[BAWD #21] On Career Laddering, Feedbacks, and dApps

Hello there 👋🏾,

I trust you had a blissful week?! Btw, here’s a friendly reminder that it's essential to have a feedback loop where you're constantly thinking about what you've done and how you can do it better.

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Featured Articles ✍️🏾

  1. Building a SlackBot with Node.js and SlackBots.js.

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

  3. The Security Vulnerabilities of The Target="_Blank" Attribute.

  4. Who is Speaking On Your Behalf? by Prosper Otemuyiwa.

  5. Using Cypress and Google Lighthouse for Performance Testing by Marie Drake.

  6. The Importance of Career Laddering by Sarah Drasner.

  7. The UX of URLs by Shalvah.

  8. Jamstack in the Time of Coronavirus by Filippo Conforti.

  9. A Beginner’s Guide to Decentralized Finance (DeFi) by Sid Coelho-Prabhu.

  10. A Complete Guide To HTML Email by Vitaly Friedman.


Product of the Week ✨

Open Doodles is a set of free illustrations that embraces the idea of Open Design. You can copy, edit, remix, share or redraw the illustrations without restriction under copyright or database law.

Do check it out here and upvote on Product Hunt.


Good Tidings 🔊

  1. Career laddering is a system used to show what expectations are at different levels of a role (which will eventually define the basis of promotions). Check out this open-source sample career ladders.

  2. I'm creating a curated list of Jamstack and technical writing resources. Do check it out and contribute too.

  3. Here’s a free Java programming course designed for beginners to programming. You should check it out!

  4. 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.

  5. Check out this complete guide to full-stack ethereum development, which contains all you need to know to start building modern full-stack dApps with React, Ethereum, Hardhat, and Ethers.js.

  6. Are you interested in learning more about cloud engineering? Check out these live streams to learn core Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud concepts.

  7. 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.

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

  9. If you're just about to finish secondary school in Nigeria or just recently finished secondary school, please apply to the Aleph Fellowship (a two-year paid, self-directed learning program for <= 17-year-olds).

  10. Are you curious about the recent trends around cryptocurrency and want to understand how it all works? Check out this complete guide to cryptocurrency trading for beginners.


Book Recommendations 📚

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

  2. Everyone's a Theologian by R. C. Sproul.

  3. The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham.

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

  5. Become A Better Dev In 2021 by Hashnode.


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Quote of the day 💙

“I think that's the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.” —Elon Musk


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