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Unvalidated Ideas #049

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Here's a fresh idea you can take out there and validate.

Micro guides for Rust (πŸ—’Raw Notes)

Rust is taking the world by storm. It's a systems programming language for the next generation of systems.

Rust has been adopted by Microsoft, Apple, Google, and too many others to mention. MIT is gushing about it, and so is Reddit (check out r/rust!).

Companies are adopting, but the amount of Rust programmers is still small. There is a ton of opportunity here.

💼 🧠 Build micro-guides for the Rust ecosystem

Learning Rust is one thing, but knowing the ins and outs for it's ecosystem is another. What you want to build is the Sparknotes for writing good Rust.

Should developers use lazy_static or once_cell? The answer is once_cell, but if your local defveloper was only going by download count, they wouldn't have known.

Developers are impatient, and only places that take you straight to the answer (and explain it) will survive the AI onslaught.

ChatGPT might be able to give developers an answer, but it's not the greatest (yet) at giving them the best answer when the best answer is controversial or legitimately changed 2 months ago.

Build a store of knowledge that is smaller in scope but importantly more efficient than ChatGPT can be (then you should probably expose it via ChatGPT).

NOTE If you're wondering why this is Rust specific and not something else, you're absolutely right. Instead of rust, this could easily be "Machine learning" or "Python", but the important thing is to pick a new, growing language and become a fixture, not to jump into an ocean of alternatives.

What was in this week's uncut edition?

Like being teased? I hope so, because here's what was in the uncut edition this week:



Don't forget, there's always money in the banana stand 3x more in the uncut edition.

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Victor (victor@unvalidatedideas.com)

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