newsletter April 1, 2022

The Overflow #119: Silicon Valley accurately reflects Silicon Valley

This week: developers’ favorite movies and music, surviving a SOC 2 audit, and how much time developers actually spend writing code.

Welcome to ISSUE #119 of The Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams. This week: developers’ favorite movies and music, surviving a SOC 2 audit, and how much time developers actually spend writing code.

From the blog

New data: Top movies and coding music according to developers stackoverflow.blog
Programmers cannot live on code alone. We asked about the movies and music that best fit with programming.

AI and nanotechnology are working together to solve real-world problems stackoverflow.blog
AI and nanotechnology are often seen as science fiction. But together they are finding real-world applications.

Getting through a SOC 2 audit with your nerves intact (Ep. 426) stackoverflow.blog
And how to make friends with your auditor.

How to get the most out of MongoDB promotion
Learn how to get the most out of your MongoDB deployments with best practices for scaling, querying, and data modeling in this free guide.

Interesting questions

Retaining ambitious employee with rare skill set workplace.stackexchange.com
If management can’t retain her, maybe you should follow her out the door.

Could videos be authenticated using private and public keys? security.stackexchange.com
You’d know if the video file is real, but not the person in it.

Software developers: how much time do you actually spend actually writing code compared with other tasks at work? workplace.stackexchange.com
Context switching is a killer. Learn how to avoid it.

What can we eat in the late Cretaceous? worldbuilding.stackexchange.com
When you take your Paleo diet a little too seriously.

How side effects work in functional programming chadnauseam.com
Functional programming is often defined as a paradigm unaffected by side effects…but that’s not always the case.

Technical writing: A beginner’s guide dev.to
Technical writing comes in many forms. Here’s how beginners can get started.

Tips to succeed in your first DevRel job blackgirlbytes.dev
Ever considered a career in developer relations? Here’s how to set yourself up for success.

HTML and CSS in emails: What works in 2022? designmodo.com
Styling emails is an ever-changing frontier for HTML and CSS, but these features make the process better than ever.

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