9 episodes

A podcast about local-first software development

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

A podcast about local-first software development

    #9 – Dax Raad: Local-First SaaS

    #9 – Dax Raad: Local-First SaaS

    The guest of this episode is Dax Raad, who is using local-first in multiple projects including the serverless deployment tool SST.dev, a healthcare app and an upcoming personal finance app. This conversation will explore how local-first simplifies app development, the UX and data patterns he used on and how self-hosting could empower local-first apps.
    Mentioned in podcast
    Dax Raad: x.com/thdxr + thdxr.comSST.devRethinking the startup MVP: Building a competitive product.
    Links:
     Website: localfirst.fmX/Twitter: x.com/localfirstfmYouTube: youtube.com/@localfirstfmLocal-First Conf 2024Thank you to Expo and CrabNebula for supporting the podcast.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    #8 – Pirijan Ketheswaran: Kinopio, Canvas-based tools, being a solo developer

    #8 – Pirijan Ketheswaran: Kinopio, Canvas-based tools, being a solo developer

    The guest of this episode is Pirijan Ketheswaran, the creator of the Kinopio, a playful, canvas-based tool for thought. He is also the co-creator of the online IDE Glitch. This conversation will go trough his journey as a creative including his time at Fog Creek and later building Kinopio as a solo developer.
    Mentioned in podcast
    Pirijan Ketheswaran: x.com/pketh + pketh.orgMastodon: @pirijan@c.imkinopio.clubFirst Four Years of Glitch Kinopio: Building Offlineare.na/kinopio
    Links:
     Website: localfirst.fmX/Twitter: x.com/localfirstfmYouTube: youtube.com/@localfirstfmLocal-First Conf 2024Thank you to Expo and CrabNebula for supporting the podcast.

    • 56 min
    #7 – James Long: Actual Budget, Hybrid Logical Clocks & Absurd-SQL

    #7 – James Long: Actual Budget, Hybrid Logical Clocks & Absurd-SQL

    The guest of this episode is James Long, the creator of local-first app called Actual Budget and the absurd-sql project which helped to pave the way to bring SQLite back to the browser. This conversation will explore his journey of building Actual Budget including implementing a syncing solution from scratch and expanding from an Electron app to mobile and the web while re-using most of the code. 
    Mentioned in podcast
    James Long: x.com/jlongster + jlongster.comJames Long: Where Have I Been?Actual Budget on GitHub actualbudget.orgHybrid Logical ClocksNodejs-mobileabsurd-sql
    Links:
     Website: localfirst.fmX/Twitter: x.com/localfirstfmYouTube: youtube.com/@localfirstfmLocal-First Conf 2024Thank you to Expo and CrabNebula for supporting the podcast.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    #6 – Rasmus Andersson: Playbit, Software Quality, Data Models Tradeoffs

    #6 – Rasmus Andersson: Playbit, Software Quality, Data Models Tradeoffs

    The guest of this episode is Rasmus Anderson, who helped to build many monumental products such as Spotify, Dropbox and Figma and is now working on Playbit, a local-first operating system built from scratch. This extended conversation will go deep on software quality, the tradeoffs of different data models and the importance of the web for modern applications. 
    Mentioned in podcast
    Rasmus Andersson: x.com/rsms + rsms.mePlaybit
    Links:
     Website: localfirst.fmX/Twitter: x.com/localfirstfmYouTube: youtube.com/@localfirstfmLocal-First Conf 2024Thank you to Expo and CrabNebula for supporting the podcast.

    • 1 hr 43 min
    #5 – Kyle Mathews: Benefits of using a sync engine, personal local-first apps, ElectricSQL

    #5 – Kyle Mathews: Benefits of using a sync engine, personal local-first apps, ElectricSQL

    The guest of this episode is Kyle Matthews, who, in the past, founded Gatsby JS and is currently delving into local-first software. In the conversation, Kyle shares his experiences in building some small-scale local-first apps for his personal use and discusses how the utilization of a data syncing engine liberates significant development time.
    Mentioned in podcast
    Kyle Mathews: x.com/kylemathews +  bricolage.io bricolage.io/some-notes-on-local-first-developmentbricolage.io/build-notes-micro-apps-time-distributionelectric-sql
    Links:
     Website: localfirst.fmX/Twitter: x.com/localfirstfmYouTube: youtube.com/@localfirstfmLocal-First Conf 2024Thank you to Expo and CrabNebula for supporting the podcast.

    • 46 min
    #4 – Martin Kleppmann: CRDTs, Automerge, generic syncing servers & Bluesky

    #4 – Martin Kleppmann: CRDTs, Automerge, generic syncing servers & Bluesky

    The guest of this episode, Martin Kleppmann, is one of the authors of the original local-first essay. Martin has been exploring local-first software and CRDTs for over 10 years, which has led to the creation of Automerge, which we discuss in depth in this episode. This episode is also exploring the ideas of generic sync servers and the impact this technology could have on local-first software in the future.
    Mentioned in podcast
    Martin Kleppmann: martin.kleppmann.com + x.com/martinkl + bsky.app/profile/martin.kleppmann.com + nondeterministic.computer/@martinInk & SwitchBlueskyAutomerge CRDTsThe original CRDT paperOur JSON CRDT paperOur design for rich text in AutomergeHow Bluesky works
    Links:
     Website: localfirst.fmX/Twitter: x.com/localfirstfmYouTube: youtube.com/@localfirstfmLocal-First Conf 2024Thank you to Expo and CrabNebula for supporting the podcast.

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Jess Martin ,

Excellent introduction to local first

This podcast should be required listening for all local-first practitioners and is also an excellent gateway drug to the local-first movement and architecture. Well done!

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