March 11, 2020
Mike Perham on Sustaining Open Source with Sidekiq and Faktory
The EmberMap Podcast
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- 0:00 - What is Faktory?
- 2:28 – Why might I need a background job?
- 13:26 – Why did you make Sidekiq?
- 16:15 – What lead to Faktory?
- 24:02 – Why'd you use Go to implement Faktory's server?
- 25:36 – Who is Faktory for?
- 31:58 – What's the most interesting thing you've learned about architecting background job systems?
- 36:24 – How do you see job queuing work in a serverless world?
- 41:23 – What are some of your thoughts on open source sustainability?
- 46:48 – What makes a library productizable?
- 48:30 – Were you thinking entrepreneurially when starting Sidekiq?
- 53:30 – Could open source sustainability be solved by a marketplace or middleman?
- 55:14 – How has your business model and financial incentives affected the development of your open source libraries?
- 1:00:30 – How do you think about API additions and feature requests to Sidekiq?