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. Making Regex Less Scary

Cheat sheets are great and all but when they’re for regular expressions, they’re gold. ✨

Regex Cheat Sheet
Emma Wedekind ✨

2. “I was working on 4 apps at once…"

John created an extension that helps visually differentiate VS Code instances. Awesome tool for all you multitaskers out there.

Peacock – Late Night Coding FTW
John Papa


3. Parametric, Ad-hoc, Subtype, Row…

Jan shares an overview of various types of polymorphism — from the commonly used to the less commonly used. They also compare how each type looks in object-oriented or functional languages.

What the heck is polymorphism?
Jan van Brügge


4. Just Regular Code

Miloslav shares their approach and considerations for scalability. The TLDR is to choose the right tools!

Scalable architecture without magic (and how to build it if you’re not Google)
Miloslav Voloskov


5. Be Less Vulnerable

Ian shares the benefits of type systems, from making your app less vulnerable during runtime to developer experience.

How a Type System Improves your JavaScript Code
Ian Wilson


6. Who knows git?

Born out of a hackathon, Nic built a git simulator that visualizes the internal tree model. This has potential to be a super helpful training tool for git!

Git Gud at git
Nic Hartley


7. electron-vue

Thomas demonstrates how simple it is to create an application with electron-vue!

How I built a desktop app with vue in minutes
Thomas Philippot


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!