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Conversations with the hackers, leaders, and innovators of software development. Hosts Adam Stacoviak and Jerod Santo face their imposter syndrome so you don’t have to. Expect in-depth interviews with the best and brightest in software engineering, open source, and leadership. This is a polyglot podcast. All programming languages, platforms, and communities are welcome. Open source moves fast. Keep up.

Episode Date
Designing and building HEY
1:25:58
We’re talking about designing and building HEY with Jonas Downey, the lead designer behind HEY. In their words, “Email sucked for years, but not anymore.” We were super interested in how they went about solving the problems with email, so we invited Jonas on to share all the details and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of HEY.
Aug 07, 2020
Making Windows Terminal awesome
1:02:56
Kayla Cinnamon, Program Manager at Microsoft for Windows Terminal, Console, Command Line, and Cascadia Code joined us to talk about the release of Windows Terminal 1.0 and the new Windows command-line experience. We talk about everything that went into rethinking the command line experience on Windows, the UX and UI design behind it all, the learnings of working in open source, and what’s to come for the Windows command line experience.
Jul 31, 2020
It’s OK to make money from your open source
1:05:16
Adam loves a good dark theme and supporting a fellow creator, and Hedy Li finished the episode we did with Nikita Prokopov covering FiraCode and reached out saying Zeno Rocha’s work on Dracula deserved the same credit. We agreed. So we slinked up with Zeno about his passion for open source, how he’s changed his mind on making money with open source, his big release of Dracula Pro and the future of Dracula, and of course his new book – 14 Habits of Highly Productive Developers. Check for a slink in the show notes for details on how to get your hands on Zeno’s book for free through our giveaway.
Jul 22, 2020
Laws for hackers to live by
1:02:29
Dave Kerr joins Jerod to discuss the various laws, theories, principles, and patterns that we developers find useful in our work and life. We unpack Hanlon’s Razor, Gall’s Law, Murphy’s Law, Kernighan’s Law, and too many others to list here.
Jul 16, 2020
What's next for José Valim and Elixir?
1:06:32
We’re joined again by José Valim talking about the recent acquihire of Plataformatec and what that means for the Elixir language, as well as José. We also talk about Dashbit a new 3 person company he helped form from work done while at Plataformatec to help startups and enterprises adopt and run Elixir in production. Lastly we talk about a new idea José has called Bytepack that aims to help developers package and deliver software products to developers and enterprises.
Jul 10, 2020
The intersection of coding and fonts
58:00
A listener request led us to Nikita Prokopov and FiraCode, and we’re sure glad they did. When we think of open source software, fonts aren’t usually high on the list of things that need maintaining. That’s not true when your font also supports hundreds of programming ligatures like FiraCode does. Nikita has his hands full!
Jul 03, 2020
Big updates in Safari 14
51:15
We’re joined by Ronak Shah and Beth Dakin from the Safari team at Apple about their announcements at WWDC20 and the release of Safari 14. We talk about Safari WebExtensions, Face ID and Touch ID coming to the web, Safari’s plans to advance the web platform, and it all comes down to their focus on privacy, power, and performance.
Jun 29, 2020
Shipping work that matters
1:32:45
We’re revisiting Shape Up and product development thoughts with Ryan Singer, Head of Product Strategy at Basecamp. Last August we talked with Ryan when he first launched his book Shape Up and now we’re back to see how Shape Up is shaping up — “How are teams using the wisdom in this book to actually ship work that matters? How does Shape Up work in new versus existing products?” We also talk about the concept of longitudinal thinking and the way it’s impacting Ryan’s designs, plus a grab bag of topics in the last segment.
Jun 25, 2020
The ONE thing every dev should know
53:01
The incomparable Jessica Kerr drops by with a grab-bag of amazing topics. Understanding software systems, transferring knowledge between devs, building relationships, using VS Code & Docker to code together, observability as a logical extension of TDD, and a whole lot more.
Jun 16, 2020
Creating GitLab’s remote playbook
1:19:09
We’re talking about all things all-remote with Darren Murph, Head of Remote at GitLab. Darren is tasked with putting intentional thought and action into place to lead the largest all-remote company in the world. Yes, GitLab is 100% all-remote, as in, no offices…and they employee more than 1,200 people across 67 countries. They’ve been iterating and documenting how to work remotely for years. We cover Darren’s personal story on remote work while he served as managing editor at Engadget, his thoughts on how “work” is evolving and ways to reframe and rethink about when you work, this idea of work life harmony, and the backstory and details of the playbook GitLab released free of charge to the world.
Jun 09, 2020
De-Google-ing your website analytics
1:29:43
Plausible creators Uku Täht and Marko Saric join the show to talk about their open source, privacy-friendly alternative to Google Analytics. We talk through the backstory of the project, why it’s open source, the details behind a few viral blog posts Marko shared to bring in a ton of new interest to the project, why privacy matters in web analytics, how they prioritize building new features, the technical details behind their no cookie light-weight JavaScript approach, and their thoughts on a server-side option.
May 27, 2020
Leading GitHub to a $7.5 billion acquisition
1:32:48
Jason Warner (CTO at GitHub) joined the show to talk with us about the backstory of how he helped to lead GitHub to a $7.5 billion acquisition by Microsoft. Specifically how they trusted their gut not just the data, and how they understood the value they were bringing to market. We also talk about Jason’s focus on “horizon 3” for GitHub, and his thoughts on remote work and how they’re leading GitHub engineering today.
May 18, 2020
VisiData is like duct tape for your data
57:05
Saul Pwanson is the creator and maintainer of VisiData, a terminal interface for exploring and arranging tabular data. On this Maintainer Spotlight episode, Saul joins Jerod for a wide-ranging discussion on crossword puzzles, biographs, and Saul’s open source gift to the world. Thanks to AJ for the suggestion!
May 12, 2020
Gatsby's long road to incremental builds
1:03:17
Gatsby creator Kyle Mathews joins Jerod fresh off the launch of incremental builds to tell the story of this feature that’s 3 years in the making. We talk about Kyle’s vision for Gatsby, why incremental builds took so long, why it’s not part of the open source tool, how he makes decisions between Cloud and open source features, and more.
May 06, 2020
Indeed's FOSS Contributor Fund
1:16:39
Duane O’Brien (head of open source at Indeed) joined the show to talk about the FOSS Contributor Fund and FOSS Responders. He’s super passionate about open source, and through his role at Indeed Duane was able to implement this fund and open source it as a framework for other companies to use. We talk through all the details of the program, its impact and influence, as well as ways companies can use the framework in their organization. We also talk about FOSS Responders an initiative to support open source that has been negatively impacted by COVID-19.
Apr 30, 2020
Work from home SUPERCUT
1:12:26
Today we’re featuring conversations from different perspectives on working from home from our JS Party, Go Time, and Brain Science podcasts here on Changelog.com. Because, hey…if you didn’t know we have 6 active podcasts in our portfolio of shows. Head to changelog.com/podcasts to collect them all!
Apr 22, 2020
Visualizing the spread of Coronavirus
1:06:44
Harry Stevens is a Graphics Reporter at The Washington Post and the author of “Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to ‘flatten the curve’” — the most popular post in The Washington Post’s online history. We cover the necessary details of this global pandemic, the journalist, coding, and design skills required to be a graphics reporter, the backstory on visualizing this outbreak, why Harry chooses R over Python, advice for aspiring graphics reporters, and how all of this came together at the perfect time in history to give Harry a chance to catch lightning in a bottle.
Apr 13, 2020
Securing the web with Let's Encrypt
1:20:16
We’re talking with Josh Aas, the Executive Director of the Internet Security Research Group, which is the legal entity behind the Let’s Encrypt certificate authority. In June of 2017, Let’s Encrypt celebrated 100 Million certificates issued. Now, just about 2.5 years later, that number has grown to 1 Billion and 200 Million websites served. We talk with Josh about his journey and what it’s taken to build and grow Let’s Encrypt to enable a secure by default internet for everyone.
Apr 07, 2020
The 10x developer myth
1:17:06
In late 2019, Bill Nichols, a senior member of the technical staff at Carnegie Mellon University with the Software Engineering Institute published his study on “the 10x developer myth.” On this show we talk with Bill about all the details of his research. Is the 10x developer a myth? Let’s find out.
Mar 31, 2020
Welcome to The Changelog
01:45
The Changelog is deep discussions in & around the world of software… and it’s been going for over a decade. We talk to hackers, like Chris Anderson from 3D Robotics… (clip from episode #366) Leaders, like Devon Zuegel from GitHub… (clip from episode #370) And innovators, like Amal Hussein… (clip from episode #362) Welcome to The Changelog! Please listen to an episode from our catalog that interests you and subscribe today. We’d love to have you with us.
Mar 30, 2020
Prepare yourself for Quantum Computing
1:09:30
Johan Vos joined us to talk about his new book ‘Quantum Computing for Developers’ which is available to read right now as part of the Manning Early Access Program (MEAP). Listen near the end of the show to learn how you can get a free copy or check the show notes for details. We talked with Johan about the core principles of Quantum Computing, the hardware and software involved, the differences between quantum computing and classical computing, a little bit of physics, and what can we developers do today to prepare for the perhaps-not-so-distant future of Quantum Computing.
Mar 24, 2020
Engineer to manager and back again
1:22:00
Lauren Tan joined us to talk about her blog post titled “Does it spark joy?” In this post Lauren shared the news of her resignation as an engineering manager at Netflix to return to being a software engineer. We examine the career trajectory of a software engineer and the seemingly inevitable draw to management for continued career growth. The idea of understanding “What are you optimizing for?” and whether or not what you’re doing truly brings you joy.
Mar 18, 2020
Pushing webpack forward
48:36
We sit down with Tobias Koppers of webpack fame to talk about his life as a full-time maintainer of one of the most highly used (4 million+ dependent repos!) and influential tools in all of the web. Things we ask Tobias include: how he got here, how he pays himself, has he ever gotten a raise, what his typical day is like, how he decides what to work on, if he pays attention to the competition, and if he’s ever suffered from burnout.
Mar 13, 2020
Altair 8800 and the dawn of a revolution
33:06
We partnered with Red Hat to promote Season 4 of Command Line Heroes — a podcast about the people who transform technology from the command line up. Season 4 is all about hardware that changed the game. We’re featuring episode 3 from season 4 — called “Personal Computers: The Altair 8800 and the Dawn of a Revolution.” This is the story of personal computers and the revolution that took place in the PC era. Learn more and subscribe at redhat.com/commandlineheroes.
Mar 11, 2020
Enter the Matrix
1:33:08
Matthew Hodgson (technical co-founder) joined us to talk about Matrix - an open source project and open standard for secure, decentralized, real-time communication. It’s open source, it’s decentralized, it’s end-to-end-encrypted, and it’s also self-sovereign. Matrix also provides a bridge feature to bridge existing platforms and communication silos into a global open matrix of communication. A recent big win for Matrix was Mozilla’s announcement of switching off its IRC network that it had been using for 22 years and now uses Matrix instead.
Mar 09, 2020
From open core to open source
1:10:09
Frank Karlitschek joined us to talk about Nextcloud - a self-hosted free & open source community-driven productivity platform that’s safe home for all your data. We talk about how Nextcloud was forked from ownCloud, successful ways to run community-driven open source projects, open core vs open source, aligned incentives, and the challenges Nextcloud is facing to increase adoption and grow.
Mar 02, 2020
The developer's guide to content creation
1:25:10
Stephanie Morillo (content strategist and previously editor-in-chief of DigitalOcean and GitHub’s company blogs) wrote a book titled The Developer’s Guide to Content Creation — it’s a book for developers who want to consistently and confidently generate new ideas and publish high-quality technical content. We talked with Stephanie about why developers should be writing and sharing their ideas, crafting a mission statement for your blog and thoughts on personal brand, her 4 step recipe for generating content ideas, as well as promotional and syndication strategies to consider for your developer blog.
Feb 21, 2020
The dawn of sponsorware
1:03:27
Caleb Porzio is the creator & maintainer of Livewire, AlpineJS, and more. His latest open source endeavor was announced as “sponsorware”, which means it lived in a private repo (only available to Caleb’s GitHub Sponsors) until he hit a set sponsorship threshold, at which point it was open sourced. On this episode, we talk through this sponsorware experiment in-depth. We learn how he dreamt it up, how it went (spoiler: very well), and how he had to change his mindset on 2 things in order to make sustainability possible.
Feb 17, 2020
Productionising real-world ML data pipelines
49:08
Yetunde Dada from QuantumBlack joins Jerod for a deep dive on Kedro, a workflow tool that helps structure reproducible, scaleable, deployable, robust, and versioned data pipelines. They discuss what Kedro’s all about and how it’s “changing the landscape of data pipelines in Python”, the ins/outs of open sourcing Kedro, and how they found early success by sweating the details. Finally, Jerod asks Yetunde about her passion project: a virtual reality film which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January.
Feb 14, 2020
Good tech debt
59:59
Jon Thornton (Engineering Manager at Squarespace) joined the show to talk about tech debt by way of his post to the Squarespace engineering blog titled “3 Kinds of Good Tech Debt”. We talked through the concept of “good tech debt,” how to leverage it, how to manage it, who’s in charge of it, how it’s similar to ways we leverage financial debt, and how Squarespace uses tech debt to drive product development.
Feb 06, 2020
The soul of an old machine
30:12
We partnered with Red Hat to promote Season 4 of Command Line Heroes — a podcast about the people who transform technology from the command line up. Season 4 is all about hardware that changed the game. We’re featuring episode 1 from season 4 — called “Minicomputers: The soul of an old machine.” This is the story of Minicomputers and how they paved the way for the personal computers that could fit in a bag and, eventually, the phones in our pockets. Learn more and subscribe at redhat.com/commandlineheroes.
Feb 04, 2020
Open source meets climate science
1:06:49
Anders Damsgaard is a climate science researcher working on cryosphere processes at the Department of Geophysics at Stanford University. He joined the show to talk with us about the intersection of open source and climate science. Specifically, we discuss a set of shell tools he created called The Scholarref Tools which allow you to perform most of the tasks required to gather the references needed during the writing phase of an academic paper. We also discuss climate science, physics, self hosting Git, and why Anders isn’t present on any “social” networks.
Jan 31, 2020
Intro to Rust programming
44:40
We teamed up with some friends of ours at Heroku to promote the Code-ish podcast so we’re sharing a full-length episode right here in the Go Time feed. This episode features Chris Castle with special guests Carol Nichols and Jake Goulding talking about the strengths of the Rust programming language. Learn more and subscribe at heroku.com/podcasts/codeish.
Jan 24, 2020
Meet Algo, your personal VPN in the cloud
54:55
The commercial VPN industry is a minefield to navigate and many open source solutions are a pain to use or ill-suited for the task. Algo VPN, on the other hand, is a self-hosted personal VPN designed for ease of deployment and security. It uses the securest industry standards, builds on rock-solid solutions like WireGuard and Ansible, and runs on an ever-growing list of cloud hosting providers. On this episode Dan Guido –CEO of security firm Trail of Bits and Algo’s creator– joins Jerod to discuss the project in depth.
Jan 20, 2020
State of the “log” 2019
1:00:29
Welcome to 2020 — on this year’s “State of the ‘log’” episode Jerod and I look back at our favorite moments from 2019 and forward to 2020 and beyond. We talk through our most popular episodes, our personal favorites, our 10-year anniversary, the excitement we have for Brain Science our newest podcast, it’s for curious! And we also look forward to plans we have for 2020 and the decade to come…
Jan 14, 2020
Gerhard goes to KubeCon (part 2)
2:19:50
Gerhard is back for part two of our interviews at KubeCon 2019. Join him as he goes deep on Prometheus with Björn Rabenstein, Ben Kochie, and Frederic Branczyk… Grafana with Tom Wilkie and Ed Welch… and Crossplane with Jared Watts, Marques Johansson, and Dan Mangum. Don’t miss part one with Bryan Liles, Priyanka Sharma, Natasha Woods, & Alexis Richardson.
Dec 27, 2019
Gerhard goes to KubeCon (part 1)
1:24:54
Changelog’s resident infrastructure expert Gerhard Lazu is on location at KubeCon 2019. This is part one of a two-part series from the world’s largest open source conference. In this episode you’ll hear from event co-chair Bryan Liles, Priyanka Sharma and Natasha Woods from GitLab, and Alexis Richardson from Weaveworks. Stay tuned for part two’s deep dives in to Prometheus, Crossplane, and Grafana.
