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DotNet Core with Lee Coward and Immo Landwerth

C# .NET is the framework that is most often used to write software for the Microsoft Windows operating system. For many years, the C# .NET framework was closed source, but Microsoft’s recent push towards open source has led to the creation of .NET Core, a fork of C# .NET composed of a small subset of features from the original C# .NET stack. This episode takes us through a history of .NET, with two program managers who have worked on .NET for many years–Immo Landwerth and Lee Coward. We also explored the present and future of .NET–discussing .NET Core and .NET usage on operating systems other than Microsoft Windows, which is another recent development. The post DotNet Core with Lee Coward and Immo Landwerth appeared first on Software Engineering Daily.

58mins

29 Nov 2016

Rank #1

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Container Networking with Dan Williams

Containers are widely used in projects that have adopted Docker, Kubernetes, or Mesos. Containers allow for better resource isolation and scalability. With all of the adoption of containers, companies like Red Hat, Google, and CoreOS are working on improved standards within the community. Standards are important to this community because of its pace of growth and the number of concurrent projects. If you heard our recent episode about the Linux Kernel’s open source governance, you know that having some rules in place will help encourage the right kind of creativity to thrive. In the world of containers, networking is not well addressed as it is highly environment specific. The Container Networking Interface is an effort to add specifications around how networks of containers can form. Dan Williams is an engineer at Red Hat. In today’s episode, he explores the ideas behind the container networking interface, which gives insights into how the broader community of cloud native technologies is evolving as a whole. The post Container Networking with Dan Williams appeared first on Software Engineering Daily.

52mins

24 Jul 2017

Rank #2

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Clojure with Alex Miller

Clojure is a dynamically typed functional language that runs on the JVM. Today’s guest Alex Miller gives us an overview of Clojure’s core functionality. Alex is a developer of Cognitect, and a founder of the the Strange Loop conference. We discuss the data structures, garbage collection, and concurrency support. How does Clojure compare to other JVM languages like Scala and Groovy? How does Clojure copy immutable data structures without copying all of the data? How does a Clojure program get evaluated and converted to Java bytecode? These questions, and many others are discussed in this episode. The post Clojure with Alex Miller appeared first on Software Engineering Daily.

56mins

4 Aug 2016

Rank #3

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Akka Reactive Streams with Konrad Malawski

Akka is a toolkit for building concurrent, distributed, message-driven applications on the JVM. Akka provides an implementation of the actor model of concurrency, which simplifies concurrency by adding a lighter weight abstraction than threads and thread pools. Konrad Malawski joins the show today to discuss Akka and reactive streams. Reactive streams is an initiative to provide a standard for asynchronous stream processing. This show goes deep into modern concurrent programming and is a great companion to some of the shows we have done about reactive programming. The post Akka Reactive Streams with Konrad Malawski appeared first on Software Engineering Daily.

57mins

22 Aug 2016

Rank #4

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Learning Rails with Michael Hartl

“It really seemed like Rails just put everything together, so I thought well let’s give this thing a try, and I liked it.” Michael Hartl is the author of The Ruby on Rails Tutorial, a widely acclaimed guide to learning how to build Ruby on Rails webapps. Questions You have a background in physics, including getting a PhD studying black hole dynamics – why did you switch careers to software? What was unique about the Ruby on Rails Tutorial when it first came out? Why didn’t Python and Django take off in the same way Ruby on Rails did? What do you think about the shift from Rails to full-stack JavaScript? Is there anything about Rails that you’re not a fan of? What are you building at your new company? Links OpenAI Ruby on Rails Tutorial Softcover Michael’s page The post Learning Rails with Michael Hartl appeared first on Software Engineering Daily.

1hr 1min

11 Jan 2016

Rank #5

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GitLab with Sid Sijbrandij

GitLab is an open source platform for software development. GitLab started with the ability to manage git repositories and now has functionality for collaboration, issue tracking, continuous integration, logging, and tracing. GitLab’s core business is selling to enterprises who want a self-hosted git installation, such as banks or other companies who prefer not to use a git service in the cloud. The vision for GitLab is to provide a platform for managing the full software development lifecycle, from code hosting to deployment–as well as tools for observability and project management. Sid Sijbrandij is the CEO of GitLab and he joins the show to talk about the product, the business, and the company’s vision for the future. GitLab’s strategy is to offer a set of tools that work for developers out of the box, cutting down on time spent integrating each individual vendor. The post GitLab with Sid Sijbrandij appeared first on Software Engineering Daily.

