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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.

Free as in licenses

@krtirtho created a helpful breakdown of various open source licenses and tips on which to choose, when.

The "someday" list of your codebase.

AKA, tech debt! @michaelmangial1 has created a handy resource for developers to better understand tech debt, how to log related information, and how to prioritize all of it.

Easing design/dev handoff pain with Figma

"Designers are expected to have a pretty thorough understanding of the front-end web: HTML elements, the CSS box model, how responsive resizing works, component-based structure, etc. And yet, when we flip the script, developers are rarely expected to have an understanding of design basics – what's up with that?" asks @kathryngrayson. GREAT question and great intro to Figma and how it can help ease design/dev handoff pain!

KollerCode's motivation to code

@kollercode has been faced with a number of personal challenges in 2021. But they used these experiences as fuel to change the course of their career and life. As they so beautifully put it: "when I am [coding], it's like I am solving problems in my own life and it reminds me that as long as I don't give up and I am persistent I can do anything."

Don't miss this post ❤️

How many asteroids came close to hitting the Earth — and how big were they?

No, this is not Netflix Studio spon-con for their new film, "Don't Look Up" — it's an awesome post by @flippedcoding all about how you can use one of the NASA APIs to create an asteroid map. Pretty cool, no?

A thoroughly-vetted book recommendation

@puritanic read The Pragmatic Programmer (you might have heard of it!) and makes a strong case for adding it to your must-read list in this article.

Good job or a tar pit?

@mauriciolinhares has a handy list of questions to ask your potential employers at your next interview to answer this quandary.

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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