The hidden power of Hacker News Search
Hacker News Search is my go-to search engine
Hacker News (HN) is fantastic for keeping up to date with the latest advancements in startup and tech; submitted, ranked and commented on by people all over the world. However, with search, it becomes much more powerful.
Here’s what Hacker News Search it is great for:
- Finding the best resources for learning a new technology
As engineers, we need to rapidly learn new technologies, languages, and skills. However, finding the best resources to learn from is hard. HN Search solves this.
2. Finding the top recent articles for a topic/company
HN is great for the top articles in the last 24 hours. But sometimes you want to see the top articles for the last week, last month or last year. HN Search Solves this and lets you filter by topic too.
3. Getting crowdsourced opinions
It’s often useful to get opinions from people of varying backgrounds and locations. The comments section of HN is a great place for this. All you have to do is find the relevant article. This is where HN Search steps in.
For example, if you are considering a Ph.D. and are wanting to hear the pros and cons or are thinking of learning machine learning with Fast.ai course and are wanting to hear from people who have completed it.