59mins

15 Mar 2019

Rank #6

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Jaeger: Distributed Tracing at Uber with Yuri Shkuro

During 2015, Uber was going through rapid scalability. The internal engineering systems were constantly tested by the growing user base. Over the next two years, the number of internal services at Uber would grow from 500 to 2000, and standardizing the monitoring of all these different services became a priority. After working with a variety of available tools, Uber’s engineering team decided that something new needed to be built internally. Jaeger is an open source distributed tracing tool that provides observability features throughout Uber’s microservices architecture. Yuri Shkuro is an engineer at Uber, where he works on Jaeger and other infrastructure projects. He joins the show to discuss the history of engineering at Uber, the architecture of Jaeger, and the requirements for building and scaling a distributed tracing tool. Sponsorship inquiries: sponsor@softwareengineeringdaily.com Show Notes Mastering Distributed Tracing ANNOUNCEMENTS FindCollabs is a place to find collaborators and build projects. We recently launched GitHub integrations. It’s easier than ever to find collaborators for your open source projects. And if you are looking for some people to start a project with, FindCollabs we have topic rooms that allow you to find other people who are interested in a particular technology, so that you can find people who are curious about React, or cryptocurrencies, or Kubernetes, or whatever you want to build with. Podsheets is an open source podcast hosting platform that we recently launched. We are building Podsheets with the learnings from Software Engineering Daily, and our goal is to be the best place to host and monetize your podcast. If you have been thinking about starting a podcast, check out podsheets.com. New SEDaily app for iOS and for Android. It includes all 1000 of our old episodes, as well as related links, greatest hits, and topics. You can comment on episodes and have discussions with other members of the community. I’ll be commenting on each episode, so if you hear an episode that you have some commentary on, jump onto the app, or on SoftwareDaily.com to share your thoughts. And you can become a paid subscriber for ad free episodes at softwareengineeringdaily.com/subscribe. Altalogy is the company who has been developing much of the software for the newest app, and if you are looking for a company to help you with your mobile and web development, I recommend checking them out.    The post Jaeger: Distributed Tracing at Uber with Yuri Shkuro appeared first on Software Engineering Daily.

50mins

6 Aug 2019

Rank #7

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Simplifying Docker with Sean Li

“Docker has made containers much more accessible to developers, and the timing is actually very good because of the whole DevOps infrastructure as code movement.” Kitematic is an open source project built to simplify and streamline using Docker on a Mac or Windows machine. It allows users to get up and running on Docker with a single click, and provides a user interface that makes running and managing Docker files easy. Kitematic was acquired by Docker in March 2015. Sean Li is the co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Kitematic. He is now working on product design and developer experience at Docker. Questions What was new about Docker that got people, including yourself, so excited? Is Docker a technology that is useful for consumers? Why did you build Kitematic? What type of user did you have in mind when you first designed the Kitematic UI? How do you see the Docker ecosystem evolving? What are the major technical bottlenecks in the Docker ecosystem? How do you use React components in a desktop app? Links Kitematic VirtualBox Docker Machine Github Desktop App Lightspeed Ventures Summer Fellowsship Hackers and Painters – Paul Graham Electron – Atom Sean on Twitter The post Simplifying Docker with Sean Li appeared first on Software Engineering Daily.

49mins

5 Jan 2016

Rank #8

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Urbit with Curtis Yarvin and Galen Wolfe-Pauly

Urbit is a completely new way of looking at computing. Every user gets a personal server, which runs your apps, wrangles your connected devices, and defines your secure identity. Your urbit presents your whole digital life as a single web service. Urbit feels foreign and confusing for those of us coming from the traditional web because the normal paradigm is to iterate and paper over the problems of the current platform with new things built on top. Curtis Yarvin, the creator of Urbit, argues that the current model is too fundamentally broken for that to work. As he says: “the Internet as a client-server network has won. The Internet as a peer-to-peer network has failed.” This sounds like yet another quirky, overambitious developer side project–but Urbit has serious legs. The github repo has had 51 committers over its four years of activity. Last year, a public crowdsale of Urbit address space raised more than $200,000. Peter Thiel was an early investor in the project, perhaps partly due to the combination of persistence, technical skill, and unusual opinions of Curtis Yarvin. In this episode, Curtis and Galen Wolfe-Pauly join me for a conversation about Urbit–its strange computing platform and the contrarian philosophies that drive its creators. Show Notes Urbit Explanation The post Urbit with Curtis Yarvin and Galen Wolfe-Pauly appeared first on Software Engineering Daily.

