The Changelog: Software Dev & Open Source

The Changelog: Software Dev & Open Source
Conversations with the hackers, leaders, and innovators of software development. Hosts Adam Stacoviak and Jerod Santo face their imposter syndrome so you don’t have to. Expect in-depth interviews with the best and brightest in software engineering, open source, and leadership. This is a polyglot podcast. All programming languages, platforms, and communities are welcome. Open source moves fast. Keep up.

Designing and building HEY
Aug 7 • 85 min
We’re talking about designing and building HEY with Jonas Downey, the lead designer behind HEY. In their words, “Email sucked for years, but not anymore.” We were super interested in how they went about solving the problems with email, so we invited Jonas…
Making Windows Terminal awesome
Jul 31 • 62 min
Kayla Cinnamon, Program Manager at Microsoft for Windows Terminal, Console, Command Line, and Cascadia Code joined us to talk about the release of Windows Terminal 1.0 and the new Windows command-line experience. We talk about everything that went into…
It’s OK to make money from your open source
Jul 22 • 65 min
Adam loves a good dark theme and supporting a fellow creator, and Hedy Li finished the episode we did with Nikita Prokopov covering FiraCode and reached out saying Zeno Rocha’s work on Dracula deserved the same credit. We agreed. So we linked up with Zeno…
Laws for hackers to live by
Jul 16 • 62 min
Dave Kerr joins Jerod to discuss the various laws, theories, principles, and patterns that we developers find useful in our work and life. We unpack Hanlon’s Razor, Gall’s Law, Murphy’s Law, Kernighan’s Law, and too many others to list here.
What’s next for José Valim and Elixir?
Jul 10 • 66 min
We’re joined again by José Valim talking about the recent acquihire of Plataformatec and what that means for the Elixir language, as well as José. We also talk about Dashbit a new 3 person company he helped form from work done while at Plataformatec to…
The intersection of coding and fonts
Jul 3 • 58 min
A listener request led us to Nikita Prokopov and FiraCode, and we’re sure glad they did. When we think of open source software, fonts aren’t usually high on the list of things that need maintaining. That’s not true when your font also supports hundreds of…
Big updates in Safari 14
Jun 29 • 51 min
We’re joined by Ronak Shah and Beth Dakin from the Safari team at Apple about their announcements at WWDC20 and the release of Safari 14. We talk about Safari WebExtensions, Face ID and Touch ID coming to the web, Safari’s plans to advance the web…
Shipping work that matters
Jun 25 • 92 min
We’re revisiting Shape Up and product development thoughts with Ryan Singer, Head of Product Strategy at Basecamp. Last August we talked with Ryan when he first launched his book Shape Up and now we’re back to see how Shape Up is shaping up — “How are…
The ONE thing every dev should know
Jun 16 • 53 min
The incomparable Jessica Kerr drops by with a grab-bag of amazing topics. Understanding software systems, transferring knowledge between devs, building relationships, using VS Code & Docker to code together, observability as a logical extension of TDD,…
Creating GitLab’s remote playbook
Jun 9 • 79 min
We’re talking about all things all-remote with Darren Murph, Head of Remote at GitLab. Darren is tasked with putting intentional thought and action into place to lead the largest all-remote company in the world. Yes, GitLab is 100% all-remote, as in, no…
De-Google-ing your website analytics
May 27 • 89 min
Plausible creators Uku Täht and Marko Saric join the show to talk about their open source, privacy-friendly alternative to Google Analytics. We talk through the backstory of the project, why it’s open source, the details behind a few viral blog posts…
Leading GitHub to a $7.5 billion acquisition
May 18 • 92 min
Jason Warner (CTO at GitHub) joined the show to talk with us about the backstory of how he helped to lead GitHub to a $7.5 billion acquisition by Microsoft. Specifically how they trusted their gut not just the data, and how they understood the value they…
VisiData is like duct tape for your data
May 12 • 57 min
Saul Pwanson is the creator and maintainer of VisiData, a terminal interface for exploring and arranging tabular data. On this Maintainer Spotlight episode, Saul joins Jerod for a wide-ranging discussion on crossword puzzles, biographs, and Saul’s open…
Gatsby’s long road to incremental builds
May 6 • 63 min
Gatsby creator Kyle Mathews joins Jerod fresh off the launch of incremental builds to tell the story of this feature that’s 3 years in the making. We talk about Kyle’s vision for Gatsby, why incremental builds took so long, why it’s not part of the open…
Indeed’s FOSS Contributor Fund
Apr 30 • 76 min
Duane O’Brien (head of open source at Indeed) joined the show to talk about their FOSS Contributor Fund and FOSS Responders. He’s super passionate about open source, and through his role at Indeed Duane was able to implement this fund and open source it…
Work from home SUPERCUT
Apr 22 • 72 min
Today we’re featuring conversations from different perspectives on working from home from our JS Party, Go Time, and Brain Science podcasts here on Because, hey…if you didn’t know we have 6 active podcasts in our portfolio of shows. Head to…
Visualizing the spread of Coronavirus
Apr 13 • 66 min
Harry Stevens is a Graphics Reporter at The Washington Post and the author of “Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to ‘flatten the curve’” — the most popular post in The Washington Post’s online history. We cover the necessary…
Securing the web with Let’s Encrypt
Apr 7 • 80 min
We’re talking with Josh Aas, the Executive Director of the Internet Security Research Group, which is the legal entity behind the Let’s Encrypt certificate authority. In June of 2017, Let’s Encrypt celebrated 100 Million certificates issued. Now, just…
The 10x developer myth
Mar 31 • 77 min
In late 2019, Bill Nichols, a senior member of the technical staff at Carnegie Mellon University with the Software Engineering Institute published his study on “the 10x developer myth.” On this show we talk with Bill about all the details of his research.…
Welcome to The Changelog
Mar 30 • 1 min
The Changelog is deep discussions in & around the world of software… and it’s been going for over a decade. We talk to hackers, like Chris Anderson from 3D Robotics… leaders, like Devon Zuegel from GitHub… and innovators, like Amal Hussein… Welcome to The…
Prepare yourself for Quantum Computing
Mar 24 • 69 min
Johan Vos joined us to talk about his new book ‘Quantum Computing for Developers’ which is available to read right now as part of the Manning Early Access Program (MEAP). Listen near the end of the show to learn how you can get a free copy or check the…
Engineer to manager and back again
Mar 18 • 82 min
Lauren Tan joined us to talk about her blog post titled “Does it spark joy?” In this post Lauren shared the news of her resignation as an engineering manager at Netflix to return to being a software engineer. We examine the career trajectory of a software…
Pushing webpack forward
Mar 13 • 48 min
We sit down with Tobias Koppers of webpack fame to talk about his life as a full-time maintainer of one of the most highly used (4 million+ dependent repos!) and influential tools in all of the web. Things we ask Tobias include: how he got here, how he…
Altair 8800 and the dawn of a revolution
Mar 11 • 33 min
We partnered with Red Hat to promote Season 4 of Command Line Heroes — a podcast about the people who transform technology from the command line up. Season 4 is all about hardware that changed the game. We’re featuring episode 3 from season 4 — called…
Enter the Matrix
Mar 9 • 93 min
Matthew Hodgson (technical co-founder) joined us to talk about Matrix - an open source project and open standard for secure, decentralized, real-time communication. It’s open source, it’s decentralized, it’s end-to-end-encrypted, and it’s also…
From open core to open source
Mar 2 • 70 min
Frank Karlitschek joined us to talk about Nextcloud - a self-hosted free & open source community-driven productivity platform that’s safe home for all your data. We talk about how Nextcloud was forked from ownCloud, successful ways to run community-driven…
The developer’s guide to content creation
Feb 21 • 85 min
Stephanie Morillo (content strategist and previously editor-in-chief of DigitalOcean and GitHub’s company blogs) wrote a book titled The Developer’s Guide to Content Creation — it’s a book for developers who want to consistently and confidently generate…
The dawn of sponsorware
Feb 17 • 63 min
Caleb Porzio is the creator & maintainer of Livewire, AlpineJS, and more. His latest open source endeavor was announced as “sponsorware”, which means it lived in a private repo (only available to Caleb’s GitHub Sponsors) until he hit a set sponsorship…
Productionising real-world ML data pipelines
Feb 14 • 49 min
Yetunde Dada from QuantumBlack joins Jerod for a deep dive on Kedro, a workflow tool that helps structure reproducible, scaleable, deployable, robust, and versioned data pipelines. They discuss what Kedro’s all about and how it’s “changing the landscape…
Good tech debt
Feb 6 • 59 min
Jon Thornton (Engineering Manager at Squarespace) joined the show to talk about tech debt by way of his post to the Squarespace engineering blog titled “3 Kinds of Good Tech Debt”. We talked through the concept of “good tech debt,” how to leverage it, how…
The soul of an old machine
Feb 4 • 30 min
We partnered with Red Hat to promote Season 4 of Command Line Heroes — a podcast about the people who transform technology from the command line up. Season 4 is all about hardware that changed the game. We’re featuring episode 1 from season 4 — called…
Open source meets climate science
Jan 31 • 66 min
Anders Damsgaard is a climate science researcher working on cryosphere processes at the Department of Geophysics at Stanford University. He joined the show to talk with us about the intersection of open source and climate science. Specifically, we discuss…
Intro to Rust programming
Jan 24 • 44 min
We teamed up with some friends of ours at Heroku to promote the Code-ish podcast so we’re sharing a full-length episode right here in The Changelog’s feed. This episode features Chris Castle with special guests Carol Nichols and Jake Goulding talking…
Meet Algo, your personal VPN in the cloud
Jan 20 • 54 min
The commercial VPN industry is a minefield to navigate and many open source solutions are a pain to use or ill-suited for the task. Algo VPN, on the other hand, is a self-hosted personal VPN designed for ease of deployment and security. It uses the…
State of the “log” 2019
Jan 14 • 60 min
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…
Gerhard goes to KubeCon (part 2)
Dec 27, 2019 • 139 min
Gerhard is back for part two of our interviews at KubeCon 2019. Join him as he goes deep on Prometheus with Björn Rabenstein, Ben Kochie, and Frederic Branczyk… Grafana with Tom Wilkie and Ed Welch… and Crossplane with Jared Watts, Marques Johansson, and…
Gerhard goes to KubeCon (part 1)
Dec 18, 2019 • 84 min
Changelog’s resident infrastructure expert Gerhard Lazu is on location at KubeCon 2019. This is part one of a two-part series from the world’s largest open source conference. In this episode you’ll hear from event co-chair Bryan Liles, Priyanka Sharma and…
Trending up GitHub’s developer charts
Dec 14, 2019 • 45 min
In this episode we’re shining our maintainer spotlight on Ovilia. Hailing from Shanghai, China, Ovilia is an up-and-coming developer who contributes to Apache ECharts, maintains Polyvia, which does very cool low-poly image and video processing, and has a…
Building an open source excavation robot for NASA
Dec 11, 2019 • 66 min
Ronald Marrero is a software developer working on NASA’s Artemis program, which aims at landing the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024. How Ron got here is a fascinating story, starting at UCF and winding its way through the Florida Space…
Re-licensing Sentry
Dec 7, 2019 • 78 min
David Cramer joined the show to talk about the recent license change of Sentry to the Business Source License from a BSD 3-clause license. We talk about the details that triggered this change, the specifics of the BSL license and its required parameters,…
The making of GitHub Sponsors
Nov 30, 2019 • 86 min
Devon Zuegel is an Open Source Product Manager at GitHub. She’s also one of the key people responsible for making GitHub Sponsors a thing. We talk with Devon about how she came to GitHub to develop GitHub Sponsors, the months of research she did to learn…
Five years of freeCodeCamp
Nov 15, 2019 • 91 min
Today we have a very special show for you – we’re talking with Quincy Larson the founder of freeCodeCamp as part of a two-part companion podcast series where we each celebrate our 5 and 10 year anniversaries. This year marks 5 years for freeCodeCamp and…
Finding collaborators for open source
Nov 9, 2019 • 69 min
Jeff Meyerson, host of Software Engineering Daily, and the founder of FindCollabs (a place to find collaborators for open source software) joined the show to talk about living in San Francisco, his thoughts on podcasting and where the medium is heading,…
Back to Agile’s basics
Oct 31, 2019 • 80 min
Robert C. Martin, aka Uncle Bob, joined the show to talk about the practices of Agile. Bob has written a series of books in order to pass down the wisdom he’s gained over his 50 year software career — books like Clean Architecture, Clean Code, The Clean…
Pioneering open source drones and robocars
Oct 18, 2019 • 52 min
Chris Anderson, former Editor-in-Chief of WIRED and a true pioneer in the world of drones, joined the show to talk about his hobby gone wrong, how he started 3D Robotics, DIY Drones, and Dronecode. We also talked about his newest passion, DIY Robocars.
Let’s talk Elixir!
