Issue 215: DIY LLM

Welcome to ISSUE #215 of The Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams. This week: your company's stock price is taking our jobs, brain development after 25, and why 100% unit test coverage is actually a bad idea.

From the blog

Discussions now taking place across all tags on Stack Overflow

Expanding the experiment to create the space for developers to have meaningful conversations about their favorite technologies.

Best practices for building LLMs

Intuit shares what they've learned building multiple LLMs for their generative AI operating system.

AI isn't putting tech workers out of jobs, the stock price is

On today’s home team episode: a new study confirms that AI isn’t putting us out of business, why tech layoffs have been good for share prices, and the programming students learning to code with Copilot.

How to build cloud-native applications for multi-architecture infrastructure

There are new ways to leverage different CPU architectures to increase application performance and reduce cloud compute costs. Making the cloud-native stack multi-architecture ready helps applications run on the right hardware in cloud environments.

The developer conference for the AI era is coming.

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Interesting questions

Did Allied bombers return from enemy airspace with undropped bombs?

Only if the bomb was expensive enough.

Can I run a massive calorie deficit to lose weight while maintaining muscle as long as I get my protein?

AKA "Can I keep my bad habits if I just eat less overall?"

How do we know human brain development stops around age 25?

Like much of conventional wisdom, this is wildly oversimplified.

My management blocked my internal transfer, but now I have an outside offer. Should I tell them?

“You don’t have to tell them, they’ll figure it out from your resignation letter.”

Links from around the web

Thomas Steeles unearths the origins of the world’s most hated font, Comic Sans

You love to hate it and hate to love it: dive into the history of Comic Sans!

Too much of a good thing: the trade-off we make with tests

Having 100% code coverage can be the wrong approach in some contexts.

First 3D-printed functional human brain tissue grows like the real thing

3D printing brains, of all things, could revolutionize how we study cognitive development—and save lives.

Interaction to Next Paint becomes a Core Web Vital on March 12

There's a new way to measure user interactions on the web coming to the Core Web Vitals.

Looking for the tools, technologies, and skills your team needs to evolve in the AI era? Stack Overflow's Industry Guide to AI has your answers.