newsletter March 18, 2022

The Overflow #117: New podcast hosts, the CEO on PagerDuty, and horrible code on a deadline

This week: our new crew of podcast hosts, the CEO who still takes his turn on PagerDuty, and the existential horror of working with abysmal code when a deadline looms.

Welcome to ISSUE #117 of The Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams. This week: our new crew of podcast hosts, the CEO who still takes his turn on PagerDuty, and the existential horror of working with abysmal code when a deadline looms.

From the blog

Welcoming the new crew of Stack Overflow podcast hosts stackoverflow.blog
We’ve got a new team of hosts and some big plans for the future.

Rewriting Bash scripts in Go using black box testing stackoverflow.blog
When rewriting software in a new language, how do you test that your new and old programs do the same thing?

Why David Barrett, CEO of Expensify, still takes his turn on PagerDuty (Ep. 420) stackoverflow.blog
The team talks with Expensify CEO David Barrett about how computer graphics and video games inspired his career, how Expensify built their stack, and why this CEO still takes his turn on PagerDuty.

Disaster recovery for GitHub data promotion
Recover lost GitHub data in a few clicks and meet your disaster recovery legal requirements.

Interesting questions

Working with very bad code but on a deadline workplace.stackexchange.com
“Pure horror.”

Can an RNA vaccine change your DNA permanently? skeptics.stackexchange.com
“Even if this did happen, it most likely would just result in the cell producing spike protein continuously, which would trigger the immune system to kill the affected cell.”

What is the oldest digital processor still performing non-educational duties in its original environment? retrocomputing.stackexchange.com
Look to interstellar space or Bletchley Park.

Is the initial gravity of the black hole the same as the mass of the object that created it? astronomy.stackexchange.com
“Black holes do not actually have ‘stronger gravity’ than other objects of comparable mass.”

Say hello to selectmenu, a fully style-able select element css-tricks.com
Anyone who’s ever had to style a select element knows this has major potential.

A11y automation tracker a11y-automation.dev
This is a great one-stop resource for accessibility information, testing tools, and related errors.

Node.js reference architecture github.com
Big companies have a lot of opinions about codebase architecture. Here’s a massive resource on the subject from IBM and Red Hat.

Anatomy of a JWT fusionauth.io
You may have heard about JSON Web Tokens (JWTs), but do you understand what they are under the hood?

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The Overflow #113: Top-paying tech jobs

Welcome to ISSUE #113 of The Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams. This week: tech’s top-paying jobs, building a killer company brand, going from C-suite to IC, and that one developer who’s always doing Leetcode puzzles at work.