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The Stack Overflow Podcast

The Stack Overflow Team

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Hosted by Joel Spolsky, Jay Hanlon, David Fullerton, and Ilana Yitzhaki, The Stack Overflow Podcast lets you listen in on discussions and decisions concerning the world's largest developer community. About Stack Overflow: Founded in 2008, Stack Overf...Show More
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0:00 | Nov 9th, 2012

So as you may have heard in the news, the east coast got hit pretty hard by Hurricane Sandy - in particular, our datacenter in Lower Manhattan was almost knocked entirely offline.  If not for the incredible efforts of Fog Creek Software, Squarespace,...Show More

0:00 | Jun 12th, 2017

Welcome to a very special episode of The Stack Overflow Podcast recorded Thursday, June 8 at Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. Why is this a very special episode, you ask? It's all about Site Reliability Engineers (SRE). Joel and Jay are away (slackers) so D...Show More
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0:00 | Jul 17th, 2017

Welcome back to the Stack Overflow podcast episode #112 recorded Thursday, July 13th at Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. Today's hosting duties fall to Jay Hanlon as Joel is still busy alphabetizing his socks. Joining him is newly minted CTO David Fullerton...Show More

0:00 | Mar 14th, 2018

It's a Stack Overflow Podcast not-so-hostile takeover! Jon Skeet in the NYC Stack Overflow HQ to celebrate One Million Rep, so we gave him the podcast reins to talk about whatever he wants! And mwhahahaha he wants to talk about... diversity and inc...Show More

0:00 | Dec 18th, 2017

Welcome to the entirely too jolly holiday episode of the Stack Overflow Podcast, recorded Friday, December 15, 2017 at Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. On today's island of misfit toys, we have EVP of Culture Jay Hanlon, CTO David Fullerton, Dir. of Communi...Show More

0:00 | Nov 13th, 2017

Welcome to the Stack Overflow Podcast episode #121 recorded Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. Today's crew includes VP of Stack Overflow Jay Hanlon, CTO David Fullerton, News Editor Ilana Yitzhaki, SO Engineering Manager Matt Sh...Show More

0:00 | Oct 30th, 2017

Welcome to The Stack Overflow Podcast episode #120 recorded Thursday, October 26, 2017 at our Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. As a special treat (or is it a trick?) your hosts today include Fog Creek CEO Anil Slash, self-described Glitch-Witch Jenn Schiffe...Show More

0:00 | Oct 16th, 2017

Welcome to The Stack Overflow Podcast episode #119 recorded Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. Today's motley crew includes VP and GM of Stack Overflow Jay Hanlon, CTO David Fullerton, News Editor Ilana Yitzhaki, me, Producer...Show More

0:00 | Oct 11th, 2017

Welcome to The Stack Overflow Podcast episode #118 recorded Thursday, October 5 at Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. Even without Joel, who's still out working on NamCoin, there's still a full house! Including VP Jay Hanlon, CTO David Fullerton, News Editor ...Show More

0:00 | Oct 2nd, 2017

Welcome, welcome, welcome to The Stack Overflow Podcast #117, recorded Thursday, September 28 in our beautiful SO NYC HQ. That's a lot of letters. This episode is brought to you by Oracle. Stack Overflow greatly appreciates Oracle's support for this...Show More

0:00 | Sep 25th, 2017

Thanks for tuning in for Stack Overflow podcast # 116 recorded Thursday, September 21. We usually record at our Stack Overflow HQ in NYC, but today, in true remote-first fashion, we are being recorded from Florida, Utah, Washington, and NYC. This ep...Show More

0:00 | Sep 18th, 2017

Welcome (back!) to The Stack Overflow Podcast recorded Thursday, September 14 at Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. Joining us today are the usual crew: VP of Stack Overflow Jay Hanlon, CTO David Fullerton, News Editor Ilana Yitzhaki, and me, producer Jess Pa...Show More

0:00 | Jul 31st, 2017

NOTE: We will be on podcast hiatus for the month of August. Look for new episodes in September. Welcome to The Stack Overflow Podcast episode #114 recorded Thursday July 27, at Stack Overflow Headquarters in NYC. Your hosts today are Assistant to Co...Show More

0:00 | Jul 24th, 2017

Welcome to the Stack Overflow podcast recorded Thursday July 20 at Stack Overflow Headquearters in NYC. Your hosts today are podcast regulars Jay Hanlon, David Fullerton, and Ilana Yitzhaki, plus the quite irregular Matt Sherman (Stack Overflow Engin...Show More

0:00 | May 22nd, 2017

Welcome to The Stack Overflow Podcast recorded Thursday May 18, 2017 at the same place they are always recorded: Stack Overflow HQ in NYC! Today's episode is brought to you by Shabbos Goy, Maori face markings, and the brand new Stack Overflow App! (A...Show More

0:00 | May 15th, 2017

Welcome to the Stack Overflow Podcast recorded Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. Joel is in Vienna this week at the WeAreDevs conference, so Jay is taking the reigns along with David "Rexalicious" Fullerton, Ilana Yitzaki, and me, y...Show More

0:00 | May 8th, 2017

Welcome to the Stack Overflow podcast #108 recorded Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. Today’s podcast is brought to you by peanut butter and Stack Overflow Enterprise. Visit stackoverflowbusiness.com for more details. In today's epi...Show More

0:00 | May 1st, 2017

Welcome to The Stack Overflow Podcast #107 recorded Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Stack Overflow HQ in NYC, where rats were invented! Anil Dash, CEO of Fog Creek and all around great guy, is joining us again. Probably only so that he can talk about Gli...Show More

0:00 | Apr 25th, 2017

Welcome back to the Stack Overflow podcast episode #106 recorded live on Thursday, April 20th at SO headquarters in NYC. We are honored to have Anil Dash, CEO of Fog Creek, leading today's antics while Joel is away. We are also joined by the entire S...Show More

