃挭 for learning React :)

Mind if I ask how to pronounce your name?

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gopkumr

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.
Cheers

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Ben Halpern

What has you interested in blockchain?

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gopkumr

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.

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Nick Taylor

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

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gopkumr

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

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Wangyutao

Hi

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mattie-lowery2

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

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BudacaB

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.
Peace!

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Quang Son Le

Hi,

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!

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BudacaB

Thank you brother, same to you!

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Kimani Maina • Edited

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 馃檪 in future or do freelance work.

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

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Mr.I

Hi JM Kimani,

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

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Sung M. Kim

Welcome JM 馃憢
Great to see you on dev.to.

I stumbled upon Dev.to

And might I ask how you stumbled upon here 馃槂?

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Kimani Maina

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

From there you know what happens...馃槈. One article leads to another.

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Sung M. Kim

Thanks mate.

I can see one article leading to another 馃槢

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Muna Mohamed

Hi JM Kimani! Welcome to the family! 馃槃

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Kimani Maina

Thank you @Muna. This is a great family.

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Willard R Colebank

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

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Chris

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??

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Nick Karnik

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

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Willard R Colebank

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.

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Nick Karnik

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.

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Anoop Chauhan

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.

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Jordan Wamser

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

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Anoop Chauhan

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-...

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Jordan Wamser

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

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,
Jordan

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Franz Wilding

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!

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Sung M. Kim

馃憢 Welcome to dev.to (pronounced as dev to or dev together without the dot 馃槣) Jordan~

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

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John Dougherty • Edited

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 :)

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Sung M. Kim

Welcome John 馃憢

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 馃檭

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Raunak Ramakrishnan

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

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Felicia Bacon

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!

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