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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.


Angular Development — Part 5: ViewChild and ContentChild

Input, Output, and services are often all that is needed to communicate between components in Angular. However, there are instances where these methods do not provide the control and flexibility needed.


  • The solution lies in the use of ViewChild / ViewChildren and ContentChild / ContentChildren decorators. In part five of our series on Angular Development,  we provide a high level overview of the provided ViewChild and ContentChild functionality, giving a taste of what is possible.  


Top Story

Fast Food Goes High Tech…

  • Machine learning and enhanced mobile apps are coming to a McDonald’s near you. Learn about changes that are being accelerated by the impact of COVID-19 including customized menu boards, perfectly timed orders using geo-fencing, and more.


Developer Corner

Rogue 1s Everywhere…

  • Ever notice how a rogue ‘1’ is inserted when your batch file executes a command with redirection while echo is enabled? Why is this happening and does it impact functionality? Raymond of The Old New Thing brings us the answer.


Impressive Source Code Every Developer Should Check Out…

  • From the Apollo 11 guidance program to Gitk, the GUI application that helps us to visually navigate through commits, here’s a look back at some impressive source codes and why their worth your attention.


Professional Advice

Leveraging Office Gossip For Good…

  • As a leader, it can be demoralizing to find out employees are talking and gossiping about you. But here’s some good news, you can leverage it to improve leadership and company cohesion. Here’s how.


Make It Work…

  • Sometimes striving for the ‘perfect’ solution can immobilize you, hindering productivity and progress. Learn why one developer considers, “I don’t really care, just make it work,” to be some of the best advice he’s ever received.