Yearly Archives: 2016

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company December 21, 2016

Stack Overflow Gives Back 2016

It’s hard to believe this has been a thing for eight years now. Every year since 2009, we’ve set aside this time of year to remember the people and the organizations who desperately need our help. It started with Stack Overflow LLC when three employees and three sites decided to “give back” with some charitable…
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Director of Community Development (former)
insights December 20, 2016

Developers, Webmasters, and Ninjas: What’s in a Job Title?

Is there a difference between a “software engineer” and a “software developer”? How many years of experience do you need to be “senior,” or a “team lead”? Do people still call themselves “webmasters”? Does anyone actually describe themselves as a “rockstar” or “ninja”? If you’re hiring a developer, or on the job market yourself, understanding…
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Data Scientist (former)
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podcast December 19, 2016

Podcast #97: Where Did You Get That Hat?!

Welcome to the Stack Overflow Podcast #97 recorded Thursday, December 15 at the Stack Overflow Headquarters in NYC, home to the some of the crappiest airports in the western Hemisphere (Yup, Joel talks about travel in this episode). Today’s show is brought to you by Mott St. Get anything that you want (really, anything) for…
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Operations Manager (former)
community December 19, 2016

It’s Hat Season…Announcing Winter Bash 2016

Another year is rapidly coming to an end, which means it’s time for some fun. Fun with hats! That’s right, it’s time for our annual event that brings joy to all and creates hat-fanatics everywhere… Winter Bash! Starting today through the end of the day on 8 January 2017, you’ll be able to earn and…
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Database Administrator at Stack Overflow
company December 15, 2016

You Can Now Play with Stack Overflow Data on Google’s BigQuery

If you’ve ever wanted to get a statistic about Stack Overflow or your favorite Stack Exchange site, you may have used our Stack Exchange Data Explorer, aka SEDE. (This is separate from our regular “data dumps” meant for researchers and others who want to work with large chunks of the content.) Launched in 2010, SEDE…
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Marketing (Former)
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podcast December 12, 2016

Podcast #96: A Face Full of Code

Welcome to the Stack Overflow Podcast #96 recorded on December 8, 2016 at the Stack Overflow headquarters in the jackhammer capital of the world (probably), NYC. Today’s podcast is brought to you by the Pizza Saver, otherwise known as the small table thingie that keeps your pizza from sticking to the top of the box.…
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Operations Manager (former)
company December 7, 2016

El estado de Stack Overflow en español Noviembre 2016

Casi se termina el 2016 y para los que no lo saben, ¡esto quiere decir que llevamos un poco más de un año de existencia! Stack Overflow en español ha superado todas las expectativas y seguimos nuestro camino hacia la dominación global. Dado a que existen desarrolladores como tú que están interesados en compartir el…
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Manager, Community Management Team
engineering November 29, 2016

Stack Overflow – Counting Developers with Providence

Capturing developer trends data For the last two years, we have contributed data on developer trends across Europe to The State of European Tech Report, created by Atomico and Slush. The way we captured the developer trends data changed this year as we rebuilt our data analysis platform called Providence. Providence is our machine learning…
code-for-a-living November 22, 2016

Pair Programming and How It Can Make You a Better Programmer

Pair programming, where two developers share a single workstation, has grown more common and less controversial over the years, but many still haven’t tried it themselves. In pair programming one participant is the “driver,” who actually writes code, and the other is the “navigator,” who checks the driver’s work as it’s done and keeps an…
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Marketing (Former)
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podcast November 21, 2016

Podcast #95: Shakespearean SQL Server

Welcome to the Stack Overflow Podcast #95 recorded Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. Our sponsor today is double-entry bookkeeping. Invented in 1494 in Milan by Leonardo da Vinci’s lover, probably. Conveniently enough, that’s Jay’s new title! In this week’s rant, the gang discusses Microsoft Connect(); // 2016 where Channel 9…
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