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company March 22, 2017

Now Live: Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2017 Results

What do developers want? And how do they get the job done? Every year since 2011, we’ve asked developers these questions (and many, many more) as part of our annual Stack Overflow Developer Survey, the largest and most comprehensive survey of developers in the world. More than 64,000 developers told us this year how they…
company March 14, 2017

El estado de Stack Overflow en español: Febrero 2017

Continuamos presentando algunos números interesantes mensuales.  En esta ocasión, nos toca reportar sobre el mes de febrero. ¿Qué les parece lo siguiente? Las 5 preguntas más respondidas: ¿Cómo generar identificadores únicos con JavaScript? – 8 respuestas ¿Cual es la diferencia entre static y final? – 6 respuestas Contar números negativos de un array en php –…
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Manager, International Community Team
company March 9, 2017

Does Anyone Actually Visit Stack Overflow’s Home Page?

Yesterday we were amused to see this post on Reddit’s sysadmin forum: Our architecture lead Nick Craver looked into this and gave a great answer, including that about 29% of the previous day’s Stack Overflow traffic was to the home page. From his perspective as a system administrator, that’s exactly the right analysis. Nick’s team…
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Data Scientist (former)
company February 15, 2017

How Do Students Use Stack Overflow?

Since Stack Overflow was founded, we’ve described it as “a question and answer site for professional and enthusiast programmers.” It supports both experienced developers who code as part of their work, and people who are learning as part of a university curriculum. So just how many of our users are students? We on the Data…
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Data Scientist (former)
company February 14, 2017

How Stack Overflow Redesigned the Top Navigation

You may have noticed that we’re sporting a new look today. We launched this update today as part of a series of changes supporting our core mission: Make developers’ lives better. In the past year, we fully integrated our by-developers, for-developers Jobs product. We added a whole new content type — Documentation — to help…
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Product Creative Director (former)
company February 7, 2017

El estado de Stack Overflow en español: Enero 2017

Entramos ya al segundo mes del año y la cosa sigue moviendose rápidamente. Es nuestra costumbre el compartir algunos numeritos para que se vayan dando una idea de como va todo con el sitio. Les presento algunos numeros interesantes del mes de enero: Miembros que contestaron la cantidad más grande del mes: Jorgesys – ¡123…
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Manager, International Community Team
company January 30, 2017

Developers without Borders: The Global Stack Overflow Network

A while back I encountered a developer who shared a story of a positive experience on Stack Overflow. He’d asked a question late one Sunday on Labor Day weekend, and been delighted that he’d quickly gotten multiple responses. He said he was impressed that someone else in San Francisco was also “burning the midnight oil,”…
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Data Scientist (former)
Podcast Orange
company January 30, 2017

Podcast #100: Jeff Atwood Is Back! (For Today)

Welcome to the Stack Overflow podcast #100!! Recorded Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Stack Overflow headquarters in NYC. Today’s podcast is brought to you by the Cheeseburger. “It’s a hamburger, topped with cheese!” But the real question is: Is a cheeseburger a sandwich? The podcast is also brought to you by IBM Compose. Compose has…
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Operations Manager (former)
community January 26, 2017

Stack Exchange Year in Review 2016

I am not myself at all wise, nor have I anything to show which is the invention or birth of my own soul, but those who converse with me profit. Some of them appear dull enough at first, but afterwards, as our acquaintance ripens, if the god is gracious to them, they all make astonishing…
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Community Manager (former)
Podcast Orange
company January 23, 2017

Podcast #99: The Requested Operation Requires Elevation

Welcome to the Stack Overflow podcast #99 recorded Thursday, January 19 at the Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. Today’s podcast is brought to you by Reverse Polish notation. 25 enter 16 plus It’s 41! We actually have 2 sponsors for today: Grace Hopper – A program of Fullstack Academy. The Grace Hopper Program is an…
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Operations Manager (former)