newsletter February 12, 2021

The Overflow #60: Sequencing DNA with a USB dongle and open source

Welcome to ISSUE #60 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, open sourcing DNA sequencers, Clubhouse, and finding the Nth prime number. From the blog Learn to program BASIC with a Twitter bot stackoverflow.blogTurns out you can do a lot in…

Welcome to ISSUE #60 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, open sourcing DNA sequencers, Clubhouse, and finding the Nth prime number.

From the blog

Learn to program BASIC with a Twitter bot stackoverflow.blog
Turns out you can do a lot in 280 characters.

Sequencing your DNA with a USB dongle and open source code stackoverflow.blog
It’s not quite the Star Trek tricorder, but we’re getting close.

Podcast 310: Fix-Server, and other useful command line utilities stackoverflow.blog
On this episode we talk about the bug behind Slack’s recent outage and ideas for keeping Stack Overflow questions from becoming outdated.

[Free Demo] GitLab vs Jenkins: Less Wasted Time, More Coding promotion
Jenkins causing you to waste development cycles on unplanned work, firefighting, and maintenance? See how GitLab’s built-in CI offers a complete DevOps workflow without the headache of managing a complicated plugin ecosystem. Learn more in this demo.

Interesting questions

What is the standard practice for animating motion — move character or not move character? gamedev.stackexchange.com
Depends. Is it a classic “Jump & Remain-in-one-spot” game?

How small can a flame get? physics.stackexchange.com
Answers to life’s burning questions.

Why should ‘boneheaded’ exceptions not be caught, especially in server code? softwareengineering.stackexchange.com
Detecting a problem with a crash is better than letting the program continue with an undetected error.

How can I pull back an email that has already been sent? superuser.com
You can chase the “mail truck” but your chances are slim and your time is short.

The Riemann Hypothesis, Explained www.youtube.com
The Riemann hypothesis is the most notorious unsolved problem in all of mathematics. Here’s a really great breakdown of what it is.

Why scientists are turning to Rust Technology Feature www.nature.com
As we learned in the Stack Overflow survey in 2020, Rust is the most loved language amongst developers. Turns out, the science community is loving it as well!

Things you can do with CSS today  www.smashingmagazine.com
CSS has evolved a ton in the past few years, so much so that you might not know everything you can do with it. Here’s an awesome dive into some handy tricks you might not know.

How to find the Nth prime number www.google.com
Can you say “Sieve of Eratosthenes” 5 times fast? Well, if you can’t, you can at least use it to find prime numbers. This could be useful for your job interviews in the future!

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