The Stack Overflow Podcast

The Stack Overflow podcast is a frank and funny conversation about what it means to work in software and how code is reshaping our world. As it celebrates its 12th anniversary, it’s a must listen for any programmer, as necessary as Stack Overflow itself.

company May 28, 2009

Podcast #55

This is the 55th episode of the StackOverflow podcast where Joel and Jeff discuss killer IDEs, how much interview feedback is appropriate (for both parties), and how to teach young programmers who think they know it all. Server Fault has launched! If you’re a sysadmin or IT pro type, please join us there. You may…
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company May 21, 2009

Podcast #54

This is the 54th episode of the StackOverflow podcast where Joel and Jeff discuss bespoke software development, URL routing, the God Algorithm, and getting your database under version control. We need to talk to you about your flair. Specifically, your User Flair! It’s a small badge you can embed in your own website to show…
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company May 14, 2009

Podcast #53

This is the 53rd episode of the StackOverflow podcast where Joel and Jeff sit down with Wil Shipley of Delicious Monster to discuss the shifting sands of Apple and Microsoft APIs, the value of software development conferences, intuition versus empiricism for developers, and “parrot programming”. Like all the coolest developers, Wil wrote a web browser.…
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company May 7, 2009

Podcast #52

This is the 52nd episode of the StackOverflow podcast — our one year anniversary — where Joel and Jeff discuss the launch of Server Fault, how you determine if your code is smelly (or just aromatic), how programmers learn by doing, and how good ideas are often too crazy to copy until it’s too late.…
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company April 29, 2009

Podcast #51

This is the 51st episode of the Stack Overflow podcast, where Joel and Jeff sit down with Joel’s business partner, Michael Pryor of Fog Creek Software, at Stack Overflow world HQ (i.e., Jeff’s house) in El Cerrito, California. At my home, Joel discovers my secret clock fetish. I have a pong clock, a nixie clock,…
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company April 23, 2009

Podcast #50

This is the 50th episode of the StackOverflow podcast, where Joel and Jeff sit down with Steve Yegge of Google and the most excellent Stevey’s Blog Rants. This episode was recorded on site at the Kirkland, Washington Google office, where Joel gave a talk earlier in the day. A brief discussion about the APL language,…
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background April 15, 2009

Podcast #49

This is the 49th episode of the StackOverflow podcast, where Joel and Jeff sit down with Alex Papadimoulis of The Daily WTF to discuss the distinction between IT/sysadmins and programmers, online justice for webforums, user-friendly IDs for databases, and the future of software distribution. Some of our favorite Daily WTF entries: Spaced Out and Have…
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company April 9, 2009

Podcast #48

This is the 48th episode of the StackOverflow podcast, where Joel and Jeff discuss planning your career, the importance (or not?) of localization, what makes a good moderator, and dealing with programmers who lack interpersonal skills. Until 2004, I felt sort of like that feather in the movie Forrest Gump, or the plastic bag in…
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company March 26, 2009

Podcast #47

This is the 47th episode of the StackOverflow podcast, where Joel and Jeff discuss Eclipse, plugin architectures, sketching mockups, and optimizations that don’t optimize. I had the honor of keynoting EclipseCon this year with Clay Shirky. Eclipse is an open source IDE with an excellent plugin ecosystem. It’s also a great Java GUI framework. A…
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company March 20, 2009

Podcast #46

This is the 46th episode of the StackOverflow podcast, live from MIX09, where Joel and Jeff answer questions from the live audience. This podcast is live from the MIX09 conference! Joel and I also had a small 5 minute segment in the Day 1 keynote, which you can view online. It’s at around the 50…
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company March 19, 2009

Stack Overflow Podcast Bingo

At our first “live” podcast for MIX09, the developers at Woot! cleverly converted the Stack Overflow podcast drinking game into Stack Overflow podcast bingo, and handed out cards for everyone to play along. Hilarious — hopefully someone scored a bingo during the live podcast! Click to see it larger.
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