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 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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community March 13, 2009

Jeff and Joel at MIX 09: Live Podcast

Joel and I will be at the upcoming MIX 09 conference in Las Vegas next week. More specifically, we’ll be doing the Stack Overflow podcast live from the show! Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at 6:30 PM At the Third Place hang out area The Venetian Las Vegas 4th Floor, Marcelo 4403 You will need to…
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company March 12, 2009

Podcast #45

This is the 45th episode of the StackOverflow podcast, where Joel and Jeff discuss what a program manager does, the value (or lack thereof) of a functional spec and vision statement, building developer community, and planning your development time. Joel and I will be at the upcoming MIX09 conference. We’re also trying to set up…
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company March 5, 2009

Podcast #44

This is the 44th episode of the StackOverflow podcast, where Joel and Jeff discuss the enduring influence of C, the questionable value of the title “Software Architect”, and the evolution of Java. Joel brings the YouTube video Write it in C to our attention. “Pascal won’t quite cut it, write in C.” Did you know…
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company February 26, 2009

Podcast #43

This is the 43rd episode of the StackOverflow podcast, where Joel and Jeff discuss dealing with incompetent programmers, whether salaries should be public, dealing with technical debt, and programming for small businesses. Joel is away this week in Florida at the Future of Web Applications conference, where he was a speaker. He mentioned that the…
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company February 19, 2009

Podcast #42

This is the 42nd episode of the StackOverflow podcast, where Joel and Jeff discuss ethical email, backup strategies, how to learn new programming languages, and dealing with underperforming developers. The Conversations Network, a non-profit organization that graciously underwrites the bandwidth costs of this and many other great podcasts, is looking for a sponsor. Email us…
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company February 12, 2009

Podcast #41

This is the 41st episode of the StackOverflow podcast, where Joel and Jeff sit down with Robert Martin aka “Uncle Bob”, and discuss software quality, the value of software engineering principles, and test-driven development. Joel clarifies that some of his comments in Podcast #38 were a bit unintentionally ad-hominem, and apologizes to Uncle Bob for…
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company February 5, 2009

Podcast #40

This is the 40th episode of the StackOverflow podcast, where Joel and Jeff sit down with Michael Lopp, aka Rands, to discuss how a geek manages other geeks, the dangers of working remotely, the pitfalls of offshoring, and some techniques for continual learning. You may know Michael Lopp from his excellent blog, Rands in Repose.…
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company January 30, 2009

Podcast #39

This is the 39th episode of the StackOverflow podcast, where Joel and Jeff discuss database design and the shell game of performance, the value of short, focused presentations, and the importance (or not) of a prestigious degree for software engineers. Joel insisted that we run the stackoverflow.com books on QuickBooks. I was more open to…
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company January 22, 2009

Podcast #38

This is the 38th episode of the StackOverflow podcast, where Joel and Jeff discuss YSlow optimizations for large websites, the value of unit testing, and the hidden pitfalls of asking questions to programmers. Joel notes that simply paying attention to what your coworkers are doing is an effective way to build and lead a team.…
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company January 15, 2009

Podcast #37

This is the 37th episode of the StackOverflow podcast, where Joel and Jeff discuss the expansion of Stack Overflow into non-programming IT topics, the pernicious problem of “systemitis”, and how to reach the next generation of programmers. I was star-struck that Alan Kay actually participated in Stack Overflow, both answering a question and even asking…
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