newsletter May 21, 2021

The Overflow #74: Behind the scenes at SpaceX

Welcome to ISSUE #74 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: So long to a podcast co-host, it’s a good year to go to Mars, and neural networks doing the important work of making video games more realistic. From the…

Welcome to ISSUE #74 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: So long to a podcast co-host, it’s a good year to go to Mars, and neural networks doing the important work of making video games more realistic.

From the blog

The software engineering that powers SpaceX rockets, ships, and satellites.  stackoverflow.blog
We got a chance to talk to several SpaceX engineers about the code powering starships, satellites, and their support systems. Follow the link above to see all four articles.

Level Up: Creative Coding with p5.js – part 8 stackoverflow.blog
In our final session we learn how to create audio visualizations with the p5.sound.js library.

Podcast 337: Saying goodbye to our co-host, Sara Chipps stackoverflow.blog
Rest assured, we’ll be connecting on LinkedIn in the near future.

Developer Workshop: Module 2 – CI/CD Pipelines promotion
Join experts from DevOps Institute and AWS to learn how to implement a well-engineered CI/CD pipeline that considers governance and provides traceability from idea to production.

Interesting questions

What does the GO statement do in SQL Server?  dba.stackexchange.com
For those of you who run all your SQL queries on the command line. 

Is it possible to make a video that is provably non-manipulated? security.stackexchange.com
Fighting cheating from home requires technological solutions. 

Why did multiple nations decide to launch Mars projects at exactly the same time? space.stackexchange.com
Is it a good year to visit Mars?

Is this a good scenario to violate the Law of Demeter? softwareengineering.stackexchange.com
Loose lips sink code readability. 

How to implement a simple task queue in Node.js www.sitepoint.com
It’s not always a good idea to execute a task right when it’s requested. Here’s how to implement a simple task queue that prevents bottlenecks.

The evolution of Jamstack www.smashingmagazine.com
While the core principles of Jamstack remain relevant, the architecture has changed over time.

A convolutional network enhances photorealism in GTA V 80.lv
A team at Intel Labs trained a neural network to generate photorealistic frames in video games. How cool is that?

Introduction to HTTP cookies dev.to
Gosh, who doesn’t love cookies? Before you decide which ones to accept, learn a little more about the different flavors that are available.

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