code-for-a-living May 4, 2020

Learning to work asynchronously takes time

Whether you have worked in a traditional office or work remotely, software development has always had an asynchronous nature to it. But now that almost all of us are working remotely, it’s important to define exactly what it means to work asynchronously and look at some specific tips for folks that are new to it.…
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:…
code-for-a-living April 23, 2020

The final Python 2 release marks the end of an era

For you Python users who have been unwilling (or unable) to upgrade to version 3, there’s yet another reason to get motivated: python.org has released Python 2.7.18, the absolute last official release for Python 2.  While it doesn’t add much in terms of features, it does act as a milestone. This release comes after official…
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…
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the-loop April 16, 2020

The Loop: Feedback Frameworks

After speaking with subject matter experts, we decided to take a step back. In this post, we list and organize our methods of feedback into a matrix. The goal is to offer a clear framework to follow and to identify areas that could use bolstering with alternative methods.
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