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The 7 Most Popular DEV Posts from the Past Week

jess profile image Jess Lee (she/her) ・2 min read

Every Monday we round up the previous week's top posts based on traffic, engagement, and a hint of editorial curation. The typical week starts on Monday and ends on Sunday, but don't worry, we take into account posts that are published later in the week. ❤️

1. Byte Size

From loading external dependencies on demand to creating a common bundle to load base components, Guilherme shares tips on reducing your JS/CSS size.

2. Snippets & Examples

A few handy CSS tricks from day-to-day tips to more unusual use cases (like prevent highlighting!)

3. Continued, Iterative Effort

Jamie shares how they approached the challenge of building a game under 13Kb for the js13kgames challenge, all while raising a baby. This article covers everything from developing game mechanics to generative algorithms.

4. Stay Alert 👀

Jenn shares their experience with toxic teams and advice on what to watch out for, both with the team and with oneself. If you're in this situation, Jenn also shares a few tips on creating an action plan.

5. Strange Syntax

For anyone who's crossed paths with -->, some dood breaks down its meaning. Whether or not you choose to use this combo operator, well, that's up to you.

6. Vue Axios

A look into this popular Vue plugin.

7. CLI or GUI?

People can be very opinionated on tools and workflow, but there's no need to shame anyone on their preferences!

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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Great posts this week as always!

For anyone that's interested, @dangolant and I do a weekly discussion of these top 7 posts.

If ya want to find out more about these posts in audio form, you can find it here:



What if this post becomes the most popular for next week? Do we have than post-inception? Or post recursion? 🤔🤔🤔


Well done all, a really great set this week!