402: Payment Required, Moonshots, & More…
This week’s dev digest is a multimedia experience. There’s a video of Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, there’s an interactive phishing game from Google, and of course the great articles you’ve come to expect from the weekly dev digest. Let’s get right to it!
- Tim Cook wrote an op-ed in Time explaining the hidden industry of data brokers and how government regulation could help to rein it in
- WIRED’s analysis of Cook’s idea goes deeper into how the data broker industry works and why Cook might be onto something
- The coolest projects to come out of Google’s moonshot factory showcase Google’s ambitions (and deep pockets)
- Dropbox is working on scaling its datacenters and maintaining redundancy. Here’s how their datacenter network is connected.
- Smartphones might be boring at this point, but manufacturers are working on crazy features, like foldable screens and pop-out cameras
- Google has developed a new phishing quiz to test your ability to distinguish fake from real. Think you can pass it?
- David Walsh explores some advanced React concepts in his blog, and his newest post exposes a weakness in React and how David got around it
- The internet has a “402: Payment Required” error code that hasn’t been used because we don’t have a framework for micropayments to websites. Isn’t it time to change that?
- With the quick release cycle of Java, it can be a tough sell to get companies into the idea of updating. Here’s how to get buy-in for moving beyond Java 8
Leadership & Professional Advice
- Leaders, what got you here won’t get you there. Doing what you’re good at might be making you a bad leader
- What do Warren Buffet and Bill Gates have to share about time management? Do less, sit and think more, because you can’t buy more time
Top Tips from Intertech
- We did a deep dive into MongoDB and why it’s getting so popular these days
- Don’t miss our five tips for getting your project dependencies back up to date with ease
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