Bytesized

Weekly newsletter covering important ideas for developers 💌

Demystifying the past, present and future of software and computing in ten minutes or less, once a week. Join 4,000+ developers and technologists who use our weekly email to stay in-the-know!
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Kristian Freeman
Maker
indie hacker and developer advocate
Hey Product Hunt 👋 tl;dr – Bytesized is my newsletter exploring important ideas for developers. Totally free to join, and it's relaunching today! Thanks for checking it out :) Super excited to be back launching v2 of Bytesized, my weekly newsletter for software developers. I've been growing Bytesized since 2017, launching a ton of virtual conferences (before COVID-19, no less!) and growing the list by sharing interesting stuff for web developers every week. Back in August, I took a breather from the newsletter to rethink what I wanted to read as a software developer. I wanted to retool both the conceptual stuff—making it more unique than the average "here's some links I found online" tech newsletter—and the technical/implementation stuff: building a really attractive and easy-to-read newsletter that people look forward to getting every week. The early feedback from beta testers (yes, beta testers for a newsletter!) has been really positive, so I'm stoked to ship issue #1 and get back to writing a newsletter every week starting today. I'm super proud of the result: whether you're a software developer or just interested in what's going on in the space, I think you'll get a ton of value out of it! I've sent out 150k emails in the past year and a half alone, so it seems like other people have been getting value too 🥺
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Samuel alex 🔥
Technology laver @ products hunter
Looks cool! Where do you get your news?
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Kristian Freeman
Maker
indie hacker and developer advocate
@saalex Great question! I do a ton of research and try to cover a single topic every week — that way I can dive deeper and give people almost a cheat sheet of everything they need to know. For example, next week's newsletter on Svelte.js (a frontend framework) covers the past, present and future of the framework, how it fits in the landscape, and what to check out if you want to learn more. Speaking as a developer myself, I found that format a lot more engaging than the usual collection of random links every week. Hope you enjoy it!
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As an amateur software engineer, I love being able to stay in the loop!
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Arthur Bosticcreate, design, manage and develop
Looks like an amazing tool! Great way to keep engineers engaged.
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Lloyd JanesTravel Agency
Love it! @imkmf I work long hours and often don’t have time to check for news. This thing is perfect for me.
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Larry ArleneProduct Growth
Looks great! I’ll give it a try @imkmf
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Got the first issue this morning, I love the format and the content!
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Kristian Freeman
Maker
indie hacker and developer advocate
@sam_julien Thanks and appreciate the support dude <3
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Yes! Finally a newsletter made for developers. I’ll recommend it to my co-workers as well.
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Kristian Freeman
Maker
indie hacker and developer advocate
@brandonchurch1 Love it! BTW we're building out a swag program if you refer people to the newsletter, keep an eye out for that at the bottom of the newsletter 👀
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Super valuable! The newsletters are super fun to read.
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Rajan Ramachandran
Founder at Social Duce & Optimuz
Signed up today, Congrats on the successful launch @imkmf . I wanted to try something similar few years back, but didn't follow it through. Will wait for the first newsletter.
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