August 31st, 2019 · 9 min read
14th issue! If you missed the last few months, check them all out here.
Being a web developer is a fantastic career option. You have many job opportunities, you can work around the world, and you get to solve hard problems. One thing that is hard, however, is staying up to date with the constantly evolving ecosystem. You want to be a top performing web developer, coder, programer, software developer, but you don’t have time to select from hundreds of articles, videos and podcasts each day.
This monthly newsletter is going to be focused on keeping up to date with the industry, keeping your skills sharp, without wasting your valuable time. I will be sharing the most important articles, podcasts and videos of the month. Think Tim Ferriss and the Pareto Principle (80/20 rule) meeting the Software Development world. What’s the 20% that will get you 80% of the results?
Some tools and assets to help you build your next project since we are best friends by now (unless this is your first time reading my articles… in that case let’s take things slow):
YES 10 free tools this month. Pretty generous right?! You should definitely give this article a 👏 , share with your friends and subscribe right now. Sorry for being demanding.
It wouldn’t be a monthly recap without some React news. What crazy things did they get up to?
PS, I’m releasing a course this month on Python. It’s going to be pretty big and complete. You can see what I will be teaching here.
A nice writeup of how a JIRA issue exposed internal project boards of organizations like NASA. This is actually not new, but still a fun read.
Google team found some new vulnerabilities that allowed iOS phones to have a monitoring implant downloaded onto them simply by just visiting certain websites.
Always good to read different sides of the story. This article does a great job outlining some of the situations in which you may not want to implement a Microservices architecture, and instead stick to your monolith.
A nice little guide to using CSS animations and transitions to improve your designs. You probably don’t need to know these in so much detail, but the blog post has some pretty nice examples of beautiful animations you can do just with CSS.
More performance articles from Google’s web.dev website. This is a nice “to-do” list if you really want to optimize your website. Just don’t go down a never ending rabbit hole with this one.
Three big stories this past month:
Ever wished there was a list of the greatest plugins and extensions for VS Code in one location so that you have all the tools needed to be a full stack developer? Well, somebody made the list and it is pretty good. Just don’t go around installing everything… only install the ones you actually need.
A great resource for you to bookmark because there is no way you can read it all in one sitting. But this will be a great tool for you to use as you get prepared for coding interviews. Some excellent advice and tips in here.
Sometimes we get caught up in our code and our own views. Take a break, and read this article. If you start mentioning things from this article in your next interview, the interviewer is going to love you.
Easy. Just follow this article and its cute animations to be able to explain to all of your friends how HTTPS works. We need more things explained with animations.
Find fruit trees in the wild. Now this is a great personal web project! We have enough To Do List apps in the world. Let’s all move to Find Fruit Trees apps in React/Angular/Vue (data sources provided in the link). Cool? Cool.
A great explanation of how we got to where we are in the web development world. Looking forward to the 2nd part of this post. Sometimes posts like these explaining the “why” are more helpful than the very common “this is the latest, newest, way to do something using this library” blog post.
A distraction free way to browse YouTube videos… pretty useful since when was the last time you learned something from the YouTube comment section?
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