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I'm new, so I'm unaware of the rules. I'll simply assume I'm allowed to post this, if there are any moderators, please tell me if this simply shouldn't be here.
I came from Sololearn, and someone told me to download devRant. I love it.
I was the most active participant in the Sololearn Q&A, answering questions and replying to comments quicker than you can close the app.
Everyone knows me and enjoys having me there, but something happened. Some idiotic troll kept harassing and trolling others including myself. The mods banned him but he returned and was targeting me.
He made over 50 accounts and never replied to a comment with the same account. He sent threats and continued polluting Sololearn.
The mods had a theory is was me and banned my account. I'm heartbroken, furious, upset, and empty without my SL account. My codes are gone, my comments, answers, and replied are gone. Everything is gone.
They think I ruined SL with a false account and I'm trying to clear my name. I'm innocent.
That's when I discovered this app. In SL I loved the community and the Q&A and everything. I loved helping out but now I can't. People are even making posts asking me to return, but the mods removed them.
I hope the community here treats me well, and I hope this will replace SL. So far, I haven't felt the same way as I did with SL, but I'll try to love it just as much.191
Why the hell would someone name their function printSomething?
I literally just got a message from an old Sololearn user needing help with yet another thing.
The moment I saw that function name was the moment I logged out. Stop using shit function names.21
I just opened the Q&A section of SoloLearn and well I almost cried.
I think I’ve seen enough to run away 😂
Are people really this misinformed of things?9
wanna start coding?
it's very simple, just follow this steps!
1. prepare a notebook and pen.
2. choose a programming language you would like to learn.
3. find a nice site for study it, SoloLearn is a very good site, you can ask me in the comments for more.
4. start copying every code block and summary to the notebook.
5. don't worry about not understanding it yet.
6. finish copying at last 5 subjects.
7. start the course again, and follow the notebook.
8. do it few times, your mind will remember it.
now the hard part!
good job, you remember the basic, but don't know how to use it? well 1 more guide for it.
1. prepare a notebook and pen.
2. now, it's your time to teaching it!
3. try to explain the code in your words or language.
4. after few times your mind will remember all the necessary things about coding.
5. start to make little apps or even games.
of course you need to coding every day for 1 hour+-3
Found this on SoloLearn, it's the output of someone's code. This output is what the whole code is about7
update of after i got fired: after the fuck developers company llc was left with no developers, there was a girl there that i didn't mention earlier because as i said: the story is more complex. she came there with good intentions but after she knew the cruel nature of fuck and shit she became notoriously mad, we're still in contact with her so it's nice to hear from her some of the gags that happen there, one of which my really intelligent ex-boss the wordpress DEVELOPER himself told her to finish one of the projects i was working on, and a friend of mine who is infamous of his coding shenanigans left it in my hands before he left as well a couple of months prior (well he was fed up before us, and when i told him to stay with us he said "dude just listen to the motherfucker's voice, i can't do this anymore", my lovely ex-boss has this equally lovely screechy high pitched voice that caused me tinnitus), it's an asp.net project, uses web forms, and a lot of apis, the database is sql server, standard shit but there's no original creation script and i fucked up the only existing database which was in a local computer he used to like calling a SERVER, now to the point: this girl is not a developer, she was however working as a reporter?? kind of like jaspersoft the human or sap crystal woman and she claims that she's pretty good at it, and she's a genuinely good person who was dragged to hell just because she wanted to be close to her daddy (she was working in a different city with more than double the salary she's given now), but she's rich and her dada convinced her to come. she's currently learning java ee on her own so she'd probably leave in the next two months, in her resume she wrote that she know php, well i know php you know php we all know php (the syntax) kind of like mr. shit who passed the sololearn php CERTIFICATE and couldn't stop telling his boss and his boss a.k.a my ex-boss goes "sweet!". going back to the punchline of this rant: she told us that he came to her and asked her to finish the project with php.15
I finally fucking did it. I left the SoloLearn community for good, if it's even considered a community at all. Let me compile you a list why it is pure crap.
0. They only grant you totally impractical tutorials a few internet searches can teach you as well, maybe even more in-depth
1. Their challenge system is entirely unbalanced. Upon winning a challenge, you get 5 XP, if you lose one you lose 40 XP
2. Their Code Playground feed is filled with shitty pieces of code that do not teach anyone anything
3. Code Playground's intellisense sucks. When a variable name is autocompleted by the user and you press any other button, including on your keyboard, the autocompleted part simply disappears
4. A recent coding challenge was featuring that new Avengers movie where you had to create a web page featuring all Avengers. This is impossible to do for non-web developers like me, while their challenges are "for everyone"
5. The Q&A section is full of posts that are no questions. They use it to share their shitty programming memes and nobody gives a shit that that's completely off-topic
A pretty long rant but it's been worth it every word. Farewell, SoloLearn! Go fuck yourself8
Summer is about to start.
