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gm folks!

Nishit this side. I've recently joined the OutDefine community so want to take this opportunity to introduce myself.

About me (TL;DR) - I'm a passionate millennial marketer with 6 yrs of experience in Web2 and Web3 spaces who have helped over 3,000+ Indian & International brands with their end-to-end GTM strategies. Some examples include but are not limited to Facebook, Adobe, Bentley Motors, Flipkart, Disney Accelerator, Starbucks, Robinhood Wallet and Nubank.

Now time for the longer version ;)

I have a proven track record of success in helping partners and clients achieve their business goals via effective brand positioning and efficient GTM strategy.

In my previous full-time role at Polygon Labs (an Ethereum L2 scaling solution), I was responsible for developing and executing end-to-end GTM strategies for a wide portfolio of over 2,500+ partners and clients. They belong to a variety of industries, including finance, luxury, sports, e-commerce, edtech, and fashion. I have a deep understanding of the Web2 and Web3 ecosystems, and I am skilled in using a variety of marketing channels combined with AI to reach and engage target audiences.

If you want to fuel your brand's marketing then please reach out to me via DM.

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Next.js will be dominating the Javascript ecosystem or even end the Javascript framework war?
As a Next.js fanboy, I am very glad to see the recent updates from the Next.js team.
To look back on updates of Next.js...
v9.3 introduced SSG(Static Server Generation) and v9.5 introduced ISR(Incremental Static Regeneration) which is a really great solution for showing dynamic website by static pages regenerated in the background by traffic comes.
v12.1 introduced on-demand ISR which is a great match with CMS by triggering regeneration when contents change.
With v13, they introduced a new App Router built on React Server Components. The App Router is a new paradigm for building applications using React's latest features.

The updates includes new project structure, new routings like parallel routes and intercepting routes, server actions(Alpha).
But probably the key update must be the fact that we can use RSC in the app router and all the components are server components by default.

In fact, RSC(React server component) has been introduced couple of years ago, Dec 2020.
It was still in experimental phase and also there were couple of additional steps to use RSC.
But with the release of v13, you can now use React Server Components without any configuration.
Zero bundle size, accessing server data sources such as microservices, functions, databases, etc, better performance, you can enjoy them now with v13 - what are you waiting for? go try it.

Of course, there are many competitors like Remix, Astro and they are growing its popularity.
But with over seven years of history and widespread adoption, Next.js has established itself as a leading choice for building web applications.
In my point of view, it won't be changed easily and it's the same reason why React is still dominating the web development although it's proven that frameworks like Svelte, Solid, Preact is much faster and a good alternative.

Any other Next.js fans here? Would like to hear your opinions...
What are your favorite Crypto projects (other than Outdefine) and why?
I'm always on the lookout for new and exciting crypto projects, and I'm curious to hear what everyone else is following. Here are a few of my favorites:

- Bitcoin (BTC): The OG of crypto, Bitcoin is still the most popular and widely-accepted cryptocurrency.
- Giddy (GDDY): Giddy is a decentralized finance (DeFi) platform that makes it easy to buy, sell, and earn crypto. They are making crypto so easy that your Grandma could do it!

What are your favorite crypto projects? Let me know in the comments below!

I'm also interested in hearing about projects that are still in the early stages. I'm always on the lookout for the next big thing, and I'm sure there are some great projects out there that I haven't heard of yet.

So, what are your favorite crypto projects? Let me know in the comments below!
The future of blockchain
Scalability: One of the main challenges for blockchain is scalability. As the technology evolves, there is ongoing research and development focused on improving scalability to handle a larger number of transactions per second. Solutions like sharding, layer 2 protocols, and consensus algorithm improvements are being explored to address this issue.

Interoperability: Interoperability between different blockchain networks and platforms is an area of focus. Efforts are underway to develop standards and protocols that allow different blockchains to communicate and share data seamlessly. This would enable increased collaboration and the integration of different blockchain systems.

Privacy and Confidentiality: Enhancing privacy features within blockchain networks is a significant area of research. Several projects are exploring techniques such as zero-knowledge proofs, homomorphic encryption, and secure multi-party computation to enable private and confidential transactions on public or consortium blockchains.

Integration with Emerging Technologies: Blockchain technology is being integrated with other emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and edge computing. These integrations have the potential to create innovative solutions and enable new business models across various industries.

Tokenization of Assets: The tokenization of real-world assets, such as real estate, art, and intellectual property, is gaining traction. Blockchain enables fractional ownership, increased liquidity, and efficient transfer of ownership for these assets. This trend is likely to continue, opening up new investment opportunities and disrupting traditional asset markets.

Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs): Several countries are exploring the implementation of central bank digital currencies using blockchain technology. CBDCs have the potential to transform traditional financial systems, improve cross-border transactions, and provide financial inclusion to underserved populations.

