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Welcome to DEV!

  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. 👋

Great to have you in the community!

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Ziga Brencic

Hey, 👋 I'm Ziga, a physicist 😬 , self-thought coder, from Europe, Slovenia 🇸🇮. I am looking forward to sharing my experience from data analysis in C++ and python.

Since last year I've been exploring web stack and vanilla coding. So if there's anyone interested in software with a minimal amount of code let me know 😉

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omar-steam

Hello, Ziga!! Anywho, a physicist and a programmer? That's cool. I'll definitely let you know in term of interest in software. I'm currently a beginner in Javascript. Are you an expect in it?

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Habdul Hazeez

I'm currently a beginner in Javascript

You should check out You Dont Know JS (it is free). The author is currently writing the second edition but the first edition is still a good resource.

GitHub logo getify / You-Dont-Know-JS

A book series on JavaScript. @YDKJS on twitter.

You Don't Know JS Yet (book series) - 2nd Edition

This is a series of books diving deep into the core mechanisms of the JavaScript language.

To read more about the motivations and perspective behind this book series, check out the Preface.

Premier Sponsor

This edition of the YDKJS book series is exclusively sponsored by Frontend Masters.

Frontend Masters is the gold standard for top-of-the-line expert training material in frontend-oriented software development. With over 150 courses on all things frontend, this should be your first and only stop for quality video training on HTML, CSS, JS, and related technologies.


I teach all my workshops exclusively through Frontend Masters. If you like this book content, please check out my video training courses.

I want to extend a warm and deep thanks to Marc Grabanski and the entire Frontend Masters team, not only for their excellent work with the video…

Mozilla Developer Network is also a great resource.

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Gurupada Das

This is the awesome book to stick with.

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Joan Currie

I love JavaScript too. :-)

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Pro Cas

Hey, me too, I'm also a recent learner of ECMAScript 6, let me know if we can work together. :)

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Ziga Brencic • Edited

Hey. Thanks for the reply.

No I'm not an expert in JavaScript sorry. Though I know my way around. I learned a lot about JS from gomakethings.com newsletter written by Chris Ferdinandi. Check it out it's free.

Hope that helps. Otherwise shoot me a PM 😉 Oh and this might be interesting Analytics with Vanilla JS

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CrazyVideoGamez

Hey, I'm a beginner at javascript too!

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Suleiman Yakubu

Very much interested

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Ziga Brencic

Cool. Which part. So I know what to write about first 😉

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Lenard Shelby

👋

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ADITI TRIPATHI

Hey, Ziga. Currently, i am learning webD. How to move ahead and create good websites?

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Ziga Brencic

Hey

Good websites is a wide question so ... What's a good website by your standards :)

I would start by learning basic HTML and CSS then try to build a simple web site using a CSS framework. A quick google search should reveal a few ;)

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Lenard Shelby

Hello

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ADITI TRIPATHI

Hey

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Fabio Calazans

Hey Ziga! Nice to meet you.

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Raman CreativeIT

Hey, there!

I am a full-stack JavaScript engineer with 9-year experience and CEO at CreativeIT, a software development company in Belarus. I’m responsible for technical consulting, negotiating with customers, and managing our team.

Also, I'm an active contributor to open-source and am proud that many of our products have plenty of stars on GitHub.

Here I’m going to create my own blog, share my expertise with you, discuss tech issues, and exchange ideas. Hope, I will be welcomed and become a great part of this community.)

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Dominik Földi

There is an organization called CreativIT in my city :D But they are a non-profit umbrella association made by lots of software developer companies.

Does not hard to be a CEO as a technical person? Do not you take part too much in the technical decisions?

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Raman CreativeIT

The delegation of tasks and team management help me in this issue)

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Paul Theriault

Belarus? Are you located in Minsk?

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Raman CreativeIT

Yes

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King Isaac Nsengiyunva

Hello, thats super great.

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Raman CreativeIT

Thank you!)

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mohamed es-sanousy

Hi I'm Mohamed from Paris, I'd like to know how you changed from development to consulting? Did you do write an article about that? What are the requirements for a technical consultant?

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Raman CreativeIT

Hi, nice to meet you! I haven't changed: having over 9 years of experience in software development, in my company I'm responsible for managing the team and consulting on technical issues. I have a lot of expertise and knowledge regarding programming, solving business challenges, and helping clients to achieve their goals. This helps me provide great service.) Now, I'm also going to create and publish articles here (before I wrote several posts for our company's blog).

