Issue 208: Three ways to program with AI

Welcome to ISSUE #208 of The Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams. This week: we discuss how to modernize alerting and incident management, ride a reindeer, and adopt a developer tool.

From the blog

Three types of AI-assisted programmers

What matters isn’t just whether you use it, but how.

Bringing context to alerting and incident management

Ben and Ryan talk with Robert Ross, the CEO and co-founder of FireHydrant about the problem with alerting and incident management today, how holiday code freezes change incident management, and how Robert accidentally became a CEO.

What Gemini means for the GenAI boom

The home team talks about Google’s new AI model, Gemini; the problems with regulating technology that evolves as quickly as AI; how governments can spy on their citizens via push notification; and more.

Build GenAI apps that produce relevant, accurate answers

With a Neo4j knowledge graph, you can ground LLM responses in facts using retrieval augmented generation. Easily add new data without rehashing your schema and refine as you see how users interact with the app. Get started today.

Interesting questions

Could Elk or Reindeer be ridden by human or humanoids?

Just in case Santa wants to ditch the sleigh.

Why is the simpler loop slower?

Turns out the bytecode is not quite as simple.

Does one accepted false statement allow proving anything?

You can prove anything you want so long as you start out wrong.

What's the character limit of this text field?

Can you find an efficient way to implement a bad algorithm?

Links from around the web

React tricks: Fast, fit and fun

An open source developer dives into tips and tricks that have kept them going.

Champion Building - How to successfully adopt a developer tool

No matter how shiny the tool, adopting them can be painful if you don't plan well.

The moral imperative to learn from diverse phenomenal experiences

As The Dress showed, not everyone sees the same colors all the time. This research is worth keeping an eye on!

CSS Wrapped: 2023!

2023 has been one of the biggest years for CSS in a long time! Check out what’s new in your styling tool belt.

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