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[BAWD #63] Why are Hyperlinks Blue?
Hello there 👋🏾,
I trust you had a blissful week? Btw, here’s a friendly reminder that it might seem slow along the way but it wasn’t meant to be fast after all. Slow progress is still progress!
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Featured Technical Articles ✍🏾👩🏽💻
Why are hyperlinks blue? by Elise Blanchard.
Recursion For Beginners by Bolaji Olajide.
Get better at troubleshooting and debugging software by Ifeora Okechukwu.
"Proving" time complexity empirically by Shalvah.
The Perfect System Doesn't Exist by Alex Kondov.
Getting started with React Hooks — A simple guide by Ademola Adegbuyi.
Computer Science In 10 Years: Will Computer Scientists Become Obsolete? by Sunayana Samantaray.
Notes on Crafting Interpreters: Go by Chidi Williams.
The One Time I Needed Computer Science by Alex Kondov.
Mistakes I’ve Made as an Engineering Manager by Sarah Drasner.
Featured Productivity Articles ✍🏾🦅
The Productivity Guide: Time Management Strategies That Work by James Clear.
How to Learn Anything Faster by Ali Abdaal.
Rethinking Discipline by Scott H. Young.
7 Ways to Retain More of Every Book You Read by James Clear.
How To Stay Focused (and not get distracted) by Ali Abdaal.
Product of the Week ✨
Gradio is the fastest way to demo your machine learning model with a friendly web interface so that anyone can use it anywhere!
Good Tidings 🔊
Here’s a detailed compilation of some good practices about software design, components, application structure, testing, styling, state management, and data fetching.
This month (22nd February 2022 at 18:00 WAT), join the State of Web Performance, where you'll hear from a panel of various web performance experts + have the opportunity to ask questions via live chat.
Here’s another one—a multi-month study plan for becoming a software engineer at a large company.
You should also consider joining Blogging for Devs, a private community for developers, indie hackers, freelancers, and tech creators growing their audience through writing online, or learn how to grow your blog as a developer without an existing audience.
Here’s a curated list of project-based programming tutorials you can use to learn how to build applications from scratch.
Joe's Jobs curates the best roles at exciting startups and companies across product, engineering, design, open-source, and more.
Here's a recommendation of the top five websites to find remote jobs for different fields in tech.
Dev Term of the day 💾
Tao of React by Alex Kondov.
Why Don't Students Like School? by Daniel T. Willingham.
A Quest for Godliness — The Puritan Vision of the Christian Life by J.I. Packer.
Atomic Habits by James Clear.
Featured Tweets and Videos 😍
Here are some tweets I think are cool and some of my favorite videos from YouTube this week.
⬇️: Dorsey's BTrust Board on Expanding Crypto to Africa
⬇️: How I hacked a hardware crypto wallet and recovered $2 million
⬇️: WTF is ETH.BUILD?
Quote of the day 💙
“There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human—in not having to be just happy or just sad—in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time.”–C. JoyBell C
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