The next episode of Zig SHOWTIME airs on
Saturday 5th of June!
Times for a few different timezones:
1:00pm CDT / 6:00pm UTC / 8:00pm CEST / 11:30pm IST / 3:00am JST (Sun)
Go to https://zig.show for more info or subscribe to the Zig SHOWTIME calendar (iCal) to have all episodes automatically added to your calendar.
This week, release party. Next week, interview with Andreas Kling (I will write another newsletter issue).
Prerequisites for me to be able to go to Handmade Seattle (1/4):
[x] Vaccine appointment
[ ] First dose
[ ] Second dose
[ ] US reopening travel from EU
0.8.0 Release Announcement
By Andrew Kelley
Let’s recap what’s new in this release and have Andrew answer some questions!
A Secret Afterparty Game
By Loris Cro
It’s finally happening. I blogged about it, annoyed various members of the community about it, ruined a couple friendships over it, and it’s finally coming to the show.
Here’s a recap of the talks in the last episode, in case you missed it. The full episode is available on YouTube.
Showing Zig how to see through Bill Gate’s Windows (YouTube Link)
By Jonathan Marler
Microsoft recently released structured definition of all the WIN32 APIs that Windows exposes. By using that information languages can create bindings via codegen, and so now you know who to thank for the Zig bindings!
We’re even listed on the official README maintained by Microsoft!
Thoughts on robust package management with Zigmod and Aquila (YouTube Link)
By Meghan Denny
From Meghan’s own words:
The package management space is filled with programs seldom loved by developers. It is a space that is critical to get right to uphold robust and reusable parts of Zig’s promise of helping deliver optimal software. Here I talk about where I think some other package managers go wrong, where I think Zig can improve, and how to use software today that implements these ideas if you’d like to try them out or help improve on them.
See you at showtime,