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The 7 Most Popular DEV Posts from the Past Week

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. ❤️


Working Nonstop is Not Sustainable

This post from @catalinmpit resonated with a lot of people — and for a good reason! This article takes myths of “super developers” seriously and debunks some toxic ideas many folks have about this profession.

Getting Crafty With Chrome

@ayushi7rawat has a ton of saves on this article. Looks like a lot of people are in the market for a fun, practical tutorial with a video option that guides you through making a Chrome extension. 🎨

A Day in the Life of a Nairobian Dev

Thanks for sharing this awesome glimpse into your typical day, @godwillbarasa! It’s always so fun to see the differences and similarities between the work lives of developers all over the world!

Breaking Through the Jargon

@sarahob provided a public software service with this post that explains Kubernetes clearly and in an engaging way. There is a ton of jargon and complexity in the Kubernetes realm -- no shame in wondering what it all really means!

Labels Are For GitHub Issues — Not Humans

It always hurts to see developers call themselves mediocre or “average” when everyone truly has distinct, valuable skills and offerings. I’m glad @chechenev found a way so see their worth and reject harmful labels!

The Seven Rules of a Great Commit Message

@helderburato breaks down their personal template for writing helpful, clear, and consistently good git commit messages.

Command Line Exposure Therapy

When learning the command line, many folks get intimidated by the topic of text editors. To conquer their fears, @deniselemonaki decided to dive in with a basic overview of two of the most frequently used and most popular command line text editors in Linux and Unix like systems: nano and Vim.

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

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

Great job on these awesome posts @catalinmpit , @ayushi7rawat , @godwillbarasa , @sarahob , @chechenev , @helderburato , and @deniselemonaki !!

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Godwill Barasa

Thank you. My first post.

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Dionysia Lemonaki

Oh wow!! This made my day :)

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Maxim Chechenev

Wow, thank you! :)

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Helder Burato Berto • Edited on

Thank you!
I am happy with the mention. :D

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Godwill Barasa

Thank you. My first post on dev.to

Cheers to many more coming.

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Andy Leverenz

Sorry to be so blunt. Are the popular posts the best though? Impressions don't always equate to quality. There are a large number of unnoticed devs here I wish would get more spotlight. Hoping to see more surfaced in lieu of the typical trendy stuff.

P.S. I mean no harm buy saying this. I just wish it was less about numbers and more about drive and willingness to share.

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

Hi Andy — We definitely take a look at a number of different factors when curating these lists :)

Impressions certainly aren't the only factors in the posts we pick! We aim for a variety of different topics, backgrounds of community members, writing styles, and try to award authors that haven't been picked for this list previously. This week's authors were all first-time Top 7 authors, for instance
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Andy Leverenz

Thanks for the insight Gracie. I think it would be awesome to hear more about these decision making processes from the internal team. Maybe there are some new articles waiting to be born there.

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Karen Efereyan

Great work everyone. I'll read these articles through

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Chris Bongers

Awesome list! Superb articles.

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Husnain Ali

All the posts are great.