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Best DEV.to Posts for Beginners: Week of August 12, 2019

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Posts don't help unless you post them... whoops!

One of the reasons I've been so drawn to DEV.to over other platforms is the super encouraging and helpful community that gathers here. Initially I felt like it was going to be more a place where I sat back and watched, rather than write and contribute, but I've been so pleased to find not only helpful articles and tutorials that I understand, but also that input from new coders and devs is well-received.

I recently became a Tag Moderator for #beginners, so I get to see even more of the awesome content out there beyond what comes up in my dashboard!

It's been another great week of posts for #codenewbies, so let's dive right in!

As in past weeks, I often get a lot of value out of project idea lists. This week we get some new ideas - I especially like the one on an event notification app!

I live for Sarah Drasner's grid generator. It's super easy to use and has helped me learn a lot about the grid and how (and why) it works.

Shoutout to the Ladybugs for these awesome and gorgeous CSS cheat sheets!

What a lifesaver this post is. With several of my projects I've gotten to points where I'm at a loss on what to learn next or where to look - thinking about how to slow down and think it through is great!

Lee's post on learning to code is really about learning how to learn. His six steps are applicable for any new endeavor you're taking on!

Preparing for coding interviews is often a source of stress for new developers or programmers - collecting any resources with practice questions and exercises is key!

I love a "what the heck" post (as evidenced here) and think the responses in this thread on unit testing are really educational!

While I disliked markdown for a long time, years of using it at work coupled with these past few months writing on DEV have sparked a love I didn't think possible. If markdown is marking you down (hah!) try some of these tips.

Coding can often be meditative in a day, and a nice thing to plunge yourself into on hard days. Lindsay talks about how it helps them in these situations.

Despite years of trying to improve my creativity and design skills, I still struggle. There's a huge stigma that programmers aren't creative either, so if you feel that's true of you, check out these tips from Ellen!

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