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KrysA2490

Hi! My name is Krystal. Took my first coding class just last month. New to coding, enrolled in a bootcamp. Want to use knowledge to create apps! Excited to be here.

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Laura Spieker

Good for you! I'm also just starting my journey - week six of a 28 week program. Best of luck and hope you're having as much fun as I am.

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Jacob D. Castro

That's so awesome!!! One month in is so much fun.

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Ashfaq H Ahmed

Great! This is just the beginning. I hope you enjoy each day while growing as programmer. Best of luck. Mate!

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Nuno Lemos

Hey Krystal, welcome to the code world 😉

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Carike Botha

Awesome welcome to the community Krystal! :)

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Alexandre Pereira

Hi Krystal!

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Josh Nelson ⚡️

Awesome Krystal, good luck on your journey!

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Bhagyashree Kulkarni • Edited

Hi Dev community! This is Bhagyashree. I am a Computer engineer turned into developer into mom into Founder into freelance wordpress developer into a student who wants to be a Full stack developer. 😅 I am currently building my side project in MERN stack. I am also founder/developer of regional community maitrin.com which is specifically built for women who speak/read Marathi language. It’s built on drupal cms and it has been very popular in regional community. We currently have 1250+ registered users and about 30million page views. I love to build new things and learn new technologies. I will be looking for full time opportunities in LA or remote soon. But the imposter syndrome is very real! 😖I never feel ready. One thing that kinda dragged me down personally was getting my son diagnosed with autism. He is 9 year old and non verbal but communicates so much through his eyes! 🙂 It was a very difficult journey getting back from the dark place and start having dreams about working full time again. But will get there I guess. Oh yeah, I also love to write. But I haven’t really written anything related to technology except this essay right here. 😄 Hoping to start my blogging journey here.

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Jesse M. Holmes

Welcome to the community, Bhagyashree!

I live with ADHD, and I'm raising a teenage girl with ADHD. You will find so many in the community that can relate to your challenges on some level. I wish you the best on your journey!

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Bhagyashree Kulkarni

Thank you so much Jesse! I was wondering this, and thought we should have a group of parents of special needs kids. I created a list on twitter for this purpose. twitter.com/i/lists/11950491702240...
Let me know if anyone want to be added there.

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Nick Taylor

Welcome to DEV Bhagyashree! Looking forward to your future posts! 😉

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Bhagyashree Kulkarni

Thanks Nick! I am about to buy my first Macbook and was just now reading your post about setup. :) I might start commenting there once I am done with setup.

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Igor Krupin

Hi! I'm working on a new product. Aspirational goal is to have zero servers (all Lambdas, event driven) and low cost data storage(S3, Aurora, etc). The back end part has been fun so far, but I got pulled in into the front end as well (React, Material, etc). Lots of learning on this front, this is what brought me here ...

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joon

'Pulled into the front end' - very relatable :)

Welcome to a brilliant community!

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आलोक कुमार (Alok Kumar)

pulled into frontend

Same story here. Good luck!

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Jouan Marcel

Hello everyone,
my name is Marcel and I'm a frontend dev since display:grid was still named table layout 😄
I'm usually a lurker on social platforms, however I'm starting to post more regularly to share my knowledge and to stay connected with designer and developer.

Currently I'm publishing plentiful on codepen and rgb.wiki. In case you have any ideas or wishes about topics you want to read about, I'll always value direct feedback from the community.

Looking forward to it!:)

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Lautaro Lobo

If you have many pens on CodePen, you can write tutos/explanations of your code. Don't be afraid to post short content. Just post! It will improve enormously your capacity to explain topics :D

Welcome to DEV!

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Jouan Marcel

You are right, that's a great idea. I've even gotten requests for tutorials of my pens, it would fit well with what I'm already writing.

Thank you for the welcome!

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Lara🐉

Just a silly thing, but I found your avatar really cute!

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Jouan Marcel

Haha yes I do like it as well 😄 It's from the game Yoshi's Island, its whole art style is charming.

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Olga Chebotaryova

Hello!

I'm Olga from Russia. Discovered DEV community after participating at Hacktoberfest this year.

Last 7 years working remotely using Python as a primary programming language.

Happy to join you, folks :)

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Siddeshwar Navaneetharan

Hello Olga, I discovered the DEV community from hacktoberfest as well. I couldn't have a DEV sticker on my laptop without being a member of the community. :D

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Brian Ketelboeter

just stated learning python and want to see where this leads me.

