[BAWD #25] On The Secret to Measuring Progress and Build for Africa

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Featured Articles ✍️🏾

  1. Writing Good Commit Messages: A Practical Guide by Bolaji Ayodeji.

  2. Document Everything: The Secret to Measuring Progress by Sam Julien.

  3. Don't Rush to Simplicity by Shawn Wang.

  4. About HTML semantics and front-end architecture by Nicolas Gallagher.

  5. Distributed Persistent Rendering (DPR) by Chris Coyier.

  6. The room where it happens: How Rails gets made by Richard Schneeman.

  7. We've spotted something on your scan... by Matt Hobbs.

  8. Business and Engineering alignment by Kent C. Dodds.

  9. My blog is a digital garden, not a blog by Joel Hooks.

  10. Why Jamstack? An Animated Guide by Sarah Drasner.

  11. Optimizing Web Vitals using Lighthouse by Addy Osmani.


Product of the Week ✨

Hoverify is an all-in-one browser extension suite of tools to enhance your web development experience and boost your productivity.

Do check it out here and upvote on Product Hunt.


Good Tidings 🔊

  1. This year's Google I/O is going to be virtual and free for all developers worldwide. There's also a dedicated community meetup: Build for Africa to discuss the rapidly changing developer experience as an African.

  2. Registration is now open for F8 Refresh! At F8 Refresh, you’ll learn about the latest product tools to help you build across Facebook technologies, as well as deep-dive virtual sessions, demos, and panels. It's free to attend & open to all developers around the world.

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

  4. Want to learn how to make your site available to every person and every device? Check out this list of very insightful accessibility-related articles.

  5. Are you a public speaker? Check out cfpland.com, confs.tech, papercall.io, conferences.css-tricks.com, and diversifytech.co to find conferences you can apply to speak at or even attend.

  6. Udacity is offering free 30-days access to one among over 40 eligible Nanodegree programs from Artificial Intelligence to Cloud Computing and much more. Here's your chance to skill up and advance your career this month.

  7. Here’s a handy list of resources that can help you get started with developer relations.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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

  11. The Headless Commerce Summit is BACK, and Commerce Layer is sponsoring! You should register for free to attend the event on May 26th, 2021, and hear amazing talks about headless commerce's growth.


Book Recommendations 📚

  1. Salvation Plain and Simple by Curtis Hutson.

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

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

  4. The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham.

  5. Start Freelancing Today by Kelly Vaughn.


Featured Tweets 😍


Quote of the day 💙

“Courage doesn’t always roar, sometimes it’s the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering ‘I will try again tomorrow’” —Mary Anne Radmacher


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