“The happiest moment i've ever felt was that moment when i discovered my ability to create.” - Dr. Hazem Ali
Hey, it's been a while! I'm really bummed about my unannounced break from Devbyte but I hope you've all had a kick-ass start to 2019. The site's had a makeover and I've added a newsletter archive. You can now browse a web view of previous issues there. I plan on adding some fun features in 2019! Hope you all have an awesome week. Happy hacking!
"There is nothing more unproductive than to build something efficiently that should not have been built at all." - Milt Bryce
Hey Devbyte subscribers! Hope you all had a rad weekend. I’ve started putting some thought into this platform and how I could improve it. I’d like to finish up the newsletter archive (to view previous newsletters) but am also looking into some other exciting spin-off projects, like possibly adding a freelance job listing for ZA devs onto the site. If you have any cool ideas or suggestions you’d like to share with me, drop me a mail. Anyway, I really enjoyed compiling this week’s features and I hope you find something that interests you. Enjoy!
"The trick is to fix the problem you have, rather than the problem you want." - Bram Cohen
Hope you haven't all forgotten about Devbyte! My apologies for the late issue. Some great articles this week, my favourite read was "Why I Use NodeJS for Basically Everything I Do." but I may be a little biased. Hope you all enjoy and have an awesome week!
"So if you want to go fast, if you want to get done quickly, if you want your code to be easy to write, make it easy to read.” - Robert C. Martin
Hey awesome people! I've been trying to mix up the content lately, trying to find the sweetspot in terms of quantity vs quality of links and what content you're all enjoying. Some direct feedback would be great. If you could spare some time, drop me an email at email@example.com with some suggestions or feedback. Have a great long weekend and happy Heritage Day!
"The purpose of software engineering is to control complexity, not to create it." - Pamela Zave
Hey there! My apologies for the week off but Devbyte is back. This issue actually contains an article I wrote myself for the Offerzen blog about how I transitioned into a software development career. If that interests you at all, give it a read and let me know what you think. Plenty of other great inclusions this week too. Enjoy the issue and have an awesome weekend!
"Weeks of coding can save you hours of planning - Unknown"
Hey there and welcome to Devbyte issue #007. There is quite a nice variety of content this week, I hope you enjoy. For those that have posted content suggestions, thank you! If you have a project, event or post you'd like to share - hit the link at the bottom of this mail. Hope you have an awesome and productive week!
"Testing leads to failure and failure leads to understanding." - Burt Rutan
Welcome to Devbyte issue #006! I hope your last two weeks have been awesome and productive. Lots happening in the local tech scene these coming weeks so be sure to checkout the links in the #Events section. Lastly, I'll be hacking together an archive/preview page so if you are a new subscriber, you'll soon be able to checkout past issues. Cheers and happy Friday!
"So much complexity in software comes from trying to make one thing do two things." – Ryan Singer
Hey there! Welcome to Devbyte issue #005. Some highlights from this week's issue include: Offerzen do an analysis of the top earning developers that have used their platform, Absa introduce their Whatsapp banking integration and a compromised npm package causes a scare in the open source community. Also, a design section has now been added to the newsletter. If there are any designer readers out there, I'd love some feedback and content suggestions! Have an awesome Friday and happy hacking.
"Every great developer you know got there by solving problems they were unqualified to solve until they actually did it." - Patrick McKenzie
Devbyte #005 time! Some great articles included in this week's issue, hopefully some of the included links tickle your clicking finger. Also, I'm thinking of adding a new South African software projects section to showcase some of the cool projects you're working on. If you'd like your project to be included in a future issue, head over to the suggestions form and post a link. Have a great weekend, stay safe and stay warm!