The Overflow #26: The next right thing

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The Overflow.

June 2020

Welcome to ISSUE #26 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. This week, what we're doing to fight systemic racism, social distancing's effect on other diseases, and racial bias in machine learning.

From the blog

Steps Stack Overflow is taking to help fight racism stackoverflow.blog Black lives matter, and Stack Overflow is taking concrete steps to help combat systemic racism.

The rise of the DevOps mindset stackoverflow.blog DevOps has become a buzzwords with many conflicting definitions. What’s for certain is it’s on the rise. In our 2020 developer Survey, around 80% of the respondents believed that DevOps is at least somewhat important. We take a look at the phenomenon, some definitions, and talk to our engineers about what it means.

Podcast 243: Turn on, tune in, drop out, log off stackoverflow.blog This week, we chat about Cloudflare.tv and Github Classroom.

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.

Should microservices be independent? softwareengineering.stackexchange.com "The objective of microservices is to provide independently deployable, loosely coupled, lean services." tl;dr: Yes.

How can a thermometer ever show the actual temperature of an object if the object loses heat to the thermometer? chemistry.stackexchange.com "Any observation will change the state of the system you are observing."

Are the social-distancing measures implemented against SARS-CoV-2 also suppressing the spread of other viruses? biology.stackexchange.com Is social distancing also flattening the curve of the common flu?

Why doesn't water boil in the oven? physics.stackexchange.com But what about those bubbles in your lasagna?

Links from around the web

React error handling and reporting with error boundary and sentry smashingmagazine.com If you've ever wondered what error boundaries actually are and how to make them work, here's a fun article that shows how to use them with error monitoring tools.

Optimizing keyboard navigation using tabindex and ARIA www.sarasoueidan.com Accessibility is more important now than ever as more and more of our lives move online. This is a great little case study for implementing keyboard-friendlier websites!

Understanding racial bias in machine learning algorithms dev.to Bias manifests itself everywhere in our world despite our best efforts to avoid it, and as a result, machine learning and AI suffer from that bias. Here's a great article full of resources about how this happens, and how to combat it.

ZIP Codes are not area polygons www.manifold.net via web.archive.org I love articles from years ago with interesting information. Did you know that ZIP Codes are associated with linear things like roads and not areas? Check this article out to learn more.

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