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Skilling Up To Architect: What You Need To Land High-paying IT Roles

If you want to climb the career ladder to architect roles, you're going to have a broad base of competencies. Whether it's in cloud, security, or data science, we break down how you can land architect roles and the skills you need to learn to pay the bills.
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GitHub Copilot Is Here. But What’s The Price? (Ep. 457)

The home team convenes to discuss the full public release of AI pair programmer GitHub Copilot, the VPN company that turned off subscriptions to protect its customers’ privacy, and the moral hazard of “free-to-play” apps and games.
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An Engineer’s Field Guide To Great Technical Writing (Ep. 455)

We chat with Jared Bhatti and Zachary Sarah Corleissen, two technical writers with deep experience at major tech companies and open source projects, about their approach to documentation and the new book they helped co-author, Doc For Devs.
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Our Favorite Features And Updates From WWDC (Ep. 454)

The home team covers highlights from WWDC22, from passwordless authentication to the new M2 chip. Digressions include an iMessage update that may increase the drama quotient in your life and the fact that Matt used to pretend to be playing chess when, really, it was World of Warcraft.
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WSO2 Joins Collectives™ On Stack Overflow

From inception, WSO2 had a firm belief in the power of open-source software. Its co-founders were early members of the Apache foundation, and their vision for WSO2 always incorporated the innovation and commitment of a global developer community. Over a decade ago, WSO2 helped to popularize the use of open source in the enterprise and…
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Run Your Microservices In No-fail Mode (Ep. 452)

The home team sits down with Maxim Fateev, CEO and cofounder of Temporal Technologies, and Dominik Tornow, Principal Engineer at Temporal, to talk all things microservices.
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Want To Be Great At UX Research? Take A Cue From Cultural Anthropology (Ep. 451)

The home team talks with designer, coder, and anthropologist Maggie Appleton about her path from academic ethnography to leading design at HASH, how she balances creative expression and usability in front-end design, and why UX researchers are really anthropologists by a different name.
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Episode 448: Kidnapping An NFT

Friend of the show Adam Lear, a staff software engineer on the public platform at Stack Overflow, joins the home team to talk about one of the biggest tech acquisitions in history, why Ceora includes memes in her talks, and what happens when somebody “kidnaps” a celebrity’s NFT.
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The Overflow #127: What We Learned From DDoS Attacks

May Welcomes to ISSUE #127 of The Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams. This week: the case for and against coding to anticipate future changes, the periennial question: feature or bug, and the fate of top-level domains when the associated country expires.…
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Games Are Good, Mods Are Immortal (ep 446)

On this home team episode of the podcast, Ben, Cassidy, and Matt talk about small computers, big nostalgia, and security flaws that you could script a truck through. 
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Turns Out The Great Resignation Goes Both Ways (Ep. 445)

The home team covers the hiring freezes and layoffs hitting the tech sector, burnout among freelancers and applicants for tech jobs, the dubious ethics of unpaid internships, and how to make Twitter safer by preemptively blocking people.
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The Science Of Interviewing Developers

All those CEOs on LinkedIn claiming they can find the right candidate in a five-minute conversation? Wrong. Science shows us how we can do better.
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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…
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Building Out A Managed Kubernetes Service Is A Bigger Job Than You Think

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…
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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.
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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.
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Feeling Burned Out? You’re Not The Only One (Ep. 440)

Friend of the show Jon Chan, Stack Overflow’s Director of Engineering, Public Platform, joins the home team to talk about burnout: what it is, how to prevent it, and how to recover.
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New Data: Developers And Prioritizing Wellness At Work

As May is Mental Health Awareness Month, we wanted to see what developers are doing to decrease that stress and prioritize their own wellness. Earlier this year, we surveyed over 800 developers to see if they are happy at work and what they are doing to maintain or improve mental health.
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The Overflow #124: May The Fourth Be With You! 

Welcome to ISSUE #124 of The Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams. This week: an update from our CEO, equitable noodle distribution in the land of soup, and the last time you’ll need to look up how to center a div. From the…
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What Counts As Art, Anyway? (Ep. 438)

The home team talks about Elon Musk’s big purchase, what counts as art, and why engineers become managers for the wrong reasons.
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The Overflow #123: Will Web3 Build A Better Internet?

Welcome to ISSUE #123 of The Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams. This week: do developers think Web3 is the next big thing, are dynamic languages at a disadvantage in Agile, and how the web is getting weird again. From the blog New…
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Would You Trust An AI To Be Your Eyes? (Ep. 437)

The home team is joined by friend of the show Adam Lear, a staff software engineer on the public platform at Stack Overflow, to discuss AR glasses that help the blind navigate IRL and how we might reimagine cities for remote work.
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Agility Starts With Trust

Top of mind for nearly every leader right now is hiring. Depending on what job board you look at, there are between 100,000 and 300,000 technical roles currently open. It’s an incredibly competitive market for top talent, and when teams are hiring quickly, one of the biggest business risks is agility. Teams can only innovate…
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Episode 436: Meet The Design System That Lets Us Customize And Theme Stack Overflow

The home team is joined by two folks who help us build and design our frontend platform: Ben Kelly and Aaron Shekey. They talk about the genesis of Stacks, Stack Overflow’s design system; this year’s April Fool’s Day gag; and the power of a consistent design system.
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The Overflow #122: Your Salary Shouldn’t Be Dictated By How Good A Negotiator You Are 

Welcome to ISSUE #122 of The Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams. This week: All about OAuth2, the legal definition of a superhero, and the NFT club that ditched NFTs. From the blog The complete guide to protecting your APIs with OAuth2 (part…
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New Data: Developers & Web3

Are blockchain and Web3 the future or are they just a fad? We asked the developer community about Web3, blockchain, crypto, and whether they are all hype or truly the future of the internet.
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