newsletter December 4, 2020

The Overflow #50: A CS degree from Big Tech

Welcome to ISSUE #50 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. We lined up a whole bunch of goodies for our big five-oh: how to write a great resume from a hiring manager who reads hundreds each year, the etiquette of pull…

Welcome to ISSUE #50 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. We lined up a whole bunch of goodies for our big five-oh: how to write a great resume from a hiring manager who reads hundreds each year, the etiquette of pull requests, and making progress bars tell the truth.

From the blog

How to write an effective developer resume: Advice from a hiring manager  stackoverflow.blog
Based on reviewing hundreds of resumes per year and researching a book, here are the seven pieces of advice for engineers on writing a resume that represents you as fairly as possible.

Does your organization need a developer evangelist? stackoverflow.blog
One of the best ways to attract talented programmers these days is great developer evangelism. We share some tips to help you determine if your organization is ready to invest in this area.

This computer science degree is brought to you by Big Tech stackoverflow.blog
An upgrade to a popular CSS framework and a discussion of what happens when big corporations support college courses and supply curriculum.

The DevOps Reading List: Choosing your next DevOps book promotion
Alex Yates shares an epic blog post of DevOps reading list recommendations. His list covers some of the most widely respected DevOps books and includes a decision tree to help you decided which ones you should read first.

Interesting questions

Should I submit a pull request to correct minor typos in a Readme file? softwareengineering.stackexchange.com
Some meetings can just be emails, and some emails can just be pull requests.

Why is ‘-ethane’ in ‘methane’?  chemistry.stackexchange.com
It’s all Greek to us.

Is there any way of improving Doom graphics when running it on DOSBox? superuser.com
“A secret is revealed!”

Why is a link in an email more dangerous than a link from a web search?  security.stackexchange.com
Why avoid email links when you click them on the web? Well, you tell children not to accept candy from strangers, but let them buy it at the store.

Why it’s good for users that HTML, CSS and JS are separate languages hiddedevries.nl
HTML, CSS, and JS are separate languages, all for the web platform. But should they be separate? While some have argued for them to merge, here’s an interesting take arguing their separation is valuable.

Spotify music taste analysis project medium.com
Here’s a fun project log where a developer describes how she classified her friends’ musical tastes with machine learning.

What are SQL joins? Types of SQL joins explained dev.to
You may have heard of SQL joins, but do you know the differences between them? Here’s a great summary explaining the various types of SQL joins.

Progress bars still lie: Please fix them web.eecs.utk.edu
Though they likely don’t mean to be, progress bars aren’t exactly the most honest things in the world. Can that be fixed?

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