newsletter April 9, 2021

The Overflow #68: Our first piece of hardware?

Welcome to ISSUE #68 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: we April fooled ‘em with custom hardware, can you use general relativity to lengthen your day, and a look at a refreshing new language for SPAs. From the blog…

Welcome to ISSUE #68 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: we April fooled ‘em with custom hardware, can you use general relativity to lengthen your day, and a look at a refreshing new language for SPAs.

From the blog

Introducing The Key  stackoverflow.blog
In case you missed our April Fool’s prank, here’s the fake hardware that every coder needs. 

Mint: A new language designed for building single page applications  stackoverflow.blog
The JavaScript ecosystem has grown to become unwieldy. Mint promises is a simplified front-end development experience, but not a library or a framework—a new language designed for SPAs.

Level Up: Creative coding with p5.js – part 3  stackoverflow.blog
In this session, Cassie Tarakajian joins us to talk about all things p5.js, the Processing Foundation, and open source software.

Podcast 326: What does being a “nerd” even mean these days? stackoverflow.blog
The pros and cons of the Go To command, what is left of “nerd” culture, and a rule for measuring scope creep.

An Introduction to MongoDB Query API promotion
Join this upcoming webinar to discover how a single expressive API – MongoDB Query API – can help you build any class of application faster. Agenda includes a live demo of MongoDB Query API, tips & tricks and more. Save your spot today!

Interesting questions

Are we gossiping in Certificate Transparency? security.stackexchange.com
Your browser would never spread rumors about anyone’s shiny new certificates.

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.

What’s the difference between algorithm and code? softwareengineering.stackexchange.com
Arguing over the “algorithm” vs “code” moniker is like arguing whether what I’m sitting on right now is “furniture” or a “chair.” 

Realizing the potential of the API in Jamstack stepzen.com
This is a good look at the potential for GraphQL eliminating the need to use serverless functions to query an API.

:where() has a cool specificity trick, too css-tricks.com
The :where() CSS selector is very similar to the :is() selector, with just a few interesting differences.

YAML Tutorial: get started with YAML in 5 minutes dev.to
YAML is a language that most developers will run into at one point or another, and here’s a great introduction into how it works.

What is working? Developer content in 2021 with Ali Spittel youtu.be
This is a really insightful interview between Brian Douglas and Ali Spittel around development-oriented content creation!

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