501 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 • 41 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.

    Don't let software steal your time

    Don't let software steal your time

    In the world of technology, it feels like more and more software gets added to our workflows every day. Commit code, request a day off, expense home equipment, check your production code for errors—all these tasks use different tools. Sometimes it feels like all the software out there is just trying to steal our time. But is there some way that software can help optimize your time and let you get more things done?

    On the fourth and final episode of our sponsored podcast series with Logitech, Ben and Cassidy talk with Paolo Passeri and Giulio Barresi about the ways that software can give us time back.

    • 29 min
    Ethereum finally merges, semiconductors stay scarce

    Ethereum finally merges, semiconductors stay scarce

    When we recorded this podcast episode, we heard rumblings that the Ethereum merge was coming. Now it’s here, and we’re in watch-and-wait mode to see its impact. Meanwhile, it seems to be the best and worst of times in the world of chip manufacturing. NVIDIA and AMD are releasing a new line of GPUs while automobile manufacturers have no choice but to cut back on features. Now that mining crypto is dead, maybe we can finally upgrade our video card.

    Today’s podcast brings up a lot of questions about humanity and its devices. Ben and Matt reflect on the challenges of hybrid work for hardware developers, Apple Watch’s health features, and Ethereum’s promise for energy efficiency.

    • 19 min
    We hate Scrum and Agile too...when it's done wrong

    We hate Scrum and Agile too...when it's done wrong

    Well, we don’t hate it per se. It’s more of a love/hate relationship, if we’re honest with ourselves. You can do it wrong: excessive top-down structure is the kryptonite of developer brilliance. Or you can do it right: setting up the team so everyone feels empowered and blameless accountability lets you evolve from mistakes and improve over time.

    For today’s podcast episode, we sat down with two of our public platform teammates: Jon Chan, Director of Engineering, and Shanda Woods, Certified Scrum Professional extraordinaire, who also happens to be a yoga instructor and cycling coach. We discuss how to embrace Agile and Scrum as a creativity-driving mindset rather than a system of micromanagement.

    • 22 min
    Five nines uptime without developer burnout

    Five nines uptime without developer burnout

    On this sponsored episode of the podcast, we discuss how the days of traditional application monitoring are fading. Applications today are no longer a single program, but a network of services connected by API and RPC endpoints across cloud containers that are created and removed as needed. There’s more data coming from sources that may not persist for long. Diagnosing errors becomes harder, especially in a crisis.
    We spoke with Martin Mao, CEO and co-founder of Chronosphere, about the increased difficulty in diagnosing errors in production, especially during a crisis. Complex systems create more data, and to paraphrase: more data, more problems. Chronosphere wants to do more than just give you observability into your problems; they want to help automate the response.

    • 27 min
    Can integrating hardware with software save developers time and energy?

    Can integrating hardware with software save developers time and energy?

    Developers and software companies are always chasing anything that will make them more productive: to shorten the distance between thinking of a solution and coding it down to near-zero. We’ve talked about the mindset and methods for getting into a flow state on a previous episode of this series, but what if part of unlocking that flow is just better integrating your hardware with your software?

    In the third episode of a podcast series sponsored by Logitech, we explore developer productivity, flow state, and the impact hardware and software can have on these key aspects of a programmer’s workday. Our guests on this episode are Paolo Passeri, Head of Software at Logitech, and Guilo Barresi, Lead UX Designer on the MX series of mechanical keyboards.

    • 20 min
    A serial entrepreneur finally embraces open source

    A serial entrepreneur finally embraces open source

    Serial entrepreneur Arpit Mohan, cofounder and CTO of Appsmith, tells Ben and Cassidy about his path to building Appsmith, an open-source project that makes it easy for engineers to build, ship, and maintain internal tools. They cover the “stigma” of low-code and no-code tools, why Appsmith is investing more time and effort in design, and why open-source advocates are excited for Hacktoberfest. Also: Another computing career launched by Tamagotchi.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 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.

ASobering ,

Such a Great Resource! 🔥

Developers - meet your new favorite podcast! The Stack Overflow team has created an incredible resource for you with this show. Hear from industry experts as they discuss challenges, present solutions, and share their insights into what’s next in programming.

g-schro ,

Removal of preview talk at the start…

Good change. I like minimal music intro as well but this one isn’t too long.

Overall a great podcast.

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