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Changelog & Friends Changelog & Friends #9

Homelab nerds, unite!

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2023-07-28T21:30:00Z #homelab +3 🎧 34,608

Ok Homelabbers, it’s time to unite! Join Adam and his new friend Techno Tim for 1.5 hours of homelab goodness. From networking and WiFi, virtualizing Ubuntu running Docker containers, to Home Assistant and automation, building a Kubernetes cluster, to gutting a perfectly good machine just to build exactly what you need to run the ultimate Plex server — that’s what homelab is about. Let’s do this.

Changelog Interviews Changelog Interviews #550

From Docker to Dagger

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2023-07-28T17:00:00Z #docker +2 🎧 28,470

This week we’re joined by Solomon Hykes, the creator of Docker. Now he’s back with his next big thing called Dagger — CI/CD as code that runs anywhere. We’re users of Dagger so check out our codebase if you want to see how it works. On today’s show Solomon takes us back to the days of Docker, what it was like on that 10 year journey, his transition from Docker to Dagger, Dagger’s community-led growth model, their focus on open source and community, how it works, and even a cameo from Kelsey Hightower to explain how Dagger works.

Changelog Interviews Changelog Interviews #549

Storytime with Steve Yegge

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2023-07-20T21:00:00Z #ai +3 🎧 32,610

This week it’s storytime with Steve Yegge! Steve came out of retirement to join Sourcegraph as Head of Engineering. Their next frontier is Cody, their AI coding assistant that answers code questions and writes code for you by reading your entire codebase and the code graph. But, we really spent a lot of time talking with Steve about his time at Amazon, Google, and Grab. Ok, it’s storytime!

Changelog Interviews Changelog Interviews #548

Types will win in the end

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2023-07-13T20:10:00Z #ruby +1 🎧 28,637

This week we’re talking about type checking with Jake Zimmerman. Jake is one of the leads at Stripe working on Sorbet — an open source project that does Type checking in Ruby and runs over Stripe’s entire Ruby codebase. As of May of 2022 Stripe’s codebase was over 15 million lines of code spread across 150,000 files. If you think you have a bigger Ruby codebase, Jake is down to go byte-for-byte to see who wins. Jake shares tons of wisdom and more importantly he shares why he thinks types will win in the end.

Changelog News Changelog News #52

Oracle smacks IBM over RHEL

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2023-07-10T20:30:00Z 🎧 25,911

Oracle smacks IBM for their handling of RHEL, the folks at The Dam share a Slack clone in 5 lines of Bash, Justin Jaffray writes up 13 ways to think about joins, llama.cpp learns web chat thanks to a contribution by Tobi Lütke & Meta is willing to pay 3 engineers to remove Python’s GIL.

Changelog Interviews Changelog Interviews #547

Efficient Linux at the CLI

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2023-07-06T13:00:00Z #linux +1 🎧 29,980

This week we’re talking to Daniel J. Barrett, author of Efficient Linux at the Command Line as well as many other books. Daniel has a PhD and has been teaching and writing about Linux for more than 30 years (almost 40!). So we invited Dan to join us on the show to talk about efficient ways to use Linux. He teaches us about combining commands, re-running commands, $CDPATH hacks, and more.

Changelog Interviews Changelog Interviews #545

Rebuilding DevOps from the ground up

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2023-06-22T13:30:00Z #oss +2 🎧 26,159

This week we’re joined by Adam Jacob and we’re talking about his mission at System Initiative to rebuild DevOps. They are out of stealth mode and ready to show off their transformative new power tool that reimagines what’s possible from DevOps. It’s an intelligent automation platform that allows DevOps teams to build detailed interactive simulations of their infrastructure and use them to rapidly update their production environments.

Changelog & Friends Changelog & Friends #4

"Mat Depends"

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2023-06-16T18:30:00Z 🎧 27,665

Mat Ryer is back and he’s brought with him 10 tips to be a 10x developer (like he is). After that, we try a new segment we’re calling “Tool Time” (and try out a few jingles for it along the way). Finally, it’s time to review our previous unpopular opinions and put some new ones into the world for your (dis)agreeing pleasure. Join us for an automagical time!

Changelog Interviews Changelog Interviews #543

ANTHOLOGY — It's a Cloud Native world

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2023-06-08T21:00:00Z #cloud +2 🎧 24,510

This is our last week of hallway track coverage at The Linux Foundation’s Open Source Summit North America 2023 in Vancouver, Canada. Today’s anthology episode features: Jeffrey Sica (Developer Experience & Programs @ CNCF), Eddie Zaneski (Kubernetes SIG CLI), Yaron Schneider (Co-creator of Dapr and Founder and CTO at Diagrid).

Special thanks to our friends at GitHub for sponsoring us to attend this conference as part of Maintainer Month.

Changelog News Changelog News #47

Starlight, Knuth asks ChatGPT, Stack Overflow mods strike, Reddit API pricing revolt & open source AI has a new champ

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2023-06-05T21:00:00Z 🎧 25,879

The Astro team releases a new documentation builder, legendary computer scientist Donald Knuth plays with ChatGPT, over 500 volunteer mods have signed an open letter to Stack Overflow Inc, Reddit faces a revolt due to their new API pricing & the Technology Innovation Institute release Falcon, a new open source LLM that’s topping Hugging Face’s leaderboard.

Changelog Interviews Changelog Interviews #542

ANTHOLOGY — Maintaining maintainers

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2023-05-31T21:00:00Z #oss +2 🎧 24,865

This week on The Changelog we’re continuing our Maintainer Month series by taking to you back to the hallway track of The Linux Foundation’s Open Source Summit North America 2023 in Vancouver, Canada. Today’s anthology episode features: Stormy Peters (VP of Communities at GitHub), Dr. Dawn Foster (Director of Open Source Community Strategy at VMware), and Angie Byron (Drupal Core Product Manager and Community Director at Aiven).

Special thanks to our friends at GitHub for sponsoring us to attend this conference as part of Maintainer Month.

Changelog News Changelog News #46

An API store for LLMs, DeviceScript, Nyxt: the hacker's browser, expectations debt & there's still no silver bullet

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2023-05-30T20:00:00Z 🎧 24,555

The Gorilla team is building an API store for LLMs, DeviceScript is Microsoft’s new TypeScript programming environment for microcontrollers, Nyxt is a hackable browser written in Lisp, Morgan Housel writes about expectations debt & I issue a gentle reminder to my fellow software engineers: there’s still no silver bullet.

Changelog Interviews Changelog Interviews #541

ANTHOLOGY — Open source AI

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2023-05-24T21:00:00Z #oss +1
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This week on The Changelog we’re taking you to the hallway track of The Linux Foundation’s Open Source Summit North America 2023 in Vancouver, Canada. Today’s anthology episode features: Beyang Liu (Co-founder and CTO at Sourcegraph), Denny Lee (Developer Advocate at Databricks), and Stella Biderman (Executive Director and Head of Research at EleutherAI).

Special thanks to our friends at GitHub for sponsoring us to attend this conference as part of Maintainer Month.

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