newsletter February 21, 2020

The Overflow #11: Efficiently lazy

February 2020 Welcome to ISSUE #11 of The Overflow, a newsletter by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams of React Training. You can read more about it here. In this week’s newsletter, we’re efficiently lazy, calculating probabilities in chocolates, and thinking about how to maintain open source.…
code-for-a-living February 20, 2020

Requirements volatility is the core problem of software engineering

It's now been more than 50 years since the first IFIP Conference on Software Engineering, and in that time there have been many different software engineering methodologies, processes, and models proposed to help software developers achieve that predictable and cost-effective process. But 50 years later, we still seem to see the same kinds of problems we always have: late delivery, unsatisfactory results, and complete project failures.
code-for-a-living February 18, 2020

Trying to find your first dev job? Here’s what employers are actually looking for.

Interview processes run the gamut from a few conversations, to hours of writing code on a whiteboard, to evaluative social events with the team. It can all seem very mysterious and nerve-wracking from the outside. But here’s the big secret: No matter what kind of process you step into, the hiring team, really, is only trying to figure out three things.
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February 4, 2020

Podcast: Your Buddy is Typing

Teresa Dietrich, Stack Overflow's new Chief Product Officer, talks about the time a new feature for AOL Instant Messenger almost took down the company's whole network.
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