The hottest Developers Substack posts right now

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Bitcoin Magazine Pro • 412 implied HN points • 08 Jan 24
  1. Hong Kong is becoming a major hub for the digital asset industry in Asia.
  2. The Hong Kong government is actively supporting and legalizing digital assets to attract talent and business opportunities.
  3. Developers in Hong Kong, like those at UniSat, are making significant advancements and influencing the Bitcoin industry.
Frankly Speaking • 254 implied HN points • 19 Dec 23
  1. Developer security education products are seen as features, not platforms or products.
  2. There is a growing importance on in-depth security education for developers, especially in regulated industries.
  3. Developer security education focuses on teaching developers how to identify vulnerabilities and adopt secure development practices, often following the OWASP Top 10 guidelines.
Tanay’s Newsletter • 132 implied HN points • 15 Nov 23
  1. OpenAI announced GPT-4 Turbo with longer context length, better cost, and improved function calling.
  2. OpenAI introduced multimodal capabilities in GPT-4 including image generation, speech-to-text, text-to-speech, and vision API.
  3. OpenAI unveiled the GPT Store allowing users to create and monetize custom mini GPTs, fostering indie entrepreneurship and potentially reshaping interface design.
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Tanay’s Newsletter • 170 implied HN points • 16 May 23
  1. Microsoft is making strides in Generative AI with Azure x OpenAI services and AI integration in various applications.
  2. Meta focuses on AI recommendations, new experiences, and an open approach to AI models and tools.
  3. Google aims to reimagine core products with AI, offering infrastructure, search enhancements, and AI-based applications.
Cryptocurrency and Friends • 58 implied HN points • 15 Mar 23
  1. Development community is focused on defining a rollup through the lens of a validating bridge.
  2. Care must be taken with rollup projects to avoid constraining their capabilities, like Optimism's experience with OVM V1.0.
  3. Rollups should prioritize building rules enforced by a community first, and then focus on a validating bridge.
Remus’s Symposium • 2 HN points • 15 Feb 24
  1. Building an MVP requires more than just outsourcing; becoming technical as a founder can be crucial for success.
  2. Choosing fancy new technologies for an MVP, like Flutter, may lead to unexpected challenges and delays; sticking to tried-and-true web technologies can simplify the process.
  3. Outsourcing software development as a non-technical founder can be risky due to communication difficulties and lack of control over the project; learning to code can empower you to have a hands-on approach and clearer vision.
Athena Scale • 19 implied HN points • 08 May 23
  1. The network effect in blockchain marketing plays a crucial role in attracting users.
  2. In blockchain, the builder's effect emphasizes that the value of a product increases with the quality of the builders on it.
  3. Blockchains should focus on attracting new developers to their space to build better products and increase their value.
software + caffeine = blog • 19 implied HN points • 06 Mar 23
  1. The role of a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) can vary greatly depending on the company, from Ops+ to Developer+ to 24x7 on-call incident responder.
  2. Successful SREs must be great evangelists, able to communicate effectively and passionately about reliability.
  3. SREs need to be force multipliers within their teams, encouraging a culture of reliability and making sure the value of reliability is understood and embraced.
Joshua Gans' Newsletter • 0 implied HN points • 20 Jun 20
  1. Apple's App Store policies regarding in-app purchases have sparked controversy, with's app being halted for not offering in-app subscription purchases and wanting to avoid Apple's fees.
  2. Apple's 30 percent revenue cut from in-app purchases is seen as a form of price discrimination that could potentially lower iPhone prices by redistributing costs.
  3. Concerns have been raised about developers' fear of publicly criticizing Apple's rules, highlighting a potential issue of stifled voice that should be addressed for a healthy ecosystem.
Coinsights • 0 implied HN points • 28 Aug 23
  1. Layer 2 blockchains help scale Ethereum by processing transactions outside of Layer 1.
  2. The OP Stack by Optimism simplifies the deployment of optimistic rollups and is gaining popularity due to Ethereum compatibility, developer-friendliness, partnerships, and the vision for a superchain.
  3. Concerns with the OP Stack include slow transaction finality, potential spikes in transaction fees, lack of sequencer decentralization, and competition from other solutions like Arbitrum.
Deus In Machina • 0 implied HN points • 09 Nov 23
  1. Inaugural OpenAI DevDay featured new product announcements and successful integrations with companies like Amgen and Lowe's
  2. Over 92% of Fortune 500 companies are utilizing OpenAI products for building, showcasing corporate interest in innovative technologies
  3. Introduction of GPT-4 Turbo model highlighted improvements in context length, control, knowledge, customizations, and competitive pricing
CodeLink’s Substack • 0 implied HN points • 12 Sep 23
  1. Avalanche Subnets allow developers to create customized blockchains for specific needs, enhancing performance and security.
  2. Using Kurtosis makes setting up Avalanche Subnets quicker and simpler for deploying blockchain applications.
  3. Developers can easily deploy and play multiplayer games on a local Avalanche subnet with step-by-step guidance.