[BAWD #19] The Secrets of Making Progress

Hello there 👋🏾,

I trust you had a blissful week?! My apologies; this week’s newsletter came a day late. I’ll do better next time :).

Btw, here’s a friendly reminder that you should hit the reset button. Whatever happened yesterday, forget about it and get a new mindset. Today is a new day. A fresh start begins now.

The challenge for anyone interested in making progress is to have simultaneously:

  1. The confidence to go after what you want.

  2. The humility to accept who you are right now.

  3. The willingness to build skills that bridge the gap between 1 and 2.

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Featured Articles ✍️🏾

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

  2. Git Reset to Remote Head – How to Reset a Remote Branch to Origin.

  3. 1% of CMS-Powered Sites Expose Their Database Passwords by Feross Aboukhadijeh.

  4. IF YOUR TECH INTERVIEW IS THREE TECH INTERVIEWS IN A TRENCH COAT AND I DO FIVE IS IT ADDITIVE OR EXPONENTIAL by Laurie Barth.

  5. Mistakes I’ve Made as an Engineering Manager by Sarah Drasner.

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

  7. The Ultimate Resume Guide for Developers by Victoria Lo.

  8. Guide to Conducting Test Automation Code Reviews by Angie Jones.

  9. Using the HTML5 Fullscreen API for Phishing Attacks by Feross Aboukhadijeh.

  10. Accessible Text Labels For All by Sara Soueidan.


Product of the Week ✨

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Good Tidings 🔊

  1. Student applications for Google Summer of Code 2021 are now open. (Google Summer of Code is a global program focused on bringing more student developers into open source software development).

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

  3. Pluralsight is offering FREE access to their skills platform throughout April.

  4. Did you miss yesterday’s “Let's Discuss: Developer Relations” on Twitter Spaces? Check out the recording here.

  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. Whether you're new to computer science or an experienced coder, there’s something for you here in Google’s Tech Dev Guide that you can use to grow your technical skills, supplement your coursework, and prepare for interviews.

  7. Are you interested in learning more about cloud engineering? Obinna hosts live streams to explain core cloud concepts. You can watch his past streams here.

  8. Want to become self-sufficient for the entire process of execution from concept to design to implementation? Check out this amazing Design for Developers course.

  9. Here’s a handy and comprehensive repository containing JavaScript-based examples of many popular algorithms and data structures.

  10. If you're looking to build global ecommerce web experiences, you should check out the Commerce Layer ecommerce starter that features the sanity studio built with Commerce Layer, Next.js, and deployed to Netlify.

  11. Wondering how you can become more productive? Here’s the only productivity tip you’ll ever need.


Book Recommendations 📚

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

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

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

  4. The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham.

  5. Full Stack Serverless by Nader Dabit.


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Quote of the day 💙

“No matter how great the talent or efforts, some things just take time. You can’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.” —Warren Buffett


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