podcast June 2, 2020

Podcast 240: JavaScript is ready to get its own place

We're celebrating some big birthdays for Node.js and Javascript.
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This week we chat about tiptoeing out of lockdown, a leadership change at Magic Leap, and where Node.js and JavaScript sit as they turn 11 and 25-years-old, respectively. Plus, Boo.com, and throwbacks to the callbacks of the past.

Episode Notes

Has there ever been a tech startup that raised just shy of $3 billion, inflation-adjusted for any era, while barely making a ripple with actual customers? Magic Leap just pocketed a fresh $350 million in funding, on the condition that its co-founder and CEO Rony Abovitz, agree to step aside and allow new leadership to take the reins. We chat AR/VR, dot-com flameouts, and why crazy tech is worth believing in.

Sara hips us to the 11th anniversary of Node.js and the 25th anniversary of JavaScript. The latter has the distinction of being the only language to appear in the top 10 for most loved and most hated languages on our 2020 developer survey

Paul and Sara reminisce about JavaScript callbacks. Hard work builds character, don’t ya know.

This episode was recorded before the recent protests, and so does not contain any discussion of the current events roiling the United States. We will touch on it in future episodes, but you can find Stack Overflow’s statement on it here.

If you would like a written transcript of this episode, it’s available here.

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newsletter March 6, 2020

The Overflow #12: Plain text

Welcome to ISSUE #12 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 seeing what's up with Blazor, wondering if it's legal to crack MD5 hashes, and making the most of our JavaScript console.
community March 31, 2020

Podcast 222: Learning From our Moderators

This podcast is meant to reach the Stack community, so we thought it would be great to have some of the moderators who help keep our communities running come on the show and chat about what they do and what they are seeing.
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Director of Content