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All JavaScript Podcasts by Devchat.tv

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All JavaScript podcasts produced by Devchat.tv: - JavaScript Jabber - My JS Story - JS Rants

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Episodes

JSJ 385: What Can You Build with JavaScript?

Aug 22, 2019 49:18

Description:

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Panel

Charles Max Wood

Christopher Beucheler

Episode Summary

Today Charles and Christopher discuss what can you do with JavaScript. They talk about the kinds of things they have used JavaScript to build. They discuss non-traditional ways that people might get into JavaScript and what first drew them to the language. They talk about the some of the non-traditional JavaScript options that are worth looking into. Christopher and Charles talk about some of the fascinating things that have been done with JavaScript, such as Amazon Alexa capabilities, virtual reality, and games. They spend some time talking about JavaScript usage in game creation and building AI. They talk about how they’ve seen JavaScript change and progress during their time as developers. They talk about areas besides web that they would be interested in learning more about and what kinds of things they would like to build in that area. They finish by discussing areas that they are excited to see improve and gain new capabilites. 

Links

Node.js

WebGL

React

React Native

Quake

TenserFlow.js

WebAssembly

Hermes

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Picks

Charles Max Wood:

Instagram

JavaScript Jabber Reccomendations

New shows: Adventures in Block Chain, Adventures in .Net

Christopher Beucheler:

Pair programming

VS Code Live Share

MJS 119: Jeffrey Meyerson

Aug 20, 2019 45:57

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Ruby Rogues

React Native Radio

CacheFly

Host: Charles Max Wood

Joined by Special Guest: Jeffrey Meyerson

Episode Summary

Jeffrey Meyerson, founder of FindCollabs and host at Software Engineering Daily joins Charles Max Wood for a discussion about latest trends in developer world, ways of monetizing podcasts and finding ads for podcasts.Jeffrey shares how he started hosts podcasts and how he became a developer.

Jeffrey's journey as a developer started out with his interest through music and poker. They compare advertising through sponsoring a booth in a conference versus advertising through a podcast. Tune in for a fun chat that covers everything from Keto dieting to software buzz words.

Links

Jeffrey's LinkedIn

https://www.secretsofsongwriting.com/

https://www.hooktheory.com/

FindCollabs

Software Media with Charles Max Wood

Picks

Charles Max Wood

#75Hard

Jeffrey Meyerson

Owning a Rice Cooker

JSJ 384: FaunaDB: Support for GraphQL and Serverless Development with Evan Weaver

Aug 20, 2019 50:42

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Panel

Charles Max Wood

AJ O’Neal

Joe Eames

Aimee Knight

With Special Guest: Evan Weaver

Episode Summary

Evan Weaver is the CEO and cofounder of FaunaDB, a serverless database and a great way to get started with GraphQL. Evan talks about what went into building the FaunaDB and his background with Twitter. FaunaDB arose from trying to fix Twitter’s scalability issues, and the panel discusses scalability issues encountered in both large and small companies. They talk about the difference between transient and persistent data. They discuss how to develop locally when using a serverless database and the importance of knowing why you’re using something. Evan talks about how developing locally works with FaunaDB. He addresses concerns that people might have about using FaunaDB since it is not backed by a tech giant. Evan talks about some of the services FaunaDB offers and talks about the flexibility of its tools. He talks about how to get started with FaunaDB and what the authentication is like. Finally, Evan talks about some well known companies that are using FaunaDB and what they are doing with it. 

Links

FaunaDB

GraphQL

Netlify

AWS Lambda

Apollo.io

SQL

Jamstack 

Akkeris

Graphile

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Picks

Charles Max Wood:

Captain Sonar

Canny

JSJ Reccomendations

Aimee Knight:

Falling in Reverse

Joe Eames:

Battlestations

Evan Weaver

Forza Motorsport

Follow Evan on Twitter and Github @evan

JSJ 383: What is JavaScript?

Aug 15, 2019 44:44

Description:

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Panel

Charles Max Wood

Christopher Beucheler

Aimee Knight

Episode Summary

Today’s episode is an exploration of the question “What is JavaScript?”. Each of the panelists describes what they think JavaScript is, giving a definition for both technical and non-technical people. They talk about how the different layers of JavaScript tie into their definitions. They agree that it’s incorrect to call JavaScript one of the ‘easy’ programming languages and some of the challenges unique to JavaScript, such as the necessity of backwards compatibility and that it is used in tandem with CSS and HTML, which require a different thinking method. They discuss the disdain that some developers from other languages hold for JavaScript and where it stems from. They discuss methods to level up from beginner to mid level JavaScript programmer, which can be tricky because it is a rapidly evolving language. They revisit the original question, “What is Java Script?”, and talk about how their definition of JavaScript has changed after this discussion. They finish by talking about the story they want to tell with JavaScript, why they chose JavaScript, and what is it they are trying to do, create, become through using the language. They invite listeners to share their answers in the comments. 

Links

JQuery

JavaScript

JSON

React.js

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Picks

Charles Max Wood:

The Dungeoncast 

Aimee Knight:

This Patch of Sky

Christopher Beucheler:

Silversun Pickups album Widow’s Weeds

Andrew Huang YouTube channel

MJS 118: Aaron Frost

Aug 13, 2019 29:35

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Host: Charles Max Wood

Joined by Special Guest: Aaron Frost

Episode Summary

Aaron Frost joins Charles to talk about what Observables are and why developers should learn about them and use them in their code. He explains the difference between Observables, Promises and Callbacks with an example.

Aaron then invites all listeners to attend the upcoming RxJS Live Conference and introduces the impressive speaker line-up. The conference will take place on September 5-6 in Las Vegas and tickets are still available. Aaron also offers a $100 discount to all listeners with the code "chuckforlife". For any questions you can DM Aaron on his Twitter account.

Links

RxJS Live Conference

RxJS Conference Tickets

Aaron's Twitter

JSJ 382: Mental Health with Anatoliy Zaslavskiy

Aug 13, 2019 53:10

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Panel

Charles Max Wood

With Special Guest: Anatoliy Zaslavskiy

Episode Summary

Anatoliy Zaslavsky works for Hover, made framework called Pickle.js, and has been on JavaScript Jabber before. Today Chuck and Anatloliy are talking about the importance of mental health. Anatoliy has Bipolar Disorder, and he talks about what it is and his experience with it and how his manic and depressive episodes have affected him. Thankfully, his employers at Hover have been extremely supportive. Chuck and Anatoliy talk about what people should do when they are suffering from a mental illness so that they can do the things they love again. Some of the best ways of coping with mental health issues are to keep a lifeline out to friends and family, go to a professional therapist, stay on a consistent exercise and sleep pattern, and stay away from substances. They talk about how to support someone that is suffering from a mental illness. 