0:00 | Mar 22nd, 2017

There are only a few things that you need to know about today's episode: Joel is away so Jay has taken over the podcast using Stack Overflow's new patented JoelBots™ technology. We are joined by data scientists Dr. Julia Silge and Dr. Dave ...Show More

0:00 | Mar 13th, 2017

Welcome to the Stack Overflow Podcast #104, recorded Thursday March 9, 2017 at the Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. Today’s podcast is brought to you by Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, the classic episode of The Twilight Zone starring William Shatner. OooOOoo sca...Show More

0:00 | Mar 6th, 2017

Welcome to the Stack Overflow Podcast #103, recorded Thursday March 2, 2017 at the Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. Today's podcast is brought to you by tree people, Purim, and She Geeks Out. In today's thrilling episode: Jay is back from vacation, s...Show More

0:00 | Feb 27th, 2017

Welcome to the Stack Overflow Podcast #102 recorded Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. Today's podcast is brought to you by rogue cows and SHA-1. SHA-1: You can depend on it. Topics discussed this week (with only minor IT i...Show More

0:00 | Feb 20th, 2017

Welcome to the Stack Overflow Podcast #101. Fact: We now have as many episodes as we have adorable Disney dalmatians. Today's podcast is brought to you by the WordPress Development Stack Exchange. Our very special guest today is Matt Mullenweg. Matt...Show More

0:00 | Jan 30th, 2017

Welcome to the Stack Overflow podcast #100!! Recorded Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Stack Overflow headquarters in NYC. Today's podcast is brought to you by the Cheeseburger. "It's a hamburger, topped with cheese!" But the real question is: Is a chee...Show More

0:00 | Jan 23rd, 2017

Welcome to the Stack Overflow podcast #99 recorded Thursday, January 19 at the Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. Today's podcast is brought to you by Reverse Polish notation. 25 enter 16 plus It's 41! We actually have 2 sponsors for today: Grace Hopper - ...Show More

0:00 | Jan 16th, 2017

Happy New Year and welcome to the Stack Overflow podcast #98 recorded Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the Stack Overflow Headquarters in NYC. Today's broadcast is brought to you by Sydney, Australia. If there are any Australian listeners left after Joe...Show More

0:00 | Dec 19th, 2016

Welcome to the Stack Overflow Podcast #97 recorded Thursday, December 15 at the Stack Overflow Headquarters in NYC, home to the some of the crappiest airports in the western Hemisphere (Yup, Joel talks about travel in this episode). Today's show is b...Show More

0:00 | Dec 12th, 2016

Welcome to the Stack Overflow Podcast #96 recorded on December 8, 2016 at the Stack Overflow headquarters in the jackhammer capital of the world (probably), NYC. Today's podcast is brought to you by the Pizza Saver, otherwise known as the small table...Show More

0:00 | Nov 21st, 2016

Welcome to the Stack Overflow Podcast #95 recorded Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. Our sponsor today is double-entry bookkeeping. Invented in 1494 in Milan by Leonardo da Vinci's lover, probably. Conveniently enough, that's J...Show More

0:00 | Nov 14th, 2016

Grab a cookie (before Joel eats them all) and listen to the Stack Overflow podcast #94, recorded Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the Stack Overflow Headquarters in NYC. Today's podcast is brought to you by the Electoral College since this podcast usua...Show More

0:00 | Oct 31st, 2016

A warning to all souls before you go further: We know you’ve been dying to hear this special Halloween edition of the podcast, but due to its frightening nature, we recommend you proceed with caution and put all small children and ghosts to rest befo...Show More

0:00 | Oct 24th, 2016

Welcome to The Stack Overflow Podcast #92, brought to you by the The Facsimile Association of America. Since the late 1800s, faxes have solved the infuriating problem how to get a message to someone quicker than physical mail, and since the late 1900...Show More

0:00 | Oct 17th, 2016

Welcome to The Stack Overflow Podcast #91, recorded Tuesday, October 11 at Stack Overflow headquarters in NYC. Today's episode is brought to you by Sukkot, also known as the Feast of Tabernacles. (חג סוכות שמח) Sukkot is the Jewish holiday where you ...Show More

0:00 | Oct 11th, 2016

Welcome to The Stack Overflow Podcast #90, recorded October 3 at Stack Overflow Headquarters in NYC. This week’s podcast is brought to you by the QWERTY keyboard: "Since 1878, it's not so bad!" Enough said. The podcast is also brought to you by Think...Show More

0:00 | Oct 3rd, 2016

Welcome to The Stack Overflow (yes Overflow, listen to last week!) Podcast #89, recorded September 27 at Stack Overflow headquarters in NYC. This week's installment is brought to you by Inuktitut, the premiere language of the arctic and one of Nunavu...Show More

0:00 | Sep 26th, 2016

Welcome to The Stack Overflow Podcast, recorded September 20 at our headquarters in NYC. This week’s episode is brought to you by adorable otters, who hold hands at night so they don’t float away from each other. The episode is also brought to you by...Show More

0:00 | Aug 24th, 2016

Welcome to the Stack Exchange Podcast, recorded Tuesday, August 2 at our headquarters in NYC. This week’s episode is brought to you by peanut butter, the tasty legume paste Americans spend $800 million on each year, as well as by our actual sponsor, ...Show More

0:00 | Jul 5th, 2016

Welcome to the Stack Exchange Podcast, recorded Tuesday June 28th at Stack HQ! Today's podcast is brought to you by Eugene McCarthy for President, as well as by IBM. Try the new IBM Cloud Tools for Swift. New this week: one of those two sponsors is a...Show More

0:00 | Jan 7th, 2016

Welcome to the Stack Exchange Podcast episode #70! Today's podcast is brought to you by the BB-8 droid. Today your hosts are joined by developer Jason Punyon, whom you may remember from way back in Podcast #21. Punyon works out of balmy Buffalo, NY. ...Show More

