[BAWD #88] StackOverflow for Managers and Web5
Hello, dear friend 👋🏾,
I trust you had a blissful week. I shared last week’s letter quote, and someone asked, “how do you recover from a fall?”. Here are my thoughts: “It depends on the type of fall. How do you recover when you spill water from a cup on the floor? You grab something to clean the water, take the cup up, tidy it, and you keep the cup in a better position where the spill would be avoided next time. This doesn't necessarily mean you won't spill the water again, but each time you do, you'd learn how to avoid spilling the same way as the last until you end up not spilling water at all (expertise) or start spilling yogurt instead (growth). I can't tell you how to recover, but you'd know what to do based on the type of fall. Your goal is to clean up your mistake and do “something” to reduce or eliminate the chances of it happening again.” Btw, here’s a friendly reminder that you should say something nice to someone today, and when you do, actually mean it.
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Featured Technical Articles ✍🏾👩🏽💻
What is Web5? by Angie Jones.
How To Learn Stuff Quickly by Josh Comeau.
Principles for making important choices in open source by Klint Finley.
Much Ado About Documentation Structure by Linda Ikechukwu.
Fetching Google Calendar data without OAuth by using Google Scripts by Julien Lengrand-Lambert.
How NIBSS Instant Payment (NIP) powers Nigeria’s digital economy by Paystack.
Bring Focus to the First Form Field with an Error by Aaron Gustafson.
Building an external payment gateway with the Twitter API by Bolaji Ayodeji.
Why I (Still) Like the Serverless Framework over the CDK by Alex DeBrie.
How to Request a Sick Day, with Examples by Jennifer Calonia.
A comprehensive guide to design systems by Will Fanguy.
The art of testing machine learning systems using MLOps by Takuto Higuchi.
Featured Productivity Articles ✍🏾🦅
Multi-Tasking and Our Greatest Fear by Lawrence Yeo.
These pictures Will Teach You More Than Reading 100 Books by Benjamin Hardy.
Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds by James Clear.
How to 80/20 Your Life by Mike Manson.
Product of the Week ✨
Earth.fm is a free repository of pure, immersive natural soundscapes as a fundraising platform for local, grassroots charities that support the restoration of our natural world.
Good Tidings 🔊
As you might already know, Heroku is moving in a new direction, and one of the changes is the closure of free dynos (which a lot of developers, including myself, have used over the years). Starting November 28, 2022, Heroku dynos now start at $7/month, and there has been quite some uproar because this will impact many clients and test projects deployed on Heroku and other stuff. Anyways, you can consider using alternatives like Clouddley, Railway, Fly, etc. GitHub Pages, Netlify, Vercel, Cloudfare Pages, etc., should be sufficient if you're deploying static websites and all.
Here’s a free tool that allows you to look at the most popular issues in product and project management from cognitive science and behavioral economics perspectives.
With over 800 examples of how to approach management-specific problems, this tool is the "Stackoverflow" for managers.
If you’re an open-source contributor or maintainer in Africa, kindly take this survey. Your response will be used solely for research purposes to identify and resolve challenges facing African open source communities.
Here’s a rich GitHub repository with the exercises and notes from an interactive TypeScript tutorial for beginners.
Do you know that you can become an angel investor with less than $3,000 in Nigeria? You can either join an angel network, a syndicate, or an angel group or use tokenized equity platforms. Well, you should read this comprehensive article to learn more.
There is no "correct" way to learn frontend web development, but this guide contains great advice for getting started.
The new Commerce Layer contentful app lets content editors easily link Commerce Layer resources to content data in the Contentful dashboard. You should check it out.
Need support for your learning? Every month, you can get funding for your learning needs (from an internet subscription, a learning computer device, or course purchase) from anonymous people who care.
If you’re a student (at any level), you can apply to get the GitHub Student Developer Pack and access the best developer tools and courses for FREE.
Here’s a curated list of project-based programming tutorials you can use to learn how to build applications from scratch.
You should check out this tutorial or join this Slack community to learn how to build global ecommerce experiences with composable commerce APIs.
Here's a recommendation of the top five websites to find remote jobs for different fields in tech.
Joe's Jobs curates the best product, engineering, design, devrel, open-source, etc., roles at exciting startups.
Dev Term of the Week 💾
Gas is the fee required to execute a transaction or smart contract on the Ethereum blockchain. Learn more here (text) or here (video).
Book Recommendations 📚
Building Python Web APIs with FastAPI by Abdulazeez Adeshina.
All of Grace by Charles Haddon Spurgeon.
Pragmatic Thinking and Learning by Andy Hunt.
Knowing God by J. I. Packer.
Featured Tweets and Videos 😍
Here are some tweets I think are cool and some of my favorite videos from YouTube this week.
⬇️: God-Tier Developer Roadmap
⬇️: American Gospel: Christ Alone (1 Hour Version)
⬇️: BNXN fka Buju - Bad Since '97 (Official Video)
Quote of the Week 💙
“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right” –Napoleon Hill
Shout out to my current Patrons: Maya Shavin, Angie Jones, Sarah Drasner, Samson Goddy, and Obinna Odirionye.
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