The Changelog

Open Source moves fast. Keep up.

#216: GitHub’s Electron with Zeke Sikelianos

This week we caught up with Zeke Sikelianos 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.

RFC #4: Jan Lehnardt – Building Healthy Communities

On today’s show Nadia and Mikeal are joined by Jan Lehnardt to discuss the value of building healthy communities to reduce burden on maintainers and create sustainable projects, how healthy communities help grow a project, and contributor models.

#214: Libscore, Velocity.js, and Hacking with Julian Shapiro

This week we talked with startup founder and developer Julian Shapiro 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.

#211: Open Source at Facebook with James Pearce

This week we’ve got a big show with James Pearce, Head of Open Source at Facebook, to talk about that very subject — open source at Facebook. We talked about 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.

#210: ngrok and Go with Alan Shreve

This week we talked to Alan Shreve, the creator of the beloved ngrok. We talked about; 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.

#209: GitHub and Google on Public Datasets and BigQuery

This week’s show was produced in collaboration with GitHub and Google to announce new updates to GitHub’s public dataset on Google BigQuery. We talked with Arfon Smith (GitHub), Felipe Hoffa (Google), and Will Curran (Google) to make this happen.

Go Time #6: Bill Kennedy on Mechanical Sympathy

A deep dive into the fascinating topic of mechanical sympathy with Bill Kennedy. We talk about that plus CPU caches, how object oriented programming is not oriented to be sympathetic to the hardware, and data-oriented design.