Sascha Wolf started using Stack Overflow as resource for homework help. But it quickly became his community, and a path to new career opportunities.
Using cutting edge tech can help you move fast. But what happens when something breaks and you can't find experts with an answer? There are pros and cons to being a pioneer.
One of the most powerful attributes of Stack Overflow (SO) is the accumulation of developers’ knowledge over time. Community members have contributed more than 18 million questions and 27 million answers. When a developer is stuck on a coding problem, they search through this vast trove of information to see if a solution to their…
Some life lessons for how to approach the craft of coding and the journey of becoming a better developer.
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…
Felipe Hoffa, a Developer Advocate for Google Cloud, explains how he used BigQuery to organize Stack Overflow tags into interesting groups.
Big companies are spending billions to acquire popular startups offering toolkits for data analysis. But open source alternatives provide developers another, more flexible option.
There is a growing lack of practice time for students and doctors to work on their surgical techniques. A new VR training system thinks it can help.
When Anjana Vakil and Natalia Margolis applied to speak at !!Con (read Bang Bang Con) this year, they wanted to take the call for ‘non-traditional’ talks to heart while still sharing useful insights. They decided to tackle the following question: why recursion poses a problem for the finite-memory call stack. That could be quite a…