The Overflow #144: Number input is the worst  

Single sign-on, a 9V battery to power the world, and the core ideals of Steve Jobs

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Welcome to ISSUE #144 of The Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams. This week: We help students get free pizza, Smashing Magazine helps you discover little-known JavaScript APIs, and academics help themselves get grant money.

From the blog

The many problems with implementing single sign-on stackoverflow.blog Without SSO and other enterprise features, a fast-growing SaaS product can only go so far.

Why the number input is the worst input stackoverflow.blog Think that web form has got your number? If you used input type=“number”, you may be surprised to find that it doesn’t.

What science says about flow state (Ep. 484) stackoverflow.blog We chat with Thomas Fritz, Associate Professor of Human Aspects of Software Engineering, about what makes developers more productive.

Upskilling IT 2022 Report reveals in-demand IT skill sets promotion 2022 results are in for a look at must-have IT capabilities and team management trends—Get up to date on what 2,000 IT professionals are saying to prioritize in this modern DevOps landscape.

Interesting questions

Why do academics have to get their own grants? academia.stackexchange.com This only applies to researchers in the the US, UK, and Canada, as well as select universities elsewhere.

Why are moon rockets (Saturn V, N1) so much bigger than the Titan IIIE? space.stackexchange.com A rocketship is basically a gas can and a thruster. Certain missions require a lot more fuel.

Why can’t I power everything with a 9 V DC battery? electronics.stackexchange.com As Archimedes said, “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.”

What key invention allows the exploration of my hot humid world? worldbuilding.stackexchange.com If you said sunscreen, you are incorrect.

Links from around the web

Don’t overwrite visual labels with `aria-label` ashleemboyer.com The aria-label property can be so useful when used correctly and can cause so much chaos when it isn’t. Here’s some valuable guidance.

The Steve Jobs Archive stevejobsarchive.com Like him or not, Steve Jobs changed the technology industry more than once. This site catalogs some of his core ideals.

JavaScript APIs you don’t know about www.smashingmagazine.com From page visibility to internationalization, here are some lesser know APIs that can prove extremely useful.

Six simple and useful PostgreSQL features that I wish I knew when I started it.badykov.com If you’re newer to PostgreSQL, you might find some of these tips handy!

A blast from the past: A deeper dive into our May 2019 security incident.

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