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code-for-a-living May 20, 2020

Good coders borrow, great coders steal

Copying and pasting can be dangerous, but then again, so can many aspects of software development when done incautiously. In this post, I’ll take a look at what code copying actually means for software development, what good code theft means, and the pitfalls of copying badly.
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code-for-a-living May 15, 2020

The Overflow #21: The way forward

May 2020 Welcome to ISSUE #21 of The Overflow! Cheers! Have a beverage with our newsletter by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. Behold! Discussing privacy concerns in contract tracing apps, a lonely sample size of one, and email sender reputation. From the blog A…
code-for-a-living May 11, 2020

Dev Around the Sun: Community and caring in lonely times

#DevAroundTheSun is a group of technologists, from all backgrounds, with one singular goal: To raise awareness and funds for the treatment and prevention of COVID-19 related illness through interactive collaboration and learning within the technology community. The conference will be for 24 hours starting at 12:00pm UTC on May 12th.
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code-for-a-living May 8, 2020

The Overflow #20: Sharpen your skills

May 2020 Welcome to ISSUE #20 of The Overflow! That feels like a milestone to us, and we’re gonna celebrate by giving you a newsletter by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. We’re skilling up, putting breadcrumbs down, and virtually speaking out. From the blog…
code-for-a-living May 4, 2020

Learning to work asynchronously takes time

Whether you have worked in a traditional office or work remotely, software development has always had an asynchronous nature to it. But now that almost all of us are working remotely, it’s important to define exactly what it means to work asynchronously and look at some specific tips for folks that are new to it.…
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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…