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Top 5 DEV Comments from the Past Week

graciegregory profile image Gracie Gregory (she/her) Updated on ・1 min read

This is a weekly roundup of awesome DEV comments that you may have missed. You are welcome and encouraged to boost posts and comments yourself using the #bestofdev tag.

@kailyons shared some reassuring advice for anyone getting started with programming who has language-paralysis in the What's the worst advice you ever received thread.

That language matters in programming. Fun fact, it almost doesn't. unless it is a specific case, or a language isn't 100% able to take on the majority of a task, the language doesn't matter.

@j4ng5y summed up the ultimate satisfaction of being a developer.

My favorite time it's when the thing you have been working on for hours, days, weeks, months, finally goes into production and people actually start using it. It's usually the start of a long journey, but it's the best feeling.

@timothyokooboh shared a warm welcome for those new to Vue — and four steps to getting started.

Welcome to Vue!

  1. After getting familiar with the basic concepts such as template rendering, two-way data binding, computed properties, methods, watchers and life cycle hooks, then start applying your knowledge to build projects.

  2. After getting deeper into Vue by learning about Vue router and vuex, again apply your extra knowledge to build projects.

  3. After completing your tutorial, check out Vuetify and learn it. It's a material design UI library for Vue js. To get started, you can check out a tutorial by the Net Ninja on YouTube.

  4. Finally, Vuejs has a nicely written documentation. Let it be your friend. You can also check out Vue school and Vue mastery.

@fratcliffe might be up for a promotion in the near future 🎉

I've been on performance management for the past 3 months and today, I PASSED! With flying colours! My manager even talked about the possibility of promotion!

I suffer with ADHD so this is a really big deal for me :) :) <3

I also discovered the python humble bundle that's currently on offer, win! :)


@samuelfaure has a balanced perspective on Linux configuration

I used some time off between my jobs to install and configure arch linux on my work laptop.

It was a lot of work, it took me 2 weeks to get a 100% fully functional system, but I learnt tremendously in the process, so it was definitely worth it.

Now I have a system that was built from the ground up by myself for myself. My workflow productivity increased tremendously. I have the joy of working every day on an amazing and beautiful operating system that I optimized for my needs and which I know everything about.

Granted, there were headaches along the way, and not everyone can give 2 weeks of their life for this. But if I had to I would do it all again.

And since arch is a rolling release, I don't need to perform any major upgrades. Btw, I use arch.

See you next week for more great comments ✌

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Thanks for sharing this with us :) , but it would be better if you mentioned links for the original posts as well.