Topic Roundtable with Courtland Allen and Caleb Meredith

Software Engineering Daily examines the world through the lens of software engineering. In most episodes, an expert in a particular topic joins the show as a guest, and we go into deep technical detail. Occasionally we like to do episodes where we survey a collection of topics.

In today’s topic roundtable, Caleb Meredith and Courtland Allen join me for a discussion of several questions: would it make sense for Facebook to build an operating system? Does online advertising work? How can you work productively on an engineering company with your brother as a co-founder?

Courtland is the founder of, which was recently acquired by Stripe. Caleb Meredith is the lead JavaScript correspondent of Software Engineering Daily. It was a blast talking to both of them, and we plan to do more round table episodes in the future.

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