The Changelog Podcast

A weekly podcast that covers the technology and people of open source. It's about the code, the people, and the community.

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“Hosting providers should just turn it on for you. We don't want you to have to think about https.” Let's Encrypt the Web #243

#243  Let's Encrypt the Web with Jacob Hoffman-Andrews Guest: Jacob Hoffman-Andrews

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.

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#242  The Burden of Open Source with James Long Guest: James Long

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.

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#241  The Story of Atom with Nathan Sobo Guest: Nathan Sobo

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.

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#240  Feedbin and RSS Resurgence with Ben Ubois Guest: Ben Ubois

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.

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#239  Managing Secrets Using Vault with Seth Vargo Guest: Seth Vargo

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.

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