Since Software Engineering Radio was founded in 2006, it has published over 180 episodes on a wide variety of software engineering topics. SE Radio has evolved into one of the premier software podcasts, and many luminaries and opinion leaders in the field have appeared on the show. In fact, we just reached a huge milestone: over 5 million downloads.
Starting in 2012, SE Radio will continue producing podcasts under the wings of IEEE Software, a respected magazine published by the IEEE Computer Society. The authority on translating theory into practice, IEEE Software (www.computer.org/software) delivers reliable, leading-edge information to software developers and managers. SE Radio’s founder and co-editor Markus Voelter was on the magazine’s editorial board for the last three years, so collaboration between the two organizations was a natural fit. The topics covered by IEEE Software are quite similar to those in SE Radio, focusing not on hype or short-term trends but rather on the “timeless fundamentals.” Both the SE Radio team and IEEE Software staff and volunteers are excited about this new relationship.
IEEE Software will keep the SE Radio brand alive and will keep the content licensed under Creative Commons. Some of the current team members will remain on the team or at least produce an episode from time to time. But new folks will join, bringing in their own style, topics, and emphasis, ensuring that SE Radio evolves and remains at the leading edge.
SE Radio’s core team—Martin Lippert, Michael Kircher, and Markus Voelter—want to thank the people who made SE Radio possible: Eberhard Wolff, Arno Haase, Alexander Schmid, Cristi Popovici, Volker Mosthaf, Bernd Kolb, Robert Blumen, Scott Jensen, and Attila-Mihaly Balazs. But most of all, they thank all the listeners who have kept SE Radio going with positive feedback and downloaded some of the most popular episodes up to 40,000 times.