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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.



Pillars of Software Development Success

Don’t let roadblocks get in the way of your next software development project. We’re sharing our insight, and the insights of recognized software development experts, to help you avoid common pitfalls and missteps.


  • Learn about the most common roadblocks to watch for, how to avoid them, and the six factors that lead to a successful project.


Top Story

World Domination?

  • We may not need to worry about robots taking over the world just yet but according to this source, as AI capabilities advance, governances and the ethics behind these advancements should be considered.


Developer Corner

Installing a NPM Module to Github Branch…

  • David Walsh Blog has been on a streak, sharing quick solutions to infrequent yet important issues he’s recently encountered like how to install a NPM module to Github branch. Check them out  – who knows, perhaps the answer to your next roadblock is already solved?


Fetching Data, Not Sticks…

  • Not sure which method of fetching data in React is best? Here’s a look at five of the most commonly used patterns along with tips for handling loading and error state.


Professional Advice

I Am Not a Cat…

  • Love to hate zoom calls? Let’s face it, they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Here are four suggestions on how to cope.

Five Phrases You Shouldn’t Say to Your Tech Lead…

  • Project not going well? One tech lead shares his top five list of excuses that should never be said (even if they’re true!)