newsletter May 20, 2022

The Overflow #126: The 2022 Developer Survey now open

Welcome to ISSUE #126 of The Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams. This week: the new Developer Survey is here and ready for your input, whether amateurs can add value to math research, and the problems with yellow in design systems. From the…

Welcome to ISSUE #126 of The Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams. This week: the new Developer Survey is here and ready for your input, whether amateurs can add value to math research, and the problems with yellow in design systems.

From the blog

The 2022 Developer Survey is now open stackoverflow.blog
The 2022 Developer Survey is ready for your input.

An unfiltered look back at April Fools’ 2022 stackoverflow.blog
As with any good joke, the most important part is the resulting data.

New data: Do developers (and their employers) care about their wellness? stackoverflow.blog
As May is Mental Health Awareness Month, we wanted to see what developers are doing to decrease that stress and prioritize their own wellness. Earlier this year, we surveyed over 800 developers to see if they are happy at work and what they are doing to maintain or improve mental health.

Feeling burned out? You’re not the only one (Ep. 440) stackoverflow.blog
Friend of the show Jon Chan, Stack Overflow’s Director of Engineering, Public Platform, joins the home team to talk about burnout: what it is, how to prevent it, and how to recover.

MongoDB World 2022, the conference for developers promotion
Join MongoDB from June 7-9 in New York City for three days of sessions, workshops, and more. Save 25% on your ticket with discount code WORLDNL25.

Interesting questions

Dealing with a sequence of bad luck early in my career as a dev? How to address on the resume? workplace.stackexchange.com
“If you’re getting interviews, then you probably don’t have much to worry about.”

Is amateur research in mathematics viable? mathoverflow.net
Hobbyists have made a number of contributions to mathematics.

Fastest 8-bit microprocessor for multiply-accumulate? retrocomputing.stackexchange.com
So what’s the fastest slow microprocessor?

How exactly is hypoglycemia a problem? medicalsciences.stackexchange.com
Have you ever gone to the grocery store and found it didn’t have food?

How FedEx influenced the React logo maykelloomans.com
An unlikely duo. The ultimate crossover. Did anyone expect it?

The “dark yellow problem” in design system color palettes  medium.com
If you want to use yellow in your design system, there are quite a few considerations to keep in mind.

React key attribute: best practices for performant lists www.developerway.com
When you loop things in React, you add keys. But…why?

Syncing text files between browser and disk using Yjs and the File System Access API  motif.land
This is a super practical look at using the new File System Access API with a Conflict-free Replicated Data Type (CRDT) architecture. You’ll learn a lot!

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