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Episode 425: Paul Smith on The Crystal Programming Language and the Lucky Web Framework

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Episode 425: Paul Smith on The Crystal Programming Language and the Lucky Web Framework

Paul Smith of GitHub discusses the crystal programming language and the lucky web framework with Jeremy Jung. They cover the tradeoffs of object oriented vs functional programming; creating and debugging macros; detecting nulls; building a web framework with strict compile time guarantees; conversational elm-like error messages; the benefits of fast rendering times; writing templates with […]

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Episode 424: Sean Knapp on Dataflow Pipeline Automation

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Episode 424: Sean Knapp on Dataflow Pipeline Automation

Sean Knapp, CEO of Ascend.io, discusses data pipelines and data pipeline automation.  Sean spoke with Host Robert Blumen about the ubiquity of data pipelines; what data pipelines do; where the data comes from, how it is transformed, where it goes; and what it is used for (analytics, machine learning, reporting, alerting, business intelligence).  Semi-automated and […]

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Episode 423: Ryan Singer on Remote Work

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Episode 423: Ryan Singer on Remote Work

Ryan Singer, Head of Strategy at Basecamp discusses the mindset and culture behind successful remote work for engineers. Akshay spoke with Ryan about communication, meeting avoidance, collaboration methods for various types of work. Ryan also talks about cultural aspects such as keeping in touch with teams, mentoring junior engineers who are remote and the power […]

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Episode 422: Michael Geers on Micro Frontends

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Episode 422: Michael Geers on Micro Frontends

Michael Geers, Frontend Developer with over a decade experience in building User Interfaces discusses Micro Frontends. Micro Frontends is an architectural style that aims to extends the benefits of microservices to User Interface development. It allows independently deliverable frontend applications to be composed into a greater whole. It also enables front end developers to be part […]

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Episode 421: Doug Fawley on gRPC

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Episode 421: Doug Fawley on gRPC

Doug Fawley, tech lead of the golang native implementation of gRPC at Google, discusses gRPC with host Robert Blumen. They examine remote procedure calls generally, as well as the evolution of RPC technologies at Google, the benefits of HTTP/2 as the foundation of an RPC stack, and what HTTP/2 contributes to gRPC (security, flow control, […]

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