Max Howell, famous for creating Homebrew, joined the show to talk about his start in software and open source, the tweet that was heard around the world when he interviewed with Google and didn't get accepted, the creation of Homebrew, the naming process, as well as the difficulty letting go. We also talked about his passion for the Swift programming language, and his work on Swift Package Manager while at Apple.
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Notes and Links
Max was on The Changelog #35
way back in September, 2010
Max's latest open source project PromiseKit
The BBC Micro
was the first computer Max used
- a powerful music player for Linux, Unix and Windows
- cross-platform development
- bring together your favourite music services
“The foundation of the modern world is developer tools."
The Changelog #223: Homebrew and Package Management with Mike McQuaid
The tweet heard aroud the world with 6,825+ retweets — "Google: 90% of our engineers use the software you wrote (Homebrew), but you can’t invert a binary tree on a whiteboard so f**k off."
Swift Package Manager
QBasic (Quick Beginners All purpose Symbolic Instruction Code)
is an IDE and interpreter for a variety of the BASIC programming language
Max's new thing — mixmsg
lets you make mixtapes with friends directly in iMessage.
Max's new project — Growler
is planned for Homebrew, but he was hush hush about what it will do