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.

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newsletter July 23, 2021

The Overflow #83: Steady paycheck or solo project?

Welcome to ISSUE #83 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: how to get started programming with Python, why crackpots show up in peer-reviewed journals, and when flashy animations trigger motion sickness. From the blog Learning from the real world:…
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newsletter July 16, 2021

The Overflow #82: Best practices for comments

Welcome to ISSUE #82 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 you should mentor others, does GPL apply to neural network models, and hacking the React AST. From the blog Best practices for writing code comments stackoverflow.blogWhile there are many…
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newsletter July 2, 2021

The Overflow #80: Introducing Collectives

Welcome to ISSUE #80 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: The best approach to low priority bugs, working towards a better metric for responsiveness, and introducing our latest product—CollectivesTM.  From the blog Announcing the launch of Collectives on Stack Overflow stackoverflow.blogWe’re thrilled…
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newsletter June 25, 2021

The Overflow #79: Zoom! Enhance! Super resolution!

Welcome to ISSUE #79 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: machine learning makes 480p into 1080p, stairs and their effect on potential energy, and how open source affects build vs. buy decisions. From the blog Zoom, enhance. There! We…
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newsletter June 4, 2021

The Overflow #76: The 2021 Dev Survey now open!

Welcome to ISSUE #76 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. The new Developer Survey is here! But also: precise measurements using imprecise tools and a visual walkthrough of Kubernetes. From the blog The 2021 Developer Survey is now open! stackoverflow.blogWe want to…
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newsletter May 28, 2021

The Overflow #75: Where design meets development

Welcome to ISSUE #75 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: Rebuilding static sites a little at a time, telling the difference between decompilers and disassemblers, and five tools to fix security holes. From the blog Incremental Static Regeneration: Building…
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newsletter May 21, 2021

The Overflow #74: Behind the scenes at SpaceX

Welcome to ISSUE #74 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: So long to a podcast co-host, it’s a good year to go to Mars, and neural networks doing the important work of making video games more realistic. From the…
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newsletter May 14, 2021

The Overflow #73: Open source helicopters on Mars

Welcome to ISSUE #73 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: open source contributions take a helicopter to Mars, bug bounties cause real damage, and GitHub Actions give you a shortcut to continuous deployment. From the blog Find knowledge faster:…