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insights December 20, 2016

Developers, Webmasters, and Ninjas: What’s in a Job Title?

Is there a difference between a “software engineer” and a “software developer”? How many years of experience do you need to be “senior,” or a “team lead”? Do people still call themselves “webmasters”? Does anyone actually describe themselves as a “rockstar” or “ninja”? If you’re hiring a developer, or on the job market yourself, understanding…
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Data Scientist (former)
company December 15, 2016

You Can Now Play with Stack Overflow Data on Google’s BigQuery

If you’ve ever wanted to get a statistic about Stack Overflow or your favorite Stack Exchange site, you may have used our Stack Exchange Data Explorer, aka SEDE. (This is separate from our regular “data dumps” meant for researchers and others who want to work with large chunks of the content.) Launched in 2010, SEDE…
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Marketing (Former)
engineering November 29, 2016

Stack Overflow – Counting Developers with Providence

Capturing developer trends data For the last two years, we have contributed data on developer trends across Europe to The State of European Tech Report, created by Atomico and Slush. The way we captured the developer trends data changed this year as we rebuilt our data analysis platform called Providence. Providence is our machine learning…