December 5, 2019

New post notices: Improving feedback on Stack Overflow questions

We know that giving our community mechanisms for sharing and receiving feedback is important. In her recent blog post, Meg Risdal described some of the ways that our Public Q&A product team is working to improve the way our system helps users share and receive feedback. I’m pleased to announce that starting today we are…
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Principal Web Developer & Community Advocate
code-for-a-living November 18, 2019

The Interactive News Platform for Everyone

Journalists have an uneasy relationship with technology. On one hand, journalism at the highest levels still focuses on print distribution, a technology hundreds of years old. On the other hand, even the Gray Lady has a snazzy mobile app and  stories custom made for virtual reality. Traditional news outlets are increasingly discovering the power of…
November 14, 2019

Why is the Migration to Python 3 Taking So Long?

For some companies who have already made the change years ago, it won’t be an issue. However, there’s a whole range of companies who won’t be making the change anytime soon, for a number of reasons. What does this change mean for companies heavily utilizing the language, particularly those who may not be ready to migrate?
November 13, 2019

We’re Rewarding the Question Askers

We’re recalculating reputation for every Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange individual based on this change. Every question upvote earned in the past will earn a value of ten reputation points retroactively.
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Director of Product, Community - Former
code-for-a-living November 7, 2019

Looking to understand which API is best for a certain task? A new study uses Stack Overflow data to rank them

But if you could collect and analyze the opinions posted within the comments and questions, you could start to get a bead on the aggregate sentiment, sort of a Yelp for technology. That’s just what Gias Uddin, now a Senior Data Scientist at the Bank of Canada, looked at for his PhD thesis at McGill University. Along with his PhD supervisor, Foutse Khomh, Associate Professor at Polytechnique Montréal, determined a method to mine opinions on APIs and libraries from questions and comments posted on Stack Overflow.