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.

Top Free Heroku Alternatives

You’ve likely heard that Heroku announced that they will shut down free Heroku Dynos, free Heroku Postgres, and free Heroku Data for Redis after November 28th, 2022. Here are some of the best alternatives selected by @meshvpatel18.

How to Maintain OSS Projects

Based on an earlier experience, @theaccordance reflected on their OSS projects which resulted in several enhancements to both the projects and their workflows. Check out some of those changes to consider for your own OSS Projects.

SSR Performance in JS Frameworks

It’s no understatement to say that there are lots of JS frameworks out there to choose from. New frameworks often bring innovation to the JS ecosystem. This can be in how we build apps and/or how performant they are. Here are some SSR performance testing done on a mix of popular and newer frameworks by @kaspera.

Visualize Fires Around the World

In this article, @alagrede uses open data with Plotlyjs and Streams through Znote in JavaScript to explore active fire data around the world.

Big O Made Simple

When @heyjtk got into programming, she procrastinated learning Big O for a while out of intimidation. This article is for anyone who feels similarly.

A Developer’s GitHub Workflow

In this article, @rembertdesigns takes a look at the key concepts of the GitHub development workflow for those in tech including working with repositories, branches, forks, commits, pull requests, and merging.

All Countries’ Flags in CSS

Take a look at all 195 country flags rendered in HTML and CSS by @j471n! You can also check out the flags on CodePen if you scroll all the way down.

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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