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.
Biases... we all have them.
... and developers are no exception. This quick tour of software developer-specific biases by @rajasegar is a great way to check in on your own assumptions and unproductive thought patterns as a dev.
Web developers and Cognitive Biases
Rajasegar Chandran ・ Feb 17 '22 ・ 8 min read
Move on up
SQL databases are a staple in commercial programming. To that effect, @mauriciolinhares teaches us how to optimize our queries correctly.
Optimizing your MySQL queries
Maurício Linhares ・ Feb 16 '22 ・ 8 min read
Autoplay can be pesky. @thormeier will show you how to create a web component that allows your users to decide whether they want to play a gif or not.
Start and stop a llama! How to create a non-autoplay GIF web component 🎞️🛑🔥
Pascal Thormeier ・ Feb 17 '22 ・ 5 min read
When the leap pays off
@amanda_peters12322 went from Registered Nurse to Software Developer in 2021 for a variety of reasons — one of which being career fatigue (and literal fatigue, I'm sure. Shoutout to all the hardworking nurses out there like Amanda). In this post, you'll learn a bit about their switch to software development. Motivating to say the least!
I Put Away My Stethoscope and Grabbed My Laptop
Amanda Peters ・ Feb 16 '22 ・ 4 min read
Gotta catch 'em all — and then some
There are only 893 unique pokemon, but @mage_ai taught their AI to fix that problem. Check out their other creations like Firenite, Hydraleaf, and Albapod!
Teaching AI to Generate New Pokemon
Mage ・ Feb 16 '22 ・ 7 min read
If you haven’t updated your GitHub profile in a while, @saritchaethudis runs through all of the fundamentals to make sure your GitHub profile shines.
Convoy is an open-source "Swiss army knife" for publishing web-hook events. @subomioluwalana created it after looking for a tool to push web-hook events while building a Fintech API and not finding anything they liked. SUper interesting looking service. Congrats, Subomi!
Subomi Oluwalana for Convoy ・ Feb 18 '22 ・ 3 min read
That's it for our weekly Top 7 for this Tuesday! Keep an eye on dev.to this week for daily content and discussions...and be sure to keep an eye on this series in the future. You might just be in it!
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Congrats to this week's wonderful authors, builders, career-changers, Pokémon fans, and teachers: @rajasegar, @mauriciolinhares, @thormeier, @amanda_peters12322, @mage_ai, @saritchaethudis, & @subomioluwalana ✨
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