The Overflow #160: Looking back at Hat Cafe 2022  

Data reqs for ML, detonate vs. explode, and the top 100 Pens for 2022.

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Welcome to ISSUE #160 of The Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams. Our new year's resolution is to get you the best tech links, like a conversation on what it feels like going from prison to Python, a question about whether code or chips make better computer chess grandmasters, and a collection of fine 80s-inspired designs.

From the blog

The Winter/Summer Bash 2022 Hat Cafe is now closed! stackoverflow.blog We had fun celebrating Winter/Summer Bash 2022, sponsored by Splunk, with you all! While we’ve closed our cafe, let’s look at a few highlights and hat-wearing avatars that brought us joy this holiday season.

Getting your data in shape for machine learning stackoverflow.blog Machine learning uses data structures that don’t always resemble the ones used in standard computing. You’ll need to process your data first if you want efficient machine learning.

The future of software engineering is powered by AIOps and open source stackoverflow.blog Hear how Intuit is using AI to help its dev teams ship faster.

From life without parole to startup CTO (Ep. 522) stackoverflow.blog Ever wondered what it’s like learning to code from an XML file of raw Stack Overflow data?

Ask Me Anything Live Virtual Event with MongoDB on January 18th promotion Want to learn more about MongoDB, but aren’t sure where to begin? Are you familiar with MongoDB Atlas, but still have questions? Join MongoDB for an Ask Me Anything (AMA) Live Virtual Event on Wednesday, January 18 at 11am EST. Register today and ask away.

Interesting questions

How long would humanity survive if a sudden eternal night occurred? worldbuilding.stackexchange.com For preppers looking for a bigger challenge.

What’s the difference between “detonate” and “explode”? ell.stackexchange.com Depends on whether the bomb is the subject or the direct object.

Computers chess programs: Does hardware or software matter more? chess.stackexchange.com Is it more important to play chess well or quickly?

What’s the difference between a bare metal hypervisor and an operating system? cs.stackexchange.com Are you looking to support a human or a virtual machine?

Links from around the web

How we improved our documentation medusajs.com Treating documentation as a product is not always intuitive, but it’s important for creating better software

The 80s are back, baby eyeondesign.aiga.org Neon, tight typing, and more: designs inspired by 1980s advertising are on the rise!

Seven scientific discoveries from 2022 that may lead to new inventions www.smithsonianmag.com Science is incredible! Check out some really cool discoveries that might change how we live in the future.

Top Pens of 2022 on CodePen codepen.io The top 100 Pens of 2022 are out!

A blast from the past: Incremental Static Regeneration: Building static sites a little at a time.

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