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Balancing a PhD program with a startup career
Rebuy is an AI-powered personalization platform. Check out their developer hub, explore case studies, or keep up with their blog.Cameron is a PhD student in computer science and member of the OptimaLab at Rice University. Autonomous agents are AI-powered programs that can create tasks for themselves in response to a given objective. They “can create tasks for themselves, complete tasks, create new tasks, reprioritize their task list, complete the new top task, and loop until their objective is reached,” according to one beginner’s guide to autonomous agents.Follow Cameron’s work on Twitter or Substack, or his website. Read his publications here.This week’s Lifeboat badge honoree is Mark Setchell for sharing their knowledge with the world: I need to convert a fixed-width file to 'comma-delimited' in Unix.
This product could help build a more equitable workplace
Joonko is an automated diversity recruiting layer named for Japanese mountain climber Junko Tabei, the first woman to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. You can learn about their talent pool, keep up with their blog, or check out their open positions.ICYMI, read our blog post about how the recent tech layoffs have had a disproportionate impact on women, people of color, and immigrants.Connect with Ilit on LinkedIn.This week’s Lifeboat badge is awarded to pppery for their answer to Why use positional-only parameters in Python 3.8+?.
How the creator of Angular is dehydrating the web
Angular is an open-source web framework used by millions of developers. Explore the Angular community. Miško is currently CTO at Builder, an API-driven, drag-and-drop headless CMS with a visual editor. Explore their docs or see what they’re up to on their blog.Builder’s full-stack web framework is Qwik, which just reached 1.0.Let Miško walk you through why Hydration is Pure Overhead.ICYMI, listen to our episode with Builder CEO Steve Stewell.Connect with Miško on LinkedIn, Twitter, or GitHub. You can also check out his website.This week’s Lifeboat badge is awarded to ORION for their answer to Unicode symbol that represents "download".
For those who just don't Git it
Pierre-Étienne’s interest in computing began with the functional programming language OCaml, created by Xavier Leroy. Before OCaml, Pierre-Étienne explains, “everyone thought functional programming was doomed to be extremely slow.”Pijul is a free, open-source distributed version control system. You can get started here. Want a GitHub-like interface? Find it here.Read the article that led to this conversation: Beyond Git: The other version control systems developers use. Pierre-Étienne is currently working on a new project with the creators of the open-source game engine Godot. We hosted Godot cofounder and lead developer Juan Linietsky on the podcast a few months back; listen here.Nix is a package management and system configuration tool. Learn how it works or explore the NixOS community. Connect with Pierre-Étienne on LinkedIn.Congrats to Lifeboat badge winner Rachit for answering Passing objects between fragments.
Building zero tier systems on bare metal
While Mauricio and team had to get back to bare metal, most programmers are headed in the opposite direction. It’s why MIT switched from Scheme to Python. At Stack Overflow, we’re familiar with what happens to websites during physical failures, like hurricanes. Connect with Mauricio on LinkedIn. Congrats to Lifeboat badge winner The Nail, who pinned a solid answer on the question, if->return vs. if->else efficiency.
For more than a dozen years, the Stack Overflow Podcast has been exploring what it means to be a developer and how the art and practice of software programming is changing our world. From Rails to React, from Java to Node.js, we host important conversations and fascinating guests that will help you understand how technology is made and where it’s headed. Hosted by Ben Popper, Cassidy Williams, and Ceora Ford, the Stack Overflow Podcast is your home for all things code.