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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 Overflow is the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers. More than 50 million professional and aspiring programmers visit Stack Overflow each month to help solve coding problems, develop new skills, and find job opportunities.

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 Overflow is the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers. More than 50 million professional and aspiring programmers visit Stack Overflow each month to help solve coding problems, develop new skills, and find job opportunities.
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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 Overflow is the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers. More than 50 million professional and aspiring programmers visit Stack Overflow each month to help solve coding problems, develop new skills, and find job opportunities.

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Episodes

Searching For The Next Frontier With Chris Dixon

12/10/2019
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You can check out the back story of Dixon’s first company, SiteAdvisor, here. It was built during a time when spyware was a booming business and browsers had few systems in place to combat bad actors. The company was acquired by McAfee in 2006. It's a great trip through the history of web security at the time. Dixon next turned his attention to machine learning. He and his co-founders created Hunch, which worked to learn users’ tastes and recommend items they might enjoy. It was an early...

Duration:00:40:11

A Conversation with the Author of Black Software

12/3/2019
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We discuss how a demand for more diverse clip art helped lay the foundation for some of the first black owned and operated software companies in the United States, and the ways in which social media has helped to empower a new generation of voices to demand change in the tech industry and beyond. You can check out some of the pioneering work on building digital community at Afrolink, NetNoir, and UBP. McIlwain also draws attention to the history of computer technology as a tool of police...

Duration:00:33:59

TFW You Accidentally Delete Your Database

11/25/2019
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Brian shares a delightful tale of the time one of his co-workers accidentally deleted the company's database, and how they recovered it through binary transaction logs. No better way to learn than a trial by fire. Juan explains why typing is taking over frontend development. First off, we discovered unit tests, and learned types can take care of it. Paul dreams of a day when object-oriented PHP runs in the browsers. Sara has had nightmares about similar scenarios. Splice has lots of...

Duration:00:33:39

How Would You React?

11/19/2019
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Part 1 The crew chats about how Paul and Sara made the transition from individual contributors to managers overseeing teams of engineers. Sara used to see this transition as a form of selling out, but has a new perspective after having made the shift. Paul admits he still doesn’t feel like a “CEO” and how he approaches his role as the co-founder who focuses on creating signal instead of operations. OF course, we argue about Bitcoin, and finally we examine the role luck plays in life,...

Duration:00:39:47

Too DEV.to Quit

11/12/2019
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Part 1 Paul and Sara chat about what language is best to choose as your first when you're just getting started on your journey as a programmer. Probably not Mathmatica, but it's a neat one. Jupyter Notebooks - an in-browser notebook for working with Python. You can write your words, have your code right next to it, and see how things play out. Or as Tom Butterworth put it on DEV. "Jupyter Notebook is an interactive web application that interfaces with the iPython repl, allowing you to run...

Duration:00:37:20

Buggin Out

11/5/2019
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SHOW NOTES Part 1 (0:00-9:58) the crew discusses Google's declaration of Quantum Supremacy and tries to wrap their mind around qubits and superpositions. Ben mangles the pronunciation of ASP.net, Sara finds a name for her new pet snake, and Paul wonders how JFK would have pronounced quantum. Also, updates on the Stack Overflow helicopter. From our Physics and Quantum Computing Stack Exchanges: Is Quantum Computing just pie in the sky? Why is Google Quantum Supremacy experiment...

Duration:00:35:01

Projectile Productivity

10/28/2019
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Chloe Condon has a great post about how she created her medication reminder app and an official endorsement from Smash Mouth. You can find some writing from Iheanyi Ekechukwu on our blog here and you can find his podcast here. Learn about the Great Molasses Flood of 1919. It’s not funny so don’t laugh. Decades old code is putting millions of critical devices at risk. Should we be regulating software more closely? Ben Popper is the worst coder in the world

Duration:00:37:23

Do You Believe in Life After Keyboards?

