Issue 224: 10X devs, 0 jerks

Welcome to ISSUE #224 of The Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams. This week: a year in the life of AI at Stack Overflow, crying in front of your thesis advisor, and the time zone of the moon.

From the blog

Want to be a great software engineer? Don’t be a jerk.

The home team convenes to discuss the XZ backdoor attack, what great software engineers have in common, how GenAI is changing the face of drug development, and the rise of managed service providers for AI.

What a year building AI has taught Stack Overflow

We sit down with Jessica Clark, a senior data scientist at Stack Overflow, to discuss how our company approaches generative AI and data quality.

Fetch Data & Create on Schneider Electric Exchange

Use the Exchange Developer Portal to unlock, cybersecure data access – using EcoStruxure APIs to connect systems and bolster software. Or subscribe to APIs to create your EcoStruxure-powered application. See the latest APIs and try developer tools.

Climbing the GenAI decision tree

In this sponsored episode, Ben and Ryan are joined by Ria Cheruvu, an AI evangelist at Intel, to discuss the different approaches to incorporating AI models into organizations.

Interesting questions

I think I downloaded spyware! I used a curl command in terminal given by a fake support user to download a .sh file

Change your passwords and stop storing important stuff in your downloads folder.

Can you train a neural network by simply giving it ratings each time it runs?

Who knew Pavlov was doing machine learning?

What caused pink flares during the eclipse?

Obviously it was pink Godzilla.

How do I deal with crying in front of my supervisor?

“If it is any consolation to you, every empathetic professor has had students cry in their office.”

Links from around the web

The View Transitions API

The View Transitions API offers some options for making "native-feeling" experiences on the web.

How to get somebody fired using Git

Here's everything *not* to do with Git and have some fun along the way!

Going beyond pixels and (r)ems in CSS - Absolute length units

Absolute lengths in CSS are usually ones you should avoid, but never say never!

Telling time on the Moon

If you were the moon, how would you know it's noon?

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.