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Snowflake is one of the most prominent platforms for interacting with data and building data-intensive applications. Dan Myers works in Developer Relations at Snowflake and he joins the show to talk about the future of application development, and building native data apps on the platform. Sean’s been an academic, startup founder, and Googler. He h…
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OAuth is an open standard for access delegation. It lets users grant websites or applications access to their information on other websites, but without giving away passwords. OpenID Connect is an identity layer on top of OAuth. Even if you haven’t programmed using OAuth and OpenID Connect, you’ve certainly used them for authentication on Google, F…
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Today, you can access Netflix on virtually any device. For a Netflix user, this seamless experience can be easy to take for granted, but it requires an enormous engineering effort. Jay Phelps is a Senior Software Engineer at Netflix where he works on Shared Client Foundations. He joins the show to talk about the start of his career, his work at Net…
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Kaze Emanuar is a ROM hacker who’s famous for the array of mods he’s made for Super Mario 64. He’s implemented remarkable optimization to the decompiled game code, even pushing Super Mario 64 to run at 60 frames per second. Kaze joins the show to talk about his interest in Super Mario 64, ROM hacking, the N64 architecture, coding in assembly, and m…
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Managing data and access to data is one of the biggest challenges that a company can face. It’s common for data to be siloed into independent sources that are difficult to access in a unified and integrated way. One approach to solving this problem is to build a layer on top of the heterogenous data sources. This layer can serve as an interface for…
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Blasphemous and Blasphemous II are Metroidvania action-adventure games developed by the Spanish studio, The Game Kitchen. The games have a stunning, distinctive pixel art style and atmospheric world which is inspired by Spanish folklore and religious themes. They are known for their challenging combat and intricate level design. David Erosa is the …
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Python is famed for it’s intuitive syntax, powerful standard library, and rich ecosystem of packages and frameworks. It’s also dynamically typed which is part of what makes the language so accessible. Paul Everitt is the Python and Web Developer Advocate at JetBrains. He joins the show to talk about developing the PyCharm IDE, the challenge of stat…
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All robust technology platforms require testing to ensure that features work as intended. In many cases, tests require data, but getting access to valid and high quality test data is a common challenge, especially when the technology runs on sensitive data. Realistically mimicking data that would normally contain sensitive financial or personal inf…
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Netlify is a popular hosting platform that provides build, deploy, and serverless backend services for web apps. The platform enables deployment directly from source files stored in a version control system like GitHub. Erica Pisani is a Senior Software Engineer at Netlify. She joins the show to talk about how she got started at Netlify, edge compu…
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Language and compiler design are fundamental aspects of computer science. High-level languages are how most developers interact with computers, so it’s hard to overstate the significance of compiler engineering or the aesthetics of language syntax. C# is a general-purpose high-level language that was created by Anders Hejlsberg at Microsoft in 2000…
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Sphinx Bio develops computational tools to accelerate scientific discovery. The company is focused on addressing the computational data analysis bottleneck by enabling scientists to do the analysis themselves. Nicholas Larus-Stone is the founder of Sphinx. He joins the show to talk about being a computer scientist at the interface with biology, the…
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Java is one of the top programming languages used today and Java code is ubiquitous. A key factor to the overall success of Java is the Spring framework, which is the most common framework for Java development. Spring is an open-source comprehensive application framework on top of the Java Virtual Machine that provides a consistent programming and …
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Proteins are nanomachines inside cells and perform the incredible array of tasks required for cells to function. They are composed of a chain of hundreds to thousands of amino acid “building blocks”. Peptides are similar to proteins, but have only about 3 to 30 amino acids. Their smaller size gives them distinct properties that are useful in therap…
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GitHub Copilot is an AI tool to assist software developers by autocompleting code. It is no understatement to say it has already transformed how developers write code. Adrián Mato Gondelle leads the Design team for GitHub Copilot. In this episode, recorded in 2023, Adrián joined the podcast to talk about his work. Jordi Mon Companys is a product ma…
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Corbado is an authentication platform that provides APIs for developers to replace passwords with passkeys such as Face ID or Touch ID. Vincent Delitz is a Co-Founder at Corbado and he joins the show to talk about the platform, the changing authentication landscape, the challenge of session management with passkeys, and more. Gregor Vand is a secur…
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The growing use of large datasets and ML in the life sciences has created new demand for data technologies. Snowflake is a cloud-based data warehousing company that provides a platform for storing and analyzing large volumes of data. Harini Gopalakrishnan is the Field CTO of Life Sciences at Snowflake. She joins the show to talk about data challeng…
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Apache Iceberg is an open source high-performance format for huge data tables. Iceberg enables the use of SQL tables for big data, while making it possible for engines like Spark and Hive to safely work with the same tables, at the same time. Iceberg was started at Netflix by Ryan Blue and Dan Weeks, and was open-sourced and donated to the Apache S…
