The Overflow #98: Front End: JavaScript. Back End: Also JavaScript.

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Welcome to ISSUE #98 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 home team talks through their first ten years in programming, ways to cope with murderous wizards, and science goes too far by rendering DOOM via checkboxes.

From the blog

Node.js makes fullstack programming easy with server-side JavaScript
Here’s why JavaScript became the language of choice for front-end and back-end web dev.

Strong teams are more than just connected, they are communities
Organizations and leaders have a responsibility to ensure people are heard, to build high levels of trust, and to enable them to show up authentically so they can do their best work.

Podcast 387: The first ten years of our programming lives
Everybody starts somewhere with coding, even if that’s just to make your favorite game better.

Couchbase Capella database-as-a service. Try it free. promotion
Capella DBaaS is flexible, full-featured and fully managed – with built-in access via K/V, SQL and full text search. It’s blazing fast, yet surprisingly affordable. Try Capella today for free.

Interesting questions

How do I stop annoyed wizards from killing people all the time?
“The plural of wizard is war.”

Endless sine generation in C
Time is a flat circle, no wait, a repeating wave.

What is the purpose of storing multiple lower resolution versions of the same original image?
Might as well shrink them ahead of time in case the debigulator is on the fritz.

Is it normal for a skilled data scientist to be considered a “Swiss knife” and be assigned everything but data science tasks? [Closed, but fun]
Have you tried doing your other tasks badly?

Photoshop’s journey to the web
Just a few years back, it would blow people’s minds to think software like Photoshop could run in the browser. We’re closer than ever to the browser acting a full fledged “operating system” for heavy duty apps..

Where does GraphQL fit In the stack?
Front-end? Back-end? Middleware? Something else? GraphQL can live in various places, but where does it fit best? 

Why outdated jQuery is still the dominant JavaScript library
“A staggering 78% of the top one million websites use jQuery in some way.” What is dead may never die.

DOOM rendered via checkboxes
Has science gone too far? Probably. Check out how someone painstakingly rendered DOOM with a friendly HTML element.

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