The 7 Most Popular DEV Posts from the Past Week

Every Monday 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. ❤️

1. Don’t Take DEVs For Granted!

Send this post to anyone who thinks programming is equivalent to the ‘hacking’ portrayed in Hollywood films. In Some Dood’s (great username) article, we journey through all the difference pieces of the puzzle a dev needs to consider.

Programming is Hard
Some Dood


2. Oft-overlooked

Max is back with another “Intro I Wish I had" post! This time it’s all about testing: different types of test, why testing matters, and general rules of thumb.

The Testing Introduction I Wish I Had
Max Antonucci


3. Right From Your Terminal!

This is awesome. Sarthak built a way to access (this site) straight from the command line. Check it out 👇

🎁💝DevTo CLI💝🎁: A Valentine’s Day Gift To My Favorite People
Sarthak Sharma


4. How To Manage It All

Steph breaks down common beliefs surrounding time management, highlights the benefits of sticking with a job but still being a maker, and helps us optimize our life.

You don’t need to quit your job to make
Steph Smith


5. Hot Topic

Michael has experience with both WebStorm and Visual Studio Code. In this post, they share why WebStorm is now their preferred choice for development.

Why I Switched From Visual Studio Code To JetBrains WebStorm
Michael Hoffmann


6. Recommended Reading

Antonin shares a list of books that helped them become a better developer.

The Books That Made All The Difference To Me As A Developer
Antonin Januska


7. A Grand Plan

A personal story about leaving a job to chase entrepreneurial dreams – "sometimes you need to risk it to get the biscuit..!"

I left my job today after 7 years
James Turner


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 Monday!