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JS Party JS Party #331

Building LLM agents in JS

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2024-07-18T18:30:00Z #javascript +2 🎧 1,916

KBall and returning guest Tejas Kumar dive into the topic of building LLM agents using JavaScript. What they are, how they can be useful (including how Tejas used home-built agents to double his podcasting productivity) & how to get started building and running your own agents, even all on your own device with local models.

Practical AI Practical AI #278

The first real-time voice assistant

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2024-07-18T12:45:00Z #ai +1 🎧 8,224

In the midst of the demos & discussion about OpenAI’s GPT-4o voice assistant, Kyutai swooped in to release the first real-time AI voice assistant model and a pretty slick demo (Moshi). Chris & Daniel discuss what this more open approach to a voice assistant might catalyze. They also discuss recent changes to Gartner’s ranking of GenAI on their hype cycle.

Changelog News Changelog News #103

The six dumbest ideas in computer security

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2024-07-15T19:30:00Z 🎧 14,402

Marcus J. Ranum’s 2005 post on dumb ideas in computer security still holds up, Barry Jones argues why story points are useless, Posting is an HTTP client as a TUI, Varnish ceator Poul-Henning Kamp (phk) reflects on ten years of working on the HTTP cache & es-tookit is a major upgrade to Lodash.

Changelog & Friends Changelog & Friends #52

Last DevRel standing

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2024-07-12T21:00:00Z #career +1
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Shawn “swyx” Wang is back to talk with us about the state of DevRel according to ZIRP (the Zero Interest Rate Phenomenon), the data that backs up the rise and fall of job openings, whether or not DevRel is dead or dying, speculation of the near-term arrival of AGI, AI Engineering as the last job standing, the innovation from Cognition with Devin as well as their mis-steps during Devin’s launch, and what’s to come in the next innovation round of AI.

Changelog Interviews Changelog Interviews #599

It all starts with Postgres

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2024-07-11T16:40:00Z #postgresql +2 🎧 13,788

Paul Copplestone, CEO of Supabase (the meme-lord himself), joins the show to take us on the journey of Supabase leading Postgres for life, and how it all starts with Postgres as the base-layer substrate for the entire Supabase platform. They’re laser focused on the drive ahead, not the rear-view mirror.

Disclosure: Adam and Jerod are angel investors in Supabase.

JS Party JS Party #330

The Ember take on recent hot topics

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2024-07-11T16:00:00Z #javascript +1 🎧 7,719

KBall takes another dive into recent hot topics around reactivity and build systems, this time with three members of the Ember core team. They also talk about some of the reasons why the Ember community has been so long lived, how thinking about upgradeability leads to universality, and how features first built specifically for frameworks make their way into the language specification or universal libraries.

Practical AI Practical AI #277

Vectoring in on Pinecone

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2024-07-10T17:30:00Z #ai +2 🎧 19,423

Daniel & Chris explore the advantages of vector databases with Roie Schwaber-Cohen of Pinecone. Roie starts with a very lucid explanation of why you need a vector database in your machine learning pipeline, and then goes on to discuss Pinecone’s vector database, designed to facilitate efficient storage, retrieval, and management of vector data.

Changelog News Changelog News #102

Programming advice for my younger self

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2024-07-08T19:10:00Z 🎧 15,382

Marcus Buffett writes his younger self programming advice, Swyx asks and answers whether or not DevRel is dead, the Ghost team opens up their ActivityPub server, Pongo is like MongoDB but on Postgres, Jack Kelly is funding Ladybird because he can’t fund Firefox & Hyrum’s Law.

JS Party JS Party #329

A standard library for JavaScript

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2024-07-04T14:00:00Z #javascript +1 🎧 9,389

Philipp Burckhardt, Athan Reines & the team behind stdlib.io believe in a future in which the web is a preferred environment for numerical computation. They’ve been working toward building that future for over a decade. Thanks to listener, Brian Zelip, Jerod sits down with Philipp to learn all about this excellent effort: where it’s been & where it’s headed.

Go Time Go Time #321

Dependencies are dangerous

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2024-07-03T20:00:00Z #go +1 🎧 10,150

Dependencies! We need them, but how do we use them effectively and safely? In this week’s episode Kris is joined by Ian and Johnny to discuss the polyfill.io supply chain attack, the history of dependency management and usage in Go, and the Go Proverb that “a little copying is better than a little dependency”. Of course, we wrap up the episode with some Unpopular Opinions!

Changelog Interviews Changelog Interviews #598

Code review anxiety

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2024-07-03T15:00:00Z #brain-science +2 🎧 14,917

Carol Lee (Clinical Scientist) shares her research on code review anxiety. We dive deep into her recent research paper “Understanding and Effectively Mitigating Code Review Anxiety”. We get into all the nooks and crannies of this topic — common code review myths, strategies for coping, the need for awareness and self-reflection, the value of exposure and practice to build confidence, the importance of team dynamics, respect, empathy, and connection, and more. This show is jam-packed with goodies for everyone…and we even give a nod to the work we did on our podcast Brain Science.

Practical AI Practical AI #276

Stanford's AI Index Report 2024

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2024-07-02T19:45:00Z #ai 🎧 22,831

We’ve had representatives from Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) on the show in the past, but we were super excited to talk through their 2024 AI Index Report after such a crazy year in AI! Nestor from HAI joins us in this episode to talk about some of the main takeaways including how AI makes workers more productive, the US is increasing regulations sharply, and industry continues to dominate frontier AI research.

Changelog Interviews Changelog Interviews #597

MAJOR.SEMVER.PATCH

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2024-06-26T14:30:00Z #tooling +1 🎧 15,743

Predrag Gruevski and Chris Krycho joined the show to talk about SemVer. We explore the challenges and the advantages of semantic versioning (aka SemVer), the need for improving the tooling around SemVer, where semantic versioning really shines and where it’s needed, Types and SemVer, whether or not there’s a better way, and why it’s not as simple as just opting out.

Changelog News Changelog News #100

Please let this be Peak LLM

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2024-06-24T19:15:00Z 🎧 15,889

Søren Fuglede Jørgensen builds a font thats also an LLM, Hugo Landau writes about the demise of the mildly dynamic website, SQL Studio is the simplest little database explorer ever, Mathew Duggan reviews GitHub Copilot Workspace & Stephan Schmidt lays out the case against mocking + what to do instead.

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