Oct 9, 2019 • 40 min
Jerod is joined by Chris and Desmond (co-hosts of the ElixirTalk podcast) to catch up on what’s moving and shaking in the Elixir and Phoenix communities. We discuss what’s attractive about Elixir, what it means to have the language finalized, why folks…
Maintainer spotlight! Valeri Karpov
Oct 2, 2019 • 43 min
In this episode we’re shining our maintainer spotlight on Valeri Karpov. Val has been the solo maintainer of Mongoose since 2014. This episode with Val continues our maintainer spotlight series where we dig deep into the life of an open source software…
Nushell for the GitHub era
Sep 27, 2019 • 92 min
Jonathan Turner, Andrés Robalino, and Yehuda Katz joined the show to talk about Nushell, or just Nu for short. It’s a modern shell for the GitHub era. It’s written in Rust, and it has the backing of some of the greatest minds in open source. We talk…
Machine powered refactoring with AST’s
Sep 19, 2019 • 64 min
Amal Hussein (Engineering Manager at npm) joined the show to talk about AST’s — aka, abstract syntax trees. Amal is giving a talk at All Things Open on the subject so we asked her to give us an early preview. She’s on a mission to democratize the…
Generative engineering cultures
Sep 17, 2019 • 77 min
Dave Kaplan (Head of Software Engineering at Policygenius) joined the show to talk about Generative Engineering Cultures and how they have become the goal of industry-aware tech teams. We talk through the topology of organizational cultures ranging from…
Modern software is built on APIs
Sep 6, 2019 • 68 min
Abhinav Asthana (founder of Postman) joined the show to talk about Postman, an ADE — API Development Environment — that began as open source and is now a full-fledged company that just announced a $50 million dollar Series B. We talk about why Postman has…
Maintainer spotlight! Feross Aboukhadijeh
Aug 29, 2019 • 64 min
In this episode we’re shining our maintainer spotlight on Feross Aboukhadijeh. Feross is the creator and maintainer of 100’s of open source projects which have been downloaded 100’s of million of times each month — projects like StandardJS, BitMidi, and…
OSCON 2019 anthology
Aug 23, 2019 • 79 min
We’re on the expo hall floor of OSCON 2019 talking with Eric Holscher, Ali Spittel, and Hong Phuc Dang. First up, we talk to Eric about his work at Write the Docs, ethical advertising, and the Pac-Man rule at conferences. Second, we talk with Ali about…
Shaping, betting, and building
Aug 16, 2019 • 88 min
Ryan Singer, head of Product Strategy at Basecamp, joined the show to talk about their newest book — Shape Up: Stop running in circles and ship work that matters. It’s written by Ryan himself and you can read it right now for free online at…
Observability is for your unknown unknowns
Aug 7, 2019 • 65 min
Christine Yen (co-founder and CEO of Honeycomb) joined the show to talk about her upcoming talk at Strange Loop titled “Observability: Superpowers for Developers.” We talk practically about observability and how it delivers on these superpowers. We also…
Federating JavaScript’s language commons with Entropic
Aug 2, 2019 • 65 min
We’re joined by C J Silverio, aka ceejbot on Twitter, aka 2nd hire and former CTO at npm Inc. We talk with Ceej about her recent JS Conf EU talk titled “The Economies of Open Source” where she laid our her concerns with the JavaScript language commons…
Go is eating the world of software
Jul 25, 2019 • 54 min
We’re joined by Ron Evans at OSCON on the expo hall floor talking about Go and how it’s eating the world of software. Specifically we’re talking about TinyGo and what they’re doing to bring the Go programming language to micro-controllers and modern web…
The war for the soul of open source
Jul 16, 2019 • 90 min
Adam Jacob (co-founder and board member of Chef) joins the show to talk about the keynote he’s giving at OSCON this week. The keynote is titled “The war for the soul of open source.” We talked about what made open source great in the first place, what…
Learning the BASICs
Jul 16, 2019 • 26 min
We partnered with Red Hat to promote Season 3 of Command Line Heroes — an original podcast from Red Hat, hosted by Saron Yitbarek, about the people who transform technology from the command line up. It’s an awesome show and we’re huge fans of Saron and…
The Pragmatic Programmers
Jul 11, 2019 • 78 min
Dave Thomas and Andy Hunt, best known as the authors of The Pragmatic Programmer and founders of The Pragmatic Bookshelf, joined the show today to talk about the 20th anniversary edition of The Pragmatic Programmer. This is a beloved book to software…
Python’s Tale
Jul 2, 2019 • 28 min
We partnered with Red Hat to promote Season 3 of Command Line Heroes — an original podcast from Red Hat, hosted by Saron Yitbarek, about the people who transform technology from the command line up. It’s an awesome show and we’re huge fans of Saron and…
Maintainer spotlight! Ned Batchelder
Jun 28, 2019 • 50 min
In this episode we’re shinning our maintainer spotlight on Ned Batchelder. Ned is one of the lucky ones out there that gets to double-dip — his day job is working on open source at edX, working on the Open edX community team. Ned is also a “single…
Boldly going where no data tools have gone before
Jun 19, 2019 • 74 min
Computer Scientist Yaw Anokwa joins the show to tell us how Open Data Kit is enabling data collection efforts around the world. From monitoring rainforests to observing elections to tracking outbreaks, ODK has done it all. We hear its origin story,…
The state of CSS in 2019
Jun 14, 2019 • 76 min
We’re talking with Sacha Greif to discuss the State of CSS survey and results. CSS is evolving faster than ever. And, coming off the heels of their annual State of JavaScript survey, they’ve decided to take on the world of styles and selectors to help…
Python’s new governance and core team
Jun 6, 2019 • 71 min
We’re talking with Brett Cannon for a behind the scenes look at Guido stepping down as Python’s BDFL (Benevolent dictator for life) and the process they had to go through to establish a new governance model, the various proposed PEPs to establish this new…
Creating and selling multiplayer online games
May 24, 2019 • 78 min
We’re talking with Victor Zhou about the explosion of the .io game genre. We talked through all the details around building and running one of these games, the details behind Victor’s super popular game called Generals — which he eventually sold, and we…
Off the grid social networking with Manyverse
May 18, 2019 • 79 min
We’re talking with Andre Staltz, creator of Manyverse — a social network off the grid. It’s open source and free in every sense of the word. We talked through the backstory, how a user’s network gets formed, how data is stored and shared, why off-grid is…
Quirk and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
May 10, 2019 • 71 min
We’re talking with Evan Conrad — for most of Evan’s life he has suffered from severe panic attacks, often twice per week. Eventually he stumbled upon a therapy method called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT for short, and saw positive results. This…
Inside the 2019 infrastructure for
May 5, 2019 • 98 min
We’re talking with Gerhard Lazu, our resident ops and infrastructure expert, about the setup we’ve rolled out for 2019. Late 2016 we relaunched as a new Phoenix/Elixir application and that included a brand new infrastructure and deployment…
Running functions anywhere with OpenFaaS
Apr 25, 2019 • 87 min
We’re talking with Alex Ellis, the founder of OpenFaaS — serverless functions made simple for Docker and Kubernetes. We talked about the backstory and details of OpenFaaS, “the curious case of serverless on Kubernetes,” the landscape of open source…
From zero to thought leader in 6 months
Apr 18, 2019 • 72 min
We’re talking with Emma Bostian about going from zero to thought leader in 6 months. We talk about the nuances of UX including the differences between an UX Designer and a UX Engineer, we touch on “the great divide”, and we talk about Coding Coach — the…
Wasmer is taking WebAssembly beyond the browser
Apr 12, 2019 • 54 min
We’re talking with Syrus Akbary about WebAssembly and Wasmer — a standalone just in time WebAssembly runtime aiming to be fully compatible with Emscripten, Rust, and Go. We talked about taking WebAssembly beyond the browser, universal binaries, what’s an…
All things text mode
Apr 4, 2019 • 77 min
We’re talking all things text mode with Lucas da Costa — we logged his post “How I’m still not using GUIs in 2019” a guide focused on making the terminal your IDE. We talked through his Terminal starter pack which includes: neovim, tmux, iterm2, and zsh…
Why smart engineers write bad code
Mar 29, 2019 • 66 min
We’re talking with Adam Barr, a 23 year Microsoft veteran, about his book “The problem with software,” sub-titled “Why smart engineers write bad code.” We examine that very idea, the gap between industry and academia, and more importantly what we can do…
Funding OSS with Mozilla Open Source Support awards
Mar 13, 2019 • 76 min
We’re talking with Mehan Jayasuriya program officer at Mozilla about MOSS — the Mozilla Open Source Support (MOSS) program which recognizes, celebrates, and supports open source projects. Earlier this year we caught the “MOSS 2018 Year in Review” blog…
Homebrew! Part Deux
Mar 6, 2019 • 80 min
We’re talking with Mike McQuaid about Homebew 2.0.0, supporting Linux and Windows 10, the backstory and details surrounding the security issue they had in 2018, their new governance model, Mike’s new role, the core team meeting in-person at FOSDEM this…
Containerizing compute driven workloads with Singularity
Feb 28, 2019 • 83 min
We’re talking with Greg Kurtzer, the founder of CentOS, Warewulf, and most recently Singularity — an open source container platform designed to be simple, fast, and secure. Singularity is optimized for enterprise and high-performance computing workloads.…
Enabling open code for science at NumFOCUS
Feb 22, 2019 • 68 min
We’re talking with Gina Helfrich the Communications Director for NumFOCUS about their story and history, the impact of open code on science, the difference between sponsored and affiliated projects, corporate backing, the back story of their education and…
With great power comes great responsibility
Feb 15, 2019 • 87 min
Adam and Jerod are joined by JS Party panelist Nick Nisi and #causeascene advocate Kim Crayton for a deep discussion on ethics in the technology industry at-large and our roles as software developers. If you’ve never heard Kim describe what life is like…
Tactical design advice for developers
Feb 6, 2019 • 73 min
Adam talks with Erik Kennedy about tactical design advice for developers. Erik is a self-taught UI designer and brings a wealth of practical advice for those seeking to advance their design skills and learn more about user interface design. We cover his…
A UI framework without the framework
Jan 30, 2019 • 68 min
Jerod and Adam talked with Rich Harris –a JavaScript Journalist on The New York Times Investigations team– about his magical disappearing UI framework called Svelte. We compare and contrast Svelte to React, how the framework is embedded in a component,…
GitHub Actions is the next big thing
Jan 23, 2019 • 77 min
Adam and Jerod talk to Kyle Daigle, the Director of Ecosystem Engineering at GitHub. They talk about GitHub Actions, the new automation platform announced at GitHub Universe this past October 2018. GitHub Actions is the next big thing coming out of GitHub…
source{d} turns code into actionable insights
Jan 16, 2019 • 47 min
Adam caught up with Francesc Campoy at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2018 in Seattle, WA to talk about the work he’s doing at source{d} to apply Machine Learning to source code, and turn that codebase into actionable insights. It’s a movement they’re driving…
Perspectives on Kubernetes and successful cloud platforms
Jan 9, 2019 • 42 min
Adam caught up with Brendan Burns (co-creator of Kubernetes and Partner Architect at Microsoft Azure) at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2018 in Seattle, WA to talk about the state of Kubernetes, the importance of community, building healthy cloud platforms, and…
State of the “log” (2018)
Dec 19, 2018 • 64 min
On this year’s “State of the ‘log’” episode we’re going behind the scenes to look back at 2018 as we prepare for 2019 and onward. We talk through our most popular episodes, most controversial episodes, and even some of our personal favorites. We also…
Untangle your GitHub notifications with Octobox
Dec 13, 2018 • 76 min
Jerod is joined by Andrew Nesbitt and Ben Nickolls to talk Octobox, their open source web app that helps you manage your GitHub notifications. They discuss how Octobox came to be, why open source maintainers love it, the experiments they’re doing with…
The insider perspective on the event-stream compromise
Dec 5, 2018 • 68 min
Adam and Jerod talk with Dominic Tarr, creator of event-stream, the IO library that made recent news as the latest malicious package in the npm registry. event-stream was turned malware, designed to target a very specific development environment and…
A good open source password manager? Inconceivable!
