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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.


The New Web: Building A Chat Application

Working through the creation of the server and database implementations of a simple chat application.

  • In part one of this series, we discussed some of the components that make up a complete application written in JavaScript/TypeScript.  In this part of the series, we will build a simple chat application, illustrating how this works and the potential pitfalls to avoid. 


Top Story

Now Your Coffeemaker is Demanding a Ransom…

  • What can hacking a coffee maker teach us? Apparently, a lot. A vulnerability found in IoT coffee makers leads to an interesting thought experiment designed to explore what’s possible in a world where everything from our refrigerator to our coffee maker and more is connected to the Internet.


Developer Corner

Java 15 is Here…

  • With the release of Java 15 last month comes a host of new features and updates. Learn the details of what’s new, and what’s gone, with this latest release.


How to React…

  • React itself is relatively simple but everything around it can get complicated fast. Here’s some valuable advice for learning React in an order that will make it less overwhelming.


Professional Advice

Take Control Of Your Inbox…

  • Does your email inbox feel like it’s growing out of control? Remote working has meant that we receive more emails than ever.  Here are three apps that can help your inbox work better for you.


Twelve Websites That Should Be On Every Programmer’s Radar

  • Want to know the best websites to learn a new tech skill, share code, prepare for an interview or stay on top of the latest product releases? Check out this list of twelve websites that’ll have you in-the-know and up-to-date.