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The 7 Most Popular DEV Posts from the Past Week

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1. Really.Big.Design.Error

In case you weren't tuned in, Hawaii residents recently received an emergency alert that stated "BALLISTIC MISSLE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEAK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL." It was, in fact, a drill and the alert was a big big mistake. We learned later that the mistake was made because of an obvious design flaw that this post dives into.

2. Beyond January Blues

If you have any nagging doubts about your jobs, ask yourself if any of thse scenarios might be playing a role in your workplace happiness.

3. Kubernetes, in action.

Daniel shares his observations with how Kubernetes behaves with load balancing, self healing of services and auto scaling.

4. Customize Everything

Nitya gives us a thirty-second run down of Flutter, an open source SDK from Google.

5. 800ms to 500ms

Inada shares how they used import time profiling to optimize application startup time, and how that led to a few PRs.

6. Making Spotify Less Boring

Eric got tired of listening to the same suggested songs and playlists on Spotify, so he dove into their API to make something better for himself.

7. You Aren't Gonna Need It

Tips on how to practice YAGNI, a principle of eXtreme programming -- a programmer should not add functionality until deemed necessary.

That's it for our weekly wrap up! 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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