[BAWD #40] What Makes a Good Programmer?

Hello there 👋🏾,

I trust you had a blissful week? Btw, here’s a friendly reminder that before you work harder, make sure you’re working on the right thing. Also, don’t forget to ask questions today.

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Featured Articles ✍️🏾

  1. What Makes a Good Programmer? by Henrik Warne.

  2. The UX of URLs by Shalvah A.

  3. Writing Good Commit Messages: A Practical Guide by Bolaji Ayodeji.

  4. The hardest problem in computer science by Eevee.

  5. The Most Coddled Automotive Battery Ever? by Erik Toomre.

  6. The New Creator Economy - DAOs, Community Ownership, and Cryptoeconomics by Nader Dabit.

  7. Write code that is easy to delete, not easy to extend by tef.

  8. Supercharging data fetching in React with SWR by Ilango Rajagopal.

  9. Scrum is dead: Breaking down the new open development method by Ahmad Nassri.

  10. Google Web Vitals best practices for single-page apps by Brian De Sousa.


Product of the Week ✨

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Good Tidings 🔊

  1. DevOps is about speed: faster application development and continuous development. Here are seven tips to help your team develop your applications faster.

  2. 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.

  3. You should register to attend the next GitHub Africa Meetup happening on Tuesday, September 21st at 16:00 WAT / 17:00 CAT.

  4. Here’s a collection of free premium HTML landing page templates, bootstrap themes, react templates, tailwind templates, UI kits, and more.

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

  6. Here’s a useful technical report document explaining why computers stop and what can be done about it.

  7. For people who love code, you should check out this curated treasure trove of books around software craftsmanship, functional programming, compilers, etc.

  8. 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 💾

Database: This is an organized collection of structured data stored electronically in a computer system. Learn more here (text) or here (video).


Book Recommendations

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

  2. All of Grace by Charles Spurgeon.

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

  4. Types and Programming Languages by Benjamin C. Pierce.


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 💙

“Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, 'Make me feel important.' Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.” —Mary Kay Ash


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