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React 18 is Live! (Kinda)
The React Team published their plan for React 18 last week and released the first alpha version. Along with it they also created an invite-only “working Group to prepare the community for gradual adoption of new features in React 18”.
We weren’t invite, but it’s cool because like we didn’t really want to be. We’re already in a working group anyway, you probably don’t know her - she goes to another High School.
The Bottom Line
Y’all have been sleeping on React, but it’s time to wake the h*ck up… even though the public beta is still “months away.”
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Springboard wants to help you make more money
This just in: you can no longer get hired as a software engineer by “knowing a little HTML and CSS” and being “pretty good with computers” 😱 . The glory days of 1997 are long gone, but if you’re trying to break into web dev, at least you’ve got Springboard.
They created the world’s first software engineering bootcamp with deferred tuition and a job guarantee — so if you’re not hired in 6 months you never pay anything. They partnered with Colt Steele to build out the curriculum and gave every student 1:1 mentorship from a senior engineer.
And it seems to be working out so far. 97% of Springboard’s students have landed a job within that 6-month window, and the graduates have increased their salaries by $25.8k on average.
So if you’re trying to land that first web dev job (or you know someone who is), it’s time to drag yourself out of YouTube tutorial hell and check out Springboard.
It’s easy if you try
Whether you’re trying to build faster websites or reduce traffic in the Suez Canal, the advice is the same: just ship less.
But that’s become a lot tougher these days as
The Bottom Line
As these build tools continue to gain ground on the Webpacks of the world, we can’t help but wonder — will we eventually be saying the same thing about Astro gaining on the top SSG/SSR frameworks like Next.js and Gatsby?
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