- Maudience: Hello, dear Readers! Hello, Miki!
- Miki: Hello, dear Readers! Hello, Maudience!
- Maudience: How many articles did you bookmark this time, Miki?
- Miki: 86.
- Maudience: Wow, you found 86 harticles worth mentioning in one week?
- Miki: Yes, and I have not even had the chance to check all of the titles.
- Nikolai: But, there are only around 40 articles here. How is that possible?
- Miki: I had very little time, and including all 86 articles would take me several hours more, as I need to write the recommendation for all of them.
- Minnie: So, you decided to post more frequently!? Very clever.
- Miki: Well, I am not sure that I will post more frequently as I have much less time to read articles nowadays, but I am planning to post around 40 articles in each Hashnode Randomly.
- Minnie: Oh, so keep the name Hashnode Randomly!?
- Miki: Yes. Having the name weekly put too much pressure on me. I wanted to finish the article during the weekend, then I pushed myself to read again every title, and I have no time for that now.
- Nikolai: I guess you were wasting your time on stupid things, so you had no time to read all the titles.
- Miki: Well, I wouldn't call spending time with my family and friends, reading, working, relaxing, and sleeping stupid.
Nikolai: Umm. Okayish.
Maudience: What can our readers expect from you in the upcoming weeks, Miki?
- Miki: My plan is to move back to test automation. I have started a series about the Selenide test automation framework, which I would like to continue. I have also begun a harticle about Karate DSL, which would be great to finish, but before that, I am planning to post an article in which I give a complete path that can help people land their first job as a test automation engineer.
- Maudience: Sounds interesting. How can our readers make sure they won't miss your articles?
Miki: At the top of each of my harticles (including this one), there is a subscribe to my newsletter section, so they can get all my articles in their inbox as soon as I post them.
Maudience: Great. So once again. What about the Hashnode Randomly?
- Miki: I love reading Hashnode articles; it has become my hobby. Again. There are so many great articles that get lost due to the tremendous amount of new articles appearing on Hashnode weekly. That is why I started the Hashnode weekly back then to draw attention to those hidden gems.
- Nikolai: But you are not objective, Miki. Your article selection is highly biased by your preference.
- Miki: That is true and completely okay too.
- Nikolai: Why?
- Miki: First of all, no matter who creates a newsletter, that will be biased. Secondly, I suppose there is some overlapping between my readers' preferences and my preferences. All in all, that is why they are reading my articles.
- Nikolai: That's all?
- Miki: No. As you know, Nikolai, I like to broaden my view, so I read three types of articles nowadays.
- Nikolai: What are they?
- Miki: Anything testing related. Unfortunately, there are only very few articles from this category here on Hashnode, but I hope it will change in the future.
- Nikolai: What else?
- Miki: Anything which is highly related to my current interest, which means articles about Python development, productivity, psychology, self-improvement, AI, and data analysis.
- Nikolai: What is the third?
- Miki: Interesting articles which are not closely related to my current knowledge. I have written about this in detail in my article where I summarized the experiences of my first month as a hlogger.
- Maudience: Guys! Let's start with the harticles. I do not want to lose our readers right at the beginning.
Today in The Spotlight 🔦: Creator, Curator, Commentator, or Connector from Arvid Kahl
I have read a very insightful article from Arvid Kahl, which made me think about myself. In his article Choose Your Own Adventure: Creator, Curator, Commentator, or Connector, Arvid mentions four boxes into which you can be put on social media: Creator, Curator, Commentator, or Connector.
In short, you are a Creator if you create content. You are a Curator if you collect and share other people's content. You are a Commentator if you pick other people's content and talk about that. And finally, if you create and "manage" communities, you are a connector.
You can be in multiple boxes at the same time. I thought about this for a while, and I came up with the following values: 25% 10% 10% 20% 35%
I am writing articles. That is why I am 25% creator. I am posting the Hashnode Randomly from time to time, so I am a 10% curator. I often comment on others' articles sharing my relevant e[xperience there. I am building multiple online communities (Selenide User Group, Agileish Superheroes, so I am a connector too.
Yes, there is a fifth number too, but I won't tell you what it is as I want you to read the article, as it is worth every minute you spend on it.
- Do you know what are progressive web apps? I have to admit I did not hear about them until last week. Vinay Krishnan gives a great intro about progressive web apps in his writing Progressive Web Apps: An introduction.
- yaox023 explains pretty well how token based authentication works.