0:00 | Nov 18th, 2015

Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast episode #69, brought to you by The Lake Erie Soda Water Company. Your host is Joel Spolsky, joined by First Deputy of Community And So Forth Jay Hanlon and Lord High King of Nerds David Fullerton. Fortunately, the be...Show More

0:00 | Sep 14th, 2015

Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast #68 recorded Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Stack Exchange HQ in New York City. Today's podcast is brought to you by Labor Day - don't forget to put those seersucker suits away for the season! Your hosts today are Dav...Show More

0:00 | Aug 25th, 2015

Welcome to Stack Exchange podcast episode #67, recorded live from Stack Exchange HQ in NYC on August 11, 2015. Today's podcast is brought to you by the Stockwell Garage, a Grade II* Listed Building since 1988. Joining us on today's podcast are Jay Ha...Show More

0:00 | Aug 3rd, 2015

Welcome to Stack Exchange podcast episode #66, recorded live at Stack Exchange HQ in New York, NY on July 7, 2015. Today's podcast is brought to you by The Association of Ex-Fog Creek Summer Interns (AEFCSI). Today's show is hosted by the usual suspe...Show More

0:00 | Jun 16th, 2015

Welcome to the Stack Exchange Podcast, episode #65, recorded Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Stack Exchange Headquarters in New York City. Today’s podcast is brought to you by the Association of Airline Mile Programs and hosted by the usual suspects. We’ll...Show More

0:00 | May 11th, 2015

Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast Episode #64, recorded in the podcast studio at Stack Exchange HQ in New York City, NY. Our podcast today is brought to you by string cheese! (It can be eaten by pulling strips from the cheese along its length and ...Show More

0:00 | Mar 25th, 2015

Welcome to the Stack Exchange Podcast Episode #63, recorded March 6, 2015 in front of a live-ish audience. Today's podcast is brought to you by Cool Whip by Kraft Foods. A description for this result is not available because of this site's robots.txt...Show More

0:00 | Feb 4th, 2015

Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast #62, recorded live on January 20th--with a live studio audience (kinda)!. Today's podcast was brought to you by the American Venture Capital Association. With you today are our hosts Jay Hanlon, David Fullerton, and ...Show More

0:00 | Nov 25th, 2014

Welcome to the 61st installment of the Stack Exchange Podcast, brought to you by okra (yes, that okra). On our show today are David Fullerton, Jay Hanlon, and Joel Spolsky. It's been a long time since we last did a podcast, so let's get started. Fir...Show More

0:00 | Jul 16th, 2014

Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast episode number 60, brought to you by The National Pepperjack Cheese Council. Your hosts today are Joel Spolsky, Jay Hanlon, and David Fullerton (aka Fake Producer Abby). We'll jump right into things with Community M...Show More

0:00 | May 29th, 2014

Welcome to the 59th running of the Stack Exchange podcast, brought to you by Nutella! Your hosts Joel Spolsky, David Fullerton, and Jay Hanlon are joined this week by special guests Josh Heyer (aka Shog9) and Robert Cartaino (aka Robert Cartaino) of ...Show More

0:00 | May 19th, 2014

Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast #58 brought to you by the Stack Exchange iOS app! Our hosts Joel Spolsky, David Fullerton, and Jay Hanlon are joined this week by our guests, the Stack Exchange Design Team: Jin Yang, Stéphane "The French Guy" Martin...Show More

0:00 | Apr 24th, 2014

Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast #57, recorded Friday April 11, 2014 with your hosts Jay Hanlon, David Fullerton, and Joel Spolsky. Today's podcast is brought to you by the Heartbleed bug. We have lots to talk about (which makes Joel scared), starti...Show More

0:00 | Mar 17th, 2014

Welcome to the Stack Exchange Podcast #56 recorded on Thursday, March 6th 2014, aka the 4th of Adar II 5774, aka the second day of Lent. Today's podcast is sponsored by Patent Trolls of America. Today's guest is Micah Siegel, Senior Patent Advisor at...Show More

0:00 | Feb 24th, 2014

Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast #55, recorded on Friday Thursday the 13th with your hosts Joel Spolsky, David Fullerton, and Jay Hanlon! Today's episode is brought to you by the city of Sochi, Russia. It's been a long time since we last recorded, ...Show More

0:00 | Nov 14th, 2013

Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast #54, with special guest Sara J. Chipps! Joining us today also is CFO Michael Pryor. Your hosts as usual are Jay Hanlon, David Fullerton, and Joel Spolsky. Today's episode is brought to you by /r/husky! We'll start o...Show More

0:00 | Oct 28th, 2013

Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast #53 with special guest Gabe Koscky, our new Brazilian community manager, and usual suspects Jay Hanlon, Joel Spolsky, and David Fullerton. Today's show is brought to you by the National Security Administration! Site...Show More

0:00 | Sep 3rd, 2013

Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast #52 with your hosts Joel Spolsky, David Fullerton and Jay Hanlon. Today's show is brought to you by Marmite Yeast Extract - you either love it, or hate it! (You probably hate it.) Joining us today are Careers 2.0 Mar...Show More

0:00 | Aug 5th, 2013

Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast #51, with special guest Jeff Atwood and the usual suspects Joel Spolsky, David Fullerton, and Jay Hanlon. Today's show was brought to you by Pan-American World Airways! We kick off the discussion with a topic not on...Show More

0:00 | Jul 25th, 2013

Welcome to Stack Exchange podcast #50, featuring usual suspects Joel Spolsky, Jay Hanlon, and David Fullerton, plus special guest Shog9 aka Nine Shogs Shogging.  And remember, today's podcast is sponsored by the House of Lords, bringing you excellent...Show More

0:00 | Jun 11th, 2013

Welcome to episode 49 of the Stack Exchange Podcast! We are welcoming special guest Matt Grum, as well as usual suspects Joel, David, and Jay.  Matt is the top rep user on Photography. He's got 957 answers (and has never asked a question)! He's a pho...Show More

