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:
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!
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).
by Scott Addie
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!
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?".