The Overflow #167: Programmers and ADHD

Edge functions, pair programming, and the newest CSS features

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Welcome to ISSUE #167 of The Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams. This week: Are clouds moving in-house? Can you quit to avoid a PIP? What's the best way to change your mindset to include accessibility?

From the blog

Developer with ADHD? You’re not alone. stackoverflow.blog Is there a connection between programming and ADHD? And could it be that people with ADHD are particularly well-suited to programming careers?

Are clouds having their on-prem moment? stackoverflow.blog While public cloud usage continues to grow, an increasing number are also moving to on-prem private clouds (sometimes even owning and operating their own hardware).

How edge functions move your back end close to your front end stackoverflow.blog Serverless functions have made computing seamless and fast. But for worldwide audiences, you need to get closer to your user to overcome latency.

Authorization on Rails (Ep. 540) stackoverflow.blog Sam Scott, cofounder and CTO of Oso, joins the home team to talk about what makes authorization a challenge, the difference between authentication and authorization, and what zombies taught him about web development.

Shorten the distance between production data and insight (Ep. 541) stackoverflow.blog On this sponsored episode of the podcast, we talk with Stanimira Vlaeva, Developer Advocate at MongoDB, and Fredric Favelin, Technical Director, Partner Presales at MongoDB, about how a serverless database can minimize the distance between producing data and understanding it.

Accelerate Your API Testing promotion High quality. Fast. Cheap. In the ideal scenario, dev and testing teams work to deliver high-quality applications; on schedule, under budget, and error-free. Check out this e-book to learn about best practices you should add when you are API mocking.

Interesting questions

What’s the correct way to do pair programming? softwareengineering.stackexchange.com “There isn’t just one perfect way to do this. But doing it only because we’re supposed to do it is definitely wrong.”

What is the origin of “in the zone” or what “zone” is this about? english.stackexchange.com You ever get so good at something that Rod Serling started narrating it?

Quitting instead of accepting Performance Improvement Plan? workplace.stackexchange.com Quitting is actually the same thing as not accepting in this case.

How much slower was the 286 in protected mode? retrocomputing.stackexchange.com Move over slow TV; here comes slow computing!

Links from around the web

Last baseline alignment web.dev All major browser engines now support the latest CSS feature, last baseline alignment!

Why your consciousness depends on the low-entropy early universe psyche.co The laws of physics suggest that a “time-reverse twin” is possible. What the heck is that?

How I broke into a bank account with an AI-generated voice www.vice.com Generative AI is all the rage these days, and the more we experiment with it, the more we have to be careful about what is real and what isn’t.

Keys to an accessibility mindset www.smashingmagazine.com Accessibility can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be!

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