[BAWD #93] Interview Warmup and React Hooks
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Product of the Week ✨
Copy Book is a collection of commonly used texts for designing and building websites.
Good Tidings 🔊
Google recently introduced Interview Warmup, a platform where you can prepare for interviews by practicing key questions, getting insights about your answers, and a lot more.
You can check the password of the wifi you're connected to using this bash script. Trust me; this is useful.
Here’s a collection of React hooks you can easily use in your next project. You can also install it like so:
npm i react-use.
Here’s a Notion page with compiled resources and steps a Nigerian student took to apply to schools in the United States. You might find this helpful if you’re considering the same.
Kenny is running a 3-month DX mentorship program, where you will get equipped to work in developer relations.
Here’s an interactive TypeScript repository on GitHub where you can learn and practice advanced patterns.
Here’s a curated list of project-based programming tutorials you can use to learn how to build applications from scratch.
Need support for your learning? Every month, you can get funding for your learning needs (internet subscription, computer device, or courses) 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 recommendation of the top five websites to find remote jobs for different fields in tech.
Joe's Jobs curates the best web, product, engineering, design, DevRel, and open-source startup roles.
Dev Term of the Week 💾
Firewall is a network security system that monitors and controls the incoming and outgoing network traffic based on predetermined security rules. Learn more here (text) or here (video).
Book Recommendations 📚
Knowing God by J. I. Packer.
The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance by Josh Waitzkin.
Building Python Web APIs with FastAPI by Abdulazeez Adeshina.
The Pragmatic Programmer by David Thomas and Andrew Hunt.
Featured Tweets and Videos 😍
Here are some tweets I think are cool and some of my favorite videos from YouTube this week.
⬇️: How I Got Good at Coding Interviews
⬇️: Flutter Course for Beginners – Cross Platform App Development
⬇️: Harvard Medical School & HSDM Parody Music Video 2022
⬇️: Ben Folds Composes a Song LIVE for Orchestra In Only 10 Minutes
Quote of the Week 💙
“Being too focused on the result will ruin you, instead focus on doing the tasks necessary. Get them done daily and as long as you focus on this, the results will come.” –Anonymous
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