[BAWD #23] Curbing Burnout and Jamstack Themes

Hello there 👋🏾,

Sincere apologies for sending this week’s letter late; I’ll do better next week :). I trust you had a blissful week?! Btw, here’s a friendly reminder that you belong here. Whatever “here” means to you, you’re in the right place. Be confident and keep grinding!

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Featured Articles ✍️🏾

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

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

  3. A JavaScript optimizing compiler by Carlo Piovesan.

  4. The Ten Commandments of Navigating Code Reviews by Angie Jones.

  5. Your Team is Not “Them” by Sarah Drasner.

  6. From Javascript to Rust: Data Types by Laurie Barth.

  7. The Scientific Argument for Mastering One Thing at a Time by James Clear.

  8. 5 Ways Software Developers Can Improve Their Writing Beyond Blogging by Stephanie Morillo.

  9. The Importance of Career Laddering by Sarah Drasner.

  10. A practical guide to writing technical specs by Zara Cooper.


Product of the Week ✨

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Good Tidings 🔊

  1. Wondering how you can curb burnouts and balance your content creation and personal life? Learn how to in this helpful article.

  2. ICYMI, JSWorld Conference Africa is coming soon, and I’ll be giving a talk :). Learn more, apply to speak, or register to attend for free here.

  3. Checkout out this list of over 500 free Jamstack themes/starters supporting Nextjs, Hugo, NetlifyCMS, Gatsby, Jekyll, Contentful, Gridsome, Tailwind CSS, and more.

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

  5. Grow with Google and Pluralsight is back with the Google African Developers Scholarship to support software developers across Africa in Associate Android Developer, Associate Cloud Engineer, and Mobile Web Specialist skills. Learn more and apply here

  6. If you're looking to build global ecommerce web experiences, you should check out the Commerce Layer ecommerce starter built with Commerce Layer, Next.js, and Sanity studio.

  7. Google has opened applications for their User Experience Design Apprenticeship, October 2021. You can learn more and apply here.

  8. 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.

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

  10. Here’s a capsule collection of 22 handcrafted emojis (inspired by NFT art colorways & aesthetics) to thank and recognize the tireless work of OSS contributors, builders, and makers.


Book Recommendations 📚

  1. Zero to One by By Peter Thiel and Blake Masters.

  2. What is the Gospel? by Greg Gilbert.

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

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

  5. The Deno Handbook by Flaviocopes.


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Quote of the day 💙

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” —Omar Khayyam


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