code-for-a-living July 20, 2020

Linters aren’t in your way. They’re on your side

Traditionally, linters make sure your code is clean and easy for teammates to read. They check for errors, bugs, style, and more. While they are more prevalent in dynamic/interpreted languages, they are not limited to them. Getting code as tidy as possible is the goal, but linters can also take some time getting used to, be a distraction, and might even be impossible to introduce to old, large code bases. We look at why they might still be worth your time.
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Content Strategist
newsletter July 17, 2020

The Overflow #30: Goodwill hunting

July 2020 Welcome to ISSUE #30 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. For your consideration, lessons learned from flunking code screenings, gas in a chips bag, and data getting to the bottom of the women’s tops on Goodwill.com.…
community July 15, 2020

How the medical sciences exchange helped me with med school

As a 2nd year medical student, I was beginning an intense period of independent study for our first licensing exam (Step 1) when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in April. Studying for this test meant that I had less structured time for volunteering, so I wanted to find a way to contribute to the pandemic effort…
newsletter July 10, 2020

The Overflow #29: Checkboxland

July 2020 Welcome to ISSUE #29 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. On this week’s episode, we peek behind the curtain at our engineering hiring process, wonder why bitcoin miners shut down their rigs, and look at what’s…
newsletter July 6, 2020

The Overflow #28: We heard you like lists

July 2020 Welcome to ISSUE #28 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. In the US, we’re celebrating our Independance Day, and hopefully reflecting on what freedom means and helping everyone share in that freedom. This week, we’re pondering…
code-for-a-living July 3, 2020

How Stack Overflow hires engineers

At Stack Overflow, one of our main missions is to close the gap between companies and developers during the hiring process. Though you may know us primarily as a Q&A site for developers, we are also a talent platform, and are in a unique position to connect developers with companies and jobs that they are…
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Team Lead, Community Development
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code-for-a-living July 1, 2020

Nobody has to lose in work/life balance

No one in the history of the world has ever done a better job because they were scared, stressed, or worried about their future; especially in jobs centered around creativity and problem solving like development. If I am able to give them a better sense of control in their life, if they will be able to work better and happier.