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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,…
The React community grew organically thanks to its instant popularity. Here's how the folks shepherding that community ensure that everyone who wants to contribute is welcome to.
It can be intimidating to start contributing to an open source project. But with a little research and planning, you can be a valuable part of your favorite open source software.
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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…
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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…
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,…
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…
This quarter, we tried something new for the Community Team roadmap and worked through every idea the community team had in an initial planning session. Here's what made the cut for Q3.
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.