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.

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…
newsletter May 22, 2020

The Overflow #22: The power of sharing

May 2020 Welcome to ISSUE #22 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. We’re pondering the benefits of sharing your work, pushing the limits of children’s names, and praising accessibility in the time of Covid-19. From the blog Ensuring…
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 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 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:…
newsletter April 17, 2020

The Overflow #17: Legally beige

April 2020 Welcome to ISSUE #17 of The Overflow, a newsletter by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams. Just like the white winged dove, you’re on the edge of newsletter seventeen. This week, we’re introducing a robot that flags unfriendly comments, checking a US nickel’s magnetism, and…