newsletter November 20, 2020

The Overflow #48: Coding as an RPG

Welcome to ISSUE #48 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: Turning a coding career into an RPG, the workflow for game database content, and how you can still open source a project in a big corporation. From the blog…

Welcome to ISSUE #48 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: Turning a coding career into an RPG, the workflow for game database content, and how you can still open source a project in a big corporation.

From the blog

The complexities—and rewards—of open sourcing corporate software products stackoverflow.blog
Two engineers at Salesforce talk about how they decoupled a complex library from old spaghetti logic, then open sourced that library by creating a new internal process where none existed before.

Podcast 285: Turning your coding career into an RPG stackoverflow.blog
Before you can wield the power of the lightboard and explain cloud technologies, you must slay a lot of first level slimes.

Challenges and opportunities in the Telehealth era promotion
The Telehealth market is projected to reach $175 billion by 2026. How did digital healthcare solutions go from fad to foundational and what limitations remain for product managers looking to win over the skeptics of remote patient care?

Interesting questions

Workflow for authoring Pokémon-like game database content gamedev.stackexchange.com
Scriptable objects, I CHOOSE YOU!

Why do SSL certificates have country codes (or other metadata)? security.stackexchange.com
Once upon a time, people thought of websites like names in a phone book.

Is it really safe to use Signal or Telegram on untrusted phone hardware? security.stackexchange.com
If you have to use compromised hardware, you could try speaking in code.

The importance of the cold chain in the food and the pharmaceutical industry chemistry.stackexchange.com
As for answers to this question, the reader is spoiled for choice.

Tailwind versus BEM thoughtbot.com
There are two widely-discussed approaches to writing and maintaining your CSS: Tailwind and BEM. When should you use one over the other? Here’re the benefits and drawbacks of both.

Internationalization and localization for static sites www.smashingmagazine.com
This is a powerful and detailed post about the considerations and planning that went into building a fully localized Jamstack site.

Not so short note on aria-label usage – Big Table Edition html5accessibility.com
Accessibility, ever an important subject, can have nuances that are hard to understand. In this piece, Steve Faulkner provides a useful guide on aria-label usage.

Shortcomings of floating windows on Android dev.to
If you’ve ever been curious about how the Facebook app on your Android phone has those little floating heads or your favorite little game, here’s a look at how they work and their shortcomings.

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