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Gracie Gregory (she/her)
Gracie Gregory (she/her)

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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.

On the Weekly Win post, @gedalyakrycer is proud of gaining some more Gatsby knowledge and the start of their journey with DEV. We can't wait to see what you do next!

Some wins :)

  • Learned some more about Gatsby and Gatsby cloud. Looking forward to taking a full course on these services and doing a project using them!

  • My portfolio post got a React badge and lovely feedback from the DEV community. Putting my work "out there" was kind of scary, but everyone is really kind and constructive in their feedback. Can't wait to start implementing some of the advice/suggestion shared on it.

In the trials and tribulations of coding and IT, we all live and learn, and that's been reflected in @shaijut's tips and tricks from their IT experiences. Thanks for the helpful information!

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@raphael_jambalos offers some wisdom in the comments of a post about what it's like being a self-taught developer. It's awesome to see such helpful advice being shared across the DEV community.

I agree with your points, Abdul. With our industry, it's easy to get distracted by the next big thing and it becomes too easy to abandon what you're currently studying in pursuit of that hotter fresher thing. Mastery comes with depth, and having depth means investing a good amount of time in it.

Refactoring can be a pain. @dumazy shared some great tips to make the process as painless and simple as possible. Nice call on these!

Be careful though, always go refactor with baby steps. Verify after every small change that the code is still working as it should. Automated tests are incredibly useful for this.
If you try to make multiple changes at once, it's easier to lose sight of what could be affected. Also, the combination of multiple changes will result in an exponential number of issues that can be caused.

One of the best and easiest way to refactor is to rename and move things. Learn the hotkey of your IDE to rename variables, classes, functions and files. It will make the code much more understandable for the next developer (or yourself after a few weeks)

Thanks for sharing how you stay fit, @manpreet! Like @sarthology said, it's so important to prioritize fitness as a developer.

I go for a Morning Walk 🚶‍♀️and also prefer exercising at home sometimes.

See you next week for more great comments ✌

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

Thanks for sharing these great comments with the community over the past few days, @gedalyakrycer , @shaijut , @raphael_@jambalos, @dumazy , & @manpreet !

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Shaiju T • Edited

Thank you for the mention and the Badge 😄. Kudos to @catalinmpit for the advice. DEV is cool platform

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Raphael Jambalos

Thanks for the mention Gracie. Means a lot! I'm happy to be part of the Community!

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Manpreet virk

Thanks for the mention Gracie😊 Got the badge🤩🥳