The Overflow #162: The great testing flake off  

New Collective for Azure, the logic of the universe, and !document.write().

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Welcome to ISSUE #162 of The Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams. This week: writing guardrails for dynamic programming languages, parenting in the face of boring stories, and spotting the bots in the fediverse.

From the blog

Microsoft Azure joins Collectives™ on Stack Overflow stackoverflow.blog There’s now a destination on Stack Overflow for all things Azure.

Minimizing the downsides of dynamic programming stackoverflow.blog Dynamic languages allow for a lot of flexibility in typing — sometimes too much. Here’s how to add some guardrails to your code.

How Intuit improves security, latency, and development velocity with a service mesh stackoverflow.blog There are lots of interesting features a mesh can automatically add to service architecture.

Flake it till you make it: how to detect and deal with flaky tests (Ep. 528) stackoverflow.blog But it works on my machine at least half the time!

Need SAML auth? Use WorkOS promotion WorkOS makes it fast to build enterprise features like SAML & SCIM. Integration is a breeze with beautiful API docs and SDKs. Join hundreds of companies using WorkOS—including Vercel, PlanetScale & Webflow—and make your app Enterprise Ready today.

Interesting questions

When was the term ‘directory’ replaced by ‘folder’? retrocomputing.stackexchange.com It changed to reflect the way using computers evolved.

Is every feature of the universe logically necessary? philosophy.stackexchange.com You’ll want to sit down for this one, hence, a chair.

How can I handle kids telling me extremely boring stuff? parenting.stackexchange.com Listen, don’t blame this on kids. Anyone talking to you about playing video games in detail is boring.

Was the shot-on-the-ISS movie “The Challenge” ever released or is there a release date? space.stackexchange.com It’s not on the schedule yet. They don’t have any more space.

Links from around the web

Why not document.write()? csswizardry.com Using document.write() will almost always work in the browser, but it’s not recommended.

SSSVG: An Interactive SVG Reference fffuel.co SVG is a deep technology to learn. Here’s a great reference guide to help you along the way.

What kind of bots are posting in the fediverse? botwiki.org As the fediverse grows, the bots have found their way in as well.

A blast from the past: How to prevent scope creep when managing a project from home.

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