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.
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newsletter October 22, 2021

The Overflow #96: A database built for a firehose

Welcome to ISSUE #96 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: what drives growth in cybersecurity questions on Stack Overflow, teaching an AI to bid on properties in Monopoly, and every talk from Jamstack Conf 2021 in one handy playlist.…
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podcast October 12, 2021

Podcast 383: A database built for a firehose

In this episode, we chat with Stephen Goldberg and Kyle Bernhardy from HarperDB. Their startup was born of the firehose of Twitter data during sporting events, and now they have a database designed to scale well for real-time data. Show notes HarperDB is a startup that focuses on highly scalable databases that handle real-time data. …
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newsletter October 8, 2021

The Overflow #94: Automate away boring standups

Welcome to ISSUE #94 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 our joke keyboard became real, how we see the light from distant stars, and why any productivity software will eventually be used to play games. From the blog…