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An Ode to Hashnode

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Shreyansh Pandey
·Nov 27, 2018

Good morning, my fellow night owls!

Disclaimer: despite the cunning auxiliary rhyme in the title, I assure you that the rest of this is a "free verse."


It's been three years since the Hashnode servers last logged any activity of this timid creature (Sandeep Panda, can we please get a fact check on this?) and I felt that Hashnode was honestly one of the best communities I have ever had the good fortune of joining. Call it an incident, call it my inexplicable need to blabber about "things" I loved, or call it a teenager's way of lending a helping hand; for himself. The discussions here were so high on on the mark with the line of logic but always polite, comforting and helpful.

I answered every question (?), every request my (still) intellectually challenged mind could untangle. And it was - pardon my repetition - the best. (A huge shoutout to Jan Vladimir Mostert).

And then it stopped.

Quite honestly, refreshing the Home Page to see if I had any notifications and seeing people actually liked what I wrote was (and, rest assured, still is) the most exhilarating feeling in the world.

It is a community in harmony where nobody delineates anyone on any grounds whatsoever. Unlike recent Open Source politics (the likes of which extend the boundary of this sheet), this is the place to be.

However, the support here was (and will always remain to be) one of my primary driving factors for teaching (more strictly, pontification upon at length) whatever I had learnt. As a self-taught developer, I never had the formal understanding of whatever I was learning or reading. Then came my first-love: mathematics. My two interests fused in such glorious co-existence, that every line of code I wrote, had a mathematical subtext to it.

And to this very day, I try to do whatever is in my reach and power to help any and every one with whatever they are struggling. I don't always succeed. Or am not correct. But that's the fun! That's the part about learning! In the comment section of, from my untrained eye, every thread on this forum, will teach you something new. I have, myself, learnt a great deal over here from discussions, replies or just comments. See to believe.

this.ctx.filter( event => event.age > 3 );

self.on( 'emotion', emotion => {
    return emotion.type === 'sadness' ? void 0 : emotion;
} );

I might sound like a small boy writing a page in his "nightly journal," but I just wanted everyone (who reads this to know), and I can not emphasize this enough, how grateful, excited and delighted (well, the thesaurus was of some use) I am to be back!

Well, now that I am back, I am more excited than ever to answer whatever is in my inbox! And I am, from the deepest "vain" of the heart, extremely sorry for being the this to your JavaScript. Much like my sense of humor, an annoyance.


I had the great opportunity of working with some of the most excellent startups in and around India; combined with some in Canada and Seattle and learnt heaps and stacks of things I wasn't even sure existed. Primarily using console.log, but you get the emotion! ;)

All for one. One for all.


P.S.: Please ignore any grammatical errors here. I had a lot to write but the words swayed sides!