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 November 19, 2021

The Overflow #100! Web3! .NET 6! We love numbers!

Welcome to ISSUE #100 of The Overflow! We think that’s a pretty big deal, but everyone using binary isn’t as impressed. This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. This week: systematizing the interface design for 3D spaces, a quirk of document.all that shows up when…
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newsletter November 12, 2021

The Overflow #99: These principles are still SOLID

Welcome to ISSUE #99 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: big problems for people who can’t solve small problems, the nerdiest argument over a Dungeons and Dragons roll, and using the golden ratio in user interface design. From the…
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newsletter October 29, 2021

The Overflow #97: Code quality is everyone’s concern

Welcome to ISSUE #97 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 hooks changed the React game, how to preview a short link without clicking through, and politicians who think viewing source is being a hacker. From the blog Code quality:…
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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.…