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10 tech articles our readers loved in 2022

Published: January 5, 2023

Welcome to our yearly recap of the top 10 articles on the Pluralsight blog! We compiled a list of all the articles that resonated most with readers in 2022, according to page views.

Check out the list below to see what our talented tech gurus found the most useful, along with a brief summary of what each article covers.

1. 7 Popular Computer Degrees for IT Jobs

Some employers want you to have a degree before you can qualify for a job. Thankfully, there are a lot of options out there if you’re looking to get your foot in the door. We cover the seven most popular computer degrees for IT jobs, what kind of work they qualify you to do, and the levels of degrees you can attain.

2. How to make code reviews helpful: A complete guide

There are lots of things that can make a code review “bad”: toxic comments, superficial feedback, vague advice, nitpicking, and more. This guide-length article covers how you can be a better code reviewer, and share a number of resources every developer should have in their bookmark bar.

3. How to change directory permissions in Linux with chmod

This informative article gets right down into the fundamentals of changing Linux file permissions with the Linux chmod command, with handy screenshots and use case examples. Read it to learn when and how to use chmod +rwx, chmod +x, chmod 777, and more.

4. 11 Developer Certifications You Should Earn

Certifications! They’re a great way to show off your skills and secure your dream job, or that big promotion. In this article, we cover the top 11 software developer certifications that you can earn today, including information about the skills tested, exam length, price, and training.

5. Developer onboarding checklist: 8 best practices

Did you know effective developer onboarding programs have eight key elements? Four of these elements take place sequentially, while the rest span the entire developer onboarding process and beyond. Read this article and make sure you have a plan for each element and all work arrangements—in-person, hybrid and remote.

6. Simplify Routing with Subnetting: How to Organize Your Network Into Smaller Subnets

What is subnetting? Why use subnetting? How do you calculate a subnet mask? If you’ve got these sorts of questions, this is the article for you. In this article, we share the secrets of subnetting. We also recommend checking out part 1 and part 2 of this series on IP addresses.

7. Why every team lead should be scheduling a hackathon

Hackathons provide countless benefits for every member of an organization from individual contributors across all teams to leaders and executives. Whether they lead to a new product feature or prototype that’s applicable to the business or not, they still have value — this article explains why.

8. Test-driven development: Avoiding implementation mistakes

Test-driven development (TDD) reduces rework and associated costs. After all, the earlier you catch a problem in the software development lifecycle (SDLC), the less it costs to fix. However, there’s a lot to take into account when it comes to implementing TDD. Read this article to learn about TDD benefits, downsides, barriers to adoption, and three common implementation errors.

9. How to Profile Python Memory Usage

It’s easy to forget about memory management in Python, because the language handles a lot of this for you. However, good developers should still track memory usage and look to lower it. In this article, we explore memory_profiler, a useful Python profiler package for Python memory management, and other tools to help you avoid memory leaks and dumps in the future.

10. Start better stand-ups with data

There’s a good chance you’re already running daily stand-ups, but are they the best they can be? In this article, we share why you should start your stand ups with data to fine tune your daily software development meetings, and get ahead of potential problems before they become actual issues.

Editor’s Picks from 2022

It’s hard for us to pick out the best articles of 2022 — they say don’t choose between your children, right? Still, we’ve done just that; here’s the articles we feel are the stand-out pieces you should check out.

1. Expert insights and strategies from the 2022 State of Cloud report

Get the inside scoop on Pluralsight’s 2022 State of Cloud report. Spoiler: leaders want more, but the workforce must upskill in order to execute cloud strategy.

2. I’m a Software Developer: Do I need to know about cloud computing?

Wondering if you should know about cloud computing? Here’s why all devs should be cloud capable, and why cloud certifications can be useful.

3. How my team took the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner course (and survived!)

Looking to sit a cloud certification exam, or trying to get your team to take one? In this article, Evanna Kearins shares how she did both, and how you can too.

4. Information Security: Is it a good career for you?

Thinking about getting into information security. Here’s what to expect if you’re looking to get into the field, and how to get your foot in the door.