The Stack Overflow Podcast

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The Stack Overflow podcast is a weekly conversation about working in software development, learning to code, and the art and culture of computer programming. Hosted by Sara Chipps, Paul Ford, and Ben Popper, the series will feature questions from our community, interviews with fascinating guests, and hot takes on what’s happening in tech. 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.

You can learn all about 100 Days of Code on their website. Alex also published a newsletter about habit forming and self-improvement. You can learn more about that and subscribe here. If you want to follow Alex on Twitter, you can find him here. This week's Lifeboat badge goes to Chris, who helped a user understand why ComponentDidCatch was not working in their react-native app.


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This week we sit down Saron Yitbarek, founder of Code Newbie, a company that was acquired by DEV earlier this year. That pairing brought together two fast growing online communities dedicated to helping everyone gain access to the skills and support network they need to become a programmer.
This week, we dive into the debate over Scrum methodology. Sure, it helps you finish your sprint faster. But is it leaving your engineers burnt out, and your product substandard?
This week we chat with two Stack Overflow employees, Ian Allen and Syeeda Briddell, co-chairs of the company's Black and Brown (BNB) affinity group. Ian is an engineer working on our talent product and Syeeda is a senior sales executive on the Advertising team.
This week we walk through the finer points of interpreters, compilers, just- in-time compilation, and how all this relates to our ability to communicate with extraterrestrials.
This week we chat about Paul's new super computer, Sara's epiphany on how to ace code screenings, and Ben's realization that other industries could learn a thing or two from the way software companies screen their candidates.
This week we talk through the nitty gritty of our day jobs and review the Java apps that had a big impact on our world, and beyond.
Paul walks us through a classic legacy systems breakdown. We break down the finer pint of programmer humor. Ben tries to understand how Apple will bring Face and Touch ID to the web. And for dessert, a deep dive into the weirdest trade magazines on the web.
Paul Explains It All June 26, 2020
This week, Ben and Paul are flying as a duo, a true dad-cast. We walk through the slow build of increasingly complex keyboard macros, followed by the inevitable cleansing and renewal of an empty slate. Pus, type systems and type safety, the galaxy brain edition.
Just before OpenJS World kicks off, we sit down for a chat with Robin Ginn, executive director of the OpenJS foundation. Turns out their code is being used to help power space suits for NASA astronauts. With great power, comes great responsibility.
This week we converse as a quartet, with Cassidy Williams joining the regular crew. We talk about how to make fun of yourself, breaking prod your first month on the job, and the best way to convert digital gold into cold hard cash.
This week we chat with Dries Buytaert, best known for his role in creating the open-source content management system, Drupal. He was also a co-founder of company called Acquia.
What if the future of great discussion around software looks like broadcast television from the last century? And what if the next generation of students think in pull requests and commits instead of book reviews and pop quizzes?
You're Over Reacting June 9, 2020
In this episode we chat about the ways in which React has reshaped web design and mourn the lost days of maximalist HTML overkill. Plus, what would social media look like today had Napster lived to conquer the music industry?
This week we chat about Textmoji, a tool for stylizing your text messages and Slack chats. Paul and Sara discuss how their computer workstations have evolved over three months of being fully remote. And Ben hips everyone to Seek, an app that uses machine learning to turn real plants and …
This week we chat about tiptoeing out of lockdown, a leadership change at Magic Leap, and where Node.JS and Javascript sit as they turn 11 and 25-years- old, respectively. Plus,, and throwbacks to the callbacks of the past.
Our guest this week is Brian LeRoux, co-founder and CTO of Begin, which focuses on helping clients deploy AWS Lambda. He serves as a "Benevolent Dictator" in the role of JS Foundation Architect as part of the Linux Foundation. Prior to that, he held roles as a principal scientist at …
This week, the gang discusses open source governance, the pros and cons of sociopathic leadership, and Paul's parsing project.
Digging into Deno 1.0 May 22, 2020
This week we chat about Deno 1.0, a new runtime for executing JavaScript and TypeScript outside of the web browser. Plus, Stack wins a Webby for best Community website, and the ins and outs of copying other people's code the right way.
A Glitch In The Matrix May 20, 2020
This week we chat with Jenn Shiffer, a web developer, pixel artist, and tech satirist. She currently works as the director of community engineering at Glitch.