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Underrated Articles on Last Week

Hey, you guys! How's it going? I'm back with another installment of underrated DEV posts of last week! Let's check them out.

1. Skills of Effective Software Testers

Many people and organizations still have a tough time finding the right software tester, and it is because of the lack of required skillset. Testing holds great significance to any software development process. Akshaypai briefly explains the required skills of software testing. Some of the most essential yet most common qualities are discussed in this post.

2. The Value of Stepping Away

Matthew describes the value of stepping away from a challenging problem. Breaks are essential in helping employees de-stress and re-charge for the rest of the workday. Without taking adequate breaks from work, employee productivity, mental well-being, and overall work performance begin to suffer. Some effective activities are recommended in the article.

3. Learnings as a Team Player

Jen shares some important things about working as a team player. Her experience speaks volumes as she tackles a variety of topics, from dealing with negative feedback to avoiding being a people pleaser. A great read for all young devs who want to be good team players.

4. How to Fix a Bad Deploy

Sometimes your deploy just doesn't go as you expected it to, and it ruins all the effort you invested in a development process, or that's how it seems at times. Here is a quick list of things by Milecia that you can check to fix a bad deploy.

5. Module Pattern in Javascript

The Module Pattern is one of the most common design patterns used in JavaScript and for many reasons. It's easy to use and creates encapsulation of your code. Tomek briefly explains in this post what a module is (an IIFE), how to create one, and how to declare dependencies, among other things.

6. Making your Python Code More Secure

Writing secure code is quite hard. When thinking about security, you need to think about how it can be misused, and that can be a deep rabbit-hole for some of us. Hayley writes about ten ways to level up your Python security practices.

7. Learn to Do More With Lists and Crush your Interviews

Interviewers love asking questions that involve lists, either intentionally, or just because almost everything uses a list. This post by edA‑qa mort‑ora‑y describes all the operations you should know to perform on lists. This will give you the much needed confidence for your interviews and help you become a more effective coder.

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! ❤️

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