code-for-a-living October 21, 2022

The Overflow #148: How to job hop  

The service-oriented approach to 1MM rep, one qubit, and less scary cryptography

Welcome to ISSUE #148 of The Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams. This week: the power of observability-driven development, the hoarding of misappropriated lab equipment, and the impact of web development on climate change.

From the blog

How to earn a million reputation on Stack Overflow: be of service to others
And keep learning with every answer.

How observability-driven development creates elite performers
Compared to low performers, elite performers deploy 973x more frequently, have 6750x faster lead time, and reduce change failure rates by more than 3x. Learn what it takes to build a high performing team.

The right way to job hop (Ep. 495)
How long is too long to stay at a software development job?

5,000 DevOps pros share team strategies and practices promotion
How will DevSecOps pros navigate the future? Teams told us a stronger reliance on soft skills as well as strong continued momentum in automation, release cadences, and cutting-edge tech adoption. Read more about the GitLab 2022 Global DevSecOps Survey.

Interesting questions

Why are “eat” and “drink” different words in languages?
Wouldn’t it be easier to have a single word for all the ways one ingests soup?

Is documenting a big project with UML Diagrams needed, good to have or even not possible?
“Reframing the question to your context: how to maximize the benefit of the documentation while minimizing its cost?”

A colleague “hoards” communal resources and our bosses are unaware, how do we solve the issue?
It’s very exciting to read a story where almost everybody is in the wrong.

Is there anything practical that can be done with a single qubit?
You could create a pretty sweet coin flip app.

Sustainable web development strategies within an organization
Developers have a powerful role to play in fighting climate change.

How to safely share your email address on a website
Sometimes you wanna share your email on your website, but spam bots get in the way. Here’s how to fight back!

Cryptography isn’t scary | Eddie Zaneski | CascadiaJS 2022
Let’s talk about crypto…no, the other one! Cryptography can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be.

The future of rendering in React
React can be confusing with so many rendering options. Here’s what the landscape looks like—and what’s on the horizon.

A blast from the past: Forget Moore’s Law. Algorithms drive technology forward.

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