1hr 1min

20 Jan 2017

Rank #9

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Flutter with Eric Seidel

Flutter is a project from Google that is rebuilding user interface engineering from the ground up. Today, most engineering teams have dedicated engineering resources for web, iOS, and Android. These different platforms have their own design constraints, their own toolset, and their own programming languages. But each platform is merely building a user interface. Why should development across these three user surfaces be so different? This was the question that Eric Seidel was asking himself three years ago, when he co-founded the Flutter project. The Flutter project had a few rough starts, as the team tried to figure out exactly what layer of abstraction they were trying to provide. Around that time, ReactJS and React Native were growing in popularity. Seeing the React projects provided some data points, and some inspiration. But Flutter takes a lower level approach to cross platform app development, by presenting a rendering layer and a runtime API that are interfacing with the hardware in the same way that OpenGL does. In today’s episode, Eric joins the show to explain how the Flutter project came to life, and his lessons from starting an ambitious project that took several years to pick up steam. I enjoyed this episode because Flutter could have massive improvements for how quickly we can build apps–and also because Eric is a serious engineer and there are so many insights in this episode about computer science, software engineering, and project management. Transcript Transcript provided by We Edit Podcasts. Software Engineering Daily listeners can go to weeditpodcasts.com/sed to get 20% off the first two months of audio editing and transcription services. Thanks to We Edit Podcasts for partnering with SE Daily. Please click here to view this show’s transcript. The post Flutter with Eric Seidel appeared first on Software Engineering Daily.

55mins

9 Jul 2018

Rank #10

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Software Engineering Daily App with Keith and Craig Holliday

You have probably missed some of the best episodes of Software Engineering Daily. If you listen to just a few episodes a week, it can be difficult to identify the high quality shows. And if you are new to the podcast, you have no idea how to find episodes that might appeal to you. Software Engineering Daily has a discovery problem. We have 600 episodes, and much of the content is evergreen. The shows we did a year ago on Apache Spark, or Ethereum, or ReactJS are still relevant today, and they get plenty of listens. Keith and Craig Holliday built a recommendation system for Software Engineering Daily. Then they built a Software Engineering Daily iOS app to improve the experience of SE Daily listeners. You can use the SE Daily app to find the most popular episodes of this podcast, and to find episode recommendations based on what you have listened to. In this episode, Keith and Craig join the show to explain why they built an app for Software Engineering Daily. You can find all the code for the SE Daily app at github.com/softwareengineeringdaily in case you want to fork it for your own podcast–or if you want to contribute to it. Question of the Week: What is your favorite continuous delivery or continuous integration tool? Email jeff@softwareengineeringdaily.com and a winner will be chosen at random to receive a Software Engineering Daily hoodie.  The post Software Engineering Daily App with Keith and Craig Holliday appeared first on Software Engineering Daily.

56mins

8 Sep 2017

Rank #11

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Kong API Platform with Marco Palladino

When a user makes a request to product like The New York Times, that request hits an API gateway. An API gateway is the entry point for an external request. An API gateway serves several purposes: authentication, security, routing, load balancing, and logging. API gateways have grown in popularity as applications have become more distributed, and companies offer a wider variety of services. If an API is public, and anyone can access it, you might need to apply rate limiting so that users cannot spam the API. If the API is private, the user needs to be authenticated before the request is fulfilled. Kong is a company that builds infrastructure for API management. The Kong API gateway is a widely used open source project, and Kong is a company built around supporting and building on top of the API gateway. Marco Palladino is the co-founder and CTO of Kong. He joins the show to tell the story of starting Kong eight years ago, and how the API gateway product evolved out of an API marketplace. Marco also discusses the architecture of Kong and his vision for how the product will develop in the future–including the Kong service mesh. The post Kong API Platform with Marco Palladino appeared first on Software Engineering Daily.

