Engineering

Keep tabs on what our engineering team is working on.

code-for-a-living June 20, 2019

Knowledge Engineering: Intuit’s Chief Innovation Officer Explains Their Approach to AI

We are entering a new era in artificial intelligence, one where exciting breakthroughs seem to arrive every week. But the roots of today’s AI revolution actually date back many decades. So what changed? The catalyst for the recent advances is the fact that these techniques can now leverage unprecedented amounts of data and computing horsepower.…
Avatar for Ben Popper
Director of Content
code-for-a-living June 19, 2019

Stack Speaks: Talking text mining and developer data on the Cause A Scene podcast

Stack Speaks is a chance for us to highlight interesting appearances, talks, and presentations from Stack Overflow employees.  Recently, I sat down with Kim Crayton as a guest on her #causeascene podcast. Kim is a coach, speaker, and leader who helps tech organizations put their values into operation and learn how to identify organizational barriers…
Avatar for Julia Silge
Data Scientist (former)
BrutalLifeCycleJavascript
engineering January 11, 2018

The Brutal Lifecycle of JavaScript Frameworks

JavaScript UI frameworks and libraries work in cycles. Every six months or so, a new one pops up, claiming that it has revolutionized UI development. Thousands of developers adopt it into their new projects, blog posts are written, Stack Overflow questions are asked and answered, and then a newer (and even more revolutionary) framework pops…
Avatar for Ian Allen
Developer
code-for-a-living January 8, 2018

Take the 2018 Developer Survey

It’s that time of year again—the annual developer survey is now open! This survey marks the 8th year we’ve been asking the developer community for their thoughts on everything from programming languages to career preferences. This year, we added in new questions about artificial intelligence, ethics in coding, and more.  As in previous years, anonymized…
Avatar for Rachel Ferrigno
Marketing (Former)
engineering October 31, 2017

What are the Most Disliked Programming Languages?

On Stack Overflow Jobs, you can create your own Developer Story to showcase your achievements and advance your career. One option you have when creating a Developer Story is to add tags you would like to work with or would not like to work with: This offers us an opportunity to examine the opinions of…
Avatar for David Robinson
Data Scientist (former)
engineering October 10, 2017

The Impressive Growth of R

We found in a previous post that Python has a solid claim to being the fastest-growing programming language in terms of Stack Overflow visits. The same analysis showed that the R programming language has shown remarkable growth in the last five years as well. In fact, R is growing at a similar rate to Python…
Avatar for David Robinson
Data Scientist (former)