🥳 New Year, new Me, new You too!
Hello there, Happy New Year!
I hope your return to work is going peachy. 🍑 I'm in Kolkata for some top-secret work and if everything goes well, I'll have some exciting news to share sometime next week. 🤞
I bought a bunch of books last week—I'm hoping to read (and write!) a lot more this year! I was also thinking about how to keep a track of this on my website, so if you have any ideas I'd love to hear them. (Someone already pointed me in the direction of Maggie Appleton's Library page!)
📚 To read
Be Plainspoken — Andrew Bosworth // Boz It takes practice to communicate well. Being a great writer or communicator is a kind of superpower that makes nearly every aspect of your life easier. But with great power comes great responsibility; the clarifying power of language can also be used to confound.
Typing fast is a high-leverage skill — Brian Lovin Typing fast is the one of the highest leverage skills you can develop in tech. It doesn't matter if you're a designer, programmer, PM, or anything else — slow typing disrupts the creative process and makes it harder to enter flow.
Add Less — Cassidy Williams, CSS-Tricks When you’re about to start a new website, what do you think first? Do you start with a library or framework you know, like React or Vue, or a meta-framework on top of that, like Next or Nuxt? Do you pull up a speedy build tool like Vite, or configure your webpack?
Start at the beginning: the importance of learning the basics — Sophie Koonin If you’re an early-career developer, Twitter is overflowing with people tweeting great tips – and some absolute rubbish – about how to improve your skills and become better at your job. I’ve spoken to more than a few people who’ve asked me, “how should I start?”. And I tell everyone the same thing: learn the basics.
👀 Some more cool stuff
- What Makes Apex Tick: A Developer Deep Dive into Servers and Netcode
- Future of Work Forecast: Ten Remote-Work Experts Predict What's Next
- Using a mild Twitter addiction to actually get things done
Ace Saturn60 with MT3 Godspeed
Haus with GMK Future Funk on Future Funk Deskmat
That's all for now, have a great week!
Stay kind 💜