[BAWD #34] On Jamstack survey and 100+ Pitch Decks

Hello there 👋🏾,

I’m sorry I’m sending this letter very late. I trust you had a blissful week last week? Btw, here’s a friendly reminder that growth requires you to be open to unlearning ideas that previously served you.

I’ve added a new section to this newsletter called Dev Term of the day, where I’ll define a developer-related term in the simplest form I can think of. You might learn something new 😉. Please let me know what you think and if this is useful.

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Featured Articles ✍️🏾

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

  2. Which Department Does DevRel Belong In? by Kim Maida.

  3. Rendering on the Web by Jason Miller and Addy Osmani.

  4. How to Become a Writer: A Guide by Lindsay Kramer.

  5. The Cost Of Client-side Rehydration by Addy Osmani.

  6. 11 Of The Best Engineering Blogs To Inspire You by SeattleDataGuy.

  7. Conversations with Robots: Voice, Smart Agents & the Case for Structured Content by Andy Fitzgerald.

  8. The Beginner’s Guide to Networking by Bridget Brevik.

  9. JavaScript Bundlers: An in-depth comparative by _CODE.

  10. The Web’s Worst Default by Robin Rendle.


Product of the Week ✨

U is a creator platform that easily lets anyone build, sell, and run their own bootcamp. Bootcamps on U are cohort-based courses that can be live, on-demand, or a mix of both.

Do check it out here and upvote on Producthunt.


Good Tidings 🔊

  1. You should check out the Jamstack Community Survey for 2021 from Netlify to better help the entire Jamstack community understand where we are now and what lies next.

  2. Check out this 12-week, 24-lesson Machine Learning curriculum from the Azure Cloud Advocates at Microsoft. In this curriculum, you will learn beginner-friendly classic machine learning.

  3. Here’s a curated database of 100+ pitch decks of popular billion-dollar startups before they were famous.

  4. We’re seeking a talented DX engineer to expand our Developer Relations department at Commerce Layer. If you possess infinite curiosity, are excited about developer tools, eager to solve challenges that developers face, and enjoy sharing knowledge, please apply. It’s a 100% remote opportunity!

  5. SheCodeAfrica is hosting their annual Summer Code Camp for high school girls (within ages 10 - 18) from across Africa. This virtual program aims to stimulate and nurture interests in STEM.

  6. Do you often waste time trying to find the perfect color for your project? Here’s a tool that can help you generate color palettes easily.

  7. Wondering what headless commerce is, the benefits of using it, and how to use it to super-charge your business? Then, you should check out this episode of the Effective Product Development series, where we discussed extensively on this.

  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. Marketing to developers is hard, and you are probably doing it wrong. Here’s a detailed guide to learn more about developer marketing.

  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. Zero to One by Blake Masters and Peter Thiel.

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

  3. Prayer - Asking & Receiving by John R. Rice.

  4. Data Science from Scratch by Joel Grus.


Featured Tweets 😍

Sadly, I’ve been off Twitter for a while now, so I don’t have tweets to share. However, I’ll share some of my favorite videos from YouTube this week. Trust me; you might like them :)


Quote of the day 💙

“Make improvements, not excuses.” —Roy T. Bennett


Dev Term of the day 💾

Closure: A closure is a function that has access to variables defined outside of it. Learn more here (text) or here (video).


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