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June 2020 Welcome to ISSUE #24 of the Overflow! Break into a two-four and read the newsletter by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. The survey results are in! Nullable types are out! Eye contact is back! From the blog The 2020 Developer Survey results…
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June 2020

Welcome to ISSUE #24 of the Overflow! Break into a two-four and read the newsletter by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. The survey results are in! Nullable types are out! Eye contact is back!

From the blog

The 2020 Developer Survey results are here! stackoverflow.blog
We’re excited to share the results of our 10th annual developer survey! 65,000 developers shared their thoughts on the state of software today.

Why is Kubernetes getting so popular? stackoverflow.blog
At the time of this article, Kubernetes is about six years old, and over the last two years, it has risen in popularity to consistently be one of the most loved platforms. This year, it comes in as the number three most loved platform. What makes it so popular?

Podcast 239: I would DIE for that IDE stackoverflow.blog
Brian LeRoux walks us through the pendulum swings the software industry has seen in the last decade.

Webinar: Building a modern center of knowledge stackoverflow.blog
If you’re working with customers these days, you’re relying more on digital tools to engage with them. Hear from Olga Gomonova from Unqork on how she uses Stack Overflow for Teams and other top-tier technologies to set up her team for success in this webinar, streaming live on June 9.

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.

How did astronomers deduce that the sun was not a ball of fire? astronomy.stackexchange.com
If you’d been listening to They Might Be Giants, you’d know that the sun is a miasma of incandescent plasma.

What are reasons for setting a teen bedtime? parenting.stackexchange.com
How about so everyone else in the house can get to sleep?

Why does part of the Windows 98 setup program look older than the rest? retrocomputing.stackexchange.com
Even Windows installers stand on the shoulders of giants.

Why do F#, Rust, and others use Option type instead of nullable types like C# 8 or TypeScript? softwareengineering.stackexchange.com
Are newer languages trying to avoid the “Billion Dollar Mistake?”

Links from around the web

Webcam mod that enables eye-contact conversation youtube.com
These days you might be missing some eye contact as we’re, still, indoors. Here’s a tutorial on how to build a fun mod for your webcam to make it look like you’re giving eye contact in your video calls.

PureCSS Gaze diana-adrianne.com
If you’ve ever thought that you were good at CSS, you’ll enjoy being humbled by this amazing piece of art made entirely with CSS and a whole lot of <div> tags.

Responsive web design turns ten. ethanmarcotte.com
It’s hard to believe, but Responsive Web Design turned 10 years old this past week! Time flies when you’re making beautiful websites.

Comprehensive, interactive WebGL guide pyodide.readthedocs.io
If you’ve ever wanted to jump into the deep end building WebGL, this new guide is a great tutorial for understanding how it works from the ground up, with fun interactive demos in each section.

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