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 Paul Ford and Ben Popper, the series features questions from our community, interviews with fascinating guests, and hot takes on what’s happening in tech. Founded in 2008, Stack Overflow is empowering the world to develop technology through collective knowledge. It’s best known for being the largest, most trusted online community for developers and technologists. More than 100 million people come to Stack Overflow every month to ask questions, help solve coding problems, and develop new skills.
Crafting software and games for the selfie generation
This week we chat with Tara Reddy and Sam Weekes, the co-founders of Loveshark, a mobile gaming company. They describe the company as a team of creative, kind, and slightly quirky people who are building the future of social games. They use technologies like augmented reality and computer vision to create weird and wonderful things.
Github Copilot can write code for you. We put it to the test.
We chat with Paul Ford and Cassidy Williams about the experience of using GitHub Copilot, an AI system that writes code for you. It was trained on millions of lines of code written by humans, but how close does it come to a living, breathing programmer? Well, if you're looking for regex, meet your new best friend.
Leaving your job to pursue an indie project as a solo developer
On this episode we chat with Samuel Simões, the developer behind Poker Now. Simões created the project so he an his friends could play poker during the pandemic lockdown. It became such a success, growing 100X, that he left his job building hospital management software and is now focused on trying to make a living as the sole author and architect of Poker Now.
So you're not getting along with your engineering team
This is part 2 of an episode we recorded live on a platform called Fishbowl. In the second half, we took questions from the audience, and ended up offering a lot of advice to folks who aren't technical but have to work regularly with developers. We discuss how to communicate with your engineering team, why you might be getting some rather negative vibes from them, and how to improve the rapport.
Is everyone starting to work like a developer?
This episode we're presenting something a little different: a recording of a live show streamed on a platform called Fishbowl. We talk about developer tools and workflows taking over across a wide swathe of disciplines and industries. We also take questions and chat with audience members from Google and several startups.
Building for AR with Niantic Labs augmented reality SDK
We chat with Richard Bailey and Kelly Cho. Bailey leads the AR Experiences team at Niantic and Cho is a software engineer on the AR Experiences team.
Love listening while I’m working
Love listening to this podcast in the background - love the interesting guests that are on the show and range of technology topics. The podcasts are pretty snappy (~20-30 mins) which I like and the content usually isn’t too dry. The hosts of the show have a nice dynamic also. Keep up the good work!
I was a professional coder way back and still have an interest. It’s great to be kept updated with some of the latest trends in computing and coding by thoroughly engaging and enthusiastic hosts. Thanks.
I would give it a "4 star review just to prove some point, but I want to show you some love". Jokes aside, it's amazing to have access to a podcast like this. Thank you!