newsletter September 18, 2020

The Overflow #39: Breaking leases in Silicon Valley

Welcome to ISSUE #39 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: micro frontends, the ancient computer hardware making a cameo beside James Bond, and a time-lapse of the most popular website rankings since 1993. From the blog Can one…

Welcome to ISSUE #39 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: micro frontends, the ancient computer hardware making a cameo beside James Bond, and a time-lapse of the most popular website rankings since 1993.

From the blog

Can one person run an open source project alone? stackoverflow.blog
No matter how well-intentioned and free wheeling a project is, at some point, to succeed at scale, decisions need to be made and conflicts need to be resolved. But is a project managed best by a single person with the final say or through building consensus with a committee of several people.

Podcast 267: Metric is magic, micro frontends, and breaking leases in Silicon Valley stackoverflow.blog
Temperature, time, and space. Metric makes it easy to relate them all. Now that’s excellent API design.

Webinar: Continuous quality and testing to accelerate application development with AWS promotion
Join expert presenters from the DevOps Institute and AWS to learn about best practices for implementing continuous quality and testing across the development lifecycle using elastic cloud infrastructure. You’ll take away a maturity model you can use to self-assess and improve your current approach to quality and testing to get better apps to market faster. Register now.

Interesting questions

Why do engineers use derivatives in discontinuous functions? math.stackexchange.com
Fast and loose reasoning often works anyway.

Can I use additional parameters in recursion problems? softwareengineering.stackexchange.com
“Being right is a small consolation if you don’t get the job.”

What is the massive CD drive used in the movie Licence to Kill? retrocomputing.stackexchange.com
“It belongs in a museum!”

Why can we see light further than it shines?  physics.stackexchange.com
This thread has a lot of illuminating answers.

Links from around the web

Ranked: The most popular websites on the web since 1993 www.visualcapitalist.com
This is a mesmerizing look at the most popular websites every year since 1993. It’s amazing what sites have hung on to their top spots and how rapidly some grew!

What is the value of browser diversity? daverupert.com
Here’s a great set of thoughts about the dominance of Chromium in the browser landscape, and the importance of other options being available.

Accessible color standards – Designing in the browser youtu.be
If you’ve ever wondered what the color contrast standards mean for your designs, Una Kravets does a great job explaining it in this video.

Subscription or no subscription? That is not the question. ia.net
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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