newsletter April 22, 2022

The Overflow #122: Your salary shouldn’t be dictated by how good a negotiator you are 

Welcome to ISSUE #122 of The Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams. This week: All about OAuth2, the legal definition of a superhero, and the NFT club that ditched NFTs. From the blog The complete guide to protecting your APIs with OAuth2 (part…

Welcome to ISSUE #122 of The Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams. This week: All about OAuth2, the legal definition of a superhero, and the NFT club that ditched NFTs.

From the blog

The complete guide to protecting your APIs with OAuth2 (part 1) stackoverflow.blog
OAuth2 is one of the most popular specifications for API authentication today, though wrapping your head around it can be a challenge.

Will chatbots ever live up to the hype? stackoverflow.blog
Chatbots held so much promise as a software tool. But near-future NLP advances will bring them more in line with their hype.

“Your salary shouldn’t be dictated by how good a negotiator you are.” (Ep. 432)  stackoverflow.blog
The home team discusses pay equity at New Relic, Okta’s security SNAFU, and the AI creating “wildly good” generative art.

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Interesting questions

How do I create a GIF screencast in Windows? superuser.com
Want to record a video without recording a video?

Unable to focus on programming around 3-4 PM every day. How can I fix this? workplace.stackexchange.com
Tell me you’re suffering from burnout without telling me you’re suffering from burnout.

A paradox regarding the Larmor formula physics.stackexchange.com
A good reminder that physics isn’t purely math.

How would the world governments define a super person? worldbuilding.stackexchange.com
Sorry Batman, you are legally not a superhero.

Performance insights: Get actionable insights on your website’s performance developer.chrome.com
A new “performance insights” panel is coming to Chrome, which should be useful for generating actual action items to fix your sites!

Home sweet homepage sailorhg.com
If you grew up in the era of Geocities, you’ll appreciate this cute webcomic about how making websites can impact a young person. Here’s a text-only transcript!

Why bike club NFT ditched NFTs www.outsideonline.com
Whether you’re pro-NFTs or not, this is an interesting look at how one community (temporarily?) pivoted away from them.

Tolkien on the importance of fantasy and science fiction bigthink.com
When the world around us is chaotic, sometimes fiction is the only way to make sense of the truth.

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