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The Overflow #50: A CS degree from Big Tech

Welcome to ISSUE #50 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. We lined up a whole bunch of goodies for our big five-oh: how to write a great resume from a hiring manager who reads hundreds each year, the etiquette of pull requests, and making progress...

Podcast 292: Goodbye to Flash, we’ll see you in Rust

As Adobe ends its support for Flash, we look back at its impact on gaming, graphics, and the web. And fear not, some kind folks have written a Flash emulator in Rust called Ruffle. Later, we discuss how to lay out your resume in order to get noticed and a Supreme Court case in the US that considers whether scraping data from public sites should be illegal....

Tips to stay focused and finish your hobby project

Like many of you out there, I have a long list of cool hobby project ideas that I never actually start because of, you know, more important things (day job, life, parties on the weekend, etc). Well, this changed recently for some reason, and by the end of this summer, my list finally got shorter by one. While I was working on this project, I...

Podcast 291: Why developers are demanding more ethics in tech

This week we chat with Lyel Resner, a fellow at the MIT Civic Data Lab and Adjunct Professor of Civic Technology at NYU’s ITP program. He explains the surge in tech startups looking to ground themselves in ethical practices, and argues that the extra work and expense of these considerations are outweighed by the eventual costs that come with ignoring...

The Overflow #49: Container orchestration explained

Welcome to ISSUE #49 of the Overflow! Seven sevens, quite a lucky set of numbers in many cultures. This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. This week: in space, no one can hear you seg fault, setting a clock made of atoms, and the surprising benefits of Comic Sans....

Does your organization need a developer evangelist?

What does it take to attract developers to your organization and to create an environment internally where they feel empowered to do their best work. One of the most successful strategies is to employ a great developer evangelist, which we’ll shorten to DevEv for brevity’s sake. In an era of remote work, DevEvs might be needed more than ever — advocating...

Podcast 290: This computer science degree is brought to you by Big Tech

Wealthy individuals and corporations have been giving gifts and getting libraries named after themselves for decades. But there is a new trend emerging – big tech companies are contributing everything from supplies to curriculum. You can read more about the operating systems and business principles schools are adopting from their corporate...

How to write an effective developer resume: Advice from a hiring manager

In an ideal world, you wouldn’t need a resume. You’d have a recruiter reach out to you along the lines of: “Your ex-colleague Bob spoke extremely highly of your time working at Stack Overflow. Our company is growing, and we’d love to talk with you. Do you have time to chat with a few members of the team next Wednesday?”  However, in reality,...

Podcast 289: React, jQuery, Vue: what’s your favorite flavor of vanilla JS?

The conversation in this week’s episode was inspired by a blog and video from Chris Ferdinandi. He talked about converting jQuery plugins and Vue components into vanilla JS, and recording himself in the process. He also tried this conversion with a React demo app. While discussing all the new things one can do with the web, we ended up discussing a...

The macro problem with microservices

In just 20 years, software engineering has shifted from architecting monoliths with a single database and centralized state to microservices where everything is distributed across multiple containers, servers, data centers, and even continents. Distributed architectures have enabled developers to scale and meet the needs of an increasingly connected...

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