The Overflow #111: Why securing code repos is a shared responsibility

Welcome to ISSUE #111 of The Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams. This week: why securing your code repos is a shared responsibility, finding the flow state, and the discovery of nuclear energy.

From the blog

Securing the data in your online code repository is a shared responsibility
What would you do if your code repositories suddenly stopped working?

Keeping technologists in the flow state
Stack Overflow CEO Prashanth Chandrasekar reflects on 2021.

How to defend your attention and find a flow state
Modern apps have been engineered to capture your attention. We explore how to break free and find more focus for your own programming.

Vision AI hardware for software developers promotion
The latest ready-to-go vision AI solutions make incorporating intelligent computer vision possible for makers of every kind. Read this blog to learn more.

Interesting questions

Why can atoms only gain or lose electrons and not protons?
Congratulations! You have just discovered nuclear energy!

Squishy vectors
Solve a number puzzle in the smallest possible code.

I accidentally deleted /usr/bin/test and now I can’t update, upgrade, or install packages
“Please help me.”

Job prospects after math PhD in cryptography
Is getting a PhD like flying a fighter jet? Not so much.

Performance optimization for three.js web animations
This is a great primer on working with animation libraries without impacting your site’s performance.

Why don’t developers take accessibility seriously?
Accessibility is an evergreen topic and incredibly different depending on the type of developer you are. Here’s an overview of those varying perspectives.

Trailing slashes on URLs: contentious or settled?
Who knew a single character could be so controversial? Here’s a great look at how a trailing slash can affect performance, SEO, assets, and moooore.

Build a Wordle-like SMS game with Twilio Serverless
If you’re as into Wordle as we are, you might enjoy this tutorial on how to build your own SMS-based version.

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