newsletter August 21, 2020

The Overflow #35: Silicon Valley Exodus

Welcome to ISSUE #35 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: the release of React 17, hunting scammers by reversing the remote desktop connection, and the growing developer exodus from San Francisco. From the blog Stack Overflow…

Welcome to ISSUE #35 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: the release of React 17, hunting scammers by reversing the remote desktop connection, and the growing developer exodus from San Francisco.

From the blog

Stack Overflow for Teams has a new kind of content – Articles stackoverflow.blog
Another tool for bringing your organization’s essential knowledge together in an easy-to-search platform.

Podcast 260: Silicon Valley Exodus stackoverflow.blog
Is the center of gravity for software shifting? Tik Tok is a Chinese-born, consumer-facing, global sensation. Meanwhile, developers are fleeing San Francisco as the pandemic rages on.

The key components for building a React community stackoverflow.blog
The React community grew organically thanks to its instant popularity. Here’s how the folks shepherding that community ensure that everyone who wants to contribute is welcome to.

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.

How can one reverse a remote desktop connection? superuser.com
How to hunt scammers by reversing the remote desktop connection.

Does software which implements scientific models require unit tests? softwareengineering.stackexchange.com
Scientists test their hypothesis, why not their code?

In-memory pepper security.stackexchange.com
A better way to store your pepper.

Javascript Promises curiosity stackoverflow.com
Even JavaScript has issues with multiple promises.

Links from around the web

React v17.0 Release Candidate: No New Features reactjs.org
React 17 was released! It’s been two and a half years since the last major release, so to say that this one is called, “no new features” was an interesting move on the React team’s part, it contributes to the ability to incrementally upgrade to new features coming in the future.

Microsoft Analyzed Data on Its Newly Remote Workforce hbr.org
“When driven by employees, entrenched norms can change quickly.” This is a great analysis of how remote workforces have been changing how we work.

Building greater accessibility into Facebook.com engineering.fb.com
Facebook recently rebuilt their tech stack from the ground up, and with that, they had a major focus on accessibility. Here’s a cool look into how they did it!

Raise less money aaronkharris.com
Here’s a hot take and re-framing for startups: raise less. It’s a great look at acting out of confidence instead of fear. Check it out!

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