56mins

4 Jan 2019

Rank #12

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Kubernetes Origins with Craig Mcluckie

The container management system Kubernetes was open sourced by Google with the intention of creating a cloud service based on the project. Today, the Kubernetes ecosystem is looking similar to the Android ecosystem, with different vendors providing different ways to use Kubernetes, from RedHat’s OpenShift to Google Container Engine. Craig Mcluckie was a member of the team who originally devised Kubernetes, and he joins the show to talk about the origins of Kubernetes and where the project is headed, exploring both the technical architecture and Google’s business strategy around Kubernetes. The post Kubernetes Origins with Craig Mcluckie appeared first on Software Engineering Daily.

52mins

21 Jul 2016

Rank #13

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LLVM with Morgan Wilde

Every program gets compiled down to 1s and 0s before it can be executed against hardware. Before being translated to machine code, programs that are written in a language like Rust, Swift, or Java spend time in an intermediate representation. In Java, this intermediate representation is Java bytecode. Many different languages–such as Scala–translate to Java bytecode, because there has been lots of optimization written to speed up Java bytecode. Java bytecode runs on the JVM–the Java Virtual Machine. LLVM is a project that draws inspiration from the Java Virtual Machine. LLVM originally meant “low level virtual machine” but today it is just called LLVM and describes a set of compiler tools. In today’s interview with Morgan Wilde, we explore how compilers work, how different processor hardware architectures present a problem for compilers, and why LLVM’s intermediate representation creates a layer of interoperability for any language that compiles down to that intermediate representation. Whether you are new to compilers or have experience, this episode will appeal to you. Morgan is an excellent teacher and his enthusiasm for the subject comes through. He has a 30-minute YouTube video–A Brief Introduction to LLVM that I highly recommend. The post LLVM with Morgan Wilde appeared first on Software Engineering Daily.

51mins

10 Apr 2017

Rank #14

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Ghost: Open Source Publishing Platform with John O’Nolan

Blogging is more than 20 years old. Over that period of time, numerous publishing platforms have been created. Squarespace, Blogger, Medium, and Twitter are popular closed source platforms. WordPress has been the most popular open source blogging platform–and much of the Internet (including Software Engineering Daily) runs on WordPress. WordPress is a powerful platform. News companies, ecommerce websites, and many other kinds of businesses use WordPress as their central publishing tool. But WordPress has been around for 15 years–and there are some potential conflicts of interest between WordPress the open source project and WordPress.com (a company started to host WordPress websites). John O’Nolan was working as a WordPress developer when he decided to start a new publishing platform called Ghost. Five years later, the Ghost project is a success–with a thriving open source community, a profitable SaaS business, and companies like Digital Ocean and Mozilla using Ghost to host their blogs. John and I discussed his background with WordPress, what he wanted to do differently with Ghost, and the software architecture of Ghost. We also touched on the Ghost SaaS business and the management of the open source project. The post Ghost: Open Source Publishing Platform with John O’Nolan appeared first on Software Engineering Daily.

1hr

26 Jul 2018

Rank #15

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Julia Language with Jeff Bezanson

Jeff Bezanson’s university thesis described the motivation for a new programming language. He discussed the shortcomings of “array based programming environments” and his desire to create a more performant language with the best qualities of Lisp, Python, Ruby, Perl, Mathematica, R, and C. The Julia Language is a high performance language designed to suit technical users that crave the flexibility to pick their own notation. The language has support for a wide variety of operators, allowing scientists to create domain specific equations that can be elegantly expressed as code. Jeff Bezanson joins the show to discuss his motivations for Julia, and how the language has evolved since he started working on it. The post Julia Language with Jeff Bezanson appeared first on Software Engineering Daily.

48mins

8 Nov 2016

Rank #16

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Facebook Open Source with Tom Occhino

Facebook’s open source projects include React, GraphQL, and Cassandra. These projects are key pieces of infrastructure used by thousands of developers–including engineers at Facebook itself. These projects are able to gain traction because Facebook takes time to decouple the projects from their internal infrastructure and clean up the code before releasing them into the wild. Facebook has high standards for what they are willing to release. Tom Occhino manages the React team at Facebook and works closely with engineers to determine what projects make sense to open source. In this episode, Preethi Kasireddy interviews Tom about how Facebook thinks about open source–what went right with React, why it makes sense for Facebook to continue to release new open source projects, and how full-time employees at Facebook interact with that open source codebase. We would love to get your feedback on Software Engineering Daily. Please fill out the listener survey, available on softwareengineeringdaily.com/survey. Also–Software Engineering Daily is having our third Meetup, Wednesday May 3rd at Galvanize in San Francisco. The theme of this Meetup is Fraud and Risk in Software. We will have great food, engaging speakers, and a friendly, intellectual atmosphere. To find out more, go to softwareengineeringdaily.com/meetup. Show Notes Pete Hunt: React: Rethinking best practices — JSConf EU 2013 The post Facebook Open Source with Tom Occhino appeared first on Software Engineering Daily.