Dec 18, 2019
Trending up GitHub's developer charts
45:26
In this episode we’re shining our maintainer spotlight on Ovilia. Hailing from Shanghai, China, Ovilia is an up-and-coming developer who contributes to Apache ECharts, maintains Polyvia, which does very cool low-poly image and video processing, and has a sweet personal website, too. This episode with Ovilia continues our maintainer spotlight series where we dig deep into the life of an open source software maintainer. We’re producing this series in partnership with Tidelift. Huge thanks to Tidelift for making this series possible.
Dec 14, 2019
Building an open source excavation robot for NASA
1:06:50
Ronald Marrero is a software developer working on NASA’s Artemis program, which aims at landing the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024. How Ron got here is a fascinating story, starting at UCF and winding its way through the Florida Space Institute, working with NASA’s Swamp Works team, and building an open source excavation robot. On this episode Ron tells us how it all went down and shares what he learned along the way.
Dec 11, 2019
Re-licensing Sentry
1:18:43
David Cramer joined the show to talk about the recent license change of Sentry to the Business Source License from a BSD 3-clause license. We talk about the details that triggered this change, the specifics of the BSL license and its required parameters, the threat to commercial open source products like Sentry, his concerns for the “open core” model, and what the future of open source might look like in light of protections-oriented source-available licenses like the BSL becoming more common.
Dec 08, 2019
The making of GitHub Sponsors
1:26:12
Devon Zuegel is an Open Source Product Manager at GitHub. She’s also one of the key people responsible for making GitHub Sponsors a thing. We talk with Devon about how she came to GitHub to develop GitHub Sponsors, the months of research she did to learn how to best solve the sustainability problem of open source, why GitHub is now addressing this issue, the various ways and models of addressing maintainers’ financial needs, and Devon also shared what’s in store for the future of GitHub Sponsors.
Dec 01, 2019
Five years of freeCodeCamp
1:31:38
Today we have a very special show for you – we’re talking with Quincy Larson the founder of freeCodeCamp as part of a two-part companion podcast series where we each celebrate our 5 and 10 year anniversaries. This year marks 5 years for freeCodeCamp and 10 years for us here at Changelog. So make sure you check out the freeCodeCamp podcast next week when Quincy ships our episode to their feed. But, on today’s episode we catch up with Quincy on all things freeCodeCamp.
Nov 15, 2019
Finding collaborators for open source
1:09:05
Jeff Meyerson, host of Software Engineering Daily, and the founder of FindCollabs (a place to find collaborators for open source software) joined the show to talk about living in San Francisco, his thoughts on podcasting and where the medium is heading, getting through large scale market changes. We talk at length about his new project FindCollabs, the difficulty of reliably finding people to collaborate with, the importance of reputation and ratings systems, and his invite to this audience to check out what he’s doing and get involved.
Nov 10, 2019
Back to Agile's basics
1:20:16
Robert C. Martin, aka Uncle Bob, joined the show to talk about the practices of Agile. Bob has written a series of books in order to pass down the wisdom he’s gained over his 50 year software career — books like Clean Architecture, Clean Code, The Clean Coder, The Software Craftsman, and finally Clean Agile — which is the focus of today’s discussion. We cover the origins of his “Uncle Bob” nickname, the Agile Manifesto, why Agile is best suited for developing software, how it applies today, communication patterns for teams, co-location vs distributed, and more importantly Bob shares his “why” for writing this book.
Oct 31, 2019
Pioneering open source drones and robocars
52:25
Chris Anderson, former Editor-in-Chief of WIRED and a true pioneer in the world of drones, joined the show to talk about his hobby gone wrong, how he started 3D Robotics, DIY Drones, and Dronecode. We also talked about his newest passion, DIY Robocars.
Oct 18, 2019
Let's talk Elixir!
40:23
Jerod is joined by Chris and Desmond (co-hosts of the ElixirTalk podcast) to catch up on what’s moving and shaking in the Elixir and Phoenix communities. We discuss what’s attractive about Elixir, what it means to have the language finalized, why folks are so excited by Phoenix LiveView, the ambitious new Lumen project that’s bringing Elixir to WebAssembly, and more.
Oct 09, 2019
Maintainer spotlight! Valeri Karpov
43:15
In this episode we’re shining our maintainer spotlight on Valeri Karpov. Val has been the solo maintainer of Mongoose since 2014. This episode with Val continues our maintainer spotlight series where we dig deep into the life of an open source software maintainer. We’re producing this series in partnership with Tidelift. Huge thanks to Tidelift for making this series possible.
Oct 02, 2019
Nushell for the GitHub era
1:32:51
Jonathan Turner, Andrés Robalino, and Yehuda Katz joined the show to talk about Nushell, or just Nu for short. It’s a modern shell for the GitHub era. It’s written in Rust, and it has the backing of some of the greatest minds in open source. We talk through what it is, how it works and cool things you can do with it, why Rust, ideas for the future, and ways for the community to get involved and contribute.
Sep 27, 2019
Machine powered refactoring with AST's
1:04:15
Amal Hussein (Engineering Manager at npm) joined the show to talk about AST’s — aka, abstract syntax trees. Amal is giving a talk at All Things Open on the subject so we asked her to give us an early preview. She’s on a mission to democratize the knowledge and usage of AST’s to push legacy code and the web forward.
Sep 19, 2019
Generative engineering cultures
1:17:11
Dave Kaplan (Head of Software Engineering at Policygenius) joined the show to talk about Generative Engineering Cultures and how they have become the goal of industry-aware tech teams. We talk through the topology of organizational cultures ranging from pathological, to bureaucratic, to generative, the importance of management buy-in (from the top down) on leading a generative culture, the ability to contribute original value which is deeply rooted in the concept of aligned autonomy. We also covered the 6 core skills required for us to be empowered in our teams.
Sep 17, 2019
Modern software is built on APIs
1:08:18
Abhinav Asthana (founder of Postman) joined the show to talk about Postman, an ADE — API Development Environment — that began as open source and is now a full-fledged company that just announced a $50 million dollar Series B. We talk about why Postman has grown so successfully, APIs and their impact to core business factors, what it means to be an API Development Environment (ADE), and how they created one of the most popular API platforms and community.
Sep 06, 2019
Maintainer spotlight! Feross Aboukhadijeh
1:04:13
In this episode we’re shinning our maintainer spotlight on Feross Aboukhadijeh. Feross is the creator and maintainer of 100’s of open source projects which have been downloaded 100’s of million of times each month — projects like StandardJS, BitMidi, and WebTorrent to name a few. This episode with Feross continues our maintainer spotlight series where we dig deep into the life of an open source software maintainer. We’re producing this series in partnership with Tidelift. Huge thanks to Tidelift for making this series possible.
Aug 29, 2019
OSCON 2019 anthology
1:19:46
We’re on the expo hall floor of OSCON 2019 talking with Eric Holscher, Ali Spittel, and Hong Phuc Dang. First up, we talk to Eric about his work at Write the Docs, ethical advertising, and the Pac-Man rule at conferences. Second, we talk with Ali about her passion for teaching developers, her passion for writing, and her new found love for podcasting. Last, we talk with Hong about her work at FOSSASIA, the disconnect between America and Asia in open source, and several of the cool open source projects they have on GitHub.
Aug 23, 2019
Shaping, betting, and building
1:28:33
Ryan Singer, head of Product Strategy at Basecamp, joined the show to talk about their newest book — Shape Up: Stop running in circles and ship work that matters. It’s written by Ryan himself and you can read it right now for free online at Basecamp.com/shapeup. We talked about the back story of the book, how the methodology for Shape Up developed from within at Basecamp, the principles and methodologies of Shape Up, how teams of varying sizes can implement Shape Up. Ryan even shared a special invitation to our listeners near the end of the show to his live and in-person Shape Up workshop on August 28th in Detroit, Michigan.
Aug 16, 2019
Observability is for your unknown unknowns
1:05:47
We’re joined by Christine Yen, co-founder and CEO of Honeycomb, about her upcoming talk at Strange Loop titled “Observability: Superpowers for Developers.” We talk practically about observability and how it delivers on these superpowers. We also cover the biggest hurdles to observability, the cultural shifts needed in teams to implement observability, and even the gains the entire organization can enjoy when you deliver high-quality code and you’re able to respond to system failure with resilience.
Aug 07, 2019
Federating JavaScript's language commons with Entropic
1:05:15
We’re joined by C J Silverio, aka ceejbot on Twitter, aka 2nd hire and former CTO at npm Inc. We talk with Ceej about her recent JS Conf EU talk titled “The Economies of Open Source” where she laid our her concerns with the JavaScript language commons being owned by venture capitalists. Currently the JavaScript language commons is controlled by the npm registery, and as you may know, npm is a VC backed for profit start up. Of course we also talk with Ceej about the bomb she dropped, Entropic, at the end of that talk — a federated package registry for JavaScript C J hopes will unseat npm and free the JavaScript language commons.
Aug 02, 2019
Go is eating the world of software
54:40
We’re joined by Ron Evans at OSCON on the expo hall floor talking about Go and how it’s eating the world of software. Specifically we’re talking about TinyGo and what they’re doing to bring the Go programming language to micro-controllers and modern web browsers. According to Ron Evans, “embedded systems and Go are the most exciting things happening right now.”
Jul 25, 2019
The war for the soul of open source
1:30:59
Adam Jacob (co-founder and board member of Chef) joins the show to talk about the keynote he’s giving at OSCON this week. The keynote is titled “The war for the soul of open source.” We talked about what made open source great in the first place, what went wrong, the pitfalls of open core models, licensing, and more. By the way, we’re at OSCON this week so if you make your way to the expo hall, make sure you come by our booth and say hi.
Jul 16, 2019
Learning the BASICs
26:16
We partnered with Red Hat to promote Season 3 of Command Line Heroes — an original podcast from Red Hat, hosted by Saron Yitbarek, about the people who transform technology from the command line up. It’s an awesome show and we’re huge fans of Saron and the team behind the podcast, so we wanted to share it with you. Learn more and subscribe at redhat.com/commandlineheroes.
Jul 16, 2019
The Pragmatic Programmers
1:18:40
Dave Thomas and Andy Hunt, best known as the authors of The Pragmatic Programmer and founders of The Pragmatic Bookshelf, joined the show today to talk about the 20th anniversary edition of The Pragmatic Programmer. This is a beloved book to software developers all over the world, so we wanted to catch up with Andy and Dave to talk about how this book came to be, some of the wisdom shared in its contents, as well as the impact it’s had on the world of software. Also, the beta book is now “fully content complete” and is going to production. If you decide to pick up the ebook, you’ll get a coupon for 50% off the hardcover when it comes out this fall.
Jul 11, 2019
Python's Tale
28:49
We partnered with Red Hat to promote Season 3 of Command Line Heroes — an original podcast from Red Hat, hosted by Saron Yitbarek, about the people who transform technology from the command line up. It’s an awesome show and we’re huge fans of Saron and the team behind the podcast, so we wanted to share it with you. Learn more and subscribe at redhat.com/commandlineheroes.
Jul 02, 2019
Maintainer spotlight! Ned Batchelder
50:54
In this episode we’re shinning our maintainer spotlight on Ned Batchelder. Ned is one of the lucky ones out there that gets to double-dip — his day job is working on open source at edX, working on the Open edX community team. Ned is also a “single maintainer” of coverage.py - a tool for measuring code coverage of Python programs. This episode with Ned kicks off the first of many in our maintainer spotlight series where we dig deep into the life of an open source software maintainer. We’re producing this series in partnership with Tidelift. Huge thanks to Tidelift for making this series possible.
Jun 28, 2019
Boldly going where no data tools have gone before
1:14:25
Computer Scientist Yaw Anokwa joins the show to tell us how Open Data Kit is enabling data collection efforts around the world. From monitoring rainforests to observing elections to tracking outbreaks, ODK has done it all. We hear its origin story, ruminate on why it’s been so successful, learn how the software works, and even answer the question, “are people really using it in space?!” All that and more…
Jun 19, 2019
The state of CSS in 2019
1:16:52
We’re talking with Sacha Greif to discuss the State of CSS survey and results. CSS is evolving faster than ever. And, coming off the heels of their annual State of JavaScript survey, they’ve decided to take on the world of styles and selectors to help identify the latests patterns and trends in CSS. We talk through the history and motivations of this survey, the methodology of their data collection, the tooling involved to build and run the survey, and of course we dig deep into the survey results and talk through the insights we found most interesting.
Jun 14, 2019
Python's new governance and core team
1:11:17
We’re talking with Brett Cannon for a behind the scenes look at Guido stepping down as Python’s BDFL (Benevolent dictator for life) and the process they had to go through to establish a new governance model, the various proposed PEPs to establish this new direction, the winning PEP, and what the future holds for Python.
Jun 06, 2019
Creating and selling multiplayer online games
1:18:58
We’re talking with Victor Zhou about the explosion of the .io game genre. We talked through all the details around building and running one of these games, the details behind Victor’s super popular game called Generals — which he eventually sold, and we also covered the economics behind creating and selling one of these games.
May 24, 2019
Off the grid social networking with Manyverse
1:19:22
We’re talking with Andre Staltz, creator of Manyverse — a social network off the grid. It’s open source and free in every sense of the word. We talked through the backstory, how a user’s network gets formed, how data is stored and shared, why off-grid is so important to Andre, and what type of user uses an “off-the-grid” social network.
May 18, 2019
Quirk and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
1:11:29
We’re talking with Evan Conrad — for most of Evan’s life he has suffered from severe panic attacks, often twice per week. Eventually he stumbled upon a therapy method called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT for short, and saw positive results. This led him to create Quirk, an open source iOS app which allows its users to practice one of the most common formats of CBT. On the show we mentioned a new podcast we’re launching called Brain Science — it’s hosted by Adam Stacoviak and Mireille Reece, a Doctor of Clinical Psychology. Brain Science is a podcast for the curious that explores the inner-workings of the human brain to understand behavior change, habit formation, mental health, and the human condition. It’s Brain Science applied — not just how does the brain work, but how do we apply what we know about the brain to better our lives. Stay tuned after the show for a special preview of Brain Science. If you haven’t yet, right now would be a great time to subscribe to Master at changelog.com/master. It’s one feed to rule them all, plus some extras that only hit the master feed.
May 10, 2019
Inside the 2019 infrastructure for Changelog.com
1:38:55
We’re talking with Gerhard Lazu, our resident ops and infrastructure expert, about the setup we’ve rolled out for 2019. Late 2016 we relaunched Changelog.com as a new Phoenix/Elixir application and that included a brand new infrastructure and deployment process. 2019’s infrastructure update includes Linode, CoreOS, Docker, CircleCI, Rollbar, Fastly, Netdata, and more — and we talk through all the details on this show. This show is also an open invite to you and the rest of the community to join us in Slack and learn and contribute to Changelog.com. Head to changelog.com/community to get started.
May 05, 2019
Running functions anywhere with OpenFaaS
1:27:23
We’re talking with Alex Ellis, the founder of OpenFaaS — serverless functions made simple for Docker and Kubernetes. We talked about the backstory and details of OpenFaaS, “the curious case of serverless on Kubernetes,” the landscape of open source serverless platforms, how Alex is leading and building this community, getting involved, and maintainership vs leadership.
Apr 25, 2019
From zero to thought leader in 6 months
1:12:25
We’re talking with Emma Wedekind about going from zero to thought leader in 6 months. We talk about the nuances of UX including the differences between an UX Designer and a UX Engineer, we touch on “the great divide”, and we talk about Coding Coach — the open source project and community that Emma and others are building to connect software developers and mentors all over the world.
Apr 18, 2019
Wasmer is taking WebAssembly beyond the browser
54:45
We’re talking with Syrus Akbary about WebAssembly and Wasmer — a standalone just in time WebAssembly runtime aiming to be fully compatible with Emscripten, Rust, and Go. We talked about taking WebAssembly beyond the browser, universal binaries, what’s an ABI?, running WebAssembly from any language, and what a world might look like with platform independent universal binaries powered by WebAssembly.
