newsletter March 27, 2020

The Overflow #14: Adapting our workflow

March 2020 Welcome to ISSUE #14 of The Overflow, a newsletter by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams. Starting this week, we’re going to be moving this newsletter to weekly rather than every other week. Things around the world are changing dramatically every day, and we want…

The Overflow.

March 2020

Welcome to ISSUE #14 of The Overflow, a newsletter by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams. Starting this week, we’re going to be moving this newsletter to weekly rather than every other week. Things around the world are changing dramatically every day, and we want to share interesting questions from our community and articles from around the web while they are most relevant. We, like many of you, have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak, and hope that you’re all staying indoors, washing your hands, and participating in your local communities.

From the blog

Defending yourself against coronavirus scams stackoverflow.blog
The good news is that most of us see difficult situations and think: what can I do to help? The bad news is that there are folks who see these kind acts and seek to profit off our good natures. To help defend yourself against these scams, we asked our director of information security, Lynn Ballard, about how to guard against bad actors.

Podcast Episode 220: Fully Remote stackoverflow.blog
This week, we discussed how our dedicated community saved Stack Overflow from a serious certificate bug.

Interesting questions

Found a good question or answer? Tweet us with the hashtag #StackOverflowKnows or leave a comment on Facebook. We’ll include our favorites in the future.

Why do color TVs make black and white snow? engineering.stackexchange.com
Are you old enough to remember the TV channels that only played white noise?

How would you explain COVID-19 lockdown to a 4 year old? parenting.stackexchange.com
If working from home is now a family affair, and your new “coworkers” have questions, you’re not alone.

I need help adapting my academic workflow to the COVID-19/coronavirus crisis – where do I start? academia.meta.stackexchange.com
Teaching from home? Here’s a robust starting point for anyone looking to deliver education remotely.

How does this Bitcoin scam work? security.stackexchange.com
Ah, the classic “pigeon drop” con, remade for the digital era.

Links from around the web

Coronavirus COVID-19 API covid19api.com
If you have wanted to build something to spread information about COVID-19, here’s a great place to start! This free API sources its data from Johns Hopkins CSSE. You can make a difference!

T241180 RFC: Adopt a modern JavaScript framework for use with MediaWiki phabricator.wikimedia.org
Wikimedia, the folks behind Wikipedia, are officially adopting Vue.js! This is huge news for the front end development community.

Exercises that boost your immune system elemental.medium.com
Staying indoors for long periods of time can be rough mentally and physically. Here are some exercises that you can do during the pandemic to help your body stay fit and keep your immune system strong.

The original proposal of the WWW, HTMLized w3.org
The internet has officially turned 31 this month. Check out the original proposal for what Tim Berners-Lee wanted it to be.

Fake animal news abounds on social media as coronavirus upends life nationalgeographic.com
Now more than ever, it’s important to confirm that the viral (pun unintended) news you see is true before sharing. Here’s a great article that illustrates why.

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