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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. Save Countless Hours

After years of struggling with poorly structured NodeJS apps, Santiago put together a thorough guide on how to approaching everything from folder structure to to dependency injection to configuration and secrets!

2. Read More Code

Jacque shares lots of tips for refactoring by walking us through an example of code they wrote on their first dev job!

3. Developer+

Molly explains what it means to be an SRE at the company they work at, how they got the role, and why they love it.

4. Building Empathy

Cubicle Buddha shares their reactions to a meme which led to a big community discussion about what it means to be a 'full stack dev.'

5. Save Your Sanity

Do your future self a favor and write good commit messages! Rachel shares three rules to follow.

6. Growing "Horizontally" And "Vertically"

Andrew explains the many benefits of contributing to OSS and provides a detailed approach to contributing.

7. The Ultimate Guide

Brandon shares their book "How To Get Any Job You Want," in its entirety in this post. This is a long guide on how to approach the job application process -- a good read for anyone looking to level up.

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 (6)

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Cubicle Buddha

Thank you so much Jess, Ben, Peter and the team for sharing. And thank you for appreciating where I was coming from with the empathy aspect of the article. :) I hope it’s not silly to say, but the three short weeks since I’ve started using Dev Community have been absolutely incredible. I honestly think that DEV has renewed my appreciation of the Internet and has given me the community that I often wish I could find on my real office floor.

Side note: I think I spend more time reading then writing on DEV because the content of the articles is so wonderful (even the ones that haven’t yet gotten a lot of attention). I love the positivity of the community, and I find myself appreciating people’s opinions that I normally wouldn’t have gotten a chance to hear.

“Cubicle Buddha”

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Jamie Ferrugiaro

I don't think that's silly to say at all--it's a really positive community!

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Biniam Haddish

Hey, guys, I might be asking something that has been asked before but does this site have an app that I could use? like android app or IOS

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Israel Muñoz

The page itself is a Web App with PWA capabilities, so you can install it!
On iOS go to Share > Add to Home Screen and that's it!

On Android go to Menu > Add to Home Screen and you're good to go!

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Jess Lee

We also have an iOS app:
and the Android app that we're announcing TOMORROW 🤫:

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Edison Yap • Edited

Interesting Android app! Is it just a PWA wrapper though?