Yearly Archives: 2019

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newsletter December 27, 2019

The Overflow #7: Find yourself a hobby

December 2019 Welcome to ISSUE #7 of The Overflow, a newsletter by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams of React Training. You can read more about it here. This week, we’re connecting with WebSockets, exploring the mathematics of chess, and playing a murder mystery in SQL. From…
code-for-a-living December 19, 2019

What senior developers can learn from beginners

Over the last couple years, I’ve had the luxury of working with and mentoring quite a few beginners. While I’ve obviously witnessed my fair share of programming no-no’s, things are not as black and white as they may seem. There’s a handful of patterns and behaviors I’ve seen consistently throughout beginners. And while some of…
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Head of Product at Temporal
code-for-a-living December 18, 2019

WebSockets for fun and profit

Seamless communication is a must on the modern web. As internet speeds increase, we expect our data in real time. To address this need, WebSocket, a popular communication protocol finalized in 2011, enables websites to send and receive data without delay. With WebSockets, you can build multiplayer games, chat apps, and collaboration software that work…
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Software Engineer
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podcast December 17, 2019

Podcast: Time For Some Major League Hacking

To kick things off, we talk about Yap, a fun new project from Paul’s company, Postlight. Employees get to partake in a Labs program where they can pursue side projects that interest them. Yap is “an ephemeral, real-time chat room with up to six participants. Your messages appear and disappear as quickly as you type…
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Director of Content
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newsletter December 13, 2019

The Overflow #6: Hats and Hooks

Welcome to ISSUE #6 of The Overflow, a newsletter by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams of React Training. You can read more about it here. This week, we're celebrating the hats of Winter Bash 2019, dropping modern tech into the 80s, and getting hooked on React Hooks.
December 12, 2019

Last minute gift ideas for the programmer in your life

Did you, like me, wait until the last minute to buy holiday gifts for your programmer friends? Maybe we can help. We asked our engineering team what gifts they like and would appreciate receiving. We’re publishing their responses in full below in the hopes that you can find inspiration for your upcoming holiday gift frenzy…