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The 7 Most Popular DEV Posts from the Past Week

Every Monday we round up the previous week's top posts based on traffic, engagement, and a hint of editorial curation. The typical week starts on Monday and ends on Sunday, but don't worry, we take into account posts that are published later in the week. ❤️

1. ⭐ 19 for 2019 ⭐

Emma has compiled a wonderful list of tips for software engineers as we all look ahead to next year.

2. 🐪 DRY is out, WET is in 💧

An alternative ideology that seeks to avoid premature optimization.

3. 🍔 Hamburger Menu Mistakes 🍔

Jared explains what the NYTimes gets wrong, and what Wikipedia / Disney get right.

4. 🔲 Brutalist Web Design 🔲

A rebellion against the modern web. This makes me super nostalgic for Geocities and that era of the internet.

5. 🏎 Productivity Pro 🤓

A great collection of tips to make you more productive in Visual Studio Code. Definitely worth checking out 👌🏽

6. 🏁 Grid vs. Flex 💪

A look at the differences, and some considerations to review as you think through the layout of your site.

7. 🌌✨💩 Emoji Commits 💩✨🌌

Spice up your routine with this VS Code Extension that helps you create Gitmoji commit messages.

That's it for our weekly wrap up! Keep an eye on dev.to this week for daily content and discussions...and if you miss anything, we'll be sure to recap it next Monday!

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Andrew Bone

I'll make it to the top 7 one day 😅

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Ahmed Hassanein

Nice collection.
One question though, what is the meaning of 🕋 in number 4?

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Peter Kim Frank

I was trying to find emojis to fit each title, and was hunting/pecking around for ones that seemed to fit. #4 was definitely the hardest.

Having now actually searched that emoji, it wasn't the right choice for this context. Thanks for the gentle heads up -- I'm swapping it out with a 🔲 emoji.

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Ahmed Hassanein

as a an emoji fan myself, I know the struggle 😅

Timeless DEV post...

Git Concepts I Wish I Knew Years Ago

The most used technology by developers is not Javascript.

It's not Python or HTML.

It hardly even gets mentioned in interviews or listed as a pre-requisite for jobs.

I'm talking about Git and version control of course.