The Changelog

The Changelog

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Hosted by Adam Stacoviak and Jerod Santo.



#209: GitHub and Google on Public Datasets & Google BigQuery

June 29, 2016 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 24 minutes

This week's show was produced in collaboration with GitHub and Google to announce a big expansion to GitHub's public dataset on BigQuery.

We talked with Arfon Smith (GitHub), Felipe Hoffa (Google), and Will Curran (Google) 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, adding query capabilities that have never been possible before, example queries, and more!


#208: Ecto 2 and Phoenix Presence with José Valim and Chris McCord

June 22, 2016 at 1:00AM • 1 hour 37 minutes

On this episode we catch up with José Valim and Chris McCord to talk all about how they're advancing the state of the art in the Elixir community with the releases of Ecto 2.0 and Phoenix 1.2.

We also share our journey with Elixir at The Changelog, find out what makes Phoenix's new Presence feature so special, and even find time for Chris to field a few of our support requests.


#207: Ubuntu Everywhere with Dustin Kirkland

June 17, 2016 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 20 minutes

This week we talked with Dustin Kirkland 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 of this Linux distro.


#206: The Advantages of Being a Blind Programmer with Parham Doustdar

June 10, 2016 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 9 minutes

This week on the show we talk with Parham Doustdar, a blind programmer. We talked about the advantages of being a blind programmer, the tools he uses, quitting school, carving your own path, and more.

We also couldn't stop using visual words when talking with Parham -- even he couldn't help himself either, so you'll get to hear us laugh at ourselves near the end.


#205: A Protocol For Dying with Pieter Hintjens

June 3, 2016 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 56 minutes

This show is, and forever will be, a very special show for us. In this show we talked with Pieter Hintjens, creator of ZeroMQ and The Collective Code Construction Contract (C4), writer of many books and protocols, as well as a developer with decades of building software and communities -- someone who has given so much, and continues to give - even up until the time he is planning for his death.

Pieter is terminally ill 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.

Thank you Pieter from the bottom of our hearts for your time on this show and for all that you are. You are loved by us my friend.


#204: IPFS (InterPlanetary File System) with Juan Benet

May 20, 2016 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 13 minutes

In this show we talk with Juan Benet, one of the developers behind IPFS -- the InterPlanetary File System, a new peer-to-peer hypermedia distribution protocol, addressed by content and identities. We talked about what it is, how it works, how it can be used, and how it just might save the future of the web.


#203: Jewelbots and Getting Kids Coding With Sara Chipps and George Stocker

May 13, 2016 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 4 minutes

Our guests this week are Sara Chipps, the creator of Jewelbots, and George Stocker, the VP of Engineering at Jewelbots. We talked about connected wearables for kids, keeping UX simple, Open Source and building your business on it, influencing young girls through the possibilities of coding, and more.


#202: 23 Years of Ruby with Matz (Yukihiro Matsumoto)

May 6, 2016 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 22 minutes

Big show this week -- we caught up with Matz, the creator of Ruby to discuss the origins of the Ruby programming language, its history and future, Ruby 3.0, Concurrency and Parallelism, Streem, Erlang, Elixir, and more.


#201: SQLite with Richard Hipp

April 29, 2016 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 23 minutes

This week we talked with Richard Hipp, the creator of SQLite, about its history, where it came from, why it succeeded as a database, how it's development is sustainably funded, and how it's the most widely deployed database engine in the world.


#200: JavaScript and Robots with Raquel Vélez (rockbot)

April 18, 2016 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 29 minutes

Our guest this week is Raquel Vélez, aka Rockbot -- we talked 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.