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Weekly 9/2020

May 05, 2020

Weekly collection of links and resources I’ve come across this week. Also other stuff

In this weekly:

How to identify a Disney princess, don’t call yourself a programmer and other career advice, Kurt Vonnegut on shape of stories, and cross-cultural design


Design

Cross-Cultural Design
Mainly about fonts and type settings, but definitely worth reading

Create screenshots for your App Store page
It feels like I’ve posted this before (or perhaps it was a similar tool). Nevertheless this one is pretty great tool to add to app makes catalogue.

Tech

AuthSession (Expo)
Expo recently released AuthSession API, which makes working with Oauth in React Native (and RN-web) a lot easier.

How To Identify A Disney Princess
With Regex.

react-native-sticky-item
Cool little component that mimics the sticky functionality of Facebook stories.

Speculating on Animal Crossing Turnip Market
Can we come up with a good strategy to sell our turnips?

BIZ

How to sell a B2B product
“In enterprise software, customers pay for software based upon the value that software provides, not the cost to deliver or build that software.”

Lyft lays off 17% of workforce, furloughs hundreds more
Sign of times

Other

Don’t Call Yourself A Programmer, And Other Career Advice
“This post aspires to be README.txt for your career as a young engineer.”

Kurt Vonnegut, Shape of Stories
You should read Vonnegut, but before you do that take a look at this video.

“My kid wrote a song called, ‘I Wonder What’s Inside your Butthole’ Quite honestly, it slaps.” – Twitter

ME

I’m recording a React Native Radio podcast today about Rapid Prototyping With React Native. Let’s see how that goes


Personal blog of Perttu Lähteenlahti. For more developer oriented posts checkout perttu.dev and if you want to sleep better check nyxo.app