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[BAWD #100] The Value Of Fundamentals
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Featured Technical Articles ✍🏾👩🏽💻
On The Value Of Fundamentals In Software Development by Alan Skorkin.
The local-only web by Paul Kinlan.
Understanding the GraphQL Type System by Tania Rascia.
What to consider when building subscriptions into your ecommerce experience by Seth Bindernagel.
Why the Full Stack Engineer is Problematic by IT Revolution.
The Definition of Done: What Product Managers Need to Know by Product Plan.
Structure of a TypeScript Error by Matt Pocock.
Composable commerce with micro frontends by Filippo Conforti.
How to Set Up the Raspberry Pi Pico for Development on macOS by Robert John.
Why React isn't dying by Dominik Dorfmeister.
How to build an ecommerce website with Commerce Layer Demo Store by Bolaji Ayodeji.
Featured Productivity Articles ✍🏾🦅
How to Get Lucky by Eric Jorgenson.
How to Optimize Productivity (While Working Less) by Mike Manson.
Good Enough Is Just Fine by Lawrence Yeo.
The Productivity Guide: Time Management Strategies That Work by James Clear.
No More Productivity Hacks by Zef Hemel.
Product of the Week ✨
APItoolkit.io allows you to build and maintain APIs with fewer downtimes, fewer support tickets, faster time to resolution, and always up-to-date insights.
Good Tidings 🔊
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Dev Term of the Week 💾
Book Recommendations 📚
All of Grace by Charles Haddon Spurgeon.
Understanding Privacy by Heather Burns.
The Pragmatic Programmer by Dave Thomas and Andy Hunt.
Engineering Management for the Rest of Us by Sarah Drasner.
Building Python Web APIs with FastAPI by Abdulazeez Adeshina.
Featured Tweets and Videos 😍
Here are some tweets I think are cool and some of my favorite videos from YouTube this week.
⬇️: 7 Side Hustles You Can Start in 2023
⬇️: Why is Chess.com crashing?
⬇️: Are Tailwind CSS Tradeoffs Worth It?
Quote of the Week 💙
“You've got to start with the customer experience and work backward to the technology. You can’t start with the technology and then try to figure out where to sell it.” –Steve Jobs
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