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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.



How To Select the Right IT Firm

Leading an organization’s IT function takes stamina and the ability to adapt quickly to new technologies, global business trends, and frequent employee churn, sometimes leaving critical holes in your department for extended periods. These are the times when selecting the right IT consulting firm can make all the difference.


  • Learn insight into how to select an excellent consulting firm that fits your particular needs and to leverage that consulting relationship for maximum value.


Top Story

Selfies For Health…

  • Just file this under that folder titled ‘really cool stuff.’ A new Google feature can detect your heart and breath rate with your phone’s camera.


Developer Corner

Using Tailscale on Windows…

  • Do you ever think, “Wouldn’t it be easier if we were all just on the same network and subnet?” You’re in luck. Scott Hanselman shares his solution to network more easily using Tailscale on Windows.


Software Testing Trends…

  • Software testing and quality control are most certainly linked but it’s about more than identifying bugs. Here’s a look at some of the exciting trends in software testing expected to grow in 2021.


Professional Advice

Reframing Anxiety…

  • Anxiety threatening to derail your career? Reframing that anxiety as excitement can help you overcome your hesitation. Doing so might not be as far-fetched as it seems.

How to Stay Productive All-Day…

  • Find yourself burning out mid-day? Check out this approach for boosting your productivity for the entire day.