0:00 | Jun 3rd, 2013

Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast #48! Our guest today is Jorge Castro, member of the Community Team at Canonical (of Ubuntu fame). We also have Robert Cartaino, our very own Director of Community Development, here at Stack Exchange, as well as the u...Show More

0:00 | May 14th, 2013

We're Back!  It's been a while since our last podcast (why you ask - listen to find out!) but we're back now and "stronger" than ever.  It's Joel, David and Jay (plus producer Alex and Abby) coming to you from the brand new SE Podcast Studio (check o...Show More

0:00 | Mar 27th, 2013

Our guest this week (after she joins a bit late) is Zuly Gonzalez - Stack Exchange moderator and power user.  As usual, we also have David Fullerton, Jay Hanlon, Joel Spolsky and (Fake) Producer Alex! Things are a mess over here, not just because we...Show More

0:00 | Mar 18th, 2013

Our guest this week is Eric Lippert - language architect extraordinaire and famous for all his work at Microsoft in developing their languages Eric joined Microsoft right out of college and was originally working on VB It's time for everyone's fav...Show More

0:00 | Mar 6th, 2013

Welcome Back!  Our guest today is the one and only Robert Scoble - blogger and video maker extraordinaire.  He's joined by the usual Stack Exchange crew for a packed hour of fun. Robert is a geek who gets around and meets startups and tech innovator...Show More

0:00 | Feb 21st, 2013

Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast #43 with Joel Spolsky, Jay Hanlon, David Fullerton, and special guest Alexis Ohanian, calling in from the Tutorspree office. Alexis is the co-founder of Reddit and an investor in Hipmunk. He's a strong advocate again...Show More

0:00 | Feb 5th, 2013

Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast #42 - it's our usual gang back this week with Joel, Jay, David, and Producer Alex.  There's plenty of inside baseball, so put on your rally caps and make sure to stick it through to the end! David Mamet, apparently....Show More

0:00 | Jan 28th, 2013

Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast #41, featuring Joel Spolsky, Jay Hanlon, David Fullerton, Kyle Brandt, Nick Craver, and Geoff Dalgas, with Producer Alex calling in from Denver!  We have a bunch of systems administrators and the like here, because w...Show More

0:00 | Jan 10th, 2013

You're listening to the Stack Exchange Podcast #40 (We apologize to everyone who expected Wil Wheaton last week)  Your hosts are David Fullerton, Jay Hanlon, and Joel Spolsky.  We also have a surprise special guest: Britton Payne, professor of Copyri...Show More

0:00 | Dec 24th, 2012

Today's guest is Jeremy Tunnell, who says it's great to be here. He's the new Product Manager on the Stack Exchange team. He works out of Nashville but is in New York with us, recording live in the podcast studio! Also, on today's podcast, everyone ...Show More

0:00 | Dec 3rd, 2012

Welcome to Stack Exchange podcast #38 with Joel, Jay, David, and new special guest Will Cole, PM on the Careers team.  We're doing a deep dive into Careers today, as we have the launch of Careers in German coming up! Stack Overflow Careers 2.0 is la...Show More

0:00 | Nov 20th, 2012

Welcome back!  We're actually back to a fairly normal podcast this week and want to bring you back up to speed on Stack Exchange after our adventures the last few weeks.  What's on the agenda? What's new this week? Starting with the review queue and...Show More

0:00 | Oct 29th, 2012

Welcome to Stack Exchange podcast #35 with special guest Scott Hanselman. We also have your loyal cohosts, Jay Hanlon and David Fullerton. And Joel Spolsky? What exactly would Scott say that he does here? Scott Hanselman runs a podcast that doesn'...Show More

0:00 | Oct 23rd, 2012

On the show this week are Kyle Brandt and Nick Craver, two SE employees who are heading up our systems upgrades and relocations - they'll dish all kinds of details on our infrastructure, plus plenty of chat about other mildly relevant things. First ...Show More

0:00 | Oct 15th, 2012

It's Back! Welcome to episode #33 of the Stack Exchange podcast.  We've got a brand new co-host (Jay Hanlon, our new VP of Community Growth) plus our guest this week is David Fullerton, VP of Engineering at Stack Exchange. So what's new in the seven...Show More

0:00 | Mar 6th, 2012

With the recent "REP-OCALYPSE" that happened over the weekend, we thought it was a great time to do another podcast - so come join Joel, Jarrod, and Josh as they talk about some of the recent changes to the site and the motivations behind them. JOEL...Show More

0:00 | Mar 1st, 2012

Well, it's time for the final Stack Exchange Podcast featuring Jeff Atwood before he rides off into the sunset.  Tune in to hear Jeff and Joel reminisce about the origins of Stack Exchange, the journey along the way, and listen to some special record...Show More

0:00 | Dec 8th, 2011

Guests this week are Robert Cartaino and Rebecca Chernoff. Yeehaw! They're members of our Community Team. The original Joel on Software forums were sort of a progenitor for Stack Overflow. They had strict rules: nothing off-topic was allowed - and d...Show More

0:00 | Nov 30th, 2011

Jeff and Joel are joined today by Chris "Moot" Poole, founder of 4chan and Canv.as.  It's a wide ranging discussion from internet memes and tropes to the danger of the SOPA bill that is currently making its way through the house. We need a number di...Show More

0:00 | Nov 23rd, 2011

Jeff & Joel are joined this week by Brent Ozar, database wizard who has helped tons of companies (including Stack) with their massive scaling needs. The Spanish site is live! It's sort of strange having a site about learning one language be conducte...Show More

0:00 | Nov 16th, 2011

Jeff & Joel are joined today by Dave Winer, who's upset that we don't have a jingle to start the show! He "invented" (well, pioneered, really) the XML-RPC protocol. Dave tells us the story of how and why the protocol came to be. Right now, Dave's wo...Show More

0:00 | Nov 9th, 2011

No guest today. Moot had to postpone his appearance on the show. But David Fullerton is here to hang out with us Jeff is packing up to go on an international trip. He's going to Øredev in Malmö via Copenhagen and London on British Airways. He will t...Show More

