Initiator Creator - Issue 70

Initiator Creator - Issue #70

By Saurabh Y. // 1 August 2021

Developer

700,000 lines of code, 20 years, and one developer: How Dwarf Fortress is built - StackOverflow

Dwarf Fortress is one of those oddball passion projects that’s broken into Internet consciousness. It’s a free game where you play either an adventurer or a fortress full of dwarves in a randomly generated fantasy world.

The State of Developer Ecosystem 2021 - Jetbrains

Here you can find the latest trends in the tech industry, as well as interesting facts about tools, technologies, programming languages, and many other facets of the programming world.

Plate - A plugin framework for building rich text editors with React - Github

Slate is a low-level editor framework that helps you deal with difficult parts when building an editor, such as events handlers, elements, formatting, commands, rendering, serializing, normalizing, etc.

Overview of the RenderingNG architecture - Chrome developers

In RenderingNG, tasks are split logically across several stages and code components. The components end up in various CPU processes, threads, and sub-components within those threads.

A framework for building Open Graph images - Github

Github recently set about creating a framework and service for automatically generating social sharing images for repositories and other resources on GitHub.


Designer

‘Cliched’ Book Covers Sell Better - Medium

Here’s an eye-closing technique that helps to identify essential genre elements for more attractive covers

Designing persuasive banners that don’t ruin your UX - UX Collective

They are often the shiniest element on the page. They also get the most clicks, which is why they are used, overused, and abused on digital platforms.

How to get your creative work back on track - Every

Artist and designer Coleen Baik shows us how to make a "What's Next" deck

Write, revise, destroy - UX Collective

The secret to better writing lies in creating distance between you and your words.

Designing Better Design Documentation - Muzli

Eight ways to make documents clearer and more appealing


Entrepreneur

A Spreadsheet Way of Knowledge - Medium

A generation ago, a tool unleashed the power of business modeling — and created the entrepreneurial boom that has transformed our economy

Why You Should Do A Tiny Product First - Stacking the bricks

In January 2003, 37Signals (now Basecamp) was a web design firm looking to launch their first product. The interesting part? It wasn’t software, but an ebook.

The SaaS Org Chart - Bottom Up

Some target org charts that a new Series A, Series B, or Series C stage SaaS startup should be staffing towards.

Work backwards - Jamie Mill

Any time you’re planning, spend some time working backwards. Ask “what’s the key state I’m aiming for?”, then ask “what unlocks or enables that?”. And repeat.

Succeeding at the Creator Game - IdeaEconomy

There are many different games we can play. Most start with the Student Game, then switch to the Employee Game, hoping to eventually make it to the Middle Manager Game. An estimated 50 million are playing the Creator Game. It’s a game of Learning, Creating, and Connecting. Scores are kept with metrics such as subscribers, likes, follows, and revenue.


Marketer

9 Conversations That Bring Goal, Role, and Plan Clarity—And Drive Growth - OpenView

If you want to optimize growth, you’ve got to get clarity on the goal, role, and plan for every employee. This clarity is paired with empowerment, agile working best practices, and great management.

Online Advertising Needs to Transition From Tracking to Smarter Context - Marketing week

Machine learning technology will power a revolution in advertising targeting and measurement that will allow brands to reach audiences while respecting privacy.

The Category Creator's Manifesto - Animalz

Category creation is not an act of true creation but rather an exercise in positioning.


Interesting Read

BirdNET – The easiest way to identify birds by sound - Cornell

BirdNET is a research platform that aims at recognizing birds by sound at scale.

The Highest Forms of Wealth - Collaborative fund

Money buys happiness in the same way drugs bring pleasure: Incredible if done right, dangerous if used to mask a weakness, and disastrous when no amount is enough.

How Description Leads to Understanding - Fs

Describing something with accuracy forces you to learn more about it. In this way, description can be a tool for learning.


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

An EPIC View of the June 10 Solar Eclipse

This photograph was captured by NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC), a camera and telescope which sits aboard NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory Satellite (DSCOVR).


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