Anatoliy talks about some of the symptoms and behavioral changes he has during both manic and depressive episodes and how it has affected him in the workplace. Mental health issues are almost always accompanied by changes in behavior, and Chuck and Anatoliy talk about ways to approach a person about their behavior. Anatoliy gives advice on how to work with your employer while you are suffering from a mental illness. For mental illnesses that aren’t as dramatic as Bipolar Disorder, Anatoliy talks about coping mechanisms such as staying away from triggers, knowing what motivates you and communicating it to your employer, and other practices that have helped him. He talks about some of his triggers and how it has affected his work, both for the better and worse.

 Finding out what helps you cope and what triggers you is often trial and error, but it can help to talk to other people in your field who struggle with the same mental health issues. Anatoliy talks about the pros and cons of working from home or in an office when you have a mental illness. They finish by talking about a few other points on mental health and resources for those suffering from a mental illness to get the help they need. 

 

Links

Bipolar disorder

Pickle.js 

Ketamine therapy

Ruby Rogues ep. 142: Depression and Mental Illness with Greg Bauges

JSJ 358: Pickle.js Tooling and Developer Happiness with Anatoliy Zaslavskiy

NAMI

DBS Alliance

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Picks

Charles Max Wood:

ExpressVPN

Anatoliy Zaslavskiy:

Contact Anatoliy at toli@toliycodes.com

Visit his website tolicodes.com

Misu app (in beta)

JSJ 381: Building a Personal Brand with John Sonmez

Aug 8, 2019 1:08:12

Description:

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Panel

Charles Max Wood

Christopher Beucheler

AJ O’Neal

With Special Guest: John Somnez

Episode Summary

John is the founder of Bulldog Mindset andSimple Programmer, which teaches software developers soft skills, and the author of a couple books. He specializes in creating a personal brand and marketing. He addresses the rumors of him leaving software development and gives an introduction to marketing yourself as a software developer and its importance. The panel discusses their experience with consulting and how marketing themselves has paid off. John talks about the importance of having soft skills. In his opinion, the most important soft skills for programmers are communication, persuasion and influence, people skills and charisma. He talks about highlight those soft skills. The truth is, more and more people are hiring for people skills rather than technical skills. The panel discusses more about the importance of people skills.

John talks about ways to build your personal brand. One of the easiest ways is blogging but he talks about other methods like podcasts YouTube, writing books, and others. A key to building a personal brand is choosing something that you can become the best at, no matter how small it is. The panel shares their experiences of what things have gotten them attention and notoriety and talk about how other influential programmers got famous. They talk about interacting with central platforms like Medium and Github. Building a personal brand for software developers is the same as any other personal brand, such as having a consistent message, consistent logos and color schemes, and repeated exposure). Most people in the software world aren’t willing to do what’s necessary to build a personal brand, so it makes you stand out when you do it. John talks about the importance of controlling your image so that companies want to hire you. John gives a brief overview of his course How to Market Yourself as a Software Developer. 

Click here to cast your vote NOW for JavaScript Jabber - Best Dev Podcast Award

Links

John Somnez’s books

Data Grid Girl

Follow JavaScript Jabber on Facebook and Twitter

 

Picks

Charles Max Wood:

To Sell is Human

How to Win Friends and Influence People

John Somnez:

Follow John at bulldogmindset.com and simpleprogrammer.com

The Little Book of Stoicism

Training Peaks

Christopher Beucheler:

Strasborg, France

AJ O’Neal

Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy

Parallels

Cam Slide

JSJ 380: Expo for Web with Charlie Cheever

Aug 6, 2019 50:34

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Panel

Charles Max Wood

With Special Guest: Charlie Cheever

Episode Summary

Guest Charlie Cheever joins the discussion on JavaScript Jabber today. He was previously on React Round Up episode 47. Charlie works on Expo, which is a way to make React apps on every platform. Right now, Expo supports IOS, Android, and Web, provides a standard library of features, and takes care of services like builds and updates over the air. There are also code generators and templates available in Expo. Expo is focused on use cases where you just need to use a little bit of React Native in your app. Charlie talks about the origins of Expo, which was born from increased access of websites from people’s phones and the desire for a cross-platform tool that was as easy as building on the web. One of the biggest benefits is that Expo gives you the peace of mind knowing your app will work across all phones and all platforms.

They discuss how to approach building your API’s for Expo so that it’s easy for people to use and have it consistent across all these different systems. Expo also has a voting board canny.expo.io where people can submit suggestions for new features. Expo is compatible with map view and React Native maps. Currently, Expo is missing bluetooth and things where the underlying platform wants to have a direct relationship with the developer, such as in-app purchases. Charlie talks about other components available in Expo, all of which can be modified. They discuss the influence of React on augmented reality and VR. Charlie talks about the updating feature of Expo. Charlie talks about the evolution of Expo and their goal to be a “developer first” company. He talks about the company, libraries, The Client, and services. He gives advice on how to get started with React Native development and using Expo. There is also Expo Web, which can be used to create a website, and if you create an app with Expo you get a website too. Expo hopes to be a stable, easy, coherent way of using all these tools across your entire experience of building your application so that you can relax a little bit. 

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Links

Expo

Flex

Valve

jQuery

Expo voting board

LottieFiles

SQLite

React Native Maps

The Client app

Snack.expo.io

NPM

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Picks

Charles Max Wood:

Vdot02

Zoom H6 Portable 6 track Recorder

Shure SM58-LC Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone

Chain React Conf

Charlie Cheever:

Draft bit (still in beta)

AWS Amplify

Follow Charlie @ccheever

JSJ 379: FindCollabs and Podcasting with Jeff Meyerson

Aug 1, 2019 58:54

Description:

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Panel

Aimee Knight

AJ O’Neal

Charles Max Wood

With Special Guest: Jeff Meyerson

Episode Summary

Jeff Meyerson is the host of the Software Engineering daily podcast and has also started a company called FindCollabs, an online platform for finding collaborators and building projects. Jeff started FindCollabs because he believes there are all these amazing tools but people are not combining and collaborating as much as they could, when so much good could be accomplished together. FindCollabs is especially useful for working on side projects. The panelists discuss the problems encountered when you try to collaborate with people over the internet, such as finding people who are facing similar and gauging interest, skill, and availability. Thankfully, FindCollabs has a feature of leaving reviews and rating your partners so that users can accurately gauge other’s skill level. Users can also leave comments about their experience collaborating with others. The only way you can show competence with an interest is to contribute to another project. FindCollabs is also a good place to look for mentors, as well as for Bootcamp graduates or people going through an online coding course. If you are part of an organization, you can create private projects. The company plans to expand this feature to all users in the future.The panelists talk about their past experiences with collaborating with other people.

