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Level Up: Linear Regression in Python – Part 8

In the eighth and final lesson of the series we’ll practice everything we’ve learned to date by loading and preparing some data, fitting a few different models, and comparing them. This is an open-ended session where we’ll examine some questions from our audience and demonstrate what a data analysis workflow could look like. If you want...

The Overflow #83: Steady paycheck or solo project?

Welcome to ISSUE #83 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: how to get started programming with Python, why crackpots show up in peer-reviewed journals, and when flashy animations trigger motion sickness. From the blog ...

Podcast 360: From AOL chat rooms to Wikipedia, Reddit, and now, Stack Overflow

We chat with Philippe Beaudette, our new VP of community, about his experiences building and nurturing great online communities. EPISODE NOTES Beaudette cut his teeth in the days of AOL chat rooms, then became an early Wikipedian. More recently he worked at Reddit, where his team of ten professional community managers supported...

Why you should build on Kubernetes from day one

If you’re starting a new project from scratch—a new app, service, or website—your main concern usually isn’t how to operate it at web scale with high availability. Rather, you’re likely to focus on building the right thing for the customer you’re targeting or finding product market fit. If you’re creating an MVP for a startup, you need to get to that...

Podcast 359: Crafting software and games for the selfie generation

This week we chat with Tara Reddy and Sam Weekes, the co-founders of Loveshark, a mobile gaming company. They describe the company as a team of creative, kind, and slightly quirky people who are building the future of social games. They use technologies like augmented reality and computer vision to create weird and wonderful things. Episode...

Privacy is an afterthought in the software lifecycle. That needs to change.

“Move fast and break things” sounds great on a t-shirt when you’re building a calculator and the greatest risk is a minor miscalculation. Consider a civil engineer working on bridges and tunnels—would we be comfortable if they wore a t-shirt with the motto “known shippable”?  No, because we want to be assured that those engineers whom we entrust...

Podcast 358: GitHub Copilot can write code for you. We put it to the test.

We chat with Paul Ford and Cassidy Williams about the experience of using GitHub Copilot, an AI system that writes code for you. It was trained on millions of lines of code written by humans, but how close does it come to a living, breathing programmer? Well, if you’re looking for regex, meet your new best friend. Episode Notes ...

The Overflow #82: Best practices for comments

Welcome to ISSUE #82 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: why you should mentor others, does GPL apply to neural network models, and hacking the React AST. From the blog Best practices for writing code comments stackoverflow.blogWhile...

Getting started with… Python

In this series, we look at the most loved languages according to the Stack Overflow developer survey, examine the spread and use cases for each of them, and collect some essential links on how to get started using the language. Up now, #3 on our list: Python. Python is consistently featured amongst the top most loved languages in our Developer...

Podcast 357: Leaving your job to pursue an indie project as a solo developer

On this episode we chat with Samuel Simões, the developer behind Poker Now. Simões created the project so he an his friends could play poker during the pandemic lockdown. It became such a success, growing 100X, that he left his job building hospital management software and is now focused on trying to make a living as the sole author and architect of...

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