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Unpretentious conversations about current software developer tools and the future of the software industry.

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Unpretentious conversations about current software developer tools and the future of the software industry.

    Remote development containers with Loren Carvalho

    Remote development containers with Loren Carvalho

    How are large companies that employ thousands of engineers easing the pain of everyone suddenly working from home?
    Learn all about it from Loren Carvalho, Staff Software Engineer at LinkedIn. 
    We talk about what a developer container is, why containers are so important in developer tooling, and the history of containers that brought us to this point. 
    Obviously, the world has changed with so many developers now unexpectedly working from home due to COVID-19. At LinkedIn, everyone formerly had their own Linux towers at their desk to do their development work. How do you replace that hardware remotely? 

    Loren and the team are harnessing a Kubernetes cluster dedicated to running remote development containers, integrated with VSCode’s native DevContainer support. 
     
     Here are the links mentioned in this episode: 
    Loren’s website Loren’s Twitter Loren's LinkedIn

    • 22 min
    The future of CDNs with Matthew Phillips

    The future of CDNs with Matthew Phillips

    A content delivery network, or content distribution network (CDN), is a geographically distributed network of proxy servers and their data centers (Wikipedia). Basically, it speeds up the process of loading web pages by reducing the distance between your computer and the server where files are stored.

    The use of CDNs is now ubiquitous. But, according to Skypack (a JavaScript CDN), "Despite the last 10 years of progress, webpage speeds have not improved over time." Matthew Phillips, an engineer at Skypack, joins the show to teach us more! 

    Why is that happening? How are CDNs changing, and how is the Skypack CDN helping Node.JS be compatible with browsers?  And most importantly, what's coming next in the future of CDNs?  

    Spoiler alert: Do we all become roving human CDNs? 

    Here are the links mentioned in this episode: 
    SkypackSkypack's Twitter Matthew's TwitterMatthew's website, with recipes 

    • 29 min
    The future of video APIs with Wesley Faulkner

    The future of video APIs with Wesley Faulkner

    What makes video APIs more complicated than web APIs?

    Learn everything you didn't know you that you didn't know about the video API space with Wesley Faulkner, Developer Advocate at Daily.  

    Video becomes more prevalent every day as COVID keeps many people indoors. While before, folks might have thought twice about turning on a video chat in their home, it's now commonplace. 

    This has led to a big boom in startups that integrate video calls in their apps. But how will they deal with streaming real-time data and the rising standards for quality of those videos? Wesley has some thoughts. 

    We close out with a fun side tangent on AI, deepfakes, and Wesley's optimism for the future of video and connection in the world. 

    Here are the links mentioned in this episode: 
    Wesley's TwitterDaily's websiteDaily's video API demos ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com 

    • 26 min
    The future of observability with Charity Majors

    The future of observability with Charity Majors

    Charity Majors is the CTO of Honeycomb. Listen in to learn about what "observability" is and how your team can slice and dice your way to higher uptime. 

    Charity discusses figuring out how to talk about observability before it was an industry term, why many organizations still don't understand it, and why monitoring and logging will soon be rendered obsolete.

    We close out with a fun conversation on where we'll be in 100 years: Will everything be AI, or will there always be someone with a wrench figuring this out? 

    Links mentioned in the episode include: 
    Honeycomb's websiteCharity's websiteCharity's Twitter

    • 28 min
    The future of IOT Security with Mrinal Wadhwa

    The future of IOT Security with Mrinal Wadhwa

    Mrinal Wadhwa is the CTO at Ockam. Listen in to learn why secure communication in IoT is the scariest thing you're not thinking about. 

    There is an increasing number of items in our house that connect to the internet: our TV, our car, our doorbell. These IoT systems both sense and control... and you don't want someone other than you controlling them. 

    We discuss massive security breaches, how Apple finds your phone without being creepy, remote work accelerating the need for security, and what's coming next in this space. 

    Stay tuned until the end for Mrinal's take on which connected devices in your home you should go unplug right now. 

    Links mentioned in the episode include: 
    Mrinal's Twitter Ockam's GitHubOckam's primary repositoryMirai BotnetHackers take over a tornado warning system

    • 27 min
    The future of authentication with Dan Moore

    The future of authentication with Dan Moore

    Dan Moore is the Head of Developer Relations at FusionAuth. Listen in to learn how the future of authentication may look different than it ever has, and the tools driving us towards that future. 

    These systems have always existed in some form: Authentication is any form of verifying who you are, authorization is any form of verifying what you can do. These systems are getting more complicated to make your life more simple.

    We discuss changing standards, the guarantee of more security breaches, and the surprisingly near future of biometrics for authentication. 

    Dan is confident you'll give up privacy for convenience– Because most people already do. 

    Links mentioned in the episode include: 
    Dan's Twitter FusionAuth siteFusionAuth blogFusionAuth expert adviceDownload free FusionAuth community editionJAAS paper Dan wrote

    • 20 min

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