0:00 | Nov 2nd, 2011

This week's guest is Mark Russinovich, from SysInternals.com and now with Microsoft. Chatrooms are chaotic! Jeff mentions that lots of spaces need editorial oversight. A lot of good information is available, but it's a hard to find it in the disorga...Show More

0:00 | Oct 26th, 2011

Jeff & Joel are joined this week by Eric Ries, author and expert on The Lean Startup.  Topics for the chat include: Jeff Atwood is joining the podcast from his vacation. He has an announcement! He is having twins! In February! This will bring the to...Show More

0:00 | Oct 19th, 2011

Our guest today is James Portnow of Extra Credits. We are also joined in the studio by David Fullerton. James Portnow is joining us! Extra Credits has been a thing for a few years. The idea struck back when James was working at Activision. He wanted...Show More

0:00 | Oct 12th, 2011

Joel (but no Jeff) is joined this week by Paul Biggar (who Joel originally met when he was a DevDays London 2009 speaker about scripting languages).  Paul currently works at Mozilla, having come off his own (not that successful) Y Combinator startup....Show More

0:00 | Oct 5th, 2011

This week, Jeff & Joel are joined (in studio, no less) by David Fullerton, head of the NY Dev Department, and Jason Punyon, a developer here in the office.  Its a fast moving discussion covering all kinds of topics, like: Stack Exchange 1.0 (which g...Show More

0:00 | Sep 28th, 2011

Joining Jeff & Joel this week is John Siracusa, writer for Ars Technica - he's the one who introduced Macs to the Ars world (and apparently ended up converting their entire staff into Mac users). John didn't know who Jeff was until the Stack Overflo...Show More

0:00 | Sep 21st, 2011

Everyone's back in their home towns this week (Sorry for the audio quality last week. It was Joel's fault [actually, it was TechCrunch's fault]). And joining Jeff & Joel this week is John Sheehan, Developer Evangelist for Twilio. Jeff and Joel are b...Show More

0:00 | Sep 14th, 2011

No guest this week as Joel calls in to the show live from the TechCrunch Disrupt Conference in San Francisco since he's there launching Trello for Fog Creek Software (also why his audio isn't quite as good as usual, it's pretty loud there).  There's ...Show More

0:00 | Sep 7th, 2011

Jeff & Joel are back with guests this week - joining them are Kyle Brandt and George Beech, our very own sysadmins/ops guys/[insert your own term here] After a brief test of the emergency broadcast system, we plunge right into the podcast, including:...Show More

0:00 | Aug 31st, 2011

So it's been a couple weeks since our last podcast, but Jeff & Joel are back and ready to catch up on everything they missed.  There's no guest this week, just 60+ minutes of that Jeff & Joel banter that (we hope) you've grown to love. Jeff and Joel...Show More

0:00 | Aug 10th, 2011

Joining Jeff and Joel this week is Michael Natkin, from our Cooking.SE site.  Michael is especially interesting because he is a computer programmer, but he doesn't answer questions at Stack Overflow, only on the Cooking site (he's our first guest to ...Show More

0:00 | Aug 3rd, 2011

Miguel De Icaza joins Jeff & Joel this week to discuss everything from Miguel's many projects to identity on the internet to playdates for toddlers.  Miguel is a force in the software world, having initiated and contributed to all kinds of products o...Show More

0:00 | Jul 27th, 2011

Jeff & Joel are joined this week by Jin Yang - our resident web/graphic designer here at Stack (the distinction between the two becomes a discussion point).  Once we get the proper picture of Jin in the chatroom, he relates everything from his backgr...Show More

0:00 | Jul 20th, 2011

This week, Jeff and Joel are joined by Patrick McKenzie - StackOverflow contributor, internet commentator and SEO expert (especially when it comes to driving traffic for Halloween bingo cards).  After a few early tech issues (don't worry, we cleaned ...Show More

0:00 | Jul 6th, 2011

This week, Jeff and Joel are joined by Rory Blyth (with no 'e' as he is very insistent) fresh off his move to a new house in Portland, OR.  This week's topics include: Rory has had a whirlwind of moving and relocating as of late.  Today is the first...Show More

0:00 | Jun 29th, 2011

Jeff & Joel are joined by Steve Karantza, better know as Shirlock Homes, our #1 user on the DIY Stack Exchange.  Steve is also our first non-programmer oriented guest on the podcast! Everyone wanted to know how Steve ended up on the site: turns out ...Show More

0:00 | Jun 22nd, 2011

This week, Jeff and Joel are joined by Greg Wilson, an author, developer, and former university professor, who is also an expert on open source software development.  Once make it through the jokes and get his mic sounding great, we can jump in and e...Show More

0:00 | Jun 16th, 2011

This week, Jeff and Joel are joined live "in studio" by Marco Arment, creator of Instapaper and formerly the lead developer at Tumblr.  This week's topics include: What’s the proper numbering format for podcast episodes: decimal, binary, octal?  The...Show More

0:00 | Jun 8th, 2011

Jeff and Joel are joined by Sam Saffron (aka Waffles), our only Australian developer at Stack Exchange! Does "Hell Banning" -- making a problematic user's posts visible to just him or her -- make sense? You can see Jeff's post about it over on Codin...Show More

0:00 | Jun 1st, 2011

It's our first test of a live podcast!  In case you missed it, we streamed this week's podcast live during the taping. It's something we're playing with and may continue to do in the future if it is popular.  You can tune in to the live tapings Tuesd...Show More

0:00 | May 18th, 2011

The podcast is on the road again this week, with Jeff and Joel coming to you live from Jeff's living room in El Cerrito, CA.  They're also joined by Josh Heyer (aka Shog9) who calls in from Colorado.  This is actually the second time we've done a pod...Show More

