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Top 5 DEV Comments 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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This is a weekly roundup of awesome DEV comments that you may have missed. You are welcome and encouraged to boost posts and comments yourself using the #bestofdev tag.

This comment on "The Hells Every Developer Experiences" should resonate with all you "computer people". Hilarious addition, @faranaiki !

"Please, can you fix my printer?"

If you check out "Switching to vim", you'll see some great dialogue from VSCode user @turutupa who has questions for the author about vim. Thanks for continuing the convo!

It's great that you changed to vim, seems very exciting! It would be cool if you could explain the process on how you changed to vim. Personally I use VSCode with vim extension for keyboard shortcuts. And I think it would be really cool to move fully to vim, but it's hard... first problem is file navigation. VSCode makes it so easy to open up files using ctrl/command + p. There might be some other stuff that I'd miss from VSCode when moving to vim but file navigation is my road blocker I guess.

How did you overcome that?

Some of you may have stumbled across "Master Binary in Five Minutes", where @eljayadobe aptly dropped this clever response to the title 😃

Master Binary in 101 Minutes.

We must point out this comment by @valeriavg taken from this post on some "Biased Reasons for Angular". Always nice to see open, respectful discussion.

I respect opinions that are diametrically opposed to mine. In fact I believe that diversity is a very good thing and not only in tech. With that said, it hurts me to see how the option to not use any framework at all simply became not an option. A framework, architecture or any sort of abstraction layer can and should be chosen or (blasphemy!) created for a particular project. After all, every programming language has it's own ways of doing things, limiting opinions and providing easy solutions for common problems.
But the higher the level of abstraction the less understanding you have of what actually is going on. This makes things harder to debug, fix and optimise.
Having said that, I agree that choosing a framework based on what you know best is wise. But by knowing I mean a deep understanding of how it works, what it can and cannot do and why. Which is always easier with your own code or a third-party code with the smallest possible scope.

Non dev-related, but this Weekly Win is definitely note-worthy. Glad to hear you're doing well @ibrahimcesar !

Tested negative to COVID-19 – I live in Brazil and was sick all week. Never felt my life in so much danger.

See you next week for more great comments ✌

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