Catalysts of Change, Coding Habits, & 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.

Top Three Reasons Agile Transformations Struggle

Your company is in the midst of an Agile transformation, and you are responsible for its success, yet things are not going according to plan. Thus far, the company has spent lots of money on this transformation but has little to show for it. What is going wrong? …

  • While there may be many reasons your company is struggling to implement an Agile transformation successfully, there are some common reasons that can relatively easily be avoided or corrected. Read Article

Top Story

Catalysts of Change…

  • “Just as leading organizations integrated the web into the fabric of their businesses during the internet era, modern companies need to adapt with today’s emerging technologies in mind.” A compelling look at how technologies like Blockchain and AI are acting as a catalyst for change. Read Article

Developer Corner

Keeping it in Sync…

  • The use of full-text search engines such as Elasticsearch as a cache is widespread as is the resulting essential need to keep Elasticsearch synchronized with relational databases. Read Article

Boost Your Productivity in React…

  • Who doesn’t love a good shortcut? React developers, take note. You may be able to save yourself time and increase your productivity with these five shortcuts. Read Article

Professional Advice

Cease and Desist With These Five Coding Habits…

  • There’s a lot of talk about the good habits developers should adopt, but what about the habits they should avoid? Here’s a take on some coding habits that may be driving your fellow developers crazy. Read Article

How to be a Better Mentor…

  • Mentoring someone in your field can be an incredibly rewarding experience, both for yourself and your mentee. Here are a few things to keep in mind when considering entering into a mentorship. Read Article

Originally published at on January 21, 2021.



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