Ryan Donovan

Ryan Donovan helps run editorial for the Stack Overflow blog. He's spend over 15 years as a technical writer embedded in software development teams across multiple industries. He lives in New York City and hopes to meet your dog some day.
newsletter January 22, 2021

The Overflow #57: /dev/null on demand

Welcome to ISSUE #57 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, teach your kids coding basics with fun apps, draw straight lines by hand, and recreate Minecraft with React in about an hour. From the blog Want to teach your…
newsletter January 15, 2021

The Overflow #56: An engineering argument

Welcome to ISSUE #56 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 say farewell to Winterbash 2020, look for evidence that a program is being emulated, and create a chess AI that matches the skill of a player instead of…
newsletter January 1, 2021

The Overflow #54: Talking crypto

Welcome to ISSUE #54 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. While we are off for the holidays, we still have some sweet newsletter presents to give: your digital identity and you, dealing with sudden bursts of errors, and the secret origin…
newsletter December 25, 2020

The Overflow #53: Winter Bash is here!

Welcome to ISSUE #53 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. We’re on the cusp of holiday festivities, and we here at Stack Overflow hope you and yours are happy and safe this season. This week, we’ve got a first look at…
newsletter December 18, 2020

The Overflow #52: The semantic future of the web

Welcome to ISSUE #52 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. While you’re sipping on eggnog and munching some gingerbread, read about how to safely update IoT devices over the air, when it makes sense to cancel your daily scrum, and designing…
newsletter December 11, 2020

The Overflow #51: Finish your hobby project

Welcome to ISSUE #51 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. We have a bevy of beautiful links: getting to the finish line on hobby projects, the difference between modern motherboards, and the history of games on the internet. From the blog…
newsletter December 4, 2020

The Overflow #50: A CS degree from Big Tech

Welcome to ISSUE #50 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. We lined up a whole bunch of goodies for our big five-oh: how to write a great resume from a hiring manager who reads hundreds each year, the etiquette of pull…