- Are you interested in web scraping? Nicolae Rotaru explains how you can use Page2API API to scrape Reddit in his writing How to Scrape Reddit Data: Posts, Images, Comments, and more..
- Saumya Ranjan Nayak collected a list of advice on how you can advance from a coder to a software engineer in his article How to Become a Software Engineer from a Coder ?. However, he is talking about the technical side. It is equally important to improve your soft skills if you really want to become a good software developer.
- Have you ever wondered how you can build scalable and secure web applications in Python? Ashutosh Krishna gives an intro about the Flask microframework in his post Getting Started With Flask.
- Writing clean code is a must-have skill that should be learned by every software developer. It is highly advised to follow the SOLID principles whenever you write code. Ashraf Mohamed explains the dependency inversion principle in his post S.O.L.I.D Principles: Dependency Inversion Principle..
- Almost every company is moving towards becoming agile nowadays, but it is very easy to do it the wrong way. Ganesh Pilli collected some pitfalls with which a leader can mess with Agile. I also added my thoughts in the comment section.
- Being a software developer has its challenges. Brock Herion gives some advice based on his experience about the topic in his writing Things about software development I wish somebody had told me.
- Maxi Contieri continued his extremely helpful series about code smells. It is unbelievable, but he just posted Code Smell 135 - Interfaces With just One Realization, which is the 135th element of his series.
- Are you learning Python? Do you like the Hangman game? Just read Ashutosh Krishna's Hangman Game using Python article.
- Have you ever struggled with solving a problem? Saptarshi Sarkar gives you valuable advice in his How to Improve Logic Building Skills in Programming article.
- Rakesh Potnuru introduced a new solution with which you can incentivize open-source contribution in his Taking Open Source contributions and communities to next level with the Reward System post. I also did something similar with the Selenideium Element Inspector Bounty Hunting Reward program.
- Joseph Perez was a Twitch streamer and also managed a cheese store. I think that is enough info to convince you to read his story My Experience Of Becoming A Software Engineer.
- Caroline participated in the Craft Conf giveaway and won a ticket for the Craft Conf. She participated with her Five Basics Of Web Development For Beginners: "AKA Craft Conf Giveaway Participation" article.
- Sérgio Martins posts are worth reading if you are a tester or a test automation engineer. His latest post that I read was Five C's of a Test Engineer, but you can find much more valuable content on his blog.
- If you would like to test APIs, then Tiffany Lewis's Top 5 API Testing Tools For 2022 And Beyond article is highly recommended. I also recommend checking Karate DSL, which is my number one favorite for API automation.
- Have you ever heard about DevTestOps? I have to admit I heard about it the first time in KMS Solutions Blog's What is DevTestOps and how can it transform Agile? article.
Data analysis, Artificial Intelligence
- Do you know what is a serverless service? Well, I had no idea before I read Austen Collins's Deploying PyTorch Model as a Serverless Service article.
- keerthi reddy gives advice on what kind of data science project you should work on in order to make your portfolio more appealing in his Topmost data science project to add to your portfolio in 2022 harticle.
- Do you know what is topic modelling? I had no idea, but luckily we can learn it from Neurotech Africa's Get Started With Topic Modelling Using Gensim In Nlp harticle.
- Dev Valecha clearly explains what is load balancing in his post Understanding Load Balancing!! (NGINX) ft. Jethalal..
Productivity, Self-Improvement, Psychology, Soft-skills
- Did you know we develop an opinion about a person in 3 seconds? Do you also put people in boxes? moalsare33's Why We Misjudge People All the Time is definitely a good read on the topic.
- "Some people in society do not need power, they don’t need status, they don’t need, but they want someone who can work with them, who can show them the right path." This quote is from FARZANA bano short but valuable harticle called Topic: How do you use your voice to positively impact yourself and your community?. Just check it if I made you curious.
- I loved Loran L's Internal dialogue of a procrastinator harticle as he was also using a conversational style and also because I am also often a procrastinator. Luckily Meadline joined my team, so she makes sure everything will be delivered on time.
- The imposter syndrome affects many of us developers. I believe it is more common in the tech community as we have to keep face with the constantly uprising new technologies year by year and month by month. Despite this, imposter syndrome is still taboo in many places. Luckily saningo lekalantula toom the courage and gave also ideas on how you can deal with imposter syndrome.
- Nik F P introduces 5 phases of management in his very interesting Soft Skills checkup: The many phases of Managing harticle.
