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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.


Custom Software Development — Finding the Right Approach

There’s more than one way to develop custom software. Knowing about and understanding the different methodologies can be instrumental to finding the right approach and, more importantly, the right partner.


  • In the beginning phase of searching for a custom software solution? The straightforward descriptions of the nine most popular approaches presented in this article can equip you with a familiarity and base understanding from which to launch a more informed conversation. And the next step? Consult with professionals, like Intertech, who can help you translate your desired goals into actionable steps that deliver the right solution, customized to you.


Top Story

In the Beginning…

  • Check out this fascinating account of how the shape of deep learning began with a surprisingly low-tech auction held in the most unlikely place, room 731 of Harrah’s Casino.


Developer Corner

State Management…

  • As your React apps grow, so do your state management needs. Here’s the low down on everything you need to know about state management including an overview of your options.

Fifty Git Commands You Should Know…

  • Ready to improve your productivity in Git? Start by reviewing these fifty baseline commands.


Professional Advice

Break Up Bad Habits…

  • Have you turned into a work-zombie? Let’s face it, hours in front of the screen aren’t doing your health any favors. Here are three ideas for breaking up your day and increasing your metabolism.

The Problem with Jargon…

  • It turns out the reason we use jargon isn’t for efficiency. The real reason? It’s about ego. Learn what a recent study revealed about jargon and what to do about it.