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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

FritzFrog is Hard To Catch…

  • A botnet dubbed FritzFrog is targeting millions of servers around the world and catching it won’t be easy. What makes it so challenging? A peer-to-peer design that makes the typical mode of takedown ineffective.
 

Developer Corner

Putting Python to Sleep…

  • Making Python wait for a few seconds has many useful applications, like pausing your code between API calls. Here’s how to do it.

 

Using APIs to Leverage QA…

  • Engineering teams need to conduct software testing in a manner that is fast and doesn’t slow down the software development life cycle. Using APIs can make it happen.
 

Professional Advice

Leave the Pandemic With A Stronger Team Than You Started With…

  • One of the shining moments to come out of the pandemic is how companies and teams have risen to the challenge of transforming how we work. Here’s a look at some of the positive changes and how to ensure they don’t disappear.

 

Standing Desk Benefits…

  • Developers spend a lot of time hunched over a computer so any steps to improve workspaces are helpful. Ever wondered whether standing desks live up to the hype? Here’s one person’s take on his life-changing experience of making the switch.
 

Support Data-Driven Decisions…Here’s How!

Using Plotly.js to Add Interactive Data Visualizations in Angular…

  • As data-driven decisions become the norm, providing highly-interpretable and usable data visualizations is key to enhancing user experience. In our latest blog post, we provide an overview of Plotly.js as a visualization solution, including its benefits and a walk through of the steps to create a simple scatter plot in Angular.