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  • JavaScript UI frameworks and libraries work in cycles. Every six months or so, a new one pops up, claiming that it has revolutionized UI development. Thousands of developers adopt it into their new projects, blog posts are written, Stack Overflow questions are asked and answered, and then a newer (and even more revolutionary) framework pops up to usurp the throne. The post The Brutal Lifecycle of ...

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  • Last week, we bid farewell to Winter Bash and packed our Greatest Hats back into their boxes. It’s always a little sad to see the hats get put away for the year, but I always like to soothe my sorrows by reminiscing. (It’s only been a week and I’m nostalgic already.) The post Farewell, Winter Bash 2017! appeared first on Stack Overflow Blog.

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  • It’s that time of year again—the annual developer survey is now open! This survey marks the 8th year we’ve been asking the developer community for their thoughts on everything from programming languages to career preferences. This year, we added in new questions about artificial intelligence, ethics in coding, and more.  The post Take the 2018 Developer Survey appeared first on Stack Overflow Blog...

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  • One of the most lasting gestures of philanthropy is when folks give so generously of their time and hard-earned knowledge so that others may benefit from their efforts. 2017 marked the year we saw Stack Overflow surpass 15 million questions and almost 4 million more across the network. But this year also marked another milestone — making a lasting difference from our little corner of the Internet....

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  • Welcome to the entirely too jolly holiday episode of the Stack Overflow Podcast, recorded Friday, December 15, 2017 at Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. On today’s island of misfit toys, we have EVP of Culture Jay Hanlon, CTO David Fullerton, Dir. of Community Ops and Mgmt Abby T. Mars, News Editor Ilana Yitzhaki, and me, Producer Jess Pardue. The post Podcast #122 – Hold Me Closer Tiny Dancer, and Dasher...

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  • The Northern Hemisphere temperatures are dropping and the Gregorian New Year draws close. Across Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network, thousands of avatars’ ears grow chilly. It’s the season to warm them up… with hats! The post Winter Bash 2017: Greatest Hits Hats! appeared first on Stack Overflow Blog.

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  • This post is part of a series on how we’re making Channels, the thinking behind the product, and insight into the process. We’ve got smart people working on smart solutions, and continue looking to the community and alpha/beta testers as we iterate toward launch. Read “Why Channels”, the first post in the series for more background info. The post How We’re Designing Channels appeared first on Stac...

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  • Welcome to the Stack Overflow Podcast episode #121 recorded Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. Today’s crew includes VP of Stack Overflow Jay Hanlon, CTO David Fullerton, News Editor Ilana Yitzhaki, SO Engineering Manager Matt Sherman, and me, Producer Jess. Joel is away getting fitted for gutter-drains and tap dancing shoes! The post Podcast # 121 – Another Ducking Episode ap...

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  • Life as a developer (or data scientist, in my case) involves being comfortable with changing technologies. I don’t use the same programming languages that I did at the beginning of my career, and I fully expect to be using different technologies several years from now. Here on the Stack Overflow blog, we’ve talked recently about technologies that are shrinking in popularity and those that are grow...

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Why Channels?

  • As we continue to work on Channels, we wanted to share with you our vision, the thinking behind the product and its intricacies, and insight into the process behind developing it. Not all product problems have been solved, and we hope that we can take you along for the journey. This post is the first in a series on how we’re making Channels. The post Why Channels? appeared first on Stack Overflow ...

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  • On Stack Overflow Jobs, you can create your own Developer Story to showcase your achievements and advance your career. One option you have when creating a Developer Story is to add tags you would like to work with or would not like to work with: The post What are the Most Disliked Programming Languages? appeared first on Stack Overflow Blog.

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  • Welcome to The Stack Overflow Podcast episode #120 recorded Thursday, October 26, 2017 at our Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. As a special treat (or is it a trick?) your hosts today include Fog Creek CEO Anil Slash, self-described Glitch-Witch Jenn Schiffer, podcast Executive Producer Kaitlin (head-on-a) Pike, SO Engineering Manager Matt Sherman Munster, and News Editor Ill-ana Yitzhaki. The post Podcas...

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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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