Top 7 Featured DEV Posts from the Past Week


Every Tuesday 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.

Enable GitSign Today

The recent PyPI phishing attacks have compromised several Python library maintainers and their packages. This incident encouraged @erikaheidi to write this post about a simple task you can do as an open source maintainer or contributor to ensure your code is coming from the right place.

Bye Bye Heroku

Heroku is saying goodbye to their free product plans! Here, @lorenzojkrl speculates on what might change because of this.

5 Refreshing Projects

Lots of projects nowadays seem stale or are only for beginners. @wadecodez shares some ideas for some more intermediate projects.

Side projects: what, why, how

In this post, @maurerkrisztian explores the value of side projects. If you’ve been thinking of starting a project outside of your school program or job, this one goes out to you!

20 tips learned in 10 years

Here are some tips that @ondrejsevcik learned in their 10 years of development. Try to implement a few into your career!

Why your site should be under 14kb

It isn’t surprising that having a smaller website means it loads faster. What you might not know is that a 14kb page will load faster than a 15kb page, while a 15kb page won’t load significantly faster than a 16kb one. @shadowfaxrodeo will explain why.

SEO Tools to Grow your Site

If your site isn’t optimized for search engines, it’ll be harder to find and reduce the usability of your site. Here are some tools that @irreverentmike uses to grow a site.

That’s it for our weekly Top 7 for this Tuesday! Keep an eye on this week for daily content and discussions…and be sure to keep an eye on this series in the future. You might just be in it!

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