Apr 12, 2019
All things text mode
1:17:14
We’re talking all things text mode with Lucas da Costa — we logged his post “How I’m still not using GUIs in 2019” a guide focused on making the terminal your IDE. We talked through his Terminal starter pack which includes: neovim, tmux, iterm2, and zsh by way of oh-my-zsh, his rules for learning vim, the awesomeness of CLI’s, and the pros and cons of graphical and plain text editors.
Apr 04, 2019
Why smart engineers write bad code
1:06:06
We’re talking with Adam Barr, a 23 year Microsoft veteran, about his book “The problem with software,” sub-titled “Why smart engineers write bad code.” We examine that very idea, the gap between industry and academia, and more importantly what we can do to get a better feedback loop going between them.
Mar 29, 2019
Funding OSS with Mozilla Open Source Support awards
1:16:46
We’re talking with Mehan Jayasuriya program officer at Mozilla about MOSS — the Mozilla Open Source Support (MOSS) program which recognizes, celebrates, and supports open source projects. Earlier this year we caught the “MOSS 2018 Year in Review” blog post — this post highlighted many of their efforts in 2018 so we reached out to talk through the history, goals, and impact of this very generous project.
Mar 13, 2019
Homebrew! Part Deux
1:20:44
We’re talking with Mike McQuaid about Homebew 2.0.0, supporting Linux and Windows 10, the backstory and details surrounding the security issue they had in 2018, their new governance model, Mike’s new role, the core team meeting in-person at FOSDEM this year, and what’s coming next for Homebrew.
Mar 06, 2019
Containerizing compute driven workloads with Singularity
1:23:20
We’re talking with Greg Kurtzer, the founder of CentOS, Warewulf, and most recently Singularity — an open source container platform designed to be simple, fast, and secure. Singularity is optimized for enterprise and high-performance computing workloads. What’s interesting is how Singularity allows untrusted users to run untrusted containers in a trusted way. We cover the backstory, Singularity Pro and how they’re not holding the open source community version hostage, as well as how Singularity is being used to containerize and support workflows in artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, and more.
Feb 28, 2019
Enabling open code for science at NumFOCUS
1:08:17
We’re talking with Gina Helfrich the Communications Director for NumFOCUS about their story and history, the impact of open code on science, the difference between sponsored and affiliated projects, corporate backing, the back story of their education and events program PyData, and the struggles of storytelling and fundraising.
Feb 22, 2019
With great power comes great responsibility
1:27:38
Adam and Jerod are joined by JS Party panelist Nick Nisi and #causeascene advocate Kim Crayton for a deep discussion on ethics in the technology industry at-large and our roles as software developers. If you’ve never heard Kim describe what life is like online for underrepresented and marginalized folks, you have to listen to this show!
Feb 15, 2019
Tactical design advice for developers
1:13:26
Adam talks with Erik Kennedy about tactical design advice for developers. Erik is a self-taught UI designer and brings a wealth of practical advice for those seeking to advance their design skills and learn more about user interface design. We cover his seven rules for creating gorgeous UI, the fundamentals of user interface design — color, typography, layout, and process. We also talk about his course Learn UI Design and how it’s the ultimate on-ramp for upcoming UI designers.
Feb 06, 2019
A UI framework without the framework
1:08:42
Jerod and Adam talked with Rich Harris –a JavaScript Journalist on The New York Times Investigations team– about his magical disappearing UI framework called Svelte. We compare and contrast Svelte to React, how the framework is embedded in a component, build time vs. run time, scoping CSS to components, and CSS in JavaScript. Rich also shares where Svelte v3 is heading and the details on Sapper, a framework for building extremely high-performance progressive web apps, powered by Svelte.
Jan 30, 2019
GitHub Actions is the next big thing
1:17:21
Adam and Jerod talk to Kyle Daigle, the Director of Ecosystem Engineering at GitHub. They talk about GitHub Actions, the new automation platform announced at GitHub Universe this past October 2018. GitHub Actions is the next big thing coming out of GitHub with the promise of powerful workflows to supercharge your repos and GitHub experience. Build your container apps, publish packages to registries, or automate welcoming new users to your open source projects — with access to interact with the full GitHub API and any other public APIs, Actions seem to have limitless possibilities.
Jan 23, 2019
source{d} turns code into actionable insights
47:19
Adam caught up with Francesc Campoy at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2018 in Seattle, WA to talk about the work he’s doing at source{d} to apply Machine Learning to source code, and turn that codebase into actionable insights. It’s a movement they’re driving called Machine Learning on Code. They talked through their open source products, how they work, what types of insights can be gained, and they also talked through the code analysis Francesc did on the Kubernetes code base. This is as close as you get to the bleeding edge and we’re very interested to see where this goes.
Jan 16, 2019
Perspectives on Kubernetes and successful cloud platforms
42:36
Adam caught up with Brendan Burns (co-creator of Kubernetes and Partner Architect at Microsoft Azure) at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2018 in Seattle, WA to talk about the state of Kubernetes, the importance of community, building healthy cloud platforms, and the future of cloud infrastructure.
Jan 09, 2019
State of the "log" (2018)
1:04:29
On this year’s “State of the ‘log’” episode we’re going behind the scenes to look back at 2018 as we prepare for 2019 and onward. We talk through our most popular episodes, most controversial episodes, and even some of our personal favorites. We also catch you up on some company level updates here at Changelog Media. We hired Tim Smith earlier this year as our Senior Producer, we retired Request for Commits, started some new shows…
Dec 19, 2018
Untangle your GitHub notifications with Octobox
1:16:02
Jerod is joined by Andrew Nesbitt and Ben Nickolls to talk Octobox, their open source web app that helps you manage your GitHub notifications. They discuss how Octobox came to be, why open source maintainers love it, the experiments they’re doing with pricing and business models, and how Octobox can continue to thrive despite GitHub’s renewed interest in improving notifications.
Dec 13, 2018
The insider perspective on the event-stream compromise
1:08:43
Adam and Jerod talk with Dominic Tarr, creator of event-stream, the IO library that made recent news as the latest malicious package in the npm registry. event-stream was turned malware, designed to target a very specific development environment and harvest account details and private keys from Bitcoin accounts. They talk through Dominic’s backstory as a prolific contributor to open source, his stance on this package, his work in open source, the sequence of events around the hack, how we can and should handle maintainer-ship of open source infrastructure over the full life-cycle of the code’s usefulness, and what some best practices are for moving forward from this kind of attack.
Dec 05, 2018
A good open source password manager? Inconceivable!
1:21:54
Perry Mitchell joined the show to talk about the importance of password management and his project Buttercup — an open source password manager built around strong encryption and security standards, a beautifully simple interface, and freely available on all major platforms. We talked through encryption, security concerns, building for multiple platforms, Electron and React Native pros and woes, and their future plans to release a hosted sync and team service to sustain and grow Buttercup into a business that’s built around its open source.
Nov 28, 2018
Tidelift's mission is to pay open source maintainers
1:08:19
In this special crossover episode of Founders Talk, Adam talks with Donald Fischer. Donald Fischer and the team at Tidelift are on a mission of making open source work better — for everyone. To pay the maintainers of open source software they are putting a new spin on a highly successful business model that’s a win-win for the maintainers as well as the software teams using the software. In this episode we dig into that backstory and Donald’s journey.
Nov 21, 2018
The road to Brave 1.0 and BAT
1:28:37
This week Adam and Jerod talk with Brian Bondy, Co-founder and CTO of Brave. They talked through the beginnings of Brave and how BAT (Basic Attention Token) could be driving the future of how we offer funding and tips to our favorite websites and content creators. Of course, they go deep into the historical and the technical details of the Brave browser and their march to Brave 1.0. The last segment of the show covers how BAT works, how it’s being used, and also their interesting spin on an ad model that respects the user’s privacy.
Nov 14, 2018
There and back again (Dgraph's tale)
1:27:21
This week we talk with Manish Jain about Dgraph, graph databases, and licensing and re-licensing woes. Manish is the creator and founder Dgraph and we talked through all the details. We covered what a graph database is, the uses of a graph database, and how and when to choose a graph database over a relational database. We also talked through the hard subject of licensing/re-licensing. In this case, Dgraph has had to change their license a few times to maintain their focus on adoption while respecting the core ideas around what open source really means to developers.
Nov 09, 2018
Drupal is a pretty big deal
1:23:47
Adam and Jerod talk with Angie Byron, a core contributor and staple of the Drupal community. We haven’t covered Drupal really (sorry about that), but the call with Angie was inspiring! From the background, to the tech, the usage of the software, the communication at all levels of the community — Drupal is doing something SO RIGHT, and we’re happy to celebrate with them as they march on to the “Framlication” beat of their own drum.
Oct 31, 2018
Venture capital meets commercial OSS
58:54
Joseph Jacks, the Founder and General Partner of OSS Capital joined the show to share his plans for funding the future generation of commercial open source software based companies. This is a growing landscape of $100M+ revenue companies ~13 years in the making that’s just now getting serious early attention and institutional backing — and we talk through many of those details with Joseph. We cover the whys and hows, why OSS now, deep details around licensing implications, and we speculate the types of open source software that makes sense for the types of investing Joseph and other plan to do.
Oct 25, 2018
Keepin' up with Elm
1:05:56
Jerod invites Richard Feldman back on the show to catch up on all things Elm. Did you hear? NoRedInk finally had a production runtime error, the community grew quite a bit (from ‘obscure’ to just ‘niche’), and Elm 0.19 added some killer new features around asset optimization.
Oct 17, 2018
BONUS – Sustain Summit 2018
32:03
In this special bonus call, Adam and Jerod talk with Allen “Gunner” Gunn about the Sustain Summit. They talk about what it is, the kind of conversations that happen there, issues the open source community are facing right now, and how Sustain stands out from traditional “unconferences.” Sustain 2017 was a big hit, and this year’s event should be even better. Join us!
Oct 15, 2018
A call for kindness in open source
1:31:27
Adam and Jerod talk to Brett Cannon, core contributor to Python and a fantastic representative of the Python community. They talked through various details surrounding a talk and blog post he wrote titled “Setting expectations for open source participation” and covered questions like: What is the the purpose of open source? How do you sustain open source? And what’s the goal? They even talked through typical scenarios in open source and how kindness and recognizing that there’s a human on the other end of every action can really go a long way.
Oct 10, 2018
#Hacktoberfest isn’t just about a free shirt
1:05:08
#Hacktoberfest is a once per year event in the month of October celebrating open source. For many it’s an on ramp to open source, PRs galore for maintainers, and t-shirts for those who submit 5 or more pull requests. In the end, however, it’s about the awareness of open source and its significance to the greater good to humanity as we know it. Adam and Jerod talk with Daniel Zaltsman, Dev Rel Manager at DigitalOcean and key leader of Hacktoberfest to cover the backstory, where this project began, its impact on open source, how it has had to scale each year by many orders of magnitude, and of course we cover how you can play your part in #Hacktoberfest and give back to open source.
Oct 01, 2018
REST easy, GraphQL is here
1:05:43
In this special rebroadcast of JS Party, Jerod and Suz talk with John Resig about how he’s using GraphQL at Khan Academy, some of the mistakes and successes using GraphQL, John’s feelings on jQuery, and community Q&A.
Sep 26, 2018
Join the federation?! Mastodon awaits...
1:23:55
We talked with Eugen Rochko, the creator of Mastodon, about where Mastodon came from the problem it aimed to solve. How it’s not exactly Twitter alternative, although that’s its known claim to fame. Why it’s probably not going anywhere. The ins-and-outs of federation, getting started, running an instance, why you would want to — cool stuff you’ve never considered could be built on top of Mastodon. And finally, the story behind naming posted content a “toot”.
Sep 19, 2018
Kubernetes brings all the Cloud Natives to the yard
1:13:50
We talk with Dan Kohn, the Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation to catch up with all things cloud native, the CNCF, and the world of Kubernetes. Dan updated us on the growth KubeCon / CloudNativeCon, the state of Cloud Native and where innovation is happening, serverless being on the rise, and Kubernetes dominating the enterprise.
Sep 12, 2018
The first cloud native programming language
1:12:33
Jerod talked with Paul Fremantle, the CTO and Co-Founder of WSO2, about their new programming language, Ballerina — a cloud-native language which aims to make it easier to write microservices that integrate APIs. They talked about the creation of the language and how it was inspired by so many technologies, cloud native features like built-in container support, serverless-friendly, observability, and how it works with, or without, a service mesh — just to name a few.
Sep 05, 2018
Segment's transition back to a monorepo
1:02:26
Adam and Jerod talk with two members of Segment’s engineering team: Co-founder and CTO, Calvin French-Owen, as well as Software Engineer, Alex Noonan, about their journey from monorepo to microservices back to monorepo. 100s of problem children to 1 superstar child.
Aug 29, 2018
Istio service mesh and microservices
1:06:07
Adam and Jerod talk with Jason McGee, VP and CTO of IBM Cloud Platform about Istio — an open platform that provides a uniform way to connect, secure, control, and observe microservices. They cover what service mesh is, why its suddenly so interesting, who’s involved in Istio, their involvement with the CNCF, getting started, and what’s next for Istio.
Aug 22, 2018
Open sourcing the DEV community
1:21:22
We talk with Ben Halpern the founder and webmaster of dev.to — a community for developers to talk about software. Last Wednesday they open sourced the codebase of the dev.to platform, so we wanted to talk through all the details with Ben. We talked through the backstory, how Ben realized this could become a business, how the team was formed, their motivations for open sourcing it and why they didn’t open source it from the start, the technical stack, and their vision for the future of the site.
Aug 15, 2018
Jeff Robbins is an actual rockstar [rebroadcast]
30:10
On this special bonus episode of The Changelog, we’re playing the latest episode of Away from Keyboard with Jeff Robbins. While some dream of having a successful career, Jeff Robbins has already had several. Once the lead singer and guitarist for Orbit, Jeff has worked on some of the most famous Drupal websites. He talks to Tim about his early interest in computers, starting Lullabot, and adjusting to life after leaving the company he built and ran.
Aug 10, 2018
Rebuilding Exercism from the ground up
1:13:46
Adam and Jerod invite back Katrina Owen after years away focusing on Exercism—a 100% free platform for code practice and mentorship with over 2500 exercises and 48 different language tracks. They talk to Katrina about how the platform has changed, the direction it’s taken, the backstory on the recently launched version 2, and how she plans to turn Exercism into a sustainable business. Also, what happens if that doesn’t work?!
Aug 08, 2018
Biases in AI, helping veterans get jobs in software, open science
1:03:44
Adam and Jerod are on location at OSCON and talk with Camille Eddy about recognizing biases in AI, Jerome Hardaway about the work he’s doing to prepare veterans for jobs in software, and Abby Cobunoc Mayes about the work she’s doing at Mozilla for open science.
Aug 01, 2018
AWS Amplify and cloud-enabled apps
1:00:16
We talk with Nader Dabit, Developer Advocate for Amazon Web Services, about the role of DevRel and what’s involved in this “dream job”, frontend and mobile developers using AWS Amplify to build cloud-enabled applications, how GraphQL, React, and others fit in, and the direction of React Native.
Jul 25, 2018
The Great GatsbyJS
1:12:15
From open source project to a $3.8 million dollar seed round to transform Gatsby.js into a full-blown startup that’s building what’s becoming the defacto modern web frontend. In this episode, we talk with Jason Lengstorf about this blazing-fast static site generator, its building blocks and how they all fit together, the future of web development on the JAMstack (JavaScript + APIs), the importance of site performance, site rebuilds, getting started, and how they’re focused on building an awesome product and an awesome community.
Jul 18, 2018
Putting AI in a box at MachineBox [rebroadcast]
47:40
In this special episode of The Changelog we’re sharing a full-length episode of our newly launched podcast called Practical AI — covering AI, Machine Learning, and Data Science. In this episode Mat Ryer and David Hernandez joined Daniel and Chris to talk about MachineBox, building a company around AI, and democratizing AI.
Jul 11, 2018
The impact of AI at Microsoft
58:19
We’re on location at Microsoft Build 2018 talking with Corey Sanders and Steve Guggenheimer — two Microsoft veterans focused on artificial intelligence and cloud computing. We talked about the direction and convergence of AI, ethics, cloud computing, and how the day to day lives of developers will change because of the advancements in AI.
