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Top 7 Featured 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.

Biases... we all have them.

... and developers are no exception. This quick tour of software developer-specific biases by @rajasegar is a great way to check in on your own assumptions and unproductive thought patterns as a dev.

Move on up

SQL databases are a staple in commercial programming. To that effect, @mauriciolinhares teaches us how to optimize our queries correctly.

Autoplaying around

Autoplay can be pesky. @thormeier will show you how to create a web component that allows your users to decide whether they want to play a gif or not.

When the leap pays off

@amanda_peters12322 went from Registered Nurse to Software Developer in 2021 for a variety of reasons — one of which being career fatigue (and literal fatigue, I'm sure. Shoutout to all the hardworking nurses out there like Amanda). In this post, you'll learn a bit about their switch to software development. Motivating to say the least!

Gotta catch 'em all — and then some

There are only 893 unique pokemon, but @mage_ai taught their AI to fix that problem. Check out their other creations like Firenite, Hydraleaf, and Albapod!

GitHub window-dressing

If you haven’t updated your GitHub profile in a while, @saritchaethudis runs through all of the fundamentals to make sure your GitHub profile shines.

Meet Convoy

Convoy is an open-source "Swiss army knife" for publishing web-hook events. @subomioluwalana created it after looking for a tool to push web-hook events while building a Fintech API and not finding anything they liked. SUper interesting looking service. Congrats, Subomi!

That's it for our weekly Top 7 for this Tuesday! Keep an eye on this week for daily content and discussions...and be sure to keep an eye on this series in the future. You might just be in it!

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

Congrats to this week's wonderful authors, builders, career-changers, Pokémon fans, and teachers: @rajasegar, @mauriciolinhares, @thormeier, @amanda_peters12322, @mage_ai, @saritchaethudis, & @subomioluwalana

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Subomi Oluwalana

Thanks for featuring us! @graciegregory !

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Amanda Peters

Wow! Thanks so much for featuring my post!!

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Maurício Linhares

Thanks for featuring us :D

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Rajasegar Chandran

Thanks a lot for the feature @graciegregory

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Sarit Chaet Hudis

Thank you for featuring me and for building this super-friendly platform!!

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Pascal Thormeier

Thank you so much for the feature! :D