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The 7 Most Popular DEV Posts from the Past Week

1. Minty Fresh

TL;DR: Mint is a typed programming language which compiles to JavaScript for building single page applications. In this post, Szikszsai explains why they built another programming language that compiles to JavaScript.

2. Something for everyone

Great list of git problems you're probably always googlin'.

3. "Algorithms + Data Structures = Programs"

Common data structures and the questions that tend to be associated with them. Super useful articles for those in the interview process, or anyone looking for a refresher.

4. Take the shortest path

A must-know algorithm that was created in 20 minutes. Maria walks us through an example implementation in Python.

5. Compromised ๐Ÿ˜ฐ

A critique on npm and how the team handled the repercussions of a hijacked account.

6. Observe, orient, decide, act

Solo coders needs to be more deliberate about finding iterative opportunities for improvement. In this post, Vicky shares seven steps on how to shorten the feedback loop as a freelance developer.

7. Thanks the aliens

This is a story about determination and how one goal can open doors for unforeseen opportunities.

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!

Top comments (2)

Timeless DEV post...

How to write a kickass README

Arguably the single most important piece of documentation for any open source project is the README. A good README not only informs people what the project does and who it is for but also how they use and contribute to it.

If you write a README without sufficient explanation of what your project does or how people can use it then it pretty much defeats the purpose of being open source as other developers are less likely to engage with or contribute towards it.