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[BAWD #114] Hacktoberfest, v0, and WebML
I trust you had a blissful past few days and you’re keen for the week ahead. Btw, here’s a friendly reminder that you should not get distracted by other people’s expectations of what success should look like.
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Nerd Meme of the Week 🥲
Featured Technical Articles ✍🏾👩🏽💻
How to Be a Good Open Source Contributor During Hacktoberfest and Beyond by Ashley Willis.
Composing graphs with Breadboard by Dimitri Glazkov.
High and low cardinality by Shalvah Adebayo.
Software Engineering Seniority Levels by Automation Panda.
Resilience and Observability by Punit Lad and Carl Nygard.
How to correctly use TF-IDF with imbalanced data by Saurav Pattnaik.
Exploring Generative AI by Birgitta Böckeler.
Add notifications to a Node app by Jason Lengstorf.
Making Sense of React Server Components by Josh Comeau.
The 10 Commandments of Navigating Code Reviews by Angie Jones.
Featured Productivity Articles ✍🏾🦅
Beyond the comfort zone is where all magic happens by Addy Osmani.
How Experts Figure What to Focus On by James Clear.
Why Goals Are Overrated (And What to Do Instead) by Mike Manson.
Cannot Measure Productivity by Martin Fowler.
The Many Worlds of Enough by Lawrence Yeo.
Product of the Week ✨
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Good Tidings 🔊
Hacktoberfest starts today! You can now get started with contributing to open-source throughout the month of October.
Building on the success of the State of JS and the State of CSS, there’s a new State of HTML 2023 Survey to complete the survey that tracks the evolution of the web as a whole. The responses from this survey will help browser vendors prioritize their roadmaps and work towards better compatibility.
Photoshop desktop application is now on the web! It’s powered by WebAssembly, Emscripten, Web Components + Lit, Service Workers + Workbox, and the new Web APIs. You can read this article to learn how the Adobe and Chrome team brought this complex and graphically intensive software to the browser.
Some mobile engineers in Nigeria are organizing a Mobile Core Summit in Lagos, Nigeria, for mobile engineers (both native and cross-platform) across Africa. You can learn more or purchase a ticket now.
Vercel recently launched v0, a generative user interface system powered by AI that generates copy-and-paste friendly React code based on shadcn/ui and Tailwind CSS that people can use in their projects.
Here’s a super-helpful list of software products and services with free developer tiers.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to becoming an AI and Data Scientist with a detailed roadmap and course/project recommendations.
OpenAI just shipped their new Cookbook, an open-source collection of examples and guides for building with OpenAI API.
Shalvah made his API Documentation for Developers course free! It’s a rich hands-on guide to creating and maintaining API documentation.
You should check out this OSS Code Interpreter that runs in your local terminal and could be used to summarize PDFs, visualize datasets, and control your browser.
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.
⬇️: TypeScript Origins: The Documentary
⬇️: How To Get Ahead of 99% of Software Engineers (Starting Today)
⬇️: Astro 3.0 Crash Course
⬇️: Give Me a Sight, O Saviour
Quote of the Week 💙
“The best time to make friends is before you need them." - Ethel Barrymore.
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