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 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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company October 18, 2008

Stack Overflow on Hanselminutes

Geoff, Jarrod and I recently recorded an episode of Hanselminutes with Scott Hanselman. StackOverflow uses ASP.NET MVC – Jeff Atwood and his technical team Scott chats with Jeff Atwood of codinghorror.com and most recently, stackoverflow.com. Jeff and Joel Spolsky and their technical team have created a new class of application using ASP.NET MVC. What works,…
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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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