newsletter July 10, 2020

The Overflow #29: Checkboxland

July 2020 Welcome to ISSUE #29 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. On this week’s episode, we peek behind the curtain at our engineering hiring process, wonder why bitcoin miners shut down their rigs, and look at what’s…
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July 2020

Welcome to ISSUE #29 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. On this week’s episode, we peek behind the curtain at our engineering hiring process, wonder why bitcoin miners shut down their rigs, and look at what’s Next.js.

From the blog

How Stack Overflow hires engineers stackoverflow.blog
In this post – Jon Chan, team lead, public platform – shares some details on our approach to hiring great developers, especially for companies that are finding themselves with a new influx in qualified applications during the changed situation.

Podcast 249: Java goes to outer space stackoverflow.blog
To infinity and beyond.

Webinar: How to quickly deploy and monitor applications and infrastructure on AWS promotion
Join AWS Marketplace to discover how you can quickly build an environment that keeps pace with the scale and agility your business needs. This webinar will explore strategies to accelerate your software and infrastructure deployment that will lay a foundation for success. It will also feature Amazon Web Services (AWS) customer success stories and recent peer research findings.

Interesting questions

Found a good question or answer? Tweet us with the hashtag #StackOverflowKnows or email us at stackoverflowknows@stackoverflow.com. We’ll include our favorites in the future.

Why were computer customers called “users?” retrocomputing.stackexchange.com
It’s a shame computerers never established itself.

Does my company own my phone number? workplace.stackexchange.com
New job, who dis?

Someone open-sourced an un-open-source project opensource.stackexchange.com
We get that you all like open source, but this is going a little too far.

Why do miners go offline? bitcoin.stackexchange.com
Beware of cave-ins…of the price of bitcoin.

Links from around the web

Checkboxland www.bryanbraun.com
This is such an impressive, silly, fun library for displaying animations, text, and data with HTML checkboxes.

30% didn’t kill the App Store model. SaaS did. capiche.com
People have been questioning the App Store model over the past couple months as new services start to speak out against it. Here’s a look at the history of the model and how SaaS changed everything.

Next.js 101: What you should know netlify.com
If you’ve noticed your React apps are not getting the SEO results that you expect or you want to dip your toe in server-side rendering, Next.js might be the solution for you. Here’s an intro to Next.js with some important features to consider if you decide to use it in your projects.

Beginner’s guide to abstraction jesseduffield.com
As programmers, you often hear things about avoiding duplicate code and keeping things DRY, but sometimes that’s easier said than done. Here’s a good look (with examples!) about what good abstraction looks like.

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