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Nguyen D. Mau

Hi Olga, I hope to see your sharing of experience in python and others!

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Petar Petkov

👋 Hello everyone, I'm Petar a full stack web developer and pen tester, looking forward to sharing some of my insights on building and securing your web applications or websites!

The last few years I've been focused on building intranet web apps and hardening client facing portals, oh and some cool automation 🤖.

I've avoided open source contributions and knowledge sharing far too long, looking forward to start contributing!🙃

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Laura VanLaningham

Welcome

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Karskaya

Hi! I'm Oleksandra. Learning webDev and writing about my way in twitter as karskaya and instagram as karskaya.dev. Let's connect and inspire each other!

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Michael Willian Santos

Be welcome :)

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Sandra Ahlgrimm

Hi Oleksandra! Nice to e-meet you :)

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Jesse M. Holmes

Welcome to the community, Oleksandra!

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Christian Batchelor (he/him)

Hey everyone! My name is Christian and I'm a self taught Software Engineer. I just got my first full-time software engineering job and I'm starting on December 2nd 2019. Working with JavaScript for the last two years has made it my language of choice, but I love learning new languages and technologies. This week I stared my journey to learn C# and .NET since my new job requires me to learn it, but I'm very excited about it because I've wanted to learn C# for awhile now.

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Kyle Hearn

Congratulations on the job dude!! Good luck :)

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Brian Ketelboeter

Dude! Congratulations. I am just beginning the self taught Soft Eng. thing now. How did you get started?

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Christian Batchelor (he/him)

My situation was very unique; I was working as a Reconditioning Manager at a car dealership, and we just started doing rentals on the side. I had been doing a lot of programming since I was 13 so I decided to make some web tools to help manage the rentals. The rentals became very profitable so the little car dealership converted to a rental car company completely and the owner asked me to design their website and build their internal tools.

I did that for about 2 years and I learned a lot. I also had a paid internship as a web developer for 3 months right before I got my current job. When I was job searching a really wished I would have gotten a degree. A lot of jobs that I wanted to apply for asked for one, but looking back on it over 90% of the companies I applied at gave me an interview because I had some experience.

The #1 thing that will get you hired over someone with a CS degree is experience. So my advise would be to go build things. Start with things that either interest you or are useful to you, maybe something that will help you be more efficient at your current job if possible.

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Brian Ketelboeter

thank you for your response. I agree with what you are saying: build things ('build them and they will hire you') Could make a new field of dreams' movie,computer of dreams'. build the programs and they will come'. Ghosts of Steve Jobs, von Neumann, George Boole all appearing.

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Rachael Bouissey

Hi Everyone! I used to be an analytical chemist for environmental compliance but after 12 years I decided to make a career switch. I’m a few weeks out from finishing bootcamp and I wish I had done it years ago. This is definitely what I want to be doing.

We learned JavaScript, C#, .NET core, React, and we’re just about to start Redux. Then more React, an Indy project, and BOOM, out into the cold, cold world. More or less. 😁

Now, having even the little bit of beginner skill I have makes me want to learn/make ALL THE THINGS and it’s been tough to narrow down my scope of interest. I want to leverage my experience and I’m interested in designing better laboratory information management system UI.

Another thing I’ve thought about is automating more of my old job. I’m curious about what’s out there for automating sample prep and analysis and what writing that software looks like.

Anyway, back to studying!

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anamonteiro430

Awesome mindset!

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Maulik

Hi, It is really good that you are following community through this platform while you're studying. It's really good for you :)

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André Rodriguez

Hiii, I am Andre, I am a web engineer (Javascript/react/node mostly) from Costa Rica, although I recently moved to San jose, California where I work full time.

I am planning on writing some blog posts on service workers but I have been busy/lazy. Always happy to learn more and mentor those who are starting.

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Mark

Great to have you here Andre! I'll be sure to check out your posts on service workers.

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Rowland Rose

Hi Andre, I'd read those service worker blog posts for sure!

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Coulter Peterson

Hey all! Finally created an account after seeing so much good content on this site. Got fed up with Medium's paywall and love how much open and real dev content is here. Thank you all for sharing your expertise!

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Gurupada Das

To all who are reading this📖
I am Guru a full-stack dev have 9 years of experience. I am from INDIA🇮🇳. I love anything on web-related tech stack, love, to code and solve problems. I will be happy if I can contribute something to this community.

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