Stack Overflow provides interview talking tips for developers

Interviews are often awkward and stressful situations, which make it difficult to communicate or clearly get your point across. Stack Overflow is providing developers with a few tips on how to talk about themselves in their technical interviews, and keep the conversation flowing.   “Preparing to talk isn’t about filling up time; it’s about prioritizing … continue reading

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Bugdojo launches QA testing tool, Baidu’s Project Apollo, and Facebook’s ‘silent speech’ technology — SD Times news digest: April 20, 2017

Software testing is often overlooked, especially in startups and mid-sized development teams that might not have the right resources or QA team available. Bugdojo, a new bot-powered continuous QA tool, is giving developers access to professional testers who can review the quality of their code without adding expensive teams to their company. “Instead of hiring … continue reading

Industry Watch: Developers are a rare breed

A lot has been written about the mythical developer. Loner. Only comes out at night, when the world is dark and quiet. Codes for a living and then, as a hobby, just for kicks, codes some more. A recent survey of developers and their habits was released last month by Stack Overflow, and some of … continue reading

Survey: Developers happiest when they can learn and grow

Developers highly value jobs within organizations that provide ongoing learning and professional growth, even more than they value compensation, according to the annual Stack Overflow Developer Survey report released today. Just over half of the respondents, though, said they believe they are underpaid. The report, based on responses from more than 64,000 developers in 213 … continue reading

GitHub’s Open Source Guides, IBM Machine Learning, and Stack Overflow’s top nav redesign—SD Times news digest: Feb. 15, 2017

GitHub is making it easier for developers to participate in open-source software. The company announced its Open Source Guides, a collection of resources designed to help developers approach and contribute to open source. According to GitHub, the guides will help developers find users for their projects, help them manage large-open source communities, and improve workflow.   … continue reading

Stack Overflow analyzes languages used on weekends, WebKit talks future of 3D graphics, and CoreOS moving to Kubernetes—SD Times news digest: Feb. 8, 2017

Stack Overflow wanted to see what languages tend to be used on the weekends by developers, so the organization used its public StackLite dataset on Kaggle to explore that question. According to Stack Overflow, it saw low-level technologies were popular on the weekends, like C++, C, pointers and assembly languages, and it saw tags like … continue reading

Stack Overflow’s Developer Story puts developers’ work front and center

Software developers are programmers, designers and makers, but when looking for a job, they are forced to figure out how to translate their work into words. Stack Overflow wants to change that with the newly announced technical résumé: Developer Story. “Stack Overflow’s internal mission is really all about helping developers learn, share their knowledge, and … continue reading

Stack Overflow launches crowdsourced Documentation for developers

When Stack Overflow launched its annual 2016 developer survey back in March, it revealed that documentation was one of the biggest problems for developers. Today, the organization is trying to address that problem with the beta release of Stack Overflow Documentation. Stack Overflow Documentation is designed to be a community-based, example-focused developer documentation solution where … continue reading

Report: Finding and keeping developer talent

Developers are in high demand, but if you want them to work for you, you have to understand them first. Stack Overflow has released the results of its 2016 Developer Hiring Landscape survey, which revealed what is important to developers at work and how companies can improve their interview processes. “If you’re trying to hire … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Predictions that didn’t work out

Steve Yegge recently posted a piece where he took to task his own predictions from 2004. I thought it would be fun to take a gander at some of the predictions pundits have made about programming over the years, and see just how wrong or right they were. If you’ve spent any time at all … continue reading

Almost half of developers don’t have a degree in computer science, report says

There are plenty of resources outside of the classroom that can help teach aspiring developers how to code, and it looks like they are taking advantage of them. A recent survey by Stack Overflow revealed that almost half of developers haven’t received a degree in computer science. “There are many ways to learn how to … continue reading

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