The Overflow #170: Wary about AI assistants

SO saves the day, historical bug tracking, and daylight savings bugs

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Welcome to ISSUE #170 of The Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams. This week, find out what happens after you build your API, discover the effects of bubbles in your booze, and reminisce about the less-than-perfect first versions of today's most popular sites.

From the blog

Can Stack Overflow save the day? stackoverflow.blog Tell us how Stack Overflow helped you and enter to win a limited edition key cap!

Building an API is half the battle: Q&A with Marco Palladino from Kong stackoverflow.blog API gateways, service mesh, and GraphQL, oh my!

Visible APIs get reused, not reinvented stackoverflow.blog How open API specifications can help developers—and computers—understand your APIs.

Developers think AI assistants will be everywhere, but aren’t sure how to feel about it stackoverflow.blog The things we expect to succeed aren’t always the things we’re hoping to see more of.

Need help scaling your company growth? promotion For startups and small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) working to expand their customer base, revenue, and standing in their industries, adopting a DevSecOps platform is one move that can help make all of that growth happen.

Interesting questions

Did mechanical hard drives often malfunction in high-elevation places such as Bogota? retrocomputing.stackexchange.com It depends on whether the hard drive had helium in it or not.

How are the banks behind high yield savings accounts able to pay such high rates? money.stackexchange.com Maybe they lose money on every account, but make up for it in volume!

What are the benefits of tracking solved bugs? softwareengineering.stackexchange.com Those who forget history are doomed to reintroduce bugs in prod.

What happens if you carbonate ethanol? chemistry.stackexchange.com Who wants a round of burptinis?

Links from around the web

From gaming with your eyes to coding with AI: New frontiers for accessibility github.com Accessibility is forging new frontiers in every industry thanks to open-source contributions!

Adventures in time: Debugging a daylight saving bug alextaylor.ca We still have to deal with daylight savings time, so timezone bugs will never die.

The first version of your favorite digital products www.theversionone.com If you’re ever feeling down about how your project doesn’t look that great from the start, here’s a fun little site showing what “Version 1” of some of your favorite services looked like!

Moving from Vue 1 to Vue 2 to Vue 3: A case study of migrating a headless CMS system www.smashingmagazine.com Handling migrations within long-term projects can be tough, and this is an interesting deep dive into how one team did it.

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