Yearly Archives: 2019

code-for-a-living July 30, 2019

Find Help Online Mindfully — and Effectively!

Here’s a situation that might sound familiar: you’re in the middle of a project, and you realize you’re tackling a problem you haven’t seen before. Perhaps your search function query is returning too many results, which is slowing down your website. You figure you shouldn’t display the data all at once, and you’ve heard about…
Avatar for Max Pekarsky
Software Engineer
company July 25, 2019

Introducing Custom Filters

Custom Filters are available to public Stack Overflow users today! The new feature allows a new way of navigating and discovering questions that are relevant to you on Stack Overflow. This rollout is part of our continuing efforts to make the core Q&A experience on Stack Overflow better, and we’re looking forward to improving this feature and many more with your help.
Avatar for Jon Chan
Engineering Manager, Public Platform
engineering July 22, 2019

How Stack Overflow upgraded from Windows Server 2012

Warning: This post is long. While working through this massive server upgrade/migration process, tears were shed, many cuss words were uttered, along with a general feeling of frustration, which ultimately culminated into extreme happiness once the migration was completed. The scale and complexity of the implementation factor into the length of this post, and I’ll share…
Avatar for Taryn Pratt
Database Administrator at Stack Overflow - Former