Hello favourite reader,
I've been thinking about 2019 a lot, and I've been setting goals and trying to work them out before the new year. A few days ago, I happened on a blog where people just shared what their programming goals for 2019 are; it was heart-warming and challenging to see people want to be better versions of themselves. It's my turn to ask; what are your programming goals for 2019?
Here's what's up:
+ Laravel has released WebSockets package v1.0.0. A WebSocket connection is a persistent connection between a browser and the server. The package can handle the server-side of WebSockets entirely. It's easy to use, written in pure PHP, and can replace the need for Pusher (allegedly). Read the release notes here, to find out more.
+ Join the Facebook Developer Circle for their summit, Developers and Startups 2018, on the 8th of December at the Landmark Event Center, Victoria Island. If you'd like to attend, cop a seat here.
+ It's been a long year, and if you're looking to unwind and celebrate all the work you've done, you should attend TechCircle's Oya Make We Groove v2. The event is a party for all contributors to the tech ecosystem; founders, funders, and everyone in between are welcome. There'll be great music, games, food, and amazing people. Date is the 11th of December, and the venue is Impact Hub, Ikoyi. If you'd like to attend, RSVP here.
+ Join Progate in Lusaka for their Developers Meetup at Bongo Hive on the 15th of December. Non-tech people, beginners, and experienced developers are welcome. Reserve your spot here.
Jobs & Opportunities
- VanHack has new opportunities and openings in Canadian and European teams for Site Reliability & AWS Engineers, Python Developers, Ruby developers, Front-end Engineers, and C++ developers. If you're new to Vanhack, register and create your profile here to begin, and if you're an existing VanHack talent, apply here.
- Upstack is looking to hire a Full-stack developer with at least 3 years' experience as a software developer working with front-end technologies (Angular JS/ReactJS) and back-end technologies (NodeJS/Ruby/Golang/Python). This is a remote position, and if you're interested, you can apply here.
- Terragon Group is looking to hire a Junior Software Developer. If this opening interests you, check out the requirements and apply.
On Building Things
- If you've always wanted to write code in your indigenous Nigerian language, @anoniscoding's programming language, Yorlang, is the beginning of those dreams coming true. Yorlang allows you to write code in Yoruba, it works with a VSCode extension. Check it out here.
In this article, Bolaji Ayodeji shares what he's learnt about Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) and he explains how to build a PWA (with PWA Fire) and deploy to GitHub Pages and Firebase.
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This newsletter was written under the influence of plantain chips and ice tea.
Retired Superhero. Editor.