Bazel

Posted on Friday, Oct 16, 2020
Rob and Jason are joined by Lukács Berki and Julio Merino from Google’s Bazel team. They discuss CppCon trip reports, the cpp subreddit and a video on C++ 20 Concepts. Then Lukács and Julio talk all about the advantages of Bazel and some of the key features of Google’s open source build tool.

Guests

Lukács Berki

Lukács Berki

After a number of diverse jobs with computers including Linux system administration and GPS navigation devices, Lukács has been working at Google in the Bazel team since 2009; in this decade, he has worked on almost every part of it: integration with remote execution, Android builds, its internal dependency management framework, internal telemetry, support for various programming languages and a lot more. He played a significant role in creating Bazel from Blaze, its Google-internal predecessor.

Julio Merino

Julio Merino

Julio has been interested in build systems since the early 2000s. Such interest started with frustrations over autoconf and automake, and followed with amazement by what NetBSD and pkgsrc could achieve with a monorepo and a build system specially tailored to it. These adventures were continued with his own (now-dead) build system (http://buildtool.sourceforge.net/), his own testing framework (https://github.com/jmmv/kyua), and his latter joining the Bazel team in 2016. Julio has been at Google for 11+ years and is about to embark on some new challenges.

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