The Overflow #77: Stack Overflow’s exciting next chapter!

By | Thu, 17 Jun 21

Welcome to ISSUE #77 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. We’ll lead with the big news: Stack Overflow is getting acquired by Prosus; see our first item for more information. But wait, there’s more: being a team player when your team is in other time zones and behind the scenes on how web servers actually work.

From the blog

Prosus’s acquisition of Stack Overflow: Our exciting next chapter stackoverflow.blog
Prosus has announced its intention to acquire Stack Overflow for 1.8 billion dollars. This is tremendously exciting news for our employees, our customers, our community members, and for our shareholders. Our CEO shares what it all means.

CSS in SVG in CSS: Shipping confetti to Stack Overflow’s design system stackoverflow.blog
Stack Overflow celebrates site accomplishments with confetti in multiple places. That means it’s time to formalize it in our design system.

Podcast 343: Unpacking observability and OpenTelemetry with Spiros Xanthos of Splunk stackoverflow.blog
As our applications move from local hardware to a sprawling array of clouds and containers, figuring out how they behave and what’s gone wrong is key.

Designed for modern software teams, CircleCI’s continuous integration and delivery platform helps developers push code with confidence. promotion
Trusted by thousands of companies, from four-person startups to Fortune 500 businesses, CircleCI helps teams take their software from idea to delivery, quickly, safely, and at scale. Learn why high-performing DevOps teams use CircleCI to automate and accelerate their CI/CD pipelines.

Interesting questions

What is a good random data CBC padding scheme? crypto.stackexchange.com
Adding padding to plaintext opens you up to certain cipher attacks.  

How can I maintain cooperation while declining meetings scheduled past my local bed time?  workplace.stackexchange.com
Asking colleagues to respect your time zone doesn’t make you less of a team player

Local network loses internet when a certain device connects superuser.com
More like net-won’t-work anymore.

Why aren’t you supposed to report status in standups?  pm.stackexchange.com
Today in “You’re doing Agile wrong…”

We need to talk about WCAG level-level.com
Over 95% of websites have accessibility problems. We need to find a better approach

A new way to reduce font loading impact: CSS font descriptors  www.smashingmagazine.com
Web fonts can be the bane of your website’s existence when it comes to performance. Some upcoming font options may be able to solve that.

Svelte for the experienced React dev css-tricks.com
Svelte is gaining traction in the web community with its fast build times and intuitive setup. Here’s how to get started with it if you’re used to other frameworks!

How do web servers work? dev.to
If you’ve never really thought about how web servers function, here’s a practical look from the ground up!

Onboard, organize, and bring your team up to speed in a jiffy. Try Stack Overflow for Teams.

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