🍔🧠 AWS DynamoDB: A Tech Deep Dive

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  • 📚 Learn how DoorDash labels millions with language models. Understand OOP concepts with code. Explore McDonald's order handling process.

  • 🗞️ Amazon unveils Q for software development, OpenAI introduces ChatGPT memory feature, Apple to develop AI version of Safari browser.

  • 👨🏻‍💻 Quick byte: Currying and partial application in Javascript

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Food for Thought
A mindset, an example, and an action item to start the week

"Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great."

John D. Rockefeller

Mindset: Settling for the good inhibits greatness; this quote inspires us to embrace risk and continuously strive for excellence.

Example: Amazon started as an online bookstore but wasn't afraid to expand into e-commerce, cloud computing, and other ventures, becoming a tech giant.

Action item: Identify one area where you're settling for good, and make a plan to pursue a great opportunity instead.

The Rabbit Hole
Deep dives, trends, and resources curated to stay ahead


ARTICLE (will we loose jobs?)
AI developers, really?

GITHUB REPO (reduce brain strain)
Cognitive Load in Software Development

ESSENTIAL (node-js)
The NodeJS performance API

How PostgreSQL achieved 150x speed up on pgvector

ARTICLE (empty your bucket)
How to protect S3 and your bill in AWS

The Weekly Digest
Software, AI, and startup news worth your time

Brief: Amazon unveils Amazon Q, a cutting-edge generative AI-powered assistant designed to boost software development productivity and facilitate data-driven decision-making within businesses.

Brief: OpenAI integrates a new "Memory" feature for ChatGPT Plus users, enhancing the AI's abilities to retain and recall information across conversations, aiming to boost user engagement and conversational depth.

Brief: OpenAI's cutting-edge gpt2-chatbot raises speculation as a potential GPT-4.5 release or a closely related model, showcasing impressive capabilities beyond its predecessors with distinct outputs, setting it apart from existing AI models.

Brief: Apple is testing a new version of Safari with UI updates, content blocking, and an AI tool called Intelligent Search, aimed at enhancing user experience and privacy controls.

Brief: OpenAI hints at unveiling a search engine to rival Google, sparking anticipation amidst reports of an in-house event on May 9, in a potential move to overshadow Google I/O.

Brief: Github unveils Copilot Workspace, a tool aimed at simplifying code writing and collaboration by providing automated suggestions and guidance on PRs created within repositories.

The Quick Byte
One coding tip because you’re technical after all

This week’s coding challenge:

This week’s tip:

Currying is a technique in functional programming where a function with multiple arguments is transformed into a sequence of functions, each taking a single argument.
Partial application is the process of applying some arguments to a function and returning a new function that accepts the remaining arguments.


  • When you want to create reusable and composable functions by breaking down a function into smaller, specialized functions.

  • When you want to create higher-order functions that take other functions as arguments or return functions as results.

  • When you want to partially apply arguments to a function and create a new function with a pre-configured environment.


  • Promotes code reusability and modularity.

  • Enhances code readability by breaking down complex logic into smaller, more focused functions.

  • Enables functional composition and the creation of higher-order functions.

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