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code-for-a-living June 19, 2020

The Overflow #26: The next right thing

June 2020 Welcome to ISSUE #26 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. This week, what we’re doing to fight systemic racism, social distancing’s effect on other diseases, and racial bias in machine learning. From the blog Steps Stack…
community June 17, 2020

Saying thanks: testing a new Reactions feature

We’ve heard from our users that the inability to say “thank you” is frustrating—especially for new users who don’t have enough reputation to upvote or comment. Even when users gain these privileges, they still want to say “thanks.”
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Product Designer - Former
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community June 17, 2020

The Loop, June 2020: Defining the Stack Community

If you have been active on the Stack Exchange network (especially the Meta sites) or have been a reader of this blog for any significant amount of time, you will see the term Community used quite often. But who is a member of the Community? Why is the Community important? The answer to this will probably depend on who you ask.
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Principal Web Developer & Community Advocate
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code-for-a-living June 12, 2020

The Overflow #25: New tools for new times

June 2020 Welcome to ISSUE #25 of the Overflow! As Kurt Vonnegut said, “There’s only one rule that I know of, babies. Damn it, you’ve got to be kind.” Today, and everyday, be kind to those around you. Our community is one that is for everyone, everywhere. When one group is hurting, we have to…
code-for-a-living June 10, 2020

The rise of the DevOps mindset

DevOps has become one of those buzzwords with many conflicting definitions. What’s for certain is it’s on the rise. In our 2020 developer Survey, around 80% of the respondents believed that DevOps is at least somewhat important. We take a look at the phenomenon, some definitions, and talk to our engineers about some of the…
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Content Strategist - Former