10/22/2019
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Tilde Club: It’s your chance to LARP as a 70s sys admin! What you do on your computer is your business. Don’t be tricked by scammers. Paul makes the mistake of sharing his Anxiety Box on This American Life Sara’s favorite Kanye tweet is available, beautifully framed, for only $75. cKeys is an amazing Seattle non-profit that teaches folks how to make their own keyboards! When we recorded this episode Cassidy worked at CodePen, but not she works at React Training, so check them out.

Duration:00:37:59

We’re Back: compilers, turtles, and a brand new crew

10/14/2019
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Is it legal for source code containing undefined behavior to crash the compiler? https://stackoverflow.com/questions/57652799/is-it-legal-for-source-code-containing-undefined-behavior-to-crash-the-compiler True, you’re the boss, and the compiler works for you. But that doesn’t mean it always behaves just as you instructed. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/56802645/understanding-the-as-if-rule-the-program-was-executed-as-written What is Logo, you...

Duration:00:30:24

Podcast #123 – Jon Skeet Wants You To Be a Feminist

3/13/2018
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It’s a Stack Overflow Podcast not-so-hostile takeover!

Podcast #123 - Jon Skeet Wants You to Be a Feminist

3/12/2018
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In this episode, Host Jon Skeet takes the reins along with Jay, Jess, Ilana, and special guests Casey Ashenhurst (SO Inclusion Manager & Senior People Ops Partner) and Cassie Montrose (SO Executive Assistant) to chat about hitting a million rep on Stack Overflow; Jon's thoughts on feminism and inclusion and how those have evolved over the years; and a rant about a regrettable Applebee's experience in Times Square. You should'a known better, Jon...

Duration:01:09:00

Podcast #122 - Hold Me Closer Tiny Dancer, and Dasher, and Prancer, and Vixen

12/18/2017
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Happy Holidays from The Stack Overflow Podcast! On today's episode: Winter Bash 2017 details are revealed, Abby Reads Nice Tweets, and we ponder the questionable morality behind Santa's favorite narc, The Elf on the Shelf.

Duration:01:02:00

Podcast #122 – Hold Me Closer Tiny Dancer, and Dasher, and Prancer, and Vixen

12/17/2017
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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 Community Ops and Mgmt Abby T. Mars, News Editor Ilana Yitzhaki, and me, Producer Jess Pardue.

Podcast #121 - Another Ducking Episode

11/13/2017
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Today's hijinks include: Talking about engineering management (and pranks)with Ben Kamens; discussing a new study on how to ask a question on Stack Overflow, and chatting way too much about Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.

Duration:01:02:04

Podcast # 121 – Another Ducking Episode

11/12/2017
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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 Sherman, and me, Producer Jess. Joel is away getting fitted for gutter-drains and tap dancing shoes!

Podcast #120 - Halloween Spooktacular with Anil Slash

10/30/2017
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Today's episode is a real scream. Recorded in a haunted house, this week's host is longtime podcast friend Anil Dash, joined by Fog Creek's Jenn Schiffer, Stack Overflow engineering manager Matt Sherman, news editor Ilana Yitzhaki, and executive producer Kaitlin Pike. Special guest is Leon Young of Cogniss.

Duration:01:22:30

Podcast #120 – Halloween Spooktacular with Anil Slash

10/29/2017
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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 Schiffer, podcast Executive Producer Kaitlin (head-on-a) Pike, SO Engineering Manager Matt Sherman Munster, and News Editor Ill-ana Yitzhaki.

Podcast #119 - This Podcast is Definitely a Simulation

10/16/2017
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On today's episode we chat about the nature of VR and reality with IBM Watson's Michael Ludden, plus SO marketing manager Rachel Ferrigno stops by to present the NYC Dev Hiring Ecosystem report.

Duration:01:10:10

Podcast #119 – This Podcast is Definitely a Simulation

10/15/2017
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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 Jess. Joining us are very special guests Michael Ludden, Director of Product at IBM Developer labs for IBM Watson, and SO Content Marketing Manager Rachel Ferrigno.

Podcast #118 - What's a travel-hacker, anyway?

10/11/2017
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On today's episode, we learn about travel-hacking and building a fully remote company with the co-founders of FlightFox, as well as chat with former Stack Overflow mods turned current Stack Overflow developers to learn about moderator processes at SO.

Duration:01:06:26