Joel and Jeff discuss the expansion of Stack Overflow into non-programming IT topics, the pernicious problem of "systemitis", and how to reach the next generation of programmers.
Joel and Jeff, with special guest Eric Sink of SourceGear, discuss source control present and future, why writing a compiler is an important rite of passage for programmers, and how budding software engineers should be educated.
Joel and Jeff discuss the mysteries of server hardware, anomalous voting patterns, change fatigue, and whether or not Joel is the Martha Stewart of the software industry.
Joel and Jeff discuss whether programmers should spend time working with customers, the value of easter eggs, and how to define elegant code.
Joel and Jeff sit down with special guest Babak Ghahremanpour, the lead developer for FogBugz.
Joel and Jeff discuss software piracy, dealing with public criticism, how to get people to answer your questions, and the ideal programmer office.
Joel and Jeff discuss the importance of pure math to the average software developer, the importance of status reports, SQL parameterization and pulling yourself out of a programming slump. Now with one more Turkey than usual!
Joel and Jeff sit down with Richard White of UserVoice.com to discuss software bug and feature tracking, Web 2.0 style.
Joel and Jeff discuss the productivity loss of being both a gamer and programmer, relying on Google as your primary site search provider, non-English programming languages, and hiring great programmers.
Joel and Jeff discuss Windows Azure, full text search in SQL Server 2008, Bayesian filtering, porn detection, and project management -- among other things.