The Overflow #76: The 2021 Dev Survey now open!

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Welcome to ISSUE #76 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. The new Developer Survey is here! But also: precise measurements using imprecise tools and a visual walkthrough of Kubernetes.

From the blog

The 2021 Developer Survey is now open! stackoverflow.blog We want to know how developers’ lives and jobs have changed after spending more than a year with a global pandemic.

How developers can be their own operations department stackoverflow.blog Many companies run parallel development and operations organizations. But what if you just ran one team that did both?

Podcast 342: You’re just as likely to ruin a successful product as make it better stackoverflow.blog We chat with Mike Breevort, Platform Architect at Slack, about defending your product from scope creep.

TeamCity Cloud: new CI/CD service managed by JetBrains promotion Build in the cloud with TeamCity Cloud – new continuous integration service by JetBrains. Designed for developers and DevOps engineers, it helps teams automate their CI/CD pipelines and ship code faster. Sign up today and get 20 hours of build time for free!

Interesting questions

What is the best way to code review a work-in-progress? softwareengineering.stackexchange.com You could always just tell people your pull request is a work in progress.

How do you make more precise instruments while only using less precise instruments? physics.stackexchange.com An exact measurement is nothing but the sum of loads of inexact ones.

How were Perseverance’s cables “cut” after touching down? space.stackexchange.com Enter: pyro guillotines

Do you rather trust a widely adopted algorithm or an underdog if they’re cryptoanalytically on a level playing-field? security.stackexchange.com Stick with the popular ones. At least as far as algorithms are concerned.

Links from around the web

Understanding Kubernetes in a visual way (in 🎥 video): part 14 – Horizontal Pod Autoscaler dev.to Understanding Kubernetes can be difficult and time consuming. Here’s a great video, post, and sketch notes to help you get started!

Using Forms in React daveceddia.com This is a solid deep dive into how to make your first form in React and to get you in the right mindset.

25 Years of CSS meyerweb.com CSS can legally rent a car now. It’s fascinating to look back on where it came from and think about where it’s going.

Things your manager might not know jvns.ca Sometimes it’s necessary to “manage up” to have a more fulfilling work experience and a better relationship with your manager.

Onboard, organize, and bring your team up to speed in a jiffy. Try Stack Overflow for Teams.

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