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Salar Rahmanian: Streamline Your Development Workflow: Harnessing the Power of NixOS and Nix Package

Salar Rahmanian is a seasoned software developer with over 20 years of experience.

In 2018, Salar Rahmanian discovered the power of Nix and has been a passionate advocate for the package manager ever since.

Currently residing in the San Francisco Bay Area with a loving spouse and three children, Salar Rahmanian balances work and family life while coding both for work and as a hobby.

Salar Rahmanian's primary focus at work today is data engineering using Python, PySpark, and Apache Spark, constantly seeking out ways to streamline and optimize data pipelines.

Outside of work, Salar Rahmanian have interests in Scala, Swift and NixOS contributing regularly to these communities and related open source projects.

As a speaker at this conference, Salar Rahmanian is excited to share his experiences and insights into how Nix can simplify and improve your developer workflow and production resilience, helping fellow developers to overcome common challenges and achieve their development goals more efficiently.

Streamline Your Development Workflow: Harnessing the Power of NixOS and Nix Package Manager

In today's fast-paced software development landscape, managing project dependencies and maintaining consistent development environments across different programming languages can be a daunting task. Enter NixOS and the Nix package manager – a powerful combination that offers a declarative and reproducible approach to managing projects and their dependencies. Join us in this talk as we explore how NixOS and Nix can revolutionize your development workflow and production environments with seamless dependency management in any programming language.


In this talk, we will delve into the world of NixOS and Nix package manager, and demonstrate how they can simplify and enhance your project management and development experience. We will start by introducing the core concepts of Nix and NixOS, including the Nix expression language, the Nix store, and the declarative package management model.

Next, we will explore how NixOS and Nix can be seamlessly integrated into your development workflow. You will learn how to leverage the power of Nix to effortlessly manage project dependencies, including programming language packages and their specific versions. We will showcase how Nix makes it easy to switch between different environments, ensuring reproducibility and avoiding version conflicts.

Furthermore, we will highlight the benefits of using Nix for development, showcasing how it provides isolated and reproducible environments, allowing you to confidently share your project with others. We will discuss how Nix integrates with build systems like setuptools, making it effortless to manage and build your projects.

We will illustrate how Nix can be used with any programming language of your choice. Whether you're working with Scala, Python, Rust, Go, or any other language, Nix offers a consistent and reliable approach to managing dependencies, making it a powerful tool in your development arsenal.

Throughout the talk, we will provide practical examples, code snippets, and live demonstrations to help you grasp the concepts and unleash the full potential of Nix and NixOS in your development workflow. By the end of this session, you will have a clear understanding of how Nix can simplify project management, enhance reproducibility, and boost collaboration in any programming language.

Key takeaways

- Gain a solid understanding of NixOS and the Nix package manager.

- Learn how to utilize Nix to manage project dependencies in many programming languages.

- Discover the benefits of using Nix for development, including reproducibility and isolated environments.

- Understand how Nix integrates with build systems, simplifying the building and packaging of projects.

- Empower yourself to adopt Nix as a powerful tool for streamlining your development workflow, regardless of the programming language you use.

Target audience:

This talk is suitable for developers, engineers, and DevOps professionals who are interested in improving their project management and development workflows. Familiarity with general software development concepts is recommended, but prior knowledge of Nix or NixOS is not required.

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