In this episode, we talk to Javed Khan (@tuxcanfly) about dev tooling and workflows, and the contrast between small and large teams in how developers collaborate. A pharmacy student turned software developer, Javed brings a unique perspective on how processes and tooling helped him learn the ropes fast during his first gig as a Python developer. We talk about the state of tooling in the Python and the Go ecosystems, and also about how the Lindy effect might govern backward compatibility.
Javed works at Handshake as a software developer. At Handshake, they're building a naming protocol that differs from its predecessors in that it has no concept of namespacing or subdomains at the consensus layer. Its purpose is currently not to replace all of DNS, but to replace the root zone file and the root servers.