newsletter March 26, 2021

The Overflow #66: “This should never happen. If it does, call the developers.”

Welcome to ISSUE #66 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. In case you missed it, Stack Overflow for Teams, our collaboration and knowledge management platform, is now free for up to 50 users. Also this week: helping Dev and Ops to…

Welcome to ISSUE #66 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. In case you missed it, Stack Overflow for Teams, our collaboration and knowledge management platform, is now free for up to 50 users. Also this week: helping Dev and Ops to work as DevOps, getting started with Rust, and unexpected traffic from Coffeyville, Kansas.

From the blog

Stack Overflow for Teams is now free forever for up to 50 users stackoverflow.blog
Stack Overflow for Teams, our collaboration platform for building a knowledge base inside your organization, is now free. 

“This should never happen. If it does, call the developers.” stackoverflow.blog
If there is one thing developers like less than writing documentation, it’s responding to unnecessary escalations.

Podcast 322: Getting Dev and Ops to actually work together stackoverflow.blog
How to create a positive feedback loop between your developers and your SRE team.

Getting started with … Rust stackoverflow.blog
In this series, we look at the most loved languages according to the Stack Overflow developer survey, the spread and use cases for each of them and collect some essential links on how to get into them. First up: Rust.

The object oriented guide to microservices & serverless architecture promotion
Through the lens of Object Oriented Design, serverless is the solution to ever-shrinking service. Get this free guide to learn why.

Interesting questions

Why is Coffeyville, Kansas sending large amounts of traffic in Google Analytics? webmasters.stackexchange.com
During launch week for the free version of Stack Overflow for Teams, our marketing department saw a lot of traffic coming from one tiny town in Kansas. We discovered the real reason on Stack Exchange…

What speed shall I go to make my day longer? physics.stackexchange.com
Speeding yourself up may not slow down time quite the way you were hoping.

Is a comment aligned with the element being commented a good practice? softwareengineering.stackexchange.com
‘Avoid writing very clever code’ – Some neat ways to split expressions.

CSS Generators www.smashingmagazine.com
Check out this set of tools and techniques to keep at your side as you build out your projects!

Here’s a good piece comparing the experience of Svelte and React. www.jackfranklin.co.uk
It’s hard to see the pros and cons to frameworks without trying them out yourself. Here’s a good look at how this developer found Svelte versus React.

Why learn Python as a DevOps engineer youtu.be
If you’re interested in DevOps, chances are you’ll want to know Python. This is a solid overview explaining why, as well as the minimum Python knowledge you need as a DevOps engineer!

The complete guide to useRef() and refs in react dmitripavlutin.com
Refs in React are probably amongst the most confusing aspects of the framework. Let this be the manual you’re missing on the subject.

Spend less time in Slack. Try Stack Overflow for Teams.

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