newsletter April 23, 2021

The Overflow #70: Networked spreadsheets

Welcome to ISSUE #70 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. Delve into the mysteries of superpositional drunken stumbles, the physics of the correct way to hang your toilet paper, and JavaScript that returns like a GOTO command. From the blog Stack…

Welcome to ISSUE #70 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. Delve into the mysteries of superpositional drunken stumbles, the physics of the correct way to hang your toilet paper, and JavaScript that returns like a GOTO command.

From the blog

Stack Overflow badges explained stackoverflow.blog
Badges have been around since the beginning of Stack Overflow. But which ones do we offer, and how did they come about in the first place?

Understanding quantum computing through drunken walks stackoverflow.blog
The jumping off point for exploring quantum computing is to understand that while many of the principles are counterintuitive, the classical universe we know and love is but a mere shadow of the quantum fabric of reality. To get a feel for that fundamental difference we will walk through an example that helps to illustrate the power of quantum computation.

Podcast 329: Two words for ya – “networked spreadsheets” stackoverflow.blog
Paul explores what it feels like to return to the office. Plus, we discuss Lotus Notes and the lost paradigm of network spreadsheets.

[Free eBook]: Version Control Best Practices promotion
In this eBook, learn how version control coordinates all changes in a software project, effectively tracking changes to source files, designs, digital assets, and metadata to help teams quickly collaborate and share feedback, leading to immediate changes.

Interesting questions

If malware does not run in a VM why not make everything a VM? security.stackexchange.com
If everyone quacked like a duck, you’d need a new way to identify ducks.

Toilet paper dilemma physics.stackexchange.com
The simplest AND most complex to settle domestic squabbles: physics.

Why is EEPROM called ROM if it can be written to? retrocomputing.stackexchange.com
It can’t be written to, silly, only programmed to. Still read-only.

Is Sesame Street canonical to The Muppet Show? scifi.stackexchange.com
Bert even gets a musical number with Connie Stevens. 

Comparing the new generation of build tools css-tricks.com
This is a really solid evaluation of new(er) developer tools and the experience they provide.

Vue explained to React Developers in 6 mins www.youtube.com
If you’re a React developer and have been curious about trying Vue, this will get you into the right mindset!

How to set up a Base Fragment Class with ViewBinding and ViewModel on Android dev.to
Android development is based on object-oriented programming. Here’s a refresher on the concepts and a tutorial on how to use them for your views.

JavaScript labels and returning early alex.party
Today in “things you didn’t know about JavaScript,” we have a a fascinating run-through of how you can use labels to run code much like a… gulp… GOTO command?

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