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Top 5 DEV Comments of the Past Week

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 is a huge win, @drbragg ! Congratulations on the achievement!

Got promoted to Senior Software Engineer!


In the latest discussion on Light v Dark Mode, @technoglot weighs in with important factors to consider. Team Dark Mode all the way!

I'll go first: I hate light mode with a passion! I think it's for masochists ๐Ÿคฃ (whatever floats your boat honey ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ).

In all seriousness: I prefer dark mode. Why? It is easier on my eyes. Lately I have been experiencing screen fatigue (yah, das a thang) and staring at anything white on my screen for too long, makes me sick. So, besides using dark mode wherever possible, I like to add an aggressive blue light filter too! ๐Ÿ˜

P.S.: I wear glasses/ contact lenses. Can't afford to lose more of my eye sight than I already did, now can I? ๐Ÿค“ Dark mode to the rescue!

P.S. 2.0: Life's better in dark mode... ๐Ÿ˜ Who's with me?


Trying out something new is always challenging, especially when it comes to blogging. @monika_roy1 congrats on taking that first step! Cheers to big gains!

You know what, last year I wrote my first article about quarantine, of course, it has nothing to do with coding but was meant to boast some productivity around. It got such a good response, but I remember being so nervous before posting it. Once I did, it felt so wonderful.

I really feel all of us have a lot of good information to share and blogging is the best way. ๐Ÿ’ฏ


While Sublime isn't everyone's favorite, @darkain explains why Sublime Text remains a useful editor to them.

I use Sublime Text daily for everything. It is smaller, faster, and right to the point. It is a text editor with zero cruft to get in the way. And yes, it also has quite the extensive extension community. It also doesnt NEED as much extensions to get things working great though, especially as many of those vscode extensions are of low quality and often buggy.

Every time I've tried any other editor, without fail, some THING of some sort will get in the way of doing just basic text editing, which is the ultimate goal of these applications. To me, time is extremely valuable, and nothing has come even remotely close to the simplicity and time saving features of Sublime Text.

For me, its just not worth the time investment to re-learn an entirely different editor that actively has features that get in the way of doing my job, an editor that has done everything they can to attempt to clone every feature of Sublime Text, but not as elegantly, just for the sake of using what is now deemed "popular"


@hkvongit offers their opinion on the top priority JS concepts to master in order to grow your web development career. Thanks for sharing your insights!

Must learns in JS

  1. Recursion
  2. Closures
  3. Loops
  4. Conditionals
  5. Scope of variables
  6. this keyword
  7. object oriented programming - encapsulation and abstraction
  8. class
  9. imports
  10. exports
  11. arrow functions
  12. var, let, const
  13. destructing
  14. template literals
  15. Spread operator
  16. map , filter, reduce
  17. Understand how .prototype works
  18. type conversion
  19. Naming conventions in JS
  20. Asynchronous programming
  21. Promises
  22. Async and await
  23. error handling in javascript
  24. consoling using different console mehods

See you next week for more great comments โœŒ๏ธ

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author
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Amelia Vieira Rosado ๐Ÿฃโœจ

Oh wow, thanks for the honorable mention! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ And congrats to the others for dropping awesome comments! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Drew Bragg

Thanks!

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Monika Roy

@graciegregory โคโค