Joel and Jeff discuss the ethics of Craigslist, the pitfalls of customer-installable software, and caching for anonymous web users.
Joel and Jeff discuss reverse proxies, the pitfalls of self-support communities, and designing for engagement.
Joel and Jeff discuss lessons from a year of building Stack Overflow, the mysteries of COBOL, some YSlow website optimizations, and magic numbers.
Joel and Jeff discuss the disappointment of Google AdWords, the difference in skillset between programmers and testers, and the value of standards groups to working programmers.
Joel and Jeff discuss the Mythical Man Month problem, keeping communication in check, Windows 7, and web scaling.
Joel and Jeff discuss software updates, the power of APIs and plugins, and leading by example.
Joel and Jeff sit down with Miguel de Icaza of the Mono project to discuss Mono, Silverlight / Moonlight, and the pros and cons of open sourcing your code.
Joel and Jeff discuss the value (or lack thereof) of meta-discussion, how much "big iron" popular websites need, and whether code forking is sometimes inevitable.
Joel and Jeff sit down with Damien Katz to discuss non-conventional databases, non-conventional programming languages, and taking on non-conventional programming projects.
Joel and Jeff discuss HTML encoding, designing "safe by default", whether a question can be too simple, and the art of beta testing.