Best Posts on DanylkoWeb for 2020

With the end of this year coming to a close, it's time to see which posts were the top performers for 2020.

Written by Jonathan "JD" Danylko • Last Updated: • General •

Two people jumping into the air

What a year, folks!

At the beginning of this year, I had a number of goals I wanted to achieve for each month. While I finished my January and February goals, "Marchember's" goals never saw the light.

They were partially started, but never finished.

I know I didn't complete a lot of goals this year, but starting them wasn't a bad thing either. So long as it was started, I can always come back to it and examine it, critique it, and refactor as necessary. 

But let's look over this year's posts.

Here's the 20 most popular posts from 2020 (in descending order).

Most Popular Posts on DanylkoWeb for 2020

  1. Child on a Laptop

    20. Growing Up with Insight

    After switching over to becoming a consultant, a realization hit me as to where I'm working! Today, I share a little history of myself and a personal shock!

  2. A whiteboard filled with project data

    19. 5 Reasons Why Every Developer Needs a Side-project

    If you have coding skills, I would recommend you build your own side-project. Today, I explain why it's important for your career

  3. HTML Code on a screen

    18. Quick Tip: Using the HTML5 pattern attribute

    Is custom JavaScript necessary for validation? Today, I show an easy way to validate your input on the client-side without JavaScript.

  4. Picture of two scientists examining a tablet

    17. Research Tools for Developers with Side Projects

    It's hard to keep track of every idea in your head. Today, I provide a collection of useful tools for keeping you on track with your entrepreneurial projects.

  5. Person writing on a whiteboard

    16. Yearn for the Learn Burn

    While I've mentioned two lessons learned from school, today's post focuses on the most important lesson of the two.

  6. Screenshot of Dependency Graph

    15. Review: NDepend 2020.1

    Today, I review the latest release of NDepend with the Dependency Graph rebuilt.

  7. Laptop Keyboard with a Under Construction sign

    14. Is Maintaining Easier than Building?

    Ever create a side project? Why not? Today's post tries to dig into why it's harder to write code from scratch than maintain or debug it

  8. Construction worker using a grinder

    13. Finding your Mona Lisa during downtime

    I'm sure some of you have downtime with everything going on. Is this an opportunity in disguise?

  9. Person holding a dollar bill in their hands

    12. How to Find Great Tech Deals

    How do you find great deals? In today's post, I show you my system for finding great deals across the Internet

  10. Figure of a man on a map

    11. 5 Best Tools for Traveling Developers

    Ever forget to take something from home? In today's post, I present five of the best traveling tools for a developer.

  11. Picture of my workspace before my revamp

    10. Remote Work: Upgrading Your Workspace

    For those looking to upgrade their home office, today, I review a checklist of essential tools for working remotely.

  12. Lenovo Yoga C940 2-in-1 Laptop

    9. Review: Lenovo Yoga C940 2-in-1

    Over the month of June, I had to purchase some replacement hardware and wanted to write up a review of my latest machine: the Lenovo Yoga C940 2-in-1 Laptop.

  13. Empty Main Hall at Codemash

    8. Codemash v2.0.2.0

    Codemash 2020 was awesome (again). In today's post, I review my two days at this programmer's conference in Sandusky, Ohio.

  14. Codemash 2020 Main Hall

    7. Collection: Codemash 2020 Recap

    Missed Codemash this year? This collection will make you feel like you were there with reviews and coverage of the event.

  15. Scrabble pieces that spell HTML

    6. 5 Useful TagHelpers Built Into ASP.NET Core

    TagHelpers simplifies your server-side code with HTML tags. Today, I present some useful, lesser-known TagHelpers already included in ASP.NET Core

  16. Picture of a skunk

    5. Are out and ref modifiers in C# a code smell?

    If there's a new feature in C#, should you immediately implement it? In today's post, I discuss and offer alternatives to the out parameter.

  17. Image of a line chart on a desk

    4. ASP.NET Core: Building Charts with Razor Pages

    In this post, we revisit the previous charting project and refactor the code to use ASP.NET Core with Razor Pages.

  18. Screenshot of John Hopkins Coronavirus Dashboard

    3. Collection: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    With the amount of information out there, what's the most critical links for this virus? This collection answers that question.

  19. Menu in a Restaurant

    2. Updating the Menu System to ASP.NET Core 3.1 with Microsoft Identity | DanylkoWeb

    The menu example needs an upgrade. Today, we update our menu system to work with ASP.NET Core 3.1 and Microsoft Identity's Claims and Entity Framework Core

  20. Screenshot of a chart on a paper with a laptop

    1. Creating Charts with ASP.NET Core

    The days are gone of server-side generated charts. Today, I show you how to take a JavaScript charting library and use it in ASP.NET Core.


I'm hoping next year will be absolutely amazing for you as a developer.

Take time to recharge (I am. No posts or newsletters for two weeks). Spend time with your immediate family. Think about what you want to accomplish for 2021. What goals do you have in mind? 

Prepare for 2021 because things are going to be significantly different.

So stay tuned (or better yet...sign up for the free newsletter so you can be notified through email).

What new projects are you thinking about diving into? Do you have something you've been itching to build? Post your comments below and let's discuss.

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Jonathan Danylko is a web architect and entrepreneur who's been programming for over 25 years. He's developed websites for small, medium, and Fortune 500 companies since 1996.

He currently works at Insight Enterprises as a Principal Software Engineer.

When asked what he likes to do in his spare time, he replies, "I like to write and I like to code. I also like to write about code."

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