Issue 220: Why we're partnering with AI

Welcome to ISSUE #220 of The Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams. This week: the path to AI adoption, the legality of taking free stuff, and the hot new Core Web Vital just dropped.

From the blog

How Stack Overflow is partnering with Google to encourage socially responsible AI

Ben talks with Ryan Polk, Chief Product Officer at Stack Overflow, about our strategic partnership with Google Cloud, the importance of collaboration between AI companies and the Stack Overflow community, and why Stack Overflow’s Q&A format is so suitable for training AI models.

Become an AI-first organization: Five critical AI adoption phases

According to Gartner research over the last six years, CIOs and technology executives at organizations around the globe are eager to deploy AI initiatives into production, but the rate of actual deployment remains low.

How often do people actually copy and paste from Stack Overflow? Now we know.

April Fool's may be over, but once we set up a system to react every time someone typed Command+C, we realized there was also an opportunity to learn about how people use our site. Here’s what we found.

How to navigate the RDS MySQL 5.7 to 8.0 forced migration

In this episode of the Cloud Masters Podcast, DoiT covers what you *should* do to properly upgrade your RDS AWS MySQL databases from 5.7 to 8.0, and lessons that you can apply to any EOL migration. Listen now!

Interesting questions

How can I determine if a coding task is too hard for an interview candidate?

If every candidate fails your coding test, the test might not be the real problem.

Is it acceptable for airplane passengers to help themselves to drinks in the galley?

The engineers in the audience will be familiar with the answer: "it depends."

Stealing when it is free?

Depriving others of property is still theft even when the property costs nothing.

Is linear regression still relevant in a mid-level DS interview?

"Of course data scientists need to know statistical methods!" say users on site for statistics questions.

Links from around the web

How photos were transmitted by wire in the 1930s

Way before sending them over your smartphones, photos were sent over literal wires!

Speedometer 3.0: The best way yet to measure browser performance

This is a joint project between web engine giants Blink, Gecko, and WebKit that helps you test the performance of a bunch of different content types and frameworks.

Interaction to Next Paint is officially a Core Web Vital

A new measurement of responsiveness to user interactions just dropped!

I tried blurring things in quirky ways

You don't really think about how blurring works across photos, videos, or even websites, but there's more to it than you might imagine.

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.