Welcome to ISSUE #20 of The Overflow! That feels like a milestone to us, and we’re gonna celebrate by giving you a newsletter by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. We’re skilling up, putting breadcrumbs down, and virtually speaking out.
From the blog
Vote for Stack Overflow in the 24th annual Webby Awards!
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Build your technical skills at home with online learning
Looking to expand your expertise as you stay home and safe? We’ve compiled a list of online technical training and certification programs to help you sharpen your skills, chart a new career path, or earn a certification. Bonus: Many are running special offers and promotions during this time.
Have better meetings—in person or remote
Engineers hate meetings, but they can be an effective way to get things done. With everyone working remotely, it can be even harder to get anything accomplished. Here’s tips on how to have better meetings either way.
Podcast 231: Make it so
This week we chat about Star Trek, React, parsing, and the growing trend of holding virtual events in spaces like Fortnite and Animal Crossing.
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.
How could a dragon-proof toy work?
You’re probably not going to find it at your local pet store
Why can’t I just let customers connect directly to my database?
It’ll be super fast, but dangerous as heck. If something crashes, it won’t be pretty.
Can I use multiple breadcrumbs in a web app?
Like Hansel and Gretel, breadcrumbs show you how you got here, not the other paths home.
Are these UFOs on the videos released by the Pentagon still unidentified?
Official government confirmation of UFOs barely makes the news. For this year, that feels right.
Links from around the web
How to prep for speaking at a virtual conference
Conferences, both tech and non-tech, are moving online. If you’re involved in one (or just want to seem more professional on your Zoom calls), here’s a great guide for doing so!
Beginner’s guide to Eleventy
One of the latest and greatest static site generators is Eleventy. If you’d like to dive deep with it, here’s an extensive guide that can help!
Building an interactive Raspberry Pi dashboard with Laravel, Grafana, and Docker
Laravel, Grafana, and Docker, oh my! Here’s a fun look at how you can use these technologies to make a Raspberry Pi dashboard.
A step-by-step guide to making 3D Maps with satellite imagery in R
You may not be able to see a lot of the world right now, but you can generate 3D versions of it! Using the power of R and topography datasets, this is a really great guide on how to do just that.