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[BAWD #112] Commercial Open Source and CityJS Lagos
I trust you had a blissful week and you’re working towards your unbelievably liquid future :). Btw, here’s a friendly reminder that while growing, nothing can take the place of persistence.
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We’re partnering with CityJS for their Conference in Lagos 🇳🇬 on November 9-11, 2023. This will be an informative conference for developers, software architects, and engineers! Expect a program featuring the latest topics in software development, covering everything from JS Frameworks and Web Performance to Nodejs and TypeScript. As an active BAWD reader, if you register now and use the code CITYJS25, you will get 25% off the conference pass.
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Dev Meme of the Week 🥲
Featured Technical Articles ✍🏾👩🏽💻
On Cross Roads and Coming Face to Face with Myself by Chukwuemeka Afigbo.
The New Generation Of Data Stores by Alexander Reelsen.
Use Databases Without Putting Domain Logic in Them by Alex Kondov.
The Computer Backup Rule of Three by Scott Hanselman.
Is Laravel the happiest developer community on the planet? by Klint Finley.
Rate limits by Filippo Conforti.
TS Reset Improves TypeScript's Built-In Typings by Matt Pocock.
The Human API Experience with Web5 by Adewale Abati.
What developers need to know about generative AI by Damian Brady.
The problem with disabling paste and what to do instead by Adam Silver.
Featured Productivity Articles ✍🏾🦅
Screw Finding Your Passion by Mike Manson.
How Innovative Ideas Arise by James Clear.
No More Blanket Feedback by Zef Hemel.
From Ignorance to Wisdom: A Framework for Knowledge by Lawrence Yeo.
Product of the Week ✨
Hackmamba Creators Community is a space to learn, build, write, and network with other technical writing professionals. They’re also running their 4th bi-weekly Community Challenge with the Commerce Layer product. Join the community now to get started if you haven’t yet.
Good Tidings 🔊
Do you know that there are several open-source projects you can use instead of some commercial products? You can discover and explore high-quality, secure, and reliable OSS products for your specific use case.
You should check out Black Genius Academy, a career exploration app that equips aspiring Black tech talent with resources and knowledge to identify, enrol, and succeed in technical education programs (cybersecurity, software engineering, and user experience (UX) design).
Curious to know what happens when you run a program on your computer? Then, read this article to learn how multiprocessing works, what system calls are, how computers manage memory with hardware interrupts, and how Linux loads executables.
Porsche is moving from commercial software to FOSS, where possible and embracing/contributing to open-source. You can learn more about their principles and OSS projects you can contribute to or check out some of their GitHub repos.
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!
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.
⬇️: Typescript Tools That Make You Productive
⬇️: HOW TO TALK TO A BABY.
⬇️: Solve This Coding Question To Win $100
⬇️: Knowing You, Jesus - Graham Kendrick
Quote of the Week 💙
“Life is all about not knowing, and then doing something anyway. All of life is like this. All of it. And it’s not going to get any easier just because you found out you love your job cleaning septic tanks, or you scored a dream gig writing indie movies.” –Mike Manson.
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