[BAWD #111] Stop Being a Junior Developer
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Dev Meme of the Week 🥲
Featured Technical Articles ✍🏾👩🏽💻
Stop Being a Junior by Kent C. Dodds.
The key to understanding complex systems is patience by Addy Osmani.
Understanding React Server Components by Alice Alexandra Moore.
The Nitty Gritty of API Methods by Velda Kiara.
Use AI to moderate abusive and vulgar comments by Jason Lengstorf.
Distributed Locks in Node.js by Bruno Paulino.
The Fall of Stack Overflow by Ayhan Fuat Çelik.
Multi-domain shopping carts by Filippo Conforti.
Guidelines for optimistic UI in modern CRUD apps by Jacob Paris.
Fixing a Memory Leak in a Production Node.js App by Kent C. Dodds.
Demystifying developer advocacy by Angie Jones.
Featured Productivity Articles ✍🏾🦅
The Proven Path to Doing Unique and Meaningful Work by James Clear.
The Complete Guide to Goal Setting (Backed by Science) by Mike Manson.
The Release Ratio: How to Make Use of Everything You Know by Lawrence Yeo.
No More Productivity Hacks by Zef Hemel.
Product of the Week ✨
Brimble is an efficient and modern cloud deployment platform and CLI for web applications built by Nigerians.
Good Tidings 🔊
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Aniedi is running the Automagic Internship, where you can work as an intern remotely and earn 75k NGN. If you meet expectations at the end of the month, they will immediately hire you for an entry-level role (200k - 250k NGN/month) or place you on a waiting list for their next project.
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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.
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Here’s a curated list of project-based programming tutorials you can use to learn how to build applications from scratch.
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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.
⬇️: AfricaHackTrip - The Movie
⬇️: OSCA Documentary 2022
⬇️: STACKING CONTEXT in CSS, Simplified | Solving Z-INDEX problems
⬇️: People Made New
Quote of the Week 💙
“I trained 4 years to run 9 seconds and people give up when they don't see results in 2 months” –Usain Bolt.
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