Nov 28, 2018 • 81 min
Perry Mitchell joined the show to talk about the importance of password management and his project Buttercup — an open source password manager built around strong encryption and security standards, a beautifully simple interface, and freely available on…
Tidelift’s mission is to pay open source maintainers
Nov 21, 2018 • 68 min
In this special crossover episode of Founders Talk, Adam talks with Donald Fischer. Donald Fischer and the team at Tidelift are on a mission of making open source work better — for everyone. To pay the maintainers of open source software they are putting…
The road to Brave 1.0 and BAT
Nov 14, 2018 • 88 min
This week Adam and Jerod talk with Brian Bondy, Co-founder and CTO of Brave. They talked through the beginnings of Brave and how BAT (Basic Attention Token) could be driving the future of how we offer funding and tips to our favorite websites and content…
There and back again (Dgraph’s tale)
Nov 9, 2018 • 87 min
This week we talk with Manish Jain about Dgraph, graph databases, and licensing and re-licensing woes. Manish is the creator and founder Dgraph and we talked through all the details. We covered what a graph database is, the uses of a graph database, and…
Drupal is a pretty big deal
Oct 31, 2018 • 83 min
Adam and Jerod talk with Angie Byron, a core contributor and staple of the Drupal community. We haven’t covered Drupal really (sorry about that), but the call with Angie was inspiring! From the background, to the tech, the usage of the software, the…
Venture capital meets commercial OSS
Oct 25, 2018 • 58 min
Joseph Jacks, the Founder and General Partner of OSS Capital joined the show to share his plans for funding the future generation of commercial open source software based companies. This is a growing landscape of $100M+ revenue companies ~13 years in the…
Keepin’ up with Elm
Oct 17, 2018 • 65 min
Jerod invites Richard Feldman back on the show to catch up on all things Elm. Did you hear? NoRedInk finally had a production runtime error, the community grew quite a bit (from ‘obscure’ to just ‘niche’), and Elm 0.19 added some killer new features…
BONUS – Sustain Summit 2018
Oct 15, 2018 • 32 min
In this special bonus call, Adam and Jerod talk with Allen “Gunner” Gunn about the Sustain Summit. They talk about what it is, the kind of conversations that happen there, issues the open source community are facing right now, and how Sustain stands out…
A call for kindness in open source
Oct 10, 2018 • 91 min
Adam and Jerod talk to Brett Cannon, core contributor to Python and a fantastic representative of the Python community. They talked through various details surrounding a talk and blog post he wrote titled “Setting expectations for open source…
#Hacktoberfest isn’t just about a free shirt
Oct 1, 2018 • 65 min
#Hacktoberfest is a once per year event in the month of October celebrating open source. For many it’s an on ramp to open source, PRs galore for maintainers, and t-shirts for those who submit 5 or more pull requests. In the end, however, it’s about the…
REST easy, GraphQL is here
Sep 26, 2018 • 65 min
In this special rebroadcast of JS Party, Jerod and Suz talk with John Resig about how he’s using GraphQL at Khan Academy, some of the mistakes and successes using GraphQL, John’s feelings on jQuery, and community Q&A.
Join the federation?! Mastodon awaits…
Sep 19, 2018 • 83 min
We talked with Eugen Rochko, the creator of Mastodon, about where Mastodon came from the problem it aimed to solve. How it’s not exactly Twitter alternative, although that’s its known claim to fame. Why it’s probably not going anywhere. The ins-and-outs…
Kubernetes brings all the Cloud Natives to the yard
Sep 12, 2018 • 73 min
We talk with Dan Kohn, the Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation to catch up with all things cloud native, the CNCF, and the world of Kubernetes. Dan updated us on the growth KubeCon / CloudNativeCon, the state of Cloud Native and…
The first cloud native programming language
Sep 5, 2018 • 72 min
Jerod talked with Paul Fremantle, the CTO and Co-Founder of WSO2, about their new programming language, Ballerina — a cloud-native language which aims to make it easier to write microservices that integrate APIs. They talked about the creation of the…
Segment’s transition back to a monorepo
Aug 29, 2018 • 62 min
Adam and Jerod talk with two members of Segment’s engineering team: Co-founder and CTO, Calvin French-Owen, as well as Software Engineer, Alex Noonan, about their journey from monorepo to microservices back to monorepo. 100s of problem children to 1…
Istio service mesh and microservices
Aug 22, 2018 • 66 min
Adam and Jerod talk with Jason McGee, VP and CTO of IBM Cloud Platform about Istio — an open platform that provides a uniform way to connect, secure, control, and observe microservices. They cover what service mesh is, why its suddenly so interesting,…
Open sourcing the DEV community
Aug 15, 2018 • 81 min
We talk with Ben Halpern the founder and webmaster of — a community for developers to talk about software. Last Wednesday they open sourced the codebase of the platform, so we wanted to talk through all the details with Ben. We talked…
Jeff Robbins is an actual rockstar [rebroadcast]
Aug 10, 2018 • 30 min
On this special bonus episode of The Changelog, we’re playing the latest episode of Away from Keyboard with Jeff Robbins. While some dream of having a successful career, Jeff Robbins has already had several. Once the lead singer and guitarist for Orbit,…
Rebuilding Exercism from the ground up
Aug 8, 2018 • 73 min
Adam and Jerod invite back Katrina Owen after years away focusing on Exercism—a 100% free platform for code practice and mentorship with over 2500 exercises and 48 different language tracks. They talk to Katrina about how the platform has changed, the…
Biases in AI, helping veterans get jobs in software, open science
Aug 1, 2018 • 63 min
Adam and Jerod are on location at OSCON and talk with Camille Eddy about recognizing biases in AI, Jerome Hardaway about the work he’s doing to prepare veterans for jobs in software, and Abby Cobunoc Mayes about the work she’s doing at Mozilla for open…
AWS Amplify and cloud-enabled apps
Jul 25, 2018 • 60 min
We talk with Nader Dabit, Developer Advocate for Amazon Web Services, about the role of DevRel and what’s involved in this “dream job”, frontend and mobile developers using AWS Amplify to build cloud-enabled applications, how GraphQL, React, and others…
The Great GatsbyJS
Jul 18, 2018 • 72 min
From open source project to a $3.8 million dollar seed round to transform Gatsby.js into a full-blown startup that’s building what’s becoming the defacto modern web frontend. In this episode, we talk with Jason Lengstorf about this blazing-fast static…
Putting AI in a box at MachineBox [rebroadcast]
Jul 11, 2018 • 47 min
In this special episode of The Changelog we’re sharing a full-length episode of our newly launched podcast called Practical AI — covering AI, Machine Learning, and Data Science. In this episode Mat Ryer and David Hernandez joined Daniel and Chris to talk…
The impact of AI at Microsoft
Jul 4, 2018 • 58 min
We’re on location at Microsoft Build 2018 talking with Corey Sanders and Steve Guggenheimer — two Microsoft veterans focused on artificial intelligence and cloud computing. We talked about the direction and convergence of AI, ethics, cloud computing, and…
Programmable infrastructure
Jun 27, 2018 • 62 min
Jerod Santo is riding solo talking with Kurt Mackey, co-founder of Fly. He talked to him about his work at Ars Technica, his prediction on tabs being a fad, and Kurt being a founding member of MongoHQ, which was later renamed to Compose and acquired by…
Computer Science without a computer
Jun 20, 2018 • 74 min
Adam Stacoviak and Jerod Santo talk with Tim Bell, the founder and creator of CS Unplugged, a collection of free teaching material that teaches computer science through engaging games and puzzles. They talk to him about where this program came from him,…
Python at Microsoft
Jun 13, 2018 • 37 min
We talked with Steve Dower and Dan Taylor at Microsoft Build 2018 about the history of Python at Microsoft, the origination of IronPython, Python Tools for Visual Studio, flying under the radar to add support Python, fighting from within to support open…
Corporate interests in open source and dev culture
Jun 6, 2018 • 93 min
Zed Shaw – creator of Mongrel, Learn Python the Hard Way, and more – joined the show to talk through a recent Twitter thread from Zed where he shared his thoughts on open source, making money in open source, corporate interests and involvement, developer…
Curl turns 20, HTTP/2, QUIC
May 31, 2018 • 64 min
Daniel Stenberg joined the show to talk about 20 years of curl, what’s new with http2, and the backstory of QUIC - a new transport designed by Jim Roskind at Google which offers reduced latency compared to that of TCP+TLS+HTTP/2.
The beginnings of Microsoft Azure
May 23, 2018 • 50 min
We’re on location at Microsoft Build 2018 talking with Julia White, Corporate Vice President at Microsoft — a 17 year Microsoft veteran. We talked with Julia about her take on this “new Microsoft”, Satya Nadella’s first appearance as CEO when they…
Prisma and the GraphQL data layer
May 16, 2018 • 75 min
Johannes Schickling, co-founder and CEO of Prisma, joined the show to catch us up on all things GraphQL — the tech, the possibilities, the community, how Prisma turns your database into a GraphQL API, their new business direction, Prisma Cloud, open…
Burnout, open source, Datasette
May 9, 2018 • 80 min
Adam is on location at ZEIT Day talking with Jessica Rose about burnout, Henry Zhu about his passions and pursuit of open source, and Simon Willison about data and his passion for interesting datasets in the world.
Scaling all the things at Slack
May 2, 2018 • 69 min
Julia Grace joined the show to talk bout about scaling all the things at Slack. Julia is currently the Senior Director of Infrastructure Engineering at Slack, and has been their since 2015 — so she’s seen Slack during its hyper-growth. We talked about…
Code Cartoons, Rust, WebAssembly
Apr 25, 2018 • 58 min
Lin Clark joined the show to talk about Code Cartoons, her work at Mozilla in the emerging technologies group, Rust, Servo, and WebAssembly (aka Wasm), the Rust community’s big goal in 2018 for Rust to become a web language (thanks in part to Wasm),…
Ember four years later
Apr 18, 2018 • 73 min
Chad Hietala joined the show to talk with us about the long history of Ember.js, how he first got involved, his work at LinkedIn and his work as an Ember Core team member, how the Ember team communicates expectations from release to release, their well…
Elasticsearch and doubling down on “open”
Apr 11, 2018 • 64 min
Philipp Krenn joined the show to talk with us about Elasticsearch, the problem it solves, where it came from, and where it’s at today. We discussed the query language, what it can be compared to, whether or not it’s a database replacement or a database…
Winamp2 JS
Apr 6, 2018 • 80 min
Jordan Eldredge joined the show to talk with us about Winamp2-js — a reimplementation of Winamp 2.9 in HTML5 and Javascript. For many of our listeners, talking about Winamp may bring to mind some extreme nostalgia about the internet of the past … and it’s…
That’s it. This is the finale!
Mar 30, 2018 • 45 min
We’re rebroadcasting the finale episode of the beloved Request For Commits. But don’t worry, The Changelog will be back with new episodes next week. In this finale episode of Request For Commits, we regroup to discuss the podcast from its start to its…
Automated dependency updates
Mar 23, 2018 • 84 min
Rhys Arkins joined the show to talk about automating dependency updates using Renovate. Renovate is an open source tool to keep source code dependencies up-to-date using automated Pull Requests. We talked about who’s using it, the languages and…
Live coding open source on Twitch
Mar 16, 2018 • 80 min
Suz Hinton joined the show to talk about live coding open source on Twitch. We talk about how she got interested in Twitch, her goals and aspirations for live streaming, the work she’s doing in open source, Twitch for open source, how you and others can…
Truffle framework and decentralized Ethereum apps
Mar 13, 2018 • 73 min
Tim Coulter joined the show to talk about Truffle — a development environment, testing framework, and asset pipeline for Ethereum. We talked with Tim about how he got into Ethereum and dapp development, Solidity vs JavaScript, smart contract testing,…
JavaScript sprinkles in Basecamp turned Stimulus
Mar 6, 2018 • 88 min
David Heinemeier Hansson joined the show to share the story of how JavaScript sprinkles in Basecamp evolved into a full-fledged framework called Stimulus. We talked about ins and outs of Basecamp as it is today, Ruby, JavaScript and David’s somewhat new…
We couldn’t afford an Oculus so we built one
Feb 23, 2018 • 66 min
Max Coutté joined the show to share his journey of learning the math and programming required to build an open source Oculus headset for $100. Max is 16 and lives in a small village in France. And one day he and his friends decided to built an Oculus…
Moore’s Law and High Performance Computing
Feb 16, 2018 • 74 min
Todd Gamblin, a computer scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, joined us to talk about Moore’s Law, his work at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the components of a micro-chip, and High Performance Computing.
Devhints - TL;DR for Developer Documentation
Feb 9, 2018 • 81 min
Rico Sta. Cruz joined us to talk about his project Devhints (cheatsheets for developers). There are more than 365 cheatsheets you can contribute to and it’s open source. We talked about the design, technical implementation, community, alternate interfaces…
The impact and future of Kubernetes
Feb 2, 2018 • 45 min
From KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2017 — Brendan Burns (Kubernetes co-founder) and Gabe Monroy (creator of Deis) joined the show to talk about the origin, impact, and future of Kubernetes and cloud infrastructure.
