Ruma and the Matrix Communication Protocol: An Interview with Jimmy Cuadra Aug. 8, 2019

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We interview Jimmy Cuadra about Matrix, an open and decentralized communication protocol, and his implementation in Rust known as Ruma.



We interview Jimmy Cuadra about Matrix, an open and decentralized communication protocol, and his implementation in Rust known as Ruma. Twitter: @rustaceanfm Discord: Rustacean Station Github: @rustacean-station Email: hello@rustacean-station.org Timestamps & referenced resources [@01:35] - Meet Jimmy Cuadra [@04:46] - How did you get into Rust? @bascule (Tony Arcieri) The Rust Programming Language Book [@08:47] - What is Matrix? Matrix: an open network for secure, decentralized communication libpurple Ruma: Introduction to Matrix [@14:32] - Why “Matrix”? [@16:44] - What forms of communication does Matrix enable? [@17:59] - What pieces of Matrix does Ruma implement? [@20:27] - Why did you decide to use Rust? [@23:52] - How challenging has Ruma been to implement? [@30:27] - What libraries does Ruma leverage? Serde: a framework for serializing and deserializing data structures efficiently and generically Diesel: a safe, extensible ORM and query builder [@34:02] - If you could start all over again, what would you do differently? [@38:57] - Does Ruma use any unstable Rust features? Has it previously? [@42:30] - What other implementations of Matrix exist? [@46:42] - How difficult to implement is the Matrix specification? [@52:59] - How close to maturity is Ruma? Credits Intro Theme: Aerocity Audio Editing: Reece McMillin Hosting Infrastructure: Jon Gjengset Show Notes: Ben Striegel Hosts: Abdou Seck, Ben Striegel