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.
Writing the roadmap from engineer to manager
Former co-host Sara Chipps, now an engineering manager at LinkedIn, joins us to chat with Sarah Drasner, a director of engineering on the core developer web team at Google. We discuss the challenges of transitioning from an individual contributor software engineer to an engineering manager. Co-host Cassidy Williams knows exactly what kind of manager Drasner is; Cassidy used to report to her at Netlify. It's a whole former co-worker reunion!
This AI-assisted bug bash is offering serious prizes for squashing nasty code
AWS CodeGuru can help developers find bugs in code; everything from best practices to concurrency issues, resource leaks, security problems. Run your bug bust through their competition and you could win tickets to ReInvent 2021.
Managing Kubernetes entirely in Git? Meet GitOps
In this episode, we chat with Paul Fremantle, VP of Product Engineering at Weaveworks, about managing Kubernetes entirely within Git. It's GitOps! It's a philosophy where you externalize your runtime configuration as a set of resources in a Git repository.
How valuable is your screen name?
We chat with Cassidy Williams of Netlify and Ceora Ford of Apollo GraphQL. There are some spicy takes on image compression, super resolution, and the enduring value of your oldest screen names. Plus, a dive into the metaverse and fond memories of neo-pets and Farmville.
Authorization is complex. Oso is a library designed to help you structure it.
On this episode we chat with Sam Scott, co-founder and CTO of Oso, which is trying to make security simpler for developers. Pull it from your favorite package manager, add it to your application, and start enforcing authorization over API requests, data fetches, and UI components. The team hopes that they can create a foundational technology – a policy engine and language – that sets them up to solve a much broader array of problems for developers in the future.
Why yes, I do have a patent on a time machine
This week we chat with Angie Jones, Java champion, prolific inventor, and senior director of developer relations at Applitools. She previously held roles at Twitter and IBM. She explains why visual testing can catch things you would miss if you just scan the DOM, what actually makes a 10x developer, and how she secured a patent on a time machine for virtual worlds.