Edit: Part 2 of this series is now available.

Today, I started working on a new social badge that pulls your reaction count for an article that’s been shared on DEV. I hope others like it and will find it useful.

Before I get into everything, here’s what it looks like (you can see it in action on my (new) blog):

The code still needs a bit more work before I’m ready to opensource it. But, I will be putting it up on GitHub, with directions on how to use it, in the next few days.

The code is all written in pure JavaScript, to keep things nice and lightweight, and all of the badge is drawn with SVGs, including the Logo which Ben made available in this gist.

Anyways, stay tuned for further updates over the next couple of days!