Initiator Creator - Issue 62

Initiator Creator - Issue #62

By Saurabh Y. // 6 June 2021

Developer

Datadog released The State of Serverless report 2021 - Datadog

In this report, we examined millions of functions run by thousands of companies to understand how serverless is being used in the real world.

Uber's Crazy YOLO App Rewrite - The pragmatic programmer

"I've worked on many projects throughout my career as a software engineer. However, Helix - Uber's Rider app rewrite in 2016 introducing Swift and RIBs - stands as the craziest project by a margin." - Gergely Orgosz

New CSS functional pseudo-class selectors :is() and :where() - Web dev

These seemingly small additions to CSS selector syntax are going to have a big impact.

Five illustrated cheat sheets make Google Cloud as approachable as a graphic novel - Google

Visual learners, rejoice. See how to navigate everything from Google Cloud VMWare Engine to block storage to migrating Apache Hadoop to Dataproc.

tRPC - toolkit for building end-to-end type-safe APIs - tRPC

tRPC is a framework for building strongly typed RPC APIs with TypeScript. Alternatively, you can think of it as a way to avoid APIs altogether.


Designer

Apple Design Awards 2021 - Apple

The Apple Design Awards honor excellence in innovation, ingenuity, and technical achievement in app and game design.

Material YOU had to happen this year - UX Collective

Every seven years people get bored with the UI status-quo.

5 mistakes I made my first year as a content designer - CodeWords

As writers, we see the product from a more holistic point of view, we are often the only people on the team who work with every feature and can deliver a non-technical perspective.

Before design thinking, we need design therapy - UX Collective

Modern designers need to be skilled in the performative arts of stakeholder alignment as much as delivering human-centric experiences to the end-user. Without the former, the latter suffers.

Giving a damn about accessibility - UX Collective

A candid and practical handbook for designers.


Entrepreneur

How to get started in the creator economy - Ghost

The internet has opened up a new world of economic possibilities for people around the globe. Here's what you need to know to succeed in this digital landscape.

Building Products at Stripe - Bring the donuts

Go deep, move fast, and build multi-decade abstractions

Tools for Systems Thinkers: The 6 Fundamental Concepts of Systems Thinking - Medium

Leyla Acaroglu shared the key insights and tools needed to develop and advance a systems mindset for dealing with complex problem solving and transitioning to the Circular Economy.

How to calculate and implement value-based pricing - Paddle

This quick guide to value-based pricing tells you how to calculate your perceived value, how rewarding this strategy can be for SaaS businesses, gives you examples of it in action.

How developers can be their own operations department - StackOverflow

Many companies run parallel development and operations organizations. But what if you just ran one team that did both?


Marketer

Visual Hierarchy For Marketers - Unbounce

With visual hierarchy, you can create appealing pages that direct your audience’s attention exactly where it needs to be.

How to Get Other People to Sell Your Product for You - Builtin

Four tried-and-true sales approaches that are making a comeback in the digital age.

The most disastrous sales cycle in the world - Techcrunch

The future of technology and disaster response, Part 1: The future of sales

Hook, Line, Sinker: How to Write an Introduction - Animalz

Writing hooks are much the same as fishing hooks, coming in all shapes and sizes, but each serving a primary purpose: subvert a reader’s expectation to snag their attention.


Interesting Read

Cultivating an Art of Noticing in the Age of Scrolling - Lithub

Research can be as basic as daily observation. It’s not difficult to cultivate an art of noticing, of simply paying attention.

Framing effect: how the way information is framed impacts our decisions - Ness Labs

Why does it matter? Well, the framing effect is considered one of the largest biases in decision making, particularly in important areas such as health care and financial decisions.

Keith Haring on Creativity, Empathy, and What Makes Us Who We Are - Brainpickings

The need to separate ourselves and connect ourselves to our environment (world) is a primary need of all human beings.


Community Submissions

If you like to share a project or article with the rest of the readers then please DM me at @ICforpreneurs or hit reply

All Hands Mockup Generator

This plugin allows you to drop your designs into one of several hands in two easy steps. Simply choose your frame, choose a hand, and voilà, you have a beautiful (and inclusive) mockup to show off your work.


Outro

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