Gitcoin: sustaining open source with cryptocurrency
Jan 26, 2018 • 76 min
We’re joined by Kevin Owocki, the founder of Gitcoin. Gitcoin is a platform to monetize or incentivize work in open source software. We talked about how Gitcoin sits at the intersection of sustaining open source and cryptocurrencies, their history and…
Building a secure Operating System (Redox OS) with Rust
Jan 19, 2018 • 78 min
We talked with Jeremy Soller, the BDFL of Redox OS, a Unix-like Operating System written in Rust, aiming to bring the innovations of Rust to a modern microkernel and full set of applications. In this episode we talk about; OS design principals, Jeremy’s…
Secure Messaging for Everyone with Wire
Dec 15, 2017 • 83 min
We talk with Alan Duric, Co-founder and CEO of Wire, an open source end-to-end encrypted instant messaging app for voice and video calls. In 2005 Alan co-founded Camino Networks which was later acquired by Skype, and his involvement with internet based…
Blockchains and Databases at OSCON
Dec 14, 2017 • 56 min
We went back into the archives to conversations we had around blockchains and databases at OSCON 2017. We talked with Monty Widenius, creator of MariaDB the open source forever fork MySQL, Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of Hyperledger, the open…
The Story of Visual Studio Code
Dec 5, 2017 • 77 min
We’re back in NYC at Microsoft Connect(); talking about the backstory of Visual Studio Code with Julia Liuson (Corporate Vice President of Visual Studio), Chris Dias (Principal Program Manager of Visual Studio and .NET), and PJ Meyer (Product Manager). We…
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation
Nov 29, 2017 • 80 min
Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, joined the show to talk about what it means to be Cloud Native, the ins and outs of Dan’s role to the foundation, how they make money to sustain things, membership, the support they…
The History of GNOME, Mono, and Xamarin
Nov 21, 2017 • 49 min
We talked with Miguel de Icaza last week at Microsoft Connect(); in New York City. Miguel gave us the backstory on how he’s been competing with Microsoft for most of his developer career, and he shares the history of GNOME, Mono, and Xamarin — and what…
Faktory and the future of background jobs
Nov 18, 2017 • 78 min
Mike Perham is back for his 4th appearance to talk about his new project Faktory, a new background job system that’s aiming to bring the best practices developed over the last five years in Sidekiq to every programming language. We catch up with Mike on…
Data Science at OSCON
Nov 10, 2017 • 37 min
We went back into the archives to conversations we had around data science at OSCON 2017. We talked with Vida Williams (Data Scientist) and Michelle Casbon (Director of Data Science at Qordoba) about the social impact of open data, personal data and…
Functional CSS and Tachyons
Nov 10, 2017 • 71 min
Adam Morse joined the show to talk about Functional CSS and his project Tachyons - a CSS Toolkit that lets you quickly build and design new UI without writing CSS. We talk about Scalable CSS, the difference between “Atomic”, “OOCSS”, “BEM” and others,…
My roadmap to become a blockchain engineer
Nov 8, 2017 • 64 min
Preethi Kasireddy, a self-employed blockchain and smart contract Engineer, joined the show to talk about why she left the best job in the world at Andreessen Horowitz on the deal team, how she got entrepreneurship envy, the roadmap she laid out in 2015…
Rails as a day job, Diesel on the side
Nov 4, 2017 • 76 min
Sean Griffin joins the show to talk about doing Rails full-time, his love of Rust. and his project Diesel - a safe, extensible ORM and query builder for Rust. We discuss Sean’s path to working full-time on Rails, what he works on specifically, why Rust,…
Bisq, the decentralized Bitcoin exchange
Nov 3, 2017 • 110 min
Chris Beams joins the show to talk about Bisq, the P2P decentralized Bitcoin exchange and open-source desktop application that allows you to buy and sell bitcoins in exchange for national currencies, or alternative crypto currencies. We get some…
Operação Serenata de Amor (Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Government Corruption 😱)
Oct 31, 2017 • 63 min
Eduardo Cuducos joined the show to talk about Operação Serenata de Amor an Artificial Intelligence and Data Science project that aims to inform the general public about government corruption and spending. We talked about how this artificial intelligence…
Functional Programming
Oct 28, 2017 • 59 min
Eric Normand joined the show to talk about Functional Programming. We talked about FP vs OOP vs Imperative, why FP is popular again, the advantages and disadvantages of Functional Programming, and teaching Functional Programming concepts.
The Future of RethinkDB
Oct 17, 2017 • 70 min
Mike Glukhovsky joined the show to talk about the future of RethinkDB. Mike was a co-founder of RethinkDB along-side Slava Akhmechet. RethinkDB shutdown a year ago officially on October 5, 2016 — and today we’re talking through all the details with Mike.…
The Kotlin Programming Language
Oct 13, 2017 • 53 min
Dmitry Jemerov joined the show to talk about Kotlin - a language created by JetBrains that’s designed to be an industrial-strength object-oriented language, and a “better language” than Java. We asked Dmitry “Why invent a new language?”, talked through…
Automating GitHub with Probot
Oct 6, 2017 • 70 min
We talk with Brandon Keepers and Bex Warner about GitHub’s Probot — GitHub Apps to automate and improve your workflows. You can use pre-built apps or easily build and share your own.
Conversations About Sustaining Open Source
Sep 22, 2017 • 55 min
This episode features conversations from Sustain 2017 at GitHub HQ with Richard Littauer, Karthik Ram, Andrea Goulet, and Scott Ford. Sustain was a one day conversation for open source software sustainers to share stories, resources, and ways forward to…
Community, Building Remote-first Teams, and Web Performance Inclusivity
Sep 8, 2017 • 87 min
Karolina Szczur joined the show to talk about community building, building remote-first teams, the hiring process in tech, product development, and the inclusivity factor of web performance.
Building an artificial Pancreas with Elixir and Nerves
Aug 11, 2017 • 65 min
We talked with Tim Mecklem about building an artificial Pancreas with Elixir and Nerves to help those with Type 1 Diabetes who want to “loop” — a process which involves monitoring glucose levels, predicting where a person’s glucose levels are heading,…
You Are Not Google/Amazon/LinkedIn
Aug 4, 2017 • 49 min
If you find yourself chasing shiny objects and squirrels all time, you should 💯 listen to this episode featuring Ozan Onay (President of Bradfield School of Computer Science) where we discuss his recent blog post entitled You Are Not Google which was the…
ANTHOLOGY — The Future of Open Source at OSCON 2017
Jul 28, 2017 • 56 min
This is an anthology episode from OSCON 2017 featuring awesome conversations with Kelsey Hightower (OSCON Co-Chair and Developer Advocate at Google Cloud Platform), Safia Abdalla (Open Source Developer and Creator of Zarf), and Mike McQuaid and Nadia…
10 Years of RabbitMQ
Jul 21, 2017 • 73 min
We are thrilled to produce this show to honor RabbitMQ’s 10th anniversary. Karl Nilsson and Michael Klishin joined the show to talk through 10 years of RabbitMQ — one of the most widely deployed open source message brokers with more than 35,000 production…
The power of wikis, the problem with social networks, the promise of AI
Jul 14, 2017 • 86 min
Evan Prodromou has been involved in open source since the mid ‘90s. His open source travel guide – Wikitravel – grew up alongside Wikipedia and the web itself. In this episode, we hear Evan’s history, try to solve open social networking once and for all,…
Ubuntu Snaps and Bash on Windows Server
Jul 7, 2017 • 31 min
We talked with Dustin Kirkland (Head of Ubuntu Product and Strategy at Canonical) at OSCON about 12.04’s end of life, the death of the Ubuntu phone, Snaps and snapd, and Bash on Ubuntu on Windows Server. This is the second installment of our mini-series…
Why is GraphQL so cool?
Jun 30, 2017 • 56 min
Johannes Schickling (Founder of Graphcool) joined the show to talk about GraphQL — an application layer query language from Facebook. We talked about what it is, where it makes sense to use it, its role in serverless architectures, getting docs for free…
Jun 23, 2017 • 83 min
This week we take you behind the scenes of the new infrastructure for and talk with Gerhard Lazu. We relaunched the new brand and site for Changelog on Phoenix/Elixir in October of 2016 and we needed a better way to reliably host and deploy…
The serverless revolution
Jun 16, 2017 • 28 min
We talked with Pam Selle at OSCON about the serverless revolution happening for JavaScript developers. This episode kicks off our mini-series from the Expo Hall floor at OSCON 2017.
GitHub’s Open Source Survey (2017)
Jun 9, 2017 • 78 min
On Friday, June 2, 2017 – GitHub announced the details of their Open Source Survey – an open data set on the open source community for researchers and the curious. Frannie Zlotnick, Nadia Eghbal, and Mikeal Rogers joined the show to talk through the…
JAMstack, Netlify CMS, and 10x-ing Smashing Magazine
May 30, 2017 • 74 min
Matt Biilman and Chris Bach joined the show to talk about JAMstack, Netlify CMS, how open source drives standards, and 10x-ing the speed of Smashing Magazine.
The Backstory of Kubernetes
May 21, 2017 • 70 min
Tim Hockin and Aparna Sinha joined the show to talk about the backstory of Kubernetes inside Google, how Tim and others got it funded, the infrastructure of Kubernetes, and how they’ve been able to succeed by focusing on the community.
BONUS - Sustain Open Source Software
May 4, 2017 • 9 min
Justin Dorfman joined us for a special BONUS episode of The Changelog to share some details about Sustain Conference with you. It’s a one day conversation for Open Source Software sustainers at GitHub HQ (SF) on June 19, 2017. No keynotes, expo halls or…
Open source at Microsoft, inclusion, diversity, and OSCON
Apr 28, 2017 • 60 min
Scott Hanselman joined today’s show produced in partnership with our friends at OSCON. Scott is a Program Chair of OSCON, host of the podcast Hanselminutes, and advocate for open source inside of Microsoft and the Azure Cloud team. We talked about the…
Open source lessons learned
Apr 28, 2017 • 77 min
Zeno Rocha, Principal Developer Advocate at Liferay, joined the show to talk about DevRel, his open source work (clipboard.js, Dracula Theme, jQuery Boilerplate, Browser Diet, et al), and his passion for teaching and giving talks at conferences. Zeno also…
Firefox Debugger and DevTools
Apr 17, 2017 • 74 min
Jason Laster joined the show to talk about Firefox Debugger and DevTools. We talked about the backstory of Firefox, Firebug, the new Debugger.html, why React and Redux made a good fit to develop Debugger as a standalone application, community efforts, and…
First-time contributors and maintainer balance
Apr 10, 2017 • 73 min
Kent C. Dodds joined the show to talk about guiding and supporting first time contributors to open source. We talked about the many ways to be first-timer friendly, how to contribute to open source, the burden and balance of a maintainer, and a few of the…
Open Source at Google
Mar 28, 2017 • 73 min
Will Norris (Engineering Manager at Google’s Open Source office) joined the show to talk about their new release of the Google Open Source website as well as the release of Google’s internal documentation on how they do open source. Nearly 70 pages of…
Learning JavaScript and Bringing People Together
Mar 24, 2017 • 67 min
Tracy Lee joined the show to talk about bringing people together, helping people, and making an impact. We covered learning JavaScript, the ins and outs of her road to get to where she’s at today, hitting burnout and sleeping for two weeks, breaking into…
Let’s Encrypt the Web
Mar 17, 2017 • 76 min
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,…
The Burden of Open Source
Mar 9, 2017 • 73 min
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 Story of Atom
Feb 24, 2017 • 73 min
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.
Feedbin and RSS resurgence
Feb 21, 2017 • 65 min
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…
Managing Secrets Using Vault
Feb 17, 2017 • 73 min
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…
ANTHOLOGY – Hacker stories from OSCON and All Things Open
Feb 10, 2017 • 78 min
Karen Sandler, Rachel Nabors, and Jono Bacon joined the show by way of some great conversations at OSCON in London, UK and All Things Open in Raleigh, NC. We talked about free software, web animation and motion in user interfaces, and how open source…
Reproducible builds and secure software
Feb 3, 2017 • 75 min
Chris Lamb joined the show to talk about his project Reproducible Builds — which is funded by The Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative. We talked about the importance of having a verifiable path from source code to compiled binary, what this…
GunDB, Venture Backed and Decentralized
Jan 27, 2017 • 66 min
Mark Nadal joined the show to talk about his hacker story and his venture backed open source datastore project called GunDB — a realtime, decentralized, offline-first, graph database engine. We talked about the details behind this database, how Mark…
ANTHOLOGY – Hacker Stories From OSCON, All Things Open, and Node Interactive
Jan 13, 2017 • 72 min
In this anthology episode we’re featuring three awesome hacker stories from OSCON, All Things Open, and Node Interactive — Giovanni Caligaris about how he brought LibreOffice to the people of Paraguay by translating it to their native tongue. Stu Keroff…
Open Collective and funding open source
Jan 9, 2017 • 81 min
Pia Mancini joined the show to talk about Open Collective, her background and where she came from, her passion to upgrade democracy, funding and sustaining open source, what open collective is, how it works, how you can support your favorite open source…
Dec 16, 2016 • 80 min
Sean Larkin joined the show to talk about Webpack, how fast open sources moves, how fast Webpack is moving, the core team, the formation, joining JS Foundation, the problem it’s solving, the bleeding edge features, sustainability, Sean and team’s efforts…
Homebrew and Swift
Dec 9, 2016 • 83 min
Max Howell, famous for creating Homebrew, joined the show to talk about his start in software and open source, the tweet that was heard around the world when he interviewed with Google and didn’t get accepted, the creation of Homebrew, the naming process,…
HTTP/2 in Node.js Core
Dec 6, 2016 • 40 min
In this special episode recorded at Node Interactive 2016 in Austin, TX Adam talked with James Snell (IBM Technical Lead for Node and member of Node’s TSC and CTC) about the work he’s doing on Node’s implementation of http2, the state of http2 in Node,…
18F and OSS in the U.S. Federal Government
Nov 25, 2016 • 78 min
From 18F — Hillary Hartley and Aidan Feldman joined the show to talk about how 18F is changing the way the federal government builds and buys digital services.
Python, Django, and Channels
Nov 25, 2016 • 75 min
Django core contributor Andrew Godwin joins the show to tell us all about Python and Django. If you’ve ever wondered why people love Python, what Django’s virtues are as a web framework, or how Django Channels measure up to Phoenix’s Channels and Rails’…
Servo and Rust
Nov 18, 2016 • 77 min
Jack Moffitt joined the show to talk about Servo, an experimental web browser layout engine. We talked about what the Servo project aims to achieve, six areas of performance, and what makes Rust a good fit for this effort.
Mad Science, WebTorrent, WebRTC
Nov 11, 2016 • 81 min
Feross Aboukhadijeh joined the show this week to talk with us about his backstory, passive income, WebTorrent, WebRTC, Electron and the ins and outs of packaging apps for all platforms.