Jeff talks about his podcast Software Engineering Daily and how it got started and the focus of the podcast. As someone working in technology, it is important to stay current on up and coming technology, and listening to podcasts is an excellent way to do that. Jeff talks about where he thinks podcasting is going, especially for programmers. The panel discusses some of the benefits of listening to programming podcasts. Jeff talks about how he is prepping Software Engineering Daily for the future. He shares the audience size for Software Engineering Daily and some of the statistics for his different channels. Jeff has also released an app for Software Engineering Daily, and he shares some information on how it was written. Finally, Jeff gives advice for people who want to use FindCollabs and some of the next steps after creating a profile.

Links

FindCollabs

Greenlock

Telebit

SwingCycle

Software Engineering Daily

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Picks

Aimee Knight:

Burnout and the Brain

AJ O’Neal:

Saber’s Edge from Final Fantasy by Distant Worlds

Greenlock on FindCollabs

Telebit on FindCollabs

Charles Max Wood:

Adventures in Machine Learning on FindCollabs

Adventures in Virtual Reality on FindCollabs

Adventures in Python on FindCollabs

Adventures in Java on FindCollabs

Air conditioning

MFCEO Project

Jeff Meyerson:

Follow Jeff  @the_prion 

Listen Notes

Linbin’s Podcast Playlist

Hidden Forces Podcast

MJS 117: The Devchat.tv Mission and Journey with Charles Max Wood

Jul 30, 2019 1:34:13

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Host: Charles Max Wood

Episode Summary

Charles talks about his journey as a podcaster and his mission with Devchat.tv. Devchat.tv  is designed to home podcasts that speak to all developer communities. Charles also plans Devchat.tv to host shows for technologies that are on the verge of a breakthrough and will be a lot more widely available in the near future such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). There are new shows being added continuously to reach out to new communities, some examples of which are: a Data Science show, a DevOps show and an Open Source show. As a kid, Charles would record his own shows on a tape recorder. He was always interested in technology. While studying Computer Engineering at Brigham Young University, he worked in the University's Operations Center. Upon graduation, he started working for Mozy where he was introduced to podcasts. Listen to the show to find out the rest of Charles' story, some of the lessons and tips he learned throughout his journey and the evolution of the shows on Devchat.tv. If there isn't a show for your community and you would like there one to be, reach out to Charles. Also if there was a podcast about a programming related subject that ended abruptly and you would like it to continue, reach out to Charles. Devchat.tv would like to host these podcasts.

Links Charles' Twitter EverywhereJS JavaScript Community EverywhereRB Ruby and Rails Community Find Your Dream Job As A Developer Devchat.tv on Facebook Devchat.tv Picks EverywhereJS JavaScript Community EverywhereRB Ruby and Rails Community Netlify Eleventy https://github.com/cmaxw/devchat-eleventy

JSJ 378: Stencil and Design Systems with Mike Hartington

Jul 30, 2019 55:12

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Panel

Aimee Knight

Chris Ferdinandi

Joe Eames

AJ O’Neal

Charles Max Wood

With Special Guests: Josh Thomas and Mike Hartington

Episode Summary

Today’s guests Josh Thomas and Mike Hartington are developers for Ionic, with Josh working on the open source part of the framework on Ionic. They talk about their new compiler for web components called Stencil. Stencil was originally created out of work they did for Ionic 4 (now available for Vue, React, and Angular) and making Ionic 4 able to compliment all the different frameworks. They talk about their decision to build their own compiler and why they decided to open source it. Now, a lot of companies are looking into using Stencil to build design systems

The panel discusses when design systems should be implemented. Since Ionic is a component library that people can pull from and use themselves, Jeff and Mike talk about how they are using Stencil since they’re not creating a design system.

The panel discusses some of the drawbacks of web components. They discuss whether or not Cordova changes the game at all. One of the big advantages of using Stencil is the code that is delivered to a browser is generated in such a way that a lot of things are handled for you, unlike in other systems.The panelists talk about their thoughts on web components and the benefits of using a component versus creating a widget the old fashioned way. One such benefit of web components is that you can change the internals of how it works without affecting the API. Josh and Mike talk about some of the abilities of Stencil and compare it to other things like Tachyons. There is a short discussion of the line between frameworks and components and the dangers of pre optimization. If you would like to learn more about Stencil, go to stenciljs.com and follow Josh and Mike @Jtoms1 and @mhartington.

Links

Building Design Systems book

Stencil

Cordova

Shadow DOM

Tachyons 

Ionic 4

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Picks

Aimee Knight:

What Does Debugging a Program Look Like?

AJ O’Neal:

Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

Neon Genesis Evangelion soundtrack

Prettier

Chris Ferdinandi:

Kindle Paperwhite

Company of One

Charles Max Wood:

Ladders with feet

Lighthouse

Acorns

Joe Eames:

Moment.js

How To Increase Your Page Size by 1500% article

Day.js

Josh Thomas:

Toy Story 4

Mike Hartington:

Building Design Systems

Youmightnotneed.com

JSJ BONUS EPISODE: Observables and RxJS Live with Aaron Frost

Jul 29, 2019 29:35

Description:

JSJ BONUS EPISODE: Observables and RxJS Live with Aaron Frost

Mon Jul 29 2019 13:00:56 GMT+0300 (+03)

Episode Number: bonus

Duration: 29:35

https://media.devchat.tv/js-jabber/JSJ_Bonus_Aaron_Frost.mp3

 

Host: Charles Max Wood

Joined by Special Guest: Aaron Frost

Episode Summary

Aaron Frost joins Charles to talk about what Observables are and why developers should learn about them and use them in their code. He explains the difference between Observables, Promises and Callbacks with an example. Aaron then invites all listeners to attend the upcoming RxJS Live Conference and introduces the impressive speaker line-up. The conference will take place on September 5-6 in Las Vegas and tickets are still available. Aaron also offers a $100 discount to all listeners with the code "chuckforlife". For any questions you can DM Aaron at his Twitter account.

Links RxJS Live Conference RxJS Conference Tickets Aaron's Twitter Promises Callbacks

JSJ 377: Bringing Maps and Location Into Your Apps with the ArcGIS API for JavaScript with Rene Rubalcava

Jul 25, 2019 43:08

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Panel

Aimee Knight

AJ O’Neal

Charles Max Wood

With Special Guest: Rene Rubalcava

Episode Summary

Rene is a software developer for ESRI and works in spatial and mapping software. ESRI has been around since 1969 and has seen their work explode since they shifted to providing address and location services. Rene talks about how he thinks about location and mapping when building software around it and things that he has to approach in unique ways. The panel discusses some of their past experiences with location software. Some of the most difficult aspects of this software is changing time zones for data and actually mapping the Earth, since it is not flat nor a perfect sphere. Rene talks about the different models used for mapping the Earth.

