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#2 Product of the WeekJanuary 03, 2017


  • Ahmad AwaisFull Stack Dev— WordPress Core Developer

    Awesome community! Incredible Founders!


    Design can be improved. CSS!

    I really like what Ben, Jess, and everyone at team has built here. Love the platform and the community here. 💯

    Ahmad Awais has used this product for one year.


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Ben HalpernMaker@bendhalpern · Founder of
I am so excited to hunt this project! Some of you may know @ThePracticalDev on Twitter. It’s an account I started with the sole purpose of sharing programming-related content and injecting a bit of my (sometimes cynical) dev humor. Turns out, people really loved the Twitter account and we have over 90,000 followers relying on it for their daily fix. All the while, my cofounder, @jessleenyc, and I have been working on, a platform for programmers to share ideas and help each other grow. It’s a place for all sorts of dev content -- as long as it is inclusive, kind, and helpful for others. The format of the site also lends itself to Q&A and the kind of discussions that would normally get the [closed] tag on Stack Overflow. We appreciate the wishy-washy, opinion-based stuff that fills in the knowledge gaps beyond simply knowing the APIs. I’ve taken many cues from @rrhoover along the way and think we not only share a love of technology, but are both obsessive over some of the finer details of community. When the editor discussion (screenshot above) was happening the other day, Jess and I went to compare and saw that it had more comments than any post on and more than all but one post on Hacker News. That was a fun barometer. The site is still missing some key features that are in the pipeline and certainly has some bugs to be discovered, but it's all coming together smoothly. We love getting feedback and are working on some features, like this one suggested in our Github: The platform will also be open source in the not-too-distant future, which we are really really excited for. This whole thing has been a fun and fulfilling experiment in technology and community building. We’re already home to great articles, like this: And useful discussions, like this: Hope to see some of you on site! And as always, feedback is welcomed and madly sought after. Ben
Max Stoiber@mxstbr · Technical Cofounder,
Love ThePracticalDev, can't wait to see where goes! 👏
Marcel Fahle@marcelfahle
Very cool project! Loving the Podcasts section..
Ben HalpernMaker@bendhalpern · Founder of
@marcelfahle Thanks! There's still some work to be done on that section, so I am glad it is well received! In the future there will be more discoverability, suggestions, and augmentations like comments, etc.
Per@oslokommuneper · Co-founder of Scrimba
@bhalp1 Congrats, it's impressive how much good content you have there already.
@bhalp1 Awesome stuff, super excited to see the community growing!
Jess LeeMaker@jessleenyc · Co-Founder of The Practical Dev
@bhalp1's post TLDR; - we are very excited - is a publishing platform for developers to share ideas - we value kindness and inclusivity - new features coming soon - we will be open source Please please please contribute to our feedback loop via ph, github, twitter, instagram, snail mail, etc.
Pradeep Sharma@pradeep_io · Serial techpreneur, developer, reader
@jessleenyc great product. I just published a post that may be useful for developers like me, Have tons of ideas to post here. Would be posting more soon.
Ben HalpernMaker@bendhalpern · Founder of
@pradeep_io @jessleenyc Awesome Pradeep! This is just the kind of stuff we love to see on the platform — useful insights that can help others in their coding endeavors.
Jess LeeMaker@jessleenyc · Co-Founder of The Practical Dev
Thanks @pradeep_io!! Awesome post.
Pietz Prove@gopietz · Media Computer Science Student
holy cow, talk about a sick domain name! best of luck!
Ben HalpernMaker@bendhalpern · Founder of
Rey Bango@reybango
The site looks like an incredibly useful resource. It's so hard to keep track of all the "going ons" in the web dev world so I love the centralized stream UI that gives me the latest info right on the front page. Truly excellent work and I'm looking forward to diving in more after I return from vacation. :)
Ben HalpernMaker@bendhalpern · Founder of
@reybango 🔥🔥🔥
Artur Arseniev@artur_arseniev · Creator of GrapesJS
It looks promising