The Road to Font Awesome 5
Nov 4, 2016 • 75 min
Dave Gandy joined the show to talk about the history of Font Awesome, what’s to come in Font Awesome 5 and their Kickstarter to fund Font Awesome 5 Pro, and how everything they’re doing is funneling back into the forever free and open source — Font…
99 Practical Bottles of OOP
Oct 28, 2016 • 86 min
Sandi Metz joined the show to talk about her beginnings on a mainframe, her 30+ years of programming experience, the ins and outs of OOP, her book Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby (aka POODR), as well as her latest book 99 Bottles of OOP which she…
.NET Core and Microsoft’s Shift to Open Source
Oct 21, 2016 • 65 min
Bertrand Le Roy joined the show to talk about all things .NET Core, their recent 1.0 release, where it’s going, the open source around it, and Microsoft’s shift towards more open source.
Homebrew and package management
Oct 7, 2016 • 83 min
Mike McQuaid joined us to catch us up on the latest in Homebrew and the recent 1.0.0 release. We talked about no more /usr/local — Homebrew moves to /usr/local/Homebrew to keep /usr/local cleaner, auto-updates, the growth of the Homebrew community and how…
Ethereum and Cryptocurrency
Sep 30, 2016 • 84 min
Gavin Wood joined the show to talk about Ethereum, Cryptocurrency, The DAO, Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), what could you build with Ethereum, and the future of digital currency. Gavin Wood is Founder of Ethereum, creator of the Solidity contract…
How We Got Here
Sep 23, 2016 • 80 min
Cory is a science fiction author, activist, journalist, co-editor of Boing Boing and the author of many books. We talked to Cory about open source, the open web, internet freedom, his involvement with the EFF, where he began his career, the details he’ll…
GitLab’s Master Plan
Sep 16, 2016 • 90 min
Sid Sijbrandij, CEO of GitLab, joined the show to talk about their recent unveiling of the GitLab Master Plan, $20 Million secured in a Series B funding round, their idea of Conversational Development in this “post Agile world”, and their focus on the…
TensorFlow and Deep Learning
Sep 9, 2016 • 65 min
Eli Bixby, Developer Programs Engineer at Google, joined the show to talk to talk about TensorFlow, machine learning and deep learning, why Google open sourced it, and more.
Elm and Functional Programming
Sep 2, 2016 • 87 min
Evan Czaplicki, creator of Elm, and Richard Feldman of NoRedInk joined the show to talk deeper about Elm, the pains of CSS it solves, scaling the Elm architecture, reusable components, and more.
Sourcegraph the ‘Google for Code’
Aug 26, 2016 • 90 min
Beyang Liu, the CTO and co-founder of Sourcegraph, joined the show to talk about the backstory of Sourcegraph, how it works, how they’re aiming to be the ‘Google for Code’, ideas around offline support for code search, how it’s licensed, and their new…
GitHub’s Electron
Aug 19, 2016 • 84 min
Zeke Sikelianos joined the show to talk about GitHub’s Electron project and the future of web folks making cross platform desktop apps. We talked about the web revolution around native vs web app, where Electron is heading, who’s using it, and how cool it…
Best Practices Badge from Core Infrastructure Initiative
Aug 12, 2016 • 68 min
David A. Wheeler, from Core Infrastructure Initiative, joined the show to talk about the CII Best Practices Badge program.
Libscore, Velocity.js, Hacking
Aug 5, 2016 • 57 min
Julian Shapiro, startup founder and developer, joined the show to talk about his story of entrepreneurship, open source, growth hacking, and more. Julian’s story is a story you don’t want to miss — plus he shares actionable advice on growing and marketing…
ZEIT, HyperTerm, now
Jul 29, 2016 • 100 min
Guillermo Rauch joined the show to talk with Adam about how he got into programming, how that lead him to what he’s doing now at ZEIT, the design of HyperTerm, and now. and Performance
Jul 22, 2016 • 70 min
Peter Hedenskog joined the show to talk about and web performance. We covered where it came from, where it’s going, and more importantly, simple ways you can focus on your web performance.
Open Source at Facebook
Jul 15, 2016 • 79 min
James Pearce, Head of Open Source at Facebook, joined the show to talk about that very subject — open source at Facebook, his path to software development, why he’s the person to lead open source at Facebook, their view on open source, their culture of…
ngrok and Go
Jul 8, 2016 • 73 min
Alan Shreve, creator of the beloved ngrok, joined the show to talk about ngrok — what it is, why it exists, why he wrote it in Go, and ultimately why 1.0 is open source but 2.0 is not.
GitHub and Google on Public Datasets & Google BigQuery
Jun 29, 2016 • 84 min
Arfon Smith from GitHub, and Felipe Hoffa & Will Curran from Google joined the show to talk about BigQuery — the big picture behind Google Cloud’s push to host public datasets, the collaboration between the two companies to expand GitHub’s public dataset,…
Ecto 2 and Phoenix Presence
Jun 22, 2016 • 97 min
José Valim and Chris McCord joined the show to talk all about how they’re advancing the “state of the art” in the Elixir community with their release of Ecto 2.0 and Phoenix 1.2. We also share our journey with Elixir at The Changelog, find out what makes…
Ubuntu Everywhere
Jun 17, 2016 • 80 min
Dustin Kirkland joined the show to talk about Ubuntu — the most widely used flavor of Linux. We talked about the rise of Ubuntu, Ubuntu being everywhere, their collaboration with Microsoft to bring Bash to Windows, and what we can expect from the future…
The advantages of being a blind programmer
Jun 10, 2016 • 69 min
Parham Doustdar is a blind programmer and joined the show to talk about the advantages he has being a blind programmer, the tools he uses, why he had to quit school, and carving your own path. Note: We couldn’t stop using visual words when talking with…
A protocol for dying
Jun 3, 2016 • 116 min
Since airing this show, Pieter passed away due to his battle with a metastasis of bile duct cancer in both lungs. But rather than listen to this show with sadness, listen with a happy heart and let’s celebrate Pieter’s life, and what he has accomplished.…
IPFS (InterPlanetary File System)
May 20, 2016 • 73 min
Juan Benet joined the show to talk about IPFS (InterPlanetary File System), a peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol to make the web faster, safer, and more open — addressed by content and identities. We talked about what it is, how it works, how it can be…
Jewelbots and Getting Kids Coding
May 13, 2016 • 64 min
Sara Chipps, the creator of Jewelbots, and George Stocker, the VP of Engineering at Jewelbots joined the show to talk about connected wearables for kids, keeping UX simple, building a business on open source, and influencing young girls through the…
23 years of Ruby
May 6, 2016 • 82 min
Big show! Matz, creator of the Ruby programming language, joined the show to discuss where he began as a programmer, the origins of Ruby, its history and future, Ruby 3.0, concurrency and parallelism, Streem, Erlang, Elixir, and more.
Why SQLite succeeded as a database
Apr 29, 2016 • 79 min
This episode is part of our remastered greatest hits collection and features Richard Hipp, the creator of SQLite, talking with us about its history, where it came from, why it has succeeded as a database, how it’s development is sustainably funded, and…
JavaScript and Robots
Apr 18, 2016 • 89 min
Raquel Vélez, aka Rockbot, joined the show to talk about where she came from, how she got into programming with JavaScript, her passion for robots and mechanical engineering, the culture of npm, and more.
Your Huginn Agents Are Standing By
Apr 14, 2016 • 75 min
Andrew Cantino joined the show to talk with Jerod about Huginn, a system for building agents that perform automated tasks for you online. They can read the web, watch for events, and take actions on your behalf. Think of it as a hackable Yahoo! Pipes plus…
Haskell Programming
Mar 25, 2016 • 101 min
Chris Allen and Julie Moronuki joined the show to talk about Haskell, their book “Haskell Programming”, learning to program, their book writing process, and more.
The future of WordPress and Calypso
Mar 4, 2016 • 95 min
Matt Mullenweg, the creator of WordPress and the CEO of Automattic, joined the show to talk about the past, present, and future of WordPress. We talked about the role of JavaScript for WordPress, their new REST API, Calypso, and more.
Feb 26, 2016 • 84 min
Jeremy Ruston joined the show to talk about TiddlyWiki — a unique non-linear notebook for capturing, organizing, and sharing complex information. It’s written in JavaScript and sports a custom fake DOM. We talked to Jeremy about his nearly 40 year career…
Feb 12, 2016 • 91 min
Quincy Larson is the creator of an open source community called freeCodeCamp. We talked with Quincy about “the secret to getting good at coding”, their curriculum that spans a solid year (totaling 2,080 hours) of deliberate coding practice, plans for…
Elixir and the Future of Phoenix
Feb 9, 2016 • 95 min
José Valim joined the show to talk about Elixir. We learned about the early days of José’s start as a programmer. José took us back to the beginning of Elixir and shared why Erlang got him so excited, we broke down features of the language, we talked…
Funding open source
Jan 29, 2016 • 108 min
Nadia Eghbal joined the show to discuss a HUGE topic that’s near and dear to our heart – funding open source! We discussed what it takes to fund open source software development, Nadia’s current investigative journalism efforts around funding open source…
Crystal: Fast as C, Slick as Ruby
Jan 29, 2016 • 58 min
Ary Borenszweig and Juan Wajnerman, the folks behind Crystal, joined the show to talk about the goals of the language, how it’s the best of both worlds between Ruby and C, why if it’s so close to and inspired by Ruby why not just give their time/effort to…
Elm and Functional Programming
Jan 15, 2016 • 92 min
Richard Feldman from NoRedInk joined the show to talk about Elm and Functional Programming. Elm labeled itself “the best of functional programming in your browser” and boasts “no runtime exceptions.” We talked about the language, whether or not it’s…
Jan 7, 2016 • 81 min
MacLane Wilkison and Michael Egorov, the creators of ZeroDB, joined the show to talk about ZeroDB — an end-to-end encrypted database (protocol), why it’s open source, how it’s different than other encryption techniques, performance for running encrypted…
JSON API and API Design
Jan 1, 2016 • 98 min
Yehuda Katz joined the show to talk about JSON.API — where the spec came from, who’s involved, compliance, API design, the future, and more. We also finally got Yehuda on the show alone, so we were able to talk with him about his origins, how he got…
DOUBLEHEADER — 24 Pull Requests and + Flynn
Dec 24, 2015 • 98 min
We have a special doubleheader holiday show for you. Andrew Nesbitt joined the show to talk about 24 Pull Requests and, and Jonathan Rudenberg is back to catch us up on Flynn.
Redux, React, and Functional JavaScript
Dec 18, 2015 • 93 min
Dan Abramov, creator of Redux, joined the show to talk about his path to becoming a programmer, his introduction to open source, React, JavaScript, functional programming in JavaScript, his thoughts on looking outside of your bubble to other ecosystems…
Building the Ultimate Hacking Keyboard
Dec 11, 2015 • 101 min
László Monda (aka Lotsy) joined the show to talk about a keyboard for hackers — the Ultimate Hacking Keyboard. We discussed the features, the hardware design, the open source that powers it, and more.
Kong, APIs, Microservices
Dec 4, 2015 • 87 min
Ahmad Nassri from Mashape joined the show to talk about Kong, an open-source management layer for APIs and Microservices.
Discussing Vue.js and Personal Projects
Nov 27, 2015 • 82 min
Evan You joined the show to talk about Vue.js - his library for building web interfaces. We discussed what Vue.js offers, what makes it different, why developers should trust this project even if it’s “just a personal project” that’s not backed by an…
The Offline First Revolution and Speech Recognition
Nov 20, 2015 • 88 min
Tal Ater joined the show to talk about the offline first revolution, the use of service workers, how UpUp is helping on that front, speech recognition, and annyang.
Metabase and Open Source Business Intelligence
Nov 13, 2015 • 77 min
Sameer Al-Sakran and Tom Robinson from Metabase joined the show to discuss Metabase - their open source tool that’s laying the foundation of their goals for open source business intelligence.
RethinkDB, Databases, the Realtime Web
Nov 6, 2015 • 81 min
Slava Akhmechet joined the show again to catch us up on RethinkDB and the awesome progress they’ve made to power the realtime web. We talked about innovation in databases, compared and contrasted to pub/sub, Pusher, NoSQL, and even The Next Big Thing™ in…
Otto, Vagrant, Automation
Nov 3, 2015 • 85 min
Mitchell Hashimoto joined the show to talk about HashiCorp’s new tool - Otto, how it compares to and compliments Vagrant, Automation, and we even talked to Mitchell about his history with software development in the beginning of the show.
Caddy HTTP/2 Web Server
Oct 30, 2015 • 76 min
Matt Holt and Sebastian Erhart joined the show to talk about Caddy the HTTP/2 web server written in Go. It’s time to serve the web like it’s 2015!
OAuth 2.0, Oz, Node.js, Hapi.js
Oct 19, 2015 • 109 min
Eran Hammer joined the show to talk about updates to Hapi.js, Node.js, OAuth, and deep discussions about Oz – Eran’s replacement for OAuth 2.0.