I want to learn more over the break. I think I found the best way for me to learn. Apps. I use sololearn and Enki.
I know I'm cheap, but I dont have the money to spare on udemy.
Has anyone found any better apps though?21
Holy shit Sololearn is actually such a Well Designed app to just learn the Basics of languages. Really smooth Animations and Fun Quizzes
(Btw, This Text was written with Google Keyboard which some how is so bad, i need to Switch Back to SwiftKey like STOP CAPITALIZING RANDOM WORDS GOOGLE!!)4
WTF brain?!?! 😂4
I learned the first things in php by the Sololearn app. If that count's as an teacher, it was quite a good one, cause it triggered my interest and guided me into this forest where only google and probably stackoverflow will lead out.2
Sololearn has probably the dumbest community I've ever seen...
I know that there are lot of beginners who just started learning programming, but if you can't even use the app, I don't think they will be able to learn programming.
Also all these little kiddies who want to get some badass hackers but don't even know how to do a fucking course (There are lots of questions like "Where can I learn HTML" while they are right in the fucking app, like holy sheeet).
Sometimes I browse the Q&A just because there so funny and dumb questions. Really amusing!8
Was looking for an app to see if there was one for free code camp to start learning python. Auto correct suggestion wasn't bad at all 😂
Found sololearn and happy with that for now15
Hi there fellow Devranters,
I am new here but my problem is pretty old. You see i stumbled into coding totally by accident. That was about 5 years ago. I have been learning ever since.
But the problem is that each day I just feel less and less of a programmer, more of a failure. I started with python, from sololearn to various ebooks.Then C++ and finally Ruby. But I still feeal weak.Despite the projects that I have worked on I still don't feel good enough. Most especially in Ruby.
I have a friend who is also into coding and coincidentally started about the same time as I did.The difference is that he learnt at university and I am self-taught.We used to talk a lot but we don't anymore,I feel too ashamed, an impostor even. I am scared he'll ask me something and I won't know anything about it.And I once taigjt him OOP. Right now I can't even code a hello world program without reading a whole ebook on python just to be confident.
We had dreams with my friend on a dozen or so projects that would have put us on the software dev map, but I keep avoiding him so much we have barely started any. I am afraid he'll find me too amateurish to work with.
I learn everyday to expand my knowledge,I have subscribed to a gazillion software related stuff on all social media platforms I happen to be in.But deep down I feel insufficient. I have been going through rants since the few hours I joined and it doesn't sound gibberish to me.Neither does other people's code when I go through it.But I am ashamed of mine I end up deleted after it runs successfully.
I just don't feel like a software developer, I don't even know what it takes to be one even. I learned 10 languages focused on 3, laughed at memes only devs get, used linux and loved it too but still I feel like an impostor. I used to be happy about all the things I taught myself, I onced dreamed of working at Google and later having my own startup back home.Now my friend and a couple of his friends have a small start-up and I feel ashamed of myself.
I don't feel like what I know is enough and learning only makes me feel worse, so bad I am scared of coding again now.Yet I just can't stop learning, I feel incomplete when I don't do anything dev related,but I don't even feel my speed is fast enough when I type on my keyboard.
I want to spend about 10 minutes a day in to small code brain teasors.
I know there are apps like SoloLearn. I don't want to learn hard new concepts but rather just maintain the basic ones. I am looking for an app that gives me quizes, not just informational text
What would u recommend?8
Any good places to start? Right now I got a free starter course for it on Udemy and have been messing around on Sololearn and FreeCodeCamp. I'm looking for decent introductory points/books/tutorials that could help me get a better introduction of the language.8
Best/Worst dev experience 2017:
Well I started my DevRant-Stats site and got my RandomQuote bot up and running again (although the quotes aren't as good as before)
I also started a little company with my friend and made some sites for clients.
I reached #13 on Sololearn in Austria! Kinda proud of it.
I learned Lua and Ruby which are one my favorite languages now!
And as always I started some side projects that I've never finished...
Don't remember everything I experienced in 2017 but these are some I won't forget.2
thought about buying an entertaining magazine while grocery shopping as the kids got theirs too. i was delighted to find a beginners guide to python (right beside the xxx-zines 🤔 ) but after a quick glance embarrassed it was 10 bucks for like the first two sololearn chapters.3
Situation a few months ago: Talking to beginners in a WhatsApp group and helping them with their problems and questions. Thought it would be nice and easy.
After a few weeks, we are "talking" about programming languages used to build a simple website (we were main talking about frontend) so I did my thing, helped them etc.
