The Changelog Podcast

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“If you're in a trench and no one else is there with you, you're in the wrong trench.” Firefox Debugger and DevTools #247

#247  Firefox Debugger and DevTools with Jason Laster Guest: Jason Laster

Jason Laster joined the show to talk about Firefox Debugger and DevTools. We talked about the backstory of Firefox, Firebug, the new Debugger.html, why React and Redux made a good fit to develop Debugger as a standalone application, community efforts, and getting started.

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#246  First-time Contributors and Maintainer Balance with Kent C. Dodds Guest: Kent C. Dodds

Kent C. Dodds joined the show to talk about guiding and supporting first time contributors to open source. We talked about the many ways to be first-timer friendly, how to contribute to open source, the burden and balance of a maintainer, and a few of the projects Kent maintains, including his latest project at PayPal called Glamourous.

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#245  Open Source at Google with Will Norris Guest: Will Norris

Will Norris (Engineering Manager at Google's Open Source office) joined the show to talk about their new release of the Google Open Source website as well as the release of Google's internal documentation on how they do open source. Nearly 70 pages of documentation have been made public under creative commons license for the world to use. We talked about the backstory of Google's Open Source office, their philosophy on OSS, their involvement in the TODO group, and much more.

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#244  Learning JavaScript and Bringing People Together with Tracy Lee Guest: Tracy Lee

Tracy Lee joined the show to talk about bringing people together, helping people, and making an impact. We covered learning JavaScript, the ins and outs of her road to get to where she's at today, hitting burnout and sleeping for two weeks, breaking into the JavaScript community, and the fun cruise, workshops, and conferences she's working on for the JavaScript community.

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#243  Let's Encrypt the Web with Jacob Hoffman-Andrews Guest: Jacob Hoffman-Andrews

Jacob Hoffman-Andrews, Senior Staff Technologist at the EFF and the lead developer of Let's Encrypt, joined the show to talk about the history of SSL, the start of Let’s Encrypt, why it’s important to encrypt the web and what happens if we don't, Certbot, and the impact Let's Encrypt has had on securing the web.

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