About this Episode

Mike breaks down what it takes to build a proper iOS build server, and leaves the familiar shallows of Debian for the open waters of openSUSE.

Plus Wes’ reluctant ruby adventures and our pick to ease your javascript packaging woes.

Episode Links

  • rbenv: Groom your app’s Ruby environment — Use rbenv to pick a Ruby version for your application and guarantee that your development environment matches production. Put rbenv to work with Bundler for painless Ruby upgrades and bulletproof deployments.
  • Serverless Feedback from TomEnom — One thing you left out of your definition of serverless (IMO) that I find important is that it scales to zero. So if your lambda/function is not being used it incurs zero cost. I guess you could say that that is where serverless becomes literal.
  • Install openSUSE on Digital Ocean — Unfortunately, Digital does not at present have an option for an openSUSE image. That doesn’t mean that you can’t use openSUSE on Digital Ocean, but it is going to be a little more work than most common Linux distributions.
  • What is Pika? — Pika's mission is to make modern JavaScript more accessible by making it easier to find, publish, install, and use modern packages on npm.
  • Introducing: pika/pack — If you’ve recently published a package to npm, you know how much work goes into a modern build process. Transpile JavaScript, compile TypeScript, convert ES Module syntax (ESM) to Common.js, configure your package.json manifest… and that’s just the basics.
  • Implications of Rewriting a Browser Component in Rust - Mozilla Hacks
  • Rust use case study in npm [pdf] — The npm Registry uses Rust for its CPU-bound bottlenecks.