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48. From NodeConf EU 2019
Hosted by Julián Duque, with guests Alexander Korzhikov, Tierney Cyren, and Chris Dickinson.
NodeConf EU is one of the main conferences for the Node.js community. Community members from all over the world share their projects, leader workshops, and discuss the direction of the world's most popular programming language. congregate to discuss best practices, upcoming language changes, cool implementations, and more. Julián Duque chats with several attendees about what they're working on.
Alex Korzhikov is an engineer at ING Bank. He's at NodeConf to lead a workshop on using oclif, as well as working with classes and OOP in TypeScript. oclif is a command-line framework developed in TypeScript by Heroku, and ING is using several different tools built on oclif to communicate with each other. He talks with Julián about why they chose oclif, and how TypeScript has enabled them to build better systems faster.
Tierney Cyren works as a developer advocate for Microsoft Azure. He's also the Chairperson of the Community Committee for Node.js. He's passionate about helping open source communities become more inclusive by helping them work on internationalization, documentation, and various governance needs. His talk is centered on four factors he's found are fundamental to growing a successful and healthy open source project.
Chris Dickinson is building Entropic, a new package manager for Node.js. As opposed to npm, Entropic is comprised of federated hubs, ensuring that no single company or entity is responsible for all of the community's third-party packages. Previously, he worked on NPM itself, and knows first-hand how much a a distributed system is needed.
Links from this episode
- oclif is an open source framework for building a command line interface (CLI) in Node.js
- Typescript: The Complete Developer's Guide is a recommended resource to master Typescript and build complex projects
- openopensource.org provides some guidance on building an empowered community
- Entropic is a distributed package manager for Node.js
Julián: With me I have Alex Korzhikov, which is going to be talking about how to build CLI tools using oclif and TypeScript. So hello Alex, how are you doing?
Alex: Hi Julián. It's good. Nice to meet you here. It's actually a big surprise to meet someone from Heroku in a Node conf.
Alex: Yes. So it's actually quite nice. I'm a part of a pipeline support system in a bank. So we are building a pipeline for front end applications, which we have a lot in the bank, you can imagine.
A podcast brought to you by the developer advocate team at Heroku, exploring code, technology, tools, tips, and the life of the developer.
Developer Advocate, Heroku
Dev IT Engineer, ING Bank N.V., Amsterdam
Alex is a Software engineer, team lead, instructor, speaker, mentor, and author of technical materials.
Senior Cloud Developer Advocate, Microsoft
Tierney, the Chairperson of the Node.js Community Committee, contributes to various groups & initiatives focusing on community growth & success.
Staff Engineer, Eaze
Chris is a former npm registry eng & Node Tech Steering Committee Emeritus. With free time, he illustrates, cares for 2 cats & works on Entropic.
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