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Welcome to our weekly edition of the Dev Digest where we put together the best links to help you stay on top of what’s happening in the world of software and web development. From top stories to development tips, professional advice, and more, we’ve collected the best articles, stories, and videos of the week from across the web.  Now let’s get to it.

 

Top Story

The Data Dividend Project…

  • Should companies pay to use data mined from internet users? Andrew Yang thinks so. He’s championing the Data Dividend Project, a movement pushing to establish rights to your own data and give you the ability to control, and be paid, for its use.

 

Developer Corner

Another Use for the Bind Function…

  • The Bind function in JavaScript is often used to bind a method’s call to its host object, but did you know you can also use it to bind arguments with the host object? David Walsh breaks it down for us.

 

Common Microservices Performance Issues & How to Solve Them…

  • Microservices is supposed to help speed everything up but the added layer of complexity means that this isn’t always how it works. Here’s a look at eight common Microservices performance issues and, more importantly, how to solve them.

 

Professional Advice

Work in a Post COVID-19 World…

  • What will work look like once the COVID-19 dust has settled and which technologies will play a leading role?

 

Is Measuring Developer Productivity the Right Move…

  • If you’re the manager of a development team that reports to non-technical leadership, it’s likely that you’ve been asked to measure developer productivity. It’s also likely that you’ve struggled to find an effective way to do so. Gergely Orosz shares his thoughts on whether measuring developer productivity is the right move, how top tech companies approach it, and whether the question itself indicates a larger, more critical, issue

 

Important Questions To Consider…

Find Out If Your Software Meets Today’s Business Standards – Ask Yourself These Questions

  • Sometimes a way of doing something is so ingrained that it’s hard to see the alternatives. Ask yourself these questions to determine if your applications are making the most of your valuable resources and still make business sense.

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