March 31st, 2019 · 7 min read
9th issue! If you missed the last eight months, check them 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?
Here are some free tools and assets to help you build your next project:
We are on fire this month with all these tools. One more because we are such good friends by now: http://www.potlabicons.com
Although geographical location really matters when it comes to salaries, this is a good progression map that you can use for your own career to see what type of roles and salaries are possible as you progress through your career.
Wouldn’t be a monthly recap without some React news. What crazy things did they get up to?
A checklist for the next time you are working on a project and you are building something very common: Checkout, Cart, Pricing, Search, Navigation, Modals and much much more. This is a great resource to bookmark.
Here is an article from yours truly. These are the things I wish I knew when I first started learning to code to save myself from focusing on the wrong things and wasting my time. Enjoy!
A little different from most resources in here, but that is because this is a skill that is often overlooked by programmers. Spend some time reading through this great thread. It is one of the big differentiators that you can have in your career to succeed.
Language rankings in 2019 by Redmonk. There are many of these rankings around, but this resource does a great job giving you an overview of the programming language landscape currently.
Ever find a website that inspires you and you want to create something similar? Maybe you are working with a designer and you need to have a mockup of what you want to build? This is something I will 100% be using in the future and so should you: https://epic.ai/mockdown
Ok, maybe not completely useless, but here is an incredible lists of APIs that you can use and explore to build the most useful or useless applications you can think of: https://public-apis.xyz
This absolutely blew my mind. I am not sure why I didn’t think this was a thing, but it was a great read to understand a little bit more about the internet in our current world landscape.
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