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The 7 Most Popular DEV Posts from the Past Week

thepracticaldev profile image dev.to staff ・2 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. Rockstar programmers

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You've rolled your eyes at it on job listings, but you've probably also wondered...am I a rockstar? In this post, Nathan breaks down a 10x programmer into 7 qualities.

2. The reality of learning how to code

Steff was tired of reading only the good and fun of learning to code, so she shares her experience of what it was actually like for her this past year.

3. Achieving webscale, or something like that

...at scale. This week, Ben wants to shard the dev.to database but he explains why he won't, yet.

Now that we have the how, we'll need to figure out the when.

Correct me if I didn't understand you but, you thought about the how in your potential scaling issue. If this problem occurs in the future, you already know what solution you will apply.

How do you decide when you have to apply the solution? Do you have arbitrary metrics? User feedback? Is it something along the lines of: If you ask yourself if you need this, you don't?

Curious about the process.

4. Death to the Jedi

TIL about Yoda conditions and what to ponder before picking Yoda.

5. The fast and the productive

Work-life balance can be difficult if you work full-time, have side projects, and also want to do non-technical things, like draw or hang out with your family. Here are five tools that can make life a little easier and more efficient.

6. So you switched to vim

Peter switched to Vim a few months ago, and he's faster and more efficient than ever. He attributes part of his speed to using Vimium, and shares his top 3 favorite features.

Through this post, someone else mentions another plugin to check out:

I recently did the same thing! I eventually switched to cVim, which I like a little better, but both are solid plugins.

7. Servers, everywhere!

If you never thought about turning your Android device into a web server, you might as well give it a try because it's ridiculously easy! Here are the three simple steps:


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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Ben Halpern

I particularly enjoyed @kataras 's Android server post. Happy to see it made the top 7 this week.