1. Episode #132
  2. Sep 25, 2022
  3. 41m
  4. 44m

Open and Extensible with Matt Massicotte

Open and Extensible with Matt Massicotte

Matt Massicotte comes on the program to talk about the development of his app Chime and how he's using the new framework ExtensionKit along with Open-Source to be an extensible macOS app.
  1. 41m podcast at transistor.fm
  2. 44m video at youtube.com


Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/dc7x04Ao2xU

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