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Underrated Articles on Last Week

Hello! I'm back with another installment of underrated posts of last week! Let's check them out.

1.Tips For Frontend Developers

It's a competitive market. Kristian explained what skills, methodologies, and tools you need to know in order to give yourself the edge over most, and actually get hired for worthwhile gigs as a front end developer. He also stresses how important it is to set your priorities right, as there's "an overwhelming amount of things to learn, and a rich ecosystem of tutorials, guides, and courses to follow along the way."

2.Automated Functional Testing

Automated Functional testing is presumed to be nothing new, but it is often misunderstood. This post by Himanshu not only helps you understand what functional testing is (and isn't), but also how and why you should automate it. It goes into depth with the help of a B2C ecommerce app example, and also talks about some common myths associated with the subject.

3.Hacking scrum

Ways you can adjust Scrum to make it work better for you and your team. Stephan cuts to the chase and tells you why you should stop focusing on the "process" and start focusing on the "results", because being agile is all about being efficient with your time and resources. Every team has different dynamics, so it's important to continuously experiment, see what works for your team, and throw out what doesn't.

4. Boost Your Swift Productivity

Nicolas writes about how you can enable a JavaScript-like workflow for Swift development instead of running tests manually each time you make a change in Xcode or AppCode. Your frustration with your current situation can be a powerful motivating factor in finding an effective solution, and this post shows it well.

5.Mentoring new developers

Darragh O'Riordan shares experience of helping a team of students develops a working prototype for a non-profit organization, made with Javascript. He tells us about his experience mentoring these students and gives some excellent tips for first-time mentors on how to handle junior developer teams.

6.Manage Client's expectations

In this post, Devon addresses a problem many freelance programmers face: how to manage client's expectations. Things like estimated cost and time should be discussed in advance so both parties can stay at ease. He emphasizes how important it is to consistently communicate with your client and lay down the expectations, from the very first meeting up until the completion of the project.

7. Scripting and Record & Replay Testing

Harshit Paul gives the readers some clarity between two popular testing approaches: scripting testing and record-&-replay testing. He gives us insight into both approaches and briefly touches upon the problems with record-&-replay testing. A good read for beginner and intermediate testers.

That's all for this week. These were my personal favorite underrated posts from last week. I hope you liked this post. Tell me about your favorite posts that went underrated in the comments below! ❤️

Top comments (4)

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Ben Halpern

These are so great!

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Manpreet virk

Thanks Ben😊

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Alex Vechy

Love it! Thank you!

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