Introducing Channels: Private Q&A for Your Team

On Stack Overflow, a question gets asked once, answered, and then becomes a central point of knowledge for thousands of others who read it on our site. But what about developers who don’t have the luxury of being public about their work?

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3 Tips for Recent Grads to Start Out Strong in Development Jobs

Regardless of degree or previous work experience, there are some tips every developer should know as they head into the office for the first time. Ready to take on the real world? Here are three ways to start off strong at your first developer job.

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Text Mining of Stack Overflow Questions

This week, my fellow Stack Overflow data scientist David Robinson and I are happy to announce the publication of our book Text Mining with R with O’Reilly. We are so excited to see this project out in the world, and so relieved to finally be finished with it! Text data is being generated all the time around us, in healthcare, finance, tech, and beyond; text mining allows us to transform that unstructured text data into real insight that can increase understanding and inform decision-making. In our book, we demonstrate how using tidy data principles can make text mining easier and more effective. Let’s mark this happy occasion with an exploration of Stack Overflow text data, and show how natural language processing techniques we cover in our book can be applied to real-world data to gain insight.

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3 Ways to Make Your Programmer Resume Stand Out to Hiring Managers

Imagine you’re a hiring manager. You sift through dozens of seemingly identical resumes a day, and choose only a select few to call in for interviews. Now, if you’re one of those applicants, how can you help your resume stand out among the stack of other qualified candidates? The key is making it memorable through personalization so hiring managers can get a sense for who you are before making their selection for the next round of the hiring process.

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Avoid Making These Mistakes at Your Summer Software Development Internship

Summer internships are a great way for developers in training to explore opportunities in the real world and discover jobs that could be the right fit after graduation. The class of interns working right now has applied, interviewed, and been accepted by big name companies and promising young startups, and they’ll have a chance to learn from the best in the business. These coders have the opportunity to grow as programmers and professionals, so it’s important that they make the most of their internship and try to avoid missteps whenever possible.

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