Cylon.js, Gobot, Artoo, IoT
Oct 9, 2015 • 93 min
Ron Evans, ringleader of The Hybrid Group and creator of a fleet of open source robot libraries, joined the show to talk about open source and robotics, Cylon.js, Gobot, Artoo, teaching, KidsRuby, his programming hero, and more.
CROSSOVER — CodeNewbie and Community
Oct 2, 2015 • 88 min
Saron Yitbarek, creator of CodeNewbie and the CodeNewbie podcast, joined the show to talk about helping more people discover software development, embarrassing moments, lessons learned along the way, and more.
OSCON and Open Source
Sep 24, 2015 • 80 min
Rachel Roumeliotis, the Strategic Content Director at O’Reilly Media, joined the show to talk about the history of OSCON, what you can expect from this year’s conference and the importance of open source software.
Metasploit, InfoSec, Open Source
Sep 22, 2015 • 94 min
Trevor Rosen and James “Egypt” Lee joined the show to talk about Metasploit, a collaboration of the open source community and Rapid7 – its penetration testing software that helps you verify vulnerabilities and manage security assessments.
CROSSOVER — Turing-Incomplete
Sep 11, 2015 • 94 min
The entire crew behind Turing-Incomplete podcast joined the show to talk about the history and focus of their show, the ins and outs of technical podcasting, software industry trends, and more.
GitUp and the UX of Git
Sep 4, 2015 • 117 min
Pierre-Olivier Latour joined the show to talk about his history as a software developer - everything from creating Quartz Composer, working at Apple, to his new project GitUp and the user experience of Git.
Clojure, ClojureScript, and Living Clojure
Aug 28, 2015 • 69 min
Carin Meier joined the show to talk about Clojure, ClojureScript, her book Living Clojure, all the fun things she loves about math, physics, and creating a programming language.
BoltDB, InfluxDB, Key-Value Databases
Aug 21, 2015 • 56 min
Ben Johnson joined the show to talk about BoltDB, InfluxDB, and several other key-value store databases out there and why he’s so passionate about developing open source software.
Middleman and Static Site Generators
Aug 14, 2015 • 72 min
Thomas Reynolds, the creator of Middleman, joined the show to talk about the history of static site generators, how he got into open-source, his love for Go, and what’s to come in Middleman v4.
Prometheus and service monitoring
Aug 7, 2015 • 70 min
Julius Volz from SoundCloud joined the show to talk about Prometheus, an open-source service monitoring system written in Go.
Mesos and Mesosphere DCOS
Jul 31, 2015 • 58 min
Tobi Knaup, co-founder & CTO of Mesosphere joined the show to talk about the datacenter operating system, and all the open source around it.
JavaScript in the Wild at NEJS Conf
Jul 24, 2015 • 68 min
Jerod Santo took off his host hat this show and joined Zach Leatherman, and Nick Nisi, his co-organizers of NEJS Conf to talk about JavaScript in the wild in Omaha, Nebraska.
Betting the company on Elixir and Ember
Jul 17, 2015 • 64 min
Brian Cardarella joined the show to talk about the bet he’s placed on Elixir and Ember to be the focus of his company.
Semantic UI Returns
Jul 10, 2015 • 77 min
Jack Lukic is back again to talk about what’s new with Semantic UI, the progress he, 104 contributors, and hundreds of translators have made towards a front-end standard only rivaled by Twitter’s Bootstrap numbers. We discuss the why and the how of him…
Go in the Modern Enterprise and Go Kit
Jul 3, 2015 • 80 min
Peter Bourgon joined the show to talk about building microservices using Go in the modern enterprise and his microservices toolkit Go kit.
Octopress 3.0
Jun 26, 2015 • 79 min
Brandon Mathis joined the show to tell us all about the much anticipated 3.0 release of Octopress - his Jekyll-based blogging framework for hackers. Octopress 3.0 is a complete rewrite and has been in the works for quite a while. We find out why Brandon…
The HTTP/2 Spec
Jun 19, 2015 • 78 min
Ilya Grigorik is back again — this time we’re talking about his true passion, internet plumbing, web performance, and the HTTP/2 spec. We cover everything around HTTP/2, the spec, HTTP/1 history, SPDY, binary framing layer, the semantics of HTTP/2,…
Ampersand.js, SPAs, WebRTC
Jun 12, 2015 • 75 min
Henrik Joreteg joined the show to talk about Single Page Apps (SPAs), Ampersand.js, WebRTC, JavaScript coding styles, and more.
Sustaining Open Source Software
Jun 5, 2015 • 71 min
Mike Perham joined the show to talk about sustaining open source software, living a healthy life, how to treat one another, and more.
Building Bridges
May 29, 2015 • 71 min
Sarah Allen, cofounder of RailsBridge and Bridge Foundry, joined the show to talk about the incredible ability to make something with software, leading and teaching a community, teaching programming to kids, programming is a life skill, and more.
Modern WordPress using Bedrock and Sage
May 22, 2015 • 74 min
Ben Word and Scott Walkinshaw joined the show to talk about a more modern WordPress stack, Bedrock and Sage, dependency management, WordPress deployment, smarter development setup with tools like Ansible and Vagrant, and more. If you’re someone who wants…
GopherCon 2015
May 19, 2015 • 43 min
Brian Ketelsen and Erik St. Martin, the organizers of GopherCon, joined the show to talk about what it takes to create and run a conference like GopherCon, the size of the event, the speaking track, after-parties, hack day, workshops, and more. We also…
The Future of Node.js
May 15, 2015 • 82 min
Scott Hammond, the CEO of Joyent, joined the show to talk about the history of Node, Joyent’s interest in Node, how they’ve handled the stewardship of Node over the years, their support of io.js joining Node Foundation, the convergence of the code bases…
All Things Ruby with 2015’s Ruby Heroes
May 15, 2015 • 72 min
Our guests this week are 2015’s RUBY HEROES! Big show today, lots of great Ruby talk with these heroes, great insights from this past year of Ruby, and more.
17 Years of curl
May 1, 2015 • 65 min
Daniel Stenberg joined the show to talk about curl and libcurl and how he has spent at least 2 hours every day for the past 17 years working on and maintaining curl. That’s over 13k hours! We covered the origins of curl, how he chooses projects to work…
BONUS — Magic cURL Feature
Apr 30, 2015 • 2 min
This is a bonus clip from the after call with Daniel Stenberg for episode #153. Daniel shared the details of a “magic feature” in cURL that’s been there for over 6 years. It’s a feature he feels most people don’t know exists.
TypeScript and Open Source at Microsoft
Apr 24, 2015 • 82 min
Anders Hejlsberg and Jonathan Turner from the TypeScript team at Microsoft joined the show to talk about TypeScript, a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript from Microsoft. We cover Microsoft’s acceptance and support of open…
The Rust Programming Language
Apr 11, 2015 • 82 min
Steve Klabnik and Yehuda Katz joined the show to talk about the Rust Programming Language, a systems programming language from Mozilla Research. We covered memory safety without garbage collection, security, the Rust 1.0 Beta, getting started with Rust,…
Internet Connected Things Using Spark
Apr 3, 2015 • 75 min
Zach Supalla joined the show to talk about Spark - a complete, open source, full stack solution for creating amazing internet connected things. We talk about making connected hardware easier, using Kickstarter to fund hardware projects, and Amazon’s new…
React, React Native, Flux, Relay, GraphQL
Mar 27, 2015 • 60 min
Christopher “vjeux” Chedeau and Spencer Ahrens joined the show to talk about React, React Native, Flux, Relay, and GraphQL. They also announce on this show that React Native is now open source on GitHub.
The State of Go in 2015
Mar 25, 2015 • 83 min
Andrew Gerrand joined the show to talk about the state of Go in 2015, how Go compares to other concurrent languages, why people choose Go over other languages, the C to Go toolchain conversion, and what’s coming in version 1.5 and 1.6 of Go.
Elixir and Phoenix
Mar 20, 2015 • 66 min
Chris McCord joined the show to take us on a deep dive into the Phoenix web framework and Elixir. We covered the similarities between Ruby and Erlang, getting started with Elixir, and deploying Phoenix. He also shared his plans for the 1.0 release and the…
Mind the Gender Parity Gap
Mar 13, 2015 • 64 min
Sarah Mei joined the show to talk through a recent article she authored titled “Mind the Gap” and why we’re missing our best chance for gender parity. We discussed our innate subconscious assumptions and prejudices towards one another, how we alienate…
10+ Years of Rails
Mar 6, 2015 • 108 min
David Heinemeier Hansson, aka DHH joined the show to talk through the past, present, and future of Ruby on Rails — the most beloved web application framework in the Ruby community.
GitHub Archive and Changelog Nightly
Feb 27, 2015 • 54 min
Ilya Grigorik joined the show to talk about GitHub Archive, logging and archiving GitHub’s public event data, and how he uses Google BigQuery to make querying that data accessible to everyone.
Front-end Developer Interview Questions
Feb 20, 2015 • 57 min
Darcy Clarke joined the show to talk about his repo on the HTML5 Boilerplate org on GitHub “Front-end Developer Interview Questions”. We discussed why the repo has been so successful, the challenges of translating a text document into multiple languages,…
Laravel PHP Framework
Feb 13, 2015 • 54 min
Taylor Otwell, the creator of the Laravel PHP framework, joined the show for a deep dive into Laravel, why he doesn’t release without good documentation, building apps to test your own framework, writing an API for Lavarel Forge, and more.
Going Fulltime on The Changelog
Feb 11, 2015 • 27 min
BIG news! This is the episode where we discuss Adam going fulltime on The Changelog.
Aurelia, Durandal, Leaving AngularJS
Feb 6, 2015 • 71 min
Rob Eisenberg joined the show to talk about why he left the AngularJS team, how the community responded, the allure of working for Google and getting paid to work on open source full time, why someone might choose Aurelia over other frameworks, and more.
The Rise of io.js
Jan 30, 2015 • 62 min
Mikeal Rogers joined the show to talk about io.js, a friendly fork of Node.js with an open governance model. We discussed why the io.js fork exists, why they choose open governance, the roadmap and future of io.js, supporting ES6, burnout while working in…
rkt, App Container Spec, CoreOS
Jan 23, 2015 • 60 min
Alex Polvi, CEO of CoreOS, joined the show to talk about their new open source product rkt, their App Container Spec, and CoreOS - the container only server OS focused on securing the internet.
Better GitHub Issues with HuBoard
Jan 16, 2015 • 65 min
Adam and Jerod talk with Ryan built about HuBoard - a project management solution for teams and organizations using GitHub. He gives us an inside look at how he created HuBoard, how he made the transition from free service to paid users, the technical…
Phusion Passenger (aka Ruby Raptor)
Jan 8, 2015 • 61 min
Adam and Jerod talk with Hong Lai, one of the co-founders of Phusion. His company recently got a lot of attention for their upcoming version of Phusion Passenger, which they decided to call Ruby Raptor in a clever marketing play to get people excited…
End of Year 2014
Dec 19, 2014 • 60 min
Adam and Jerod close out the year and give thanks to everyone who helps support The Changelog – community members, listeners, readers, sponsors, as well as our various partners. We also discuss top topics from 2014, Changelog Weekly and how we use Trello…
Open Sourcing .NET Core
Dec 10, 2014 • 57 min
Adam and Jerod talk with the members of the .NET Core team at Microsoft about Microsoft’s motivation for open sourcing the base class libraries of .NET, open source vs source open, the true goal of open sourcing .NET Core, and this new Microsoft we’ve…
All things Perl
Dec 3, 2014 • 58 min
Adam and Jerod talk with Curtis “Ovid” Poe about how he got started with Perl, what Perl is really good at, why he doesn’t expect everyone to love Perl, why Perl doesn’t get no respect, the difference between Perl 5 and Perl 6, and why the Perl community…
Buckets CMS on Node.js
Nov 28, 2014 • 58 min
Adam and Jerod talk with David Kaneda about Buckets (a simple, open source CMS built on Node.js), how he’s building Buckets, what competing with Wordpress and Drupal is like, the process of working with people on Assembly, and more.
The Road to Ember 2.0
Nov 18, 2014 • 68 min
Adam and Jerod talk with Tom Dale and Yehuda Katz about the road to Ember 2.0 and the complete front-end stack it is today.
Inspeqtor and OSS Products
Nov 11, 2014 • 65 min
Adam and Jerod talk with Mike Perham about his new project Inspeqtor and his approach to better application infrastructure monitoring.
The PHP Language Specification
Nov 10, 2014 • 62 min
Adam and Jerod talk with Sara Golemon about her work at Facebook, The PHP Language Specification, and making PHP awesome.
Lineman.js and JavaScript apps
Aug 27, 2014 • 60 min
Adam and Jerod talk with Justin Searls about Lineman.js, building for the web with JavaScript, and his abstract “The Social Coding Contract.”
Aug 7, 2014 • 65 min
Adam and Jerod talk with Olivier Lacan about keeping a CHANGELOG and his passion for keeping a human facing, readable history, for software projects.
Xiki and Reimagining the Shell
Jul 15, 2014 • 72 min
Adam and Jerod talk with Craig Muth about his project Xiki, the current Kickstarter he has to raise funds so he can work on it full time, and reimagining the shell.
Blogging for Hackers
Jul 15, 2014 • 73 min
Parker Moore joined the show to talk with Adam about blogging for hackers with Jekyll and GitHub Pages.
