Topic: stack overflow

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Report: Videos and blogs are the dominant way young coders learn

Online resources are increasingly becoming the way that new developers learn. Stack Overflow’s 2021 Developer Survey indicated that for coders under the age of 18, videos and blogs are more popular than books and school combined.  The development profession is full of new developers. Over 50% of respondents indicated that they have been coding for … continue reading

Prosus to acquire Stack Overflow for $1.8 billion

The technology investment company Prosus has announced its intent to acquire the online development community Stack Overflow for $1.8 billion. According to Stack Overflow, this acquisition will enable it to continue to operate as an independent company, but with the backing of a “global technology powerhouse.” “Prosus is one of the world’s leading technology investors … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Stack Overflow for Teams now free, Saltworks and Secure Code Warrior team up on secure coding, and open-source company Camunda announces new funding

The collaboration platform Stack Overflow for Teams is now free for up to 50 users and the Free plan includes ChatOps integrations to Slack and Microsoft Teams.  “The open source ethos that is foundational to this network was an inspiration for our new free offering. We’re excited to enable those who are working towards a … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Stack Overflow testing new Reactions feature, WSL updates, and Xamarin.Forms 4.7

Stack Overflow has announced that it is testing a new Reactions feature. The new feature includes a button on answers across Stack Overflow to provide a simple way to say “thanks.” “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 … continue reading

Report: Rust is the most beloved programming language for five years running

Rust continues to maintain its spot as the most beloved of programming languages among professional developers. For the firth year in a row, the Stack Overflow Developer Survey found a majority of developers who are currently using it (86%) say that they are interested in continuing to develop with it. Rust was followed by TypeScript … continue reading

CROKAGE helps developers find Stack Overflow answers

Many developers turn to Stack Overflow to ask questions, share programming knowledge and learn from others, but the amount of information available on the online community can be overwhelming. To tackle this, a group of researchers have developed the Crowd Knowledge Answer Generator (CROKAGE), a new solution designed to help developers easily find relevant information … continue reading

Python overtakes JavaScript as the most-asked-about language on Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow has been helping developers solve all sorts of programming problems for over a decade. According to Global App Testing, millions of development questions have been asked on the website since its creation.   The QA company released an analysis of 11 of the most popular languages on the website, which revealed that JavaScript … continue reading

Stack Overflow introduces new platform for development teams

Stack Overflow has announced the availability of Stack Overflow for Teams. It is a new private and internal platform designed to help development teams find answers to questions quickly without disrupting their workflow. It can integrate with existing tools such as Slack in order to promote communication and efficiency, the company explained. “By and large, … continue reading

Pluralsight Technology Index shows Java is in demand

Java is in demand, according to Pluralsight Technology Index. Pluralsight launched the index to rank the demand and growth rate of more than 300 software development languages, tools, and frameworks. This provides CIOs, CTOs, and their teams with insights on technology trends in order to inform their technology strategies and direct their personal skill development … continue reading

Stack Overflow: Developer interest in DevOps and machine learning are on the rise

DevOps and machine learning are emerging as two of the most important trends in the industry today, a new report finds. Stack Overflow released its annual Developer Survey Results to find out where developers are working, and what tools they are using. The report is based off of 101,592 software developers from 183 countries. “Today, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Pluralsight and Stack Overflow’s partnership, Google’s Universal App campaigns, and Microsoft’s Blazor

Pluralsight and Stack Overflow have announced a new partnership that will provide developers with the necessary tools to grow their skills, share knowledge, and build successful careers. Developers will be able to display their Pluralsight IQ — which can be obtained by taking a short, 20 minute quiz — right on their Stack Overflow Developer … continue reading

For job-seeking developers, skills outweigh resume

Most recruiters still rely on resumes when looking to fill developer jobs, not the candidates’ actual abilities. A recently released report by technical recruiting company HackerRank found 81 percent of recruiters primarily use resumes to assess developers, although the company predicts that will change. “2018 will mark the end of the resume for evaluating developers. … continue reading

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