newsletter August 7, 2020

The Overflow #33: Accelerating our mission

August 2020 Welcome to ISSUE #33 of the Overflow! In the age of GPT-3, this newsletter is still written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. And if it wasn’t, how would you know? Read on to learn about our Series E fundraise, a React component for rendering guitar chords,…
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July 30, 2020

Java at 25: Features that made an impact and a look to the future

I asked Georges Saab, Vice President of Software Development at Oracle’s Java Platform Group what changes to Java made the most impact and what upcoming features he believes will have a real affect on its future. Here’s some of the features that Saab feels made the language proliferate and a few that will keep it enduring.
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newsletter July 31, 2020

The Overflow #32: The state of pixel perfection

July 2020 Welcome to ISSUE #32 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. Come check out our Q3 Community Roadmap, the dustbin for email addresses, and a DIY smart air conditioner unit. From the blog Linters aren’t in your…
July 27, 2020

Full data set for the 2020 Developer Survey now available!

We love to learn about what moves developers and technical workers. That’s why each year, we ask the tech community about their jobs, their tools, and their aspirations. We also love open source, so since 2011, we’ve made the raw data set available for you to explore! We’re happy to announce that this year’s raw…
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code-for-a-living July 24, 2020

The perils of impersonation tooling

On Wednesday, July 15th, a bitcoin scam hit Twitter. Celebrities such as Elon Musk, Barack Obama, and Bill Gates appeared to tweet out a message that promised to return double the amount of bitcoin sent to a specific wallet. It wasn’t a spontaneous and simultaneous act of generosity, it was a scam.  At this point,…
newsletter July 24, 2020

The Overflow #31: Fresh data

July 2020 Welcome to ISSUE #31 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’re chatting about diversity at Stack Overflow, wondering whether it’s wise to use your face as a password, and exploring the origin story of…
code-for-a-living July 20, 2020

Linters aren’t in your way. They’re on your side

Traditionally, linters make sure your code is clean and easy for teammates to read. They check for errors, bugs, style, and more. While they are more prevalent in dynamic/interpreted languages, they are not limited to them. Getting code as tidy as possible is the goal, but linters can also take some time getting used to, be a distraction, and might even be impossible to introduce to old, large code bases. We look at why they might still be worth your time.
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