Jul 04, 2018
Programmable infrastructure
1:02:29
Jerod Santo is riding solo talking with Kurt Mackey, co-founder of Fly. He talked to him about his work at Ars Technica, his prediction on tabs being a fad, and Kurt being a founding member of MongoHQ, which was later renamed to Compose and acquired by IBM. Jerod also talked to him about lighthouse scores, performance, and an interesting program Fly is instituting to compensate open source project maintainers.
Jun 27, 2018
Computer Science without a computer
1:14:52
Adam Stacoviak and Jerod Santo talk with Tim Bell, the founder and creator of CS Unplugged, a collection of free teaching material that teaches computer science through engaging games and puzzles. They talk to him about where this program came from him, the need for computer science in today’s K-12 education programs, how CS Unplugged fits in, and how you can get involved.
Jun 20, 2018
Python at Microsoft
37:51
We talked with Steve Dower and Dan Taylor at Microsoft Build 2018 about the history of Python at Microsoft, the origination of IronPython, Python Tools for Visual Studio, flying under the radar to add support Python, fighting from within to support open source, and more.
Jun 13, 2018
Corporate interests in open source and dev culture
1:33:42
Zed Shaw – creator of Mongrel, Learn Python the Hard Way, and more – joined the show to talk through a recent Twitter thread from Zed where he shared his thoughts on open source, making money in open source, corporate interests and involvement, developer culture, and more.
Jun 06, 2018
Curl turns 20, HTTP/2, QUIC
1:04:30
Daniel Stenberg joined the show to talk about 20 years of curl, what’s new with http2, and the backstory of QUIC - a new transport designed by Jim Roskind at Google which offers reduced latency compared to that of TCP+TLS+HTTP/2.
May 31, 2018
The beginnings of Microsoft Azure
50:55
We’re on location at Microsoft Build 2018 talking with Julia White, Corporate Vice President at Microsoft — a 17 year Microsoft veteran. We talked with Julia about her take on this “new Microsoft”, Satya Nadella’s first appearance as CEO when they revealed the first glimpse of Microsoft’s cloud offering which started with Office, the beginnings of Microsoft Azure, Azure as the world’s computer, and how every company is becoming a software company.
May 23, 2018
Prisma and the GraphQL data layer
1:15:03
Johannes Schickling, co-founder and CEO of Prisma, joined the show to catch us up on all things GraphQL — the tech, the possibilities, the community, how Prisma turns your database into a GraphQL API, their new business direction, Prisma Cloud, open source vs enterprise, and the upcoming GraphQL Europe in Berlin on June 15th.
May 16, 2018
Burnout, open source, Datasette
1:20:24
Adam is on location at ZEIT Day talking with Jessica Rose about burnout, Henry Zhu about his passions and pursuit of open source, and Simon Willison about data and his passion for interesting datasets in the world.
May 09, 2018
Scaling all the things at Slack
1:09:02
Julia Grace joined the show to talk bout about scaling all the things at Slack. Julia is currently the Senior Director of Infrastructure Engineering at Slack, and has been their since 2015 — so she’s seen Slack during its hyper-growth. We talked about Slack’s growth and scale challenges, scaling engineering teams, the responsibilities and challenges of being a manager, communicating up and communicating down, quality of service and reliability, and what it takes to build high performing leadership teams.
May 02, 2018
Code Cartoons, Rust, WebAssembly
58:22
Lin Clark joined the show to talk about Code Cartoons, her work at Mozilla in the emerging technologies group, Rust, Servo, and WebAssembly (aka Wasm), the Rust community’s big goal in 2018 for Rust to become a web language (thanks in part to Wasm), passing objects between Rust and JavaScript, Rust libraries depending on JavaScript packages and vice versa, Wasm ES Modules, and Lin’s upcoming keynote at Fluent on the parallel future of the browser.
Apr 25, 2018
Ember four years later
1:13:34
Chad Hietala joined the show to talk with us about the long history of Ember.js, how he first got involved, his work at LinkedIn and his work as an Ember Core team member, how the Ember team communicates expectations from release to release, their well documented RFC process, ES Classes in Ember, Glimmer, and where Ember is being used today.
Apr 18, 2018
Elasticsearch and doubling down on "open"
1:04:15
Philipp Krenn joined the show to talk with us about Elasticsearch, the problem it solves, where it came from, and where it’s at today. We discussed the query language, what it can be compared to, whether or not it’s a database replacement or a database complement, Elasticsearch vs Elastic the company. We also talked about the details behind Elastic’s plan of “doubling down on open” to open up X-Pack, which is open code paid add-on features to Elasticsearch. We discussed the implications of this on their business model, and what changes will take place at the code and license level on GitHub.
Apr 11, 2018
Winamp2 JS
1:20:41
Jordan Eldredge joined the show to talk with us about Winamp2-js — a reimplementation of Winamp 2.9 in HTML5 and Javascript. For many of our listeners, talking about Winamp may bring to mind some extreme nostalgia about the internet of the past … and it’s certainly that way for Jerod and I. Jordan started this project in 2014 and it’s what ultimately got the attention of some folks at Facebook, where he now works on Nuclide. We shared stories about Winamp back in the day, actually listening to music as an mp3, the technical hurdles and learning Jordan has experienced, skinning it, playlists, making it a frontend for Spotify – which is so ironic to actually say. Also, Jerod has been hacking it via livestream on Twitch to add it as an alternate audio player on Changelog.com.
Apr 06, 2018
That's it. This is the finale!
45:20
We’re rebroadcasting the finale episode of the beloved Request For Commits. But don’t worry, The Changelog will be back with new episodes next week. In this finale episode of Request For Commits, we regroup to discuss the podcast from its start to its finish, lessons learned, community impact, and where the conversations around open source sustainability are taking place, now and in the future. It’s the end of Request For Commits, but the conversations we’ve had will continue on The Changelog. We also have some guest-host appearances for Nadia and Mikeal planned in the near future on this podcast. So, stay tuned.
Mar 30, 2018
Automated dependency updates
1:24:16
Rhys Arkins joined the show to talk about automating dependency updates using Renovate. Renovate is an open source tool to keep source code dependencies up-to-date using automated Pull Requests. We talked about who’s using it, the languages and environments that are supported, self-hosted vs SaaS and how that plays into supporting this open source, auto-merging, being a GitHub App and in the GitHub Marketplace, and building this as a business on someone else’s platform.
Mar 23, 2018
Live coding open source on Twitch
1:20:26
Suz Hinton joined the show to talk about live coding open source on Twitch. We talk about how she got interested in Twitch, her goals and aspirations for live streaming, the work she’s doing in open source, Twitch for open source, how you and others can get started — and maybe some other fun stuff we have in the works at Changelog.
Mar 16, 2018
Truffle framework and decentralized Ethereum apps
1:13:09
Tim Coulter joined the show to talk about Truffle — a development environment, testing framework, and asset pipeline for Ethereum. We talked with Tim about how he got into Ethereum and dapp development, Solidity vs JavaScript, smart contract testing, EthPM which is like npm but for Ethereum, Why decentralization? Why dapps? Basically, why rebuild the internet? And last but not least - who’s using Truffle and what have they built with it?
Mar 13, 2018
JavaScript sprinkles in Basecamp turned Stimulus
1:28:22
David Heinemeier Hansson joined the show to share the story of how JavaScript sprinkles in Basecamp evolved into a full-fledged framework called Stimulus. We talked about ins and outs of Basecamp as it is today, Ruby, JavaScript and David’s somewhat new found love for that language. How they open source because they can. And David’s new YouTube series called “On Writing Software Well”.
Mar 06, 2018
We couldn’t afford an Oculus so we built one
1:06:30
Max Coutté joined the show to share his journey of learning the math and programming required to build an open source Oculus headset for $100. Max is 16 and lives in a small village in France. And one day he and his friends decided to built an Oculus headset because they couldn’t afford one. This show takes you through Max’s journey, how his teacher (aka Sensei) made all the difference, and how the chief architect at Oculus, Atman Binstock, advised him to make it all open source.
Feb 23, 2018
Moore's Law and High Performance Computing
1:14:33
Todd Gamblin, a computer scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, joined us to talk about Moore’s Law, his work at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the components of a micro-chip, and High Performance Computing.
Feb 16, 2018
Devhints - TL;DR for Developer Documentation
1:21:57
Rico Sta. Cruz joined us to talk about his project Devhints (cheatsheets for developers). There are more than 365 cheatsheets you can contribute to and it’s open source. We talked about the design, technical implementation, community, alternate interfaces like the command line. We also talked about RSJS, RSCSS, and Docpress.
Feb 09, 2018
The impact and future of Kubernetes
45:34
From KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2017 — Brendan Burns (Kubernetes co-founder) and Gabe Monroy (creator of Deis) joined the show to talk about the origin, impact, and future of Kubernetes and cloud infrastructure.
Feb 02, 2018
Gitcoin: sustaining open source with cryptocurrency
1:16:33
We’re joined by Kevin Owocki, the founder of Gitcoin. Gitcoin is a platform to monetize or incentivize work in open source software. We talked about how Gitcoin sits at the intersection of sustaining open source and cryptocurrencies, their history and roadmap, their decision to leverage the brand name of Git, bug bounties, funded issues, web3, MetaMask, and the future of Gitcoin and how open source benefits.
Jan 26, 2018
Building a secure Operating System (Redox OS) with Rust
1:18:46
We talked with Jeremy Soller, the BDFL of Redox OS, a Unix-like Operating System written in Rust, aiming to bring the innovations of Rust to a modern microkernel and full set of applications. In this episode we talk about; OS design principals, Jeremy’s goals for Redox, why is Rust, the Micro-kernel, the Filesystem, how Linux isn’t secure enough, how he’s funding this his development, and a coding style in Rust called Safe Rust.
Jan 19, 2018
Secure Messaging for Everyone with Wire
1:23:21
We talk with Alan Duric, Co-founder and CEO of Wire, an open source end-to-end encrypted instant messaging app for voice and video calls. In 2005 Alan co-founded Camino Networks which was later acquired by Skype, and his involvement with internet based voice communications goes back 20 years. We talk about the early days of Skype, why Wire is open source, the importance of encryption, the importance of secure messaging, their polyglot ways, and how they plan to stand apart from other apps like WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal and more.
Dec 15, 2017
Blockchains and Databases at OSCON
56:54
We went back into the archives to conversations we had around blockchains and databases at OSCON 2017. We talked with Monty Widenius, creator of MariaDB the open source forever fork MySQL, Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of Hyperledger, the open source collaborative effort hosted by The Linux Foundation to advance blockchain technologies, and Tague Griffith, Head of Developer Advocacy at Redis Labs, the home of open source Redis and commercial provider of Redis Enterprise.
Dec 14, 2017
The Story of Visual Studio Code
1:17:26
We’re back in NYC at Microsoft Connect(); talking about the backstory of Visual Studio Code with Julia Liuson (Corporate Vice President of Visual Studio), Chris Dias (Principal Program Manager of Visual Studio and .NET), and PJ Meyer (Product Manager). We talk about the beginnings of the Visual Studio product line, how Microsoft missed the internet, how the community is judging Microsoft and looking at them with a very old lense, how Visual Studio Code evolved from lessons learned with their cloud based editor called Monaco, how they had to radically change to reach developers beyond Windows, and how this open source project is thriving.
Dec 05, 2017
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation
1:20:48
Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, joined the show to talk about what it means to be Cloud Native, the ins and outs of Dan’s role to the foundation, how they make money to sustain things, membership, the support they give to open source projects, the home they’ve given to Kubernetes, Prometheus and many other projects that have become the de facto projects to build cloud native applications on.
Nov 29, 2017
The History of GNOME, Mono, and Xamarin
49:04
We talked with Miguel de Icaza last week at Microsoft Connect(); in New York City. Miguel gave us the backstory on how he’s been competing with Microsoft for most of his developer career, and he shares the history of GNOME, Mono, and Xamarin — and what led him to now work at Microsoft.
Nov 21, 2017
Faktory and the future of background jobs
1:18:07
Mike Perham is back for his 4th appearance to talk about his new project Faktory, a new background job system that’s aiming to bring the best practices developed over the last five years in Sidekiq to every programming language. We catch up with Mike on the continued success and model of Sidekiq, the future of background jobs, his thoughts on RocksDB in Faktory vs BoltDB, Redis, or SQLite, how he plans to support Sidekiq for the next 10 years, and his thoughts on Faktory being a SaaS option in the future.
Nov 18, 2017
Data Science at OSCON
37:21
We went back into the archives to conversations we had around data science at OSCON 2017. We talked with Vida Williams (Data Scientist) and Michelle Casbon (Director of Data Science at Qordoba) about the social impact of open data, personal data and transparency, privacy, the big data problem of public surveillance, electronic fingerprinting, the rift between data scientists and computer scientists, natural language processing, machine learning, and more.
Nov 10, 2017
Functional CSS and Tachyons
1:11:22
Adam Morse joined the show to talk about Functional CSS and his project Tachyons - a CSS Toolkit that lets you quickly build and design new UI without writing CSS. We talk about Scalable CSS, the difference between “Atomic”, “OOCSS”, “BEM” and others, semantic class names, and where we go from here.
Nov 10, 2017
My roadmap to become a blockchain engineer
1:04:17
Preethi Kasireddy, a self-employed blockchain and smart contract Engineer, joined the show to talk about why she left the best job in the world at Andreessen Horowitz on the deal team, how she got entrepreneurship envy, the roadmap she laid out in 2015 and where she’s at today as an engineer, her excitement for blockchain-based technologies, and why blockchains don’t scale.
Nov 08, 2017
Rails as a day job, Diesel on the side
1:16:08
Sean Griffin joins the show to talk about doing Rails full-time, his love of Rust. and his project Diesel - a safe, extensible ORM and query builder for Rust. We discuss Sean’s path to working full-time on Rails, what he works on specifically, why Rust, why Diesel, and how much of Diesel’s design and featureset is a product of his experience with ActiveRecord and Rails.
Nov 04, 2017
Bisq, the decentralized Bitcoin exchange
1:50:09
Chris Beams joins the show to talk about Bisq, the P2P decentralized Bitcoin exchange and open-source desktop application that allows you to buy and sell bitcoins in exchange for national currencies, or alternative crypto currencies. We get some background on the issues faced by crypto exchanges like CoinBase, and the now defunkt Mt. Gox. We discuss whether or not Bitcoin is a censorship resistant payment system and what it means to have anonymous transaction currency options. Bisq also has an interesting white paper about its own DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization) to support its contributors and we discuss that in detail at the end of the episode.
Nov 03, 2017
Operação Serenata de Amor (Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Government Corruption 😱)
1:03:40
Eduardo Cuducos joined the show to talk about Operação Serenata de Amor an Artificial Intelligence and Data Science project that aims to inform the general public about government corruption and spending. We talked about how this artificial intelligence project analyzes claims for reimbursement from congresspeople to determine illegal probability, how it monitors government spending, the technology behind it, and how other governments might be able to follow this model.
Oct 31, 2017
Functional Programming
59:39
Eric Normand joined the show to talk about Functional Programming. We talked about FP vs OOP vs Imperative, why FP is popular again, the advantages and disadvantages of Functional Programming, and teaching Functional Programming concepts.
Oct 28, 2017
The Future of RethinkDB
1:10:06
Mike Glukhovsky joined the show to talk about the future of RethinkDB. Mike was a co-founder of RethinkDB along-side Slava Akhmechet. RethinkDB shutdown a year ago officially on October 5, 2016 — and today we’re talking through all the details with Mike. The shutdown, getting purchased by the CNCF, relicensing, buying back their IP and source code, community and governance, and some specific features that Mike and the rest of the community are excited about.
Oct 17, 2017
The Kotlin Programming Language
53:44
Dmitry Jemerov joined the show to talk about Kotlin - a language created by JetBrains that’s designed to be an industrial-strength object-oriented language, and a “better language” than Java. We asked Dmitry “Why invent a new language?”, talked through Google announcing official Android support, covered some of Kotlin’s characteristics, Kotlin vs Swift, and more.
Oct 13, 2017
Automating GitHub with Probot
1:10:48
We talk with Brandon Keepers and Bex Warner about GitHub’s Probot — GitHub Apps to automate and improve your workflows. You can use pre-built apps or easily build and share your own.
Oct 06, 2017
Conversations About Sustaining Open Source
55:28
This episode features conversations from Sustain 2017 at GitHub HQ with Richard Littauer, Karthik Ram, Andrea Goulet, and Scott Ford. Sustain was a one day conversation for open source software sustainers to share stories, resources, and ways forward to sustain open source.
