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GitLab launches Collective on Stack Overflow

Today, we’re pleased to announce the launch of the GitLab Collective on Stack Overflow. Collectives, which launched in June, is a new offering that creates a set of spaces where content related to certain languages, products, or services is grouped together on Stack Overflow. These spaces make it easier for users to discover and share knowledge around...

Podcast 377: You don’t need a math PhD to play Dwarf Fortress, just to code it

We chat with Tarn Adams, aka ToadyOne, the sole programmer on the text-based base building game Dwarf Fortress. He left a math post-doc to make his own games. From the bug that created a massive fractal sculpture to the diary that he writes in code comments, we get the run down of how he thinks about code. Show notes ...

The Loop: Our Community Department Roadmap for Q4 2021

It’s time once again for the ritual that I know we’ve all come to love: the quarterly update on Community team projects. This quarter’s projects are constrained by a lack of available technical/engineering resources on our Public Platform team, so you’ll see that we are focusing on projects that don’t require assistance from them. They’re focusing on...

Level Up: Introduction to TypeScript

In this one-off Level Up session, we’re exploring TypeScript, a popular programming language used for web development. Josh Goldberg, a Staff Frontend Developer at Codecademy, walks us through the basics of TypeScript. We discuss its relationship to JavaScript, how TypeScript is used in real production environments (like Codecademy itself!), how to...

The Overflow #91: Observability is the future (of your DevOps career)

Welcome to ISSUE #91 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: scaling front-end design with a system, helping fighter jets score hits with radar, and ignoring the front-end development scene without missing a beat. From the...

Podcast 376: Writing the roadmap from engineer to manager

Former co-host Sara Chipps, now an engineering manager at LinkedIn, joins us to chat with Sarah Drasner, a director of engineering on the core developer web team at Google. We discuss the challenges of transitioning from an individual contributor software engineer to an engineering manager. Co-host Cassidy Williams knows exactly what kind of manager...

This AI-assisted bug bash is offering serious prizes for squashing nasty code

While every developer loves a good story about discovering and fixing a gnarly bug, not everyone enjoys the work of finding those bugs. Most folks would prefer to be writing business logic and solving new problems. But those input validation errors and resource leaks won’t solve themselves.  Or will they? AWS Bug Bust is a global...

Podcast 375: Managing Kubernetes entirely in Git? Meet GitOps

In this episode, we chat with Paul Fremantle, VP of Product Engineering at Weaveworks, about managing Kubernetes entirely within Git. It’s GitOps! It’s a philosophy where you externalize your runtime configuration as a set of resources in a Git repository. Show notes Weaveworks helps DevOps folks manage their Kubernetes...

Why your data needs a QA process

When someone asks me what I do for a living, I say that I am a data quality assurance (QA) engineer. They don’t really understand what I mean. “Well, I do data testing,” I try to explain, often to no avail. I have friends in technology and in software development who don’t quite understand what data testing is, why it’s necessary, or where it fits into...

The Overflow #90: A patent on a time machine

Welcome to ISSUE #90 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: we surveyed cloud adoption during the pandemic, what to do if your 40 hours a week job needs 80 hours, and why hyperlinks are blue. From the blog Pandemic...

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