Engineering

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code-for-a-living October 23, 2019

Why Devs (Should) Like Estimates

The impetus to provide an estimate for development work most often comes from non-developer stakeholders in your organization. Learning to do it well can improve collaboration and coordination across departments, making everyone happier and more productive.
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Principal Web Developer, Community
code-for-a-living October 11, 2019

C++ Creator Bjarne Stroustrup Answers Our Top Five C++ Questions

Mariel Frank and Sonny Li, authors of Codecademy’s Learn C++ course, recently got a chance to interview with Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup, the creator of C++.  As part of the interview, he answered the highest voted C++ questions on Stack Overflow. While the whole interview is worth a read, Codecademy has generously allowed us to republish…
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Senior Curriculum Developer, Codecademy
company October 8, 2019

Adding Static Code Analysis to Stack Overflow

As of September 23rd, 2019, we’re applying static analysis to some of the code behind public Stack Overflow, Stack Overflow for Teams, and Stack Overflow Enterprise in order to pre-emptively find and eliminate certain kinds of vulnerabilities. How we accomplished this is an interesting story and also illustrative of advancements in .NET’s open source community.…
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Team Lead, Data
Two people review code
code-for-a-living September 30, 2019

How to Make Good Code Reviews Better

I have been doing day-to-day code reviews for over a decade now. The benefits of code reviews are plenty: someone spot checks your work for errors, they get to learn from your solution, and the collaboration helps to improve the organization’s overall approach to tooling and automation. If you’re not currently doing code reviews in…
community August 20, 2019

What’s in the Works: Improving Feedback for All Users

I’m Meg Risdal, the new Product Manager for Public Q&A. My team works on the public platform and the community tools that help power it (in contrast to our private Q&A products, Stack Overflow for Teams). Recently, we’ve shipped a new tag synonyms dashboard, a redesign of the mod flags dashboard, and Custom Filters. And…
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Product Manager, Public Q&A