Sep 22, 2017
Community, Building Remote-first Teams, and Web Performance Inclusivity
1:27:48
Karolina Szczur joined the show to talk about community building, building remote-first teams, the hiring process in tech, product development, and the inclusivity factor of web performance.
Sep 08, 2017
Building an artificial Pancreas with Elixir and Nerves
1:05:04
We talked with Tim Mecklem about building an artificial Pancreas with Elixir and Nerves to help those with Type 1 Diabetes who want to “loop” — a process which involves monitoring glucose levels, predicting where a person’s glucose levels are heading, then delivering insulin based on that prediction. Tim is a Developer at Gaslight in Cincinnati where he builds software solutions with Ruby and Elixir, and he’s a member of the Nerves Core team.
Aug 11, 2017
You Are Not Google/Amazon/LinkedIn
49:07
If you find yourself chasing shiny objects and squirrels all time, you should 💯 listen to this episode featuring Ozan Onay (President of Bradfield School of Computer Science) where we discuss his recent blog post entitled You Are Not Google which was the #1 link in Changelog Weekly - Issue #159. This show is full of wisdom and advice for every developer out there.
Aug 04, 2017
ANTHOLOGY — The Future of Open Source at OSCON 2017
56:47
This is an anthology episode from OSCON 2017 featuring awesome conversations with Kelsey Hightower (OSCON Co-Chair and Developer Advocate at Google Cloud Platform), Safia Abdalla (Open Source Developer and Creator of Zarf), and Mike McQuaid and Nadia Eghbal (GitHub Open Source Programs).
Jul 28, 2017
10 Years of RabbitMQ
1:13:14
We are thrilled to produce this show to honor RabbitMQ’s 10th anniversary. Karl Nilsson and Michael Klishin joined the show to talk through 10 years of RabbitMQ — one of the most widely deployed open source message brokers with more than 35,000 production deployments worldwide.
Jul 21, 2017
The power of wikis, the problem with social networks, the promise of AI
1:26:41
Evan Prodromou has been involved in open source since the mid ‘90s. His open source travel guide – Wikitravel – grew up alongside Wikipedia and the web itself. In this episode, we hear Evan’s history, try to solve open social networking once and for all, and learn how sprinkling a little artificial intelligence on to our products can yield big wins without having to shoot the moon.
Jul 14, 2017
Ubuntu Snaps and Bash on Windows Server
31:15
We talked with Dustin Kirkland (Head of Ubuntu Product and Strategy at Canonical) at OSCON about 12.04’s end of life, the death of the Ubuntu phone, Snaps and snapd, and Bash on Ubuntu on Windows Server. This is the second installment of our mini-series from the expo hall floor of OSCON 2017. Special thanks to our friends at O’Reilly for inviting us to OSCON.
Jul 07, 2017
Why is GraphQL so cool?
56:39
Johannes Schickling (Founder of Graphcool) joined the show to talk about GraphQL — an application layer query language from Facebook. We talked about what it is, where it makes sense to use it, its role in serverless architectures, getting docs for free via Schemas and Types, and the community that’s rallying around this new way to think about APIs.
Jun 30, 2017
Deploying Changelog.com
1:23:58
This week we take you behind the scenes of the new infrastructure for Changelog.com and talk with Gerhard Lazu. We relaunched the new brand and site for Changelog on Phoenix/Elixir in October of 2016 and we needed a better way to reliably host and deploy the site. That’s where Gerhard came in. We cover all the details and decisions in this show.
Jun 23, 2017
The serverless revolution
28:52
We talked with Pam Selle at OSCON about the serverless revolution happening for JavaScript developers. This episode kicks off our mini-series from the Expo Hall floor at OSCON 2017.
Jun 16, 2017
GitHub's Open Source Survey (2017)
1:18:26
On Friday, June 2, 2017 – GitHub announced the details of their Open Source Survey – an open data set on the open source community for researchers and the curious. Frannie Zlotnick, Nadia Eghbal, and Mikeal Rogers joined the show to talk through the backstory and key insights of this open data project which sheds light on the broader open source community’s attitudes, experiences, and backgrounds of those who use, build, and maintain open source software.
Jun 09, 2017
JAMstack, Netlify CMS, and 10x-ing Smashing Magazine
1:14:17
Matt Biilman and Chris Bach joined the show to talk about JAMstack, Netlify CMS, how open source drives standards, and 10x-ing the speed of Smashing Magazine.
May 30, 2017
The Backstory of Kubernetes
1:10:43
Tim Hockin and Aparna Sinha joined the show to talk about the backstory of Kubernetes inside Google, how Tim and others got it funded, the infrastructure of Kubernetes, and how they’ve been able to succeed by focusing on the community.
May 21, 2017
BONUS - Sustain Open Source Software
09:56
Justin Dorfman joined us for a special BONUS episode of The Changelog to share some details about Sustain Conference with you. It’s a one day conversation for Open Source Software sustainers at GitHub HQ (SF) on June 19, 2017. No keynotes, expo halls or talks. Only discussions about how to get more resources to support digital infrastructure. Plus, we’ll be there.
May 04, 2017
Open source at Microsoft, inclusion, diversity, and OSCON
1:00:58
Scott Hanselman joined today’s show produced in partnership with our friends at OSCON. Scott is a Program Chair of OSCON, host of the podcast Hanselminutes, and advocate for open source inside of Microsoft and the Azure Cloud team. We talked about the oldest software he wrote that’s still in production, the shift inside Microsoft to open source and why, as well as ways to make inclusion and diversity a priority in your communities.
Apr 28, 2017
Open source lessons learned
1:17:37
Zeno Rocha, Principal Developer Advocate at Liferay, joined the show to talk about DevRel, his open source work (clipboard.js, Dracula Theme, jQuery Boilerplate, Browser Diet, et al), and his passion for teaching and giving talks at conferences. Zeno also shared some really interesting stories about his first contributions to open source, how that played out, and the lessons learned along the way.
Apr 28, 2017
Firefox Debugger and DevTools
1:14:12
Jason Laster joined the show to talk about Firefox Debugger and DevTools. We talked about the backstory of Firefox, Firebug, the new Debugger.html, why React and Redux made a good fit to develop Debugger as a standalone application, community efforts, and getting started.
Apr 17, 2017
First-time contributors and maintainer balance
1:13:23
Kent C. Dodds joined the show to talk about guiding and supporting first time contributors to open source. We talked about the many ways to be first-timer friendly, how to contribute to open source, the burden and balance of a maintainer, and a few of the projects Kent maintains, including his latest project at PayPal called Glamourous.
Apr 10, 2017
Open Source at Google
1:13:54
Will Norris (Engineering Manager at Google’s Open Source office) joined the show to talk about their new release of the Google Open Source website as well as the release of Google’s internal documentation on how they do open source. Nearly 70 pages of documentation have been made public under creative commons license for the world to use. We talked about the backstory of Google’s Open Source office, their philosophy on OSS, their involvement in the TODO group, and much more.
Mar 28, 2017
Learning JavaScript and Bringing People Together
1:07:12
Tracy Lee joined the show to talk about bringing people together, helping people, and making an impact. We covered learning JavaScript, the ins and outs of her road to get to where she’s at today, hitting burnout and sleeping for two weeks, breaking into the JavaScript community, and the fun cruise, workshops, and conferences she’s working on for the JavaScript community.
Mar 25, 2017
Let's Encrypt the Web
1:16:18
Jacob Hoffman-Andrews, Senior Staff Technologist at the EFF and the lead developer of Let’s Encrypt, joined the show to talk about the history of SSL, the start of Let’s Encrypt, why it’s important to encrypt the web and what happens if we don’t, Certbot, and the impact Let’s Encrypt has had on securing the web.
Mar 18, 2017
The Burden of Open Source
1:13:09
James Long joined the show to talk about his recent post, “Why I’m Frequently Absent from Open Source”. He shared several points in his blog post that struck a chord with us, so we invited him on the show to talk through the gritty details and peel back the layers of open source — the people involved, sustainability, the responsibility, the guilt, and the balance it takes to keep it all together.
Mar 09, 2017
The Story of Atom
1:13:44
Nathan Sobo, founding member of the Atom editor team at GitHub, joined the show take us all the way back to the beginning of Atom to learn where it came from, the founding team, the problem it solves, on through to shipping 1.0 and beyond.
Feb 24, 2017
Feedbin and RSS resurgence
1:05:58
Ben Ubois, the creator of Feedbin (a simple, good-looking online RSS reader) joined the show to talk about the indie web and developers, how RSS usage has changed over the years – particularly since Google Reader shutdown. We also talked about RSS vs the social web that we’re in now and the idea of an RSS resurgence and taking back control over the content we choose to subscribe to.
Feb 21, 2017
Managing Secrets Using Vault
1:13:56
Seth Vargo, the Director of Technical Advocacy at HashiCorp, joined the show to talk about managing secrets with their open source product called Vault which lets you centrally secure, store, and tightly control access to secrets across distributed infrastructure and applications. We talked about Seth’s back story into open source, use cases, what problem it solves, key features like Data Encryption, why they choose to write it in Go, and how they build tooling around the open core model.
Feb 17, 2017
ANTHOLOGY – Hacker stories from OSCON and All Things Open
1:18:25
Karen Sandler, Rachel Nabors, and Jono Bacon joined the show by way of some great conversations at OSCON in London, UK and All Things Open in Raleigh, NC. We talked about free software, web animation and motion in user interfaces, and how open source communities organize.
Feb 10, 2017
Reproducible builds and secure software
1:15:15
Chris Lamb joined the show to talk about his project Reproducible Builds — which is funded by The Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative. We talked about the importance of having a verifiable path from source code to compiled binary, what this set of software development practices is all about, what it means to have Reproducible Builds, the challenges faced when implementing these development practices, and the inherent security you gain from them.
Feb 03, 2017
GunDB, Venture Backed and Decentralized
1:06:13
Mark Nadal joined the show to talk about his hacker story and his venture backed open source datastore project called GunDB — a realtime, decentralized, offline-first, graph database engine. We talked about the details behind this database, how Mark secured funding, why yet another datastore, who’s using the database, how Mark plans to sustain this project through products and services, his thoughts on the RethinkDB postmortem and more.
Jan 27, 2017
ANTHOLOGY – Hacker Stories From OSCON, All Things Open, and Node Interactive
1:12:43
In this anthology episode we’re featuring three awesome hacker stories from OSCON, All Things Open, and Node Interactive — Giovanni Caligaris about how he brought LibreOffice to the people of Paraguay by translating it to their native tongue. Stu Keroff about the Linux user group he started for kids called The Asian Penguins. Shiya Luo about how China does Node, translations of documentation and books from English to Chinese, and the Great Firewall of China.
Jan 13, 2017
Open Collective and funding open source
1:21:59
Pia Mancini joined the show to talk about Open Collective, her background and where she came from, her passion to upgrade democracy, funding and sustaining open source, what open collective is, how it works, how you can support your favorite open source communities, but more importably how you can take part and start your own collective.
Jan 09, 2017
webpack
1:20:14
Sean Larkin joined the show to talk about Webpack, how fast open sources moves, how fast Webpack is moving, the core team, the formation, joining JS Foundation, the problem it’s solving, the bleeding edge features, sustainability, Sean and team’s efforts to build the community, their work on Open Collective, and more.
Dec 17, 2016
Homebrew and Swift
1:23:13
Max Howell, famous for creating Homebrew, joined the show to talk about his start in software and open source, the tweet that was heard around the world when he interviewed with Google and didn’t get accepted, the creation of Homebrew, the naming process, as well as the difficulty letting go. We also talked about his passion for the Swift programming language, and his work on Swift Package Manager while at Apple.
Dec 09, 2016
HTTP/2 in Node.js Core
40:37
In this special episode recorded at Node Interactive 2016 in Austin, TX Adam talked with James Snell (IBM Technical Lead for Node and member of Node’s TSC and CTC) about the work he’s doing on Node’s implementation of http2, the state of http2 in Node, what this new spec has to offer, and what the Node community can expect from this new protocol.
Dec 06, 2016
18F and OSS in the U.S. Federal Government
1:18:39
From 18F — Hillary Hartley and Aidan Feldman joined the show to talk about how 18F is changing the way the federal government builds and buys digital services.
Nov 25, 2016
Python, Django, and Channels
1:15:16
Django core contributor Andrew Godwin joins the show to tell us all about Python and Django. If you’ve ever wondered why people love Python, what Django’s virtues are as a web framework, or how Django Channels measure up to Phoenix’s Channels and Rails’ Action Cable, this is the show for you. Also: Andrew’s take on funding and sustaining open source efforts.
Nov 25, 2016
Servo and Rust
1:17:10
Jack Moffitt joined the show to talk about Servo, an experimental web browser layout engine. We talked about what the Servo project aims to achieve, six areas of performance, and what makes Rust a good fit for this effort.
Nov 18, 2016
Mad Science, WebTorrent, WebRTC
1:21:57
Feross Aboukhadijeh joined the show this week to talk with us about his backstory, passive income, WebTorrent, WebRTC, Electron and the ins and outs of packaging apps for all platforms.
Nov 11, 2016
The Road to Font Awesome 5
1:15:55
Dave Gandy joined the show to talk about the history of Font Awesome, what’s to come in Font Awesome 5 and their Kickstarter to fund Font Awesome 5 Pro, and how everything they’re doing is funneling back into the forever free and open source — Font Awesome Free.
Nov 04, 2016
99 Practical Bottles of OOP
1:26:51
Sandi Metz joined the show to talk about her beginnings on a mainframe, her 30+ years of programming experience, the ins and outs of OOP, her book Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby (aka POODR), as well as her latest book 99 Bottles of OOP which she co-authored with Katrina Owen. We also covered a few listener submitted questions at the end.
Oct 28, 2016
.NET Core and Microsoft's Shift to Open Source
1:05:46
Bertrand Le Roy joined the show to talk about all things .NET Core, their recent 1.0 release, where it’s going, the open source around it, and Microsoft’s shift towards more open source.
Oct 21, 2016
Homebrew and package management
1:23:56
Mike McQuaid joined us to catch us up on the latest in Homebrew and the recent 1.0.0 release. We talked about no more /usr/local — Homebrew moves to /usr/local/Homebrew to keep /usr/local cleaner, auto-updates, the growth of the Homebrew community and how it has grown to almost 6000 unique contributors, and more.
Oct 07, 2016
Ethereum and Cryptocurrency
1:24:47
Gavin Wood joined the show to talk about Ethereum, Cryptocurrency, The DAO, Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), what could you build with Ethereum, and the future of digital currency. Gavin Wood is Founder of Ethereum, creator of the Solidity contract language, and Founder of Ethcore — the company that created Parity, an open source Ethereum client.
Sep 30, 2016
How We Got Here
1:20:42
Cory is a science fiction author, activist, journalist, co-editor of Boing Boing and the author of many books. We talked to Cory about open source, the open web, internet freedom, his involvement with the EFF, where he began his career, the details he’ll be covering in his keynote at OSCON, and his thoughts on open source today and where developers should be focusing their efforts.
Sep 23, 2016
GitLab's Master Plan
1:30:45
Sid Sijbrandij, CEO of GitLab, joined the show to talk about their recent unveiling of the GitLab Master Plan, $20 Million secured in a Series B funding round, their idea of Conversational Development in this “post Agile world”, and their focus on the enterprise and on-premise Git hosting as the business model to sustain and build GitLab into something ‘modern software teams’ can rely upon.”
Sep 16, 2016
TensorFlow and Deep Learning
1:05:08
Eli Bixby, Developer Programs Engineer at Google, joined the show to talk to talk about TensorFlow, machine learning and deep learning, why Google open sourced it, and more.
Sep 09, 2016
Elm and Functional Programming
1:27:51
Evan Czaplicki, creator of Elm, and Richard Feldman of NoRedInk joined the show to talk deeper about Elm, the pains of CSS it solves, scaling the Elm architecture, reusable components, and more.
Sep 02, 2016
Sourcegraph the 'Google for Code'
1:30:06
Beyang Liu, the CTO and co-founder of Sourcegraph, joined the show to talk about the backstory of Sourcegraph, how it works, how they’re aiming to be the ‘Google for Code’, ideas around offline support for code search, how it’s licensed, and their new software license called Fair Source.
