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The 7 Most Popular DEV Posts from the Past Week

1. Survival Guide

Not every software developer is a ninja/guru/rockstar. For the rest of us mediocre developers, Nikita wrote a quick guide for surviving in this industry for non-geniuses.

2. Book Listicle 💜

A roundup of 8 books that all developers should read (but especially juniors looking to level up).

3. Alternatives, not replacements.

GraphQL has gained popularity recently, but it's not always the best option. This post shares the pros and cons of REST and GraphQL APIs to help us understand the tradeoffs before we make an architectural decision.

4. Why bother in the first place?

Many developers use Lodash but many methods have actually been migrated into JavaScript or EcmaScript. Antonin shares four Lodash methods that can be substituted by ES2015+ native methods.

5. How React Works

This guide covers the important parts of React - a great review of the fundamentals paired with examples.

6. You walk into a McDonalds...

A community-sourced explanation of MVC for five year olds 😄

7. Video Training

Periklis shares five educational YouTube channels for developers but the community chimes in with many more recommendations in the comments.

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 Monday!

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