Welcome to the Stack Overflow Podcast #104, recorded Thursday March 9, 2017 at the Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. Today’s podcast is brought to you by Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, the classic episode of The Twilight Zone starring William Shatner. OooOOoo scary. Today’s podcast is also brought to you by Stack Overflow Jobs. In honor of Women’s History Month, Stack Overflow Jobs is showcasing opportunities at companies founded by women. Go to stackoverflow.com/jobs now to level up your career.
Also this week, the return of Startup or Shut Up, our game where the hosts have to guess which ridiculous companies are real, and which are fake.
And as you know, we are preparing a Constitution for Stack Overflow. Last week, we asked:
PRO or CON: Making a sandwich for yourself… do you cut it in half?
The results were cut perfectly in half, 50%-50%. But the winner is Andrew Wilkinson:
PRO All bread products taste better when cut diagonally. True for sandwiches, toast and especially bagels.
— Andrew Wilkinson (@andrew_j_w) March 7, 2017
We see what you did there, Andrew.
This week’s Constitution question:
If you’re writing an IF statement, and you’re comparing a variable to a constant, should you flip it so that you put the constant first?
Post your answer to twitter using the hashtag #StackOverflowPodcast, with either PRO or CON and your explanation (in this case, PRO = yes, you flip them). The best explanation, whether on the winning side or the losing side, will be read on next week’s podcast and win a fabulous STACK OVERFLOW STICKER courtesy of the Stack Overflow Podcast.
Submit your ideas for future constitutional amendments, and one of them might be named after you! Post your proposed constitutional amendment to Twitter using the hashtag #StackOverflowPodcast. And if it’s non-terrible, we may feature it in a future poll.
And if you want to make 8-bit art, check out Jenn Schiffer’s tool. Ilana used it to draw the best dog cow thing I’ve ever seen.