Developer’s Digest: Issue 16

Author: Stuart Maynes

Every few weeks our Technical Director, Stu sends a round-up of developer-focused tips, tricks, and interesting reads.

We thought this would be of interest to folks outside Substrakt, so we’ll start to share these Developer Digests here, if you got any suggestions or additions we’d love to hear them:


Jamstack Conf 2021

“Jamstack Conf is a two day celebration of the next generation of web apps, where the Jamstack community and ecosystem comes together to learn, connect and create.”

Webinar: Powerful Product Vision & Effective Strategy

“As a Product Manager, you will be working day and night in developing the best and most impactful products. However, you must strive to avoid major pitfalls and construct the process that best suits you, but most importantly, your product.”

AWS Dev Day: Security Edition

“Join us at AWS Dev Day Security Edition to deep dive into the latest developments in cloud security, identity and compliance.”


How I Might Have Hacked Any Microsoft Account

“This article is about how I found a vulnerability on Microsoft online services that might have allowed anyone to takeover any Microsoft account without consent permission. Microsoft security team patched the issue and rewarded me $50,000 as a part of their Identity Bounty Program.”

Five Common Django Mistakes

“Explore common mistakes made with the Django framework and how they introduce issues into your code.”

Django 3.2 release notes

“These release notes cover the new features, as well as some backwards incompatible changes you’ll want to be aware of when upgrading from Django 3.1 or earlier. We’ve begun the deprecation process for some features.”

Postman Beginner’s Course – API Testing

“Free video course: It will introduce you to Postman and is suited for beginners. You will learn how to build API requests with Postman, how to inspect responses and create workflows.”

Found on GitHub


“Communicate important updates to your team via git commit messages.”


“GLab is an open source GitLab CLI tool bringing GitLab to your terminal next to where you are already working with git and your code without switching between windows and browser tabs.”


“Next Generation Frontend Tooling”

Open Graph protocol

“This project includes tools to validate and sanitize inputs before generating Open Graph protocol markup on your webpages. This project standardizes outputs for easy indexing by consuming agents.”

Software Engineering Blogs

A very big list of engineering blogs.

Web Development for Beginners – A Curriculum

“Azure Cloud Advocates at Microsoft are pleased to offer a 12-week, 24-lesson curriculum all about JavaScript, CSS, and HTML basics. Each lesson includes pre- and post-lesson quizzes, written instructions to complete the lesson, a solution, an assignment and more.”


“Filament is a content management framework for rapidly building a beautiful administration interface designed for humans.”