Welcome to ISSUE #114 of The Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams. This week: realistic work estimates, creating a culture of continual learning, and how Tumblr inspired a generation of women to code.
From the blog
Work estimates must account for friction stackoverflow.blog If your project estimates include eight hours of work per employee day, you’re gonna have a bad time.
Gen Z doesn’t understand file structures (Ep. 415) stackoverflow.blog The home team talks about Cassidy’s new role as Head of Developer Experience and Education at Remote, Ceora’s controversial opinion on mac and cheese, and why Gen Z may understand information architecture differently than the rest of us.
Column by your name: The analytics database that skips the rows (Ep. 416) stackoverflow.blog What if you could get insights faster with a database purpose-built for analytics?
NetApp revolutionizes your enterprise application strategy [Free IDC Report] promotion What’s the secret to flexible, responsive, resilient operations? Pairing modernized infrastructure and high data availability. NetApp lets you run apps on premises or migrate to the cloud. Read IDC’s take. Spoiler alert: you don’t need to choose.
Made a bad code change that introduced a bug into our system. How do I rebound? workplace.stackexchange.com “People make mistakes, but the process is what’s at fault when that happens, not the people themselves. If you have managers that don’t recognise that, then that’s a red flag.”
Problems with students stuck in web browser and what to do about it cseducators.stackexchange.com Further evidence that Gen Z doesn’t understand file structures.
Creating a coding standards document softwareengineering.stackexchange.com Are there any standards for writing a coding standards document?
Potential employer wants deposit for equipment workplace.stackexchange.com Danger, Will Robinson.
Links from around the web
Getting started with the File System Access API css-tricks.com WebKit now supports the new File System Access API! Here’s how to use it.
From Tumblr girl to engineer: How the platform inspired a generation of women to code mashable.com Some of us learned to code because of school, some because of MySpace, and some because of Neopets. But a surprising number of women learned because of Tumblr.
How to survive in a world of information overload nirandfar.com We’re drowning in more information than ever. What can we do about it?
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