Welcome to ISSUE #118 of The Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams. This week: what makes developers happy at work, how sharding a database can make it faster, and whether it’s a good idea to intentionally insert bugs into your code.
From the blog
New data: What makes developers happy at work stackoverflow.blog
Turns out developers and plants need mostly the same things.
How sharding a database can make it faster stackoverflow.blog
Sharding was one of the first ways databases were distributed to improve performance. Recent innovations have made it one of the best.
Crypto feels broken. That’s because it’s the internet circa 1996 (Ep. 422) stackoverflow.blog
Ben talks with entrepreneur and venture capitalist David Pakman, who recently left his longtime role as a partner at veteran VC firm Venrock to become managing partner at CoinFund.
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Leaving intentional bugs in code for testers to find softwareengineering.stackexchange.com
If it walks like a duck…
Rejecting a signing bonus—how to avoid red flags? workplace.stackexchange.com
“Money? No, thanks. I don’t plan on staying long enough to keep it.”
Can’t sync Windows 10 clock to the internet superuser.com
Forget the plutonium, Doc: all you need for time travel is a copy of Windows 10.
I made a mistake last week and am trying to not get fired workplace.stackexchange.com
What to do when you accidentally sent sensitive information to the wrong people—and didn’t tell your boss.
Links from around the web
Creating generative SVG grids frontend.horse
Making art with code can be intimidating, but it’s an amazing way to learn. This easy-to-follow tutorial will help you make your own.
A complete guide to TypeScript’s never type zhenghao.io
Justin Bieber probably didn’t know about TypeScript when he made Never Say Never.
Don’t alienate your user: a primer for internationalization and localization prototypr.io
The web should be for everyone. Understanding internationalization and localization makes your sites better for everybody.
An update on the new architecture rollout reactnative.dev
React Native’s brand-new architecture is exciting and worth understanding if you’re building for mobile.