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[BAWD #113] Code Reviews, Project IDX, and Vercel AI SDK
I trust you had blissful past few days and you’re keen for the week ahead. Btw, here’s a friendly reminder that communication is not key; understanding is.
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Nerd Meme of the Week 🥲
Featured Technical Articles ✍🏾👩🏽💻
The 10 Commandments of Navigating Code Reviews by Angie Jones.
Get your work recognized: write a brag document by Julia Evans.
Attract a Technical Audience Without Writing New Content by Adam DuVander.
A guide to designing accessible, WCAG-conformant focus indicators by Sara Soueidan.
Sales Safari in a Nutshell by Lauro Silva and Zac Jones.
Array Types in TypeScript by Dominik Dorfmeister.
How to get promoted by Slava Akhmechet.
Brief Note on Buttons, Enter, and Space by Adrian Roselli.
Aligning product-market fit with company's values by Levi Cee.
Why Software Is Eating the World by Marc Andreessen.
How to know what to test by Kent C. Dodds.
Coordinating major documentation projects with GitLab by Alyssa Rock and Aaron Peters.
Featured Productivity Articles ✍🏾🦅
The Hidden Costs of Happiness by Mike Manson.
Are You Living an Urgent Life or an Important Life? by James Clear.
Cannot Measure Productivity by Martin Fowler.
The Omnipresence of Work by Lawrence Yeo.
Product of the Week ✨
Fossfox is an open database (kind of a job board) for different open-source projects that are hiring for different engineering roles in different locations across the globe. You can also contribute or post your job(s) in this GitHub repository.
Good Tidings 🔊
Wondering how you can accomplish big things and not end up too burned out to enjoy your success? You need to apply constant, gentle pressure.
You should check out The Framework Field Guide, a free and practical way to learn Angular, React, and Vue all at once.
You should check out Tech Exchange, a virtual academic program for students attending select Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) in North America. The program teaches applied computer science and problem-solving skills. If you’re interested, please learn more and apply today (closing soon…).
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Google, in partnership with Canada Learning Code, is offering a Cybersecurity Career Certificate. Learn more and apply to kickstart a career in cybersecurity with a full scholarship.
Mastercard Foundation is running its 12-month Associate Program for graduates to gain hands-on leadership, employability, and basic entrepreneurship knowledge and skills.
MDN recently launched their curriculum for front-end development to provide an up-to-date industry recommendation for the fundamental skills and best practices that a front-end web developer should have.
Watch this to hear Matt Pocock and Joel Hooks discuss how Total Typescript came to be and some of the processes involved with turning the idea of a course into a business that delivers world-class Typescript training to thousands of developers.
The Open Graph protocol is an internet protocol that enables any web page to become a rich object when shared across the internet. You can read this intro guide to learn more.
Paystack is now out of private beta and available to all businesses and merchants in Kenya.
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 websites to find remote jobs for different software engineering and product 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.
⬇️: (Life) Advice From The Creator of C++
⬇️: AsakeLive at The O2 Arena London
⬇️: WHY I LEFT DEVELOPER RELATIONS (dev rel)
⬇️: The Christian’s Pursuit of God-Given Holiness
Quote of the Week 💙
“Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity. The greatest problem with communication is we don’t listen to understand. We listen to reply. When we listen with curiosity, we don’t listen with the intent to reply. We listen for what’s behind the words.” –Roy T. Bennett.
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