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Best DEV.to Posts for Beginners: Week of May 19, 2019

desi profile image Desi ・2 min read

One of the reasons I've been so drawn to DEV.to over other platforms is the super encouraging and helpful community that gathers here. Initially I felt like it was going to be more a place where I sat back and watched, rather than write and contribute, but I've been so pleased to find not only helpful articles and tutorials that I understand, but also that input from new coders and devs is well-received.

I thought it would be nice to compile some of the best posts every week for those of us who still identify as #codenewbies!

The first time I googled "what is an API?" all I got was the definition. If you're similarly struggling to understand what they are and how they work, check this out!

As I start to transition more into a UX and design path, I'm reading a lot about information architecture. This post helps easily illuminate the fundamentals of it, and is easy to read and understand.

One of the best parts of DEV.to is the depth of advice out there for landing your first development job. This post from Matt is another great one full of helpful tips.

With so many ways of learning how to code, it can sometimes be overwhelming to think about what the "right" way is. Learning best practices for code structure is important, and this series looks like it will be an awesome resource!

Lindsey is one of my favorite Twitter (and dev.to!) follows, and her posts about accessibility are super helpful. This includes seven super easy ways to ensure that your tweets are accessible for everyone, just like your products should be!

Despite four years of using Github at work, I didn't really understand how it worked - and I learned pretty quickly in a "trial by fire" when @jess tweeted a few months ago that there were some typos on the community page. Always chasing another badge, I figured out how to edit the file and create a pull request - a simple guide like this would have helped a lot a few years ago!

What posts stuck out for you this week?

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Lindsey

Thanks for the feature! Hope to continue contributing and writing resources for beginners like me!

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Matt Sparks

Thanks for the mention!

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