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A podcast about local-first software development

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#8 – Pirijan Ketheswaran: Kinopio, Canvas-based tools, being a solo developer

Published: May 2, 2024 13:06

The guest of this episode is Pirijan Ketheswaran, the creator of the Kinopio, a playful, canvas-based tool for thought. He is also the co-creator of the online IDE Glitch. This conversation will go trough his journey as a creative including his time at Fog…

#7 – James Long: Actual Budget, Electron & Absurd-SQL

Published: April 9, 2024 10:00

The guest of this episode is James Long, the creator of local-first app called Actual Budget and the absurd-sql project which helped to pave the way to bring SQLite back to the browser. This conversation will explore his journey of building Actual Budget…

#6 – Rasmus Andersson: Playbit, Software Quality, Data Models Tradeoffs

Published: March 26, 2024 13:39

The guest of this episode is Rasmus Anderson, who helped to build many monumental products such as Spotify, Dropbox and Figma and is now working on Playbit, a local-first operating system built from scratch. This extended conversation will go deep on…

#5 – Kyle Mathews: Benefits of using a sync engine, personal local-first apps, ElectricSQL

Published: March 13, 2024 14:01

The guest of this episode is Kyle Matthews, who, in the past, founded Gatsby JS and is currently delving into local-first software. In the conversation, Kyle shares his experiences in building some small-scale local-first apps for his personal use and…

#4 - Martin Kleppmann: CRDTs, Automerge, generic syncing servers & Bluesky

Published: February 28, 2024 18:56

The guest of this episode, Martin Kleppmann, is one of the authors of the original local-first essay. Martin has been exploring local-first software and CRDTs for over 10 years, which has led to the creation of Automerge, which we discuss in depth in this…

#3 – Geoffrey Litt: Malleable software, local state management & Riffle

Published: February 14, 2024 13:28

In this episode we talk about Geoffrey's background in malleable software and how relational databases can be leveraged to build better web apps and improve data ownership. A topic he extensively investigates through the Riffle research project.Mentioned…

#2 – Aaron Boodman: From Google Gears to Replicache &

Published: January 30, 2024 13:52

In this episode we talk about Aaron's history in local-first, which goes back to 2008 with the release of Google Gears – the first time sqlite was added to the browser - and his perspective on where we're at now and why local-first is finally…

#1 – PVH: An Intro to Local-First

Published: January 14, 2024 16:59

In this inaugural episode, I'm speaking to Peter van Hardenberg, who helped to coin and popularize the term Local First. As the director of the Ink & Switch Research Lab, he's been on the forefront of this work for the better part of a decade. My…