0:00 | May 11th, 2011

This week, the Stack Exchange podcast travels to England, where Jeff and Joel are joined by Stack Overflow legend Jon Skeet (and son!) along with Marc Gravell. Picking up the discussion from last week's episode: what constitutes a good question? Our...Show More

0:00 | May 4th, 2011

This week, Jeff and Joel are joined by Scott Hanselman - tune in for their discussion of everything from MIX11 to the salads at Jack in the Box. Welcome Scott Hanselman! Be sure to check out both of Scott's excellent podcasts at Hanselminutes and Th...Show More

0:00 | Apr 27th, 2011

This week on the Stack Exchange podcast, Jeff and Joel are back into the swing of the weekly podcast and jump right into business, including: The algorithm for the Stack Overflow homepage changed a little while back, showing you even more relevant c...Show More

0:00 | Apr 20th, 2011

Welcome back to the first episode of the new Stack Exchange Podcast redux!  Jumping right back into the old groove, here's what happens this week: Jeff and Joel discuss missing the openness that the old podcast provided.  Since the podcast is just a...Show More

0:00 | Apr 26th, 2010

Joel and Jeff sit down with our new community coordinator, Robert Cartaino, to record a "bonus" podcast discussing the future of Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange 2.0. We hired Robert Cartaino as a full time community coordinator to act as both city...Show More

0:00 | Mar 24th, 2010

Joel and Jeff sit down with Anton Geraschenko to discuss the unique qualities of a community of expert mathematicians, how to capture a sphere in a knot, and the importance of off-site backups. The Stack Overflow team will be in NYC from April 2nd t...Show More

0:00 | Mar 13th, 2010

In this episode of the Stack Overflow podcast, Joel and Jeff discuss the pursuit of venture capital, why Joel is ending his blog, and the hidden power of Google's web spider. We were surprised that so many people who read Joel's article about our ve...Show More

0:00 | Feb 20th, 2010

Joel sits down with the Stack Exchange team, who are working on the hosted version of Stack Overflow at the Fog Creek offices in New York City. Meet the Stack Exchange team -- David Fullerton, Aaron Maenpaa, and Emmett Nicholas. For Stack Exchange...Show More

0:00 | Feb 11th, 2010

In this episode of the Stack Overflow podcast, Joel and Jeff discuss the promise and peril of Email (both social and technical), Google Buzz, and the value of training material. I will be at Webstock 2010 and in New Zealand for the next two weeks. I...Show More

0:00 | Feb 5th, 2010

In this episode of the Stack Overflow podcast, Joel and Jeff sit down with Mac developer Daniel Jalkut of Red Sweater Software to discuss his experience as a longtime Mac developer and small Mac software business owner, and the possible impact of the...Show More

0:00 | Feb 1st, 2010

In this episode of the Stack Overflow podcast, Joel and Jeff discuss the value of Deep Blue, the Five Whys process, and whether programmers should blog. If you work at a fancy company like Fog Creek, you'll have access to a Latte machine, and you to...Show More

0:00 | Jan 21st, 2010

In this episode of the Stack Overflow podcast, Joel and Jeff discuss GitHub, the value of formal code documentation, and how to decide what features belong in the next version of your software. We've had some difficulty adapting to GitHub, where the...Show More

0:00 | Jan 10th, 2010

In this episode of the podcast, Joel and Jeff discuss open sourcing Markdown, the necessity of barriers on the open internet, and the importance of design in the software process. We highlight three interesting Stack Exchange sites: Climate Dea...Show More

0:00 | Dec 24th, 2009

In this episode of the Stack Overflow podcast, Joel and Jeff sit down with Paul, David, and Matthew -- the creators of Litmus and DocType -- to discuss ASCII vs. pixels, the power of Amazon EC2, and the unglamorous but critically important topic of b...Show More

0:00 | Dec 17th, 2009

In this episode of the Stack Overflow podcast, Joel and Jeff discuss how to (accidentally) destroy your software business, Google's new DNS and page speed rankings, and why the most productive employees aren't paid 10 times as much. Just as a disast...Show More

0:00 | Dec 4th, 2009

In this episode of the Stack Overflow podcast, Joel and Jeff discuss the Stack Overflow Careers philosophy, online community growth patterns, and how to tell if you're Sid Meier or not. Stack Overflow Careers is now fully open for business! Joel exp...Show More

0:00 | Nov 24th, 2009

Joel and Jeff sit down with sysadmin extraordinaire Tom Limoncelli of Everything Sysadmin to discuss IPV6, dumb things for System Administrators to check, and the sysadmin community as reflected in Server Fault. Tom has written some classic sysadmin...Show More

0:00 | Nov 19th, 2009

Joel and Jeff sit down with Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates backstage at the Business of Software 2009 conference. If you'd like to submit a question to be answered in our next episode, record an audio file (90 seconds or less) and mail it to podcast@sta...Show More

0:00 | Nov 7th, 2009

In this episode of the Stack Overflow podcast, Joel and Jeff discuss the meaning of "professionalism" online, the divide between ad-subsidized and pay business models, and the five things everyone should hate about their favorite programming language...Show More

0:00 | Oct 30th, 2009

Joel and Jeff sit down with Jon Skeet, software engineer at Google London, and the first Stack Overflow user to achieve 100,000 reputation. A brief audio snippet of Jon's presentation at London DevDays, featuring Tony the Pony and his sidekick. A ...Show More

0:00 | Oct 22nd, 2009

A collection of clips recorded at the San Francisco DevDays conference, including Joel Spolsky, Mark Harrison, Jeff Atwood, Scott Hanselman and Rory Blyth. This episode runs a bit longer than usual. Joel Spolsky on web usability Mark Harrison on...Show More

0:00 | Oct 15th, 2009

In this episode of the podcast, Joel and Jeff discuss DevDays, the diversity of Stack Exchange sites, the debut of CVs and careers on Stack Overflow, and the viability of WiFi at tech conferences. Stack Exchange is now officially in public beta! The...Show More

