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πŸ”πŸ§  Reduce your cloud costs: Shopify's secret to tackling a 1M SQL query

PLUS: OpenAI unveils powerful method Q* 🌐, GitHub CoPilot coming to CLI πŸ‘©β€πŸ’», and improve code readability with object destructuring πŸ‘€

Happy Monday! β˜€οΈ

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This week is special as I did a major redesign of the newsletter:

- Put the focus on the deep dives and tools section
- Added the quick byte section replacing the business idea
- Added design elements and more variety to the section with more types of media

Tell me what you think of this week replying to this email, it would mean the world to me! πŸ™πŸ»

πŸ”Β  THIS WEEK’S MENU Β πŸ₯—

  • πŸ“š Leverage Github CoPilot for CLI commands, reduce cloud costs with Shopify's SQL query optimization, and learn all about Github and cloud design patterns.

  • πŸ—žοΈ Meta achieves human-level performance in diplomacy, Amazon's big announcements at AWS re:Invent, and Pika Labs raises $55 million for generative videos.

  • πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’» Quick byte: When and how to use object destructuring in JavaScript.

Reading time: 4 minutes

Food for Thought
A mindset, an example, and an action item to start the week
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"I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions."

Stephen R. Covey

Mindset: This quote is a reminder that our circumstances do not define us. It's our decisions that shape who we become.

Example: Apple Inc. exemplifies this quote by consistently making bold decisions, like launching the iPhone in 2007, which revolutionized the smartphone industry.

Action item: Take full responsibility for your decisions today, instead of blaming external circumstances. Your choices have the power to shape your future.

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

πŸ’ΎΒ  SIDE DISHES Β πŸ’Ύ

ARTICLEΒ (productivity) β†’ 10 tools and processes to boost your developer productivity

PRODUCT LAUNCHΒ (this is it) β†’ Github CoPilot is coming to the CLI (bye-bye cheat sheet of commands)

ARTICLEΒ (microservices) β†’ Martin Flower’s testing strategies for microservices architectures

ARTICLE (github stats) β†’ Everything you always wanted to know
about github (but were afraid to ask)

ARTICLE (design patterns) β†’ Cloud design patterns, architectures, and implementations from AWS

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

Brief: AI at Meta has built CICERO, the first AI agent to achieve human-level performance in the strategic game Diplomacy, by combining strategic reasoning and natural language processing techniques.

Takeaway: This breakthrough in AI gameplay showcases the potential of combining strategic reasoning and natural language processing in creating AI agents that can negotiate and communicate with human-level performance.

Brief: OpenAI introduces Q*, a new method that shows promise in the pursuit of artificial general intelligence (AGI), with the ability to solve certain mathematical problems using vast computing resources.

Takeaway: Q* represents a significant step forward in the convergence of large language models and deep reinforcement learning, potentially leading to advancements in self-play, look-ahead planning, and inference techniques.

Brief: Get all the latest updates from AWS re:Invent, including the unveiling of new AI tools and LLM updates, in one place.

Takeaway: Stay informed about Amazon's latest innovations in AI and cloud computing, shaping the future of technology and business.

Brief: Researchers have created multicellular robots that can self-assemble and have a healing effect on other cells, opening up new possibilities for regeneration and disease treatment.

Takeaway: This breakthrough in creating multicellular structures could pave the way for new therapeutic tools and advance the field of regenerative medicine.

Brief: AI startup Pika Labs raises $55 million to further develop their generative video platform, which aims to revolutionize the process of creating high-quality videos.

Takeaway: Pika Labs' success highlights the growing interest in generative AI technology and its potential to transform the entertainment industry by offering more accessible and effortless video-making options.

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

When to apply:
Object destructuring allows you to extract specific properties from an object into separate variables. It improves code readability and can reduce the amount of code needed to access object properties. Use it when you need to work with individual properties of an object instead of accessing them via the object itself.

Burp-A-Laugh
The most important meal of your day

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