Cassidy Williams

Hi there! My name is Cassidy and I'm a Principal Developer Experience Engineer at Netlify and co-curator of The Overflow! I love building mechanical keyboards in my free time.
newsletter July 23, 2021

The Overflow #83: Steady paycheck or solo project?

Welcome to ISSUE #83 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: how to get started programming with Python, why crackpots show up in peer-reviewed journals, and when flashy animations trigger motion sickness. From the blog Learning from the real world:…
newsletter July 16, 2021

The Overflow #82: Best practices for comments

Welcome to ISSUE #82 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: why you should mentor others, does GPL apply to neural network models, and hacking the React AST. From the blog Best practices for writing code comments stackoverflow.blogWhile there are many…
newsletter July 2, 2021

The Overflow #80: Introducing Collectives

Welcome to ISSUE #80 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: The best approach to low priority bugs, working towards a better metric for responsiveness, and introducing our latest product—CollectivesTM.  From the blog Announcing the launch of Collectives on Stack Overflow stackoverflow.blogWe’re thrilled…
newsletter June 25, 2021

The Overflow #79: Zoom! Enhance! Super resolution!

Welcome to ISSUE #79 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: machine learning makes 480p into 1080p, stairs and their effect on potential energy, and how open source affects build vs. buy decisions. From the blog Zoom, enhance. There! We…
newsletter June 4, 2021

The Overflow #76: The 2021 Dev Survey now open!

Welcome to ISSUE #76 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. The new Developer Survey is here! But also: precise measurements using imprecise tools and a visual walkthrough of Kubernetes. From the blog The 2021 Developer Survey is now open! stackoverflow.blogWe want to…
newsletter May 28, 2021

The Overflow #75: Where design meets development

Welcome to ISSUE #75 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: Rebuilding static sites a little at a time, telling the difference between decompilers and disassemblers, and five tools to fix security holes. From the blog Incremental Static Regeneration: Building…
code-for-a-living May 17, 2021

Incremental Static Regeneration: Building static sites a little at a time

There are a lot of opinions out there about how to improve and scale sites “beyond the Jamstack” by adding in features that use a Node server in addition to the pre-built pages. One of those features is called Incremental Static Regeneration. Some people call it “hybrid web development” (or “hybrid serverless + static”) but let’s talk a bit more about what that means.
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Principal Developer Experience Engineer at Netlify, Co-curator of The Overflow
newsletter May 14, 2021

The Overflow #73: Open source helicopters on Mars

Welcome to ISSUE #73 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: open source contributions take a helicopter to Mars, bug bounties cause real damage, and GitHub Actions give you a shortcut to continuous deployment. From the blog Find knowledge faster:…