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 February 20, 2010

Podcast #84

Joel sits down with the Stack Exchange team, who are working on the hosted version of Stack Overflow at the Fog Creek offices in New York City. Meet the Stack Exchange team — David Fullerton, Aaron Maenpaa, and Emmett Nicholas. For Stack Exchange sites that have a smaller community, Stack Exchanges may email users more…
Avatar for Jeff Atwood
Co-Founder (Former)
company February 11, 2010

Podcast #83

In this episode of the Stack Overflow podcast, Joel and Jeff discuss the promise and peril of Email (both social and technical), Google Buzz, and the value of training material. I will be at Webstock 2010 and in New Zealand for the next two weeks. I was excited to learn that the singer Wing is…
Avatar for Jeff Atwood
Co-Founder (Former)
company February 5, 2010

Podcast #82

In this episode of the Stack Overflow podcast, Joel and Jeff sit down with Mac developer Daniel Jalkut of Red Sweater Software to discuss his experience as a longtime Mac developer and small Mac software business owner, and the possible impact of the iPad. Daniel launched Red Sweater software way back in 1999 (and has…
Avatar for Jeff Atwood
Co-Founder (Former)
company February 1, 2010

Podcast #81

In this episode of the Stack Overflow podcast, Joel and Jeff discuss the value of Deep Blue, the Five Whys process, and whether programmers should blog. If you work at a fancy company like Fog Creek, you’ll have access to a Latte machine, and you too can create Latte art! Checkers is now a solved…
Avatar for Jeff Atwood
Co-Founder (Former)
company January 21, 2010

Podcast #80

In this episode of the Stack Overflow podcast, Joel and Jeff discuss GitHub, the value of formal code documentation, and how to decide what features belong in the next version of your software. We’ve had some difficulty adapting to GitHub, where the reverse engineering of the Javascript Markdown (WMD) editor was performed. It regularly confuses…
Avatar for Jeff Atwood
Co-Founder (Former)
company January 10, 2010

Podcast #79

In this episode of the podcast, Joel and Jeff discuss open sourcing Markdown, the necessity of barriers on the open internet, and the importance of design in the software process. We highlight three interesting Stack Exchange sites: Climate Deal (environmental climate change issues), ASCOM Answers (astronomy tech), and Math Overflow (professional mathematicians). Thanks to Anton…
Avatar for Jeff Atwood
Co-Founder (Former)
company December 24, 2009

Podcast #78

In this episode of the Stack Overflow podcast, Joel and Jeff sit down with Paul, David, and Matthew — the creators of Litmus and DocType — to discuss ASCII vs. pixels, the power of Amazon EC2, and the unglamorous but critically important topic of backup. The fine folks at Litmus created DocType partly as a…
Avatar for Jeff Atwood
Co-Founder (Former)
company December 17, 2009

Podcast #77

In this episode of the Stack Overflow podcast, Joel and Jeff discuss how to (accidentally) destroy your software business, Google’s new DNS and page speed rankings, and why the most productive employees aren’t paid 10 times as much. Just as a disaster planning exercise, what kind of things could happen that would destroy your software…
Avatar for Jeff Atwood
Co-Founder (Former)
company December 4, 2009

Podcast #76

In this episode of the Stack Overflow podcast, Joel and Jeff discuss the Stack Overflow Careers philosophy, online community growth patterns, and how to tell if you’re Sid Meier or not. Stack Overflow Careers is now fully open for business! Joel explains what it’s all about, the proverbial programmer search engine. One thing we have…
Avatar for Jeff Atwood
Co-Founder (Former)
company November 24, 2009

Podcast #75

Joel and Jeff sit down with sysadmin extraordinaire Tom Limoncelli of Everything Sysadmin to discuss IPV6, dumb things for System Administrators to check, and the sysadmin community as reflected in Server Fault. Tom has written some classic sysadmin books such as Time Management for System Administrators, The Practice of System and Network Administration. A brief…
Avatar for Jeff Atwood
Co-Founder (Former)
company November 19, 2009

Podcast #74

Joel and Jeff sit down with Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates backstage at the Business of Software 2009 conference. If you’d like to submit a question to be answered in our next episode, record an audio file (90 seconds or less) and mail it to podcast@stackoverflow.com. You can record a question using nothing but a…
Avatar for Jeff Atwood
Co-Founder (Former)