[BAWD #39] On Code Search Engine and Web Perf

Hello there 👋🏾,

I trust you had a blissful week? This week’s letter is late again (sorry ☺️), but it’s never late to remind you to ensure you’re making at least 1% improvements on yourself daily. Please, don’t allow the slow pace of transformation make you slide into some growth decline or stagnation.

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Featured Articles ✍️🏾

  1. How To Build An Ethical User Research Practice At Any Organization by Devin Harold.

  2. Developer Exception Engineering by Shawn Wang.

  3. HTTP/3: Performance Improvements (Part 2) by Robin Marx.

  4. Implementing a single GraphQL across multiple data sources by Shadid Haque.

  5. How To Develop Your Business’ Technology Roadmap by Cache Merril.

  6. Using WebAssembly threads from C, C++, and Rust by Ingvar Stepanyan.

  7. Write Errors That Don't Make Me Think by Shawn Wang.

  8. Jamstack CMS: The Past, The Present, and The Future by Mike Neumegen.

  9. Why lab and field data can be different (and what to do about it) by Philip Walton.

  10. Ultimate Guide to Regular Expressions (RegEx) on JavaScript by Yuri.


Product of the Week ✨

bloop is an in-IDE code search engine that retrieves relevant JS and TypeScript code examples from library documentation and open-source repos.

Do check it out here and upvote on Producthunt.


Good Tidings 🔊

  1. Measuring web performance is an essential step while building high-quality web experiences. With WebPageTest, you can measure web performance metrics in real browsers with ease.

  2. Here’s a collection of resources for women in tech, consisting of courses, learning guides, events, scholarships, etc.

  3. Here’s a collection of some free icons that are will give your next design project the finishing touch.

  4. We’re still 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.

  5. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create R Markdown documents with RStudio and publish them using GitHub Pages.

  6. Save 2,000+ hours of market research with 5-minute reports and discover new markets and ideas from Trend VC.

  7. Here’s a curated list of useful Figma plugins amongst the thousands existing.

  8. Udacity is collaborating with Access Bank to empower people in Africa with Udacity Nanodegree scholarships. Applications end by August 31, 2021.

  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. Here’s a handy introductory Frontend Developer Learning Guide you can check out to help you get started.

  11. 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 💾

Server: This is a software or hardware device that accepts and responds to requests made over a network. Learn more here (text) or here (video).


Book Recommendations

  1. The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance by Josh Waitzkin.

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

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

  4. Guide to Tiny Experiments by Sam Julien.


Featured Tweets 😍

Sadly, I’ve been off Twitter, 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 💙

“The best index to a person's character is how he treats people who can't do him any good, and how he treats people who can't fight back.” —Abigail Van Buren


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