Tedit, JS-Git, Jack
Jul 15, 2014 • 64 min
Adam and Jerod talk with Tim Caswell about getting started in open source, exploring new frontiers, and his latest project Tedit – a development platform that makes programming JavaScript easy and more accessible.
Gittip and Open Companies
May 29, 2014 • 74 min
Adam and Jerod talk with Chad Whitacre the Founder of Gittip to talk about what’s new this year for Gittip and the directions they are taking things.
Rails Girls Summer of Code and Travis Foundation
May 19, 2014 • 73 min
Adam and Jerod talk to Anika Lindtner and Floor Drees about Rails Girls Summer of Code, Travis Foundation, fundraising, supporting open source through grants, and ways the community is showing their support of diversity in tech.
Google’s Dart Programming Language
May 8, 2014 • 56 min
Adam and Andrew talk with Lars Bak and Seth Ladd from Google about Dart, a new language and platform started by Google for scalable web app engineering.
Ruby Tooling, chruby, ruby-install, Security
May 2, 2014 • 71 min
Adam and Andrew talked to Postmodern about his open source projects chruby, ruby-install, chgems, ronin, and more.
MEAN.js & Full-Stack JavaScript
Apr 25, 2014 • 48 min
Andrew talks with the fellas behind MEAN.js, Amos Haviv and Roie Cohen. MEAN.js is a full-stack JavaScript solution using MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, and Node.
The Sass Way and Open Publishing
Apr 18, 2014 • 72 min
Adam and John talk about Sass, The Sass Way, Middleman, and open publishing on GitHub.
Go, Martini, Gophercasts
Apr 16, 2014 • 70 min
Jeremy Saenz joined the show to talk about Go, Martini, Gophercasts, and more.
Node Black Friday at Walmart
Jan 11, 2014 • 64 min
Eran Hammer joined the show to talk about Node.js and Black Friday at Walmart.
Flynn Updates
Dec 20, 2013 • 42 min
Andrew talks with Jonathan Rudenberg and Jeff Lindsay about their hard work and updates on Flynn, their open source PaaS.
Dec 11, 2013 • 53 min
Slava Akhmechet, co-founder and CEO of RethinkDB, joined the show to talk with Andrew about RethinkDB - the open-source database for the realtime web.
Keep npm Running
Nov 26, 2013 • 57 min
Isaac Schlueter and Charlie Robbins joined the show to talk about the “crashyness” of npm recently and the community fundraiser they are starting to ask the community to support npm and to keep it running. Isaac is the creator of npm and a maintainer of…
ZURB Foundation 5 and Front-End Frameworks
Nov 16, 2013 • 65 min
Adam and Andrew talk with Jonathan Smiley and Mark Hayes from ZURB about Foundation 5, front-end frameworks, and Ink — their new email framework project.
Hoodie, noBackend, Offline-First
Nov 9, 2013 • 53 min
Andrew and Adam talk with Caolan McMahon from Hoodie to talk about very fast web development where you can build complete web apps in days, without having to worry about backends, databases or servers (with Hoodie). We discuss noBackend and the idea…
Capistrano and Burnout
Oct 30, 2013 • 61 min
Adam and Andrew talk with Lee Hambley about some serious subjects such as Capistrano 3.0/2.0, open source burnout, various conversations around deploying, Ruby, respect, handing over the reigns and more. If you hack on open source or run an open source…
Open Karma and Design Love for OSS
Oct 26, 2013 • 50 min
Adam and Andrew talk with Justine Arreche a Designer at Travis CI and Sebastian Gräßl a Freelance Developer. Together, they’re the creators of Open Karma, a tool to help bridge the gap between developers and designers in open source (they’re bringing some… and Crowd-Sourced Code Reviews
Oct 16, 2013 • 56 min
Adam and Jerod talk with Katrina Owen about - an open source platform for crowd-sourced code reviews on daily practice problems. Practice problems are available in Ruby, Elixir, JavaScript, Python, Haskell, and Clojure, and other languages are…
Balanced Payments and Open Sourcing Everything
Oct 9, 2013 • 47 min
Andrew and Adam talk with Marshall Jones from Balanced Payments about all they do in open source, and how they approach being an open company that desires to release as much software as they can as open source.
Semantic UI
Oct 5, 2013 • 41 min
Andrew and Adam talk with Jack Lukic about Semantic UI.
Ghost Blogging Platform
Sep 26, 2013 • 56 min
Andrew and Adam talk with John O’Nolan about his open source blogging platform Ghost written in JavaScript (Node.js), and how he and his team are working hard to create this beautifully designed platform dedicated to one thing: Publishing.
Kickstarting Espruino
Sep 20, 2013 • 49 min
Andrew and Jerod talk with Gordon Williams about his hardware/software open source project called Espruino that’s currently raising funds on Kickstarter. Espruino is the world’s first JavaScript microcontroller for beginners or experts, now open source.
GitLab and Open Source
Sep 13, 2013 • 63 min
Andrew and Adam talk with Sytse Sijbrandij, one of the Co-founders of GitLab, about building GitLab, sustaining open source, community management, and ways to handle a “road map” for your product or project.
RVM and Ruby Version Managment
Sep 6, 2013 • 53 min
Adam Stacoviak and Jerod Santo talk with Michal Papis about the history and future of RVM, the plan for RVM 2.0, the complexities of managing your Ruby version, Ruby 2.0 and more.
npm Origins and Node.js
Aug 22, 2013 • 62 min
Andrew and Adam talk with Isaac Schlueter about the origins of npm, building an asynchronous web with Node.js, and how to get paid to open source.
Go Programming
Aug 14, 2013 • 67 min
This episode is part of our remastered greatest hits collection and features Rob Pike and Andrew Gerrand talking about the history and latest updates to the Go programming language.
Flynn, Tent, Open Source PaaS’s
Aug 13, 2013 • 60 min
Adam Stacoviak and Andrew Thorp talk with Jeff Lindsay and Jonathan Rudenberg about Flynn, open source, PaaS and more.
AFNetworking, Helios, iOS Development
Aug 6, 2013 • 51 min
Adam Stacoviak, Andrew Thorp and Kenneth Reitz talk with Mattt Thompson, Mobile Lead at Heroku, about his many contributions to open source.
API Wrappers and Ruby
Jul 30, 2013 • 50 min
Adam Stacoviak and Andrew Thorp talk with Drew Blas of Chargify about API wrappers, Ruby, open source, and more.
Ruby off Rails
Jul 22, 2013 • 60 min
Adam Stacoviak and guest co-host Tim Smith talk with Jesse Wolgamott about learning Ruby, his course and mentorship Ruby off Rails, and more!
Civic Hacking and Code for America
Jul 3, 2013 • 65 min
Adam Stacoviak and Andrew Thorp talk with Michal Migurski (CTO) and Ezra Spier (Fellow) about civic hacking at Code for America, technical sustainability in government, skill gap for more modern software in government, open city data and more.
Sass, libsass, Haml
Jun 26, 2013 • 68 min
Adam Stacoviak and Andrew Thorp talk with Hampton Catlin about Sass, libsass, Haml, Tritium, Moovweb and more.
Sass, Bourbon, Product Design
Jun 12, 2013 • 75 min
Adam Stacoviak talks with Phil LaPier about Sass, Bourbon, Neat, sustaining open source, product design, and more.
Sidekiq and Ruby
Jun 7, 2013 • 59 min
Adam Stacoviak and Andrew Thorp talk with Mike Perham about sustaining open source, sidekiq, message processing with Ruby, and more.
Discover Meteor.js
May 29, 2013 • 60 min
Adam Stacoviak and Andrew Thorp talk with Sacha Greif about his new book Discover Meteor, Meteor.js, sustaining open source and more.
Pair Programming and Ruby
May 22, 2013 • 65 min
Adam Stacoviak, Andrew Thorp, and Steve Klabnik talk about pair programming, distributed teams, workflows, Ruby and more with Avdi Grimm.
Docker and Linux Containers
May 17, 2013 • 75 min
Adam Stacoviak and Andrew Thorp talk about Docker, linux containers, and dotCloud with Solomon Hykes - Founder & CEO of DotCloud and the creator of Docker.
Vagrant and HashiCorp
May 15, 2013 • 59 min
Adam Stacoviak and Andrew Thorp talk with Mitchell Hashimoto, the creator of Vagrant and founder of HashiCorp.
Sustaining Open Source and Building an Open Company
May 9, 2013 • 79 min
Adam Stacoviak, Andrew Thorp and Kenneth Reitz talk with Chad Whitacre about sustaining open source through Gittip, building an open company and more.
Discourse and Ruby
May 3, 2013 • 78 min
Adam Stacoviak, Andrew Thorp and Kenneth Reitz talk with Jeff Atwood about Discourse and more.
We’re Back and We’re LIVE!
Apr 22, 2013 • 70 min
Adam Stacoviak, Andrew Thorp, Steve Klabnik, Kenneth Reitz and Jerod Santo take the show live for the first time since August 8th, 2012.
News Roundup
Aug 8, 2012 • 41 min
Andrew and Wynn run down the news from the last month.
Cloud 9 IDE
Jul 17, 2012 • 35 min
Wynn caught up with Ruben and Matt from Cloud 9 to talk about what’s new with their IDE in the cloud.
Ruby Motion and MacRuby
Jun 26, 2012 • 43 min
Wynn and Sam caught up with Laurent Sansonetti to talk about MacRuby, RubyMotion, and more.
Celluloid and Concurrency
May 31, 2012 • 39 min
Wynn talked with Tony Arcieri, creator of Celluloid, about concurrency in Ruby and his thoughts on Erlang, Clojure, and design patterns.
Luvit and Lua Bindings for libuv
May 23, 2012 • 24 min
Wynn caught up with Tim Caswell to talk about Luvit, his new project that provides Lua bindings for libuv.
Adhearsion, Telephony, XMPP
Apr 13, 2012 • 40 min
Wynn caught up with Ben Klang and Ben Langfeld of the Adhearsion project to talk about Adhearsion 2.0, the future of telephony apps, XMPP, and more.
CocoaPods and MacRuby
Apr 5, 2012 • 36 min
Wynn caught up with Eloy Durán, creator of CocoaPods to talk about the project, MacRuby, and his favorite Objective-C libraries.
Solarized and Linux on the Desktop
Mar 30, 2012 • 63 min
Wynn sat down with Ethan Schoonover, creator of Solarized to talk about the science and design behind the wildly popular color scheme as well as his love for Arch Linux.
.NET, NuGet, Open Source
Mar 16, 2012 • 34 min
Wynn caught up with Phil Haack to talk about NuGet and growing the .NET open source community at GitHub.
Travis CI, Scaling Apps, Riak
Mar 6, 2012 • 41 min
Wynn caught up with Josh Kalderimis and Mathias Meyer from Travis CI to talk about hosted CI in the sky, scaling apps, and a little Riak.
The League of Moveable Type
Feb 23, 2012 • 52 min
Adam and Wynn caught up with Micah Rich from The League of Moveable type to talk about open source typography.
tmux, dotfiles, and Text Mode
Feb 17, 2012 • 37 min
Wynn sat down with Brian Hogan and Josh Clayton to talk about tmux, dotfiles, and the joys of text mode.
Vagrant and Virtualized Environments
Feb 9, 2012 • 25 min
Wynn caught up with Mitchell Hashimoto from the Vagrant project to talk about virtualized environments, DevOps, and more.
Spine and Client-Side MVC
Dec 20, 2011 • 23 min
Wynn caught up with Alex MacCaw to talk about Spine, CoffeeScript, writing books, and working at Twitter.
Foundation and Other Zurb Goodies
Dec 7, 2011 • 34 min
Wynn caught up with Jonathan and Matt from Zurb to talk about Foundation, their HTML5 front end scaffold and many projects from the Zurb playground.
Spree and Ecommerce in Rails
Nov 3, 2011 • 46 min
Wynn sat down with Sean and Brian from Spree to talk about ecommerce in Rails, SpreeConf, and their recent $1.5M funding round.
Growl and Open Source in the App Store
Oct 11, 2011 • 44 min
Adam and Wynn caught up with Chris Forsythe, lead of the Growl project to talk about Growl, their App Store launch, and his work on Adium and Perian.
HTML5 Boilerplate and JavaScript
Aug 19, 2011 • 57 min
Adam and Wynn caught up with Paul Irish of Google’s Chrome developer relations team to talk about HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3, polyfills, and more.
Aug 4, 2011 • 57 min
Steve and Wynn caught up with Wayne Seguin to talk about his Ruby enVironment Manager and BDSM shell scripting framework projects.
Code for America
Jul 26, 2011 • 60 min
Adam and Wynn caught up with Erik and Max, Fellows at Code for America to talk about civic-focused development and open source.
Pow, Rails 3.1 Asset Pipeline, CoffeeScript and More
Jul 13, 2011 • 62 min
Adam and Wynn caught up with Sam Stephenson from 37Signals to talk about his his many open source projects and developing Basecamp Mobile.
Jun 21, 2011 • 37 min
Adam and Wynn caught up with the developers behind CDNJS, a community-powered CDN for JavaScript libraries.
IronJS, F#, and .NET
Jun 2, 2011 • 31 min
Wynn caught up with Fredrik Holmström to talk about IronJS, F#, and open source in .NET.
