Welcome to ISSUE #39 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. It’s a big, round milestone, so we’re celebrating the way we always do: giving you the scoop on future robo-coders, getting names for lonely lists, and marking the moment when Moment.js…
Our CTO shares her process for selecting who to hire, and offers insight on how developers can position themselves for success.
In a move that has significant implications for the tech industry, U.S.-based graphics chip maker Nvidia announced last week that it would purchase U.K.-based Arm Holdings from Japanese investment firm Softbank for $40 billion. For anyone programming for AI, data processing, or embedded systems, this could mean your data intensive applications will soon be running…
The next big revolution in coding practice might be closer than we think, and it involves helping computers to code themselves. By utilizing natural language processing and neural networks, some researchers think that within a few years we can remove humans entirely from the coding process. If you work as a coder, you'll be glad to hear that they are wrong.
No matter how well-intentioned and free wheeling a project is, at some point, to succeed at scale, decisions need to be made and conflicts need to be resolved. But is a project managed best by a single person with the final say or through building consensus with a committee of several people?
OOP has been wildly successful. But was the success just a coincidence? And can it still offer something unique in 2020 that other programming paradigms cannot?
Last week, JetBrains released Kotlin 1.4 to the programming community. The update added some new language features but also put a strong focus on improving quality-of-life and performance, especially when paired with JetBrains’s own IntelliJ IDEA IDE. Kotlin is a programming language best known as “Java without the warts.” It can compile both to Java…
To offer a seamless developer experience, we wanted to create a specialized programming language, called Motoko, that is designed to directly support the programming model of the Internet Computer, making it easier to efficiently build applications and take advantage of some of the more unusual features of this platform.
Roberta Arcoverde, tech lead for Stack Overflow Teams, provides a deep dive into the decisions that shaped the architecture of Articles, an entirely new content type.
The React community grew organically thanks to its instant popularity. Here's how the folks shepherding that community ensure that everyone who wants to contribute is welcome to.