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The 7 Most Popular DEV Posts from the Past Week

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1. Beyond syntax

"Focusing only on knowledge of syntax is a bit like practicing to write a novel by only studying grammar and spelling." Kevin dives into the other layers of skills needed in order to write original, creative code.

2. What's redux?

An explain-like-im-five on redux!

3. Brain Hack

"Pomodoro takes one of our most primitive control structures and aligns it with a higher state of mind: task focus."

4. No more LaTeX, please.

In response to Nicky Marino's post, "Lets Use LaTeX," Peter explains how LaTeX has failed him.

5. Get back on the bike!

"If you stick with it and stay curious, you will always learn what you need to learn."

6. REST is BEST

"So how hard can it be to version an API? The truth is it’s not, but what is hard is maintaining some sanity by not needlessly devolving into a dizzying number of versions and subversions applied across dozens of API endpoints with unclear compatibilities."

7. Inspired by PHP

Amit took on the challenge of writing several handy vanilla JS functions. He does his own implementation of array_map() but also gives us a function called array_chunk().

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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Ben Halpern

I made the list 😁

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Amit Merchant

Thanks for featuring mine, Ben!