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Interviews with interesting people in the devtools space.

From security to dev focused infrastructure, and from homomorphic encryption to privacy and decentralization, we discuss the technical details around devtools.

Season 3

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Liz Rice
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Guillermo Rauch
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eBPF

with Liz Rice

Isovalent

We discuss BPF and why it is such a revolutionary approach to developing low level kernel applications, how BPF can be used for observability, networking and security. How developers should think about application security and why all of these technologies are open source.

S03 E02 2022-06-16
Dev infrastructure

with Guillermo Rauch

Vercel

We discuss the meaning of “developer experience”, how complexity is managed to help developers get started quickly but still be able to scale multiple systems, the role of monorepos and monolithic application architectures, and how to think about globally deployed serverless databases.

S03 E01 2022-06-09

Season 2

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Guests
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Jean Yang
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Michelle Lim & Zach Lloyd
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Ellen Chisa
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Desigan (Dees) Chinniah
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Rosie Sherry
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Rand Hindi
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Ed Sim
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Brooklyn Zelenka
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Charity Majors
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Thomas Ptacek
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John Graham Cumming
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Developer experience

with Jean Yang

Akita

We discuss the software heterogeneity problem, why it isn't better to rewrite in rust and how the language wars have actually been won. We also explore how the big fight today is about infrastructure and why microservices are the solution to the ever-growing complexity of software.

S02 E11 2022-03-17
Terminal tools

with Michelle Lim & Zach Lloyd

Warp

We discuss the historical significance of physical terminals, terminal emulators, pseudo-terminals and the shell. We also explore why Rust is a better technology choice than Electron for building a new terminal, why GPU acceleration matters, how it works with the macOS Metal APIs, and discuss the challenges garbage collection brings to high performance UIs.

S02 E10 2022-03-10
Designing dev products

with Ellen Chisa

Boldstart

We discuss whether that is the right way to think about coding, where no code or low code fits into the modern development stack, how developers should think about open source and the challenges of building dev tools versus getting developers to actually use them.

S02 E09 2022-03-03
Web standards & privacy

with Desigan (Dees) Chinniah

Tor / Ex-Mozilla

We discuss the evolution of web tech from websites to complex decentralized applications running on browser APIs, the competitiveness of the browser rendering engine versus the UX layer and how developers think about privacy. Does it live in browser settings, extensions or on the protocol core level?

S02 E08 2022-02-24
Dev communities

with Rosie Sherry

Orbit

We discuss why community is not marketing, how devrel and community are different, who owns community and what that might mean with web3 & decentralization, and what essential tools you need for managing communities.

S02 E07 2022-02-17
Homomorphic encryption

with Rand Hindi

Zama

We discuss the principles behind encryption, homomorphic encryption, and programmable bootstrapping, how these technologies can ensure user data privacy, what is changing that is making them more relevant to today, and how developers should be thinking about building on new protocols from HTTP to HTTPS to HTTPZ.

S02 E06 2022-02-10
Devtools investing

with Ed Sim

Boldstart

We discuss what engineers should think about when working on side projects, when and if they should seek out investors, how to pick the good ones, whether raising money is even needed, and what the role of open source is.

S02 E05 2022-02-03
Decentralization

with Brooklyn Zelenka

Fission

We discuss the relevance of blockchain to web3 and decentralized web apps, why developers should avoid managing backend servers, the challenges of doing authentication and identity with local clients, and why web browser APIs are the place to build, not the native operating system.

S02 E04 2022-01-27
Observability

with Charity Majors

Honeycomb

We discuss why observability is based around events and not metrics, how developers should think about achieving appropriately observable systems, why Honeycomb implemented their own distributed columnar data store, and how you can delete most of your alerts by implementing service level objectives.

S02 E03 2022-01-20
Security

with Thomas Ptacek

Developer, Fly.io

We discuss the state of software security in sectors like energy and healthcare, how software developers should think about supply chain risk, and what they should do about securing their dependencies. We also explore how security threats have changed over the years, and what developers working on open source should do to improve their own security.

S02 E02 2022-01-13
Dev infrastructure

with John Graham Cumming

CTO, Cloudflare

We discuss the philosophy behind the idea that the network is a computer, why developers should be able to ignore the low level details of where their code runs, and the challenges of deploying data centers on Mars.

