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The 7 Most Popular DEV Posts from the Past Week

Every Tuesday 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.

Editorial note: I will be on parental leave starting very soon so I can welcome my first child ❀️ Forem's awesome Content Manager, Gracie Gregory, will be taking over the Top 7 series and our weekly newsletter while I'm gone (starting next week). I hope everyone has a great spring and summer!

Code to your own beat

@coffeestasia has rounded up some amazing music collections/playlists/channels to help you destress while you debug. 😎

The Internet, decoded

@rohitrana helps us shift from "an average internet user to the person who still uses the internet all the time but knows a little bit about what’s going on behind the scenes." Sold!

Self Promotion as a Creator

This is a deeply fascinating and complex read on the topic of promoting one's work as a developer. @ryansolid admits to not having the perfect answer here, but they sure do have a nuanced perspective on the challenges and lessons of creating and learning in public.

Demystifying the developer advocate

@wassimchegham provides concrete examples of tasks and activities they do at Microsoft as a Senior Developer Advocate. If you've read developer advocate job descriptions but are still struggling to grasp what these pros truly do, this post is a great resource

Creating a great experience for everyone.

@hichamelbsi has some concrete tips for how you can make your sites more accessible β€” because we all need to make this a top priority.

Broader applications for localStorage

@tolentinoel encountered localStorage back when they were in coding bootcamp. Since then, they learned that there are more applications for localStorage than just tokens! This post will walk you through a few of them.

Un-breaking authentication

As @flippedcoding writes, it's crucial to make sure you get the best authentication practices in place as early in the development process as possible. The tactics outlined in this post (through a Node.js app) are super useful πŸ‘€

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 Tuesday!

Top comments (15)

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

Huge congrats again, Jess ❀️ So exciting.

I'm thrilled to publish the Top 7 and newsletter for the next few months. Thanks to the whole community for having me :)

And of course, congrats to this week's top 7 authors...


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Lars Gyrup Brink Nielsen

Also congratulations to @ryansolid πŸ™‚

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Anastasia πŸ„πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

πŸ‘ πŸ’ƒπŸ‘

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ELABBASSI Hicham • Edited

Thank you @jess 😊

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Ryan Carniato

@graciegregory I was meaning to ask, does getting on this list supposed to get you the top 7 badge on your profile? I noticed the other 6 authors have it but I did not.

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Ryan Carniato

I count 6. πŸ™‚

I wasn't aware my article made it on this list until someone pointed it out. In any case awesome to be featured. Thank you.

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Ellaine Tolentino

Oh wow thank you for featuring me here on your post! I feel seen! There is more to learn but I am happy to share my experiences with code!

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Thomas Bnt

Congraaaats @jess ! 🎈🎈🎈

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Editorial note: I will be on parental leave starting very soon so I can welcome my first child ❀️


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Pablo Rubianes πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Ύ

Congrats Jess!

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Many many congratulation @jess

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Jatin Rao

Congrats @jess πŸŽ‰

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Mike Bybee

Gongrats, Jess! You're in for a heck of a ride, but don't you dare miss a minute you don't have to. They go by so fast.

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Gedalya Krycer

Congratulations Jess!

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Rohit Singh Rana

Feels great to be featured here.