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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

AI Fail …

  • The UK’s recent attempt at using AI to predict gun and knife violence serves as a good reminder that the technology still has limitations.

 

Developer Corner

Validating Accented Characters…

  • Sometimes we as developers make things harder for users without even realizing it. For example, validating user input with regular expressions is common practice but what if the input string is a name that contains accented characters like Ö or ğ?

 

The useEffect Hook…

  • Need to run some code after a React component renders? It’s as easy as 1-2-3 when you use the useEffect hook.

 

Professional Advice

Ditch the To-do List…

  • That to-do list you create every day at work may be doing you more harm than good. Not ready to throw out the habit of creating a to-do list altogether? Try doing this instead.

 

Unlocking Potential…

  • Everyone has potential, but do you know as a manager how to find and nurture the potential in each member of your team? Here are three steps managers can take to empower employees.

 

Guide to Visual Code Spaces

Learn Everything You Need to Know to Get Started…

  • Does your organization need development environments that are fast, duplicable, and dependable? Then you might want to take a look at Visual Studio Codespaces. Intertech developer, Eric Hove, shares why it’s his new go-to, touching on its costs, potential use-cases, and providing a high-level walk-through of how to set up your own instance.