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Hi. Here mostly because of the great articles I've read on Dev.to. I'm learning (or re-learning C, C# and Web development languages (HTML, CSS, JS)) as I don't really have a clue to what I really want to do. Mostly thinking on the side of web development, game development or even embedded software. Such is life. Happy to be here though. Might find a clue to what I really want to do.
I too have similar thoughts running on my head ,hope joining this community will give me a better picture.
This community is so cool, friends,you are good man.
I want to learn more here from you and he or she.Loops!!
I'll do my best in making something worthwhile!
Great stuff! Hope we can learn a lot from each other.
Same here, sharing is caring. I hope me too would learn a lot from here.
Aye. Here's to both of our journeys then. May we find what we want to do.
Welcome to the dev side.
Thanks. Glad to be here!
C# and .Net Core for web development is a great place to be.
I'm looking forward to learning .Net Core since I've never touch it before.
Well, its good to know your interest in .Net. I know the intermediate level .Net. I hope we may get benefited from each other.
Aye! Me too!
Hi, I feel the same way, there are so many great stuffs out there that you don't know what to learn and where to start.
Exactly. I do have in mind a few projects that I really want to pursue but that would be the end goal of all things. Being a computer science grad, it's hard when you want to pursue the things you want to do and to find a career that you can really enjoy. Usually those two things rarely align but doesn't I'll stop pursuing my dream projects. I love coding. It just takes time for me really learn what the languages that I'm relearning are powerful for which is the idea I never pursued during my studies. Now getting involved with online communities (like you guys on Dev.to) makes it easier to have a - not an exact start - direction to where I should be heading towards to. Hope that we all can work together with a passion project we can all share!
The #codenewbie community is what made me get as far as I did with python. Its SUUUPER confusing (at least it was for me) trying to figure out what you don't know and where to start. This community seems rad, I'm glad I found this, hope you are finding it helpful too!
I've heard of codenewbie since I saw it on edX CS50. I've never listened to it but I'll give it a try. Most of the time it's always the pages on github explore that got me thinking what can I do to help people and if I can make something fun and interesting. And yeah, happy to be here!
I equally have the same thoughts, hope to learn through cooperation, what a great community
Same here. :D
Hello brother, same here!
Nice to meet you.
Hi all, I'm Antti - excited to join the community!
I'm working on more enterprisey technology most of the time, programming in C# or TypeScript and running in Office 365 or Azure. But I guess the world needs corporate coders as well, and despite the stack I don't work in a cubicle farm :)
I work for a Finnish Canadian software company as a software engineer and escalation engineer, and while most of my daily work life has been abstracted away from writing code myself, it's still a part of my life. Once a programmer, always a programmer, I guess!
I already posted kind of an introductory post, here:
Really looking forward to interacting with y'all!
Hi Antti! 👋 I'm also new to the community!
I'm interested to hear how a typical working day in life sounds like. I guess being an undergrad, it didn't even occur to me that writing code would be abstracted away from a technical role.
That's why when you say the above, it really piqued my curiosity!
Hey Leslie - I like that question!
Unfortunately, it's more boring and less technical than one would probably think :) Instead of writing most of the code myself, I communicate with stakeholders, collaborate on specifications and basicly just update and prioritize the backlog for the dev team in co-operation with other product owners.
Luckily, even in enterprisey dev teams, usually you don't have to drop programming if you don't want to! It's a huge blessing that roles in IT are typically fairly flexible.
Thanks for sharing Antti! That provided me some insights 😄
Hey I see you have some experience with Azure! I am curious to know if you happen to know any good resources to get started in learning about Azure? :D Thank you!
Yeah, I've got some :) The way I got started was that my employer pushed me there - or rather, the market pulled, and I was happy to jump in. Luckily, both Microsoft and many 3rd parties have tons of content available on getting you started - edX and Microsoft Learn are both generally speaking free, Pluralsight might be the best paid option for courses.
