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The home team talks with Guillermo Rauch, CEO and cofounder of Vercel and cocreator of Next.js, and Sam Lambert, formerly VP of Engineering at Github and now CEO of PlanetScale. They cover how Vercel and PlanetScale are making the web more accessible to developers, the future of web development for professional programmers, and why human laziness is the ultimate security threat.
The home team chats with Adam Lear, a staff software engineer on the public platform at Stack Overflow. They discuss GitHub’s move to put prebuilt Codespaces into public beta, the people paying millions for virtual real estate, and the downsides of microservices and CI/CD for developer productivity.
Ceora, Ben, and Matt talk with Danielle Man, Director of Engineering at Apollo GraphQL, about how an MIT program for high school girls helped kick off her career, her path from IC to engineering manager, and how Apollo became what it is today.
The new home team—Matt, Ceora, and Cassidy—discuss Visual Studio’s 25th birthday, how to create a sustainable revenue source for open-source frameworks, why open-source business models contribute to a lack of diversity, and why NFTs are so unpopular with K-pop fans.
This week: how to stop aggregating away the signal in your data, the hipster programming paradigm, and the junior software engineer making all the architecture decisions at their startup (are they working hard enough?).
Welcome to the new Stack Overflow podcast. For our relaunch episode, the home team covers code scanning for security vulnerabilities in open-source registries, whether high-profile skills training programs from Google and Amazon really address systemic inequity in tech (spoiler: probably not), and how a James Bond character sparked Matt’s interest in security.
Welcome to ISSUE #115 of The Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams. This week: what you give up when you move into management, an AI bot that’s better than you at answering technical interview questions, and resources to help with monorepos and functional programming.