The Overflow #92: Mapping the path from engineer to manager

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Welcome to ISSUE #92 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: mapping the path from engineer to manager, looking to the stars for encryption, and improving the junior dev experience with seven VS Code extensions.

From the blog

Why your data needs a QA process stackoverflow.blog At this point, most software engineers see the value of testing their software regularly. But are you testing your data engineering as well?

This AI-assisted bug bash is offering serious prizes for squashing nasty code stackoverflow.blog Machine learning finds the bugs, you squash them.

Podcast 376: Writing the roadmap from engineer to manager stackoverflow.blog Engineer and manager have a surprising amount of similarities: both are building things, but the feedback loop for managers is a lot longer.

eBook: Accelerate app deployment with modern Dev+Ops promotion Modern Dev+Ops helps you deliver faster and with fewer errors by closing the gap between developer and ops functions. Get an action plan for adopting best practices like GitOps, CI/CD, continuous observability, and more.

Interesting questions

Foundation models : Is it a new paradigm for statistics and machine learning? stats.stackexchange.com Using the new hotness to calculate your position in the hype cycle.

Could celestial objects be used in cryptography? crypto.stackexchange.com Twinkle twinkle little star, random numbers is what you are.

What does Big O actually tell you? math.stackexchange.com Hint: it’s not the same thing as benchmarking.

What are sealed classes in Java 17? stackoverflow.com They are only accessible to Laura Croft, Code Raider.

Links from around the web

Keep the React app responsive even during large screen updates with startTransition API introduced in React 18 blog.saeloun.com React has always been a, well, reactive framework when it comes to state changes. This new API enables prioritization in an interesting way!

Seven useful VS Code extension for junior web developers dev.to If you’re early in your coding journey, this list might be help you to get productive, faster!

Get up and running with Astro aalam.in The Astro framework is growing in popularity quickly, and for good reason! Here’s a great five-part introduction to get you started.

Developer decisions for building flexible components www.smashingmagazine.com Components can get complex quickly. This walkthrough might help in your decision processes for turning seemingly simple components into code.

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