Most mapping systems use the same algorithm as Google maps, so Rene talks about some of the specific features of ArcGIS, including the ability to finding a point within a polygon. Rene talks about what routing is, its importance, and how it is being optimized with ArcGIS, such as being able to add private streets into a regular street network.

The panel discusses how the prevalence of smartphones has changed mapping and GPS and some of their concerns with privacy and location mapping. One thing ESRI is very careful about is not storing private information. Rene talks about the kinds of things he has seen people doing with the mapping and location data provided by ArcGIS, including a Smart Mapping feature for developers, mapping planets, indoor routing, and 3D models. 

Links

Webricate 

Esri

ArcGIS

Follow DevChat on Facebook and Twitter

Picks

Rene Rubalcava:

Old Man’s War series

Always Be My Maybe

Rene’s website

AJ O’Neal:

INTL

Colorful

Time zones in Postgress

Time zones in JavaScript

Aimee Knight:

Advice to Less Experienced Developers

Charles Max Wood:

Heber Half Marathon

Netlify CMS

Villainous

Firefox

JSJ 376: Trix: A Rich Text Editor for Everyday Wrtiting with Javan Makhmali

Jul 23, 2019 52:10

Description:

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Panel

Aimee Knight

Chris Ferdinandi

Christopher Beucheler

AJ O’Neal

With Special Guest: Javan Makhmali

Episode Summary

Today’s guest is Javan Makhmali, who works for Basecamp and helped develop Trix. Trix is a rich text editor for the web, made purposefully simple for everyday use instead of a full layout tool. Trix is not the same as Tiny MCE, and Javan discusses some of the differences. He talks about the benefits of using Trix over other native browser features for text editing. He talks about how Trix has simplified the work at Basecamp, especially when it came to crossing platforms. Javan talks more about how Trix differs from other text editors like Google Docs and contenteditable, how to tell if Trix is functioning correctly, and how it works with Markdown.

The panel discusses more specific aspects of Trix, such as Exec command. One of the features of Trix is it is able to output consistently in all browsers and uses semantic, clean HTML instead of classnames. Javan talks about how Trix handles getting rid of the extraneous cruft of formatting when things are copy and pasted, the different layers of code, and the undo feature. He talks about whether or not there will be more features added to Trix. The panel discusses who could benefit from using Trix. The show finishes with Javan talking about Basecamp’s decision to make Trix open source and why they code in CoffeeScript. 

Links

Trix

Tiny MCE

Contenteditable

Markdown

SVG

HTML

CoffeeScript

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Picks

Javan Makhmali:

API for form submissions

Chris Ferdinandi:

CSS Grid

Alex Russel Twitter thread

How To Live a Vibrant Life with Early Stage Dementia

AJ O’Neal:

Mario and Chill

Chip Tunes 4 Autism: Catharsis

Toilet Auger

Christopher Beucheler: 

Medium to Own blog

Aimee Knight:

Absolute Truth Unlearned as Junior Developer

JSJ 375: Are You Hurting the Web?

Jul 18, 2019 1:08:31

Description:

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Panel

Charles Max Wood

Aimee Knight

Chris Ferdinandi

AJ O’Neal

Christopher Beucheler

Episode Summary

Today the panel discusses the effect of current development practices, such as the heavy reliance JavaScript, on the web. Chris explains why he believes that current development practices are ruining the web. The panelists discuss different situations where they see complications on the web. They discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using an enterprise scale platform like React. The panel discusses Twitter’s move away from their legacy code base to CSS and JavaScript. 

The panelists agree that the way things are built, since it’s so JavaScript heavy, is alienating to people who work with other languages, and in turn other areas like UI are undervalued. They talk about possible reasons things ended up this way and some of the historical perception of a frontend as not a place for ‘real’ development. Because the web is now a serious platform, things associated with the backend has been thrown at the frontend where it doesn’t belong. They talk about changes in the ways programming is viewed now versus the past. 

There is a discussion about how market demands that have influenced the web and if the market value CSS as highly as other languages. They mention some of the Innovations in CSS. Chris shares his solutions for the problems they’ve been discussing, namely using less JavaScript, leaning more heavily on what the browser gives you out of the box, and avoiding dependency where possible. They talk about ways to get involved if you want to take a leaner approach to the web. Ultimately, it is important to embrace things about the past that worked, but sprinkle in new technology when it makes sense

Links

Stimulus

React

Vue

AppleScript

Perl

.NET

Angular 

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Picks

Charles Max Wood:

Tiny Epic Galaxies

EverywhereJS

Aimee Knight:

Complete Guide to Deep Work

Chris Ferdinandi:

Developer Bait and Switch

Vanillajslist.com

Chris will be speaking at Artifact Conference

AJ O’Neal:

Weird Al: White and Nerdy

Quantum board game

Deploy Sites with Only Git and SSH

Christopher Beucheler:

Material

Monstress

JSJ 374: CosmosDB with Steve Faulkner LIVE at Microsoft BUILD

Jul 16, 2019 31:32

Description:

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Charles Max Wood

Joined by Special Guest: Steve Faulkner

Episode Summary

Coming to you live from the podcast booth at Microsoft BUILD is Charles Max Wood with Steve Faulkner. Steve is a Senior Software Developer for Azure Cosmos DB at Microsoft. Cosmos DB is a global distributed, multi-model noSQL database. Steve explains the Cosmos DB service and scenarios it can be used in. They discuss how Cosmos DB interacts with Azure functions and how partition keys work in Cosmos DB.

Listen to the show for more Cosmos DB updates and to find out how Steve he got his twitter handle @southpolesteve.

Links Steve’s GitHub Steve’s Twitter Steve’s LinkedIn Steve Dev.to Microsoft Build 2019   Introduction to Azure Cosmos DB AiA 241: Azure Functions with Colby Tresness LIVE at Microsoft BUILD AiA 242- Azure Functions Part II with Jeff Hollan LIVE at Microsoft BUILD Microsoft Learn Resource Partitioning in Azure Cosmos DB Picks

Steve Faulkner:

FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster for Nintendo Switch Overcooked on Steam Fastly

MJS 116: Jeremy Fairbank

Jul 16, 2019 37:30

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Host: Charles Max Wood

Joined By Special Guest: Jeremy Fairbank

Episode Summary

Jeremy is a Software Developer at Test Double and the author of Programming Elm book. Even though Jeremy majored in Chemistry in college, he was always interested in programming since middle school. After he graduated from college he went to work as a web developer at Plastic Industries and relied on blog posts and other online resources to teach himself how to code. Gradually as the company’s needs changed, Jeremy transitioned into an application developer. He taught himself JavaScript using the book Professional JavaScript for Web Developers . He then attented a Coursera classto learn on principles of functional programming and gained experience with many front end frameworks and libraries, including ElmReact, ReduxBackbone.js, and Marionette.js. Jeremy is based out of Hawaii and when he isn't coding, he spends his time playing his guitar and hiking and going to the beach with his family.