--- btw. you need to know that the link to the group was available on on a learning platform("sololearn")---
Later in a personal chat with someone:
He:Can you teach me a bit
Me: what do u want to know
He: hmm like what is the exact difference between backend and frontend
Dude. Still have got a painful headache.
Oh btw here are some learning-platforms:
Post some in the comments!3
I find it very interesting how many types of primes there are.
This kind of prime number, I think very nice!
What types of primes do you like?
A noob here, please don't judge too hard.
My major is maths and philosophy(mainly doing logic in philosophy), and even though we had python in maths, it's so basic I don't even think I can say I learnt anything (sololearn on my phone taught me more lol)
Does anyone have experience of transferring to IT after or during a maths degree? Not rly asking for advice, just want to hear life experiences and maybe learn something!7
Best Sites to Learn Ruby: poignant.guide, ruby-lang.org, rubymonk.com, SoloLearn App, O'Reilly Books, apidock.com
Beste Seiten um C++ zu lernen: cplusplus.com, cppreference.com, SoloLearn App, O’Reilly Books
And of course, YouTube has also reinforced.
These are my personal experiences. Which method (books, websites, apps) do you think is the best?4
When you spent 2-3 years in college to become a developer but there are apps like sololearn and udemy 😂😂😂😂😑😐
P.S. not me but damn ik it hurts4
Some compilers give an error message on forgotten type casting. From that it shows good typing style casting. So you also avoid clerical errors that can lead to the program crash in the worst case. With some types it is also necessary to perform type casting comma on others Types, however, do this automatically for the compiler.
In short:Type casting is used to prevent mistakes.
An example of such an error would be:
int main ()
int * ptr = malloc (10*sizeof (int))+1;
By default, one tries to access the second element of the requested memory. However, this is not possible, since pointer calculation (+,-) does not work for a void pointer.
The improved example would be:
int * ptr = ((int *) malloc (10*sizeof (int)))+1;
Here, typecasting is done beforehand and this turns the void pointer into its int pointer and pointer calculation can be applied. Note: If instead of error "no output" is displayed on the sololearn C compiler try another compiler.1
So i've started learning Java. I used sololearn for the basics and bucky on YouTube for more advanced stuff. Does anyone have a tip what to try next? Or maybe some starter projects to really get to know more about the language?6
i did the php tutorial on sololearn of boredom and for fun (and maybe in hope for some new insights). it was a fun hour. and fewer surprises as expected. nice to be classified as advanced 🙂
My profile on sololearn. Anyone else has It?
When I finish Watching devrant, I go to sololearn. When I get tired of sololearn, come back to devrant :/3
Okay so im gonna get some confused and many disagreeing ranters on this.
I like SoloLearn. I said it.
I think its a good platform to learn the syntax for a language. and get basic understanding on the language. granted It does a horrible job at teaching you what or how to do things. and its webapp isnt nearly as great as the mobile app.
the mobile app has a lot more "lessons" ranging from ES6, Angular, React, Algorithms, Cryptography. they obviously arent the best. and SoloLearn has SO many flaws and I understand that, trust me I understand more than anyone
I just dont think its the worst.3
thanks for all of your kind words after i had my teeth extracted ( https://devrant.com/rants/1370525/... )
i'm eating normally now, and i'm learning python faster than ever. i really like sololearn better than codeacademy.2
Guys im about 800km away from my desk, all i have is my smartphone with sololearn, maybe let's gather some ideas for projects which you can create on your smartphone on toilet ?
1. Fake data generator3
I would ask this on Sololearn but 90% of people on there are morons who struggle to even use the app let alone read. A page can give you the answer to a question that follows and you got people saying that they need help with the answer. I mean how dumb can you be?
I'm not looking for an easy ride but I do feel I lack direction and with so many resources out there I'm a bit lost as to what experienced devs think are good.
I'm pretty consistent on at least on hour a day, 7 days a week. Though I only have about 2 months of experience which isn't crap in regards to the bigger picture. So I'm still extremely green but also very dedicated and want to learn so I can change careers.
Anyways opinions and or criticisms are welcome.Cheers.18
Do you know a free android app for intermediate to advanced web developer?
Like Enki or Sololearn.1
I want to design my own games and apps, I learned fundamentals through sololearn and Udemy but as someone said on a previous status, theres nothing like a college degree. Any suggestions on good schools?1
Don't ya think Sololearn should come up with more courses on Python modules like PyQT, Django, Flask, Bottle, Robot and so on.2
Continuing learning a little bit of Java with sololearn. Definitely hard considering I'm coming from Python hahaha. I'm pretty excited to learn Java though because I've always been interested in the possibilities of the language and of learning OOP3