[BAWD #20] Automation CookBook and JSworld Conference Africa

Hello there 👋🏾,

I trust you had a blissful week?! Btw, here’s a friendly reminder that not everyone is looking at you; you’re in the center of your own world and not the center of everyone’s world. Go easy on yourself, make mistakes, learn from them, and become a better human.

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Featured Articles ✍️🏾

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

  2. Accessibility Auditing with Axe for automated Web UI testing.

  3. Introduction to Headless Content Management Systems.

  4. Splitting Time Between Product and Engineering Efforts by Sarah Drasner.

  5. The Complete Guide to Full Stack Ethereum Development by Nader Dabit.

  6. 5 Ways Software Developers Can Improve Their Writing Beyond Blogging by Stephanie Morillo.

  7. Take your Windows Terminal and PowerShell to the next level with Terminal Icons by Scott Hanselman.

  8. Node.js project architecture best practices by Piero Borrelli.

  9. Top 10 React Grid components and libraries for 2021 by Nelson Michael.

  10. Insider Secrets Of AWS CDK - The Base Stack by Phillip Ninan.


Product of the Week ✨

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Good Tidings 🔊

  1. Announcing JSworld Conference Africa! Join 15,000 African JavaScript enthusiasts on Friday 11 June 2021 for a full day of discussing JavaScript, React.js, Vue, TypeScript, WebAssembly, Headless CMS, DevTools, Next.js, Jest, Svelte and more!

  2. Want to learn how to ace your Outreachy internship and Google Summer of Code application and internship process? Learn more at this free workshop tomorrow (10th April 2021).

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

  4. Check out the Automation Cookbook, a collection of free bite-sized videos aimed to upskill developers and test engineers of all experience levels.

  5. Watch this e-commerce roundtable video with BigCommerce, Commerce Layer, & Uniform to learn more about the state of e-commerce and the importance of the customer experience.

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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


Book Recommendations 📚

  1. How to Develop a Super Power Memory by Harry Lorayne.

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

  3. Knowing God by J.I Parker.

  4. The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham.

  5. De-Coding the Technical Interview Process by Emma Bostian.


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Quote of the day 💙

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” —Steve Jobs


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