Industry trends top blogs 2017

Find out the top 5 articles developers read on a range of development topics in 2017—we can assure you that each one is worth a read.

Looking back at the most read articles on our blogs in 2017 is telling, and you can about the topics developers were most interested in this year. The following articles, covering a range of development topics, have all been read over 10,000 times. Some spawned intense discussion, others reverberated around the Internet, shared by fellow developers on social media, or reposted in community websites and newsletters.

If you're interested in this industry, you'll want to check out some of our top content. Let’s see if there’s any you’ve missed:

#5: Cooking with ASP.NET Core and Angular

by Ed Charbeneau 

Ed guides the reader into getting started with Angular using ASP.NET Core by following a simple recipe with clearly defined ingredients. “We'll start by walking through all of the ingredients necessary to make a successful project. Next we'll follow the recipe, learning where each ingredient fits. Finally, the application will be fully baked and ready to serve with all of its cutting edge goodness.” Et voilà!

#4: 5 CSS Properties That You Probably Don’t Know

by Annarita Tranfici

Annarita covers 5 not-so-popular CSS properties she finds very interesting. She gives an overview of what they are, which values you can use and their use cases. The CSS properties she covers are related to writing display (font-display and writing-mode), rendering performance improvements (contain and will-change properties) and creation of new, fancy designs (clip-path).

#3: 5 Features to Watch in Visual Studio 2017

by Scott Addie

Scott raises awareness of some landmark features and improvements in Visual Studio 2017. The intent is to graze the surface of what's possible in this release, focusing on the following topics: live unit testing, code style configuration, .NET Core migration tooling for project.json/XPROJ, Bower & npm package, restore settings and the refreshed JavaScript editor.

#2: Introducing Fiddler for OS X Beta 1

by Tsviatko Yovtchev

The announcements for the Fiddler for OS X and Linux Beta releases were both big news for the Fiddler community, but this year there’s something even bigger: the need for separate platform versions is becoming obsolete. Now there is Fiddler Orchestra, a new flavor of the famous web debugger that delivers the benefits of remote debugging and platform-agnostic web UI. If you thought the OS X and Linux releases were cool, better head to FiddlerCore for .NET Standard and Fiddler Orchestra—the Future of Fiddler for the latest major Fiddler release!

#1: What is a Hybrid Mobile App?

by John Bristowe

John did a fantastic job of answering some of the most frequently asked questions about hybrid apps, such as: "How are hybrid mobile apps built?", "What are the motivations to go hybrid?", "When should you build a hybrid mobile app?" and "Who is building hybrid apps?".

Thank you for reading so far! Have you seen what the top 5 JavaScript and top 5 .NET articles were yet? Check them out and let us know what you think.

About the Author

Nora Georgieva

Nora Georgieva is a faithful IT industry fan currently focused on Telerik’s .NET and JavaScript solutions. She loves the challenge of translating the hard day’s work of her colleagues into interesting and meaningful information for demanding audiences, such as other developers. Nora grew up playing chess and computer games and discovered the joys of motion through martial arts, winter sports and the IT scene later in life.

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