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The Overflow #57: /dev/null on demand

Welcome to ISSUE #57 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. This week, teach your kids coding basics with fun apps, draw straight lines by hand, and recreate Minecraft with React in about an hour. From the blog Want to teach...

Episode 306: Gaming PCs to heat your home, oceans to cool your data centers

On today’s episode we chat about exercise bikes as cybersecurity risks, using your bitcoin mining rig to heat your home, and submerging servers for fun and profit. Episode Notes Joe Biden just wants to ride his Peleton, but equipment connected to WiFi  with a camera and microphone can pose a real security risk. If you’ve...

Personalized feeds now available on Teams

Internal information is constantly evolving. Oftentimes, it’s challenging to keep up with the latest information. Between writing code, PRs, testing, active deploys, and so much more, there can be an overflowing number of things on your team’s plate.  That’s why we’re excited to share the launch of a new feature within Stack Overflow for Teams:...

Fulfilling the promise of CI/CD

A Morality Tale Once upon a time there was a large and terrifying pirate ship, and it ruled the high seas despite being a bit leaky. The crew often had to pump seawater out of the lower decks after a storm or a fight. One day, after a particularly vicious battle, they realized that cannonballs had breached the hull below the water line. They...

Podcast 305: What does it mean to be a “senior” software engineer

This week we chat with Jocelyn Harper, a senior software engineer at Paypal, about the journey from office manager at a construction company to java programmer at a major tech firm. Episode Notes Jocelyn hosts the Git Cute podcast, which you can find here. She’s working on a book about seniority in the software industry,...

The Overflow #56: An engineering argument

Welcome to ISSUE #56 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. This week, we say farewell to Winterbash 2020, look for evidence that a program is being emulated, and create a chess AI that matches the skill of a player instead of just beating them....

Episode 304: Our stack is HTML and CSS

This week we sit down with Guillermo Rauch, CEO of Vercel and co-creator of Next.JS. We chat about the front end development trends he is excited about in 2021 and how small improvements in performance, down to a hundred milliseconds, can make a huge difference for e-commerce sites. The title of this week’s episode comes from a Hacker News...

Have the tables turned on NoSQL?

NoSQL climbed up the charts as the next big thing in system architecture in 2011, but overall interest in it has plateaued recently. You’ve may have heard of it and ignored it, safe in the knowledge that you can always have a an SQL command line at your fingertips. But what is NoSQL, what does it have to do with modern development, and is it worth implementing...

Want to teach your kids to code? Here are three apps that can help.

Like many of you, I am a coder with kids at home. What better time to start exposing our kids to the career we all think is amazing! You do think programming is amazing, right?   Well, even if you don’t, coding teaches kids the fundamentals of logic and encourages them to think abstractly. Let’s face it, technology is only going to become more pervasive...

Podcast 303: What would you pay for /dev/null as a service?

On today’s episode we chat about the rise of retro-computing, the appeal of e-ink readers, and what we would pay for /dev/null as a service. Episode Notes How could you not love a team with a bio like this: “We’re a young and dynamic team of messy data-scientists who have failed at being employed on the real market. Our experience...

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