Governance and Regulation: As blockchain technology evolves, there will be an increased focus on governance models and regulatory frameworks to ensure security, consumer protection, and compliance. Governments and regulatory bodies are actively studying and developing frameworks to govern blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.

Sustainability and Energy Efficiency: The energy consumption associated with blockchain networks, particularly proof-of-work consensus algorithms, has raised concerns. Future developments will likely focus on improving energy efficiency and exploring alternative consensus mechanisms with reduced environmental impact.
Let's talk math!
Hi everyone! I just joined the Outdefine platform yesterday. I wanted to share some of the posts I've written on Medium. My latest post summarises the courses I took at the MGS23 conference. Type theory and domain theory are essential in formal verification. This is important when we want mathematical guarantees of our program's correctness instead of partial coverage via unit tests. Also, category theory is a model (and syntax) of many structures involving composability, so it is worth learning too.

Here is the link to the medium article: https://medium.com/@haliq12/what-ive-learnt-at-midlands-graduate-school-in-the-foundations-of-computer-science-a9881e8c30eb

Feel free to reach out if you'd like to talk more about it! :)
Top 10 Essential React Libraries for Every Developer in 2023
1. Material UI: Implementing Google's Material Design
Material UI is a comprehensive set of components that enables you to implement Google's Material Design in your React applications. With over 36k stars on [GitHub](https://github.com/mui-org/material-ui), it's one of the most popular UI packages available. Its simplicity, eye-catching design, and user-friendly components make it a go-to choice for many developers.

MobX: Simplifying State Management
2. MobX is a state management solution that simplifies the process of managing application state in React. It introduces observables and automatic dependency tracking, reducing complexity and improving reactivity. With MobX, you can declaratively update the state, define computed values, and handle actions and side effects effortlessly. Learn more about MobX on its official [website](https://mobx.js.org/).

3. Headless UI: Accessible UI Components for Tailwind CSS Integration
Headless UI provides a collection of fully accessible UI components that are designed to integrate seamlessly with Tailwind CSS. These unstyled components offer a high level of flexibility and customization while maintaining accessibility best practices. Headless UI allows you to build beautiful and accessible user interfaces without the need for extensive styling. Explore Headless UI on its official [GitHub repository](https://github.com/tailwindlabs/headlessui).

4. Create React App: Streamlining Project Setup
Create React App is a command-line interface created by Facebook developers that simplifies the process of setting up a React.js project. It generates the necessary directory structure and configuration files, eliminating the manual setup work. With Create React App, you can quickly bootstrap your React projects and focus on writing code. Learn more about Create React App on its [GitHub repository](https://github.com/facebook/create-react-app).

5. Styled Components: Organizing CSS in React
Styled Components is a CSS tool that helps you organize and manage styling in your React projects. It allows you to write CSS code directly within your components using tagged template literals. With Styled Components, you can create reusable and self-contained styling modules, avoiding style clashes and making your code more maintainable. Visit the official [Styled Components website](https://styled-components.com/) for more information.

6. Enzyme: Testing React Components Made Easy
Enzyme is a JavaScript library specifically designed for testing React components. Developed by the Airbnb engineering team, Enzyme provides a rich set of testing utilities and an intuitive API. It simplifies component testing by enabling you to assert, manipulate, and traverse the output of React components with ease. Learn more about Enzyme on its [GitHub repository](https://github.com/enzymejs/enzyme).

7. Redux: State Management for React Applications
Redux is a popular state management library that works seamlessly with React. It provides a predictable state container that centralizes the application state and enables efficient data flow. With Redux, you can connect components directly to the entire state, eliminating the need for complex prop drilling and callbacks. Explore Redux further on its [official website](https://redux.js.org/).

8. React Virtualized: Efficient Rendering of Large Lists and Tabular Data
React Virtualized is a library designed to enhance the performance of rendering large lists and tabular data in React applications. It reduces the number of rendered elements and optimizes scrolling and rendering performance. React Virtualized offers a wide range of functionalities, making it a valuable tool for handling large data sets. Check out the [GitHub repository](https://github.com/bvaughn/react-virtualized) for more details.

9. ChakraUI: Accessible and Modular Component Library
ChakraUI is a simple, modular, and accessible component library that provides the building blocks you need to create stunning React applications. With ChakraUI, you can quickly prototype and develop user interfaces with ready-to-use components, responsive layouts, and customizable styles. It follows best practices for accessibility. Learn more about ChakraUI on its [official website](https://chakra-ui.com/).

10. React DnD: Building Drag and Drop Interfaces
React DnD is a library for building drag and drop interfaces, built on top of the HTML5 drag and drop API. It simplifies the process of implementing drag and drop functionality in your React applications. With React DnD, you can create interactive and intuitive user interfaces that allow users to drag and drop elements effortlessly. Find more information about React DnD on its [GitHub repository](https://github.com/react-dnd/react-dnd).

Do you have experience with any of these libraries, or did I miss a good one that you think belongs on this list? Let me know in the comments. I'm here to learn.
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