The Overflow

A newsletter by developers, for developers, curated by Cassidy Williams and the Stack Overflow team. Every week, we’ll share a collection of great questions from our community, news and articles from our blog, and awesome links from around the web.

newsletter August 7, 2020

The Overflow #33: Accelerating our mission

Welcome to ISSUE #33 of the Overflow! In the age of GPT-3, this newsletter is still written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. And if it wasn’t, how would you know? Read on to learn about our Series E fundraise, a React component for rendering guitar chords, and the…
newsletter July 31, 2020

The Overflow #32: The state of pixel perfection

July 2020 Welcome to ISSUE #32 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. Come check out our Q3 Community Roadmap, the dustbin for email addresses, and a DIY smart air conditioner unit. From the blog Linters aren’t in your…
newsletter July 24, 2020

The Overflow #31: Fresh data

July 2020 Welcome to ISSUE #31 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, we’re chatting about diversity at Stack Overflow, wondering whether it’s wise to use your face as a password, and exploring the origin story of…
newsletter July 17, 2020

The Overflow #30: Goodwill hunting

July 2020 Welcome to ISSUE #30 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. For your consideration, lessons learned from flunking code screenings, gas in a chips bag, and data getting to the bottom of the women’s tops on Goodwill.com.…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…