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How to ask for a raise in 2021?

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We've shared a link to some expert advice on how to get the salary increase you deserve in 2021, plus additional resources for you to enjoy. What are your tips to asking for a raise?

Dev Resources & Articles

React performance optimization tips. In this post, Harsh looks into how we can improve the performance of React apps that need to render a lot of components on the screen. [DEVTO]

42 tips and tricks to write faster, better-optimized JavaScript code. Optimize your JavaScript code using modern techniques, tips, and tricks. [MEDIUM]

Java code quality tools recommended by developers. See what Java code tools are recommended by developers in this article. [DZONE]

Are these the most interesting front-end developer tools for 2021? A list of sixty tools for you to discover. [IMPRESSIVEWEBS]

How to ask for a raise in 2021: 5 tips. How can you make a case for a raise now, even amid the pandemic? Consider this expert advice to get the salary increase you deserve in 2021. [ENTERPRISERSPROJECT]

An Introduction to Channels in C#. Jeremy provides an introduction to channels and looks at an example that mirrors some code from the Go programming language (golang). This will provide you with an idea of the syntax and how channels work. [JEREMYBYTES]

10 awesome sources of funding & grants for your indie game. Are you an indie game developer wondering how to fund your game? Perhaps some of these organisations and indie developer funds could be worth looking at. [NINICHIMUSIC]

5 Challenges for a Freelance Developer Thinking about becoming a freelance developer? Here are some common challenges, pros, cons and trade-offs you may encounter choosing this career path. [DEVELOPERCONOMICS]

Front-end performance checklist 2021. Everything you need to know to create fast experiences on the web today, from metrics to tooling and front-end techniques. [SMASHING.MAGAZINE]

Change your brain. Dr. Huberman is here to school us on all things neuroplasticity---and how we can use it to our advantage through intense focus, mindfulness, and restorative sleep. Enjoy! [YOUTUBE]

Finding a software developer mentor when you're a newbie. Whether you're just out of university or you just graduated from a coding boot camp, you'll need help from mentors to become the best developer you can be. [DZONE]

Looking to attend online events in February? We've found a couple of useful resources for you. Hackalist share upcoming Hackathons and Ryan Burgess has created a list of conferences over on GitHub.

Industry News

AWS announces Amazon Aurora supports PostgreSQL 12. The open-source object-relational database system utilizes and extends the SQL language. The new version allows better partitioning features, execution of JSON path queries per SQL/ JSON requirements, and improved index management. Additional to the support, now users can also upgrade their Amazon Aurora database cluster from the PostgreSQL version 11 to 12. Instead of having to backup and restore to the latest version, end-users can upgrade via few clicks through Amazon RDS Management Console or CLI or the AWS SDK. [INFOQ]

Critical vulnerability fixed in WordPress plugin with 800K installs. The NextGen Gallery development team has addressed two severe CSRF vulnerabilities to protect sites from potential takeover attacks. NextGen Gallery, a WordPress plugin used for creating image galleries, currently has over 800,000 active installs, making this security update a top priority for all site owners that have it installed. [BLEEPINGCOMPUTER]

The Rust programming language finds a new home in a nonprofit foundation. AWS, Huawei, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla have banded together to launch the Rust Foundation and have put a two-year commitment to a million-dollar budget behind it. This budget will allow the project to “develop services, programs, and events that will support the Rust project maintainers in building the best possible Rust.” [TECHCRUNCH]

Developer exposes multiple scam apps on the App Store, some bringing in millions of dollars in revenue. Over the last several weeks, developer Kosta Eleftheriou has been highlighting many apparent scam applications on the App Store. The formula for each scam application is virtually identical, and it centers on fake reviews and ratings paired with a deceptive weekly subscription. [9TO5MAC]

Browser ‘favicons’ can be used as undeletable ‘supercookies’ to track you online. “Supercookie uses favicons to assign a unique identifier to website visitors. Unlike traditional tracking methods, this ID can be stored almost persistently and cannot be easily cleared by the user,” software designer Jonas Strehle said on his Github. “The tracking method works even in the browser's incognito mode and is not cleared by flushing the cache, closing the browser or restarting the system, using a VPN or installing AdBlockers. [VICE]

Google Stadia shuts down internal studios, changing business focus. Google Stadia, the late 2019 streaming platform that promised to revolutionize gaming by letting users stream games without needing to own a powerful PC or console, is altering course, getting out of the game-making business and will now offer its platform directly to game publishers alongside offering Stadia Pro to the public. [KOTAKU]

Adobe launches new headless CMS tools to nurture digital experiences. Adobe has announced new headless CMS capabilities to its Adobe Experience Cloud platform. The company says these new capabilities provide developers’ tools to create and manage experiences. Specifically, new headless content management system (CMS) capabilities in Adobe Experience Manager help developers deliver content. The company has also announced new updates to the Commerce Integration Framework (CIF). This allows developers to create shoppable app-like experiences that combine content and commerce. [ENTERPRISETIMES]

Epic Games’ MetaHuman Creator lets developers create realistic digital humans within minutes. This is cool! Epic Games has unveiled its MetaHuman Creator, a new browser-based app that enables game developers and creators of real-time content to slash the time it takes to build digital humans from weeks to less than an hour. [VENTUREBEAT]

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