692 episodes

For more than a dozen years, the Stack Overflow Podcast has been exploring what it means to be a developer and how the art and practice of software programming is changing our world. From Rails to React, from Java to Node.js, we host important conversations and fascinating guests that will help you understand how technology is made and where it’s headed. Hosted by Ben Popper, Cassidy Williams, and Ceora Ford, the Stack Overflow Podcast is your home for all things code.

The Stack Overflow Podcast The Stack Overflow Podcast

    • Technology
    • 4.3 • 56 Ratings

For more than a dozen years, the Stack Overflow Podcast has been exploring what it means to be a developer and how the art and practice of software programming is changing our world. From Rails to React, from Java to Node.js, we host important conversations and fascinating guests that will help you understand how technology is made and where it’s headed. Hosted by Ben Popper, Cassidy Williams, and Ceora Ford, the Stack Overflow Podcast is your home for all things code.

    Why configuration is so complicated

    Why configuration is so complicated

    Ben and Ryan explore why configuration is so complicated, the right to repair, the best programming languages for beginners, how AI is grading exams in Texas, Automattic’s $125M acquisition of Beeper, and why a major US city’s train system still relies on floppy disks. Plus: The unique challenge of keeping up with a field that’s changing as rapidly as GenAI.

    • 17 min
    If everyone is building AI, why aren't more projects in production?

    If everyone is building AI, why aren't more projects in production?

    SPONSORED BY MONGODB

    Ben talks with Shane McAllister, lead developer advocate at MongoDB, Stanimira Vlaeva, senior developer advocate at MongoDB, and Miku Jha, director, AI/ML and generative AI at Google Cloud, about the challenges and opportunities of operationalizing and scaling generative AI models in enterprise organizations. They discuss the importance of data quality, the role of cloud providers in simplifying the deployment and management of AI models, and the challenges of transitioning from experimentation to production.

    • 41 min
    How do you evaluate an LLM? Try an LLM.

    How do you evaluate an LLM? Try an LLM.

    On this episode: Stack Overflow senior data scientist Michael Geden tells Ryan and Ben about how data scientists evaluate large language models (LLMs) and their output. They cover the challenges involved in evaluating LLMs, how LLMs are being used to evaluate other LLMs, the importance of data validating, the need for human raters, and more needs and tradeoffs involved in selecting and fine-tuning LLMs.

    • 32 min
    Diverting more backdoor disasters

    Diverting more backdoor disasters

    In the wake of the XZ backdoor, Ben and Ryan unpack the security implications of relying on open-source software projects maintained by small teams. They also discuss the open-source nature of Linux, the high cost of education in the US, the value of open-source contributions for job seekers, and what Apple is up to AI-wise.

    • 18 min
    Climbing the GenAI decision tree

    Climbing the GenAI decision tree

    SPONSORED BY INTEL
    In this episode, Ben and Ryan are joined by Ria Cheruvu, an AI evangelist at Intel, to discuss the different approaches to incorporating AI models into organizations. They explore the decision tree for choosing between building your own model, delve into the ongoing challenges of maintenance and sustainability, and highlight the importance of optimizing and directing workloads.

    • 25 min
    Want to be a great software engineer? Don’t be a jerk.

    Want to be a great software engineer? Don’t be a jerk.

    The home team convenes to discuss the XZ backdoor attack, what great software engineers have in common, how GenAI is changing the face of drug development, and the rise of managed service providers for AI.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

xlegoman ,

Entertaining; Only somewhat software related

I wouldn’t quite call this a “must listen for any programmer”. It has plenty of high level not quite development applies to anywhere content so non developers are probably welcome.

Outside of that it is quite enjoyable and works as something you do not need to give 100% of you mental capacity to.

you_bastards ,

Look out

It’s an ad. The whole show is an ad. Move on

Eddie J. Soto ,

I love the vibes in Stack Overflow and the awesome guest!

Andrew McFarlane advice for individuals within the Web 2.0 industry trying to transition into Web 3.0 was welcoming. I think having an open mind and your personal mantra when venturing into the Web 3.0 space is great approach.

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