[BAWD #86] Microstores and Microsoft Internships
Hello, dear friend 👋🏾,
I trust you had a blissful week. Wasn’t the title of this week’s letter giving M&M vibes? 🍫 Shesssh! Lol. Btw, here’s a friendly reminder that you should change your toothbrush every three to four months.
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Good Tidings 🔊
At Commerce Layer, we’re building composable commerce APIs and tools for developers. Last week, we announced the release of our Microstores project. Microstores are self-contained production-ready microstore websites powered by Commerce Layer APIs that are spun up instantly, with no development required, and can be configured via URL query strings. The Microstore is powered by three separate commerce applications that function as microfrontends: our Hosted Microstore, Hosted Cart, and Hosted Checkout. Kindly read this article to learn more about the application and how to get started.
Microsoft is offering software engineering internship opportunities for students in Lagos 🇳🇬 and Nairobi 🇰🇪 (with up to 50% work from home). You can learn more about the requirements and apply here (for Nigerians) or here (for Kenyans). PS: applicants must be pursuing a BSc or MSc degree in engineering, computer science, or a related field.
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