Links JSJ 325: Practical functional programming in JavaScript and languages like Elm with Jeremy Fairbank Jeremy’s GitHub Jeremy's LinkedIn Jeremy’s Blog Professional JavaScript for Web Developers by Nicholas C. Zakas Professional JavaScript for Web Developers by Matt Frisbie https://knockoutjs.com/ https://marionettejs.com/ https://www.coursera.org/ https://www.coursera.org/learn/programming-languages elm-lang.org https://www.facebook.com/javascriptjabber https://twitter.com/JSJabber https://www.facebook.com/DevChattv Picks

Jeremy Fairbank:

Programming Elm The Umbrella Academy Beyond Burger

Charles Max Wood:

Orphan Black https://devchat.tv/ https://www.netlify.com/ https://www.11ty.io/ https://github.com/cmaxw/devchat-eleventy JavaScript Jabber - Devchat.tv

JSJ 373: What Do You Need to Do to Get a Website Up?

Jul 11, 2019 58:43

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Aimee Knight

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Joe Eames

Episode Summary

Today the panel discusses what is necessary to get a website up and how complicated or simple it needs to be. They mention different tools they like for static sites and ways to manage their builds and websites. They talk about why some people choose to host their websites and at what point the heavier tools become a concern. They discuss whan it is necessary to use those heavy tools. 

They caution listeners to beware of premature optimization, because sometimes businesses will take advantage of newer developers and make them think they need all these shiny bells and whistles, when there is a cheaper way to do it. It is important to keep the tools you work with simple and to learn them so that if you encounter a problem, you have some context and scope. The option of serverless website hosting is also discussed, as well as important things to know about servers.

The panel discusses what drives up the price of a website and if it is worth it to switch to a cheaper alternative. They discuss the pros and cons of learning the platform yourself versus hiring a developer. The importance of recording the things that you do on your website is mentioned. Several of the panelists choose to do this by blogging so that if you search for a problem you can find ones you’ve solved in the past.

Links

Heroku

Github Pages

Netlify

Eleventy

DigitalOcean

Lightsale

Ubuntu

Git clone

Node static server

Systemd script

NGinx

Cloud66

Thinkster

Gatsby

Docker

Gentoo

How to schedule posts with a static website

How to set up automatic deployment with Git with a vps

Automating the deployment of your static site with Github and Hugo

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Picks

Charles Max Wood:

Microsoft build

Aimee Knight:

Systems Thinking is as Important as Ever for New Coders

Chris Ferdinandi:

Adrian Holivadi framework video

Server Pilot

 

AJ O’Neal:

Jeff Atwood tweet

More on Stackflow Architecture

Minio

Joe Eames:

Miniature painting

 

JSJ 372: Kubernetes Docker and Devops with Jessica Deen LIVE from Microsoft BUILD

Jul 9, 2019 40:47

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Joined by Special Guest: Jessica Deen

Episode Summary

Coming to you live from the podcast booth at Microsoft BUILD is Charles Max Wood with The Deen of DevOps aka Jessica Deen. Jessica is a Senior Cloud Advocate at Microsoft. As an advocate she acts a liaison between developer communities and Microsoft to help understand developer pain points and road blocks especially in areas such as Linux, open-source technologies, infrastructure, Kubernetes, containers and DevOps. Jessica explains how to go about setting up a containerized application, Kubernetes and how to use Dockerfiles. Charles and Jessica then talk about how to get started with a Kubernetes cluster and the resources available for developers that don't have any infrastructure. Jessica advises that developers start with Azure DevOps Services and then go to Microsoft Learn Resource.

Charles also encourages listeners to also check out the Views on Vue podcast Azure DevOps with Donovan Brown for further references. Jessica also recommends following people on Twitter and GitHub to find out about solutions and resources.

Links

Dockerfile and Windows Containers

Kubernetes

Jessica’s GitHub

Jessica’s Twitter

Jessica’s LinkedIn

Jessica’s Website

Microsoft Build 2019

Microsoft Learn Resource

HTTP application routing

Getting started with Kubernetes Ingress Controllers and TLS certificates

Kubernetes Ingress Controllers and Certificates: The Walkthrough

Azure DevOps Services

VoV 053: Azure DevOps with Donovan Brown LIVE at Microsoft Ignite

Jessica Deen Youtube

Kubernetes in 5 mins – YouTube

Follow Adventures in Angular on tv, Facebook and Twitter.

Picks

Jessica Deen:

Lachlan Evenson

Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Kubernetes Handles on Twitter

Shoe Dog Memoir

Air Jordan 4 Fire Red Gum Singles Day

Charles Max Wood:

Real Talk /JavaScript Podcast

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

MJS 115: Noam Rosenthal

Jul 9, 2019 35:46

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Host: Charles Max Wood

Joined By Special Guest: Noam Rosenthal

Episode Summary

Noam has recently started offering his services and experiences independently after 20 hands-on years in the software industry. His most recent position was as a Software Architect working on the Wix Editor at Wix, an Israeli cloud-based web development platform.

Noam was first introduced to programming at the age of seven when he started creating games in Pascal language. He then went onto learn HTML. Charles and Noam talk about how the programming community has changed over the years and how it is a lot easier to access knowledge today. On how to improve as a developer, Noam recommends not staying in the comfort zone of the job description and doing as many volunteer projects as possible.

Noam is also a musician and he plays base in Lost Highways music band. When he isn't coding he is busy producing the songs for their new upcoming album with his band.

Links

Noam's LinkedIn

Noam's Twitter

Noam's Medium

Rack

Rust Language

TensorFlow

Shadertoy

Lost Highways

Ultimate Guitar Tabs

https://www.facebook.com/javascriptjabber

https://twitter.com/JSJabber

https://www.facebook.com/DevChattv

Picks

Noam Rosenthal:

For developers working with JavaScript - learn another language such as Rust Language

TensorFlow

Shadertoy

Learn to play an instrument

Ultimate Guitar Tabs

Do volunteer projects and do not stay in the comfort zone of work

Charles Max Wood:

Cibola Burn

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work Book by John M. Gottman and Nan Silver

OBS: Open Broadcaster Software

JSJ 371: The Benefits and Challenges of Server-Side Rendering (SSR) with Dan Shappir

Jul 2, 2019 01:10:07

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Joined by special guest: Dan Shappir

Episode Summary

In this episode of JavaScript Jabber, special guest Dan Shappir, Performance Tech Lead at Wix, kicks off the discussion by defining server-side rendering (SSR) along with giving its historical background, and touches on the differences between server rendering and server-side rendering. He helps listeners understand in detail how SSR is beneficial for the web and takes questions from the panel about how it affects web performance in cases where first-time users and returning users are involved, and how does SSR fare against technologies such as pre-rendering. He then elaborates on the pitfalls and challenges of SSR including managing and declaring variables, memory leaks, performance issues, handling SEO, and more, along with ways to mitigate them. In the end, Dan sheds some light on when should developers use SSR and how should they start working with it.

