The Overflow #101: Invest in your favorite developer

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Welcome to ISSUE #101 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: QA for deep learning pipelines, getting efficient with summation formulas, and finding the point where a table is too big.

From the blog

Building a QA process for your deep learning pipeline in practice stackoverflow.blog Deep learning models still need testing, but many of the common testing approaches don’t apply. With the right methods, you can still make sure your pipeline produces good results.

Introducing Content Health, a new way to keep your knowledge base up-to-date stackoverflow.blog We’re thrilled to announce a new and foundational feature, Content Health, that intelligently identifies potentially outdated or inaccurate knowledge.

Podcast 394: What if you could invest in your favorite developer? stackoverflow.blog Get your Benjamins before they blow up.

[Free eBook] A Beginner’s Guide to Observability promotion In this eBook we’ll define what observability is and what it takes to achieve it. Learn how observability helps you tame complexity and reduce MTTR, as well as how to build observability into your application environment. Pay attention to the overall system, not each and every component of it.

Interesting questions

Efficient summation in Python stackoverflow.com Look for efficiencies in the summation formula, not in the code that calculates it.

After a password leak, is there a Levenshtein distance from which one a newly derived password can be considered safe? security.stackexchange.com In this case, distancing isn’t a measure of how safe you are.

Artificial intelligence and law law.stackexchange.com “Error is not always wrongdoing.”

How did early computers handle mice? retrocomputing.stackexchange.com Real-time mouse tracking is overrated.

Links from around the web

The invisible JavaScript backdoor certitude.consulting Halloween is long gone, but that doesn’t mean spooky JavaScript went away!

React 18 is now in beta github.com React 18 is officially in beta! This means that no new APIs will be added, and you can try it out now.

When does a table become too big? connor-mcdonald.com What started as an interesting question from Angie Jones has turned into quite the conversation amongst developers: how do tables stand up to really, really large numbers?

If-else or switch-case: Which one to pick? dev.to This is a wonderful beginner-friendly article about the differences between if/else statements versus switch statements, and when to use both!

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