Hello and welcome to the brand new Stack Overflow blog! When I joined Stack Overflow in 2019, the world looked very different. From our office building in the Financial District of Manhattan, we helped to kick off a new look and feel for the blog and to commit ourselves to posting articles that would deliver value to the developers and technologists who use our websites and products. I didn't have an inkling at the time that we would soon be a fully remote company that we would be reimaging how our users can interact with Stack Overflow through updated search and our own additions to an IDE.
As you may notice, the blog now features some of our favorite questions from around the Stack Exchange Network. We've been including these in our newsletter since it launched, and we wanted to bring this feature to the blog as it highlights the incredible contributions that arrive every day. I mean, who wouldn’t be curious about this:
We've also begun to leverage some of wisdom and excellent writing which our users contribute to write articles that highlight their contributions and put them in the context of longer-form essays. This piece on technical debt includes a number of links to fantastic answers from Stack Overflow users. To better integrate the blog with the overall Stack Overflow experience, we've enabled the ability to comment using your Stack Overflow account and bring over your username, profile, and reputation.
When we announced the launch of OverflowAI, we told you that we would be inviting users in to help us beta test new products and features and to guide the roadmap for how Stack Overflow approaches artificial intelligence. We want to ensure that our Community stays at the center of this new technology and that the data on which artificial intelligence models are trained recognizes the contributions of humans. To that end, we've added a new section to the blog highlighting our latest releases. It's an easy place to stop in and see what's been happening with our products and features and to get involved if you want to join our Stack Overflow Labs.
Like any big software update, this one will no doubt have a few bugs. Please let us know if you spot any issues and we'll work to fix them as fast as possible.