The Overflow #95: Image search, but for any object IRL

Welcome to ISSUE #95 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 best practices for REST API auth, a physics lesson with air conditioners, and the wonders of the CSS Paint API. From the blog Extracting text from any file […]

Podcast 383: A database built for a firehose

In this episode, we chat with Stephen Goldberg and Kyle Bernhardy from HarperDB. Their startup was born of the firehose of Twitter data during sporting events, and now they have a database designed to scale well for real-time data. Show notes HarperDB is a startup that focuses on highly scalable databases that handle real-time data.  […]

The Overflow #94: Automate away boring standups

Welcome to ISSUE #94 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: how our joke keyboard became real, how we see the light from distant stars, and why any productivity software will eventually be used to play games. From the blog […]

Podcast 382: Wait, we’re all content moderators now?

This week, the home team discusses the environmental impact of blockchain technology, especially as it related to art and NFTs. We also explore the tensions around content moderation, and how users will find ways to turn nearly any opening for interaction into an opportunity for…free expression. Episode Notes Read more about the climate debate surrounding […]