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company September 3, 2008

Podcast #20

This is the twentieth episode of the StackOverflow podcast, wherein Joel and I discuss the following: We figured out our deadlock problem, finally. It had to do with Log4Net being called during a database operation, itself triggering another database operation and log event. This is normally OK, but the events were happening so close together…
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beta August 28, 2008

I Guess That’s Why They Call It “Beta

Just a quick note to the beta participants: We apologize for the recent spate of outages. We’re currently diagnosing a sporadic hang in the website that we haven’t quite got a handle on yet. Until we figure it out, we’re forced to restart the web service every few hours. I’ll update this post when we…
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company August 28, 2008

Podcast #19

This is the nineteenth episode of the StackOverflow podcast, wherein Joel and I discuss the following: We’ve mapped our voting functionality to what you see in Digg and Reddit, but we’re a Q&A site, not a link aggregation service. Should we allow voting on questions as well as the answers? Or should questions simply be…
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company August 25, 2008

Stack Overflow on Herding Code

I was invited to participate in the latest Herding Code podcast. This was a fun one for me because I’ve known the four hosts of the program — Jon Galloway, Kevin Dente, K. Scott Allen, and Scott Koon — through their blogs since forever, eventually meeting most of them in person. All of their blogs…
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company August 21, 2008

Podcast #18

This is the eighteenth episode of the StackOverflow podcast, wherein Joel and I discuss the following: We finally get to meet Michael Pryor, the co-founder of Fog Creek Software, who is a special guest on this episode! Joel had good luck browsing our beta site using Opera Mini. I’m still incredibly impressed with the Mobile…
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company August 13, 2008

Podcast #17

This is the seventeenth episode of the StackOverflow podcast. Joel is on vacation, so this is a special podcast with the software development team: Jeff Atwood, Geoff Dalgas, and Jarrod Dixon. Our team is geographically distributed — I’m in California, Jarrod is in North Carolina, and Geoff is in Oregon. Geoff and Jarrod, like me,…
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company August 12, 2008

Special Development Team Podcast

You demanded it. We’re delivering. Our special Stack Overflow development team podcast will be recorded later today. Instead of yet another scintillating hour of Jeff and Joel constantly talking over each other, in this podcast episode you’ll get to know the other two key players on the Stack Overflow team. You know, the ones that…
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beta August 6, 2008

Bad News, Good News

I’ve got some bad news and some good news. I like to start with the bad news, and you don’t get a choice, so here goes: There will be no podcasts for the next two weeks. Joel is on an extended vacation. Our apologies, but the logistics of recording remotely are too daunting. Plus, we…
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beta August 1, 2008

Stack Overflow Private Beta Begins

And then a miracle occurred. We’re beginning the Stack Overflow private beta. I am sending out emails to the first 100 people for the private Stack Overflow beta; the email contains the password necessary to log in, as well as a link to this post. I will continue to email 100 people per day until…
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company July 30, 2008

Podcast #16

This is the sixteenth episode of the StackOverflow podcast, wherein Joel and Jeff discuss the following: Programmer design is scary — We now, thank goodness, have an actual designer design! Thanks to Jeremy Kratz for assisting us with our design woes. We also appreciate input from Tim Almond, Rob Allen, and Nathan Bowers. We plan…
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beta July 26, 2008

Stack Overflow Beta Design

Ever notice how most sites run by programmers have the worst designs ever? Yeah. We’re currently at the stage where we need to implement an actual design — for which I have recruited actual designers. Here’s a sneak peek at the beta design we’re furiously working on implementing at the moment. And even earlier: Trust…
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