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Apache Iceberg is an open source high-performance format for huge data tables. Iceberg enables the use of SQL tables for big data, while making it possible for engines like Spark and Hive to safely work with the same tables, at the same time. Iceberg was started at Netflix by Ryan Blue and Dan Weeks, and was open-sourced and donated to the Apache S…
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Godot is a free, open-source game engine that’s growing rapidly in popularity. Ramatak is a new public benefit company founded by Godot engine veterans Hein-Pieter van Braam and Ariel Manzur. The goal of Ramatak is to help make Godot the number one choice for creating, deploying, and monetizing games on iOS and Android. Hein-Pieter joins the show t…
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NextFlow is a tool for managing scientific computation workflows. It’s increasingly popular for bioinformatics, computational biology, and other life science applications. Evan Floden is the Co-Founder and CEO of Seqera Labs which develops NextFlow. He joins the show today to talk about his background as a scientist and engineer, the modular design…
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Stately is a web-based drag and drop editor for collaboratively developing code, diagrams, and documentation. Laura Kalbag is the Developer Advocate at Stately and she joins the show today to talk about Stately, state machines, building good documentation, and more. Josh Goldberg is an independent full time open source developer in the TypeScript e…
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The power of 3D graphics hardware and rendering technology is improving at an astonishing pace. To achieve high graphical fidelity, assets that compose 3D worlds must feature an ever-increasing level of detail. Andrew Price is the founder of Poliigon, which is an asset production studio and store. Andrew also runs the highly popular Blender Guru Yo…
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Antibodies are a type of protein molecule produced by the immune system. They recognize and attach to other molecules with remarkable precision. Typically antibodies target foreign objects, like viruses, to mark them for destruction. However, they can also be engineered to treat diseases like cancer, and they are one of the fastest growing classes …
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Portal is a 2007 game developed by Valve, where the player encounters puzzles that must be solved using the “portal gun”, a device that can create inter-spatial portals between surfaces. Portal 64 is an open-source re-write of Portal that can be run on original Nintendo 64 hardware. The game was developed by James Lambert and gained enormous praise…
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Waymo is an autonomous driving company that had its start as the Google Self-Driving Car Project. David Margines is a Director of Product Management at Waymo and he joins the podcast to talk about Waymo today, the sensing technologies underpinning their cars, the huge impact of AI on their systems in recent years, and more. This episode is hosted b…
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Producing 3D films, games and simulations is a complex process, often involving multiple teams and tools. At Pixar, pipeline engineers needed to write lots of glue code to integrate different workflows and file formats, which was a big challenge, and led them to create the Universal Scene Description, or OpenUSD. OpenUSD implements abstract data mo…
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SimpleWebAuthn is an open source TypeScript-centric pair of libraries – frontend and backend – that make it easier for devs to implement WebAuthn on the web. Matthew Miller started the project in 2019 and it has grown in tandem with the popularization of WebAuthn. He joins the podcast today to talk about the history of the project starting from the…
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There is a revolution unfolding in biotech. The confluence of new biological methods like CRISPR, virtually unlimited computational capacity, and machine learning has fundamentally transformed our ability to engineer biology for wide-ranging applications. Andreessen Horowitz, or a16z, is a venture capital firm that was founded by Marc Andreessen an…
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oneAPI is an open standard for a unified API to be used across different computing accelerator architectures. This including GPUs, AI accelerators, and FPGAs. The goal of oneAPI is to eliminate the need for developers to maintain separate code bases, multiple programming languages, tools, and workflows for each architecture. James Reinders is an en…
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A game engine is a system used to build and run games. Game engines let the programmer work at a high level of abstraction by providing interfaces for graphics, physics, and scripting. Godot is an open source and free to use game engine, which makes it unusual. Its first release was in 2014 and its features and user base have grown steadily since t…
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Starburst is a data lake analytics platform. It’s designed to help users work with structured data at scale, and is built on the open source platform, Trino. Adam Ferrari is the SVP of Engineering at Starburst. He joins the show to talk about Starburst, data engineering, and what it takes to build a data lake. Full Disclosure: Starburst is a sponso…
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Starburst is a data lake analytics platform. It’s designed to help users work with structured data at scale, and is built on the open source platform, Trino. Adam Ferrari is the SVP of Engineering at Starburst. He joins the show to talk about Starburst, data engineering, and what it takes to build a data lake. Full Disclosure: Starburst is a sponso…
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Chess.com started in 2007 and grew steadily in the years following. The platform exploded in popularity during the pandemic, to the point that their servers struggled with the traffic. It was a great problem to have. Chess.com was instrumental in helping to elevate chess to its current height of mainstream popularity. But how did Chess.com come to …
