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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.

We start things off with two comments about terrible interview questions. The first is specific to a particular question discussed in this post: Terrible interview question: Swap variables without a temporary. @alexkindle offers on upside from getting this question:

I love getting interview questions like swap without a temporary variable, because it is an extremely strong signal (as an interviewee) that you should absolutely not work at this company.

In a more general, and thoroughly entertaining, Terrible Interview Questions discussion thread, @sanidz shared this classic exchange:

Interviewer: "Did you heard about this facebook thing?"
Me: "Sure"
Interviewer: "Can you than develop something like that?"
Me: "What?"
Interviewer: "What?"

Replying to Are we pretentious and arrogant?, @nprimak describes their strategy for staying out of an oftentimes-toxic environment:

This phenomenon is why I avoid ever asking questions on Stack Overflow.. I have found it to be very toxic with people attacking the person asking questions and their intelligence. My strategy has been to just avoid those people as much as possible

Sharing a particularly awesome accomplishment in What was your win this week?, @amejiarosario received plenty of love in response to this announcement:

This week, I published my new book about Algorithms in JavaScript!

Finally, answering What should I know to be a software architect?, @jorgecc offers a thorough run-down on the term of "software architect" and shares some insights about what one might want to know if they're moving into that role:

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See you next week for more great comments ✌

Top comments (3)

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Peter Kim Frank

Congrats to @alexkindle , @sanidz , @nprimak , @amejiarosario , and @jorgecc for making the list this week!

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Adrian Mejia

Oh great. This gave me my first badge!!

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Joe Hobot • Edited

I laughed so hard when I read the 2nd comment from @sanidz lol. Saw it day or two ago.