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Jerod Santo

Jerod co-hosts The Changelog, crashes JS Party, and takes out the trash (his old code) once in awhile.

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Changelog News Changelog News #83

Natural Language Programming

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2024-02-26T20:30:00Z 🎧 16,862

GPTScript is a new scripting language to automate your interactions with LLMs, Adam Wiggins conducts a retrospective on Muse, Nikita Prokopov surveyed a bunch of popular websites to see how much JS they loaded on their pages, Pages CMS is a no-hassle CMS for GitHub pages & Jim Nielsen writes about the subversive hyperlink.

Changelog & Friends Changelog & Friends #32

Brewing up something for work

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2024-02-23T17:30:00Z #oss +2 🎧 18,129

Mike McQuaid, maintainer of Homebrew, and now CTO at Workbrew joins us to discuss open tabs, social media spam and distractions, TikTok’s addictive nature, Apple Vision Pro and its potential future, the maintenance of software, the swing back to old school web development, the value of telemetry in open source projects, Mike’s ongoing involvement in Homebrew and what they’re working on at Workbrew, Homebrew’s relationship with Apple, the importance of developer experience, and sooo much more.

Changelog News Changelog News #82

Quantum computing gets a reality check

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2024-02-19T20:40:00Z 🎧 17,767

Ship It is back! IEEE Spectrum writes about quantum computing’s reality check, Maxim Dounin announces freenginx, Nadia Asparouhova goes deep on AI & the “effective accelerationism” movement, Angie Byron helps first time open source contributors avoid common pitfalls & Miroslav Nikolov writes up his advice for high-risk refactoring.

Changelog Interviews Changelog Interviews #578

What exactly is Open Source AI?

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2024-02-16T18:00:00Z #oss +2 🎧 16,517

This week we’re joined by Stefano Maffulli, the Executive Director of the Open Source Initiative (OSI). They are responsible for representing the idea and the definition of open source globally. Stefano shares the challenges they face as a US-based non-profit with a global impact. We discuss the work Stefano and the OSI are doing to define Open Source AI, and why we need an accepted and shared definition. Of course we also talk about the potential impact if a poorly defined Open Source AI emerges from all their efforts.

Note: Stefano was under the weather for this conversation, but powered through because of how important this topic is.

Changelog News Changelog News #81

We can dance if we want to...

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2024-02-12T21:00:00Z 🎧 17,690

Changelog Beats drops a new Dance Party album, Will McGugan’s new Toolong (tl) terminal app, Mitchell Baker is out as Mozilla CEO, Microsoft’s Jordi Adoumie announces sudo for Windows, Tatu Ylonen tells the tale of how they got SSH to be port 22 & Jack Lindamood gives an “Endorse” or “Regret” rating for ~50 different services, tools & processes he used over the 4 years he led infrastructure at a startup.

Changelog Interviews Changelog Interviews #577

Taking on Goliath

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2024-02-08T22:00:00Z #startups +1 🎧 16,210

This week on The Changelog we’re talking with Nadia Odunayo, founder of StoryGraph. Nadia started out as a one woman dev and product team — she’s had to adjust and maneuver along way to becoming the Amazon-free alternative to Goodreads.

We talk about the importance of customer research, the iterative nature of customer research and what it takes to synthesize and analyze the findings to guide product development, the technical challenges and learnings she faced while building StoryGraph, for example at several points they’ve faced challenges in handling an influx of users and had to re-architect the system. We also talk about the business model of StoryGraph and how they generate revenue through Plus subscriptions, and partnerships with publishers for book giveaways.

Changelog News Changelog News #80

The promise of hackable software

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2024-02-05T21:00:00Z 🎧 17,840

Geoffrey Litt thinks browser extensions are underrated, Adolfo Ochagavía on being a generalist in a specialist’s world, Jack Garbus praises the Arch Wiki, Terence Eden tries to rebuild FourSquare for ActivityPub using OpenStreetMap & Sebastien Dubois teaches us how to connect ideas together.

Changelog & Friends Changelog & Friends #29

You have how many open tabs?!

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2024-02-04T22:25:00Z #conferences 🎧 16,769

We’re taking you to the hallway track at THAT Conference in Austin TX, where we have 3 fun conversations: one with our old friend Nick Nisi from JS Party, one with our new(ish) friend Amy Dutton from CompressedFM (who has been a guest on JS Party of late) & one with our brand new friend / long-time listener Andres Pineda from the Dominican Republic.

Changelog Interviews Changelog Interviews #576

In the beginning (of generative AI)

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2024-02-02T19:30:00Z #ai +2 🎧 18,185

This week on The Changelog we’re talking with Joe Reis about data engineering and the beginning of generative AI. We discuss phone hacking via frequency, the role of a data engineer, this AI hype cycle we’re in, build vs buy, the disconnect between data analysts and the business, ethical considerations around AI-generated content, and more. We also discuss the tension between AI and traditional engineering, as well as the inevitability of AI integration into pretty much everything.

Changelog News Changelog News #79

$100k for indie game devs

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2024-01-29T15:15:00Z 🎧 17,929

The Rune team announces $100k in open source grants for indie game devs, the Zed code editor is now open source, the Ollama team releases Python & JavaScript libraries, Max Bernstein tells the story of Scrapscript & Pooya Parsa writes up some notes from a tired maintainer.

Changelog News Changelog News #78

GitHub Actions as a time-sharing supercomputer

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2024-01-22T20:15:00Z 🎧 18,046

Alex Ellis’ new actions-batch project uses GitHub Actions as a time-sharing supercomputer, DevDocs.io combines multiple API documentations in a fast, organized, and searchable interface, Jarred Sumner announces Bun’s very own JavaScript shell, Shoelace is a forward-thinking library of web components & Martin Heinz writes an awesome guide to building an indoor air quality monitoring system with Prometheus, Grafana & a CO2 sensor.

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