Links Dan’s Twitter Dan’s GitHub SSR WeakMap

Follow JavaScript Jabber on Devchat.tv, Facebook and Twitter.

Picks

Christopher Buecheler:

Tip - Take some time off once in a while

Aimee Knight:

Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects

AJ O’Neal:

Fatherhood!

Joe Eames:

Tiny Towns

The Goldbergs

Charles Max Wood:

EverywhereJS

Christopher Buecheler’s books

Get a Coder Job - Publishing soon!

Dan Shappir:

Quora

Corvid by Wix

You Gotta Love Frontend Conferences

MJS 114: Christian Heilmann

Jul 2, 2019 39:32

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Joined By Special Guest: Christian Heilmann

Episode Summary

Christian is a Principal Software Development Engineer at Microsoft, working out of Berlin, Germany.

Links

JavaScript Jabber 332: “You Learned JavaScript, Now What?” with Chris Heilmann

https://christianheilmann.com/

Christian's Twitter

Christian's LinkedIn

Christian's Medium

Christian's GitHub

https://www.facebook.com/javascriptjabber

https://twitter.com/JSJabber

https://www.facebook.com/DevChattv

Picks

Christian Heilmann:

https://webhint.io/

http://csstricks.com/

https://dev.to/

https://codepen.io/

Microsoft Edge Insider

Charles Max Wood:

Privacy Badger - Google Chrome

Emacs

Adventures in DevOps - new podcast on https://devchat.tv/

JSJ 370: Azure Functions Part II with Jeff Hollan LIVE at Microsoft BUILD

Jun 25, 2019 54:03

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Joined by Special Guest: Jeff Hollan

  Episode Summary

Coming to you live from the podcast booth at Microsoft BUILD is Charles Max Wood with Jeff Hollan. Jeff is a Sr. Program Manager for the Azure Functions cloud service. Continuing from where Colby Tresness left off in Adventures in Angular 241: Azure Functions with Colby Tresness LIVE at Microsoft BUILD, Jeff defines what “serverless” really means in developer world. Jeff also talks about various scenarios where Azure functions are extremely useful and explains what Durable Functions are.

Jeff and Charles discuss creating and running an Azure function inside a container and the upcoming capabilities of Azure functions they are currently working on.

Links

JavaScript Jabber 369: Azure Functions with Colby Tresness LIVE at Microsoft BUILD

Durable Functions

Jeff’s GitHub

Jeff’s Twitter

Jeff’s LinkedIn

Jeff’s Website

Jeff’s Medium

Microsoft Build 2019

Follow JavaScript Jabber on Devchat.tvFacebook and Twitter.

Picks

Jeff Hollan:

Calm App

Game of Thrones TV Series

Charles Max Wood:

Family Tree App

MJS 113: Sarah Dayan

Jun 25, 2019 35:13

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Joined By Special Guest: Sarah Dayan

Episode Summary

Sarah Dayan is a Frontend Software Engineer working for Algolia in Paris. She is also the author of Dinero.js which was the result of a production bug they discovered in JavaScript. Sarah first got introduced to computers when she was a child. She spent hours playing on her grandmother's computer with dial-up internet. At age 15, she created her first HTML website. Sarah and Charles discuss the evolution of front-end development. Listen to the show to find out more about Sarah's journey as a front-end developer and the projects she is working on now.

Links

JavaScript Jabber 351: Dinero.js with Sarah Dayan

Sarah's Twitter

Sarah's GitHub

Sarah's Medium

Dinero.js

https://www.facebook.com/javascriptjabber

https://twitter.com/JSJabber

https://www.facebook.com/DevChattv

Picks

Sarah Dayan:

Zdog Library

Dear White People TV Series

Mass Effect Trilogy for PC

Charles Max Wood:

Taking a roadtrip

Hotels.com

Velocity 2019

Food Fight Show

Netlify Dev

JSJ 369: Azure Functions with Colby Tresness LIVE at MIcrosoft BUILD

Jun 18, 2019 38:01

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Joined by Special Guest: Colby Tresness

Episode Summary

Coming to you live from the podcast booth at Microsoft BUILD is Charles Max Wood with Colby Tresness. Colby is a Program Manager on Azure Functions at Microsoft. Azure functions are the serverless functions on Azure. Colby explains what the Azure functions premium plan entails, then talks about KEDA – Kubernetes-based event-driven autoscaling, a Microsoft and Red Hat partnered open source component to provide event-driven capabilities for any Kubernetes workload. One of the other cool features of serverless functions they talk about is the Azure serverless community library.

Colby and Charles discuss the best way to get started with Azure functions, as well as the non-JavaScript languages it supports.

Links Colby’s GitHub Colby’s Twitter Colby’s LinkedIn Colby’s Blog Microsoft Build 2019 KEDA Red Hat Azure Serverless Community Library Follow Adventures in Angular on tvFacebook and Twitter. Picks

Colby Tresness:

Barry (TV Series 2018– ) – IMDb 

Charles Max Wood:

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild The MFCEO Project Podcast – Andy Frisella  Downtown Seattle

MJS 112: Ryan McDermott

Jun 18, 2019 39:58

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MAS 082: James Daniels and Alex Okrushko

Jun 18, 2019 32:52

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JSJ 368: TypeScript - Good or Bad

Jun 11, 2019 58:05

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Joe Eames

AJ O’Neal

Episode Summary

In this episode of JavaScript Jabber, Joe Eames and AJ O’Neal talk about what TypeScript is, and their background and experiences with it. They discuss the different kinds of typed languages such as dynamic vs static, strong vs weak, implicit vs explicit casting and the reasons for selecting one type over the other. AJ shares his opinion on not preferring TypeScript in general, while Joe offers a counter perspective on liking it, and both give a number of reasons to support each argument. They talk about some final good and bad points about TypeScript and move on to picks.