Check out these examples:
Depending on your previous experience, you might want to jump straight into development (App Service or Azure Functions, for example). You can sign up for a free dev subscription on Azure, free developer tenant on Office 365 (if that's the way you want to go) and tools like Visual Studio Community and Visual Studio Code are also freely available for learning purposes!
See for example:
The corporate world might be all about expensive licenses, but at least Microsoft makes most tools available for development and learning purposes for free :)
Thank you so much for the resources! I am excited just getting started with learning how Azure works! This will prove useful to me when I want to host my site using Azure :3. As far as experience I am a complete beginner in terms of Azure but I have played around with AWS a bit but never really set anything up to intensely but I wasn't as into it I was with Azure though.
My pleasure! Also, be aware that both performance and costwise some things are smart to host on Azure, some not - for example, a static site that's built from your source hosted on Azure DevOps or GitHub works well in a free/shared app service instance, a fancy modern webapp completely hosted on Azure Functions would be interesting and reasonably cost-effective, but hosting for example, a WordPress site is going to give you a questionable performance with above average cost, unless you spend a lot of time tweaking it... Been there, done that ;)
It's a rewarding journey, though - have fun!
Well luckily I am coding my entire website from scratch using React for the front end so I should be fine plus I heard Azure plays well with React and NodeJs so it should be easy to deploy it when the times comes 😁
With that stack, you should be good. Have fun coding and be sure to blog about your findings! 😉
Hi! My name is Siful. This is the first community I’m joining and I hope to be active for a long time.
Hi And Welcome :)
Thanks and you too! :)
To you as well!
Welcome to dev.to! I'm currently learning more about GatsbyJS and static sites in general. They have great documentation, and make it easy to learn.
Hi Andy! 👋 I'm currently learning about Web Development in general. I'm curious to hear what makes you interested in learning about static sites in general, mainly because I never even thought about it when planning my learning.
Hey Leslie! Sorry just seeing this now. I'm started to make basic websites for people, and so far static sites seem to be a good pathway of quickly creating portfolio or basic websites. With Gatsby in particular, I wanted to level up my React skills and get up and running quickly.
Hi Andy, thanks for the helpful advice!
Cool, I just created a personal blog with Gatsby and was super impressed by it. A really cool project indeed.
Welcome, I can't wait to meet one of your robots :)
Hi, what made you choose rails in the beginning?
Do you still use it. I am asking because I learnt it but these days I always reach for other tools.
My name is Pedro Martins from Portugal
I’m a developer for the last 30 years ... but always have something to learn
At last a place for me ... só excited
Thanks to every one
Hey Perdro. It's always nice to see that even with 30+ years of experience you know that you still have to learn. That's what I love about about programming (and tech in general) it never gets old- there is always something new :)
Wow. 30yrs. 👍
There are a bunch of old timers arriving around here lately.
Never to late to continue learning ...
That's an impressive career! Which stack did you start with?
And welcome to the community!
I started with Basic ( old times ... ) then Pascal, Borland Pascal.. Delphi ... DotNet ... Angular and now VueJS
I'm getting old ... to many languages ...
Hello Umar, programming robots is a neat goal. Keep on keeping on, you can do it!
Oh wow. Just saw this. Thank you Robert. You’re very nice
Those are some of my favorite languages to work with. Good luck with learning robotics! I am sure if you work hard you will be able to find your place in the industry.
Hi my name is Ade.
Hello! 👋 Nice to meet you Ogunade!
Howdy! I decided to make an account on this addicting site because I am here to enhance my knowledge on web development and become a Full Stack Developer one day. Right now the semester has ended and I am more than determined to finish my personal website that I started back in 2017! If anyone wants to give me tips and advice for how I should approach it anything will do! So far I am learning React, and hopefully one day I'll get back to using Angular for other projects! I also am looking into learning more about Microsoft Azure, AWS and Docker !
Hi Bartholomew, everything you said sounds great so far! Keep reading, keep learning and it will sink in before you know it! Microsoft has some great documentation now so be sure to check it out. Also find some tech podcasts you can listen to. It's amazing how much knowledge you can get just listening to other people talk shop.
