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Dev.to Review #7: Top 7 Of The Week, Discussed

dangolant profile image Daniel Golant with malik Originally published at soundcloud.com ・Updated on ・2 min read

What a week, folks! I am back from India, coming off almost twenty hours in the saddle each way, and it's Election Day! Malik and I got together again to chat about this week's Top 7 Articles on dev.to.

Starting us off this week was "How a Month without Computers Changed Me" from Andrey Sitnik on the power of a "digital fast".

From there, we moved on to "Making Sense of React Hooks" from Dan Abramov, in which Dan gives a short rundown and example implementation of React Hooks, a recently-announced reactive state mechanism.

We then move on to a discussion around... creative uses for APIs, and Henry Lim's experimentation with Cathay Pacific's flight booking page, in "Reverse Engineering Cathay Pacific’s Seat Selection Page".

Aditya Sridhar spurs yet another conversation about git workflows for teams with "How to use git efficiently".

From there, we move on to "You shouldn't focus on learning Javascript frameworks" from Milecia McG on the order and balance of how and what people should be learning. Malik and I agree broadly, and immediately move on to...

"Why serverless newbies should use a deployment framework" by Paul Swail, where we almost immediately contradict the stance we agreed with in the preceding discussion (kidding... kind of).

And finally, we talk about "Design Patterns in Web Development" from Manuel Spagnolo and the broader place of Design Patterns in a developer's toolkit.

Any thoughts on taking a break from technology? Want to correct me on the completely inaccurate statements I made about GLONASS?

Where do you see React Hooks fitting in to your projects?

Any opinions on the best Serverless framework or educational content?

Let us know in the comments!

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Paul Swail

Thanks for the shout-out, guys. Enjoyed listening to your discussion πŸ‘

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Daniel Golant Author

Thanks, Paul! Any thoughts on what Serverless offers vs SAM? I saw some discussion of more alternatives in the comments section of your post, too.

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Paul Swail

I haven't actually used SAM on a project so couldn't give an honest comparison from experience.

I've been happy with what Serverless gives me so I haven't as yet had sufficient cause to experiment with other frameworks.

Serverless Framework does offer multiple cloud provider support though I've only used it for AWS.

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Boris Jamot ✊ /

Hi guys !
I wanted to know how you choose the posts that you're discussing ?

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Daniel Golant Author

Hi Boris! For the 7, we just use the posts sent out in the weekly email, the most recent ones are here. We also tried doing a "Host's Choice" once, we haven't tried it again because of time constraints, but we want to for next week. For that, we mostly just searched / watched what the dev.to twitter account promoted and read what piqued our interest. If you want us to take a look at something you wrote for next week, feel free to leave it here, or if you want to send it privately feel free to DM one of us on Twitter.

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Boris Jamot ✊ /

OK, I thought you were discussing about most discussed posts, I mean the posts with the most comments.
Thank you for your reply !