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  • If you hang out on Meta Stack Overflow, you may have noticed news from time to time about A/B tests of various features here at Stack Overflow. We use A/B testing to compare a new version to a baseline for a design, a machine learning model, or practically any feature of what we do here at Stack Overflow; these tests are part of our decision-making process. Which version of a button, predictive mo...

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  • Welcome to The Stack Overflow Podcast episode #119 recorded Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. Today’s motley crew includes VP and GM of Stack Overflow Jay Hanlon, CTO David Fullerton, News Editor Ilana Yitzhaki, me, Producer Jess.  Joining us are very special guests Michael Ludden, Director of Product at IBM Developer labs for IBM Watson, and SO Content Marketing Manager ...

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  • Whether it’s your first position out of college or a more advanced, senior role, receiving a job offer in development is an exciting accomplishment. It can be easy to get wrapped up in the excitement, but you need to keep your wits about you for just a little bit longer so you can get through the process of negotiating your salary. While your salary is one part of the package, it’s important to un...

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  • Welcome to The Stack Overflow Podcast episode #118 recorded Thursday, October 5 at Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. Even without Joel, who’s still out working on NamCoin, there’s still a full house! Including VP Jay Hanlon, CTO David Fullerton, News Editor Ilana Yitzhaki, me, Producer Jess, and a whole slew of guests. The post Podcast #118 – What’s a Travel-Hacker, Anyway? appeared first on Stack Overfl...

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  • We found in a previous post that Python has a solid claim to being the fastest-growing programming language in terms of Stack Overflow visits. The post The Impressive Growth of R appeared first on Stack Overflow Blog.

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  • According to the National Center for Women & Information Technology, only 26% of professional computing roles in the workforce in the US are held by women. Within prominent companies in the industry, the numbers tend to be even lower. It’s clear that there’s work to be done. Many organizations are putting in the work to increase diversity, but in the face of omnipresent cultural touchpoints like t...

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  • On the data team here at Stack Overflow, we spend a lot of time and energy thinking about tech ecosystems and how technologies are related to each other. We use these kinds of relationships all over the place, from making the user experience of everyone coming to Stack Overflow better by suggesting relevant content to helping our clients understand how to hire developers. One way to get at this id...

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  • Welcome, welcome, welcome to The Stack Overflow Podcast #117, recorded Thursday, September 28 in our beautiful SO NYC HQ. That’s a lot of letters. The post Podcast #117 – Your Friendly Neighborhood Code Mentor appeared first on Stack Overflow Blog.

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  • By now you’ve probably heard about Stack Overflow’s commitment to making remote work, well… work. If not, you can read about it here, here, and a whole page of links here. Seriously, we care about it a LOT. At Stack Overflow we want to hire the best person for the job, even if that person is in Salt Lake City, Utah; Berlin, Germany; or Sao Paolo, Brazil. Promoting remote work promotes diversity, a...

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  • Software development is a global industry, and programmers everywhere rely on Stack Overflow to find solutions to their problems. But as we’ve analyzed before, different countries use different languages and technologies. The post What Do Software Developers Use in Germany? appeared first on Stack Overflow Blog.

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  • Thanks for tuning in for Stack Overflow podcast # 116 recorded Thursday, September 21. We usually record at our Stack Overflow HQ in NYC, but today, in true remote-first fashion, we are being recorded from Florida, Utah, Washington, and NYC. The post Podcast #116 – What is Technology? Do We Even Know? appeared first on Stack Overflow Blog.

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  • As Joel often says, “developers are writing the script for the future,” and that is definitely the case when it comes to AI. The knowledge shared on Stack Overflow includes an ever-growing pool on AI and related topics such as machine learning, natural language processing and deep learning. From C to Lisp to Java to Python, professional developers and those learning the craft are eager to learn, s...

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  • Today, we launched the Stack Overflow Salary Calculator, a tool that allows developers and employers to find typical salaries based on experience level, location, specific technologies, and education. The post How Much Do Developers Earn? Find Out with the Stack Overflow Salary Calculator appeared first on Stack Overflow Blog.

