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 July 16, 2009

Podcast #61

In this episode of the podcast, Joel and Jeff sit down with Miguel de Icaza of the Mono project to discuss Mono, Silverlight / Moonlight, and the pros and cons of open sourcing your code. Miguel is one of the lead developers on the Mono project, which is an ongoing effort to bring the .NET…
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company July 2, 2009

Podcast #60

This is the 60th episode of the StackOverflow podcast where Joel and Jeff discuss the value (or lack thereof) of meta-discussion, how much “big iron” popular websites need, and whether code forking is sometimes inevitable. A discussion of our newly launched outlet for meta-discussion at meta.stackoverflow.com. We view this as a pressure release valve. Why…
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company June 24, 2009

Podcast #59

This is the 59th episode of the StackOverflow podcast where Joel and Jeff sit down with Damien Katz (of CouchDB) to discuss non-conventional databases, non-conventional programming languages, and taking on non-conventional programming projects. Stop, do not pass go, do not collect $200: watch Damien Katz’ outstanding Rubyfringe presentation, CouchDB and Me. It is a hugely…
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company June 18, 2009

Podcast #58

This is the 58th episode of the StackOverflow podcast where Joel and Jeff discuss HTML encoding, designing “safe by default”, whether a question can be too simple, and the art of beta testing. Joel wonders if doing his Visual Studio development in a virtual machine is a viable solution. I say in this era of…
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company June 11, 2009

Podcast #57

This is the 57th episode of the StackOverflow podcast where Joel and Jeff discuss the relationship between speed and skill, iPhone development, and the value of programming fundamentals. Joel comments on the surprising correlation between how fast you can solve a simple problem, and your overall skill level as a programmer. This is why giving…
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company June 4, 2009

Podcast #56

This is the 56th episode of the StackOverflow podcast where Joel and Jeff sit down with Jason Calacanis to discuss the business side of software, including Mahalo’s “Skee-Ball” economy, when VC funding is appropriate, and whether SEO matters. Jason Calacanis regales us with his tales of being a BBS script kiddie on his IBM PC…
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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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