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code-for-a-living May 1, 2020

The Overflow #19: Jokes on us

April 2020 Hey nineteen! Welcome to ISSUE #19 of The Overflow, a newsletter by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. We can’t dance together, but we can fill our heads with delightful information. This week, COBOL rides again, random sampling to determine infection rates, and…
code-for-a-living April 24, 2020

The Overflow #18: Changing traffic patterns

April 2020 Welcome to ISSUE #18 of The Overflow, a newsletter by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. This week, stay in the Loop with our feedback frameworks, remembering John Conway’s achievements, and the CEO who moved to the ER. From the blog The Loop:…
code-for-a-living April 23, 2020

The final Python 2 release marks the end of an era

For you Python users who have been unwilling (or unable) to upgrade to version 3, there’s yet another reason to get motivated: python.org has released Python 2.7.18, the absolute last official release for Python 2.  While it doesn’t add much in terms of features, it does act as a milestone. This release comes after official…
code-for-a-living April 13, 2020

Socializing with co-workers while social distancing

As we increase our social distancing efforts and have fewer people around us, building connections and socializing becomes ever more important for our mental health. We spend a lot of time at work and a decreasing amount of time socializing outside of it, so turning some of that work time into a social time can serve two purposes. For it to be effective, though, you can’t just push socializing initiatives alone.
code-for-a-living March 23, 2020

Defending yourself against coronavirus scams

Like a lot of you, I’m pretty glued to the news these days, trying to balance unease with calm realism. In trying times like these, we look for resources for critical information and ways to help people less fortunate than us. That’s the good news; the better angels of our nature see difficult situations—fires in…