Dear Curious Hacker Noon Reader,
Is it better to learn a new framework, or make something out of the framework you already know?
In Do you have the Learners Syndrome? TabbDrink Technical Co-Founder Joey Clover describes “a behaviour wherein the affected persons will continuously be on a quest to learn and never truly apply the knowledge.” Knowledge without application is pointless.
And on the other side of the coin he writes, “If I start building something and investing time in it, I feel like I’m missing out on learning the new cool technologies and have a fear of being left behind.”
FOMO runs rampant in the tech industry. From the next ICO to the next framework to the next product launch, FOMO drives irrational actions.
Hopefully, this week’s top 17 tech stories can help you avoid or capitalize on the hype in tech.
Building Tech ⚒️ ⚒️
Hacking Tech 🐱💻
How to Fake an Email From Almost Anyone in Under 5 Minutes by Tweney Media Founder Dylan Tweney
Startup Hustle 🤔 🤑
Footwork, headwork, heartwork: How I cracked $10,000+ in sales on my first product launch by Creator of The Wordshops Hillary Weiss
Why I chose to work at Coda (a startup) over a big company by Co-author of The App Design Handbook Jeremy Olson
Crypto Columns 📈 💸
The Anatomy of A $105 Million Cryptocurrency ICO: Decentralizing The Future of Renewable Energy by Tech Entrepreneur Trent Lapinski. Learn more about ReNu coin.
What’s going to happen when bitcoin forks (again)? by Michael Flaxman. Also check out his first Hacker Noon story, Blockchains Are Hard to Scale
Venture Capital 💵 💵
Is there a new beginning for distressed VC-backed companies? by Stanford GSB Sloan Fellow Jonathan Lu
Until next time, don’t take the realities of the world for granted.