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 February 26, 2021

The Overflow #61: I followed my dreams and got demoted to software developer

Welcome to ISSUE #61 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, understanding communication cultures, the lack of inconsistencies in Newton’s universe, and understanding how CPUs handle negative numbers. From the blog Why are video calls so tiring? You might be…
newsletter February 25, 2021

The Overflow #62:The pros and cons of being a FAANG developer

Welcome to ISSUE #62 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, get started with statistics in Python, improve your Xcode workflow, and make your typography more accessible with CSS clamp. From the blog The pros and cons of being a…
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newsletter February 12, 2021

The Overflow #60: Sequencing DNA with a USB dongle and open source

Welcome to ISSUE #60 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 sourcing DNA sequencers, Clubhouse, and finding the Nth prime number. From the blog Learn to program BASIC with a Twitter bot stackoverflow.blogTurns out you can do a lot in…
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newsletter January 29, 2021

The Overflow #58: The ecological cost of #cryptoart

Welcome to ISSUE #58 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 unreasonable ecological cost of #cryptoart, why nobody is practicing continuous deployment, and our new feature: personalized feeds on Stack Overflow for Teams. From the blog Personalized feeds now…
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newsletter January 22, 2021

The Overflow #57: /dev/null on demand

Welcome to ISSUE #57 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, teach your kids coding basics with fun apps, draw straight lines by hand, and recreate Minecraft with React in about an hour. From the blog Want to teach your…
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newsletter January 15, 2021

The Overflow #56: An engineering argument

Welcome to ISSUE #56 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 say farewell to Winterbash 2020, look for evidence that a program is being emulated, and create a chess AI that matches the skill of a player instead of…
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newsletter January 1, 2021

The Overflow #54: Talking crypto

Welcome to ISSUE #54 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. While we are off for the holidays, we still have some sweet newsletter presents to give: your digital identity and you, dealing with sudden bursts of errors, and the secret origin…
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newsletter December 25, 2020

The Overflow #53: Winter Bash is here!

Welcome to ISSUE #53 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 on the cusp of holiday festivities, and we here at Stack Overflow hope you and yours are happy and safe this season. This week, we’ve got a first look at…
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newsletter December 18, 2020

The Overflow #52: The semantic future of the web

Welcome to ISSUE #52 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. While you’re sipping on eggnog and munching some gingerbread, read about how to safely update IoT devices over the air, when it makes sense to cancel your daily scrum, and designing…