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 July 10, 2020

The Overflow #29: Checkboxland

July 2020 Welcome to ISSUE #29 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. On this week’s episode, we peek behind the curtain at our engineering hiring process, wonder why bitcoin miners shut down their rigs, and look at what’s…
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newsletter July 6, 2020

The Overflow #28: We heard you like lists

July 2020 Welcome to ISSUE #28 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. In the US, we’re celebrating our Independance Day, and hopefully reflecting on what freedom means and helping everyone share in that freedom. This week, we’re pondering…
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code-for-a-living June 26, 2020

The Overflow #27: A simulation

June 2020 Welcome to ISSUE #27 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. Hot town, summer in the city. TypeScript past and future, shopping for sweaters for absolute zero, and the security implications of copy and paste. From the…
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code-for-a-living June 19, 2020

The Overflow #26: The next right thing

June 2020 Welcome to ISSUE #26 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 we’re doing to fight systemic racism, social distancing’s effect on other diseases, and racial bias in machine learning. From the blog Steps Stack…
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code-for-a-living June 12, 2020

The Overflow #25: New tools for new times

June 2020 Welcome to ISSUE #25 of the Overflow! As Kurt Vonnegut said, “There’s only one rule that I know of, babies. Damn it, you’ve got to be kind.” Today, and everyday, be kind to those around you. Our community is one that is for everyone, everywhere. When one group is hurting, we have to…
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code-for-a-living June 5, 2020

The Overflow #24: Survey says…

June 2020 Welcome to ISSUE #24 of the Overflow! Break into a two-four and read the newsletter by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. The survey results are in! Nullable types are out! Eye contact is back! From the blog The 2020 Developer Survey results…
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code-for-a-living May 29, 2020

The Overflow #23: Nerding out over a puzzle

May 2020 Welcome to ISSUE #23 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. Check the wealth of tiny startups doing good work, the puzzle of keyfiles, and the wonder of the miracle sudoku. From the blog You want efficient…