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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.

The Perfect Open-Sourcer Does Not Exist

Over the last four months, @batunpc has set various goals to become a better open-sourcer. Here's some food for thought as ya look to set your new year's resolutions.

CSS :is(),:where(),:has() and :not()

Learn about several new pseudo-class selectors in CSS courtesy of @shubhamtiwari909's post here, complete with embedded CodePen examples.

A Guide to the Most Popular APIs

In this article, @pragativerma18 takes a look at how SOAP, REST, GraphQL, and gRPC APIs compare to each other, giving you a sense of their pros and cons.

36 Questions to Ask Your Future Software Employer

We’ve all felt that relief at the end of an interview, but then we get hit with “Do you have any questions for us?” and our minds draw a blank. @tomfern has some great questions for you to ask next time that happens!

Why I don’t do TDD

@codenameone takes a critical look at TDD, outlining the good, the bad, and the worse. Ultimately, they don't use it or recommend it; here's why.

The Right Image Format for your Next Project

Wondering what image format should you choose for your project? Luckily, @alvaromontoro has crafted an instructive and humorous decision tree to walk us through the process.

A 🦣 Opportunity for Developers

There's a lot of interest in Mastodon at the moment. Here are some thoughts from @andypiper on how to best capture that opportunity as a developer.

That's it for our weekly Top 7 for this Tuesday! Keep an eye on 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!

Top comments (8)

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Andy Piper

Oh wow, I made the Weekly 7! I am hono(u)red! I'm glad to have shared something useful and I hope the community enjoys it.

Shout-out to everyone on this week's list!

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Michael Tharrington

Heck yeah, Andy!! Really appreciate you sharing this post and agree with ya that there's a big opportunity right now for devs to take advantage of Mastodon. Also, I loved the optional "u" in "hono(u)red", haha! 😀

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Michael Tharrington

Props to all the awesome authors highlighted above: @batunpc, @shubhamtiwari909, @pragativerma18, @tomfern, @codenameone, @alvaromontoro, & @andypiper. Y'all rock! 🤘

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Thank you for the mention ❤️

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Alvaro Montoro

Thank you for including me in the list :)

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Pragati Verma

Thank you so much Michael, and congratulations to everybody! 😊

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Bobby Iliev

Well done everyone!