My 10 Most Popular Programming Articles of All Time

Here are my most-read coding articles, covering React Hooks, JavaScript trivia, and VS Code settings you should know about.

Dr. Derek Austin 🥳
Derek Develops

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This article was last updated in June 2024. Photo by JOSHUA COLEMAN on Unsplash

I’ve published 306 (and counting) articles. These are the top 10, the best of the best, the cream of the crop, the kind to make your body pop.

Enjoy! 🥳

#1) Why The Guardian Switched From MongoDB to PostgreSQL

This is one of the first articles I ever wrote on this blog, telling the story of why The Guardian newspaper undertook a huge database migration.

#2) Why I Prefer Regular Merge Commits Over Squash Commits

I used to think “real professionals” use squash commits, a belief that was reinforced when I joined a team that enforced them, but I don’t like them!

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Dr. Derek Austin 🥳
Derek Develops

I write about real-world programming career advice, MongoDB vs. PostgreSQL, Git, React, JavaScript, VS Code, TypeScript, and Next.js. Doctor of Physical Therapy