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Top 7 Featured 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.

Happy Hacktoberfest!

Hacktoberfest is here and this post from @ayushi7rawat is a great primer on what it's all about. We hope all participants have a blast this month! Pro tip; We're celebrating on DEV, too! Learn how to maximize your Hacktoberfest experience in partnership with this community here.

Mere Semantics (... are crucial!)

"A semantically correct HTML tag informs the browser and the developer about its content. It also helps keyboards and assistive technologies to navigate through a website."


I learned a lot from this article and I hope you do, too!

Promises, Promises

A clear and concise explanation of promises and async/await in JavaScript — with a singing analogy 🎤 Thanks, @santan47

The Doppler Effect: Securing and Managing Your Facebook & Google API keys.

Following the widespread Facebook outage this week, proper organization and security of Facebook (and Google!) processes is top of mind. @zion delivers with this tutorial all about using Doppler to manage API keys securely and in a straightforward manner.

Mind = Blown

@trekhleb shows us how train a car in a simulator to do self-parking using a genetic algorithm — need I say more? So cool.

What it Means to Have Good Commits — and How to Accomplish It.

Another super relevant guide for Hacktoberfest! @mishmanners reviews how to make good commits and how good commits make you a great team player in this article

How Chris Got the Job

HUGE congrats to @dailydevtips1 for landing a job at Find out how he made it happen in this post.

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 (4)

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

Props to @ayushi7rawat , @polgarj , @santan47 , @zion , @trekhleb , @mishmanners , & @dailydevtips1 for your fantastic posts on DEV!

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Chris Bongers

Thanks for including my article and the congrats! 🎉
Hope people enjoy reading my experience.

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Jozsef Polgar

Thank you very much for mentioning my article. It means a lot to me. :)

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Waylon Walker

Congrats on the new job Chris! love seeing your hard work pay off for you!