[BAWD #32] How You Might Be Sabotaging Your Career Growth

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I trust you had a blissful week? Btw, here’s a friendly reminder that sometimes, you win; other times, you lose or learn. You were not born to win always, and you shouldn’t beat yourself up when you tend to lose. It’s okay to lose and feel bad, but get back up, re-strategize, and keep moving.

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Featured Articles ✍️🏾

  1. Linux List Processes – How to Check Running Processes by Bolaji Ayodeji.

  2. The Harsh Truth about "Fear" by Amy Hoy.

  3. How to use HTTPS for local development by Maud Nalpas.

  4. How to buy happiness (responsibly) by Ron Lieber.

  5. Getting Started with Terraform by Obinna Odirionye.

  6. Good Meetings by Sarah Drasner.

  7. The modern guide to React state patterns by Fredrik Strand Oseberg.

  8. Demystifying Developer Advocacy by Angie Jones.

  9. State management in Flutter using the BLoC design pattern by Pinkesh Darji.

  10. 14 Ways You Might Be Sabotaging Your Own Career Growth by Gabrielle Olya.

  11. Email Analysis Using Python 3 (Part II) by Yoma Okobiah.


Product of the Week ✨

Glide allows you to create a responsive web application that can be shared with a link from Google Sheets without code.

Do check it out here and upvote on Product Hunt.


Good Tidings 🔊

  1. This reference guide contains a list of the most important security headers you can use to protect your website.

  2. Are you starting to make plans to manage your finance and take it to the next level? Check out this article from Stanford Magazine to learn how to be smart with your money.

  3. I guess you must have heard about GitHub Copilot, the AI pair programmer tool that provides suggestions for whole lines or entire functions of code right inside your editor. You can learn more or join the waitlist here.

  4. Andela, Google, and Plurasignt partner together to help 40,000 learners in Africa get skilled-up with the Google Africa Developer Scholarship (GADS) 2021 program. You should check it out and apply.

  5. Check out the GitHub Student Developer Pack for free student access to the best developer tools in one place so you can learn by doing.

  6. You should check out the Commerce Layer ecommerce starter to get started with building multi-country e-commerce experiences on the web.

  7. Are you a fan of illusionists like David Copperfield or James Moore? Here’s a nice video that explains their tricks and how they pull off some of their magic tricks.

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

  9. You should check out Tables Generator, a free tool that allows you to create and generate LaTeX, HTML, and Markdown tables easily.

  10. I’ve been off Twitter for some weeks now. If you’ve been trying or need to reach me, don't hesitate to get in touch with me via LinkedIn or send an email.


Book Recommendations

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

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

  3. On the Bondage of the Will by Martin Luther.

  4. CSS: The Definitive Guide by Eric A. Meyer.


Featured Tweets 😍

I’ve been off Twitter for a while now, and I’ve spent more time on LinkedIn and YouTube instead. Hence, I’ll share my favorite videos from YouTube this week. Trust me; you’ll like them :).


Quote of the day 💙

“The difference between a Designer and Developer when it comes to design skills, is the difference between shooting a bullet and throwing it” —Scott Hanselman


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