Aug 26, 2016
GitHub's Electron
1:24:30
Zeke Sikelianos joined the show to talk about GitHub’s Electron project and the future of web folks making cross platform desktop apps. We talked about the web revolution around native vs web app, where Electron is heading, who’s using it, and how cool it is to enable folks like Guillermo Rauch to build HyperTerm.
Aug 19, 2016
Best Practices Badge from Core Infrastructure Initiative
1:08:29
David A. Wheeler, from Core Infrastructure Initiative, joined the show to talk about the CII Best Practices Badge program.
Aug 12, 2016
Libscore, Velocity.js, Hacking
57:46
Julian Shapiro, startup founder and developer, joined the show to talk about his story of entrepreneurship, open source, growth hacking, and more. Julian’s story is a story you don’t want to miss — plus he shares actionable advice on growing and marketing an open source project.
Aug 06, 2016
ZEIT, HyperTerm, now
1:40:35
Guillermo Rauch joined the show to talk with Adam about how he got into programming, how that lead him to what he’s doing now at ZEIT, the design of HyperTerm, and now.
Jul 30, 2016
SiteSpeed.io and Performance
1:10:48
Peter Hedenskog joined the show to talk about SiteSpeed.io and web performance. We covered where it came from, where it’s going, and more importantly, simple ways you can focus on your web performance.
Jul 23, 2016
Open Source at Facebook
1:19:30
James Pearce, Head of Open Source at Facebook, joined the show to talk about that very subject — open source at Facebook, his path to software development, why he’s the person to lead open source at Facebook, their view on open source, their culture of open source, how they choose what to open source, and more importantly — how they focus on, support, and nurture the community.
Jul 15, 2016
ngrok and Go
1:13:51
Alan Shreve, creator of the beloved ngrok, joined the show to talk about ngrok — what it is, why it exists, why he wrote it in Go, and ultimately why 1.0 is open source but 2.0 is not.
Jul 09, 2016
GitHub and Google on Public Datasets & Google BigQuery
1:24:15
Arfon Smith from GitHub, and Felipe Hoffa & Will Curran from Google joined the show to talk about BigQuery — the big picture behind Google Cloud’s push to host public datasets, the collaboration between the two companies to expand GitHub’s public dataset, adding query capabilities that have never been possible before, example queries, and more!
Jun 29, 2016
Ecto 2 and Phoenix Presence
1:37:42
José Valim and Chris McCord joined the show to talk all about how they’re advancing the “state of the art” in the Elixir community with their release of Ecto 2.0 and Phoenix 1.2. We also share our journey with Elixir at The Changelog, find out what makes Phoenix’s new Presence feature so special, and even find time for Chris to field a few of our support requests.
Jun 22, 2016
Ubuntu Everywhere
1:20:48
Dustin Kirkland joined the show to talk about Ubuntu — the most widely used flavor of Linux. We talked about the rise of Ubuntu, Ubuntu being everywhere, their collaboration with Microsoft to bring Bash to Windows, and what we can expect from the future of this Linux distro.
Jun 18, 2016
The advantages of being a blind programmer
1:09:50
Parham Doustdar is a blind programmer and joined the show to talk about the advantages he has being a blind programmer, the tools he uses, why he had to quit school, and carving your own path. Note: We couldn’t stop using visual words when talking with Parham — even he couldn’t help himself. So you’ll get to hear us all laugh at ourselves near the end.
Jun 11, 2016
A protocol for dying
1:56:37
Since airing this show, Pieter passed away due to his battle with a metastasis of bile duct cancer in both lungs. But rather than listen to this show with sadness, listen with a happy heart and let’s celebrate Pieter’s life, and what he has accomplished. Thank you Pieter from the bottom of our hearts for your time on this show and for all that you are. You are loved by us my friend. This show will forever be a very special show for us. Pieter Hintjens is the creator of ZeroMQ and The Collective Code Construction Contract (C4), a writer of many books and protocols, as well as a developer with decades of building software and communities – he’s someone who’s given so much, and continues to give - even up until the time he is planning for his death.
Jun 04, 2016
IPFS (InterPlanetary File System)
1:13:37
Juan Benet joined the show to talk about IPFS (InterPlanetary File System), a peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol to make the web faster, safer, and more open — addressed by content and identities. We talked about what it is, how it works, how it can be used, and how it just might save the future of the web.
May 21, 2016
Jewelbots and Getting Kids Coding
1:04:20
Sara Chipps, the creator of Jewelbots, and George Stocker, the VP of Engineering at Jewelbots joined the show to talk about connected wearables for kids, keeping UX simple, building a business on open source, and influencing young girls through the possibilities of coding.
May 14, 2016
23 years of Ruby
1:22:53
Big show! Matz, creator of the Ruby programming language, joined the show to discuss where he began as a programmer, the origins of Ruby, its history and future, Ruby 3.0, concurrency and parallelism, Streem, Erlang, Elixir, and more.
May 07, 2016
Why SQLite succeeded as a database
1:19:20
This episode is part of our remastered greatest hits collection and features Richard Hipp, the creator of SQLite, talking with us about its history, where it came from, why it has succeeded as a database, how it’s development is sustainably funded, and the how and why of it being the most widely deployed database engine in the world.
Apr 30, 2016
JavaScript and Robots
1:29:40
Raquel Vélez, aka Rockbot, joined the show to talk about where she came from, how she got into programming with JavaScript, her passion for robots and mechanical engineering, the culture of npm, and more.
Apr 19, 2016
Your Huginn Agents Are Standing By
1:15:24
Andrew Cantino joined the show to talk with Jerod about Huginn, a system for building agents that perform automated tasks for you online. They can read the web, watch for events, and take actions on your behalf. Think of it as a hackable Yahoo! Pipes plus IFTTT on your own server.
Apr 15, 2016
Haskell Programming
1:41:44
Chris Allen and Julie Moronuki joined the show to talk about Haskell, their book “Haskell Programming”, learning to program, their book writing process, and more.
Mar 26, 2016
The future of WordPress and Calypso
1:35:19
Matt Mullenweg, the creator of WordPress and the CEO of Automattic, joined the show to talk about the past, present, and future of WordPress. We talked about the role of JavaScript for WordPress, their new REST API, Calypso, and more.
Mar 04, 2016
TiddlyWiki
1:24:13
Jeremy Ruston joined the show to talk about TiddlyWiki — a unique non-linear notebook for capturing, organizing, and sharing complex information. It’s written in JavaScript and sports a custom fake DOM. We talked to Jeremy about his nearly 40 year career in programming, Hackability as a human right, Tiddlers — the atomic unit of data in TiddlyWiki and so much more.
Feb 27, 2016
freeCodeCamp
1:31:53
Quincy Larson is the creator of an open source community called freeCodeCamp. We talked with Quincy about “the secret to getting good at coding”, their curriculum that spans a solid year (totaling 2,080 hours) of deliberate coding practice, plans for financial sustainability of the project, and the people behind it on the leading/teaching side and the camper side.
Feb 12, 2016
Elixir and the Future of Phoenix
1:35:05
José Valim joined the show to talk about Elixir. We learned about the early days of José’s start as a programmer. José took us back to the beginning of Elixir and shared why Erlang got him so excited, we broke down features of the language, we talked about functional programming, concurrency, developing for multi-core systems, we talked about the Elixir community, the future of Phoenix, Ecto, and more.
Feb 09, 2016
Funding open source
1:48:51
Nadia Eghbal joined the show to discuss a HUGE topic that’s near and dear to our heart – funding open source! We discussed what it takes to fund open source software development, Nadia’s current investigative journalism efforts around funding open source (funded by the Ford Foundation), venture-backed open source projects, what it means for an open source project to be in good shape, some potential solutions to provide better long-term support for open source, and we tried to determine how much the open source of the world might be worth.
Jan 30, 2016
Crystal: Fast as C, Slick as Ruby
58:34
Ary Borenszweig and Juan Wajnerman, the folks behind Crystal, joined the show to talk about the goals of the language, how it’s the best of both worlds between Ruby and C, why if it’s so close to and inspired by Ruby why not just give their time/effort to Ruby instead, the new compiler, and we also discussed what’s left before Crystal can go 1.0.
Jan 29, 2016
Elm and Functional Programming
1:32:14
Richard Feldman from NoRedInk joined the show to talk about Elm and Functional Programming. Elm labeled itself “the best of functional programming in your browser” and boasts “no runtime exceptions.” We talked about the language, whether or not it’s really faster than React, JavaScript fatigue, and the best ways to get started with Elm.
Jan 16, 2016
ZeroDB
1:21:21
MacLane Wilkison and Michael Egorov, the creators of ZeroDB, joined the show to talk about ZeroDB — an end-to-end encrypted database (protocol), why it’s open source, how it’s different than other encryption techniques, performance for running encrypted queries, and an interesting topic called Proxy re-encryption.
Jan 08, 2016
JSON API and API Design
1:38:01
Yehuda Katz joined the show to talk about JSON.API — where the spec came from, who’s involved, compliance, API design, the future, and more. We also finally got Yehuda on the show alone, so we were able to talk with him about his origins, how he got started as a programmer, and his thoughts on struggle vs aptitude.
Jan 01, 2016
DOUBLEHEADER — 24 Pull Requests and Libraries.io + Flynn
1:38:40
We have a special doubleheader holiday show for you. Andrew Nesbitt joined the show to talk about 24 Pull Requests and Libraries.io, and Jonathan Rudenberg is back to catch us up on Flynn.
Dec 25, 2015
Redux, React, and Functional JavaScript
1:33:57
Dan Abramov, creator of Redux, joined the show to talk about his path to becoming a programmer, his introduction to open source, React, JavaScript, functional programming in JavaScript, his thoughts on looking outside of your bubble to other ecosystems and borrowing/sharing what you can.
Dec 18, 2015
Building the Ultimate Hacking Keyboard
1:41:08
László Monda (aka Lotsy) joined the show to talk about a keyboard for hackers — the Ultimate Hacking Keyboard. We discussed the features, the hardware design, the open source that powers it, and more.
Dec 11, 2015
Kong, APIs, Microservices
1:27:10
Ahmad Nassri from Mashape joined the show to talk about Kong, an open-source management layer for APIs and Microservices.
Dec 05, 2015
Discussing Vue.js and Personal Projects
1:22:10
Evan You joined the show to talk about Vue.js - his library for building web interfaces. We discussed what Vue.js offers, what makes it different, why developers should trust this project even if it’s “just a personal project” that’s not backed by an enterprise or a large team.
Nov 28, 2015
The Offline First Revolution and Speech Recognition
1:28:01
Tal Ater joined the show to talk about the offline first revolution, the use of service workers, how UpUp is helping on that front, speech recognition, and annyang.
Nov 21, 2015
Metabase and Open Source Business Intelligence
1:17:43
Sameer Al-Sakran and Tom Robinson from Metabase joined the show to discuss Metabase - their open source tool that’s laying the foundation of their goals for open source business intelligence.
Nov 14, 2015
RethinkDB, Databases, the Realtime Web
1:21:53
Slava Akhmechet joined the show again to catch us up on RethinkDB and the awesome progress they’ve made to power the realtime web. We talked about innovation in databases, compared and contrasted to pub/sub, Pusher, NoSQL, and even The Next Big Thing™ in databases.
Nov 07, 2015
Otto, Vagrant, Automation
1:25:20
Mitchell Hashimoto joined the show to talk about HashiCorp’s new tool - Otto, how it compares to and compliments Vagrant, Automation, and we even talked to Mitchell about his history with software development in the beginning of the show.
Nov 04, 2015
Caddy HTTP/2 Web Server
1:16:02
Matt Holt and Sebastian Erhart joined the show to talk about Caddy the HTTP/2 web server written in Go. It’s time to serve the web like it’s 2015!
Oct 31, 2015
OAuth 2.0, Oz, Node.js, Hapi.js
1:49:50
Eran Hammer joined the show to talk about updates to Hapi.js, Node.js, OAuth, and deep discussions about Oz – Eran’s replacement for OAuth 2.0.
Oct 20, 2015
Cylon.js, Gobot, Artoo, IoT
1:33:18
Ron Evans, ringleader of The Hybrid Group and creator of a fleet of open source robot libraries, joined the show to talk about open source and robotics, Cylon.js, Gobot, Artoo, teaching, KidsRuby, his programming hero, and more.
Oct 10, 2015
CROSSOVER — CodeNewbie and Community
1:28:18
Saron Yitbarek, creator of CodeNewbie and the CodeNewbie podcast, joined the show to talk about helping more people discover software development, embarrassing moments, lessons learned along the way, and more.
Oct 03, 2015
OSCON and Open Source
1:20:40
Rachel Roumeliotis, the Strategic Content Director at O’Reilly Media, joined the show to talk about the history of OSCON, what you can expect from this year’s conference and the importance of open source software.
Sep 25, 2015
Metasploit, InfoSec, Open Source
1:34:54
Trevor Rosen and James “Egypt” Lee joined the show to talk about Metasploit, a collaboration of the open source community and Rapid7 – its penetration testing software that helps you verify vulnerabilities and manage security assessments.
Sep 22, 2015
CROSSOVER — Turing-Incomplete
1:34:42
The entire crew behind Turing-Incomplete podcast joined the show to talk about the history and focus of their show, the ins and outs of technical podcasting, software industry trends, and more.
Sep 11, 2015
GitUp and the UX of Git
1:57:00
Pierre-Olivier Latour joined the show to talk about his history as a software developer - everything from creating Quartz Composer, working at Apple, to his new project GitUp and the user experience of Git.
Sep 05, 2015
Clojure, ClojureScript, and Living Clojure
1:09:09
Carin Meier joined the show to talk about Clojure, ClojureScript, her book Living Clojure, all the fun things she loves about math, physics, and creating a programming language.
Aug 29, 2015
BoltDB, InfluxDB, Key-Value Databases
56:18
Ben Johnson joined the show to talk about BoltDB, InfluxDB, and several other key-value store databases out there and why he’s so passionate about developing open source software.
Aug 22, 2015
Middleman and Static Site Generators
1:12:54
Thomas Reynolds, the creator of Middleman, joined the show to talk about the history of static site generators, how he got into open-source, his love for Go, and what’s to come in Middleman v4.
Aug 15, 2015
Prometheus and service monitoring
1:10:01
Julius Volz from SoundCloud joined the show to talk about Prometheus, an open-source service monitoring system written in Go.
Aug 07, 2015
Mesos and Mesosphere DCOS
58:43
Tobi Knaup, co-founder & CTO of Mesosphere joined the show to talk about the datacenter operating system, and all the open source around it.
Jul 31, 2015
JavaScript in the Wild at NEJS Conf
1:08:50
Jerod Santo took off his host hat this show and joined Zach Leatherman, and Nick Nisi, his co-organizers of NEJS Conf to talk about JavaScript in the wild in Omaha, Nebraska.
Jul 25, 2015
Betting the company on Elixir and Ember
1:04:28
Brian Cardarella joined the show to talk about the bet he’s placed on Elixir and Ember to be the focus of his company.
Jul 18, 2015
Semantic UI Returns
1:17:25
Jack Lukic is back again to talk about what’s new with Semantic UI, the progress he, 104 contributors, and hundreds of translators have made towards a front-end standard only rivaled by Twitter’s Bootstrap numbers. We discuss the why and the how of him dedicating everything he has to Semantic UI and the potential it brings.
Jul 11, 2015
Go in the Modern Enterprise and Go Kit
1:20:30
Peter Bourgon joined the show to talk about building microservices using Go in the modern enterprise and his microservices toolkit Go kit.
Jul 04, 2015
Octopress 3.0
1:19:22
Brandon Mathis joined the show to tell us all about the much anticipated 3.0 release of Octopress - his Jekyll-based blogging framework for hackers. Octopress 3.0 is a complete rewrite and has been in the works for quite a while. We find out why Brandon decided to go for The Big Rewrite and what’s been taking so long (hint: it’s not because the dude’s been slackin’).
Jun 26, 2015
The HTTP/2 Spec
1:18:23
Ilya Grigorik is back again — this time we’re talking about his true passion, internet plumbing, web performance, and the HTTP/2 spec. We cover everything around HTTP/2, the spec, HTTP/1 history, SPDY, binary framing layer, the semantics of HTTP/2, pipelining, multiplexing, header compression (HPACK), server push, TLS, “time to glass”, upgrading, adoption, support, and more.
