Alex is a British web developer & photographer living in Toronto, Canada. He's been making software for the web for over a decade, and is particularly interested in social software & the product side of development.
November 10th, 2019 | 56 mins 13 secs
composer, package management, packagist, php
Wherein Alex talks with Nils Adermann, the co-founder of Packagist and co-creator of Composer, about package management in PHP.
November 4th, 2019 | 56 mins 37 secs
debian, linux, package management, reproducible builds
Wherein we discuss how package management works in Debian and the Reproducible Builds project with Chris Lamb, a director of both the Open Source Initiative and of Software in the Public Interest, previously the Debian Project Leader and a core developer on the Reproducible Builds project.
February 25th, 2019 | 1 hr 9 mins
Wherein we discuss Conan, the C and C++ package manager with Diego Rodriguez-Losada as it reaches 1.0. We talk about what inspired the development of Conan, package management problems specific to C/C++ package management and the plans for the future.
Note: This episode was recorded 9 months before it was published, so some details may be out of date.
February 4th, 2019 | 1 hr 4 mins
Wherein we discuss Clojars, the clojure package manager registry and it's relationship to Maven with Daniel Compton.
January 21st, 2019 | 56 mins 37 secs
hpc, python, spack, system package management
Wherein we chat with Todd Gamblin about Spack, the package manager for supercomputers. We talk the unique challenges that packaging for High-performance computing platforms bring to package management, whether you should mine bitcoins on super computers and what's planned for the future of spack.
August 29th, 2018 | 56 mins 25 secs
licensing, linux, spdx
Wherein we discuss open source licensing and how that relates to software packaging with Kate Stewart, of Linux Foundation and SPDX.
December 11th, 2017 | 50 mins 30 secs
Wherein we discuss typosquatting and other security matters with Adam Baldwin, of Lift security and the Node Security Platform.
November 27th, 2017 | 58 mins 28 secs
application package management, programming, rust
Wherein we discuss Cargo (the Rust package manager) and Crates.io (the Rust package registry) with Carol (Nichols || Goulding).
November 13th, 2017 | 57 mins 5 secs
infrastructure, the update framework, tor
Wherein we chat with Trishank Karthik Kuppusamy about The Update Framework, a security layer that lets package managers assure the veracity and integrity of their packages.
October 30th, 2017 | 1 hr 8 mins
application package management, java, maven
Wherein we chat with Brian Fox about all things Maven. We hear the history of Maven Central, war stories, and discuss planning for the future of Maven and Java 9.
October 16th, 2017 | 48 mins 8 secs
Wherein we discuss Dart and Pub with Natalie Weizenbaum. We discuss how Dart and Pub are being used and developed within Google and a potential new algorithm for more user friendly dependency resolution error messages.
October 2nd, 2017 | 53 mins 33 secs
application package management, dep, go
Wherein we discuss Go and Dep with Sam Boyer. We discuss how he led the improvements to package management for the Go ecosystem and went deep on satisfiability and how it relates to dependency resolution.
September 18th, 2017 | 54 mins 56 secs
application package management, bundler, ruby, rubygems
Wherein we discuss Rubygems and Bundler with André Arko. We discuss how he became the lead maintainer of Rubygems and Bundler, and what lead him to set up Ruby Together.
September 4th, 2017 | 53 mins 49 secs
application package management, cocoapods, macos
Wherein we discuss CocoaPods, a package manager for macOS/iOS development, with lead maintainer Orta Therox. We discuss how he got started contributing to Cocoapods, the arrival of Swift Package Manager and Orta's latest project, Danger.
August 16th, 2017 | 54 mins 52 secs
homebrew, macos, system package management
Wherein we chat with Mike McQuaid, the lead maintainer of Homebrew. We discuss how he got started contributing to Homebrew, its differences from Macports, using GitHub as a database, patching upstream, and more.