What a week in news it's been! We hope you enjoy this edition of HackerNoon's Weekly Writer Notes, curated by our diligent team of editors, who were hard at work improving and publishing 248 stories out of 589 submissions from the past week!
Developers at HackerNoon improved the usability and design of every writers' profile page, moved trending stories & companies atop the homepage, made auto title-case an option for headline writing, allowed users to turn text selected from any HackerNoon stories into a downloadable quote image, and enabled block embeds for any URL on our markdown editor.
Speaking of which,
Do you have any general advice or words of wisdom to share with other programmers? Click here to get to this "Meet the Programmer" interview.
Have you ever struggled with a performance issue for your web app and later on successfully solved the problem? Click here to enter this Debugging Writing Contest.
P.S. Looks like our Stable Diffusion model was having performance issues of its own generating the lead image of this story
Outside of HackerNoon, our team was pretty surprised with Adobe's announcement to acquire Figma for $20 billion (1.2x Total Addressable Market, and 100x annual revenue). Mergers and acquisitions ("M&As") are pretty standard fare in the business world, but all this consolidation does raise some questions for the future.
And now in the world of gaming Konami made a surprise announcement that it was going to be releasing remastered versions of the first two Suikoden games. In that vein:
Not interested in any of these topics? Don't worry, HackerNoon has loads of writing contests and prompts to choose from. We hope you'll find something that fits your needs and we're looking forward to your submission.