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 October 16, 2008

Podcast #26

This is the twenty-sixth episode of the StackOverflow podcast, where Joel and Jeff answer five listener questions, mostly about social software design. Warning: this podcast features cowbell. Really. Christopher Leary: “Any thoughts on the general design of karma and rep systems based on your experience building one for Stack Overflow?” Michael L Perry: “What about…
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company October 9, 2008

Podcast #25

This is the twenty-fifth episode of the StackOverflow podcast, where Joel and Jeff sit down with the ineffable Steve Yegge, who you may know from his excellent and extremely popular blog Stevey’s Blog Rants. Steve worked for Amazon and currently works for Google. Steve proposes we use the Muppets Show theme as our podcast theme…
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company October 1, 2008

Podcast #24

This is the twenty-fourth episode of the StackOverflow podcast, a special roundtable discussion conducted in NYC at Joel’s Fog Creek offices with the entire Stack Overflow team. That includes Jarrod Dixon, Geoff Dalgas, and Michael Pryor in addition to Joel and Jeff. We muse about the 7.5 million dollar Dreamhost billing error. We admire the…
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company September 24, 2008

Podcast #23

This is the twenty-third episode of the StackOverflow podcast, wherein Joel and I discuss the following: The Stack Overflow team will be in New York City from the 24th to the 28th. It’s partly business, and partly a reward to our team for their hard work on the site. What are some cool geeky things…
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company September 18, 2008

Podcast #22

This is the twenty-second episode of the StackOverflow podcast, wherein Joel and I discuss the following: Stack Overflow is now a public beta. We went from about 2-5% CPU usage during the private beta to over 50% CPU usage, on an 8-CPU server! Some day one stats: 1,500 questions were asked, 6,000 answers provided, 1,700…
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company September 11, 2008

Podcast #21

This is the twenty-first episode of the StackOverflow podcast, wherein Joel and I discuss the following: Road trip! The Stack Overflow team will be visiting the Fog Creek offices in New York City from Wednesday, September 24th to Sunday, September 28th. Hopefully Joel and crew will be completely moved in by the time we arrive.…
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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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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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