Links TypeScript CoffeeScript

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Picks

Joe Eames:

Cypress What if your dev environment was a PWA? 🤯 | Eric Simons Angular 8 Intergalactic Star Wars Tantive IV Lego set

AJ O’Neal:

Measure What Matters @root on npm @bluecrypt on npm

 

MJS 111: Anatoliy Zaslavskiy

Jun 11, 2019 46:51

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Joined By Special Guest: Anatoliy Zaslavskiy

Episode Summary

Anatoliy Zaslavskiy has been interested in computers since he was 7 years old, and began his programming career in high school, doing web development in PHP for the online community for his favorite show  Avatar: The Last Airbender. Anatoliy currently works for Hover as a Frontend developer transforming home photos into 3D models to help visualize what the final project will look like.

Anatoliy shares his journey as a developer with bipolar disorder and tells us how he restructured his career with his employer so he can focus on projects that he enjoys working on. This way he performs at his best and both him and Hover can benefit from his talents. Anatoliy and Charles stress the importance for companies to talk to their developers to understand their nature as both parties benefit from open and honest dialogue.

Links JavaScript Jabber 358: Pickle.js, Tooling, and Developer Happiness with Anatoliy Zaslavskiy Anatoliy's Website Anatoliy's Facebook Anatoliy's LinkedIn https://www.facebook.com/javascriptjabber https://twitter.com/JSJabber https://www.facebook.com/DevChattv Picks

Anatoliy Zaslavskiy:

XState - JavaScript State Machines and Statecharts Nozbe/WatermelonDB: High-performance reactive database Monorepo

Charles Max Wood:

https://www.twitch.tv/ OBS: Open Broadcaster Software

JSJ 367: Pair Programming

Jun 4, 2019 01:04:42

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In this episode of JavaScript Jabber, the panelists discuss each one’s definition of the term ‘pairing’ in programming, including factors like being remote or local, having different seniority levels and the various approaches of going about it in general. They talk about how valuable pairing is, in terms of benefiting the individual as well as how productive it is for the company or the overall business.

The panel also discuss prototyping, pseudo-coding and the advantages and trade-offs involved in pair programming. They talk about their own experiences in which pairing had proven to be extremely beneficial and the ones where it went completely wrong, thereby helping listeners understand the dos and don’ts of the technique. In the end, they elaborate on what actually happens in pairing interviews and the overall hiring process while sharing anecdotes from their own lives.

Links

Follow JavaScript Jabber on Devchat.tvFacebook and Twitter.

Picks

Chris Ferdinandi:

Enso Rings Vanilla JS Projects

AJ O’Neal:

Salt and Pepper Grinder set Peppercorn blend Pink Himalayan salt

Aimee Knight:

Enneagram test Kittyrama

MJS 110: Phil Hawksworth

Jun 4, 2019 50:06

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Host: Charles Max Wood

Joined By Special Guest: Phil Hawksworth

Episode Summary

Currently the Head of Developer Relations at Netlify, Phil has been a developer for 20 years. Even though he was interested in computers from an early age, he started  studying Civil Engineering in university before changing course and switching to Computer Science. Though he didn't particularly enjoy studying Computer Science, he really liked working with HTML where he didn't have to compile any code and that's when he started thinking about a career in web development.

Phil talks about his favorite projects he has worked on using JAMstack and JavaScript. He works remotely out of London, UK and as head of developer relations he spends a lot of time traveling for conferences for work. He doesn't have a 'typical' work day, but when he is not traveling for work he enjoys catching up on conversations on Slack and Twitter about JAMstack and collaborating with the rest of is team in San Francisco.

Links JavaScript Jabber 347: JAMstack with Divya Sasidharan & Phil Hawksworth Eleventy JAMstack Phil’s Medium   Phil's Twitter Phil's GitHub Phil's LinkedIn Phil's Website https://www.thenewdynamic.org/ Netlify https://www.facebook.com/javascriptjabber https://twitter.com/JSJabber https://www.facebook.com/DevChattv Picks

Phil Hawksworth:

Rich Harris - Rethinking reactivity

Charles Max Wood:

EverywhereJS JavaScript Community

JSJ 366: npm with Mikeal Rogers

May 28, 2019 01:11:34

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Joined by special guest: Mikeal Rogers

Episode Summary

This episode of JavaScript Jabber starts with Mikeal Rogers introducing himself and his work in brief. Charles clarifies that he wants to focus this show on some beginner content such as node.js basics, so Mikeal gives some historical background on the concept, elaborates on its modern usage and features and explains what “streams” are, for listeners who are starting to get into JavaScript. The panelists then discuss how languages like Go and Python compare to node.js in terms of growth and individual learning curves. Mikeal answers questions about alternate CLIs, package management, Pika, import maps and their effect on node.js, and on learning JavaScript in general. Chris, Charles and AJ also chip in with their experiences in teaching modern JS to new learners and its difficulty level in comparison to other frameworks. They wrap up the episode with picks.

Links Mikeal on Twitter Mikeal on GitHub

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Picks

Chris Ferdinandi:

Mozilla Firefox Artifact Conference

Aimee Knight:

A Magician Explains Why We See What’s Not There Programming: doing it more vs doing it better

Mikeal Rogers:

The Future of the Web – CascadiaJS 2018 Brave Browser

Charles Max Wood:

Podwrench

MJS 109: James Shore

May 28, 2019 46:59

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Host: Charles Max Wood

Joined By Special Guest: James Shore

Episode Summary

James Shore, the author of the book, “The Art of Agile Development” and a thought leader in the Agile software development community, talks about his journey in Agile development. James and Charles discuss how Agile has transformed software development process and the traits that a good software developer should have. James talks about his contributions to the developer community, his CSS testing tool quixote and the Agile Fluency Project.

Links JavaScript Jabber 360: Evolutionary Design with James Shore JavaScript Jabber 349: Agile Development – The Technical Side with James Shore My Angular Story 061: James Shore The Art Of Agile Development By James Shore James Shore’s Website   James Shore Twitter James Shore’s GitHub  https://www.agilefluency.org/ Agile Fluency Join The Conversation https://www.facebook.com/DevChattv Picks

James Shore:

Neil Killick Twitter http://vihart.com

Charles Max Wood:

ng-conf Ready Player One (2018)

 

 

JSJ 365: Do You Need a Front-End Framework?

May 21, 2019 1:14:52

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Aimee Knight

Chris Ferdinandi

AJ O’Neal

Joe Eames

Episode Summary

Today the panel discusses the necessity of a front end framework. Overall, there is a consensus that frameworks are not necessary in all situations. They discuss the downsides of using frameworks, such as being restricted by the framework when doing edge development and the time required for learning a framework. They talk about the value of frameworks for learning patterns in programming.

