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Make your open-source project public before you’re ready (Ep. 444)

The home team talks about the past, present, and future of crypto; good reasons to go public with your open-source project before you think you should; and the importance of test-driven development. Episode notes: Highly-touted cryptocurrencies like TARA don’t always solve the problems they’re supposed to, as Bloomberg reports....

The Overflow #126: The 2022 Developer Survey now open

Welcome to ISSUE #126 of The Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams. This week: the new Developer Survey is here and ready for your input, whether amateurs can add value to math research, and the problems with yellow in design systems. From the blog ...

Crystal balls and clairvoyance: Future proofing in a world of inevitable change

The concept of future-proofing your code is one that perennially pops up in conversations about software. It sounds magical—who wouldn’t want to make your code impervious to the future? Of course, the reality is much less rosy and much messier. In this article, I’m going to discuss what I think people mean by “future-proofing,” how you...

Building out a managed Kubernetes service is a bigger job than you think (Ep.443)

You may be running your code in containers. You might even have taken the plunge and orchestrated it all with YAML code through Kubernetes. But infrastructure as code becomes a whole new level of complicated when setting up a managed Kubernetes service.  On this sponsored episode of the Stack Overflow podcast, Ben and Ryan talk...

Open-source is winning over developers and investors (Ep. 442)

Matt and Cassidy talk about the open-source startups winning investors and attention, why even small contributions to open-source projects are important, and how founders can encourage those contributions. Episode notes: Supabase, the open-source database-as-a-service company, raised $80 million in Series B funding in a round led...

Stack under attack: what we learned about handling DDoS attacks

As a very popular website, stackoverflow.com gets a lot of attention. Some of it is good, like the time we were nominated for a Webby Award. Other times, that attention is distinctly less good, as when we get targeted for distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.  For a few months, we’ve been the target of ongoing DDoS attacks. These attacks...

The Overflow #125: Unlock your full programming potential with The Key V2.0

Welcome to ISSUE #125 of The Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams. This week: The Key V2.0, how to encourage documentation in open-source communities, and why security needs to shift left. From the blog Unlock your full programming potential...

Software is adopted, not sold (Ep. 441)

Ben and Cassidy chat with Ian Tien, CEO and cofounder, and Corey Hulen, CTO and cofounder of Mattermost, an open-source platform for developer collaboration. They discuss how Ian arrived at computer programming under duress, the relationship between game companies and SaaS companies, the challenges of monetizing open-source projects, and why “software...

An unfiltered look back at April Fools’ 2022

Hello fellow Stack Overflow users! Our April Fools’ gag for 2022 has come and gone, and we’ve had some time to analyze how people responded to it. Unlike last year, we aren’t going to make a real product out of it (The Key V2 now available, BTW sold out!). At the moment, we have no plans to add filters back as permanent options, though you are always...

The 2022 Developer Survey is now open

It’s that time of year again here at Stack Overflow where we take the pulse of the developer community. This is our twelfth run at this, a dirty dozen of questions about tech stacks, working habits, and more. And once again, we are asking you to generously provide information about the tech you love and loathe so that we can see where the field of software...

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