[BAWD #27] On The Ladder of Freedom and Front-End Test Fest

Hello there 👋🏾,

I trust you had a blissful week?! Btw, here’s a friendly reminder that life is hard, and it’s always going to be hard, so you need to push for what you want.

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Featured Articles ✍️🏾

  1. Git Reset to Remote Head – How to Reset a Remote Branch to Origin by Bolaji Ayodeji.

  2. The new responsive: Web design in a component-driven world by Una Kravets.

  3. Designing a Technical Interview by Laurie Barth.

  4. Get Started With Node: An Introduction To APIs, HTTP And ES6+ JavaScript by Jamie Corkhill.

  5. OSCAFest ’20; The Design Odyssey by Peace Ojemeh.

  6. Introducing The .NET Coding Pack for VS Code - Getting Started with C# for Beginners by Scott Hanselman.

  7. Why Is Headless Commerce Getting $1.6 Billion In Funding? by Faisal Masud.

  8. Testing Browser Alerts, Confirmations, and Prompts with Cypress by Colby Fayock.

  9. Decluttering Mailbox Using Python by Yoma Okobiah.

  10. Contribute Beyond Code: Open Source for Everyone by Jennifer Davis.

  11. A Complete Guide To Accessible Front-End Components by Vitaly Friedman.


Product of the Week ✨

Boring avatars is a tiny JavaScript React library that generates custom, SVG-based, round avatars from any username and color palette.

Do check it out here and upvote on Product Hunt.


Good Tidings 🔊

  1. We all want freedom, right? The flexibility and ability to say YES to someone or something we love. But are we willing to make the necessary changes to get freedom? In this insightful article, you’ll learn about the different levels of freedom and how to attain them.

  2. Do you know that Commerce Layer just shipped their new website, which was backed with an amazing announcement? You can learn more about how Commerce Layer is shaping the future of headless commerce, check out the available developer resources, or book a demo today.

  3. SEO can be overwhelming, and that’s why you should sign up for The Developer's Guide to SEO Audits, where you get to learn about the stages of SEO, how to get started with auditing, and much more.

  4. I’ll be giving a workshop at JS Nation Live on June 3rd (16:00-19:00 CEST). In this workshop, you'll learn about the evolution of ecommerce and how jamstack and headless commerce evolves shopping experiences on the web. Kindly get your tickets while you still can to attend the worship and other JS talks.

  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. Applitools and Cypress are hosting a one-day, single-track, virtual conference for software engineers interested in front-end testing. You should learn more and register while you still can.

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

  8. Global markets are an amazing opportunity for business owners to grow their revenue. Do Check out this useful guide to learn about markets, the challenges faced with selling internationally.

  9. Open Source Community Africa is supporting open-source communities/projects in Africa by providing them with maintainers and contributors from our community for one year.

  10. 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.


Book Recommendations 📚

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

  2. What is the Gospel by Greg Gilbert.

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

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

  5. The Developer's Guide to Book Publishing by Stephanie Morillo.


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Quote of the day 💙

“If you like, give up!” —Anonymous


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