The Overflow #104: Fixing bugs to set a world record

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Welcome to ISSUE #104 of The Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams. This week: Fixing bugs to set a world record, the tools making vision AI more accessible, open-source code security, and what developers really want in a job.

From the blog

Smashing bugs to set a world record: AWS BugBust stackoverflow.blog How many bug fixes does it take to set a world record?

Vision AI hardware for software developers stackoverflow.blog Vision AI used to be something only specialized shops could add to projects. Now it’s accessible to any software developer out there.

Podcast 398: Feeling insecure about code’s security stackoverflow.blog Are your TikTok confessions GDPR-compliant?

New data: What developers look for in future job opportunities promotion How do you attract technical talent? What do developers care about when they evaluate new opportunities? We surveyed over 500 developers and the findings might surprise you.

Virtual event: Join us for the first-ever AWS Security Day! promotion Whether you’re new to the cloud or an experienced user, learn from AWS experts and leaders about security best practices and service deep dives. Get insight into the future of cloud security and have your questions answered by experts.

Interesting questions

Are database unique indexes a mask on bad scripting? softwareengineering.stackexchange.com Why not both? Both is good.

Why use of random characters in passwords? security.stackexchange.com If your password has been used by anyone exposed in a breach, it’s at risk.

How can you decide how much detail is it worth going in to when planning a new feature? softwareengineering.stackexchange.com The perfect is still the enemy of the good, while planning is just to eliminate the bad.

How to wrap a gift so it doesn’t look like the gift? lifehacks.stackexchange.com Not all magicians wear capes.

Links from around the web

The evolution of how we host our applications www.bekk.christmas This is a great post (in a cool advent calendar format) on how we got to the containerization of applications today.

The most frequently used emoji of 2021 home.unicode.org The Unicode Consortium officially published the most used emojis of 2021. Is your favorite on the list?

Reduce your website’s environmental impact with a carbon budget css-tricks.com No one is too small to make a difference. It might be time to try setting up a carbon budget for your sites to help fight against emissions!

Writing a simple 16 bit VM in less than 125 lines of C www.andreinc.net If you want to get really low level with your code, here’s a comprehensive tutorial on how to write a virtual machine in C, geared towards beginners.

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