[BAWD #45] On Hactoberfest and NFTs

Hello there 👋🏾,

I trust you had a blissful week? Sorry, last week’s letter is coming this late. Btw, here’s a friendly reminder that there's a lot of background noise as you journey through life. It would help if you learned how to focus on the things that matter to you and not drown out in stuff that matters to other people.

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Featured Articles ✍️🏾

  1. Understanding How Facebook Disappeared from the Internet by Cloudflare.

  2. A dev’s guide to open source software licensing by Gina Häußge.

  3. The Complete Guide to Full Stack Ethereum Development by Nader Dabit.

  4. Implementing local notifications in Flutter by Nelson Michael.

  5. A Straightforward Guide to Cleaning and Preparing Data in Python by Frank Andrade.

  6. Designing and Building REST APIs for Other Humans by Brock Herion.

  7. Why flow matters more than passion by Sarah Drasner.

  8. How and when to debounce or throttle in React by Ebenezer Don.

  9. May I ask who’s calling, please? A recent rise in VoIP DDoS attacks by Cloudflare.

  10. How To Make Your Site 25x Faster With A Few Lines Of Code by Anurag Kanoria.

  11. How to Setup RStudio for Data Visualization by Bolaji Ayodeji.

  12. Cornflakes for Jihad: The Boko Haram Origin Story by David Hundeyin.


Product of the Week ✨

Reform allows you to create clean-looking, on-brand forms that are easy to use in no-code projects, in emails, or put on a website.

Do check it out here and upvote on Producthunt.


Good Tidings 🔊

  1. Hacktoberfest is here! You can explore open-source now and participate as a contributor, maintainer, or financial supporter. You can get started here or learn from numerous resources here.

  2. Are you applying for your first software developer job? Then you should check out this guide to get some tips, tricks, and general advice on how to scale through the job-hunting phase of your career.

  3. You can discover upcoming NFT projects with the fastest-growing communities and get insights on the NFTs that are just about to get viral.

  4. Google wants to make the Internet more helpful to people, businesses, and organizations in Africa. So you should join the first virtual ‘Google for Africa’ event on October 6th, 2021.

  5. Are you interested in being part of a community of hardware designers and software developers learning and experimenting with Embedded Systems, System-on-Chip (SoC), MDKs, Internet-of-Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and much more? Then, kindly fill out this form.

  6. You should check out the engineering leader’s guide to data-driven leadership series. Here you will learn the fundamentals of what, why, and how to measure as an engineering leader.

  7. You should check out this article to find out the top 10 cloud computing virtual events to attend in October 2021.

  8. African App Launchpad (AAL) aims to build 10,000 young talents and support the foundation of 100 gaming and app development startups across Africa. You can learn more and participate here.

  9. Check out this handy article to learn more about chess notation (an excellent way to keep track of games so that you study tactics or understand mistakes).


Dev Term of the day 💾

Datacenter: This refers to a physical facility that houses critical networks of computing and storage resources used by a software organization. Learn more here (text) or here (video).


Book Recommendations

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

  2. Getting Things Done by David Allen.

  3. Zero to One by By Peter Thiel and Blake Masters.

  4. Debugging: The 9 Indispensable Rules for Finding Even the Most Elusive Software and Hardware Problems by David J Agans.


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 💙

“Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” —Brian Tracy


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