newsletter September 11, 2020

The Overflow #38: More threads than cores

Welcome to ISSUE #38 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, a look at the staying power of object-oriented programming, the olden days of backing up a hard drive to a ton of CDs, the top five most irritating web…

Welcome to ISSUE #38 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, a look at the staying power of object-oriented programming, the olden days of backing up a hard drive to a ton of CDs, the top five most irritating web features for the blind.

From the blog

If everyone hates it, why is OOP still so widely spread? stackoverflow.blog
OOP has been wildly successful. But was the success just a coincidence? And can it still offer something unique in 2020 that other programming paradigms cannot?

Podcast 266: Ok, who vandalized Wikipedia? stackoverflow.blog
Teaching your kids to respect The Commons should start early and last a lifetime.

Lost control of your cloud costs? promotion
Whether you’re seeking to optimize cloud storage or searching for better ways to expand cloud use, you’ll be constrained by your company’s mandate to lower costs. In this e-book, we show you 10 ways to optimize cloud storage costs and efficiency.

Interesting questions

Is it legal to copy a software license text from other companies to write my own? law.stackexchange.com
What kind of license do I need to license your license?

What are these .000, .001, etc. files and how do I read them?  softwareengineering.stackexchange.com
Are you also getting nostalgic about backing up a hard drive to 20 CDs?

Does it ever make sense to use more concurrent processes than processor cores? softwareengineering.stackexchange.com
You can have as many threads as you want as long as they’re doing nothing.

Can we write comments within variable names? stackoverflow.com
We’ve heard of self-documenting variables, but this is ridiculous.

Links from around the web

The five most annoying website features I face as a blind person every single day bighack.org
Here’s an incredibly useful and practical guide to accessibility from the perspective of someone who needs to use assistive technologies.

Beginner’s guide to creating a Node.js server dev.to
If you’ve never spun up a Node.js server before, here’s a great guide on how to get started.

Introducing Danfo.js, a Pandas-like Library in JavaScript blog.tensorflow.org
The Tensorflow team released a new library similar to the pandas Python library for high-performance data structures for manipulating and processing data.

Arwes – Sci-Fi UI Framework arwes.dev
Want the sci-fi look on your websites without building it from scratch? This is a great new UI framework to help you out!

Want to see who’s still hiring? Check out our job board!

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