code-for-a-living October 23, 2020

Failing over with falling over

You’ve gone through the motions and play-acted a disaster recovery scenario, but despite spending a lot on the production, it’s not real. What you have is a fairy tale: “Once upon a time, in theory, if everything works perfectly, we have a plan to survive the disasters we thought of in advance.” In practice, it’s more likely to be a nightmare.
newsletter October 23, 2020

The Overflow #44: Machine learning in production

Welcome to ISSUE #44 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. This week, get in the fast lane and start pooling your database connections, make a CPU out of electronic components drawn by hand on paper, and learn to toggle multiple property…
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newsletter October 16, 2020

The Overflow #43: Simulated keyboards

Welcome to ISSUE #43 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. This week, we’re coding for the long game, learning the difference between cats and not cats, and translating our favorite JRPGs into English. From the blog Play the long game when…
code-for-a-living October 14, 2020

Improve database performance with connection pooling

We tend to rely on caching solutions to improve database performance. Caching frequently-accessed queries in memory or via a database can optimize write/read performance and reduce network latency, especially for heavy-workload applications, such as gaming services and Q&A portals. But you can further improve performance by pooling users’ connections to a database. Client users need…
newsletter October 9, 2020

The Overflow #42: Bugs vs. corruption

Welcome to ISSUE #42 of the Overflow: Spooktober Edition! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. This week: how we’re using our own products, the difference between bugs and corruption, and how Flash games changed the video game industry. From the blog How Stackers ditched the…
newsletter October 2, 2020

The Overflow #41: Satisfied with your own code

Welcome to ISSUE #41 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. This week is pumpkin-spiced so your code can easily fall into your commits. We’ve got bushels of goodies this week: what our chief product and technology officer learned from hiring hundreds…