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Developer Spotlight - Ara Ara Ire!
TheDrone7 (1940)

Developer Spotlights : Ara Ara Ire!

Good morning/evening replers, hope you all are safe and doing fine!

Before anything else though, here is a blog post - Ode to Educators by Derrick McMillen (team lead for Repl.it Teams; former Salesforce and Facebook engineer; former Oakland Unified high school teacher and proud Laney College Computer Science instructor).
P.S. If you are a student, be sure to share this with your teachers and other educators!

Also, let me know in the comments section, if you would like to have dedicated posts about blog updates or not.

Getting back to topic however, Today we have the 2nd developer spotlight of 2021 featuring one of the community's favorites - @frissyn (formerly IreTheKid).


@frissyn's name is Ire[REDACTED] (yes that's the real name), and he is 15 years old. For now he lives in Maryland, USA but he moves a lot as he's a "military kid" (he has lived in 5 different states by now).

Computers and technology was always a field of interest for @frissyn but there is one incident that he thinks was very cool. It was when a Hardware Engineer Specialist come in to his 5th grade class and showed him and his classmates how to program simple robots with Arduino and Raspberry Pi,. @frissyn remembers thinking, "That was the coolest thing ever!" What got him into programming specifically however, was a web dev course he took in 8th grade on the basics of HTML, CSS, and JS. From there, he looked up "how to make public websites with HTML" which brought him here to Repl.it and the rest is history.

When asked about impact of repl.it and the community (you all reading this) on their life as a coder, @frissyn says:

It's not an understatement to say that I wouldn't be where I am now as a programmer without repl.it. This service has been single-handedly fueling my curiosity and determination for the past 2 years and it's been great for not just coding, but finding other people to talk to (and whine) about it.


Some of @frissyn's projects are

Valorant.py - valorant.py is an unofficial API wrapper for Riot Games' Valorant API endpoints. It's modern, easy to use, feature-rich, and intuitive! Implemented with object oriented designs and explicit reloads to prevent 429s, valorant.py is the best Valorant API wrapper out there!

@frissyn : It was definitely my most professsional project at the time, and when I shared it to r/VALORANT, I got 73 updoots, which made me feel nice.


Discord Unblocker - It stands between Discord and your client, tossing resources back and forth programmatically, meaning it can't be monitored by any blocker or web filter!

ReplCustoms - Repl Customs is a data solution @frissyn created to allow users to search the Repl.it database for custom data solutions. That doesn't answer anything but OK You can find out answers to questions like, "How many upvotes does my post get in an hour?" or "Who commented the most in the past week?" Things like this are easy to look at with Repl Customs!

Reflux - Reflux is a tool to create and modify the default styles that apply to your IDE on Repl.it.




Also, if you want to come up with such ideas for yourself, @frissyn shares his method for coming up with these ideas: -

  1. Think of a cool, meaningful word.
  2. Search it on GitHub, and in the dictionary.
  3. Apply it's definition or meaning to programming or a topic that you like.
  4. Boom, you now have some project ideas!

Other Info

Other than coding, @frissyn has been getting into cross-stitching and sewing (He has never told anybody this before). It started after he got an Undertale Cross Stich Kit for Christmas in 2019, and picked it back up a few weeks ago.

He also enjoys watching anime and reading manga, quite a bit, in fact. Recently, has has gotten into Mob Psycho 100, Rent-A-Girlfriend, Attack on Titan, etc. He really enjoys Shōnen and slice of life anime, along with some shameless romantic comedies and harems.

And for a final message from @frissyn to everyone reading this -

Always strive to learn something new

The End

And that's it for this week's developer spotlight! If you want to be featured in one of these yourself, be sure to post awesome stuff on repl talk and keep an eye out on your discord DMs and e-mail inbox!
Also, if you have any feedback for the spotlights, be sure to put them in the comments section. Any constructive feedback is always appreciated!

Thank you for reading all this. See you all next time with another amazing developer from the community!

BTW I found this cool gif on the internet (discord) so I'm bound to share it with everyone as usual.


frissyn (371)

You already know I'm gonna upvote my own spotlight! ✨😎

As much as I whine about ReplTalk, this community is great! :)

InvisibleOne (3226)

Cool, another 'military kid' when my dad was in we moved 11 times

Kookiez (406)

Wait his name is Ire[REDACTED]?

Or is it just Ire

TheDrone7 (1940)

@Kookiez [REDACTED] is included.

Whippingdot (681)

I don't think they wanted to put their last name(security reasons) @Kookiez

frissyn (371)

@Kookiez [REDACTED] isn't included lmao

Kookiez (406)

@frissyn Hmm... so it seems like you can't trust everything H says

Whippingdot (681)


JDOG787 (441)

@frissyn Congrats! Also we are the same age ;)

BobTheTomatoPie (3362)

congrats @frissyn!, btw how do people get into these spotlights?

Whippingdot (681)

u have to create good programs and share it on repl talk and repl.it will either message you on discord or mail you @BobTheTomatoPie

TheDrone7 (1940)

@Whippingdot actually, there's only been 2 spotlights thus far via emails. People tend to ignore those.

BobTheTomatoPie (3362)

i really like them, ive viewed all of the spotlights, although I don't usually comment I enjoy to hear about the others in the repl community @TheDrone7

Whippingdot (681)

@TheDrone7 I won't. I pay attention to my emails especially. Also I don't have discord so if you ever want a spotlight with me we need email. I am begging my dad to let me use discord right now but for now I don't have it.

Also @BobTheTomatoPie he is saying that people tend to ignore the 'emails' not the 'posts'

BobTheTomatoPie (3362)

okay, still, its fine if i point that out @Whippingdot

Whippingdot (681)

Yup just telling you. Also even I love the developer spotlights, tho they are like bad luck. Shortly after the spotlight is done the people disappear off the planet repl.it @BobTheTomatoPie

BobTheTomatoPie (3362)

haha not rly, coder100 is still out there, the only reason cactus is gone is cause his parents found out he uses dis, and even he is still sometimes around @Whippingdot

Whippingdot (681)

huh what cactus is a mod and he is always around. It was not him I was talking about, look at the announcements and you will see many people like lordposieden or something all left repl.it @BobTheTomatoPie

TheDrone7 (1940)

@Whippingdot Actually um, they're still active. In discord at least.

Whippingdot (681)

Oh, I didn't know that... @TheDrone7

Codemonkey51 (1060)

Hi totally active discord user here! @Whippingdot

Whippingdot (681)

ya but you are active on repl.it too(for me at least) @Codemonkey51

zplusfour (914)

gasp when is my spotlight owo jk
congrats @frissyn !

FlaminHotValdez (716)

Nice lol I was waiting for this spotlight :)