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The 7 Most Popular DEV Posts from the Past Week

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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. A Side Note

Almost any programmer will tell you that the best way to improve your skills while also creating something you can demonstrate to potential employers is to focus on some side projects. But first you need to have a side project, so Sam Jarman lists a few ways to rev up your imagination:

One of his suggestions–finding ways to automate personal tasks–was well received:

Yes. Automating is good. Making thing more searchable is good, too. As for me I think the nice idea it is to make things more searchable indexing in Elasticsearch? For instance by consuming RSS feeds..

2. Emoji Module

"One of the best things about Node.js is its massive module ecosystem," writes Dominik Kundel. So what did that motivate him to build? A module that reads the emojis from a string input and returns their shortcodes. Watch how he does it:

3. Go Build an API

It feels like every week there's a top dev.to post about Go. This week, it's Francis Sunday showing us how to build a RESTful API in the language:

4. Tools of the Trade

There are so many languages, libraries, frameworks, etc. out there that it's difficult (and daunting) to try to figure out exactly what you need to know to be a sufficiently prepared full stack developer. Sam Jarman (who cracked this week's roundup twice!), runs down his list:

5. A Solid Introduction

SOLID principles were introduced a few decades ago by Robert C. Martin as standard for maintainable and flexible software design, and today they're still a quite useful set of guidelines. Theofanis Despoudis walks us through the five core ideas:

6. Dirty Secrets of DevOps

Chris Dodds is tired of seeing only success stories about DevOps–"tales of bold IT leaders transforming their business and steering big corporate ships into the future," as he puts it–so he wrote up some "dirty secrets" about the DevOps failures you see fewer stories about:

7. Remote Danger

There's so much praise for flexible work environments and working from home, that it can be easy to look past some of the pitfalls of such a set-up. Charles Villard, who works remotely himself, explains some of the dangers of WFH:

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

Another great week

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Walker Harrison

any article that can work in a Cast Away GIF is worth a read

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Francis Sunday

Thanks dev.to :)