JUXT are a software engineering firm. We build, we consult and we share our many libraries with the community. We choose to only use one programming language, Clojure, and in this podcast we will talk about various things related to what's going on in the company at the time.
Rama and its Clojure API — with Nathan Marz, Founder & CEO of Red Planet Labs
Episode Notes In October 2023, Nathan Marz announced the Clojure API to Rama, a new programming platform for building distributed applications that was released last August. Red Planet Labs revealed Rama for the first time by building and operating a Twitter-scale Mastodon instance that’s 100x less code than Twitter wrote to build the equivalent. Soon after this announcement, we invited Nathan as a guest on the JUXTCast to find out more. In this episode, we delve into some of the conceptual foundations of Rama, the influence the Clojure language has had on its design and discuss some of the many difficult problems Nathan and his team have had to solve in the course of developing Rama. Not to be missed! For more information about Rama and it's Clojure API, you can read this post on Red Planet Labs blog: "Introducing Rama’s Clojure API: build end-to-end scalable backends in 100x less code".
Platform Engineering and Internal Developer Platforms
Episode Notes In this episode, JUXT Head of Delivery, Joe Littlejohn, is joined by JUXT software engineers Aaron Knauf and Mariusz Saternus to talk Platform Engineering, and their experiences delivering effective developer platforms in large tech organisations. Link to Jeremy Taylor's webinar "Bitemporality and the Art of Maintaining Accurate Databases" — as mentioned by Joe at the top of the episode. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
JUXT Cast Special with Kent Beck
Episode Notes In this episode, Jeremy Taylor, James Henderson, and Malcolm Sparks are joined by Kent Beck to discuss programming, bitemporality, and the state of Agile. For more insights, please visit this post about the podcast.
JUXT 10-Year Anniversary, Babashka Conf 2023, XTDB Update, and Post-Agile
Episode Notes 'The Holy War' song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kcOfWSDEjg 'A first look at the XT20 venue': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Xt4PsvZO8w Banking Transformation Summit: https://bankingtransformationsummit.com/ Babashka Conf: https://babashka.org/conf/ Babashka Talks 2023: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaN-rC-CjQqDu1AVhGdGOoEqsSAhd2W6t XTDB: https://www.xtdb.com/ JUXT 10-Year Anniversary Talks: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrCB9bq0iVIpI2Tz7F0gZM5PDigchRFXF
Data Sovereignty, SaaS Overuse, and Central Datastores
Episode Notes This podcast episode focuses on some topics that are mentioned in S5E1 "Post-Conj Roundup, Databases, and the LLM era": https://pinecast.com/listen/dc20b264-48cd-4f84-8291-d60dfc4801ab.mp3.
Post-Conj Roundup, Databases, and the LLM era
Episode Notes Clojure Conj: https://2023.clojure-conj.org/ “Design by Pratice” by Rich Hickey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5QF2HjHLSE&list=PLZdCLR02grLpIQQkyGLgIyt0eHE56aJqd&index=1 “Vector Symbolic Architectures in Clojure” by Carin Meier: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7ygjfbBJD0&list=PLZdCLR02grLpIQQkyGLgIyt0eHE56aJqd&index=2 “Clojure Isp: One tool to lint them all” by Eric Dallo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxcNrjKL2WA&list=PLZdCLR02grLpIQQkyGLgIyt0eHE56aJqd&index=18 “A Relational Model of Data for Large Shared Data Banks” by Ted Codd: https://www.seas.upenn.edu/~zives/03f/cis550/codd.pdf