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.

background April 15, 2009

Podcast #49

This is the 49th episode of the StackOverflow podcast, where Joel and Jeff sit down with Alex Papadimoulis of The Daily WTF to discuss the distinction between IT/sysadmins and programmers, online justice for webforums, user-friendly IDs for databases, and the future of software distribution. Some of our favorite Daily WTF entries: Spaced Out and Have…
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company April 9, 2009

Podcast #48

This is the 48th episode of the StackOverflow podcast, where Joel and Jeff discuss planning your career, the importance (or not?) of localization, what makes a good moderator, and dealing with programmers who lack interpersonal skills. Until 2004, I felt sort of like that feather in the movie Forrest Gump, or the plastic bag in…
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company March 26, 2009

Podcast #47

This is the 47th episode of the StackOverflow podcast, where Joel and Jeff discuss Eclipse, plugin architectures, sketching mockups, and optimizations that don’t optimize. I had the honor of keynoting EclipseCon this year with Clay Shirky. Eclipse is an open source IDE with an excellent plugin ecosystem. It’s also a great Java GUI framework. A…
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company March 20, 2009

Podcast #46

This is the 46th episode of the StackOverflow podcast, live from MIX09, where Joel and Jeff answer questions from the live audience. This podcast is live from the MIX09 conference! Joel and I also had a small 5 minute segment in the Day 1 keynote, which you can view online. It’s at around the 50…
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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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