Issue 217: Discussing the discussions

Welcome to ISSUE #217 of The Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams. This week: an answer for the perennial question of who owns this service, a question about the name for scissor makers, and names of companies that are also the name of a person.

From the blog

Better together: Getting the most value from AI code generation tools

The advantages and drawbacks of AI code generation tools.

Who owns this tool? You need a software component catalog

We chat with Andrew Boyagi, Atlassian's Senior Developer Evangelist, about bringing great developer experience to teams and platforms with thousands of engineers. When the software sprawl gets so big you spend more time looking for answers than solving problems, it might be time to try something new.

Down the rabbit hole in the Stack Exchange network

On this home team episode: Discussions on Stack Overflow is a new feature that allows users to engage in open-ended conversations outside the site’s primary Q&A structure. The team explores deep-cut Stack Exchange questions about the nature of consciousness and the availability of corrective lenses for medieval knights. Plus: The psychology of downvoting and a recent FCC ruling on AI-generated robocalls.

Real-time defect detection with Edge AI

Trying to build anomaly detection AI apps? Save time with Intel’s Defect Detection kit. It combines the open source Anomalib library which helps design, implement, and deploy unsupervised models, while OpenVINO toolkit optimizes and runs inference.

Interesting questions

Is there another word for someone who puts together scissors?

Hint: It's not scissorian.

How is this "bread" puffing up without yeast or baking soda?

Burn that toast! It's a witch!

Why doesn't the Moon disrupt the orbits of geostationary satellites?

The moon moves oceans, so why would puny satellites be spared?

The Devil's Shell Game

The Devil doesn’t cheat, but he doesn’t play fair, either.

Links from around the web

Things unexpectedly named after people

There are quite a few tools and companies you know and love that are actually named after people!

It’s official, Apple kills web apps in the EU

Progressive Web Applications will no longer be supported by Apple for users in the EU, which is a blow to web app developers working to build applications outside of the App Store.

Planner programming blows my mind

The world of planner programming is fascinating, but often only referenced by folks who have touched Prolog before. It's driven by constraints and just might blow your mind!

Okay, color spaces

This is an incredibly fun look at how color spaces work!

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.