[BAWD #41] Interactive Coding Tools and Stripe Story

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I trust you had a blissful week? Btw, here’s a friendly reminder that if you're alive, that means there are still more lessons for you to learn.

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Featured Articles ✍️🏾

  1. 10 Headless Commerce Platforms You Should Know in 2021 by Charlotte Dillon.

  2. Recursion For Beginners by Bolaji Olajide.

  3. Reducing Carbon Emissions On The Web by Berwyn Powell.

  4. What the hell is REST, Anyway? by tef.

  5. How to Create a Kubernetes Cluster on AWS with Kops and Netlify DNS by Obinna Odirionye.

  6. How To Automate Documentation Workflow For Developers by Portia Burton.

  7. Optional Chaining In JavaScript by Gift Egwuenu.

  8. From a Single Repo, to Multi-Repos, to Monorepo, to Multi-Monorepo by Leonardo Losoviz.

  9. Pushing Back Against Privacy Infringement On The Web by Robin Berjon.

  10. Simplify Kubernetes Cluster Management with Kyverno by Anita Ihuman.


Product of the Week ✨

Taxarly is your companion app to remind you of all income tax and GST-related due dates, so you never have to pay penalties again.

Do check it out here and upvote on Producthunt.


Good Tidings 🔊

  1. Here’s a collection of interactive coding tools and games to help you learn CSS, JavaScript, SQL, React, Vim, regular expressions, Jamstack, and more.

  2. Here’s a very insightful story about how the Irish brothers Patrick and John Collison started building Stripe including useful information about their leadership and cultural power.

  3. There are a couple of open internship opportunities at Tesla. You can learn more or apply here.

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

  5. Want to learn more about what the tech ecosystem in Africa looks like? Then it would help if you read this.

  6. Here’s a collection of all things DevOps, including philosophy, tools, business impact, best practices, and more.

  7. You should check out Joe's Jobs to find the best jobs across startups around engineering, open-source, and more.

  8. Here’s a collection of beautiful React hooks to speed up your components and hooks development.

  9. 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 💾

DevOps: This is a combination of Development and Operations that represents a set of ideas and practices aimed at optimizing the processes by which software goes from development to deployment. Learn more here (text) or here (video).


Book Recommendations

  1. All of Grace by Charles Spurgeon.

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

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

  4. Artificial Intelligence for Humans: Deep Learning and Neural Networks by Jeff Heaton.


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 💙

“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.” —Steve Jobs


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