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 January 8, 2009

Podcast #36

Joel and Jeff, with special guest Eric Sink of SourceGear, discuss source control present and future, why writing a compiler is an important rite of passage for programmers, and how budding software engineers should be educated. I was convinced Eric was going to agree with me on whether or not software developers should know C.…
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company January 1, 2009

Podcast #35

This is the 35th episode of the StackOverflow podcast, where Joel and Jeff discuss the mysteries of server hardware, anomalous voting patterns, change fatigue, and whether or not Joel is the Martha Stewart of the software industry. A discussion of the bizarre world of server pricing, as discussed in the Best (or Worst) Geek Christmas…
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company December 18, 2008

Podcast #34

This is the 34th episode of the StackOverflow podcast, where Joel and Jeff discuss the following: Joel recommends a pink HDMI cable as a christmas gift for the special ladies in your life. This will go nicely with her pink ethernet cable, pink USB cable. We’ve placed an order for our dedicated servers and have…
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company December 11, 2008

Podcast #33

This is the thirty-third episode of the StackOverflow podcast, where Joel and Jeff sit down with special guest Babak Ghahremanpour, the lead developer for FogBugz. I gifted the Fog Creek office with a set of cymbals for the Rock Band 2 drums, to complement the sweet Rock Band setup I bought for them earlier this…
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company December 4, 2008

Podcast #32

This is the 2^5 episode of the StackOverflow podcast, where Joel and Jeff discuss software piracy, dealing with public criticism, how to get people to answer your questions, and the ideal programmer office. A brief digression about the analog to digital television switch. Make sure you watch this brief instructional video so you’re prepared. Joel…
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company November 27, 2008

Podcast #31

This is the thirty-first episode of the StackOverflow podcast, where Joel and Jeff discuss.. stuff! Based on some comments from Podcast #30, we now know that “Learning about NP-Completeness from Jeff is like learning about irony from Alanis Morissette”. It’s funny because it’s true! It was also noted that “[Jeff] certainly no mathematician.” In my…
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company November 20, 2008

Podcast #30

This is the thirtieth episode of the StackOverflow podcast, where Joel and Jeff sit down with Richard White of uservoice.com. Richard worked as the user interface guy on calendar startup Kiko.com; UserVoice was originally inspired by Richard’s work on Kiko, as a hybrid of Reddit and FogBugz. There are some thematic similarities between Dell’s IdeaStorm…
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company November 13, 2008

Podcast #29

This is the twenty-ninth episode of the StackOverflow podcast, wherein Joel and I discuss the following: The downside of being a PC gamer: it’s prime game release season. My productivity last week was nil due to the release of Fallout 3, as I discuss on my blog. But it was totally worth it. One videogame…
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company November 6, 2008

Podcast #28

This is the twenty-eighth episode of the StackOverflow podcast, where Joel and Jeff discuss Windows Azure, SQL Server 2008 full text search, Bayesian filtering, porn detection, and project management — among other things. Jeff met the inestimable Joey DeVilla aka Accordion Guy at PDC, who challenged him to pronounce Azure as in “Windows Azure”. My…
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company November 1, 2008

Podcast #27

This is the twenty-seventh episode of the StackOverflow podcast, where Joel and Jeff interview Alexis “kn0thing” Ohanian and Steve “spez” Huffman, the founders and co-creators of Reddit. Jeff is at the Professional Developers’ Conference in Los Angeles. He co-presented a session with Phil Haack on ASP.NET MVC, which you can view online if you are…
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company October 23, 2008

No Podcast This Week — Suggested Guests?

There will be no podcast this week, because Joel is on a business trip to Korea, apparently at webappscon. I can’t remember his exact words, but they were something along the lines of “I don’t care that the listeners want a new podcast, I am not a monkey who dances for their amusement!” I tried…
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