0:00 | Sep 30th, 2009

Joel and Jeff sit down with Peter Seibel to discuss his new book Coders At Work, the effect of listening to music while coding, and the future of programming books. Peter draws on some commonalities in the 15 famous programmers he interviewed for Co...Show More

0:00 | Sep 18th, 2009

Joel and Jeff discuss outsourced DNS, virtual machine "appliances", and programmers as library users versus library writers. As a dyed in the wool fan of fake plastic rock, I am required by law to mention that The Beatles: Rock Band was released las...Show More

0:00 | Sep 10th, 2009

In this episode of the Stack Overflow podcast, Joel and Jeff discuss the ethics of Craigslist, the pitfalls of customer-installable software, and caching for anonymous web users. If you'd like a Stack Overflow, Server Fault, or Super User sticker, y...Show More

0:00 | Sep 3rd, 2009

In this episode of the Stack Overflow podcast, Joel and Jeff discuss reverse proxies, the pitfalls of self-support communities, and designing for engagement. It is my intent to attend the London and Cambridge DevDays, if my passport comes back in ti...Show More

0:00 | Aug 13th, 2009

In this episode of the podcast, Joel and Jeff discuss lessons from a year of building Stack Overflow, the mysteries of COBOL, some YSlow website optimizations, and magic numbers. What have we learned in a year of building Stack Overflow? If someone ...Show More

0:00 | Aug 6th, 2009

Joel and Jeff discuss the disappointment of Google AdSense, the difference in skillset between programmers and testers, and the value of standards groups to working programmers. If you have feedback for Stack Exchange (still scheduled for beta ...Show More

0:00 | Jul 30th, 2009

In this episode of the podcast, Joel and Jeff discuss the Mythical Man Month problem, keeping communication in check, Windows 7, and web scaling. Joel is fielding his largest team ever at Fog Creek -- 9 programmers, 2 testers, and 2 program managers...Show More

0:00 | Jul 23rd, 2009

In this episode of the Stack Overflow podcast, Joel and Jeff discuss software updates, the power of APIs and plugins, and leading by example. A brief discussion of how software should be updated, using Firefox and Apple's Software Updater as example...Show More

0:00 | Jul 16th, 2009

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, whi...Show More

0:00 | Jul 2nd, 2009

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 ...Show More

0:00 | Jun 24th, 2009

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...Show More

0:00 | Jun 18th, 2009

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...Show More

0:00 | Jun 11th, 2009

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 y...Show More

0:00 | Jun 4th, 2009

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. J...Show More

0:00 | May 28th, 2009

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! I...Show More

0:00 | May 21st, 2009

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, y...Show More

0:00 | May 14th, 2009

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 empiri...Show More

0:00 | May 7th, 2009

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 ide...Show More

0:00 | Apr 29th, 2009

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 ...Show More

0:00 | Apr 23rd, 2009

This is the 50th episode of the StackOverflow podcast, where Joel and Jeff sit down with Steve Yegge of Google and the most excellent Stevey's Blog Rants. This episode was recorded on site at the Kirkland, Washington Google office, where Joel gave a...Show More

0:00 | Apr 15th, 2009

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...Show More

0:00 | Apr 9th, 2009

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...Show More

0:00 | Mar 26th, 2009

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 i...Show More

0:00 | Mar 20th, 2009

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, w...Show More

0:00 | Mar 12th, 2009

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. ...Show More

0:00 | Mar 5th, 2009

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 a...Show More

0:00 | Feb 26th, 2009

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 ...Show More

0:00 | Feb 19th, 2009

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 organiz...Show More

0:00 | Feb 12th, 2009

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...Show More

0:00 | Feb 5th, 2009

This is the 40th episode of the StackOverflow podcast, where Joel and Jeff sit down with Michael Lopp, aka Rands, to discuss how a geek manages other geeks, the dangers of working remotely, the pitfalls of offshoring, and some techniques for continua...Show More

0:00 | Jan 30th, 2009

This is the 39th episode of the StackOverflow podcast, where Joel and Jeff discuss database design and the shell game of performance, the value of short, focused presentations, and the importance (or not) of a prestigious degree for software engineer...Show More

0:00 | Jan 22nd, 2009

This is the 38th episode of the StackOverflow podcast, where Joel and Jeff discuss YSlow optimizations for large websites, the value of unit testing, and the hidden pitfalls of asking questions to programmers. Joel notes that simply paying attention...Show More

0:00 | Jan 15th, 2009

This is the 37th episode of the StackOverflow podcast, where Joel and Jeff discuss the expansion of Stack Overflow into non-programming IT topics, the pernicious problem of "systemitis", and how to reach the next generation of programmers. I wa...Show More

0:00 | Jan 8th, 2009

Joel and Jeff, with special guest Eric Sink of SourceGear, discuss source control present and future, why writing a compiler is an important rite of passage for programmers, and how budding software engineers should be educated. I was convinced...Show More

0:00 | Jan 1st, 2009

This is the 35th episode of the StackOverflow podcast, where Joel and Jeff discuss the mysteries of server hardware, anomalous voting patterns, change fatigue, and whether or not Joel is the Martha Stewart of the software industry. A discussion of t...Show More

0:00 | Dec 18th, 2008

This is the 34th episode of the StackOverflow podcast, where Joel and Jeff discuss the following: Joel recommends a pink HDMI cable as a christmas gift for the special ladies in your life. This will go nicely with her pink ethernet cable, pink ...Show More

0:00 | Dec 11th, 2008

This is the thirty-third episode of the StackOverflow podcast, where Joel and Jeff sit down with special guest Babak Ghahremanpour, the lead developer for FogBugz. I gifted the Fog Creek office with a set of cymbals for the Rock Band 2 drums, t...Show More

0:00 | Dec 4th, 2008

This is the 2^5 episode of the StackOverflow podcast, where Joel and Jeff discuss software piracy, dealing with public criticism, how to get people to answer your questions, and the ideal programmer office. A brief digression about the analog to dig...Show More

