Underrated Articles on Dev.to Last Week

Hello hello! I’m back with another installment of underrated posts of last week! Let’s check them out and see what the community has been up to.

1. Using Design Patterns in Javascript

In this article, Carlos describes the Strategy Pattern, how it works, how and when it should be applied. This pattern is known as Policy in another context. He also shows an example of how implementing it works in Javascript.

Design Patterns – Strategy Pattern in JavaScript
Carlos Caballero


2. Making your Apps More Secure

Our attackers keep getting better, and so must we. Joe writes about several commonly overlooked ways to secure web apps. Many of the examples provided are specific to Java, but it’s still a great post nevertheless.

Ten Ways to Secure your Applications
Joe Kutner


3. Writing Effective Bug Reports

The main output of testing is bug reports, and unfortunately far too many teams suffer from the consequences of badly written bug reports. Savvina describes how to write an effective bug report and increase the chances of getting all your bugs fixed faster. It’s really easy, as the only thing you need is a good pattern. Well-written bug reports are quicker for developers to fix, and quicker to re-test.

How to Write an Effective Bug Report (incl. template)
Savvina Drougouti


4. Using Technology to Enhance your Health

Health is a major concern in everyone’s life today. This article articulates this very effectively and Alison gives some neat examples of real-time applications with which we can update our health issues and can cure them within a reasonable time-frame.

5 Ways You Can Use Technology to Enhance Your Health
Alison Lee


5. Teaching Adults How to Code

When teaching adults how to code, the best way to ensure success, according to Jared, is to cultivate a growth mindset with problem-solving heuristics, use articulate language, and promote fun. It’s a great read, especially because the fundamental concepts can easily be applied to any domain of knowledge.

How to Teach Adults to Code
Jared Nielsen


6. Essential Skills for iOS App Developers

Here are 6 Skills explained by Ada James that every iOS app developer must know to be supremely hirable. It’s a very straight-forward post that explains what skills are indispensable for developers who want to stay at the top.

6 Skills That Every iOS App Developers Should Have to Know
Ada James


7. Good Documentation Makes You Happy

Gabriele explains the importance of documentation and how it is more than just lines of comments on a function. Good documentation is a well written README.md, and it focuses on the whys more than the whats. We see a silly example and a few recommended practices to get started with a good README.md.

How to make your future self happy by writing good docs
Gabriele Cimato


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

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