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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.

Preventing alert fatigue

@dvddpl came through with a very helpful and empathetic guide to dealing with the apprehension and frustration that comes from "alert fatigue".

Group Design Challenge

@zernonia shared a handful of designs so that anyone who wants to practice web design can do so without a cost barrier. Amazing!

Your next (effective) open-source contribution

@pragativerma18 shared what they learned along their journey in open-source — in the hopes that it will allow you to give back to the community.

Question styles that will set you up for success

@erikmelone believes that there are certain ways to phrase typical questions that can help better set you up for success. In this post, we'll take a look at a few of them.

How to implement automatic link shortening in React

"Whether you are looking to add automatic URL shortening to your existing React app, or you want to get detailed analytics of all the links shared on your mobile/web app,’s URL shortener has a detailed API to get you started within few minutes." — thanks @eaetukudo!

What makes React fun

"What makes React fun is that we can take common patterns and turn them into reusable components, making our development life easier and our code shorter." says @trishathecookie. No better example of this than React Context!

10 open source programs for students

In this post, @pb shares some of the open source programs which you can apply to as a student to gain experience, work with some of the most informed people in the industry (from the comfort of your home) and earn a generous stipend!

That's it for our weekly wrap up! Keep an eye on this week for daily content and discussions...and if you miss anything, we'll be sure to recap it next Tuesday!

Top comments (8)

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)
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Trisha Lim

Thank you so much! <3 So encouraging!

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Pragati Verma

Thank you so much 😁
Congratulations to all the fellow authors! 😊

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Thanks @thepracticaldev Team ♥️

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Thank you for mentioning! My first time appear in Top 7!!! 🤩💘

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Emmanuel Etukudo

Thank you so much. Inspiring!

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Always nice to read these 😉
Thanks for curating 👍

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Davide de Paolis

Thanks! 🙇‍♂️