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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. CSS-free

An overview of W3.CSS, a CSS framework that heavily leverages class attributes. Corina stumbled across this framework when they were looking or an effortless way to add some styling to a few web pages.

2. Sean -> Ricky -> Pete -> Malcom -> Ari

A primer on linked lists through the lens of Ariana Grande's latest hit, "thank u, next." Enjoy!

3. Do you need another reason?

Quincy takes us on a walk through the FCC repo from open PR -> logged in user. In this post, we also learn the benefits of JAMstack.

4. What if.

Inspired by a HackerNews article, Nick shares why they once avoided using Bash aliases, and why that practice is now in the past.

5. Uncle Bob Hours

Part of Uncle Bob's vision is that a developer should spend 15-20 hours a week learning. John compares software development to other high maintenance and high responsibility jobs (i.e. medical field) and points out why this advice might be dangerous.

6. Unit tests, integration tests, smoke tests, regression tests...

A quick roundup and explanation of the different ways you can test.

7. Ultimate Flexibility

Theodore shares how they went from ski bum to....well, still a ski bum, but also a software developer. In this post, they share rules to follow if you want flexibility. For Theodore, this means the privilege to ski everyday.

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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Ben Halpern

Fantastic group this week

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Thanks for sharing this week's posts Jess!

For anyone that's interested, @dangolant and I do a weekly discussion of these top 7 posts.

If you enjoyed this week's posts or didn't have a chance to read them you can find our discussion here :)

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YCM Jason


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Pierre-Henry Soria ✨ • Edited

Great ones!