Recently, there’s been a lot of great reporting and opinion pieces in tech journalism. In this week’s dev digest, we’ve put together the best new articles, along with the technical tutorials and guides that you’ve come to expect from the dev digest.
Let’s get into it…
Reporting & Opinion
- Fascinating reporting from WIRED: cyber insurance protects against the unpredictable world of hacks
- Arnold Kling’s piece on the difference between complicated and complex is an important read for anyone working with computers
- One of the scariest cyber threats is an attack on our energy and infrastructure. TechCrunch’s coverage of the Department of Energy’s recent cybersecurity competition is a great introduction to thinking about the challenges of infrastructure management IT.
- Gmail is secure. Netflix is secure. Together, they’re the target of a phishing scam?
- WebAuthn could replace passwords as the new security standard of the web. It comes standard on new releases of Chrome, Firefox, and Edge.
- Nostalgia alert: Windows released the open source code for File Manager, its multiple document interface from the 1990s
- Refactoring outdated components: how to upgrade and learn new technologies the right way
- Don’t know anything about containers yet? Channel 9’s “5 Things About Docker” is a good place to get started
- Here’s a comprehensive guide to everything that’s new in Java 8
- Spring Boot is getting a lot of hype recently. This new guide explains how Spring Boot works and why it’s useful
- For managers, it can be tough when someone in your charge is underperforming. How do you address the problem, empathize, provide support, and still maintain high expectations?
- Doing agile at large scale means a scrum of scrums where every development team is equal and independent? Not so, says Robert C. Martin
Tips from Intertech
- Mark Root is back with another installment in his Angular tutorial series. This time it’s Angular Modules and application structure
- Jim Karg gives us an introduction to Redux, its relationship to React, and when you’d want to use it
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Originally published at Intertech Blog.