Noonies Nominee Alex Cloudstar on His Love for JavaScript by@alexcloudstar

Noonies Nominee Alex Cloudstar on His Love for JavaScript

Alex Cloudstar is the Front-End Developer at Flow OS and Flow OS. He has been nominated for a 2021 Noonies award for his work on React and Typescript. He says React is the most exciting technology of the present and is the most exciting language of the year. He also says he's super interested in Javascript on Front-Lang and Go on the front-end and Go stack.
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Alex Cloudstar

Hi guys, I'm Alex Cloudstar, a self-learner/full-stack dev

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Hey Hackers! I’m Alex Cloudstar, and I’m the Front-End Developer at @Flow OS.

First of all, a huge thank you to the HackerNoon community and staff for nominating me for a 2021 Noonies award!

I’ve been nominated in the following categories, please do check out these award pages and vote:

  1. HackerNoon Contributor of the Year - React: [URL TO AWARD PAGE]
  2. HackerNoon Contributor of the Year - typescript: [URL TO AWARD PAGE]

As someone in the IT industry, I believe that the most exciting technology of the present is React & Typescript because, well, you know the good old javascript. No types, no type guards, a lot of going back and forth to the browser console & back to the code editor, and to do SPA’s, we needed to make a call to AJAX and a lot of hacks. Learn more about my thoughts and opinions on React, Typescript, and my journey in the tech industry via the interview below.

1. What do you do and why do you do it? (tell us your story)

At the moment at the job, I’m a Front-End Developer (React + Typescript), but on my personal projects, I’m building full-stack projects. When I was very young (5-6 years), I was fascinated by technology. So, a few years ago (~6 years) I found out about this path, programming. First 3 years, I was hiding from JS, but in 2019, I realized I had no chance to avoid it anymore. It’s my favorite language now.

2. Tell us more about the things you create / write / manage / build!

I devote myself 200% to every project because, you know, something I create, I give it “life”.

About writing, to be honest, I’m focusing so much on build & learning new things I don’t really focus more on writing posts, but maybe I should.

3. How did you end up on your current career path? Do you like it?

Until 16 years old, I was just staying and playing on PC (league of legends mostly), but I realized I had to do something great, something big. So, in the night, I was staying on my phone, and I googled about programming (at that moment, I was a bad google searcher, today I think I can add this as a skill).

I tried to find all of the IT paths (design, programming, etc…).

At first, I started with Java, but.. at that time, it was pretty difficult to understand all of the concepts (Encapsulation, inheritance, how classes work, etc). So, I quit Java and start PHP, but at some point, it was the same with Java. Finally I found the FRONT-END development. My theory was:

It’s more easy to learn programing as a junior if you can visualize things.

4. What tech are you most excited or passionate about right now and why?

Well, it is Javascript obviously. Mostly because you can do literally everything you want. Front-end? Sure, Back-end? Why not? Desktop, mobile, smartwatch applications? Of course, you can and the list can continue.

Also, I’m super interested in GoLang. I think Javascript on Front-End and GoLang on BE should be a good tech stack.

5. What tech are you most worried about right now and why?

I don’t think I’m worried about something particularly. This niche is evolving super fast anyway and you have to be always up-to-date.

6. If we gave you 10 million dollars to invest in something today, what would you invest in and why?

Some of the money I’ll invest in actions (like Amazon, Apple, Google, Tesla, etc). And the rest of them I’ll invest in a product meant for the production.

7. What are you currently learning?

At this moment, I’m getting better at Apollo, GraphQL, TypeORM, and PostgreSQL.

8. What’s the best advice you’ve ever given someone?

It’s doesn’t matter how hard it is. You can do this. You have to believe in yourself. Maybe the results will not come today, tomorrow, or maybe for the next 2 years. But someday, they’ll come.

9. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Stop overthinking. Just do it!

About HackerNoon’s 2021 Noonie Awards

The annual Noonie Awards celebrate the best and brightest of the tech industry, bringing together all who are making the Internet and the world of tech what it is today. Please be sure to check out our award categories, nominate, and vote for the people and companies who you think are making the biggest impact on the tech industry today.

The 2021 Noonies are sponsored by: bybit, Dottech Domains, and Avast. Thank you so much to these sponsors who are helping us celebrate the accomplishments of all our nominees.

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