[BAWD #16] On Learning and Deliberate Practice

Hello there 👋🏾,

I trust you had a blissful week?! Btw, here’s a friendly reminder that you deserve some break this weekend; have some fun! 💙

Learning is a journey that never ends. At every point in your career, you will keep learning, re-learning, and un-learning. When learning, especially something new, the main goal should not be finishing but rather learning.

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  2. How to Ask Effective Questions: A Practical Guide for Developers.

  3. Image Optimization and Transformation with Cloudinary.

  4. What is End-to-End Testing and When Should You Use It? by Stan Georgian.

  5. 6 Red Flags I Saw While Doing 60+ Technical Interviews in 30 Days by Uduak Obong-Eren.

  6. Diary of a Student-Teacher #Week4Day18 by Blessing Akpan.

  7. The Proven Path to Doing Unique and Meaningful Work by James Clear.

  8. Git Cheat Sheet – 50 Git Commands You Should Know by Fabio Pacific.

  9. Understanding the Event Loop, Callbacks, Promises, and Async/Await in JavaScript by Tania Rascia.

  10. 11 Lessons I’ve Learned as a Technical Program Manager by Stephanie Morillo.


Product of the Week ✨

Mutrics ARiC is an open-source augmented reality glasses used in creating applications and experiences for augmented reality.

Do check it out here and upvote on Product Hunt.


Good Tidings 🔊

  1. Want a sneak peek at the most important resources and their mutual relationships in Commerce Layer APIs? Do check out these data models.

  2. Here are 720 free online programming and computer science courses you can start to expand your horizons.

  3. I'm creating a curated list of resources about using the JAMstack. Do check it out and contribute too.

  4. Stop wrestling with CSS. Here’s an amazing all-new interactive course designed to help JavaScript developers become confident with CSS. Do check it out!

  5. You can now sponsor freeCodeCamp on GitHub! Please support Quincy and his amazing team to keep creating code learning resources for millions of people worldwide.

  6. Only 20% of the design space is made up of women. Cowrywise wants to change this by empowering women to become Designers for free. Learn more about this program here.

  7. For most students, real-world developer tools can be cost-prohibitive. Check out the GitHub Student Developer Pack, which gives students free access to the best developer tools in one place so they can learn by doing.

  8. Interested in Python programming language? Here’s a 44-part series on Youtube from Microsoft.

  9. Are you interested in learning more about cloud engineering? Obinna hosts live streams to explain core cloud concepts like IAM, EC2, Google Kubernetes Engine, S3, Route 53, etc. You can watch his past streams here.

  10. Ever heard of the word “Deliberate Practice” before? Here’s an amazing beginner’s guide to deliberate practice you can learn more from.


Book Recommendations 📚

  1. Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter C. BrownHenry L. Roediger III, and Mark A. McDaniel.

  2. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear.

  3. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey.

  4. Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God by Jonathan Edwards.

  5. Full Stack Serverless: Modern Application Development with React, AWS, and GraphQL by Nader Dabit.


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Quote of the day 💙

“The key to pursuing excellence is to embrace an organic, long-term learning process, and not to live in a shell of static, safe mediocrity. Usually, growth comes at the expense of previous comfort or safety.” —Josh Waitzkin


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