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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. !important

^ that's what I used to do when the z-index frustrated me -- didn't work most of the time. Kushal shares a simple z-index debugging trick on Chrome dev tools.

2. All About Negotiation

Peter gives us an overview of gateways and proxies, along with a few examples of implementing rate-limiting and deny requests.

3. 10-year Check In

Andrew has seen the evolution of a tech stack across ten years. In this post, they show us how the frontend, backend, infrastructure, testing, and analytics tooling have changed in their app.

4. Fail Fast

Adrian introduces us to a bunch of terminology necessary to have a proper discussion about service speed. In this post, we learn about response time vs. service time, throughput, little's law, and more!

5. Many Flavors

As fun as the title suggests - Muhimen shows us how to print "Hello, World!" in 30 different languages.

6. A Portal

Bibek takes us under the hood of browsers. In this post, they cover the structure of a web browser, JS engines, and more!

7. Level Up

Desiré clarifies the role of frontend developers and shares advice on how to level up your frontend skills - from helpful tools to important reminders.

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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Hey Jess, do you have a link to the podcast or is that still in development? thanks!