newsletter May 6, 2022

The Overflow #124: May the fourth be with you! 

Welcome to ISSUE #124 of The Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams. This week: an update from our CEO, equitable noodle distribution in the land of soup, and the last time you’ll need to look up how to center a div. From the…

Welcome to ISSUE #124 of The Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams. This week: an update from our CEO, equitable noodle distribution in the land of soup, and the last time you’ll need to look up how to center a div.

From the blog

Empathy for the Dev: Avoiding common pitfalls when communicating with developers stackoverflow.blog
All too often, developers go deep on the wrong things, when writing documentation. A little bit of empathy can get your docs back on track.

CEO update: Agility starts with trust stackoverflow.blog
Teams can only innovate at the speed of trust. Whether it’s building trust with team members or in answers to technical questions, trust will absolutely dictate agility.

Episode 436: Meet the design system that lets us customize and theme Stack Overflow stackoverflow.blog
The home team is joined by two folks who helped us build and design our frontend platform: Ben Kelly and Aaron Shekey. They talk about the genesis of Stacks, Stack Overflow’s design system; this year’s April Fools’ Day gag; and the power of a consistent design system.

Learn how to build a realtime streaming pipeline for stock market data with Pusher and Ruby promotion
Handling large amounts of critical data in real time doesn’t need to be a burden. Dive into our tutorial to see how easy it is to implement live event streams and build beautiful, reliable data visualizations with Pusher Channels.

Interesting questions

Why did the Empire need the Death Star? scifi.stackexchange.com
May the fourth be with you! Enjoy a little dive into the Imperial philosophy.

How to finish my PhD academia.stackexchange.com
Not sure whether this will make you feel better or worse, but the average time to complete a PhD in the US is eight years.

Would it make sense to use an array of linked lists for a Priority Queue, given a fixed number of priorities? cs.stackexchange.com
It not only makes sense, it’s how many OS task queues work. 

Dispensing fair shares of inhomogeneous soup cooking.stackexchange.com
Here’s a real tough problem for you to stew over.

A practical guide to centering in CSS stackdiary.com
One for the bookmarks, here’s a solid way to answer the evergreen question: how do I center a <div>?

Creating a Rich Text Editor using Rust and React fiberplane.dev
The implementation of Rich Text Editors isn’t necessarily “solved” yet—lots of people have different opinions—but here’s an interesting look at how this group made their own.

View Source on your phone neatnik.net
Sometimes you’re on your phone and you want to view the source of a website (everyone does that&#8230; right?), and here’s a tool to make that easy!

Devs For Ukraine www.devsforukraine.io
Last week, the Devs For Ukraine conference raised over $100k to benefit Ukraine! The talks are available online now if you’d like to check out how it went.

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