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  • Welcome (back!) to The Stack Overflow Podcast recorded Thursday, September 14 at Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. Joining us today are the usual crew: VP of Stack Overflow Jay Hanlon, CTO David Fullerton, News Editor Ilana Yitzhaki, and me, producer Jess Pardue. Special guest today is Stack Overflow Podcast producer alum, bow-tie enthusiast, and Director of Community Abby Mars. The post Podcast #115 – St...

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  • We recently showed that, based on Stack Overflow question visits, Python has a claim to being the fastest-growing major programming language, and that it has become the most visited tag on Stack Overflow within high-income countries. The post Why is Python Growing So Quickly? appeared first on Stack Overflow Blog.

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  • We recently explored how wealthy countries (those defined as high-income by the World Bank) tend to visit a different set of technologies than the rest of the world. Among the largest differences we saw was in the programming language Python. When we focus on high-income countries, the growth of Python is even larger than it might appear from tools like Stack Overflow Trends, or in other rankings ...

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  • When developers are deciding between job offers, they’ll weigh factors such as salary, growth potential, and work benefits. One important benefit for developers on the cusp of starting families will be the opportunity to take paid parental leave. The post 5 Tech Companies With Great Parental Leave Policies appeared first on Stack Overflow Blog.

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  • Here at Stack Overflow, we’re interested in using our data to share insights about the worldwide software development community. This recent post on the distribution of mobile developers is a good example: it explored traffic to Android questions from around the world, and found that Android tended to be visited more from lower-income countries than from higher-income ones. The post A Tale of Two ...

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  • In a previous post, we used the Stack Overflow Trends tool to look at how technology usage in mobile development has changed over time. But we’ve often found that popular languages, platforms and technologies differ across cities and countries as well. The post Where in the World is Mobile Development? appeared first on Stack Overflow Blog.

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  • Last week, Adobe announced that they would stop supporting Flash by 2020. In some ways this is surprising: I still sometimes run into pages that require Flash, and you can still find a few defenders of the platform in the software development community. The post Flash is Dead: What Technologies Might Be Next? appeared first on Stack Overflow Blog.

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  • Welcome to the Stack Overflow podcast recorded Thursday July 20 at Stack Overflow Headquearters in NYC. Your hosts today are podcast regulars Jay Hanlon, David Fullerton, and Ilana Yitzhaki, plus the quite irregular Matt Sherman (Stack Overflow Engineering Manager extraordinaire). This week’s episode is brought to you by Game of Thrones Season 5 Spoilers as well as Stack Overflow Channels. Everyth...

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  • Welcome back to the Stack Overflow podcast episode #112 recorded Thursday, July 13th at Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. Today’s hosting duties fall to Jay Hanlon as Joel is still busy alphabetizing his socks. Joining him is newly minted CTO David Fullerton, Fog Creek Community Engineer and Star Wars scholar Jenn Schiffer, and can-totally-tell-the-difference-between-Moff-and-Mon-Mothma podcast producer J...

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  • Welcome to a very special episode of The Stack Overflow Podcast recorded Thursday, June 8 at Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. Why is this a very special episode, you ask? It’s all about Site Reliability Engineers (SRE). Joel and Jay are away (slackers) so David is running the show along with Ilana and 3 members of our very own SRE team. Tom Limoncelli, Mark Henderson, and Jason Harvey are here to discuss...

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  • Welcome to The Stack Overflow Podcast recorded Thursday May 18, 2017 at the same place they are always recorded: Stack Overflow HQ in NYC! Today’s episode is brought to you by Shabbos Goy, Maori face markings, and the brand new Stack Overflow App! (And no, Windows phone is still not supported…) The post Podcast #110 – IBM, You’re Wrong appeared first on Stack Overflow Blog.

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  • Welcome to the Stack Overflow Podcast recorded Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. Joel is in Vienna this week at the WeAreDevs conference, so Jay is taking the reigns along with David “Rexalicious” Fullerton, Ilana Yitzaki, and me, your friendly neighborhood podcast producer! This episode is brought to you by Stack Overflow Jobs. Join the thousand other developers who have created...

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  • When people ask me what they should know first about going into technical interviews, they get the same answer: be prepared to talk. The post How to Talk About Yourself in an Interview appeared first on Stack Overflow Blog.

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