In this episode of the podcast, we talk about the history of COBOL, a “common business-oriented language”, which is suddenly missions critical to government systems, like unemployment, overwhelmed by the pandemic. After that, we chat about the supply chain in China, which pivoted within weeks from pitching Ben electronic components to offering critical medical supplies.…
Programming may teach you about the law of large numbers, but that doesn't mean you'll always have the answer.
This podcast is meant to reach the Stack community, so we thought it would be great to have some of the moderators who help keep our communities running come on the show and chat about what they do and what they are seeing.
This week, we discussed how our dedicated community saved Stack Overflow from a serious certificate bug.
Did a leap year trip up Robinhood? Why does Postgres know so much about ancient calendars? And how do you pronounce char?
A small group of four people wrote the code that kicked off what is now a massive business. Hear the story from CTO Eliot Horowitz.
A Nigerian financial analyst with a habit of getting lost connects remotely with a Siberian app developer. Together, they would go on to build a mapping app worth $1 billion, all without ever meeting face to face.
We try to climb the teetering tower of abstraction, examine a human readable magazine on computing, and prepare for Y2038.