1hr 3mins

14 Apr 2017

Rank #17

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Facebook React with Dan Abramov

React is a set of open source tools for building user interfaces. React was open sourced by Facebook, and includes libraries for creating interfaces on the web (ReactJS) and on mobile devices (React Native). React was released during a time when there was not a dominant frontend JavaScript library. Backbone, Angular, and other JavaScript frameworks were all popular, but there was not any consolidation across the frontend web development community. Before React came out, frontend developers were fractured into different communities for the different JavaScript frameworks. After Facebook open sourced React, web developers began to gravitate towards the framework for its one-way data flow and its unconventional style of putting JavaScript and HTML together in a format called JSX. As React has grown in popularity, the React ecosystem has developed network effects. In many cases, the easiest way to build a web application frontend is to compose together open source React components. After seeing the initial traction, Facebook invested heavily into React, creating entire teams within the company whose goal was to improve React. Dan Abramov works on the React team at Facebook and joins the show to talk about how the React project is managed and his vision for the project. RECENT UPDATES: The FindCollabs Open has started. It is our second FindCollabs hackathon, and we are giving away $2500 in prizes. The prizes will be awarded in categories such as machine learning, business plan, music, visual art, and JavaScript. If one of those areas sounds interesting to you, check out findcollabs.com/open! The FindCollabs Podcast is out! We are booking sponsorships for Q3, find more details at https://softwareengineeringdaily.com/sponsor/ The post Facebook React with Dan Abramov appeared first on Software Engineering Daily.

48mins

16 May 2019

Rank #18

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Babel with Henry Zhu

Different browsers consume JavaScript in different ways. When a new version of JavaScript comes out, developers are eager to use the new functionality of that language version. But if you are writing frontend JavaScript code, that code needs to be interpretable by every browser that might consume it–whether the consumer is on an iPhone running Safari or a Windows machine running Internet Explorer 11. Babel is a transpiler for JavaScript. Babel allows new versions of JavaScript to be consumed by older browsers by translating new language features of JavaScript into code that is readable by an older JavaScript interpreter. Babel does this by parsing JavaScript code, creating an abstract syntax tree, and manipulating the AST to make that code comply with the old browser. Henry Zhu is a core maintainer of Babel and a full-time open source developer. In today’s episode, Henry explains how Babel works and its various applications. He also talks about life as a full-time open source developer, where he earns a living through Patreon and OpenCollective. The post Babel with Henry Zhu appeared first on Software Engineering Daily.

1hr

21 Jun 2018

Rank #19

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Event Driven Serverless with Sebastien Goasgoen

Modern architectures often consist of containers that run services. Those containers scale up and down depending on the demand for the services. These large software systems often use a technique known as event sourcing, where every change to the system is kept in an event log. When an event on the log is processed, several different data stores might be updated in response. In these architectures, containers are interacting with each other. Multiple databases are responding to events in the event log. To connect these systems together, engineers can write small functions to pass data around–you might call these small connecting functions “glue.” Glue functions are a great use for a serverless tool such as AWS Lambda or Google Cloud Functions. As these glue functions grow in popularity, there is an increased need for an open source way to deploy serverless functions. Sebastien Goasgoen works on Kubeless, a serverless execution tool built on top of Kubernetes. In this episode, we explore his take on the “serverless on Kubernetes” problem. This is a great companion episode to yesterday’s interview with Soam Vasani. Software Engineering Daily is looking for sponsors for Q3. If your company has a product or service, or if you are hiring, Software Engineering Daily reaches 23,000 developers listening daily. Send me an email: jeff@softwareengineeringdaily.com The post Event Driven Serverless with Sebastien Goasgoen appeared first on Software Engineering Daily.

55mins

13 Jun 2017

Rank #20