The Overflow #67: Forget Moore's Law. Algorithms drive technology forward

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Welcome to ISSUE #67 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: inertial navigation, new research from MIT on who’s building our algorithmic commons, plus a conversation with Slack about APIs and open-source.

From the blog

Forget Moore’s Law. Algorithms drive technology forward stackoverflow.blog Moore’s law enables great progress, but often it’s the underlying algorithms that drive computer science forward.

Level Up: creative coding with p5.js - part 2 stackoverflow.blog In this session, we will turn our static drawings into animations!

Podcast 324: Talking apps, APIs, and open source with developers from Slack stackoverflow.blog We chat about Slack’s open source SDKs, such as Bolt for JavaScript, Python, and Java.

How EdTech platforms are helping drive tech-native Gen Z to the virtual classroom promotion Sudden closures in 2020 propelled schools and districts to transition to a virtual classroom environment, seemingly overnight. Now EdTech providers are building systems based on the tech-centric communication habits of young learners.

Interesting questions

Why do SpaceX Starships look so “homemade”? space.stackexchange.com It might be because the factory is the real prototype. The Starships are just a byproduct.

Can I record my route electronically when underground? outdoors.stackexchange.com Not until your phone gets inertial navigation.

Why are there no papers about stock prediction with machine learning in leading financial journals? quant.stackexchange.com What self-respecting quant would give up their edge?

Can a LAN adapter cause a whole home network to crash? superuser.com No one LAN should have all that power.

Links from around the web

How to improve CSS performance calibreapp.com There’re so many speed/perf issues that CSS can cause, but luckily, there’re also ways to avoid them.

Why skip-links are important for accessibility www.voorhoede.nl Implementing skip-links in your sites and apps make them more accessible to everyone. Here’s the why and the how!

Dockers and dad jokes: How to containerize a ReactJS application dev.to This is a hilariously useful post on how to containerize a React application!

Why I prefer Makefiles over package.json scripts for Node.js projects spin.atomicobject.com If you have a ton of scripts in your package.json, you might want to try out a Makefile instead. Don’t let that intimidate you, it’s much easier than you think!

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