Yearly Archives: 2009

company October 22, 2009

Podcast #71

A collection of clips recorded at the San Francisco DevDays conference, including Joel Spolsky, Mark Harrison, Jeff Atwood, Scott Hanselman and Rory Blyth. This episode runs a bit longer than usual. Joel Spolsky on web usability Mark Harrison on Python and the Norvig spell checker Rory Blyth on iPhone development Scott Hanselman on ASP.NET MVC…
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company October 16, 2009

Stack Overflow Outage

Our apologies for the all-site outage today. According to our Pingdom monitors, we were down from 7:18 PM PST to 9:43 PM PST. There goes our vaunted envy-of-the-industry three nines uptime guarantee! Apparently there was a router meltdown at our ISP, Peak Internet. They promised pictures of the (literally?) melted router via an update on…
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company October 15, 2009

Podcast #70

In this episode of the podcast, Joel and Jeff discuss DevDays, the diversity of Stack Exchange sites, the debut of CVs and careers on Stack Overflow, and the viability of WiFi at tech conferences. Stack Exchange is now officially in public beta! There are a huge number of sites running on the Stack Overflow engine.…
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background October 15, 2009

Markdown, One Year Later

We made a few key technology bets when we created Stack Overflow: OpenID Markdown ASP.NET MVC I’ll defer the discussion on the other two items for another day, but after spending a year immersed in Markdown — the lightweight markup language we use to format posts on all Trilogy sites — I have some thoughts…
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background October 7, 2009

Stickers for Stackers

Our program for world domination through stickers is well underway. Check out the cool stuff that Stack Overflow users have sent in for stickers to date: See, Stack Overflow really is built on love, internet style! I guess Joel wasn’t kidding when he said “just send us anything!” in your SASE sticker request. Let’s see…
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beta October 7, 2009

Introducing Stack Overflow Careers

When we integrated jobs.stackoverflow.com, I dropped a little hint: That said, this is just a start on the careers front. We have some more innovative things we are working on in this area that we hope to roll out in the next 6 to 8 weeks. Like, say, wouldn’t it be cool if your CV…
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company September 30, 2009

Podcast #69

Joel and Jeff sit down with Peter Seibel to discuss his new book Coders At Work, the effect of listening to music while coding, and the future of programming books. Peter draws on some commonalities in the 15 famous programmers he interviewed for Coders at Work. Peter agrees with Joel that concurrent (threaded) programming is…
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background September 30, 2009

One Million Pageviews

A small, but arbitrary milestone in Stack Overflow history: Per Google Analytics, we finally did one million pageviews in a single day on Tuesday, September 29th. After flirting with hitting this limit all month (so many golf crowd “awww” near-miss moments), we were finally rewarded with 1,015,756 pageviews yesterday, just barely squeaking it into the…
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community September 29, 2009

Free Trilogy Stickers for Top Users

If you’re a top user on any of the Trilogy sites, I’ve got some good news for you. As a gesture of thanks for being such an involved member of the community, we’d like to send you some Trilogy stickers absolutely free! The fine print: to take advantage of this offer, you must be on…
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background September 24, 2009

Congrats on 100k Rep

Sometime today, Jon Skeet reached 100,000 reputation on Stack Overflow. Congratulations! In unrelated news, there will be no podcast this week due to illness.
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company September 18, 2009

Podcast #68

Joel and Jeff discuss outsourced DNS, virtual machine “appliances”, and programmers as library users versus library writers. As a dyed in the wool fan of fake plastic rock, I am required by law to mention that The Beatles: Rock Band was released last week. It’s great! We changed DNS providers, as our existing registrar’s DNS…
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