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 January 24, 2020

The Overflow #9: Rust and Redux

January 2020 Welcome to ISSUE #9 of The Overflow, a newsletter by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams of React Training. You can read more about it here. This week, we get a peek into the future of Stack Overflow, discover the longest possible free ride, and…
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newsletter January 10, 2020

The Overflow #8: Minimal and Performant

The Overflow. JANUARY 2020 New year, new-sletter! Welcome to ISSUE #8 of The Overflow, a newsletter by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams of React Training. You can read more about it here. This week, we talk to a Veteran Who Codes, wonder what the heck dark matter is, and calculate the math of knots.
code-for-a-living January 2, 2020

This veteran started a code bootcamp for people who went to bootcamp

In 2014, Hardaway started Vets Who Code, a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching US military veterans how to code within the JavaScript ecosystem: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Git, CLI, node.js, webpack, React, Gatsby, and GraphQL. To date, 250 veterans have graduated from the program. This cohort has gone on to find jobs in the industry across 37 states in the US. It’s 100% free to the veterans admitted into the program, 100% remote run, and 100% supported by donations.
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newsletter December 27, 2019

The Overflow #7: Find yourself a hobby

December 2019 Welcome to ISSUE #7 of The Overflow, a newsletter by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams of React Training. You can read more about it here. This week, we’re connecting with WebSockets, exploring the mathematics of chess, and playing a murder mystery in SQL. From…
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newsletter December 13, 2019

The Overflow #6: Hats and Hooks

Welcome to ISSUE #6 of The Overflow, a newsletter by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams of React Training. You can read more about it here. This week, we're celebrating the hats of Winter Bash 2019, dropping modern tech into the 80s, and getting hooked on React Hooks.
December 12, 2019

Last minute gift ideas for the programmer in your life

Did you, like me, wait until the last minute to buy holiday gifts for your programmer friends? Maybe we can help. We asked our engineering team what gifts they like and would appreciate receiving. We’re publishing their responses in full below in the hopes that you can find inspiration for your upcoming holiday gift frenzy…
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newsletter November 29, 2019

The Overflow #5: The Minimum Lovable Newsletter

November 2019 Welcome to ISSUE #5 of The Overflow, a newsletter by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams of React Training. You can read more about it here. This week, we’re providing a roadmap to better partner with our community, discovering who was the first to nap…