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. Tired Of Slow-To-Load Web Apps?

Matt shares how they rebuilt an app to be entirely server rendered.

A JavaScript-Free Frontend
Matt Reyer


2. Hacking Is Hard

Katerina provides a guide to ethical web application hacking – from setting up your environment to CTFs and bug bounties.

How to Learn Penetration Testing: A Beginners Tutorial
Katerina Borodina


3. Talking Tips

After receiving her first conference acceptance notice, Emma turned to the community for advice. This post is a compilation of speaking tips from preparation to technical details to cadence. 

Tips For First Time Speakers
Emma Wedekind ✨

4. Bug-Free Mission

Jonathan put together the ultimate check-list for their mission to write bug-free code.

Towards zero bugs


5. Such Similarities

Islam points out the similarities between frontend frameworks as a guide to learning a new one quickly.

How I learn any front-end framework
Islam Muhammad


6. Hardware How-To

Sarthak shares how to build a linux dev server using a Raspberry Pi.

Make a Linux dev server for less than 50$/life 😱
Sarthak Sharma


7. Reading List

Tiffany shares their repo of recommended JS books and articles — if you know a good one, submit a PR!

The JavaScript Developer’s Reading List
Tiffany White


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!