[BAWD #36] On Burnout and DevRel Resources

Hello there 👋🏾,

I trust you had a blissful week? Btw, here’s a friendly reminder from Exodus 18:18 that “Both you and these people who are with you will surely wear yourselves out. For this thing is too much for you; you are not able to perform it by yourself.” Please delegate where necessary, go easy, take some time to rest, and focus on YOU.

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Featured Articles ✍️🏾

  1. Accessibility Auditing with Axe for automated Web UI testing by Bolaji Ayodeji.

  2. JavaScript async and await in loops by Zell.

  3. Getting Members To Join Isn’t Enough by Richard Millington.

  4. The performance effects of too much lazy-loading by Rick Viscomi and Felix Arntz.

  5. Burnout: What Happens When You Take On Too Much by Mary Thengvall.

  6. Introducing Aurora by Shubhie Panicker, Addy Osmani, and Houssein Djirdeh.

  7. Understanding Empathy, Narcissism, and Mental Illness by Kenneth Reitz.

  8. Omnichannel vs multichannel: the key differences by Simone Fiorucci.

  9. Design with inclusion? Does that even make any sense? by Peace Ojemeh.

  10. The Light and Dark Side of the API Economy by Shawn Wang.


Product of the Week ✨

Quest allows you to convert Figma designs into live websites with fancy web effects like animations, scroll triggers, embedded videos, and more.

Do check it out here and upvote on Producthunt.


Good Tidings 🔊

  1. Here’s a curated collection of Developer Relations resources to help you better serve your company and your community.

  2. The way you write your CSS and build layouts can significantly impact the Core Web Vitals. In this guide, you will learn all the relevant CSS-related techniques to help you quantify the user experience of your website and identify opportunities to improve.

  3. We’re seeking a talented DX engineer to expand our Developer Relations department at Commerce Layer. It’s a 100% remote opportunity, and you can apply here.

  4. You should check out Joe's Jobs to find the best jobs across startups and companies around product, engineering, OSS, and more.

  5. Launching a new community but don’t know where to start? Here’s a comprehensive document that provides an overview of how to structure your launch plan into phases and much more.

  6. Ensuring your application is accessible requires a mindset shift for you as a developer and everyone in your organization. Learn how to build accessible web applications in this 6-part email course.

  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. Hyper is a new kind of early-stage venture firm powered by community and distribution. Hyper focuses on the things modern startups need most: distribution, community, mentorship, talent, and funding. You can apply for Hyper’s Fall season, which starts in early September or learn more about the 8-week founder program.

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

  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.


Dev Term of the day 💾

Recursion: This is the process where a function calls itself until the desired result is reached. Learn more here (text) or here (video).


Book Recommendations

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

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

  3. All of Grace by Charles Haddon Spurgeon.

  4. The Business Value of Developer Relations by Mary Thengvall.


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 💙

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” —George Eliot


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