community October 3, 2019

The Overflow for October 4, 2019

You asked, we answered! Lots of folks asked for The Overflow newsletter to be part of an RSS feed, and here it is. We’ll be posting the full newsletter on the blog on the Friday after we send it out. Enjoy! Welcome to The Overflow, a newsletter from Stack Overflow that brings together great questions…
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Instructor and developer at React Training
abm October 1, 2019

Building Knowledge into your DevOps Practices

How do you build a DevOps pipeline? From a DevOps practitioner’s standpoint, many of the components are obvious: you need tools like a continuous integration server, a test automation framework, an automated deployment platform, and a production monitoring tool. These are the tools that help you move and manage code across your continuous delivery pipeline.…
abm October 1, 2019

Reduce distractions on your team

How can you reduce distractions and keep your team focused on the key tasks at hand? We’re not talking about obvious diversions such as Facebook, Twitter, or Youtube. For the most part, those are not the distractions that you need to worry about, since goal-oriented team members are likely to dip into them and then…
abm October 1, 2019

Reducing the Learning Curve for Supporting Aging Codebases

It’s a situation that is very familiar to the software development community: an organization is supporting an antiquated application backed by an aging codebase, and a developer new to the team is tasked with completing a programming task within this codebase. How to build better support and understanding around your company’s proprietary codebase.Download now (pdf)…
abm October 1, 2019

Decrease time-to-market through effective knowledge-sharing

It’s easy to adopt the most popular open source tools, spin up instances on a public cloud platform, upload basic code, and hack your way to a minimum viable product (MVP). However, what most organizations find is that once an app is deployed to real users, “Day Two” operations are the biggest challenge. How to…
code-for-a-living October 1, 2019

Introducing The Overflow and Cassidy Williams

Today we’re launching The Overflow, a newsletter from Stack Overflow that brings together great questions from our community, news and articles from our blog, and awesome links from around the web. Our goal is to produce a collection of links about the world of software development that entertains, educates, and informs. It’s content by developers,…
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Instructor and developer at React Training
abm September 30, 2019

Why Your Wikis, Instant Messaging and Documentation Databases Don’t Work

We’re three decades into the age of the Web. In that time, a variety of handy tools and strategies have arisen for managing knowledge within organizations. Documentation databases, wikis, and instant messaging are just a few examples. How to build better support and understanding around your company’s proprietary codebase.Download now (pdf) I’m here to tell…
abm September 30, 2019

Why Docs, Wikis, and Chat Clients Are not knowledge management solutions

A lot of times, when organizations think about knowledge transfer and information sharing, they consider the method of posting information. Where information is stored is the foundation of any knowledge management challenge, but it doesn’t solve the problem. How information is organized and consumed is the active part of knowledge management, and arguably the most…
abm September 30, 2019

Hidden and Siloed Knowledge Within Your Organization

Software evolves quickly. Whether it’s being frantically written by a solo entrepreneur at a newly-founded startup or a team of well-funded engineers at a Fortune 500 company, the ability to execute an idea quickly is one of the single most important skills in software development today. Why companies are shifting to Q&A as the new…