This week we’re talking about the latest infrastructure updates we’ve made for 2021. We’re joined by Gerhard Lazu, our resident SRE here at Changelog, talking about the improvements we’ve made to 10x our speed and be 100% available. We also mention the new podcast we’ve launched, hosted by Gerhard. Stick around the last half of the show for more details.
Here’s a sneak peek of our upcoming episode of The Changelog (plus bonus videos) starring Julia Evans, Drew Neil, Suz Hinton, and Gary Bernhardt!
It’s the end of 2020 and on this year’s “State of the log” episode Adam and Jerod carry on the tradition of looking back at our favorite moments of the year – we talk through our most popular episodes, our personal favorites and must listen episodes, top posts from Changelog Posts, and what we have in the works for 2021 and beyond.
We’re talking with Gerhard Lazu, our resident SRE, ops, and infrastructure expert about the evolution of Changelog’s infrastructure, what’s new in 2020, and what we’re planning for in 2021. The most notable change? We’re now running on Linode Kubernetes Engine (LKE)! We even test the resilience of this new infrastructure by purposefully taking the site down. That’s near the end, so don’t miss it!
In this post I share the latest 2020 and beyond details for changelog.com’s infrastructure.
Why Kubernetes? How is Kubernetes simpler than what we had before? What was our journey to running production on Kubernetes? What worked well? What could have been better? What comes next for changelog.com? Read this post and listen to episode #419 to learn all the details.
Adam and Jerod take a moment to review the soft launch of Changelog++ and feedback received from members and the community. We talk through some of the feedback we’ve received, how some folks still want the ads, updated thoughts on extended and bonus content, hiccups and lessons learned, the “Working in Public” winners, and where we go from here.
I wanted to surface this just in case your podcast queue is stacking up and won’t have a chance to listen to our Working in Public episode before September 1st. Hear all about it 👇
We first launched a membership back in 2013… before they were cool! 😆 Now we’re back with a brand new edition. It’s called Changelog++ and we hope you love it. This episode of Backstage is a tell-all about the program. Why we think the timing is right, what we hope it can become, how we’re experimenting with ideas to make it great, and what you can do to get involved.
Welcome to 2020 — on this year’s “State of the ‘log’” episode Jerod and I look back at our favorite moments from 2019 and forward to 2020 and beyond. We talk through our most popular episodes, our personal favorites, our 10-year anniversary, the excitement we have for Brain Science our newest podcast, it’s for the curious! And we also look forward to plans we have for 2020 and the decade to come…
I’m excited to announce our newest podcast — Brain Science!
Brain Science is a podcast for the curious. Are you curious?! We’re exploring the inner-workings of the human brain to understand behavior change, habit formation, mental health, and being human. It’s Brain Science applied — not just how does the brain work, but how do we apply what we know about the brain to transform our lives.
Today, we are open-sourcing the code behind Changelog’s infrastructure as is, and are giving you the opportunity to influence the way we continue investing our time.
I’m excited to welcome Tim Smith as our newest team member and Senior Producer.
Tim joins the team to help us take our podcasts and films to the next level. I’ve known Tim for many years (since 2012) and I’m truly excited to have him on our team to help us continue to grow and produce some really awesome content.
In retrospect, becoming a Brave Publisher was a no-brainer. We’re big fans/supporters of:
- Independent publishers
- New sustainability models
- Brandon Eich (listen to this RFC if you haven’t yet)
- Real-world cryptocurrency use cases
We’ve been working hard on improving your experience on Changelog.com. Here’s what’s new.
This morning we open sourced the code that powers Changelog.com!
I’m excited to finally be able to introduce you to Changelog 2.0! This might seem like a simple visual update, but trust me when I tell you this is literally the biggest launch we’ve ever done.
tl;dr — we launched a new brand and CMS to power the future of our platform.
Since its launch over a year ago (backstory), thousands of developers have enjoyed receiving the day’s hottest repos in their inbox each night.
While Nightly provides a ton of value, there are ways (big and small) that it can be improved. Over the past few weeks, we’ve made a few of those improvements.
The Changelog’s roots go back to November 2009. It was a happy accident turned obsession. We started out with a few episodes of the podcast, and then we started the blog. It was a Tumblr blog back then. GitHub was young then too (just 2.5 years old). Our aim was to shine a spotlight on the fresh and new of open source, and that’s where things began for us. It was about more than code and tech, it was about the people behind it all, and how it all ticked.
If you’re like us, following your private GitHub feed is a bit like drinking from the Twitter firehose. So how do you keep up? There’s a constant flow of new and newly rev’d open source projects, and knowing what’s what is a task in and of its self.