Welcome to issue 87 of Hacker Bits!
We have a great selection of articles this month covering debugging, Anki, learning techniques, letting things fail, GPT-4, system design interviews, unfair advantages, and so much more!
As always, please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any suggestions or feedback! 🙂
– Ray and Maureen
- Ask HN: Where can I find a primer on how computers boot?
- A spellchecker used to be a major feat of software engineering by James Hague
- What a good debugger can do by Andy Hippo
- Anki-fy your life by Moses Liew
- Improving Students’ Learning with Effective Learning Techniques by John Dunlosky, Katherine A. Rawson, Elizabeth J. Marsh, Mitchell J. Nathan, and Daniel T. Willingham
- Fake it until you automate it by Nicolas Carlo
- Your tech stack is not the product by Mike Wakerly
- Guide to Software Architecture Documentation by Patrick Roos
- Let It Fail by Max Countryman
- Shells are two things by Fernando Borretti
- GPT-4 by OpenAI
- Build full “product skills” and you’ll probably be fine by John Carmack
- A senior engineer’s guide to the system design interview by Kevin Landucci
- Changes at YC by Garry Tan
- Want an unfair advantage in your tech career? Consume content for other roles by Matthew Grohman
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