newsletter October 8, 2021

The Overflow #94: Automate away boring standups

Welcome to ISSUE #94 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: how our joke keyboard became real, how we see the light from distant stars, and why any productivity software will eventually be used to play games. From the blog…

Welcome to ISSUE #94 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: how our joke keyboard became real, how we see the light from distant stars, and why any productivity software will eventually be used to play games.

From the blog

Check out the Stack Exchange sites that turned 10 years old in Q3 stackoverflow.blog
Ten years on the internet is a long time. Let’s celebrate the Stack Exchange sites that recently hit that milestone.

Automate away your boring standup meetings stackoverflow.blog
HCL Accelerate sweats the small stuff so your team can crush their Epics.

Podcast 379: Become a better coder…with this one weird click stackoverflow.blog
Our copy-paste keyboard is no longer just an April Fools joke, it’s now a product you can actually buy!

Looking for official server SDKs for Node.js? promotion
The Couchbase Node.js SDK is the default choice for JavaScript developers building applications with Node.js. Develop Node.js apps with agility, backed by a JSON database with Couchbase. Try it today.

Interesting questions

How does light from distant galaxies reach us? physics.stackexchange.com
There’s nothing standing between us. Literally.

Can I safely preview a short link? security.stackexchange.com
Smaller does not equal safer.

Launch a windows executable from Run menu in a single word (or two) superuser.com
Right idea, wrong menu.

Which computer system defined the IPv4 576 byte datagram limit retrocomputing.stackexchange.com
Get off my Arpanet, you durn kids!

Board gaming in Figma mastery.games
Life… finds a way… and so do board games! Here’s an interesting post about turning a design tool into a board game.

React antipatterns to avoid isamatov.com
Antipatterns in any codebase can be a pain. Learn how to prevent them early.

Simplifying form styles with accent-color  www.smashingmagazine.com
There’s a new property in CSS that makes it easier to roll out branding colors and schemes!

Creating a continuous deployment workflow using Github Actions to deploy your application to ECS dev.to
Continuous deployment helps you make sure that every merge has an artifact and uses the correct environment. Here’s a nice little article to get yourself set up with it!

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

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