[BAWD #117] HTML First and React Native AI
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Nerd Meme of the Week 🥲
Featured Technical Articles ✍🏾👩🏽💻
Five Ways to Address Complexity In Your Product by Casey Winters.
An Interactive Guide to CSS Grid by Josh Comeau.
An Introduction To Full Stack Composability by Facundo Giuliani.
The Node.js Event Loop by Matteo Collina.
How to Bring Your Own Root from AD CS to Smallstep by Linda Ikechukwu.
The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Must Know About Unicode by Nikita Prokopov.
Becoming a good engineer is about collecting experience by Addy Osmani.
Effective communication is not about what you say by Melanie Ensign.
Featured Productivity Articles ✍🏾🦅
The Power of Imperfect Starts by James Clear.
10 Reasons Why You Fail by Mike Manson.
Good Enough Is Just Fine by Lawrence Yeo.
Product of the Week ✨
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Good Tidings 🔊
ICYMI, last week was a rollercoaster of tech drama. Here’s a quick summary: Sam Altman, former ex-CEO 🥲 of OpenAI (the company that developed ChatGPT), was fired alongside a co-founder (Greg) for some unclear reasons and replaced with the CTO (Mira). Mira was eventually replaced with a new hire, Emmett (ex-CEO, Twitch), who became the interim ex-CEO of OpenAI 🥲 after ~72 hours. Microsoft then hired Sam and co (over the weekend). They were later re-hired back to OpenAI after the OpenAI board members all resigned following employees who stood their ground and were willing to resign and follow Sam to Microsoft. So much wild drama, right?!
You should check out HTML First, a set of principles that aims to make building web software easier and more maintainable by leveraging the default capabilities of modern web browsers.
If you know any NGO, student club, or companies supporting people in need, tell them to register for the DataCamp Donates Partner program. This will allow them free access to their data science education platform and empower their members to learn and land data jobs/opportunities.
Want to learn to build user experiences with gestures and animations that run at 60 fps, even on low-end devices with React Native? Here’s a perfect course for you.
Nader just shipped a full-stack framework for building cross-platform mobile AI apps supporting LLM real-time streaming text, chat UIs, image processing, etc. You can get started right now with the
Tejas also shipped a tool for generating subtitles for videos with secure, on-device machine learning models.
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 project-based programming tutorials you can use to learn how to build applications from scratch.
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 recommendation of the top websites to find remote jobs for different software engineering and product fields in tech.
Here’s a curated list of interview questions for different programming languages, frameworks, and technologies.
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 these past weeks.
⬇️: 4 Web Devs, 1 App Idea
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⬇️: We Have Not Known Thee As We Ought
Quote of the Week 💙
“One of the most unexpected gifts you can receive is an early loss. An early setback can become the catalyst for a wonderful next chapter if you channel the emotion effectively. Disappointment is a hot burning fuel. Let it light your fire to become better.” —James Clear.
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