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The Overflow #120: Human laziness is the ultimate security threat

This week: best practices for speeding up Next.js apps, why human laziness is the ultimate security threat, and creating gorgeous art with CSS.

Welcome to ISSUE #120 of The Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams. This week: best practices for speeding up Next.js apps, why human laziness is the ultimate security threat, and creating gorgeous art with CSS.

From the blog

Best practices to increase the speed for Next.js apps stackoverflow.blog
Next.js is a powerful yet simple framework, though developers still struggle to increase the speed of their applications.

Picture perfect images with the modern img element stackoverflow.blog
You may not think about images as part of your web dev work, but they can affect your web app’s performance more than any other part of your code.

Human laziness is the ultimate security threat (Ep. 427) stackoverflow.blog
A conversation with Guillermo Rauch, CEO and cofounder of Vercel and co-creator of Next.js, and Sam Lambert, formerly VP of Engineering at GitHub and now CEO of PlanetScale.

A Beginner’s Guide to DevOps promotion
What is DevOps, and how can it benefit you and your team? Learn more about DevOps technologies, industry shifts, and best practices for getting started in DevOps.

Interesting questions

What was the first object-oriented programming language? retrocomputing.stackexchange.com
In case you want to know who ruined/improved programming.

How to push people to use automatic tests? sqa.stackexchange.com
If you want people to use automatic tests, they actually have to run automatically.

What is the origin of “playing into someone’s hands”? english.stackexchange.com
Unless you have an ace in the hole, you could be left in the lurch when somebody misuses a phrase and you follow suit.

Where can I find a paper that has been cited multiple times but only ever appears as a citation? academia.stackexchange.com
[Insert Baudrillard joke here.]

I built a receipt printer for GitHub issues aschmelyun.com
Today in over-engineering…

Creating realistic art with CSS frontend.horse
If you’ve never seen Ben Evans’s gorgeous CSS artwork, you’re in for a treat—both in seeing his work and learning how he does it.

The staggering ecological impacts of computation and the cloud thereader.mitpress.mit.edu
The cloud is all around us, and it has a greater carbon footprint than the airline industry. Now more than ever, it’s important to consider how computing affects our environment.

Full-stack authentication with Google One Tap using Vue, Node, Stytch, and Tailwind youtube.com
A practical tutorial for integrating Google One Tap with your Vue.js sites.

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