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Top 5 DEV Comments from the Past Week

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.

@murrayvarey got the What's Been Your Biggest "Why Didn't Someone Tell Me" Discovery? thread going with a great time-saving shortcut.
I definitely make use of this all day long in my daily writing routine:

For me, it was discovering that Ctrl + Backspace deletes an entire word. It completely changed how I type.

I was so excited -- I told everyone I knew, thinking I would change the world ...
Only one person cared. But he still thanks me to this day.

Hopefully yours is better than mine!

@cecilelebleu shares their advice in How do you learn to talk about your work?:

I’m not a talker, I’m terribly shy in unexpected social situations.
However, one thing that has helped me a lot is writing. I try journaling and writing my thoughts every day. I also see how my understanding of topics grows when I write at the end of processes — sort of like a longer git commit stored somewhere else, explaining my line of thought and why I decided to do things this way, and pointing out anything learned through the process. I personally write everything in the same journal — I use the app Diarly for Mac.

Writing is a great way of organizing and formulating your thoughts, letting them out of your system. Then, when you need to talk about it, it’s easier to remember, if you have already put it into (written) words once!

@rolibkk adds a useful comment to Why I don't use Bootstrap anymore., contextualizing when it may be appropriate to use Bootstrap vs. avoid it:

It always depends what you want to do. I agree that for a simple web-page there's no need for bootstrap. But there's life after, for those who don't get stuck in developing basic stuff. E.g. we're developing enterprise apps for airlines - revenue management, pricing, inventory management, etc. Your're not going to do that with a simple table but require some solid templates and components. And that's what bootstrap is for.

@lallenfrancisl chimes in to What is your Favorite Browser? to offer their vote, and to also name all of the browsers in the post's cover image:

Firefox is my favorite web browser. It's fast and performant now. And more than that it cares for my privacy.

The web browsers in the cover page are:

1.SeaMonkey 2.Palemoon 3.UC Browser 4.Safari 5.Chromium
6.Cốc Cốc Browser 7.Google Chrome 8.Firefox Quantum 9.Opera 10.Microsoft Edge 11.Mcent 12.Maxthon 13.Yandex 14.Internet Explorer 15.Vivaldi

Finally, @quii jumps into the 13 ways the Internet is broken - #9 will shock you! thread to talk about the unfortunate decline of RSS:

People giving up on RSS.

In the good old days I could subscribe to people's blogs and get content delivered to one simple app that i could read through at my leisure. Now I have to surf between 5 different websites, all of which want me to give up my privacy and bombard me with adverts and irrelevant content.

This sounds so cliched but honestly the internet was so much more usable 10 years ago.

See you next week for more great comments ✌

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Peter Kim Frank

Congrats to @murrayvarey , @cecilelebleu , @rolibkk , @lallenfrancisl , and @quii for making the list this week!

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Wow, thanks! I basically cheated, seeing as it was my own thread ... but I'll take it and hope no one notices.

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This post is beneficial. Thank you.