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The 7 Most Popular DEV Posts from the Past Week

thepracticaldev profile image dev.to staff ・3 min read

Every Monday we round up some of the last week's top posts, comments, and tweets. If you have any feedback, please leave a comment. ❤️

1. Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

Imminent deadlines make devs cut corners. Just ask our company's furry mascot:

So Aga Zaboklicka reminds us to remain focused on quality even when there's a lot of time pressure on your project, since otherwise you'll be dealing with technical debt well into the future:

2. You've changed, man

As most of us know, code is usually not in its best form the first time we write it. That's why we have to change it sometimes. Or refactor it—what's the difference anyway? Jason McCreary clues us in:

Commenters weighed in on the value of short but inaccessible code, which is often not very helpful:

I couldn't agree more about one-liners. Also using "tricks", little-known features and other "clever" stuff usually just makes the code harder to comprehend. IMHO the code example above doesn't really need refactoring anyway.

3. Thanks, Dad!

When Kathryn Grayson Nanz was a kid, her dad let her blame stuff on him if she ever felt uncomfortable doing something. She relates the experience to modern workplaces, where there's often a routine scapegoat for every scenario:

4. Can You See Me?

Computer vision is just about the coolest game in town these days. If your machine can't recognize what is a hot dog and what isn't, why even get out of bed in the morning?

Anyway, Jordan Osterberg played around with Apple's new augmented reality platform, ARKit, and figured out how to identify objects seen in his computer's camera.

5. Sticking to Protocol

Last week one of our top posts explained HTTP. Well it turns out that there's more than one protocol around—indeed AMQP (Advanced Message Queuing Protocol) is a popular choice for message-oriented middleware.
Federico Sörenson runs down the differences:

6. What is a Microservice?

It's easy to make a GIF about microservices:

It's a little more involved to actually understand how they work and when to implement them. Thankfully, Aditi Chaudhry has us covered:

7. Automatic Reply

Chris Dodds, a DevOps specialist, says that early in his career he would define his job mostly in terms of automation. But now he realizes that automation really only describes a small portion of his job:

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


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Kim Arnett 

+1 ARKit
I'd love to see more of these posts since I haven't had time to dive in yet <3

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Ben Halpern

Great week.

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