- Alexander Richterich gives some advice on How should I write my first post ⁉. I also wrote a post about the topic months ago, but I did not post it yet. Maybe the time is here to share my experiences too.
- Frank Elda talks about SEO in his writing SEO for Medium writers: get more views on your articles!. It is definitely worth reading even if you are not using medium, but instead, you use your own domain with Hashnode.
- Have you heard about NFTs? Jamie V. talks about them in his writing NFTs - Disrupting technology or hype?.
- Damilola Abiola is a product manager who had lots of struggles in her life, and she is brave enough to share them with us in her writing Product Manager Diaries #1. I really appreciate it.
- Julia Furst Morgado, similarly to many of us, have to learn new things while she has a full-time job. I have to admit it is very challenging to do that. However, she gives advice on how to code when you have a full-time job, her advice is equally valuable no matter what you are learning. Balancing a full-time job while learning to code
- "On days when I feel discouraged, being grateful regardless helps me to persevere and carry on without letting the false thoughts of unworthiness hinder me from pursuing my purpose in life." quote is from Eula Chua's An Attitude of Gratitude and Exam Preparation harticle. Definitely worth reading if you need a little motivation.
Tools and Resources
- Are you planning to create a website? If you are just interested in colors, then Suraj Vishwakarma's 5 Color Inspiration Website You Should Bookmark is definitely for you.
- I was innocently browsing through the technical articles here on Hashnode when the picture of a yummy Beans on Toast appeared in front of me. I think I do not have to say I became hungry immediately. Sandra shared the recipe in her Beans on Toast Recipe – How to Make it Perfect? writing.
- Do you play Backgammon? Do you know how ancient it is? Just read baccaratsite top's Origin of Backgammon article to learn about this game.
- Believe it or not, you can read tractor reviews on Hashnode. Just check Mukesh Gupta's Powertrac Tractor Price, Features, and Specifications- Khetigaadi article.
- Phillip Cooper is a developer with more than a decade of experience and many ideas. He has decided to share them in the form of blog posts. You can read his first harticle here: Beginnings...
- Puleeno Nguyen will write about WordPress and ReactJS. He was a little bit short on words, but you can still check his first post Hello Hash node.
- However, KaguraTart wrote a longer sentence in her first post Hello World!, I still do not know what she will write about. Follow her if you are interested.
- The same applies to Zubaydullo Abdirakhmonov's first article called Hello world!.
- Kyle Yu will record his programming-related learnings on his blog. Here you can find another Hello world article: Hello World.
- Việt Dũng has been working for five years in the field of SAP HCM in Vietnam. Read his first post if you would like to know what we can expect from him. You can find it here: Hello world~
- Aditya Rizki Pratama is an Indonesian kid who loves backend development, so that we can expect articles about that. You can find his first post here: Hello, it's Aditya Here
Minnie: Despite keeping it short, it is still a lot of great list of harticles.
- Miki: Yes, I think so.
- Minnie: Where is the teaser trailer.
- Miki: Wait for it. It will come.
- McMuck: Here comes the part where we ask our readers to support us.
Miki: You are right.
Maudience: Dear Readers! As you might already know, Miki needs coffee not just to produce code but also for writing articles. He even hired our illustrator illustratoth to create a nice buy me a coffee image. So please support him with a few coffees if possible.
- McMuck: Where is the logo?
- Miki: We have to commit it to Github to make it live forever.
- McMuck: Ummm. Okayish. Whatever you want, just get the money.
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- Minnie: Are we there yet?
- Miki: No, it is still the call to action section.
- Minnie: I can't wait to see it.
As I am a crazy person, I have open-sourced my life on GitHub on Fool's day.
I am sharing my thoughts, writings, and creations, and as I am frequently committing, I have open-sourced my thinking process, my writing process, and also my creation process.
- Minnie: And now?
- Miki: Almost, Minnie. Almost.
Read my story, in case you would like to understand how I think and act as a developer and tester in the real world. You can get some insights about my humor, and I am also happy to tell you that this is my article about which I am the proudest of now.
- Minnie: And now?
- Miki: We are there finally.
- Minnie: So what is the teaser?
- Miki: An upcoming article series.
- Minnie: Really? About what?
- Miki: I cannot tell, but I can say similarly to Hashnode weekly, it will also be related to Hashnode.
- Minnie: Cool. I want to see it now.
- Miki: Well, it is almost ready so that you can read it.
- Minnie: Cool.
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