65 minutes | Jun 21, 2021

xbar puts anything in your macOS menu bar

On this episode we’re talking with our good friend Mat Ryer whom you may know from the Go Time podcast. Mat created an awesome open source tool for putting just about anything in your Mac’s toolbar. It was originally written in Objective-C, but it just got a big rewrite in Go and abig rename from BitBar to xbar. If you don’t use a Mac don’t hit skip on this episode quite yet! There are lessons to be learned for anyone interested in hacking on tools to make your life better. Plus, with this rewrite Mat has positioned xbar to go cross-platform, which we talk about as well. Discuss on Changelog News Join Changelog++ to support our work, get closer to the metal, and make the ads disappear! Sponsors InfluxDB – InfluxDB empowers developers to build IoT, analytics, and monitoring software. It’s purpose-built to handle massive volumes and countless sources of time-stamped data produced by sensors, applications, and infrastructure. Learn about the wide range of use cases of InfluxDB at influxdata.com/changelog LaunchDarkly – Ship fast. Rest easy. Deploy code at any time, even if a feature isn’t ready to be released to your users. Wrap code in feature flags to get the safety to test new features and infrastructure in prod without impacting the wrong end users. Square – Develop on the platform that sellers trust! Use API Explorer to interact with, test, or play with your applications in Square. You can build, view, and send HTTP requests that call Square APIs with API Explorer. Get started with Square, check out the API Explorer, or the API Explorer docs. Featuring Mat Ryer – Twitter, GitHub, LinkedIn, Website Adam Stacoviak – Twitter, GitHub, LinkedIn, Website Jerod Santo – Twitter, GitHub Notes and Links The Changelog #3 - Rob Pike xbar’s website What happens when your old open-source project unexpectedly gets to the top of Hacker News? Go Time #154 - Where Jerod shares his unpopular opinion Go Time #144 - Building desktop apps with Go + web tech Wails.app Become a sponsor to Mat Ryer xbar on GitHub
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