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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 10: RouteReuseStrategy 

Angular provides a powerful built in router to emulate traditional web page navigation and display new components when accessing various URLs within the application.  However, there are times that the default functionality can get in the way or cause unexpected results in the application


  • RouteReuseStrategy is an extremely powerful tool to customize Angular and greatly improve the user experience of your application – however, there are various pitfalls to consider to safely implement its usage in a way that prevents some mysterious and difficult to identify bugs. Learn all about it in the latest blog post of our series on Angular Development.


Top Story

Robot Dog Learns a New Trick…

  • AI makes another leap. Instead of meticulously coding all of the specialized moves, developers in China used reinforcement learning to teach a robot dog how to learn complex behaviors. 


Developer Corner

Challenges of Remote Testing…

  • Testing can be a challenging task but remote testing adds another level of obstacles. Here’s a look at some of the biggest challenges surrounding remote testing and advice for overcoming them.


90% of Programmers Get This Wrong…

  • It’s easy to take concepts for granted in programming but taking the time to understand how they work can propel you to the next level. Case in point? Check out this explanation of Hoisting in JavaScript.


Professional Advice

Resolutions for 2021…

  • It’s January which means many of us are making resolutions about our careers, our habits, and more. But in a year that is expected to be anything but predictable, how do you set goals? David Walsh tackles the subject, laying out his own goals for the year and sharing his approach for tackling change.

Rude Coworker? Try These Strategies…

  • Collaborating with a coworker who is blunt can make some of us feel uncomfortable and unsure. Check out these strategies for working more effectively with a brusque colleague.