S02 E01 2022-01-06

Season 1

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How do developers pick tools? (Cue & Leapp)

with David Mytton & Jean Yang

Episode 10 of the Console DevTools Podcast, a devtools discussion with David Mytton (Co-founder, Console) and Jean Yang (CEO, Akita Software). Tools discussed: Cue - Open source data validation language, Leapp - manage cloud access credentials.

S01 E10 2021-09-09
Can you rely on autofix? (Tyk & DeepSource)

with David Mytton & Jean Yang

Episode 9 of the Console DevTools Podcast, a devtools discussion with David Mytton (Co-founder, Console) and Jean Yang (CEO, Akita Software). Tools discussed: Tyk - API gateway, Deepsource - automated code reviews

S01 E09 2021-09-02
Decentralize your tech stack (Fission & AskGit)

with David Mytton & Jean Yang

Episode 8 of the Console DevTools Podcast, a devtools discussion with David Mytton (Co-founder, Console) and Jean Yang (CEO, Akita Software). Tools discussed: Fission - decentralized app backend for storage and identity, AskGit - query git repos with SQL.

S01 E08 2021-08-26
Code search, dev flow & testing (Sourcegraph & Hoppscotch)

with David Mytton & Jean Yang

Episode 7 of the Console DevTools Podcast, a devtools discussion with David Mytton (Co-founder, Console) and Jean Yang (CEO, Akita Software). Tools discussed: Sourcegraph - code search engine, Hoppscotch - test UI for API requests.

S01 E07 2021-08-19
Open source vs commercial (Appsmith & Retool)

with David Mytton & Jean Yang

Episode 6 of the Console DevTools Podcast, a devtools discussion with David Mytton (Co-founder, Console) and Jean Yang (CEO, Akita Software). Tools discussed: Appsmith - Open source internal tool UI builder, Retool - Internal tool UI builder.

S01 E06 2021-08-12
Security metrics and monitoring (Snyk & Security Scorecard)

with David Mytton & Jean Yang

Episode 5 of the Console DevTools Podcast, a devtools discussion with David Mytton (Co-founder, Console) and Jean Yang (CEO, Akita Software). Tools discussed: Snyk - Dependency security monitoring, Security Scorecard - Security health metrics.

S01 E05 2021-08-05
Real-time collaboration and audio (Liveblocks & Livekit)

with David Mytton & Jean Yang

Episode 4 of the Console DevTools Podcast, a devtools discussion with David Mytton (Co-founder, Console) and Jean Yang (CEO, Akita Software). Tools discussed: Liveblocks (real-time collaboration API), Livekit (open source live video and audio API)

S01 E04 2021-07-29
CRDT and browser testing (Automerge & Polypane)

with David Mytton & Jean Yang

Episode 3 of the Console DevTools Podcast, a devtools discussion with David Mytton (Co-founder, Console) and Jean Yang (CEO, Akita Software). Tools discussed: Automerge (conflict-free JSON-like data structure), Polypane (browser testing tool)

S01 E03 2021-07-22
AI pair programming and screen sharing (GitHub Copilot and Tuple)

with David Mytton & Jean Yang

Episode 3 of the Console DevTools Podcast, a devtools discussion with David Mytton (Co-founder, Console) and Jean Yang (CEO, Akita Software). Tools discussed: GitHub Copilot (AI pair programming) & Tuple (screen sharing for developers)

S01 E02 2021-07-15
Build, deploy, release, terminal workspaces (Waypoint & Zellij)

with David Mytton & Jean Yang

Episode 3 of the Console DevTools Podcast, a devtools discussion with David Mytton (Co-founder, Console) and Jean Yang (CEO, Akita Software). Tools discussed: Waypoint (build, deploy, release) & Zellij (terminal workspace)

S01 E01 2021-07-08
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About the author

David Mytton is Co-founder & CEO of Console. In 2009, he founded and was CEO of Server Density, a SaaS cloud monitoring startup acquired in 2018 by edge compute and cyber security company, StackPath. He is also researching sustainable computing in the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, and has been a developer for 15+ years.

About Console

Console is the place developers go to find the best tools. Each week, our weekly newsletter picks out the most interesting tools and new releases. We keep track of everything - dev tools, devops, cloud, and APIs - so you don’t have to.