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The latest edition of the Agency Developer Newsletter
Stay up-to-date with our weekly round-up of trending web-dev content, including articles, how-tos, tool reviews and other tips & tricks.

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🗞 News around the Web
Stay busy! A new study conducted at Binghamton University finds that an early retirement can accelerate the usual rate of cognitive decline among the elderly!
The browser, owned by Mozilla, will now block third-party tracking cookies by default. The block might appeal to users, but is potentially worrying to publishers. 
💡 Tools, Tips, Resources
So, you want to quit your job ASAP and join the magical world of software freelancing, eh? Not so fast, unfortunately... It's going to take time to get there - but you can do it!
"Pair programmers: Keep each other on task. Brainstorm refinements to the system. Clarify ideas. Take initiative when their partner is stuck, thus lowering frustration. Hold each other accountable to the teams practices. Pairing" - Kent Beck
Save references to DOM elements, simulate slow internet and more with 10 tips for Chrome. Just some of the ideas listed here that I wish I knew earlier!
Being more productive as a software developer can sometimes be done by simply using the right tools for the job. If you can save just one minute a day, you will save up to four hours a year, if you don't take any vacation that is :)
What is Big O Notation and why should you care? 

Learn about the Big O notation and common runtime complexities.
🧠 Blogs, Books & Podcasts
What does it take to become a senior? What are the traits and skills required? 💪🏽 
Code reviews are a great practice to apply in software development. The approach is very simple: when you’re done with your code, give it to someone else to look at and leave comments. 

Despite of its simplicity, it brings considerable advantages. Here are 7 reasons why this practice is useful. 💻 

🚰 Around the Water Cooler
A security researcher who goes by the name Droogie decided to buy a vanity California license plate that simply said "NULL". Mayhem ensues.
This kid is awesome!!

In 1,000 tests, Ferreira was able to remove over 87% of microplastics from water samples.💧 
Buzz! The Digital Beehive uses Wi-Fi to broadcast a beehives weight, humidity, temperature, and battery voltage every minute to SparkFuns data channel service called Phant. Check out this live bee data! Buzz!
👋 Wrapping Up
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