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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. ❤️

Visual Learners, Rejoice!

Frankly, this entire series about Docker fundamentals by @aurelievache is fantastic — it uses sketchnotes to appeal to those of us visual learners. In this ninth installment, Aurelie breaks down Docker search.

What a Senior Dev Is — and Isn’t

Thanks, @themarcba, for this thorough primer on the true role of a senior developer — a title that’s frequently misunderstood and truly looks different at every company.

JS Interview Questions? You’ve Got This.

@dverybest came through with five common JS interview questions with simple answers that might just save you during your next bout of pre-interview jitters (you’ll do great)!

Problem-Solving? Throw Out Your Stopwatch.

Everyone solves problems in their own way, and while sometimes, there’s room for optimization, you shouldn’t feel badly about a slow and steady approach. Thanks for the reminder and personal story, @pepopowitz!

When to Use Context (in Context 😉)

In this post, @olenadrugalya explores Context API and when to use it with React. A great breakdown in four steps!

Freelancing: The What, Why, and How

Whether you’re an experienced or prospective software developer, chances are you’ve met a freelancer a time or two. If you’ve ever wondered how or why one even becomes a freelancer, this post by @kevsmss goes out to you!

git commit -m "get started with open source!"

Just in time for the tail-end of #Hacktoberfest! @williamotieno delivers a great intro to open source contribution with a focus on Git and GitHub. If you’ve been tempted to participate in Hacktoberfest but feel a bit lost, know that you still have time and this helpful guide is here for you if you need it.

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 (3)

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)
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Charles Best

Thank you

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Aurélie Vache

Oooh thank you!! ♥️♥️♥️

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.