newsletter September 10, 2021

The Overflow #90: A patent on a time machine

Welcome to ISSUE #90 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 surveyed cloud adoption during the pandemic, what to do if your 40 hours a week job needs 80 hours, and why hyperlinks are blue. From the blog Pandemic…

Welcome to ISSUE #90 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 surveyed cloud adoption during the pandemic, what to do if your 40 hours a week job needs 80 hours, and why hyperlinks are blue.

From the blog

Pandemic lockdowns accelerated cloud migration by three to four years stackoverflow.blog
Using the volume of questions on Stack Overflow, we can start to quantify the impact of a massive shift to remote work.

Podcast 371: Exploring the magic of instant Python refactoring with Sourcery stackoverflow.blog
Who needs a pair programmer?

Podcast 372: Why yes, I do have a patent on a time machine stackoverflow.blog
This week we chat with Angie Jones, Java champion, prolific inventor, and senior director of developer relations at Applitools. She previously held roles at Twitter and IBM.

[Free eBook] How to be a CI/CD Engineer promotion
If you are interested in specializing in CI/CD, or you’re already responsible for engineering effectiveness in your organization, you will find value in this guide to being a CI/CD Engineer.

Interesting questions

Filtering list of tuples based on condition stackoverflow.com
If three’s a crowd, three threes is absolutely not allowed. 

Why is Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) impractical crypto.stackexchange.com
Impractical doesn’t mean impossible; it just means there’s easier ways of getting it done. 

How exactly do apps not running “in the background” receive notifications? android.stackexchange.com
It’s like getting mail without a mailbox.

Working more than 40 hours a week 7 days a week workplace.stackexchange.com
If the expectations of the job don’t match reality, it’s time to push back. 

Why are hyperlinks blue? blog.mozilla.org
A nostalgic history of link and a dive into the origin of their color.

React Native’s many platform vision reactnative.dev
React Native has ambitious plans expand beyond mobile and support desktop and VR apps.

Accessibility from the ground up kittygiraudel.com
If you’re going to build a project from scratch or want to enable accessibility effectively, here’s some great pointers to get started.

Design patterns in JavaScript dev.to
Builders, factories, singletons, oh my! This is a great run-through of design patterns to remember for your projects.

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