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.
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.
Links from around the web
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.