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Mastodon is an open source, decentralized social network. Eugen Rochko started building Mastodon in response to his dissatisfaction with centralized social networks like Facebook and Twitter. In the Mastodon model, users can run their own nodes, and other users can connect to them. You can follow users whose accounts reside in other nodes. Eugen jo…
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Vercel provides a cloud platform to rapidly deploy web projects, and they develop the highly successful Next.js framework. The company recently made headlines when they announced v0 which is a generative AI tool to create React code from text prompts. The generated code uses open-source tools like Tailwind CSS and shadcn/ui. Lee Robinson is the VP …
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Vercel provides a cloud platform to rapidly deploy web projects, and they develop the highly successful Next.js framework. The company recently made headlines when they announced v0 which is a generative AI tool to create React code from text prompts. The generated code uses open-source tools like Tailwind CSS and shadcn/ui. Lee Robinson is the VP …
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Blender is a free and open-source 3D graphics tool that was initially released in 1994 and just hit version 4.0. It’s one of the triumphs of open-source software development and is used for creating animated films, art, 3D games, and more. Sybren Stüvel is a Senior Software Developer at Blender. He joins the show today to talk about the history of …
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Netflix needs no introduction and is renowned for its engineering talent. Shaundai Person is a Senior Software Engineer at Netflix, blogger, and conference speaker. She joins the show today to talk about getting her position at Netflix, developing internal tools at the company, the value of TypeScript, what makes a great software engineering manage…
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Algolia is a platform that provides search as a service. The company was founded in 2012, was part of Y Combinator’s Winter 2014 class, and has become highly popular for integrating modern search functionality into web-facing services. Sean Mullaney is the CTO of Algolia and has worked at Google X, Stripe, and Zolando. He joins the show today to ta…
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Algolia is a platform that provides search as a service. The company was founded in 2012, was part of Y Combinator’s Winter 2014 class, and has become highly popular for integrating modern search functionality into web-facing services. Sean Mullaney is the CTO of Algolia and has worked at Google X, Stripe, and Zolando. He joins the show today to ta…
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Security issues can often be traced back to small misconfigurations in a database or cloud service, or an innocent code commit. OpsHelm is a security platform that’s oriented around identifying and fixing these issues. Kyle McCullough is the Co-Founder and CTO of OpsHelm and he has deep experience in backend and data engineering. He joins the show …
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Jodie Burchell is the Data Science Developer Advocate at JetBrains, which makes integrated development environments or, IDEs, for many major languages. After observing the rapid growth of the AI coding assistant landscape, the company recently announced integration of an AI assistant into their IDEs. Jodie joins the show today to talk about why the…
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Jodie Burchell is the Data Science Developer Advocate at JetBrains, which makes integrated development environments or, IDEs, for many major languages. After observing the rapid growth of the AI coding assistant landscape, the company recently announced integration of an AI assistant into their IDEs. Jodie joins the show today to talk about why the…
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This episode of Software Engineering Daily is part of our on-site coverage of AWS re:Invent 2023, which took place from November 27th through December 1st in Las Vegas. In today’s interview, host Jordi Mon Companys speaks with Mike Miller who is the Director of AWS AI Devices. Jordi Mon Companys is a product manager and marketer that specializes in…
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This episode of Software Engineering Daily is part of our on-site coverage of AWS re:Invent 2023, which took place from November 27th through December 1st in Las Vegas. In today’s interview, host Jordi Mon Companys speaks with Kevin Kelly who is the Director of the AWS Cloud Institute. Visit https://aws.amazon.com/training to learn more about AWS’s…
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This episode of Software Engineering Daily is part of our on-site coverage of AWS re:Invent 2023, which took place from November 27th through December 1st in Las Vegas. In today’s interview, host Jordi Mon Companys speaks with Rob Zuber who is the CTO at CircleCI. Jordi Mon Companys is a product manager and marketer that specializes in software del…
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This episode of Software Engineering Daily is part of our on-site coverage of AWS re:Invent 2023, which took place from November 27th through December 1st in Las Vegas. In today’s interview, host Jordi Mon Companys speaks with Ankur Mehrotra who is the Director and GM of Amazon SageMaker. Jordi Mon Companys is a product manager and marketer that sp…
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This episode of Software Engineering Daily is part of our on-site coverage of AWS re:Invent 2023, which took place from November 27th through December 1st in Las Vegas. In today’s interview, host Jordi Mon Companys speaks with Ankur Mehrotra who is the Director and GM of Amazon SageMaker. Jordi Mon Companys is a product manager and marketer that sp…
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Hypnospace Outlaw is a hit indie game which features an internet and operating system simulator set in a surreal, alternate version of 1999. The game is entirely unique both in its design and aesthetic, and it has an impressive development history. Jay Tholen is the developer of Hypnospace Outlaw and he joins the show to talk about the engineering …
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SQL databases were built for data consistency and vertical scalability. They did this very well for the long era of monolithic applications running in dedicated, single-server environments. However, their design presented a problem when the paradigm changed to distributed applications in the cloud. This shift eventually ushered in the rise of distr…
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