Issue 194

Welcome to ISSUE #194 of The Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams. This week: the first part of our saga of moving Teams to the cloud, the reason that programming languages usually delimit strings, and the end of the argument whether tabs or spaces are better.

From the blog

A new look and feel for the Stack Overflow blog

We're updating things to highlight community contributions, make it easier to keep tabs on our latest releases, and connect your Stack Overflow account to the discussion happening on the blog.

Journey to the cloud part I: Migrating Stack Overflow Teams to Azure

Stack Overflow for Teams' journey to the cloud started with a new name.

What it’s like being a professional workplace bestie (Ep. 603)

Stack Overflow’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are a cornerstone of our efforts to create a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace.

Learn about the document data model with MongoDB University

MongoDB’s document data model is a powerful way to store and retrieve data in any modern programming language and lets you move quickly while building applications. Learn how to get started with this free course on the document model.

Interesting questions

Coworker hiding and stealing lab material

Sadly, this is typical of the staff at Raccoon National Laboratory.

Has anyone been charged with a crime committed in space?

In space, no one can hear you embezzle.

Why do headphone speakers sound 'tinny' when far from the ear?

It might seem counter-intuitive to those of you whose neighbors blast their bass through your walls at night.

Why do programming languages use delimiters (quotes) for strings?

What if your string accidently contains a function?

Links from around the web

Tabs are objectively better than spaces

Could this end the tabs vs spaces debate once and for all?

Some possible reasons for 8-bit bytes

Ever wonder why the x86 architecture uses 8-bit bytes?

The ideal viewport doesn’t exist

You simply don't know how users are going to access your application.

The complexity of writing an efficient NodeJS Docker image

Docker can get pretty daunting to deal with, but there's some solid tips in here to make it more manageable!

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