Jun 19, 2015
Ampersand.js, SPAs, WebRTC
1:15:08
Henrik Joreteg joined the show to talk about Single Page Apps (SPAs), Ampersand.js, WebRTC, JavaScript coding styles, and more.
Jun 13, 2015
Sustaining Open Source Software
1:11:41
Mike Perham joined the show to talk about sustaining open source software, living a healthy life, how to treat one another, and more.
Jun 05, 2015
Building Bridges
1:11:56
Sarah Allen, cofounder of RailsBridge and Bridge Foundry, joined the show to talk about the incredible ability to make something with software, leading and teaching a community, teaching programming to kids, programming is a life skill, and more.
May 29, 2015
Modern WordPress using Bedrock and Sage
1:14:14
Ben Word and Scott Walkinshaw joined the show to talk about a more modern WordPress stack, Bedrock and Sage, dependency management, WordPress deployment, smarter development setup with tools like Ansible and Vagrant, and more. If you’re someone who wants to use WordPress in more modern ways, this show is for you.
May 22, 2015
GopherCon 2015
43:31
Brian Ketelsen and Erik St. Martin, the organizers of GopherCon, joined the show to talk about what it takes to create and run a conference like GopherCon, the size of the event, the speaking track, after-parties, hack day, workshops, and more. We also covered their focus on diversity with their Diversity Scholarship Support Fund that anyone can support, even those who don’t plan to attend, as well as their child care options to ensure even those with children have the opportunity to attend.
May 19, 2015
The Future of Node.js
1:22:31
Scott Hammond, the CEO of Joyent, joined the show to talk about the history of Node, Joyent’s interest in Node, how they’ve handled the stewardship of Node over the years, their support of io.js joining Node Foundation, the convergence of the code bases for a stronger more inclusive Node community. At the tail end of the show, just when you think it’s over, keep listening because we got Scott back on the call to discuss the news that came this week of the io.js TC voting to join Node Foundation.
May 16, 2015
All Things Ruby with 2015's Ruby Heroes
1:12:28
Our guests this week are 2015’s RUBY HEROES! Big show today, lots of great Ruby talk with these heroes, great insights from this past year of Ruby, and more.
May 16, 2015
17 Years of curl
1:05:20
Daniel Stenberg joined the show to talk about curl and libcurl and how he has spent at least 2 hours every day for the past 17 years working on and maintaining curl. That’s over 13k hours! We covered the origins of curl, how he chooses projects to work on, why he has remained so dedicated to curl all these years, the various version control systems curl has used, licensing, and more.
May 01, 2015
BONUS — Magic cURL Feature
02:20
This is a bonus clip from the after call with Daniel Stenberg for episode #153. Daniel shared the details of a “magic feature” in cURL that’s been there for over 6 years. It’s a feature he feels most people don’t know exists.
Apr 30, 2015
TypeScript and Open Source at Microsoft
1:22:32
Anders Hejlsberg and Jonathan Turner from the TypeScript team at Microsoft joined the show to talk about TypeScript, a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript from Microsoft. We cover Microsoft’s acceptance and support of open source, why they open sourced TypeScript, the language design, adoption, how to get started, and the future of the language.
Apr 24, 2015
The Rust Programming Language
1:22:26
Steve Klabnik and Yehuda Katz joined the show to talk about the Rust Programming Language, a systems programming language from Mozilla Research. We covered memory safety without garbage collection, security, the Rust 1.0 Beta, getting started with Rust, and we even hypothesize about the future of the Rust.
Apr 11, 2015
Internet Connected Things Using Spark
1:15:39
Zach Supalla joined the show to talk about Spark - a complete, open source, full stack solution for creating amazing internet connected things. We talk about making connected hardware easier, using Kickstarter to fund hardware projects, and Amazon’s new Dash Button. Zach also gave us a crash course on how to get started with making your own hardware.
Apr 04, 2015
React, React Native, Flux, Relay, GraphQL
1:00:19
Christopher “vjeux” Chedeau and Spencer Ahrens joined the show to talk about React, React Native, Flux, Relay, and GraphQL. They also announce on this show that React Native is now open source on GitHub.
Mar 27, 2015
The State of Go in 2015
1:23:37
Andrew Gerrand joined the show to talk about the state of Go in 2015, how Go compares to other concurrent languages, why people choose Go over other languages, the C to Go toolchain conversion, and what’s coming in version 1.5 and 1.6 of Go.
Mar 25, 2015
Elixir and Phoenix
1:06:47
Chris McCord joined the show to take us on a deep dive into the Phoenix web framework and Elixir. We covered the similarities between Ruby and Erlang, getting started with Elixir, and deploying Phoenix. He also shared his plans for the 1.0 release and the future of Phoenix.
Mar 20, 2015
Mind the Gender Parity Gap
1:04:06
Sarah Mei joined the show to talk through a recent article she authored titled “Mind the Gap” and why we’re missing our best chance for gender parity. We discussed our innate subconscious assumptions and prejudices towards one another, how we alienate women from the developer communities, and what we can do to step across this gap and make a conscious effort to combat those assumptions.
Mar 13, 2015
10+ Years of Rails
1:48:42
David Heinemeier Hansson, aka DHH joined the show to talk through the past, present, and future of Ruby on Rails — the most beloved web application framework in the Ruby community.
Mar 06, 2015
GitHub Archive and Changelog Nightly
54:57
Ilya Grigorik joined the show to talk about GitHub Archive, logging and archiving GitHub’s public event data, and how he uses Google BigQuery to make querying that data accessible to everyone.
Feb 27, 2015
Front-end Developer Interview Questions
57:53
Darcy Clarke joined the show to talk about his repo on the HTML5 Boilerplate org on GitHub “Front-end Developer Interview Questions”. We discussed why the repo has been so successful, the challenges of translating a text document into multiple languages, managing contributions, the art of interviewing, how the expectations of front-end developers have evolved over time, and how to stay relevant in our fast moving industry.
Feb 21, 2015
Laravel PHP Framework
54:05
Taylor Otwell, the creator of the Laravel PHP framework, joined the show for a deep dive into Laravel, why he doesn’t release without good documentation, building apps to test your own framework, writing an API for Lavarel Forge, and more.
Feb 13, 2015
Going Fulltime on The Changelog
27:12
BIG news! This is the episode where we discuss Adam going fulltime on The Changelog.
Feb 11, 2015
Aurelia, Durandal, Leaving AngularJS
1:11:46
Rob Eisenberg joined the show to talk about why he left the AngularJS team, how the community responded, the allure of working for Google and getting paid to work on open source full time, why someone might choose Aurelia over other frameworks, and more.
Feb 06, 2015
The Rise of io.js
1:02:52
Mikeal Rogers joined the show to talk about io.js, a friendly fork of Node.js with an open governance model. We discussed why the io.js fork exists, why they choose open governance, the roadmap and future of io.js, supporting ES6, burnout while working in open source, and the steps you can take to get involved with the future of io.js and Node.js.
Jan 30, 2015
rkt, App Container Spec, CoreOS
1:00:05
Alex Polvi, CEO of CoreOS, joined the show to talk about their new open source product rkt, their App Container Spec, and CoreOS - the container only server OS focused on securing the internet.
Jan 23, 2015
Better GitHub Issues with HuBoard
1:05:42
Adam and Jerod talk with Ryan built about HuBoard - a project management solution for teams and organizations using GitHub. He gives us an inside look at how he created HuBoard, how he made the transition from free service to paid users, the technical challenges of getting set up to handle enterprise, and more.
Jan 16, 2015
Phusion Passenger (aka Ruby Raptor)
1:01:23
Adam and Jerod talk with Hong Lai, one of the co-founders of Phusion. His company recently got a lot of attention for their upcoming version of Phusion Passenger, which they decided to call Ruby Raptor in a clever marketing play to get people excited about Passenger again. It worked, and we invited Hongli on the show to talk about Passenger/Ruby Raptor, the challenges of marketing open source, and how to get the internet excited about your next version.
Jan 08, 2015
End of Year 2014
1:00:03
Adam and Jerod close out the year and give thanks to everyone who helps support The Changelog – community members, listeners, readers, sponsors, as well as our various partners. We also discuss top topics from 2014, Changelog Weekly and how we use Trello as a CMS, contributing to the topics we cover through our Ping repo on GitHub, and what’s to come in 2015.
Dec 20, 2014
Open Sourcing .NET Core
57:42
Adam and Jerod talk with the members of the .NET Core team at Microsoft about Microsoft’s motivation for open sourcing the base class libraries of .NET, open source vs source open, the true goal of open sourcing .NET Core, and this new Microsoft we’ve been seeing.
Dec 10, 2014
All things Perl
58:48
Adam and Jerod talk with Curtis “Ovid” Poe about how he got started with Perl, what Perl is really good at, why he doesn’t expect everyone to love Perl, why Perl doesn’t get no respect, the difference between Perl 5 and Perl 6, and why the Perl community doesn’t like marketing.
Dec 03, 2014
Buckets CMS on Node.js
58:53
Adam and Jerod talk with David Kaneda about Buckets (a simple, open source CMS built on Node.js), how he’s building Buckets, what competing with Wordpress and Drupal is like, the process of working with people on Assembly, and more.
Nov 28, 2014
The Road to Ember 2.0
1:08:02
Adam and Jerod talk with Tom Dale and Yehuda Katz about the road to Ember 2.0 and the complete front-end stack it is today.
Nov 18, 2014
Inspeqtor and OSS Products
1:05:20
Adam and Jerod talk with Mike Perham about his new project Inspeqtor and his approach to better application infrastructure monitoring.
Nov 11, 2014
The PHP Language Specification
1:02:24
Adam and Jerod talk with Sara Golemon about her work at Facebook, The PHP Language Specification, and making PHP awesome.
Nov 11, 2014
Lineman.js and JavaScript apps
1:00:38
Adam and Jerod talk with Justin Searls about Lineman.js, building for the web with JavaScript, and his abstract “The Social Coding Contract.”
Aug 28, 2014
Keep a CHANGELOG
1:05:50
Adam and Jerod talk with Olivier Lacan about keeping a CHANGELOG and his passion for keeping a human facing, readable history, for software projects.
Aug 08, 2014
Xiki and Reimagining the Shell
1:12:49
Adam and Jerod talk with Craig Muth about his project Xiki, the current Kickstarter he has to raise funds so he can work on it full time, and reimagining the shell.
Jul 16, 2014
Blogging for Hackers
1:13:35
Parker Moore joined the show to talk with Adam about blogging for hackers with Jekyll and GitHub Pages.
Jul 16, 2014
Tedit, JS-Git, Jack
1:04:35
Adam and Jerod talk with Tim Caswell about getting started in open source, exploring new frontiers, and his latest project Tedit – a development platform that makes programming JavaScript easy and more accessible.
Jul 16, 2014
Gittip and Open Companies
1:14:34
Adam and Jerod talk with Chad Whitacre the Founder of Gittip to talk about what’s new this year for Gittip and the directions they are taking things.
May 29, 2014
Rails Girls Summer of Code and Travis Foundation
1:13:10
Adam and Jerod talk to Anika Lindtner and Floor Drees about Rails Girls Summer of Code, Travis Foundation, fundraising, supporting open source through grants, and ways the community is showing their support of diversity in tech.
May 20, 2014
Google's Dart Programming Language
56:35
Adam and Andrew talk with Lars Bak and Seth Ladd from Google about Dart, a new language and platform started by Google for scalable web app engineering.
May 08, 2014
Ruby Tooling, chruby, ruby-install, Security
1:11:20
Adam and Andrew talked to Postmodern about his open source projects chruby, ruby-install, chgems, ronin, and more.
May 02, 2014
MEAN.js & Full-Stack JavaScript
48:08
Andrew talks with the fellas behind MEAN.js, Amos Haviv and Roie Cohen. MEAN.js is a full-stack JavaScript solution using MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, and Node.
Apr 25, 2014
The Sass Way and Open Publishing
1:12:46
Adam and John talk about Sass, The Sass Way, Middleman, and open publishing on GitHub.
Apr 18, 2014
Go, Martini, Gophercasts
1:10:59
Jeremy Saenz joined the show to talk about Go, Martini, Gophercasts, and more.
Apr 16, 2014
Node Black Friday at Walmart
1:04:45
Eran Hammer joined the show to talk about Node.js and Black Friday at Walmart.
Jan 11, 2014
Flynn Updates
42:40
Andrew talks with Jonathan Rudenberg and Jeff Lindsay about their hard work and updates on Flynn, their open source PaaS.
Dec 20, 2013
RethinkDB
53:56
Slava Akhmechet, co-founder and CEO of RethinkDB, joined the show to talk with Andrew about RethinkDB - the open-source database for the realtime web.
Dec 11, 2013
Keep npm Running
57:30
Isaac Schlueter and Charlie Robbins joined the show to talk about the “crashyness” of npm recently and the community fundraiser they are starting to ask the community to support npm and to keep it running. Isaac is the creator of npm and a maintainer of Node.js. Charlie is the co-founder and CEO of Nodejitsu.
Nov 26, 2013
ZURB Foundation 5 and Front-End Frameworks
1:05:31
Adam and Andrew talk with Jonathan Smiley and Mark Hayes from ZURB about Foundation 5, front-end frameworks, and Ink — their new email framework project.
Nov 16, 2013
Hoodie, noBackend, Offline-First
53:28
Andrew and Adam talk with Caolan McMahon from Hoodie to talk about very fast web development where you can build complete web apps in days, without having to worry about backends, databases or servers (with Hoodie). We discuss noBackend and the idea behind offline first.
Nov 09, 2013
Capistrano and Burnout
1:01:30
Adam and Andrew talk with Lee Hambley about some serious subjects such as Capistrano 3.0/2.0, open source burnout, various conversations around deploying, Ruby, respect, handing over the reigns and more. If you hack on open source or run an open source project, you should listen to this episode.
Oct 30, 2013
Open Karma and Design Love for OSS
50:15
Adam and Andrew talk with Justine Arreche a Designer at Travis CI and Sebastian Gräßl a Freelance Developer. Together, they’re the creators of Open Karma, a tool to help bridge the gap between developers and designers in open source (they’re bringing some design love to OSS).
Oct 26, 2013
Exercism.io and Crowd-Sourced Code Reviews
56:09
Adam and Jerod talk with Katrina Owen about Exercism.io - an open source platform for crowd-sourced code reviews on daily practice problems. Practice problems are available in Ruby, Elixir, JavaScript, Python, Haskell, and Clojure, and other languages are in the pipeline.
Oct 16, 2013
Balanced Payments and Open Sourcing Everything
47:53
Andrew and Adam talk with Marshall Jones from Balanced Payments about all they do in open source, and how they approach being an open company that desires to release as much software as they can as open source.
Oct 09, 2013
Semantic UI
41:42
Andrew and Adam talk with Jack Lukic about Semantic UI.
Oct 05, 2013
Ghost Blogging Platform
56:32
Andrew and Adam talk with John O’Nolan about his open source blogging platform Ghost written in JavaScript (Node.js), and how he and his team are working hard to create this beautifully designed platform dedicated to one thing: Publishing.
Sep 26, 2013
Kickstarting Espruino
49:59
Andrew and Jerod talk with Gordon Williams about his hardware/software open source project called Espruino that’s currently raising funds on Kickstarter. Espruino is the world’s first JavaScript microcontroller for beginners or experts, now open source.
Sep 20, 2013
GitLab and Open Source
1:03:48
Andrew and Adam talk with Sytse Sijbrandij, one of the Co-founders of GitLab, about building GitLab, sustaining open source, community management, and ways to handle a “road map” for your product or project.
Sep 13, 2013
RVM and Ruby Version Managment
53:32
Adam Stacoviak and Jerod Santo talk with Michal Papis about the history and future of RVM, the plan for RVM 2.0, the complexities of managing your Ruby version, Ruby 2.0 and more.
Sep 06, 2013
npm Origins and Node.js
1:02:33
Andrew and Adam talk with Isaac Schlueter about the origins of npm, building an asynchronous web with Node.js, and how to get paid to open source.
Aug 22, 2013
Go Programming
1:07:14
This episode is part of our remastered greatest hits collection and features Rob Pike and Andrew Gerrand talking about the history and latest updates to the Go programming language.
