newsletter June 3, 2022

The Overflow #128: The Great Resignation cuts both ways

Web3 skeptics vs. believers, minimal Turing Completeness language, SSG vs. SSR

Welcomes to ISSUE #128 of The Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams. This week: a research-based method for interviewing developers, prooving that you have not received an email, and the ancient beast Lotus 1-2-3 rises again on Linux.

From the blog

The science of interviewing developers
All those CEOs on LinkedIn claiming they can find the right candidate in a five-minute conversation? Wrong. Science shows us how we can do better.

Web3 skeptics and believers both need a reality check
With so much hype and hate around Web3, let's take a measured look at what it is and what it can do.

Turns out the Great Resignation goes both ways (Ep. 445)
The home team covers the hiring freezes and layoffs hitting the tech sector, burnout among freelancers and applicants for tech jobs, the dubious ethics of unpaid internships, and how to make Twitter safer by preemptively blocking people.

Out-of-the-box data system discovery and classification promotion
Transcend Data Mapping learns your database schema and automatically classifies the personal data within, so your company isn’t left with incomplete data visibility – and you don’t have to maintain database queries.

Interesting questions

Smallest subset of characters required for Turing Completeness
I've heard of code efficiency, but this is ridiculous.

I just got invited to referee an article! Is it OK to share this achievement on social media?
Tip for the Very Online: Some things are meant to be private.

Can I prove that I did not receive an email?
You cannot prove a negative. The burden of proof is on the person making the claim.

What arrangement of celestial bodies would allow high and low tide to last for the longest time?
Plenty of beaches for everyone!

Lotus 1-2-3 for Linux
If you remember Lotus 1-2-3, you're probably in the minority…but check out how one dev ported this 1980s spreadsheet program into Linux!

Advantages of SSG over SSR
SSR? SSG? BBQ? There are advantages to all of these things, and it's a hot topic in the web dev world right now. Here's a good overview for the sites you might build.

The surprising truth about pixels and accessibility
Should you use pixels or rems? Finally, some answers.

Working with Three.js: The popular 3D JavaScript library
This is a great deep dive on Three.js and how to set it up in a React project!

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