This week we’re joined by Ilya Grigorik to talk with us about his project GitHub Archive, logging and archiving GitHub’s public event data and how he uses Google BigQuery to make querying that data accessible to everyone.
We’re also announcing our new nightly email called Changelog Nightly! Subscribe here.
Want an easy to set up status page system for your web presence that’s also easy on the eyes?
Darcy Clarke joins us this week to talk about his repo on the HTML5 Boilerplate org — “Front-end Developer Interview Questions”. This project is second to only the HTML5 Boilerplate itself with 14,000+ stars!
Sam Potts let us know about a new HTML5 media player released by his team at Selz.
Cool little Bash script to quickly fetch your Wi-Fi password from OS X’s keychain (Windows Version).
Installable via bpkg or good ole’ curl.
Because why not? There’s a short list of available packages in the directory, so if you have any Bash scripts that others could benefit from, get ‘em on there!
This week we’re joined by Taylor Otwell, he’s the creator and maker of the Laravel PHP framework.
We all agree: *naming things is hard*. So hard, in fact, that it has become somewhat of a cliché amongst developers.
TLDR! I have come on as the first official employee at The Changelog. If you care to know the deeper side of the story, read and listen to what follows.
Reapp is a new hybrid app platform built with React. What is it, exactly?
Everything you need to make web-based mobile apps. A UI kit, modules, and a simple CLI.
Reapp uses Webpack to handle modules and 6to5 so you can use ES6/7 features today. Need more? They built a Hacker News client to showcase what you can do with the toolkit.
Reapp is still in alpha, but it has a lot of promise. Get started here.
git-stats is a neat little command line tool by Ionică Bizău that draws a contributions calendar in your terminal. It might take some setting up, but the results are super fun and hopefully inspire you to keep committing! Here’s Ionică’s calendars for the past year:
It is the first repo to be made available under the US Army Research Laboratory organization. Hopefully it will not be the last.
They say a picture is worth a thousand
words links. When you can detect individual faces inside said picture (or video), it’s worth even more.
Meet Rikki: a friendly neighborhood nitpicking robot
Etsy’s engineers recently published a code search tool (dubbed Hound) that they built to scratch their ever-growing-codebase-search itch.
The search is based on Russ Cox’s Regular Expression Matching with a Trigram Index algorithm, which is served up by a Go back-end to a React front-end.
If your team has many and/or large code repositories and could benefit from a unified, fast search tool, Hound is worth a look.
Our guest this week is Mikeal Rogers to discuss io.js, why the fork exists, why they choose open governance, the roadmap and future of io.js, supporting ES6, burnout while working in open source, and the steps you can take to get involved with io.js.
Who doesn’t want a hackable Yahoo! Pipes plus IFTTT on their own server?
“Because no human should ever have to memorize %d %SS %GARBAGE”
This week we caught up with Alex Polvi, CEO of CoreOS, to talk about their new open source product Rocket, their App Container Spec, and CoreOS – the container only server OS focused securing the internet.
Facebook is back with yet another bit of interesting open source. Immutable.js provides Persistant, Immutable
Not sure why these immutable collections could be so beneficial? Read their case for immutability.
Just add one script tag to your page, and users will be able to record and replay their interaction with the site.
I can think of many applications for a tool like GifW00t! What would you do with it?
Gitrob will scan your GitHub organization for publicly available bits of sensitive information and tell you about them.
Ryan Rauh joins us today to talk about HuBoard, a project management solution for teams and organizations using Github — Open Source, APIs, podcasts and more.
We turned Trello into a Content Management System (CMS) for the newsletter. It saved Weekly.