Oh My Zsh
May 26, 2011 • 50 min
Adam and Kenneth caught up with Robby Russell to talk about his community-driven zsh project.
Fog, the Ruby Cloud Services Library
May 20, 2011 • 22 min
Wynn sat down with Wesley Beary from Engine Yard to talk about the Fog project and the Cloud, live from Red Dirt Ruby Conf.
RubyGems and
May 11, 2011 • 19 min
Wynn sat down with Nick Quaranto at Red Dirt Ruby Conference to talk about Gemcutter,, and how to get started creating your own Ruby gem.
Twisted and Evented Programming in Python
May 3, 2011 • 33 min
Kenneth and Wynn caught up with Glyph Lefkowitz from Twisted to talk about the project and evented programming in Python.
Amplify.js, jQuery, CoffeeScript
Apr 27, 2011 • 45 min
Wynn caught up with Mike Hostetler and Scott González from AppendTo to talk about Amplify.js, jQuery, CoffeeScript, Microsoft, the web, and open source.
Vim Round Table
Apr 12, 2011 • 41 min
Wynn sat down with three Vim users and experts to talk about tips and tricks for using and pimping the popular text editor.
Goliath, Event Machine, SPDY
Apr 6, 2011 • 50 min
Wynn caught up with Ilya Grigorik, Founder and CTO of PostRank to talk about Goliath, async Ruby web development, and Google’s SPDY.
Erlang, CouchBase, Merging with Membase
Mar 30, 2011 • 45 min
Wynn sat down with Chris Anderson from CouchBase to talk about CouchDB, the merger with Membase, Erlang, and bringing NoSQL to PHPers.
Formalize and News Roundup “Design Edition”
Mar 22, 2011 • 49 min
Adam and Wynn were joined by Nathan Smith, creator of to talk about his new project Formalize and the latest news on The Changelog.
Serve, RadiantCMS, Design and Prototyping
Mar 16, 2011 • 62 min
Adam sat down with Designer/Developer John Long, creator of RadiantCMS about his new project Serve, design, and running a successful open source project.
MongoDB, NoSQL, Web Scale
Mar 9, 2011 • 35 min
Steve and Wynn sat down with Eliot Horowitz from 10gen to talk about MongoDB, the NoSQL landscape, and the fun of building at Web Scale.
Ruby, Rails, the Cloud
Mar 1, 2011 • 43 min
Steve and Wynn caught up with Dr. Nic from Engine Yard to talk about the cloud, Jenkins, Ruby, and lowering the barrier of entry for learning Rails on Windows.
Git, Showoff, XBox Kinect
Feb 22, 2011 • 53 min
Kenneth and Wynn caught up with GitHubber Scott Chacon to talk about Git, distributed version control, and his quest to kill Word as a book authoring tool.
Jenkins and Continous Integration
Feb 8, 2011 • 39 min
Kenneth and Wynn caught up with Kohsuke Kawaguchi and Andrew Bayer from the Jenkins project to talk about continuous integration, Java, and corporate backing drama.
Open Government and the Citizen Coder
Feb 1, 2011 • 32 min
Adam and Wynn caught up with Carl Tashian from Open Government to talk about,, and the rise of the Citizen Coder.
YUI 3, Node.js, JSLint, Douglas Crockford Code Reviews
Jan 25, 2011 • 31 min
Adam and Wynn caught up with Adam Moore and Satyen Desai from the YUI team to talk about YUI 3, Node.js, and working with Douglas Crockford.
Redis In-Memory Data Store
Jan 17, 2011 • 39 min
Wynn caught up with Salvatore Sanfilippo to talk about Redis, the super hot key value store.
Ruby 1.9, Nokogiri, Tender Lovemaking
Jan 10, 2011 • 34 min
Wynn caught up with Aaron Patterson, aka @tenderlove, to talk about Ruby 1.9, Nokogiri, and muscle cars.
Hackety Hack and _why
Jan 5, 2011 • 31 min
Steve Klabnik joined the show to talk about learning to program with Hackety Hack and why the lucky stiff.
Rails 3.1 and SproutCore
Dec 9, 2010 • 56 min
Adam and Wynn caught up with Yehuda Katz to talk about upcoming changes in Rails 3.1, SproutCore, and his growing list of open source projects.
Building Telephony Apps
Nov 30, 2010 • 45 min
Wynn caught up with Chris Matthieu of Voxeo Labs to talk about Phono, Tropo, Adhearsion, and building telephony apps with open source tools.
Riak Revisited
Nov 9, 2010 • 37 min
Wynn sat down with Andy Gross and Mark Phillips of Basho and John Nunemaker of Ordered List to talk about Riak, Riak Search, and moving an open source community to GitHub.
Scripty2, Zepto.js, Vapor.js
Oct 26, 2010 • 50 min
Wynn caught up with Thomas Fuchs to talk about, Scripty2, Zepto.js and the future of Prototype.
DevOps and Chef
Oct 12, 2010 • 36 min
Wynn sat down with Corey Donohoe from GitHub and Seth Chisamore from Opscode to talk about DevOps, Chef, agile infrastructure and innovation in the datacenter.
PubSubHubBub and the Real-Time Web
Oct 5, 2010 • 30 min
Wynn chatted with Julien Genestoux (github/twitter) from Superfeedr about PubSubHubBub, XMPP, Websockets, and the real-time web.
Django Dash, Python, Ruby
Sep 23, 2010 • 27 min
Kenneth and Wynn caught up with Daniel, Christian, and Matt from Pragmatic Badger to talk about the Django Dash, Python, and Ruby.
Homebrew and OSX Package Management
Sep 14, 2010 • 32 min
Adam and Wynn caught up with Max Howell, creator of Homebrew to talk about package managment on OSX, beer, and scrobbling.
Mongrel2 and high performance web sites
Sep 8, 2010 • 38 min
Wynn caught up with Zed Shaw’s non-rockstar alter ego to talk about Mongrel2, high performance web sites, guitar, and software community ponzi schemes.
Node Knockout
Aug 31, 2010 • 24 min
Micheil and Wynn caught up with Gerad and Visnu from the Node Knockout to talk about the 48 hour Node.js development competition and its entries. and CSS Grid Frameworks
Aug 19, 2010 • 33 min
Adam and Wynn caught up with Nathan Smith from 960 Grid System to talk about web development and CSS grid frameworks.
The WebSocket protocol
Aug 9, 2010 • 28 min
Wynn and Micheil sat down with Peter Griess from Yahoo Mail, Martyn Loughran from Pusher App, and Guillermo Rauch from Socket.IO to talk about Websockets.
Sencha Touch
Jul 27, 2010 • 25 min
Wynn caught up with David Kaneda to talk about mobile web app development with Sencha Touch.
CoffeeScript and JavaScript
Jul 23, 2010 • 38 min
Wynn and special guest host Micheil Smith sat down with Jeremy Ashkenas from DocumentCloud to chat about CoffeeScript, a cool language that compiles to JavaScript.
Mobile Web Development and jQuery
Jun 25, 2010 • 24 min
Adam and Wynn caught up with John Resig at TXJS and talked about mobile web development with jQuery and TestSwarm, a continuous integration project from Mozilla Labs.
Padrino Ruby Web Framework
Jun 17, 2010 • 31 min
Adam and Wynn caught up with Arthur Chiu and Nathan Esquenazi from Padrino, the Ruby web framework built on top of Sinatra.
JSON and JavaScript
Jun 8, 2010 • 14 min
While at TXJS — Adam and Wynn caught up with Douglas Crockford, author of both JavaScript: The Good Parts and the JSON spec, and a global namespace unto himself.
RaphaëlJS and Running an Open Source Project
May 25, 2010 • 32 min
Wynn caught up with Dmitry Baranovskiy to talk about his project RaphaëlJS, running an open source project, and why living in Australia is better than living anywhere else in the world.
Tornado, Hip-hop, Three20
May 18, 2010 • 39 min
Adam and Wynn caught up with David Recordon and other Facebook developers to talk about their wide range of open source projects including Tornado, Hip-Hop, and Three20 as well as OpenGraph and OAuth 2.0.
The Ruby Racer
May 11, 2010 • 21 min
Wynn and Gregg Pollack did a special LIVE episode at Red Dirt Ruby Conf where they sat down with Charles Lowell to talk about embedding JavaScript engines in Ruby.
Sammy.js and Semantic Versioning
Apr 20, 2010 • 44 min
Adam and Wynn caught up with Aaron Quint, the brains behind Sammy.js, a neat JavaScript framework built on top on jQuery fashioned after Ruby’s Sinatra.
Tweets from Chirp, Twitter’s Developer Conference
Apr 20, 2010 • 19 min
While in San Francisco for Chirp, Wynn caught up with Erik and John from 140Proof, Hayes Davis from CheapTweet, and Christie Koehler from Open Source Bridge about Twitter and open source development.
Node.js and Server-Side JavaScript
Apr 6, 2010 • 42 min
Adam and Wynn caught up with Felix Geisendörfer to talk about Node.js, server-side JavaScript, and JSConf 2010.
Ruby, TextMate, Red Dirt Ruby Conf
Mar 30, 2010 • 25 min
While in OKC for OpenBeta4, Adam and Wynn sat down with James Edward Gray II and talked about his many Ruby gems, TextMate bundles, and his upcoming Ruby conference Red Dirt Ruby Conf this May.
NoSQL Smackdown!
Mar 18, 2010 • 47 min
While at SXSW Interactive, Adam and Wynn got to attend the Data Cluster Meetup hosted by Rackspace and Infochimps. Things got a bit rowdy when the panel debated features of Cassandra, CouchDB, MongoDB and Amazon SimpleDB and started throwing dirt at…
Open Source Publishing
Mar 11, 2010 • 50 min
Adam and Wynn caught up with Geoffrey Grosenbach, Brandon Mathis, and Tim Caswell to talk about publishing with open source tools, open blogging, and the back-to-the-future world of static site generators and database-less blogs. frameworks
Mar 8, 2010 • 44 min
Adam and Wynn caught up with Ruben Daniels and Rik Arends from and talked about APF and O3, their frameworks for both browser and server based JavaScript applications.
OAuth,, Baconfile
Feb 27, 2010 • 46 min
Adam and Wynn caught up with Leah Culver and talked about startups, APIs, and her open source work on OAuth, oEmbed,, Baconfile, and more.
Riak, the New Erlang-based NoSQL Store
Feb 18, 2010 • 63 min
Adam and Wynn caught up with Andy Gross from Basho and Sean Cribbs, a freelance Ruby developer, to discuss Riak, the new Erlang-based NoSQL store and Ripple, Sean’s new Ruby wrapper for Riak.
Civic hacking
Feb 10, 2010 • 62 min
Adam and Wynn caught up with Luigi Montanez and Jeremy Carbaugh from Sunlight Labs and discussed their Python and Ruby projects, government transparency, and civic hacking - open source contributions as activism.
Gordon is such a Showoff
Feb 3, 2010 • 38 min
Adam and Wynn continued chatting with John Nunemaker about recent featured projects on the blog — including Gordon, Showoff, jQuery Lint, JSpec, congomongo and more.
Ordered List,, and MongoMapper
Jan 29, 2010 • 35 min
John Nunemaker joined the show to talk about open source, improving your craft, building a business, and how MongoDB has changed his life.
All things GitHub
Jan 25, 2010 • 77 min
Chris Wanstrath joined the show to talk about the past, present, and future of GitHub.
Fix-me, Configliere, more Node.js
Jan 19, 2010 • 21 min
Marshall Culpepper Appcelerator is back and we go through the news together.
Appcelerator’s Titanium and Titanium Mobile
Jan 14, 2010 • 52 min
Marshall Culpepper joined the show to talk about Appcelerator’s Titanium Desktop and Titanium Mobile.
10gen and MongoDB
Dec 17, 2009 • 41 min
Mike Dirolf joined the show to talk about how MongoDB came about, design decisions, and the future of this cool NoSQL server.
The Weekly News
Dec 15, 2009 • 46 min
Friend of the show, Steven Bristol from LessEverything join us to discuss the latest in open source.
Document Cloud and Underscore.js
Dec 6, 2009 • 35 min
Jeremy Ashkenas is the Lead Developer at DocumentCloud about their effort to revolutionize the way media organizations gather news. Jeremy discusses their open source projects CloudCrowd, Underscore.js, and JAMMIT that they’ve released along the way.
Chrome OS, Thor and ROaR
Dec 1, 2009 • 30 min
In this show we’re still trying to find our footing with this podcast stuff. Seriously, we get better at this.
The Go Programming Language from Google
Nov 27, 2009 • 21 min
Rob Pike is a Principal Engineer at Google and Tech Lead for Google’s Go team. Rob is also a co-creator of the Go programming language. We talked with Rob about Go — Google’s new open source programing language!
The original Changelog Weekly
Nov 25, 2009 • 21 min
This goes WAAAAY back in the archive of The Changelog. So far back, that our audio was down-right horrible and you can tell we were nervous to even be recording. We were green and wet behind the ears when it came to producing a podcast (we had no clue).
Haml, Sass, Compass
Nov 19, 2009 • 59 min
Natalie Weizenbaum and Chris Eppstein joined the show today to discuss Haml, Sass, and Compass.