Welcome to our 2022 update!
Can you believe how quickly the year has past!? Time has flown by and covid certainly sped things along. The good thing is we’ve got a lot done over the last 12 months - we ported the Devtalk portal system to a couple of other sites and also launched the new Erlang Forums
Devtalk itself only went live just 18 months ago, and in that time we’ve served over an awesome 6M pages - great going for a site of this age (just to put that in some sort of context the Elixir Forum served just over a million in its first year). As expected the number of views to our front page and portal system have been steadily growing too, and this isn’t surprising given it was designed to accommodate the large number of people who prefer to catch up with tech as and when they have time for it - much easier to do that in one place than having to hunt down or subscribe to multiple sites for each language or framework
Now that the other projects are up and the basics here are in place we can finally relax - and get back to things like our book clubs and once we’re all caught up we’ll be looking to start work on some fun projects (using cool tech like LiveView) and later, our custom community platform - something we’re super excited about! But more on that another time!
So what do we have in store for you this year? More cool stuff of course!
Win ANY ebook from PragProg - Two winners every month!!
Win ANY ebook from Manning - Two winner every month!!
Win a course from The Pragmatic Studio - worth up to $200
35% off any ebook published by PragProg!
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35% off any ebook, print book or video published by Manning!
Simply use coupon code
20% off ANY Pragmatic Studio course!
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Proudly in association with our friends at The Pragmatic Bookshelf, we’ll be hosting a number of Spotlights in our Spotlight section. These will consist of an interview followed by the thread being opened up to questions from you, the Devtalk community.
But there’s more!
One participant from the thread will be randomly selected to win one of that author’s books if the Spotlight in about a PragProg author or one of PragProg’s books if it’s a non-author Spotlight.
As a highly community-orientated platform we love things like this! Thank you PragProg for helping make it happen!
Platforms like this would be nothing without helpful members like you. Whether that’s through keeping members updated by regularly posting news or other interesting threads, documenting your learning journey or encouraging others to, welcoming and posting in other people’s threads or simply helping them the good old fashioned way by answering questions. If you consistently add value to the community we are likely to notice - and we aim to recognise and reward more of you this year too - with the prize of an eBook of your choice from PragProg or Manning! Read on for last year’s MOTYs!
We’ve got so many awesome members here - all of you adding value in your own way, whether it’s by being active, helpful, or using the platform to announce blogs and podcasts - it all helps and we’ve tried to recognise as many of you as we can. If you’ve posted content that has received attention or helped in some way then it’s a good chance we noticed …but it would be impossible to include everyone so please forgive us if you didn’t make the list. (However we’ll be giving away books as part of our book clubs so be sure to read that too!)
If you’re named here thank you and well done - and please read the bit at the end as we have an ebook for you!
As a thank you, we have an ebook for each of our winners! We have 25 books from PragProg and 25 from Manning so if you are listed above, please PM @AstonJ with your first choice from one publisher and your second choice from the other - we’ll then allocate these on a first come first serve basis
We were meant to do these last year but were so busy that we never got around to it! If you’ve been interested in learning something but haven’t got to it, or love the idea of reading a book with others or documenting your journey in a more solo journal - let us know! We have a set number of books to give away as part of this initiative and would love to see more book clubs going, and if you have some friends or colleagues to join you even better! PM @AstonJ with your interests and we’ll see what we can come up with
Covid aside, the last 18 months have been a lot of fun and it’s been great getting to know so many of you. We know that we’ve been super busy with the other projects (particularly the last 6 months) but now they’re out of the way we’re ready to dive back into it all and start taking things to the next level! We’re super excited about some of the projects we might be working on this year and we’re even more stoked that it’ll be with you all, one of the coolest dev communities around
Thank you for being a part of Devtalk and we can’t wait to even more this year!
Wishing you all an amazing 2022!