Yearly Archives: 2009

careers December 2, 2009

Careers: Now Open for Business(es)

I’m pleased to announce that the employer beta is now complete, and Stack Overflow Careers is now fully open for business! The employers and hiring managers rates are: 1 week subscription is $500 1 month subscription is $1,000 6 month subscription is $3,000 1 year subscription is $5,000 Employers can give our search interface a…
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background November 26, 2009

Google Offers Named OpenIDs

I love Google — and I’m not just saying that because they deliver 90% of our traffic and more than 60% of user OpenIDs, I swear. But I am a little bitter that their OpenID support has two major flaws which cause us a great deal of ongoing pain: Google’s OpenIDs are domain specific. The…
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background November 24, 2009

Server Fault and the PowerScripting Podcast

I was invited on as a guest of the PowerScripting Podcast last week for show 93. That show is now live! I’m a huge fan of PowerShell, which is one of the most innovative scripting languages out there. It’s a sort of post-modern, truly next generation scripting language where you’re piping actual objects-as-text around instead…
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company November 24, 2009

Podcast #75

Joel and Jeff sit down with sysadmin extraordinaire Tom Limoncelli of Everything Sysadmin to discuss IPV6, dumb things for System Administrators to check, and the sysadmin community as reflected in Server Fault. Tom has written some classic sysadmin books such as Time Management for System Administrators, The Practice of System and Network Administration. A brief…
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company November 19, 2009

Podcast #74

Joel and Jeff sit down with Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates backstage at the Business of Software 2009 conference. If you’d like to submit a question to be answered in our next episode, record an audio file (90 seconds or less) and mail it to podcast@stackoverflow.com. You can record a question using nothing but a…
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beta November 19, 2009

Careers Employer Beta Underway

The CV side of careers.stackoverflow.com has been reasonably complete, ever since we added free public CVs. Well, I’m proud to announce that we’ve begun serious beta testing of the other half of the equation — the part of careers.stackoverflow.com for employers and hiring managers. We’ve been trickling in “friends of Stack Overflow” who happen to…
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company November 7, 2009

Podcast #73

In this episode of the Stack Overflow podcast, Joel and Jeff discuss the meaning of “professionalism” online, the divide between ad-subsidized and pay business models, and the five things everyone should hate about their favorite programming language. A brief mini post-mortem of DevDays. What makes a good conference? What makes a worthwhile event for software…
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company November 5, 2009

Our Amazon Advertising Experiment

Do you remember when I discussed the crushing disappointment that is Google AdSense in Podcast 64? If Stack Overflow, a site that does a million pageviews a day, can’t make enough from AdSense to pay even one person half time — and let me tell you, that’s being overly generous based on the actual income…
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company October 30, 2009

Podcast #72

Joel and Jeff sit down with Jon Skeet, software engineer at Google London, and the first Stack Overflow user to achieve 100,000 reputation. A brief audio snippet of Jon’s presentation at London DevDays, featuring Tony the Pony and his sidekick. A discussion of the Google London offices, which aren’t quite up to Joel’s high standards,…
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careers October 29, 2009

Free Public Careers CVs

We unveiled a milestone in Stack Overflow Careers at DevDays London earlier today. We had originally envisioned careers as a completely private subscription service, but we belatedly realized that was kind of a mistake, and the source of much confusion. One common bit of feedback we got from users was the cognitive dissonance between Stack…
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background October 23, 2009

Alternate Sorting Orders

As you know, we sort answers (and sometimes questions) in simple descending score order by default. Score is defined as upvotes minus downvotes. Way back in February, Mike Schiraldi of Reddit emailed us about an alternate sorting mechanism. After about 6 months of testing, It looks like Reddit has implemented this algorithm, and you can…
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