The Overflow #21: The way forward

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The Overflow.

May 2020

Welcome to ISSUE #21 of The Overflow! Cheers! Have a beverage with our newsletter by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. Behold! Discussing privacy concerns in contract tracing apps, a lonely sample size of one, and email sender reputation.

From the blog

A message from our CEO: The Way Forward stackoverflow.blog This is a key moment in our company’s history, as the whole world is dealing with significant uncertainty. Know that you are not alone. We are facing this situation together. Our goal is to stay focused on living our core values and actively connect with teammates, our community, and our customers.

Podcast 232: Can we decentralize contact tracing? stackoverflow.blog Are there lessons to be learned from South Korea that could work in other countries?

How much does building real-time infrastructure really cost? promotion From remote collaboration to dashboards, live location and more, adding real-time features to your app is a no brainer, supercharging engagement and retention. But should you start from scratch... or can an off-the-shelf API accelerate your development?

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 did Socket 3 have more pins than needed for the 486? retrocomputing.stackexchange.com Sometimes you have to build for future situations.

Statistical tests when sample size is 1 stats.stackexchange.com “To consult the statistician after an experiment is finished is often merely to ask him to conduct a post mortem examination. He can perhaps say what the experiment died of.”

Which comes first: event or the change? softwareengineering.stackexchange.com The chicken and egg problem for software architects.

Encryption that purposefully take hours to decrypt crypto.stackexchange.com Leave it to an engineer to prevent procrastination with a complicated technological solution.

Links from around the web

Pi-hole in Azure container instances dev.to If you're tired of ads and want to roll your own solution to get rid of them, check out this neat way to do so with pi-hole and Azure!

Raathigesh/majestic: Zero config GUI for Jest github.com A GUI for testing? No way! Ha ha ha, we only jest. Because you can use Jest in a GUI! This is a very aptly named project to help you test your projects better.

Email sender reputation - what you need to know designmodo.com Did you know that email sending reputation can affect who receives your emails? Here's an interesting look at what changes your reputation, and how to maintain it.

MITDDC/zork: Source code for a 1977 version of Zork github.com Only a handful of you out there have probably ever played or heard of Zork, one of the earliest interactive fiction computer games ever, from all the way back in 1977! The source code was just released on GitHub, and it is a blast to the past.

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