The Overflow #171: The tech toolbox

Why these layoffs are different, the logic of revenge, and Electron at 10

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Welcome to ISSUE #171 of The Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams. This week, the many ways to build SRE into an engineering org, the velocity needed for death by pineapple, and the mirror that reverses time.

From the blog

What’s different about these layoffs stackoverflow.blog As the discouraging news continues, we revisit how our core community of developers has been experiencing the layoffs—and explore what sets this economic situation apart from previous dips and busts.

Who builds it and who runs it? SRE team topologies stackoverflow.blog Ad-hoc SRE principles can get you on the right track, but if you want to sustain it long-term, you’ll need organizational structure.

Your tech toolbox: The middle ground between tech chaos and rigidity stackoverflow.blog Do you solve new problems the same way because it’s already done? Or do you go with a new approach that offers more benefits?

Moving up a level of abstraction with serverless on MongoDB Atlas and AWS stackoverflow.blog Storage isn’t where you’ll run up costs; spending engineer time on sorting out low-level issues is.

What our engineers learned building Stack Overflow (Ep. 547) stackoverflow.blog Charles “Cobih” Obih and Radek Markiewicz of the Stack Overflow platform team join Ben and Ryan to talk about changes to the inbox and what it’s like to build Stack Overflow’s public platform.

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Interesting questions

How fast does a pineapple need to fly to kill? worldbuilding.stackexchange.com “I came here to chew bubblegum and shoot pineapples and I’m all out of bubblegum.”

Is it logical to seek revenge? philosophy.stackexchange.com Imagine if a Vulcan and a Klingon had a baby, then asked a question on Stack Exchange.

How to protect the code from being ‘rephrased’ by AI to avoid license limitations? opensource.stackexchange.com Until the courts say otherwise, machine translation of a copyrighted work is still translation.

Computer is frying all USB devices that are connected superuser.com Officer! Arrest that computer! It’s a murderer!

Links from around the web

Lessons from linguistics: i18n best practices for front-end developers shopify.engineering Internationalization matters, and linguistics can help you do it right.

10 years of Electron 🎉 www.electronjs.org Electron celebrated its 10th anniversary this month! Have you built anything with it?

Command-line fu www.commandlinefu.com Sometimes you just come back over and over again to the same handy command-line tools. Here’s an awesome resource of thousands of them!

This mirror reverses how light travels in time spectrum.ieee.org Physics is dang cool, and this project reflects that (get it?).

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