0:00 | Nov 27th, 2008

This is the thirty-first episode of the StackOverflow podcast, where Joel and Jeff discuss.. stuff! Based on some comments from Podcast #30, we now know that "Learning about NP-Completeness from Jeff is like learning about irony from Alanis Morisset...Show More

0:00 | Nov 20th, 2008

This is the thirtieth episode of the StackOverflow podcast, where Joel and Jeff sit down with Richard White of uservoice.com. Richard worked as the user interface guy on calendar startup Kiko.com; UserVoice was originally inspired by Richard's work ...Show More

0:00 | Nov 13th, 2008

This is the twenty-ninth episode of the StackOverflow podcast, wherein Joel and I discuss the following: The downside of being a PC gamer: it's prime game release season. My productivity last week was nil due to the release of Fallout 3, as I d...Show More

0:00 | Nov 6th, 2008

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 ...Show More

0:00 | Nov 1st, 2008

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 Ange...Show More

0:00 | Oct 16th, 2008

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 d...Show More

0:00 | Oct 9th, 2008

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 work...Show More

0:00 | Oct 1st, 2008

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 ...Show More

0:00 | Sep 24th, 2008

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...Show More

0:00 | Sep 18th, 2008

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 ...Show More

0:00 | Sep 11th, 2008

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 2...Show More

0:00 | Sep 3rd, 2008

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 databas...Show More

0:00 | Aug 28th, 2008

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 vo...Show More

0:00 | Aug 21st, 2008

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 ...Show More

0:00 | Aug 13th, 2008

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 Califor...Show More

0:00 | Jul 30th, 2008

This is the sixteenth episode of the StackOverflow podcast, wherein Joel and Jeff discuss the following: Programmer design is scary -- We now, thank goodness, have an actual designer design! Thanks to Jeremy Kratz for assisting us with our design wo...Show More

0:00 | Jul 24th, 2008

This is the fifteenth episode of the StackOverflow podcast, wherein Joel and Jeff discuss the following: A brief discussion of our shoestring budget, and the project schedule. The beta for Stack Overflow is close; we will likely be trickling pe...Show More

0:00 | Jul 16th, 2008

This is the fourteenth episode of the StackOverflow podcast, wherein Joel and Jeff discuss the following: This week's Rock Band downloadable content is epic -- the best of the Who. Pointless podcast trivia: the Who song Baba O'Reily is a concatenati...Show More

0:00 | Jul 10th, 2008

This is the thirteenth episode of the StackOverflow podcast, wherein Joel and Jeff discuss the following: Joel Spolsky still claims he is a New Zealander -- or at least his father was -- though I refuse to believe anything that is not in Joel's Wiki...Show More

0:00 | Jul 2nd, 2008

This is the twelfth episode of the Stack Overflow podcast, wherein Joel and Jeff discuss the following: The difficulty of working on an airplane, even with an ultraportable laptop. I use the Dell XPS M1330, which I love, but it's still marginal on a...Show More

0:00 | Jun 26th, 2008

This is the eleventh episode of the StackOverflow podcast, wherein Joel and Jeff discuss the following: Addressing a few key bits of podcast feedback: we'll try to avoid talking over each other, and the callers who are asking questions, in the futur...Show More

0:00 | Jun 19th, 2008

This is the tenth episode of the StackOverflow podcast, wherein Joel and Jeff discuss the following: We provide some background for new listeners on what Stack Overflow will be. See Joel's post and Jeff's post. Although we have ambivalent feelings...Show More

0:00 | Jun 11th, 2008

This is the ninth episode of the StackOverflow podcast -- the first fully hosted on itconversations -- wherein Joel and Jeff discuss the following: Apple's WWDC is going on this week, and Joel has a few Fog Creek people at the conference. at a WWD...Show More

0:00 | Jun 4th, 2008

This is the eighth episode of the StackOverflow podcast, wherein Joel and I discuss the following: As of our next podcast, we will be hosted at ITConversations -- the NPR of podcasts. A good outfit to be associated with! Yes, Joel does pronounce "...Show More

0:00 | May 28th, 2008

This is the seventh episode of the StackOverflow podcast, wherein Joel and I discuss the following: Many thanks to Stuart Cam for recording a stackoverflow theme song; a brief digression on the introductions to the Sopranos and Get Smart. How prog...Show More

0:00 | May 20th, 2008

This is the sixth episode of the StackOverflow podcast, wherein Joel and I discuss the following: A mercifully brief critique of Joel's Skype avatar. Of course, he should be using this image. The other programmer I'm working with, Jarrod, will be ...Show More

0:00 | May 14th, 2008

This is the fifth episode of the StackOverflow podcast, wherein Joel and I discuss the following: Trivia clarifications from podcast #3: Leonardo DiCaprio on Growing Pains, and how the Fonz actually Jumped the Shark in Happy Days Thanks for all th...Show More

0:00 | May 7th, 2008

This is the fourth episode of the StackOverflow podcast, wherein Joel and I discuss the following: Why we think stackoverflow.com isn't "reinventing the wheel", or at least, reinventing it in a useful way. Failure, however, is always an option. We...Show More

0:00 | Apr 30th, 2008

This is the third episode of the StackOverflow podcast, wherein Joel and I discuss the following: A brief, but awesome, reference to Donald Gibb in Revenge of the Nerds. We are now using Skype and Pamela to record our podcast for higher quality. ...Show More

0:00 | Apr 23rd, 2008

This is the second episode of the StackOverflow podcast, wherein Joel and I discuss the following: Why have a podcast at all? What's the point? A discussion about some the podcasts Joel listens to: John Dvorak, Adam Curry. StackOverflow podcast ...Show More

0:00 | Apr 17th, 2008

This is the inaugural episode of the StackOverflow Podcast, with your hosts Joel Spolsky and Jeff Atwood, wherein we explain what StackOverflow.com will be. We hope. If you'd like to submit a question to be answered in our next episode, record an aud...Show More