HACKER BITS is the monthly magazine that gives you the hottest technology stories straight from Hacker News. We select from the top voted stories for you and email them to you in an easy-to-read email magazine format.
- How I Write Tests by Nelson Elhage
- Unconventional way of learning a new programming language by Sahil Dua
- Ways to Read More Books by Neil Pasricha
- An Abridged Cartoon Introduction To WebAssembly by Lin Clark
- I am not a self-made man by Arnold Schwarzenegger
- Hard-won lessons: Five years with Node.js by Scott Nonnenberg
- Ask HN: How do you keep improving? (fixed from last month)
- Ask HN: For those programming 10+ years, what do you wish you knew 4 years in?
- Going for the 5 hour workday by Krister Viirsaar
- Lessons from 3,000 technical interviews by Aline Lerner
- Ask HN: Other communities like HN?
- Ask HN: Mailing lists that HN readers ought to know about?
- Maintainers make the world go round: Innovation is an overrated ideology by James Tulloch & Greg Langley
- Google I/O 2017 by Google
- Zen and the Art of Unit Testing by Marcin Chwedczuk
- Green Tea Press – Free Books (also published by O’Reilly) by Allen Downey
- Ask HN: How do you keep improving?
- Programmer Competency Matrix by Sijin Joseph
- Evidence-based advice we’ve found on how to be successful in a job by 80,000 Hours
- How to talk about yourself in a developer interview by Nick Larsen
- The 10x developer is not a myth by Yevgeniy Brikman
- Ask HN: What are some good technology blogs to follow?
- What programming languages are used late at night? by David Robinson
- Software Developers after 40, 50 and 60 Who’re Still Coding by Vladimir Kazankov
- Teach Yourself Computer Science by Ozan Onay and Myles Byrne
- How to Learn New Things as an Adult by Olga Khazan
- Modules vs Microservices by Sander Mak
- Reverse Engineering Malware 101 by Amanda Rousseau
- How I Became a Better Programmer by James Long
- How to answer the “What’s your current salary?” job interview question by Josh Doody
- How Subtle Class Cues Can Backfire on a Resume by Lauren Rivera and András Tilcsik
- The Debugging Mindset by Devon H. O’Dell
- How do you make programmers work 60-80 hours per week? by Brian Knapp
- Ask HN: Developers with kids, how do you skill up?
- Ask HN: What are some good technology blogs to follow?
- Free resources for learning full-stack web development by Brandon Morelli
- Roadmap to becoming a web developer in 2017 by Kamran Ahmed
(just a few)
Scott is a web developer and has blogged at hanselman.com for over a decade. He works in Open Source on ASP.NET and the Azure Cloud for Microsoft out of his home office in Portland, OR. Scott has 3 podcasts, hanselminutes.com, thisdeveloperslife.com and ratchetandthegeek.com.
Bill is the founder of DevMastery.com. A 20 year veteran programmer, architect, consultant, and teacher, he helps individual developers and billion dollar organizations become more successful every day.
Troy is a Pluralsight author, Microsoft Regional Director and Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and world-renowned internet security specialist. He’s the creator of “Have I been pwned?”, the free online service for breach monitoring and notifications and blogs at troyhunt.com from his home in Australia.
Jeff is a software developer, author, blogger and entrepreneur. He is known for the programming blog Coding Horror, and is the co-founder of the Q&A website Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange Network.
Joe is the inventor of the programming language Erlang. PhD in computer science, and Adjunct Professor of computer Science at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
Kent is a software engineer, author, coach and creator of Extreme Programming. He was 1 of the 17 signatories of the Agile Manifesto and a leading proponent of TDD. He pioneered design patterns and his current academic project is a study of software design.
Aline is the co-founder and CEO of interviewing.io. She likes ranting on the internet about how hiring is broken, and her work has appeared in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and Fast Company.
Tim is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, Inc. Considered by many to be the best event producer, computer book and video publisher in the world.
Matt is a developer at Automattic where he focuses on growth for WordPress.com. He currently lives in Orlando, Florida, with his wife and two kids.
Ossi has been writing web stuff since he was in elementary school. He is always trying to learn something new and interesting — nowadays surrounded by the brilliant people of Futurice.
Heidi is the Operating Partner at DFJ, a lecturer on Entrepreneurship at Stanford, and a recovering entrepreneur.
John is the founder of SimpleProgrammer.com, author of the bestselling book Soft Skills: The Software Developer’s Life Manual and creator of over 50 professional developer courses ranging from iOS, Android, Game Development, Java and more.
Patrick J. McGinnis
Patrick is a venture capitalist and private equity investor who founded Dirigo Advisors, after a decade on Wall Street, to provide strategic advice to investors, entrepreneurs, and fast growing businesses. He is the author of The 10% Entrepreneur, published by Penguin books.
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