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The 7 Most Popular DEV Posts from the Past Week

jess profile image Jess Lee (she/her) ・2 min read

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. ❤️

1. Build Better

Kethmar opens the vault of their lessons learned over many years developing websites and reviewing portfolios. This post is especially useful for those of you currently overhauling your portfolios.

2. Authentication -- The Nuts, Bolts, and Beyond

Kim serves up a totally awesome step-by-step guide to identity management. Just look at the comments… this post is helpful.

3. Gotta Tweet ‘Em All

Pokémon + Twitter bots using AWS Lambda? Jeannie appeals to both our inner (always) child and grown-up dev selves with this fantastic tutorial.

4. Working With What You Have

Tobe explains that while it’s always good to upgrade your computer if you have the means to, many folks in the world aren’t in this position. These tips help us empathize with developers who don’t have the latest shiny thing and helps the DEV members in this exact position now.

5. Beware the Tutorial Trap

Andrew makes us think hard about a common and understandable pitfall for newer devs: getting stuck in the cyclone of endless tutorials with frustratingly little retention. Be kind to yourselves but also embrace failure!

6. Where in the World?

In this post, Amakah builds a full-fledged Vue country directory with a dark mode theme. Such a fun challenge!

7. Keeping the Job Search Real

Big congrats to Victoria, who landed an awesome new job after a long search! In this post, they crunch the real numbers to give you an honest portrait of one dev’s hunt.


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 Tuesday!

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