3-2-1: MASSIVE Announcement, Horrible experience at Amazon, Burnout is real, History of web, Demystifying styled-components, Optimizing Web Vitals

Hello my friends!

I have a MASSIVE announcement for you.

This week I'm releasing my Win "The Interview" Game book and Tech Bandits community.

One of my friends said about the book, "It's not just a book, it's a system to land your dream job." And he was right. For the last eight months, I've been writing a system designed to successfully pass an interview for a software engineer position and land a high-paying job, from sending a cover letter with a resume to passing an interview and negotiating an offer. In other words, a system that guarantees you a win.

And Tech Bandits is a private community for ambitious developers with goals. It's a place where you can (1) find guidance, support, and help through the entire job interview process, (2) grow in your career using the experience, advice, stories, feedback, personal libraries and tips and tricks of other developers, and (3) it's a place where you can open new opportunities that are hidden for lone-wolf developers.

The book and community goes live in a couple of days. I'll send you an email this week with full details and with a big discount for early accessors, so please keep an eye on your email. This is going to be an absolute blast and I'm stoked! Thank you for your constant support and for your patience! If you have any questions, just reply to this email :-)

Alright, here are 3 hand-picked articles from the tech world, 2 web development guides, and 1 best Tweet of the week.

πŸ”₯ Picks from the tech world

1. [Amazon] Lethal for career. Think 100 Times before you join Amazon​

Anonymous user sharing his awful experience working at Amazon India. I know that many of you want to work for FAANG companies one day, so you should first know what can await you there.

Favorite takes:

  • Ever thought, Why amazon gives first year only 5% stock vesting? As amazon knows very well most of the employees will leave in the very first year. Because it knows 60-70 % will be forcefully fired or made to leave (more info explained below) in 1 year or infact few months. Ever though the reason why other companies gives 20% stocks in 1st year while amazon only 5%.
  • Managers are given targets to fire around 30% people every year.
  • Many managers cleverly hire people from outside, give them impossible tasks, quietly create bottlenecks
    so that the newly hired person fails at his job, and can be fired. You can also become victim of it as many already became.

2. Burnout is real.​

A tweet by Tim Myers in which he said: "Burnout is real. I’m leaving my job at the end of the month. It’s not anything to do with the job. I just can’t do it anymore. I’m also leaving the tech industry at the end of the month. Burnout is real."

What you can learn from this tweet is hidden in the replies. There, people share tips, tricks and stories about how they deal with burnout. I suggest checking them out if you're fighting with burnout right now.

3. History of the Web: Part 1​

A history of web development, from the 1990s to the present day. Interesting read, you can see how everything was born and evolved, from HTML to AJAX to Browser War to React.


⚑️ Web development guides

1. Demystifying styled-components​

Learn how styled-components works by building your own mini-clone of styled-components. Another great article by Josh.

2. Optimizing Web Vitals using Lighthouse​

Learn how to use new tooling features of DevTools, Lighthouse and PageSpeed Insights to improve your website.


Tweet of the week

The best tweet of the week goes to Yous. One of the best thinkers on Twitter I know.

From the thread: "When not aligned to your power, you end up using willpower and conscious effort. Willpower & discipline are supplemental tools NOT primary fuel sources. Developing willpower & discipline is great. But why does nobody ever ask Why is it taking so much discipline?"

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June 24th 2021

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