The Overflow #96: A database built for a firehose

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Welcome to ISSUE #96 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: what drives growth in cybersecurity questions on Stack Overflow, teaching an AI to bid on properties in Monopoly, and every talk from Jamstack Conf 2021 in one handy playlist.

From the blog

Shift to remote work prompted more cybersecurity questions than any breach stackoverflow.blog For this edition of Stack Overflow Knows, we did a deep dive into cybersecurity topics across Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange. We found a few key drivers of interest in security, and a shift in the way developers are acting, versus reacting, to emerging threats.

Why solve a problem twice? Design patterns let you apply existing solutions to your code stackoverflow.blog Software design patterns are like best practices employed by many experienced software developers. You can use design patterns to make your application scalable and flexible.

Podcast 383: A database built for a firehose stackoverflow.blog In this episode, we chat with Stephen Goldberg and Kyle Bernhardy from HarperDB. Their startup was born from working with the firehose of Twitter data during sporting events, and now they have a database designed to scale well for real-time data.

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Interesting questions

A new way to cut a pizza puzzling.stackexchange.com Can you get a dozen identical slices out of a single pizza without the traditional triangle?

Why do rain drops fall with a constant velocity? physics.stackexchange.com Raindrop keep falling on my head… without accelerating.

AI for auction bids in the Monopoly game gamedev.stackexchange.com Wait, does anybody actually use the action rule in Monopoly?

Why are protons in the nucleus of an atom, not electrons? physics.stackexchange.com Is the electron always doomed to be an outsider?

Links from around the web

Jamstack Conf 2021 www.youtube.com All of the talks from this month’s Jamstack Conf are now online! It’s an exciting time in web development, and the presentations do not disappoint.

What is Google’s Dev Library––a new open-source platform for developers developers.googleblog.com Google released a new space for developers to share and promote their open source repositories and blog posts, which should be an interesting opportunity!

Big O notation as a mid-level developer who has been avoiding it since bootcamp: arrays and time complexity dev.to If you’ve wanted to more deeply understand arrays and time complexity, here’s a great rundown of what you need to know, with a little help from Pokémon.

The case for ‘developer experience’ future.a16z.com We love the idea of perfectly maintained tech stacks, but unfortunately that just isn’t often the case. Here’s a good take on developer experience in the messy code we deal with.

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