Azure Advice, Developer Laughs, & More

by Tom Helvick

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 4: Content Projection vs. Inputs

Part four of our series on Angular Development aims to show the flexibility and power that comes from content projection as opposed to (or often in conjunction with) component inputs …

  • Most tutorials and training stick with the simple approach of binding data to components through an input. This is a simple to implement and effective way to pass data to a child component. However, when real-life requirements arise such as adding links, images, or other styling, this approach quickly hits limitations. Read Article

Top Story

A Little D&D With Your Application Metrics?…

  • What does one of the most popular pen-and-paper role-playing games have in common with application metrics and frameworks like Quarkus or Micrometer? We’re not giving it away. You’ll have to read to find out. Read Article

Developer Corner

Everything’s Coming Up Azure…

  • Want to run your MySQL or Postgres database as a managed database on Azure without giving up the control you want? Learn this and a host of other helpful Azure related knowledge in Scott Hanselman’s Azure Friday series on Channel 9. Read Article

Netflix Scales Up…

  • For a great real-life lesson in scalability, check out this behind the scenes look at how Netflix developed a federated GraphQL platform to power their API layer. Read Article

Professional Advice

Overwhelmed? Time to Delegate…

  • Feeling overwhelmed by your workload? If you are a manager or team leader, check out these tips on how to delegate effectively from a distance. Read Article

A Few Laughs…

  • Miss hanging out with your fellow developers at the office and laughing over a good joke? Share this to recreate some laughs and brighten everyone’s day. Read Article

Originally published at on November 11, 2020.

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