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Dev.to has implemented Series! Series are cool! Coding Concepts is now a series! Cool!

designpuddle profile image Chris Bertrand ・2 min read

Afternoon all, I'm Chris and I started the Coding Concepts Series, writing about programming topics which I find interesting.

As Dev.to now officially support 'Series' I thought I'd celebrate with a combination post!

I've linked to each individual post, but at the top and bottom of the article you will now find cool little circles linking to each post within a series, hopefully there will be a way to style them soon!

How to create Series

If you were wondering how to create a Series, you need to add

series: [series name]
to the front-matter part of your blog post header.

See the editor guide below for more details.

Ref: Editor Guide

Series Posts

A term called Cargo Cult Programming and it really struck a chord with me. Read more about it above.



Cyclomatic complexity I feel is a very valuable tool in a developer's arsenal, read more about it above.

Reflection, what is it? What does it do? How to use it? Read more about it here

Anonymous methods (The FAT ARROW =>)



Generics can be hard to grasp, that's why I started the series writing about what they were, read more about them above.

Thanks to everyone that's read, and commented on the series. I hope you've found it useful, I'll be looking at expanding the series with more posts this year, if there is anything you think would make a great post, let me know in the comments below.

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Antony Garand

If like me you were wondering how to create one, you need to add the series: [series name] to the front-matter par of your post

Ref: dev.to/p/editor_guide
Release: dev.to/ben/changelog-create-series...

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Michael Lustig - halfjew22@gmail.com

Thanks to both you and Chris for this tip. One of the things I love about Dev.to so far vs Medium (for example) is the increase in the ratio of informative / verbose.

It seems here people just get to the helpful bits and it’s awesome. Makes me want to engage more.

Thanks again guys!

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Chris Bertrand Author

Cheers Antony, Completely forgot about showing that. You mind if I add that into the body of the post?

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Antony Garand

Feel free to!

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rinzzzz

I just discovered it today and it's incredibly useful! One question tho, how do you arrange the series order in thr table? Mine seems to swap the first and second series..

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Frank Font

I have the same question. How do I order the postings of the series?

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John Biundo

Did anyone ever figure this out? Very annoying to have Part 5 show up before Part 5!

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Chris Bertrand Author

Haha, I Would have thought it was date posted, I'll check the repo and get back to you on that asap

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John Biundo

It's possible I created them out of order. I definitely published them in order though,so my bet is it goes by create date.

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Chris Bertrand Author

Sorry for taking so long to get back to this. Ok, so I've found it.
in app\views\articles_collection.html.erb

ln 10:

<% @collection.articles.published.order("published_at ASC").each_with_index do |article, i| %>

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John Biundo

Thanks Chris.

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Dave Follett

It's also worth noting that the circle icons won't appear until you have more than one post configured in a series.

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Alex Barashkov

I'd like to say that UX is not the best, the gray circles dont make enough sign that it's something you should use. So I suppose just putting the link with cards to the bottom of the page will work better from perspective of views, rather those native feature.

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Chris Bertrand Author

It seems like the design isn't fully implemented yet, a data-preload-image tag is used for each circle, however this doesn't look it does anything at the moment.

The great thing since going open source, is we as a community will be able to help drive this, so feel free to check out the repo, and if you can/want add a P.R or add some comments!