You probably use Babel. Do you ever wonder who made or works on the software you use, especially in open source? Or maybe it's in your dependencies and you don't even know.
Core Team Chats: Nicolò Ribaudo
4: Fred Schott on Breaking Changes
Fred Schott (@FredKSchott) joins Henry to have a discussion around the topic of breaking changes in programming. We chat about Snowpack and Babel's major versions, different vision means a new name (Rome), semver, RFCs, BDFLs, breaking changes as bug fixes, forking, and more (recorded in April)! Transcript at https://podcast.babeljs.io/breaking
3: Jason Miller on Compiling Your Dependencies
Jason Miller and Henry Zhu talk through a high level philosophy of transpilers (compilers), Babel's core mental model as the democratization of programming language design, and all nuances of the relationship between developers, TC39, browsers, tools. Let's look a the future of Babel.. through the future of preset-env with the newly released babel-preset-modules started by Jason!
1: Sebastian McKenzie on Babel and the Road to Rome
Henry chats with Sebastian McKenzie, the creator of Babel, on it's beginnings, what he's learned both technically and personally, and what this Rome thing is all about. They surmise why it was popular, names/logos, vision/scope of projects, planning a launch, doing closed source development, burnout, motivations, setting priorities, delegating/letting go, and more! On Rome: why create something new, what's different than the current status quo, pros/cons of a mono-tool chain, on working privately, etc.