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The 7 Most Popular DEV Posts from the Past Week

Gracie Gregory (she/her)
Content Manager @ DEV. "You know what this sentence needs? An Em dash!" - Me to Me
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Every Tuesday 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.

The 4 most important hooks you need to know in React

A simple and to-the-point post on the most important React hooks you need to know ā€” as advertised, @ishakmohmed !

Lights, camera, code šŸŽ¬

Kudos to @hieptl for sharing this incredibly thorough tutorial on... building Netflix to learn React?! šŸ¤Æ Impressive stuff.

Coding through the obstacles

Thank you to @resourcefulmind for providing this follow-up on your last article about how internet access is a major barrier for coders in Nigeria. Really glad you are finding some solutions that work for you. freeCodeCamp is awesome!

Vanilla JS Swirl šŸ¦

@ivavay built a Chrome extension that gives you a random Chinese idiom every time you open a new tab. They break down the process to help you learn how to make your own extension with JS

A safer and more secure Git

@mishmanners is here to save you from needing to authenticate Git so you don't have to type a password with every action. These ideas are SO helpful ā€” and much more secure!

Soft skills, hard covers

@espoir has rounded up a mini library of books that will help your expand upon your soft skills as a developer. Do you have any titles to share?

De-mystifying the mystical āœØ

Thanks to @endingwithali for this terrific look under the hood of web servers.

Want to read more of Ali's work? Head over to! It's a community created by New Relic for all levels of software developers ā€” and it's built on Forem šŸŒ±

That's it for our weekly wrap up! Keep an eye on this week for daily content and discussions...and if you miss anything, we'll be sure to recap it next Tuesday!

Discussion (7)

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Opeyemi Stephen

Iā€™m just happy to help people who are in my position all around Africa. Thank you for the mention @graciegregory

I hope to share more and more useful content in the nearest future. We need all the motivation we can get.

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Mohmed Ishak

Thank you, Gracie! Really appreciate that.

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Hiep Le • Edited

Hi everyone,

Thank you so much ā¤ļø I have joined since last week. Learning React By Building Neflix is my first post. I am so glad to be a part of the community ā¤ļø.

Learning React By Netflix is just the first part in my series. The first part demonstrates about the core concepts in React by building a real-life project. In the next parts, I will share more about many concepts by adding more features to our Netflix application such as Learning Redux by Building Netflix - Login Page, Learning Higher Order Component by Building Netflix - Detail Page and so on. It means that each feature will be associated with a concept in React. We will build a real Netflix together. Following that, I hope that you could mention about the project in your CV / resume and find a job with our project.

I like learning by doing instead of talking too much about theories. On the other hand, I am writing about different topics such as Javascript, Design Patterns, and so on. I will try to create many open sources and share to the community ā­.

Thanks and Best Regards,

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Welcome @hieptl , we're newbies around here too!

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Ivy Chen

Thanks for featuring my article šŸ˜

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Espoir Murhabazi

I am so glad my post features here.

Hope you enjoyed it.