The Overflow #105: An oral history of Stack Overflow

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Welcome to ISSUE #105 of The Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams. This week: Hat season on Stack Exchange, an oral history of Stack Overflow to mark our 400th (!) podcast episode, and how to build a high-velocity DevOps culture.

From the blog

Millinery on the Stack: Join us for Winter (Summer?) Bash, 2021! stackoverflow.blog Hat season is here! Winter Bash 2021 runs through January 5. Join us for this fun, end-of-year tradition, sponsored by xMatters, an Everbridge company. As you participate on Stack Exchange sites, look for new challenges and surprises, no matter what hemisphere you’re in.

A conversation about how to enable high-velocity DevOps culture at your organization stackoverflow.blog Recently, Stack Overflow’s Chief Product and Technology Officer, Teresa Dietrich, sat down with Justin Stone, Senior Director of Secure DevOps Platforms at Liberty Mutual, for a conversation about building a high-velocity DevOps culture.

Podcast 400: An oral history of Stack Overflow – told by its founding team stackoverflow.blog For our 400th episode, an oral history of Stack Overflow from the founding team: Joel Spolsky, Jeff Atwood, Geoff Dalgas, and Jarrod Dixon.

[Free whitepaper] The road to DevOps success promotion In this whitepaper, we’ll share what is needed to become successful in DevOps. Learn how data-driven DevOps and observability can lead to lower MTTR and real-time visibility of usage, performance, reliability, errors, and security incidents.

Interesting questions

In JavaScript, how is awaiting the result of an async different than sync calls? softwareengineering.stackexchange.com If you make a lot of promises in JavaScript, you may be awaiting for a response for a while.

Security of hashing and encryption algorithms for 30 years security.stackexchange.com “30 years is a really long time for cryptography.”

Where can I find requirements specification for open-source software? softwareengineering.stackexchange.com Capturing requirements for open source isn’t always straightforward.

Accused of cheating during a technical video interview workplace.stackexchange.com Or are you overthinking it?

Links from around the web

Understanding rendering in the Jamstack bejamas.io There are many different ways to render on the web. Here’s a deep-dive into what that looks like in Jamstack development.

The State of CSS 2021 2021.stateofcss.com There’s some nice details on usage, awareness, and adoption.

Nine ways to make the holiday season less stressful for your employees blog.trello.com When you’re in engineering management (or any kind of management, really), the holidays can be particularly stressful. Here are some tips for reducing that with your teams!

Building the most inaccessible site possible with a perfect Lighthouse score vimeo.com What if you built an absolutely inaccessible website…but it had a perfect Lighthouse score?

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