Thank you! I wish you luck on your journey as well and I definitely will be on the hunt for tech podcasts because I need to start listening to podcasts on my way to my internship and this summer to keep me up to date!
I love technology, and I'll talk about literally anything.
I look forward to hearing from and learning from everyone here.
Yay! Great to have you!!
😂 I love that!
Hi everyone! My name is Beth, and I found this place through Twitter - some developers I follow use it so I thought, why not try it out?
I'm excited to join the community, and keep on learning!
Hi Beth! Glad you are here, I hope we can learn a thing or two here together!
My passion lies in crafting interfaces that allow users to navigate data intuitively but doing so in a way that is visually pleasing. There are few things more satisfying to me than efficiently breaking down a data-set into easily digestible chunks for the end user -- at least in the digital world!
I'm hoping to get a few posts up over the next few weeks, so until then!
Haha, ain't that the truth!
Now that we're starting to hand "big-data" back to the consumer, it's important to make sure that they can make sense of what they're seeing. Otherwise, is there really any benefit to giving it back?!
Hi Connor! 👋
I'm definitely looking forward to your posts on crafting UI data dashboards! In fact, your post prompts me to start researching more on this topic.
A belated hello John! It's been a couple of months since you posted this - how is the job search going? How was your experience at the bootcamp?
Hi Chris! Appreciate you still got to read this thread. Boot camp was tough and challenging yet fulfilling as I was one of the fortunate students to finish the training. Only 15 of us finished out of 35 students. Job search was a bit overwhelming experience as things were still fresh since I left my previous job as I spent the first 2 years of my career in that company. The pressure was also greater as I feel that I was left out among my boot camp classmates who already have jobs in software development and it has been 6 months since we graduated. Right now I'm about to start my internship in a startup as a Software Engineer. I haven't started yet but the pressure is already there as I need to come up with at least 2 projects to present, either web apps or mobile apps that are not yet invented and will address a significant problem, or a total level-up of an existing application in the market.
Wow, only 15 of 35! I would be interested to see what the graduation rate is across all the bootcamps; very interesting.
Yeah, I know that pressure feeling - the best advice I could give is to just show up, every day, and make at least a little progress. It can feel really overwhelming in the moment - but forward progress everyday will gain you momentum - and eventually you'll be able to look back and see this really awesome thing you accomplished!
Good luck :) And if you get stuck or need help - reach out!
Thanks Chris! Will do. Really appreciate your advice :)
Hi Chris! I finally got an offer as Junior PHP Web Developer. I'm about to start work on the first week of October. :)
Thanks Chris! Your email newsletter is great. I'm inspired by your work and I think you're awesome! ;)
Haven’t done this yet. Hello, I’m a Senior Data Analyst with Xero, currently making the move to management. Been writing for a few years now and Devto has been a really good experience in the short time I’ve been here. Been writing on Medium for over a year without much luck.
I’m on the constant look out for people sharing how they work. Love stories about visual studio code and people sharing their tips and tricks.
👋 Hello, everyone!
My name is Satoshi. I created a dev.to account because I wanted to share my custom React Hooks and how I built them. I just posted my first dev.to post about my
useActivityMonitorhook. I would appreciate a read and any constructive feedback! You can also find me on Twitter at @theisomorphic. Thanks!
Hi all, I am atul, really excited to join the community.
Do you guys of other any other recommendation
Hey Atul, I highly recommend freeCodeCamp. It's like CodeCademy but more indepth.
Hi, I'm Emanuel. Glad to join this community!
I'm a coding enthusiast. I love coding and everything IT related. I've been doing web development for about 5 years, mostly front-end, though I have backend experience as well as I've done backend for some time, mostly, PHP and SQL. However, I've been learning and working with nodeJS for almost a year and have enjoyed working with it. Currently, learning MongoDB. I also work with Python, hence my desire to expand my knowledge on machine learning and data science as Python is widely used in those areas. As you can see just by my intro, I love getting my hands dirty and learning pretty much anything. I hope to learn and share my knowledge with this community.
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