The Changelog

by Changelog Media

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. We do in-depth interviews with the best and brightest software engineers, hackers, leaders, and innovators. This is a polyglot podcast. All programming languages, platforms, and communities are welcome. Open source moves fast. Keep up.

  

Latest Episodes

319: Keepin' up with Elm

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.

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Posted on 17 October 2018 | 11:00 am


BONUS – Sustain Summit 2018

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!

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Posted on 15 October 2018 | 6:24 pm


318: A call for kindness in open source

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.

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Posted on 10 October 2018 | 5:05 pm


317: #Hacktoberfest isn’t just about a free shirt

#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.

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Posted on 1 October 2018 | 6:10 pm


316: REST easy, GraphQL is here [rebroadcast]

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.

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Posted on 26 September 2018 | 3:40 pm


315: Join the federation?! Mastodon awaits...

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”.

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Posted on 19 September 2018 | 4:50 pm


314: Kubernetes brings all the Cloud Natives to the yard

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.

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  • Hired –  Salary and benefits upfront? Yes please. Our listeners get a double hiring bonus of $600! Or, refer a friend and get a check for $1,337 when they accept a job. On Hired companies send you offers with salary, benefits, and even equity upfront. You are in full control of the process. Learn more at hired.com/changelog.
  • DigitalOcean –  DigitalOcean is simplicity at scale. Whether your business is running one virtual machine or ten thousand, DigitalOcean gets out of your way so your team can build, deploy, and scale faster and more efficiently. New accounts get $100 in credit to use in your first 60 days.
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Posted on 12 September 2018 | 11:00 am


313: The first cloud native programming language

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.

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  • Algolia –  Our search partner. Algolia's full suite search APIs enable teams to develop unique search and discovery experiences across all platforms and devices. We're using Algolia to power our site search here at Changelog.com. Get started for free and learn more at algolia.com.
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Posted on 5 September 2018 | 11:00 am


312: Segment's transition back to a monorepo

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.

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Posted on 29 August 2018 | 11:00 am