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[BAWD #109] Stacking Context and SVG Paths
I trust you had a blissful week. Btw, here’s a friendly reminder that you can’t improve what you don’t measure. Always take an inventory of different parts of your life and compare where you are to where you want to be—then do what you need to fill that gap.
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Featured Technical Articles ✍🏾👩🏽💻
Why is z-index not working?! - Explaining CSS Stacking Context by Corbin Crutchley.
Becoming an Engineer by Obinna Odirionye.
The journey to a 10GbE home network by Ezra Olubi.
What The Heck, z-index?? by Josh Comeau.
What the heck is the edge anyway? by Glauber Costa.
Observing Node.js processes with eBPF by Ope Onikute.
How I prioritise web performance in my development workflow by Adewale Abati.
Abandoned cart recovery by Filippo Conforti.
Building a Startup from Scratch: My Mistakes as CTO by Egor Romanov.
The Performance Golden Rule by Steve Souders.
Testifying at the Senate about A.I.-Selected Content on the Internet by Stephen Wolfram.
Featured Productivity Articles ✍🏾🦅
How Experts Figure What to Focus On by James Clear.
The Release Ratio: How to Make Use of Everything You Know by Lawrence Yeo.
No More Brainstorming by Zef Hemel.
How to Stop Procrastinating by Mike Manson.
Product of the Week ✨
Script Kit makes it easy to optimize your developer workflow by creating and running scripts that solve your daily problems.
Good Tidings 🔊
Want to get your first software developer job? Here are some tips, tricks, and general advice you can use to get into tech.
SVG icons are usually made up of a bunch of
pathelements; in this interactive guide, you can learn about how SVGs are made.
Ex-GitHub CEO is running the second batch of the AI grant for AI-native product startups, and you can still apply in some hours/minutes, depending on where you are right now. This grant offers $250,000 on an uncapped SAFE, $350,000 in Azure credits + $200,000 additional credits, and a summit in San Francisco with advisors and founders.
JetBrains is giving free product licenses to help event hosts attract more attendees to their meetups. Tech communities that get together every 1-3 months can receive free licenses to any JetBrains IDE as door prizes for each meetup.
If you work in tech, you should read the original Netflix culture deck for insights on managing your career.
If you’re looking to get started with technical writing, you should check this for a curated list of articles, books, videos, tools, podcasts, etc.
Here’s a curated list of interview questions for different programming languages, frameworks, and technologies.
Here is a collection of universities, companies, and organizations that offer free online courses with certificates.
For managers, here’s a collection of engineering leadership resources that you’d find helpful.
Here’s a complete computer science study plan you can use to become a software engineer.
Looking to network with other student community leaders and professionals or level up your skills and give back to your community? You can join the GitHub Campus Experts program now and expand your connections!
If you’re a student (at any level), you can apply to get the GitHub Student Developer Pack and access the best developer tools, resources, and courses for FREE.
Here’s a curated list of project-based programming tutorials you can use to learn how to build applications from scratch.
Need support for your learning? Every month, you can get funding for your learning needs (internet subscription, computer device, or courses) from anonymous people who care.
Here's a recommendation of the top five websites to find remote jobs for different fields in tech.
Book Recommendations 📚
All of Grace by Charles Haddon Spurgeon.
Engineering Management for the Rest of Us by Sarah Drasner.
Building Python Web APIs with FastAPI by Abdulazeez Adeshina.
The Pragmatic Programmer by Dave Thomas and Andy Hunt.
Featured Tweets and Videos 😍
Here are some cool tweets and some of my favorite videos from YouTube this week.
⬇️: #TechGirlWorldTour: Angie Jones Visits Lagos, Nigeria
⬇️: Write React Server Components from Scratch
⬇️: Commerce Layer at Contentful Storylines with AKQA and Fredericia
⬇️: Doctrine Matters
Quote of the Week 💙
“Even the simplest efforts require commendation, nothing is ever really easy. Far stronger forces of opposition exist for everyone in their own doing, avoid the plague of being blindsided by privilege.” –Bakare Emmanuel.
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