This is a weekly roundup of awesome DEV comments that you may have missed. I'm a day late (I usually post on Tuesday), please forgive the delay :)
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The huge highlight of last week within the DEV Community was the #SheCoded celebration. There were a great number of positive and supportive comments across the entire spectrum of posts, and it was a real pleasure to read the stories and observe the discussions. One "Ally" post talked about the very concept of being an ally: I'm Yechiel, and I'm not an ally. @lkopacz
agreed with the main takeaway from the post with a comment that was boosted by many folks in the community:
To be quite honest, I feel the same way. I'm tired of woke dudes pretending they're allies while still questioning my or other women's experiences.
TDD is a meme and you shouldn't be writing tests before you even know what your modules will look like.
Writing code is an art form. It takes intuition and freeform thought to structure things.
This is such a time saver...
Switching back and forth between two branches:
git checkout -
So true. Ive even seen tutorials these days that ask you to pause and think about/try the problem first. Another suggestion Ive seen is to not follow the tutorial 1-to-1 and produce a solution with your own spin on it. For example, instead of building just a TODO list app, making it a shopping list app with extra features. Anyway that can get you thinking about the code in a active rather than a passive way will work wonders in the long term!
We'll end with a fun one. In reply to What's the most creative module or class name you have seen?, @aaronpowell
shares their own internal joke:
I love naming things for my own internal jokes, even if no one else will! 🤣
I have an OSS project (in C#) where the IoC container is called
ShittyIoC because it's a really poor implementation of a container (but served my needs). That project also has an interface for implementing help called
See you next week for more great comments ✌