newsletter July 17, 2020

The Overflow #30: Goodwill hunting

July 2020 Welcome to ISSUE #30 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. For your consideration, lessons learned from flunking code screenings, gas in a chips bag, and data getting to the bottom of the women’s tops on Goodwill.com.…

The Overflow.

July 2020

Welcome to ISSUE #30 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. For your consideration, lessons learned from flunking code screenings, gas in a chips bag, and data getting to the bottom of the women’s tops on Goodwill.com.

From the blog

Improving performance with SIMD intrinsics in three use cases stackoverflow.blog
Many developers write software that’s performance sensitive. After all, that’s one of the major reasons why we still pick C or C++ language these days. When done right, supplementing C or C++ code with vector intrinsics is exceptionally good for performance.

Podcast 250: How we hire developers at Stack stackoverflow.blog
Hard lessons learned from flunking your first few code screenings.

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 does preset “veryfast” in FFmpeg generate the most compressed file compared to all other presets? superuser.com
Smallest doesn’t always mean most compressed.

How does an air bubble have two surfaces and a liquid drop has one surface? physics.stackexchange.com
To quote the Beach Boys, “inside, outside, USA.”

Was there a backup plan in case the Shuttle toilet malfunctioned? space.stackexchange.com
Finally we talk about the important part about space travel: pooping.

Can we fill potato chips bags with a gas other than nitrogen? chemistry.stackexchange.com
Nitrous oxide would be a bit of a laugh.

Links from around the web

New in Chrome: CSS overview css-tricks.com
There’s a new experimental feature in Chrome that has us buzzing! It gives an overview of the CSS on a given site, showing unused declarations, colors, fonts, and more.

Differences between static generated sites and server-side rendered apps smashingmagazine.com
SSR? SSG? What the heck are those? Well, they’re more popular than ever. Server-side rendering and static site rendering are worth understanding, as they’re often mixed up with each other.

The concept of domain-driven design explained dev.to
Here’s a really great deep-dive into the software engineering concept of domain-driven design and its pros and cons.

Goodwill hunting goodwill.awardwinninghuman.com
This is a surprisingly interesting (and dare I say, exciting?) analysis of women’s tops selling on Goodwill’s website. It’s well-worth the read and a fun lesson in making very niche data compelling.

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