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🍔🧠 How Uber Drives 40M Reads/Sec with Integrated Cache

PLUS: Scaling ChatGPT challenges 🛠️, 1 Dev Platform to level-up 🔥, and Hands-On RL 🎮

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  1. 📚 Uber's integrated cache, level up skills with a dev course, and learn from scaling challenges for ChatGPT.

  2. 🗞️ Google unveils Gemini 1.5, an early preview of Stable Diffusion 3 and Neuralink brain implants.

  3. 👨🏻‍💻 Quick byte: React Query for efficient data fetching and caching.

Reading time: 5 minutes

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

‘A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.’

Albert Einstein

Mindset: Mistakes enable growth and innovation. We must embrace them.

Example: Southwest Airlines pioneered low-cost air travel despite early stumbles.

Action item: Propose one new idea at work today.

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


GITHUB REPO (google’s magic)
Detect the content types of any file with DL

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

Brief: Google introduces Gemma 2B and 7B, open-source lightweight AI models for tasks like simple chatbots, aiming to expand AI accessibility and customization beyond its closed Gemini model.

Brief: Startup Groq introduces LPUs - specialized hardware running language models - showcasing up to 500 tokens per second speed, emphasizing efficiency and scalability over GPUs.

Brief: Elon Musk reveals progress as Neuralink's brain chip allows patient to control a cursor by thought, raising ethical concerns on transparency and scientific validity.

Brief: Apple's rumored "Apple Ring" is potentially nearing launch as more reports suggest an imminent entry into the smart ring market, influenced by Samsung's unveiling, amidst forecasts of significant market growth.

Brief: Google launches Gemini 1.5 Pro, an AI model with a significantly expanded context window capacity to enhance information processing and improve task efficiency in AI development.

Brief: Announcing Stable Diffusion 3, an advanced text-to-image model with improved performance, quality, and safety measures, now open for early preview and feedback to enhance AI practices.

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

This week’s coding challenge:

This week’s tip:

React Query is a powerful library for fetching, caching, and updating data in React applications, providing a set of hooks for managing server state.


  • Automatic Caching and Invalidations: Ideal for reducing the number of requests to the server by caching data and automatically invalidating it when necessary.

    Background Data Fetching: Enhances user experience by fetching data in the background and seamlessly updating the UI without interrupting the user's interactions.

    Synchronization Across Components: Efficient for maintaining consistency across components by ensuring that they all react to the latest data updates.


  • Improved User Experience: By managing server state, data fetching, caching, and synchronization efficiently, React Query enhances the overall user experience.

    Reduced Boilerplate Code: Minimizes the need for managing loading and error states manually, leading to cleaner and more maintainable code.

    Declarative Data Fetching: Encourages a more declarative approach to data fetching, making the codebase more intuitive and easier to reason about.

The most important meal of your day

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