Aug 14, 2013
Flynn, Tent, Open Source PaaS's
1:00:49
Adam Stacoviak and Andrew Thorp talk with Jeff Lindsay and Jonathan Rudenberg about Flynn, open source, PaaS and more.
Aug 13, 2013
AFNetworking, Helios, iOS Development
51:03
Adam Stacoviak, Andrew Thorp and Kenneth Reitz talk with Mattt Thompson, Mobile Lead at Heroku, about his many contributions to open source.
Aug 06, 2013
API Wrappers and Ruby
50:38
Adam Stacoviak and Andrew Thorp talk with Drew Blas of Chargify about API wrappers, Ruby, open source, and more.
Jul 30, 2013
Ruby off Rails
1:00:20
Adam Stacoviak and guest co-host Tim Smith talk with Jesse Wolgamott about learning Ruby, his course and mentorship Ruby off Rails, and more!
Jul 22, 2013
Civic Hacking and Code for America
1:05:12
Adam Stacoviak and Andrew Thorp talk with Michal Migurski (CTO) and Ezra Spier (Fellow) about civic hacking at Code for America, technical sustainability in government, skill gap for more modern software in government, open city data and more.
Jul 03, 2013
Sass, libsass, Haml
1:08:25
Adam Stacoviak and Andrew Thorp talk with Hampton Catlin about Sass, libsass, Haml, Tritium, Moovweb and more.
Jun 27, 2013
Sass, Bourbon, Product Design
1:15:43
Adam Stacoviak talks with Phil LaPier about Sass, Bourbon, Neat, sustaining open source, product design, and more.
Jun 12, 2013
Sidekiq and Ruby
59:48
Adam Stacoviak and Andrew Thorp talk with Mike Perham about sustaining open source, sidekiq, message processing with Ruby, and more.
Jun 07, 2013
Discover Meteor.js
1:00:30
Adam Stacoviak and Andrew Thorp talk with Sacha Greif about his new book Discover Meteor, Meteor.js, sustaining open source and more.
May 29, 2013
Pair Programming and Ruby
1:05:06
Adam Stacoviak, Andrew Thorp, and Steve Klabnik talk about pair programming, distributed teams, workflows, Ruby and more with Avdi Grimm.
May 22, 2013
Docker and Linux Containers
1:15:38
Adam Stacoviak and Andrew Thorp talk about Docker, linux containers, and dotCloud with Solomon Hykes - Founder & CEO of DotCloud and the creator of Docker.
May 17, 2013
Vagrant and HashiCorp
59:06
Adam Stacoviak and Andrew Thorp talk with Mitchell Hashimoto, the creator of Vagrant and founder of HashiCorp.
May 15, 2013
Sustaining Open Source and Building an Open Company
1:19:51
Adam Stacoviak, Andrew Thorp and Kenneth Reitz talk with Chad Whitacre about sustaining open source through Gittip, building an open company and more.
May 09, 2013
Discourse and Ruby
1:18:04
Adam Stacoviak, Andrew Thorp and Kenneth Reitz talk with Jeff Atwood about Discourse and more.
May 03, 2013
We're Back and We're LIVE!
1:10:14
Adam Stacoviak, Andrew Thorp, Steve Klabnik, Kenneth Reitz and Jerod Santo take the show live for the first time since August 8th, 2012.
Apr 22, 2013
News Roundup
41:42
Andrew and Wynn run down the news from the last month.
Aug 08, 2012
Cloud 9 IDE
35:07
Wynn caught up with Ruben and Matt from Cloud 9 to talk about what’s new with their IDE in the cloud.
Jul 17, 2012
Ruby Motion and MacRuby
43:07
Wynn and Sam caught up with Laurent Sansonetti to talk about MacRuby, RubyMotion, and more.
Jun 26, 2012
Celluloid and Concurrency
39:31
Wynn talked with Tony Arcieri, creator of Celluloid, about concurrency in Ruby and his thoughts on Erlang, Clojure, and design patterns.
May 31, 2012
Luvit and Lua Bindings for libuv
24:31
Wynn caught up with Tim Caswell to talk about Luvit, his new project that provides Lua bindings for libuv.
May 23, 2012
Adhearsion, Telephony, XMPP
40:30
Wynn caught up with Ben Klang and Ben Langfeld of the Adhearsion project to talk about Adhearsion 2.0, the future of telephony apps, XMPP, and more.
Apr 13, 2012
CocoaPods and MacRuby
36:18
Wynn caught up with Eloy Durán, creator of CocoaPods to talk about the project, MacRuby, and his favorite Objective-C libraries.
Apr 05, 2012
Solarized and Linux on the Desktop
1:03:41
Wynn sat down with Ethan Schoonover, creator of Solarized to talk about the science and design behind the wildly popular color scheme as well as his love for Arch Linux.
Mar 30, 2012
.NET, NuGet, Open Source
34:46
Wynn caught up with Phil Haack to talk about NuGet and growing the .NET open source community at GitHub.
Mar 16, 2012
Travis CI, Scaling Apps, Riak
41:24
Wynn caught up with Josh Kalderimis and Mathias Meyer from Travis CI to talk about hosted CI in the sky, scaling apps, and a little Riak.
Mar 06, 2012
The League of Moveable Type
52:42
Adam and Wynn caught up with Micah Rich from The League of Moveable type to talk about open source typography.
Feb 23, 2012
tmux, dotfiles, and Text Mode
37:50
Wynn sat down with Brian Hogan and Josh Clayton to talk about tmux, dotfiles, and the joys of text mode.
Feb 17, 2012
Vagrant and Virtualized Environments
25:32
Wynn caught up with Mitchell Hashimoto from the Vagrant project to talk about virtualized environments, DevOps, and more.
Feb 09, 2012
Spine and Client-Side MVC
23:01
Wynn caught up with Alex MacCaw to talk about Spine, CoffeeScript, writing books, and working at Twitter.
Dec 20, 2011
Foundation and Other Zurb Goodies
34:40
Wynn caught up with Jonathan and Matt from Zurb to talk about Foundation, their HTML5 front end scaffold and many projects from the Zurb playground.
Dec 07, 2011
Spree and Ecommerce in Rails
46:38
Wynn sat down with Sean and Brian from Spree to talk about ecommerce in Rails, SpreeConf, and their recent $1.5M funding round.
Nov 03, 2011
Growl and Open Source in the App Store
44:12
Adam and Wynn caught up with Chris Forsythe, lead of the Growl project to talk about Growl, their App Store launch, and his work on Adium and Perian.
Oct 11, 2011
HTML5 Boilerplate and JavaScript
57:34
Adam and Wynn caught up with Paul Irish of Google’s Chrome developer relations team to talk about HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3, polyfills, and more.
Aug 19, 2011
RVM and BDSM
57:31
Steve and Wynn caught up with Wayne Seguin to talk about his Ruby enVironment Manager and BDSM shell scripting framework projects.
Aug 04, 2011
Code for America
1:00:24
Adam and Wynn caught up with Erik and Max, Fellows at Code for America to talk about civic-focused development and open source.
Jul 26, 2011
Pow, Rails 3.1 Asset Pipeline, CoffeeScript and More
1:02:25
Adam and Wynn caught up with Sam Stephenson from 37Signals to talk about his his many open source projects and developing Basecamp Mobile.
Jul 13, 2011
CDNJS
37:43
Adam and Wynn caught up with the developers behind CDNJS, a community-powered CDN for JavaScript libraries.
Jun 21, 2011
IronJS, F#, and .NET
31:47
Wynn caught up with Fredrik Holmström to talk about IronJS, F#, and open source in .NET.
Jun 02, 2011
Oh My Zsh
50:48
Adam and Kenneth caught up with Robby Russell to talk about his community-driven zsh project.
May 26, 2011
Fog, the Ruby Cloud Services Library
22:02
Wynn sat down with Wesley Beary from Engine Yard to talk about the Fog project and the Cloud, live from Red Dirt Ruby Conf.
May 20, 2011
RubyGems and RubyGems.org
19:41
Wynn sat down with Nick Quaranto at Red Dirt Ruby Conference to talk about Gemcutter, RubyGems.org, and how to get started creating your own Ruby gem.
May 11, 2011
Twisted and Evented Programming in Python
33:39
Kenneth and Wynn caught up with Glyph Lefkowitz from Twisted to talk about the project and evented programming in Python.
May 03, 2011
Amplify.js, jQuery, CoffeeScript
45:03
Wynn caught up with Mike Hostetler and Scott González from AppendTo to talk about Amplify.js, jQuery, CoffeeScript, Microsoft, the web, and open source.
Apr 27, 2011
Vim Round Table
41:56
Wynn sat down with three Vim users and experts to talk about tips and tricks for using and pimping the popular text editor.
Apr 12, 2011
Goliath, Event Machine, SPDY
50:31
Wynn caught up with Ilya Grigorik, Founder and CTO of PostRank to talk about Goliath, async Ruby web development, and Google’s SPDY.
Apr 06, 2011
Erlang, CouchBase, Merging with Membase
45:20
Wynn sat down with Chris Anderson from CouchBase to talk about CouchDB, the merger with Membase, Erlang, and bringing NoSQL to PHPers.
Mar 30, 2011
Formalize and News Roundup "Design Edition"
49:51
Adam and Wynn were joined by Nathan Smith, creator of 960.gs to talk about his new project Formalize and the latest news on The Changelog.
Mar 22, 2011
Serve, RadiantCMS, Design and Prototyping
1:02:29
Adam sat down with Designer/Developer John Long, creator of RadiantCMS about his new project Serve, design, and running a successful open source project.
Mar 16, 2011
MongoDB, NoSQL, Web Scale
35:25
Steve and Wynn sat down with Eliot Horowitz from 10gen to talk about MongoDB, the NoSQL landscape, and the fun of building at Web Scale.
Mar 09, 2011
Ruby, Rails, the Cloud
43:06
Steve and Wynn caught up with Dr. Nic from Engine Yard to talk about the cloud, Jenkins, Ruby, and lowering the barrier of entry for learning Rails on Windows.
Mar 01, 2011
Git, Showoff, XBox Kinect
53:55
Kenneth and Wynn caught up with GitHubber Scott Chacon to talk about Git, distributed version control, and his quest to kill Word as a book authoring tool.
Feb 22, 2011
Jenkins and Continous Integration
39:34
Kenneth and Wynn caught up with Kohsuke Kawaguchi and Andrew Bayer from the Jenkins project to talk about continuous integration, Java, and corporate backing drama.
Feb 08, 2011
Open Government and the Citizen Coder
32:39
Adam and Wynn caught up with Carl Tashian from Open Government to talk about OpenGovernment.org, OpenCongress.org, and the rise of the Citizen Coder.
Feb 01, 2011
YUI 3, Node.js, JSLint, Douglas Crockford Code Reviews
31:37
Adam and Wynn caught up with Adam Moore and Satyen Desai from the YUI team to talk about YUI 3, Node.js, and working with Douglas Crockford.
Jan 25, 2011
Redis In-Memory Data Store
39:58
Wynn caught up with Salvatore Sanfilippo to talk about Redis, the super hot key value store.
Jan 17, 2011
Ruby 1.9, Nokogiri, Tender Lovemaking
34:05
Wynn caught up with Aaron Patterson, aka @tenderlove, to talk about Ruby 1.9, Nokogiri, and muscle cars.
Jan 10, 2011
Hackety Hack and _why
31:53
Steve Klabnik joined the show to talk about learning to program with Hackety Hack and why the lucky stiff.
Jan 05, 2011
Rails 3.1 and SproutCore
56:37
Adam and Wynn caught up with Yehuda Katz to talk about upcoming changes in Rails 3.1, SproutCore, and his growing list of open source projects.
Dec 09, 2010
Building Telephony Apps
45:10
Wynn caught up with Chris Matthieu of Voxeo Labs to talk about Phono, Tropo, Adhearsion, and building telephony apps with open source tools.
Nov 30, 2010
Riak Revisited
37:40
Wynn sat down with Andy Gross and Mark Phillips of Basho and John Nunemaker of Ordered List to talk about Riak, Riak Search, and moving an open source community to GitHub.
Nov 09, 2010
Scripty2, Zepto.js, Vapor.js
50:46
Wynn caught up with Thomas Fuchs to talk about script.aculo.us, Scripty2, Zepto.js and the future of Prototype.
Oct 26, 2010
DevOps and Chef
36:43
Wynn sat down with Corey Donohoe from GitHub and Seth Chisamore from Opscode to talk about DevOps, Chef, agile infrastructure and innovation in the datacenter.
Oct 12, 2010
PubSubHubBub and the Real-Time Web
30:26
Wynn chatted with Julien Genestoux (github/twitter) from Superfeedr about PubSubHubBub, XMPP, Websockets, and the real-time web.
Oct 05, 2010
Django Dash, Python, Ruby
27:21
Kenneth and Wynn caught up with Daniel, Christian, and Matt from Pragmatic Badger to talk about the Django Dash, Python, and Ruby.
Sep 23, 2010
Homebrew and OSX Package Management
32:48
Adam and Wynn caught up with Max Howell, creator of Homebrew to talk about package managment on OSX, beer, and scrobbling.
Sep 14, 2010
Mongrel2 and high performance web sites
38:28
Wynn caught up with Zed Shaw’s non-rockstar alter ego to talk about Mongrel2, high performance web sites, guitar, and software community ponzi schemes.
Sep 08, 2010
Node Knockout
24:02
Micheil and Wynn caught up with Gerad and Visnu from the Node Knockout to talk about the 48 hour Node.js development competition and its entries.
Aug 31, 2010
960.gs and CSS Grid Frameworks
33:57
Adam and Wynn caught up with Nathan Smith from 960 Grid System to talk about web development and CSS grid frameworks.
Aug 19, 2010
The WebSocket protocol
28:43
Wynn and Micheil sat down with Peter Griess from Yahoo Mail, Martyn Loughran from Pusher App, and Guillermo Rauch from Socket.IO to talk about Websockets.
Aug 09, 2010
Sencha Touch
25:05
Wynn caught up with David Kaneda to talk about mobile web app development with Sencha Touch.
Jul 27, 2010
CoffeeScript and JavaScript
38:10
Wynn and special guest host Micheil Smith sat down with Jeremy Ashkenas from DocumentCloud to chat about CoffeeScript, a cool language that compiles to JavaScript.
Jul 23, 2010
Mobile Web Development and jQuery
24:12
Adam and Wynn caught up with John Resig at TXJS and talked about mobile web development with jQuery and TestSwarm, a continuous integration project from Mozilla Labs.
Jun 25, 2010
Padrino Ruby Web Framework
31:57
Adam and Wynn caught up with Arthur Chiu and Nathan Esquenazi from Padrino, the Ruby web framework built on top of Sinatra.
Jun 17, 2010
JSON and JavaScript
14:58
While at TXJS — Adam and Wynn caught up with Douglas Crockford, author of both JavaScript: The Good Parts and the JSON spec, and a global namespace unto himself.
Jun 08, 2010
RaphaëlJS and Running an Open Source Project
32:39
Wynn caught up with Dmitry Baranovskiy to talk about his project RaphaëlJS, running an open source project, and why living in Australia is better than living anywhere else in the world.
May 25, 2010
Tornado, Hip-hop, Three20
39:13
Adam and Wynn caught up with David Recordon and other Facebook developers to talk about their wide range of open source projects including Tornado, Hip-Hop, and Three20 as well as OpenGraph and OAuth 2.0.
May 18, 2010
The Ruby Racer
21:38
Wynn and Gregg Pollack did a special LIVE episode at Red Dirt Ruby Conf where they sat down with Charles Lowell to talk about embedding JavaScript engines in Ruby.
May 11, 2010
Sammy.js and Semantic Versioning
44:29
Adam and Wynn caught up with Aaron Quint, the brains behind Sammy.js, a neat JavaScript framework built on top on jQuery fashioned after Ruby’s Sinatra.
Apr 20, 2010
Tweets from Chirp, Twitter's Developer Conference
19:27
While in San Francisco for Chirp, Wynn caught up with Erik and John from 140Proof, Hayes Davis from CheapTweet, and Christie Koehler from Open Source Bridge about Twitter and open source development.
Apr 20, 2010
Node.js and Server-Side JavaScript
42:58