High quality software engineering articles - both newsletter and RSS feed.
Been running it for about an year - curating over 1200+ links! 8-10 links every weekday, newsletter every weekend!
Sorry for the shameless plug! Just thought people who'd like this would also find Discover Dev helpful!
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- The paragraph to paragraph format can be a little jarring in teams of reading through. When you move from OpenAI to QT in #35, for instance, there's no clear transition. In my newsletter, I'll use bold titles to break up recommendations
- Add a time estimation on how long it will take to complete the article / blog post / whatever. When something can be done in < 15 minutes, people generally read on the spot. If longer, people will make time for it if they're interested. Either way, it's helpful to the reader to just let them know how big a time investment something is
- Add a place for people to e-mail you their favorite coding articles, papers, etc. Some of my most clicked recommendations have come from subscribers
Awesome job again. I'm excited to get this on the daily.
- I am fully aware of how jarring my paragraphs transitions are. Adding titles sounds like a good solution.
- I expect people to subscribe specifically because the linked articles are long, but I can see why time estimates are useful.
- Already added a form (rather hastily, I will admit).
Thank you for all of this!
I think a daily newsletter is too frequent. It'll get harder to maintain as time goes by; when doing something like this people expect consistency.
Not a big fan of the daily programming language section. Based on this list  you'll run out of items for it after two year. Better start pumping out new programming languages every day to keep things going!
It's every work day, so five days a week, but your point still stands. I think the daily part is pretty integral to the premise, although I understand your concerns. Currently, and for the foreseeable future, I have the time to invest in this. I guess we'll have to wait and see. I can promise that I will be listening to feedback.
From what I've seen during the time I have been doing this, there's more than enough languages right now to fill at least 5 years, and this is assuming no other languages are being developed during this time. Also, I have a list of my own which contains languages that are not in the link you provided but have a Wikipedia page (Befunge for example), so that list is definitely not exhaustive. And finally, two years is a pretty good runtime :)
I still check it every day but I find that I click through less and less of the links.
You gotta respect Chris though for keeping it going for over 11 years now!!
This should do the trick. For now I will be manually updating this until I create an automated workflow. I do not guarantee that this will work forever (the update process is rather clunky right now).
I am open to suggestions.
One suggestion - you might want to add an actual unsubscribe link on the site. I once had somebody subscribe to one of my lists, who then wanted to unsubscribe before receiving the first email and was quite upset that they couldn't find an unsubscribe link on the site itself.
Love your logo and how clean everything is!
Thanks for the unsubscribe link suggestion. I went ahead and added it.
I'm glad you liked it :)
- Recent, no more than a week old
- Strictly in an article format, no videos or other media formats
- Technical deep dives, not short tutorial-like content
- Educational, something new or interesting
HN has no such restrictions. I do not think they are mutually exclusive.
Is that particularly important? Those of us that aren't West of the Atlantic will probably read it at lunchtime or later.
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