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🍔🧠 Data Streams 101: How to Handle Petabytes of Data

PLUS: How to Design WhatsApp ⚡, Apple's Leak on Home Device 🍎, How to Scale Databases 🚀

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This week I’m off to Italy for a road trip from Milan, to Verona, to Florence, Tuscany, Cinque Terra, Pisa, and Rome 🇮🇹

As such today’s episode is going to be a bit lighter, but here’s a picture of me enjoying a Hungry Figgacia in Verona yesterday 🥪


  • 📚 Data Streams 101, WhatsApp System Design, Quantitative Finance Toolkit

  • 🗞️ Moshi Wants to Take Down GPT-4o, Grok 2 Confirmed for August, Robot Controlled by Parts of Human Brain

  • 👨🏻‍💻 Quick byte: Dynamic queries in MongoDB for flexible search criteria.

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

"The function of good software is to make the complex appear to be simple.”

Grady Booch

Mindset: Simplifying complexity is the key to creating value and driving user adoption.

Example: Apple's iOS interface revolutionized smartphones by making advanced technology accessible to all.

Action item: Identify one complex process in your work and brainstorm ways to simplify it for end-users.

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


ARTICLE (js bloat)
JavaScript Bloat in 2024

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

Brief: Kyutai launches Moshi, a real-time multimodal AI model challenging OpenAI with real-time interaction, support for consumer-grade hardware, and innovative training techniques.

Brief: Amazon accelerates AI endeavors by onboarding top talent from AI startup Adept and securing technology licensing to bolster its AI services amid fierce industry competition.

Brief: Apple's backend code leak reveals development of a new mysterious "Home Accessory" linked to the A18 chip, possibly running a variant of tvOS like the HomePod, hinting at upcoming Apple innovations.

Brief: Elon Musk reveals plans to launch the Grok-2 AI model in August, boasting enhanced features, reduced reliance on external training data, and improved response quality compared to its predecessor.

Brief: Chinese researchers create a brain-powered robot by connecting human brain organoids to a humanoid body, aiming to explore brain-computer interfaces and potential brain repair applications.

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

This week’s coding challenge:

This week’s tip:

Using NoSQL databases like MongoDB, you can dynamically build queries based on various runtime conditions. This approach helps in handling varying query parameters efficiently without hard-coding every possible query variation.


  • Flexible Search Criteria: Useful when implementing advanced search functionalities where users can set different filters.

  • Real-Time Data Processing: Efficient in scenarios where the query parameters frequently change based on user input or other runtime conditions.


  • Scalability and Flexibility: Allows the application to scale by adapting to different search criteria without multiple code changes.

  • Performance Optimization: Reduces overhead by only querying necessary data, which optimizes the performance and response time of database operations.

The most important meal of your day

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