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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. To hCaptcha or to reCAPTHCA?

Thinking of following in Cloudfare's footsteps and switching to hCaptcha? This post focuses on why one might want to move away from Google's reCAPTCHA, and how to implement the change.

2. How To Help

Ask and you shall receive - Carolyn summarizes twelve tips from Twitter on how to onboard junior developers. Honestly, these are good onboarding tips for developers at any level!

3. Pattern Matching

Zeeshan guides us through all the syntax behind regex - from basic matchers to lookarounds to flags.

4. Authenticate & Authorize

If implemented incorrectly, storing JWT tokens can cause your web application to be vulnerable to attacks. George teaches us how to secure JWT Tokens the right way.

5. Skeleton > Spinner

Turns out, seeing a spinner screen for two seconds is perceived to feel longer than seeing a skeleton page for two seconds. In this post, we learn how to implement a skeleton loading page.

6. Know The Basics

Spyros explains the importance for developers to, at least, understand some of the basics of web application security. In this post, they share four resources for learning.

7. Unbreakable

Jesco stresses the importance of a declarative mindset when looking to build unbreakable components. This post is all about mindset switching.

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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