Swift Package Index with Sven A. Schmidt

In this episode, Leo talks with Sven A. Schmidt, co-creator of the Swift Package Index. We talk about the challenges of supporting thousands of Swift Packages, dealing with metrics and site ops with Vapor, running CI for the site and the plethora of Swift packages as well as Apple Silicon support.

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