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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. โค๏ธ

1. Let's Do Better

Penelope explains how the tech industry is terrible at accepting name changes. In this post, Penelope explains how we can make our applications better for people who are changing their names.

2. It's Not Magic

Lydia provides a visual explainer on how prototypal inheritance work - the culprit behind built-in methods like .length() or .split().

3. Weird & Wonderful

James shares the backstory of a handful of common programming languages -- how their names were chosen and what those words mean.

4. Clear Messages

Visual representation is a big part of communicating with an audience. In this post, Kedar shares a list of free illustration resources.

5. No JS!

After sampling around 30 different libraries, Kiss shares their top ten favorite CSS animation libraries. They even include a quick overview of how to use each one!

6. Question & Answer

Mark shares a thorough list of JavaScript interview questions. The best part? They share the answers too.

7. New Year, New Blogging Goals

Amruta shares their method for writing blog posts and the four drafts to work with: throwaway, rough, review, and final!

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

Top comments (4)

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Patrik Kiss • Edited

Oh another one of my posts made it in top 7 ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Just like last time, I didn't expect to get so much attention with this post either. I mean, this post has already almost 2x more views than my previous one, even after only 1 day, which really surprised me.

Thank you everyone ๐Ÿ˜

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Ben Halpern

@lydiahallie has come on to the scene as a serious power hitter in the community ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿคฏ

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Lydia Hallie

Thanks Ben!! I love this community ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Helen Anderson

Congratulations amrutaranade, loved your post.