DeveloPassion's Newsletter #109 - New Bet

DeveloPassion's Newsletter #109 - New Bet

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Welcome to the 109th edition

Another week, another newsletter! I hope that you all had a great one 🤩

This week has been an incredible emotional rollercoaster. Valentine's day ❤️ was both wonderful and terrifying. My girlfriend almost choked during dinner, so as you can imagine, this wasn't the most pleasant evening. Fortunately, everything is alright. Life is so fragile! Luckily, the Carnival that we participated in this weekend helped us forget about that. We had TONS of fun.

Carnival of Binche

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Alright, let's gooooo 🚀

The lab 🧪

This week, I've launched a new small and riskless bet. I've launched the IT Concepts Wall, a new product for software developers and people who want to learn more about IT.

IT Concepts Wall
Discover the IT Concepts Wall, a huge collection of resources about IT and Software Development.

This product is a Trello board filled with thousands of resources about important concepts that people who work in IT should know about. Those are timeless concepts. That's what I consider to be really valuable to learn: concepts that will remain valuable for a really long time. Those are the resources I have been capturing for two years as part of the preparation work for my Dev Concepts collection of books.

You can find it here:

IT Concepts Wall
Who is this for?You are just getting started with IT and software developmentYou want to discover key concepts and expand your knowledgeYou want to understand different subdomains of IT like Architecture, Design, Coding, Front-end/Back-end development, Security, Infrastructure, Project, and Product…

New articles

No new article this week.

Quotes of the week

  • "It’s easier to build something a small number of people love than something a lot of people like"
  • "The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity"

Thinking and learning

Why Your Brain is a Closet
A Wiser Sympathy | Mary Kuhn
How Emily Dickinson, scientists, and other writers theorized plant intelligence in the nineteenth century.
Page turners: literature in ancient Egypt
Discover fantastical stories and biting satires as Ilona Regulski introduces us to the varied world of ancient Egyptian literature.
YouTube archiving made simple.
ChatGPT and the Enshittening of Knowledge
Daragh O Brien poses some thoughts on ChatGPT, AI Text Generation, and the Enshittening of Knowledge and what we can learn from Plato.
Why Notes, Why Diary?
I was faking it till I made it. Except that I didn’t make it.

Indie Hacking and bootstrapping

How we built and sold 3 micro-startups in 6 months, bootstrapped, having a full-time job.
Hello Everyone! I’m Domenico from Italy. I’d define my personality as a wave that is always in motion, never stopping.
8 Stupidly Simple Programming Side Hustle That You Can Start in 2023 — No BS!
It’s tried and tested.
Getting free users to pay up
Last week, I posted about the ongoing debate between free trials and free tiers. But regardless of which way you lean, it’s important to optimize your p…
Automators - Relay FM
Automation makes your life easier and everyone can do it. We tell you how.
Can ChatGPT help you reach product-market fit?
ChatGPT is surprisingly good at answering many questions related to finding a product-market fit. Let’s take a look. Can ChatGPT tell us what idea is mo…


Generative AI and The Future of Work
Unexpected ways generative AI will change how you work forever
Development containers
Development containers documentation and specification page.
I tried the Angular Standalone migration, and here is the result
Let’s migrate an Angular application using @NgModules to the standalone API. For this task, we use the automatic schematic that’s available in Angular v15.2.0-next.2. We also take a look at the manual steps that are required to fully migrate the application to use the new functional APIs.
refactor(core): prototype of signals, a reactive primitive for Angula… · angular/angular@02cd490
…r (#49091) This commit checks in (but does not export) a prototype implementation ofAngular Signals, along with its unit test suite and a README explaining thealgorithms used. Signals are not…
You don’t need that CORS request
A low code optimization
Effective TypeScript: 62 Specific Ways to Improve Your TypeScript
… in a nutshell

About Sébastien

Hello everyone! I'm Sébastien Dubois. I'm an author, founder, and CTO. I write books and articles about software development & IT, personal knowledge management, personal organization, and productivity. I also craft lovely digital products 🚀

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