The panel delves into the pros and cons of different frameworks available. Joe shares a story about teaching someone first without a framework and then introducing them to frameworks, and the way it helped with their learning. One of the pros of frameworks is that they are better documented than manual coding. They all agree that it is not enough to just know a framework, you must continue to learn JavaScript as well.

They talk about the necessity for new programmers to learn a framework to get a job, and the consensus is that a knowledge of vanilla JavaScript and a general knowledge of the framework for the job is important. New programmers are advised to not be crippled by the fear of not knowing enough and to have an attitude of continual learning. In the technology industry, it is easy to get overwhelmed by all the developments and feel that one cannot possibly learn it all. Charles gives advice on how to find your place in the development world. The show concludes with the panel agreeing that frameworks are overall a good thing and are valuable tools.

Links

JWT

Angular

Vue

Backbone

GoLang

Express

React

Redux

Hyper HTML

4each

Pascal

JQuery

Npm.js

Follow DevChat on Facebook and Twitter

Picks

Charles Max Wood:

Podwrench

Aimee Knight:

How to Love Your Job and Avoid Burnout

So Good They Can’t Ignore You

Chris Ferdinandi:

Vanilla JS toolkit

Thinkster

Artifact Conference

AJ O’Neal:

Binary Cocoa

Binary Cocoa Slamorama Kickstarter

Binary Cocoa Straight 4

Root

MJS 108: Dan Shappir

May 21, 2019 53:12

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Host: Charles Max Wood

Special Guest: Dan Shappir

Episode Summary

In this episode of My JavaScript Story, Charles hosts Dan Shappir from Tel Aviv, Israel, who is a computer software developer and performance specialist at Wix.

Listen to Dan on the podcast JavaScript Jabber on this episode.

Dan got a TI-99/4 when he was very young and enjoyed programming games. He first started with Basic language. After he studied Computer Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, he joined the Israel army to serve his military service. While in the military he also obtained his Masters Degree in Computer Science.

Currently Dan is working as a Performance Tech Lead at Wix, he works on  speeding up the delivery and execution of 50+ million websites hosted on the Wix platform, as well as Wix own applications and services.

Links JavaScript Jabber 334: “Web Performance API” with Dan Shappir Dan Shappir’s Twitter Dan Shappir’s LinkedIn Dan Shappir’s Crunch Base Dan Shappir’s GitHub Dan Shappir’s Talk through Fluent Dan Shappir’s Medium Wix Dan Shappir’s YouTube Talk: JavaScript riddles for fun and profit https://www.facebook.com/DevChattv Picks

Dan Shappir:

Open Source Functional JavaScript Library Dan's JavaScript Riddles on Twitter Dan's JavaScript Riddles in Conference Talk Wix Engineering Blog

Charles Max Wood:

VDOT O2 Charles Max Wood Instagram Account

JSJ 364: Ember Octane with Sam Selikoff

May 14, 2019 52:39

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Joined by special guest: Sam Selikoff

Episode Summary

In this episode of JavaScript Jabber, Sam Selikoff, Co-Founder at EmberMap, Inc. starts with giving a brief background about himself and his work followed by a discussion with AJ O’Neal about the Ember community. Sam mentions some of the biggest advantages in using Ember, and what it should and should not be used for. He explains the architecture of Ember apps, addresses some of the performance concerns and then dives into Octane in detail. He talks about a bunch of Ember components, compiler compatibility, relative weight of Ember apps compared to other frameworks, the underlying build system, and security considerations. Sam then helps listeners understand the usage of ES6 classes and decorators in Ember at length. At the end, they discuss component rendering and element modifiers and move onto picks.

Links Sam’s website Sam on Twitter Sam on GitHub

Follow JavaScript Jabber on Devchat.tv, Facebook and Twitter.

Picks

AJ O’Neal:

Good Mythical Morning - YouTube

Sam Selikoff:

The Man In the High Castle   Tailwind CSS

MJS 107: Dan Fernandez

May 14, 2019 45:02

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Host: Charles Max Wood

Special Guest:  Dan Fernandez

Episode Summary

In this episode of My JavaScript Story, Charles hosts Dan Fernandez, Principal Group Program Manager at Microsoft.

Listen to Dan on the podcast JavaScript Jabber on this episode.

Dan went to a programming camp and fell in love with programming. He majored in Computer Science in college and started working for IBM upon graduation.  Listen to the show for Dan’s journey into programming and much more!

Links JavaScript Jabber 241: Microsoft Docs with Dan Fernandez Dan’s Twitter Dan's LinkedIn https://twitter.com/JSJabber https://www.facebook.com/javascriptjabber Picks

Dan Fernandez:

Microstang: Microsoft helps build a custom Mustang packed with Windows 8 and Kinect JavaScript Jabber 347: JAMstack with Divya Sasidharan & Phil Hawksworth

 

JSJ 363: Practical JAMstack and Serverless with Gareth McCumskey

May 7, 2019 1:09:46

Description:

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Joined by Special Guest: Gareth McCumskey

Summary

Gareth McCumskey introduces JAMstack and serverless. He goes into great detail on how it works. Aimee Knight and Aaron Frost voice their concerns about going serverless. Aimee thinks it feels dirty. Aaron has concerns about the code, is it actually easier, what use cases would he use it for, and does it actually save money. Gareth addresses these concerns and the rest of the panel considers the positive and negatives of using JAMstack and serverless. Charles Max Wood asks for specific use cases; Gareth supplies many uses cases and the benefits that each of these cases.

Links http://herodev.com/ https://thinkster.io/ https://jamstack.org/ https://www.mongodb.com/cloud/stitch https://expatexplore.com/ https://serverless.com/ https://www.cloud66.com/ https://aws.amazon.com/dynamodb/ https://twitter.com/garethmcc https://www.facebook.com/javascriptjabber https://twitter.com/JSJabber Picks

Charles Max Wood:

Join the mailing list Watch out for new podcasts Send me defunct podcasts you love chuck@devchat.tv

Aimee Knight:

Productivity Isn’t About Time Management. It’s About Attention Management. Quest Nutrition Protein Bars

AJ O’Neal:

Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy by Nobuo Uematsu Legend Of Zelda Concert 2018 Original Soundtrack by Never Land Orchestra   How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic by Michael Jay Geier  

Aaron Frost:

The Go-Giver, Expanded Edition: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea

Gareth McCumskey:

https://www.finalfantasyxiv.com/ Steam Play on Linux

Joe Eames:

Expanding your horizons Seven Languages in Seven Weeks: A Pragmatic Guide to Learning Programming Languages Seven More Languages in Seven Weeks: Languages That Are Shaping the Future https://elm-lang.org/

MJS 106: Shawn Clabough

May 7, 2019 54:12

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Host: Charles Max Wood

Special Guest:  Shawn Clabough

Episode Summary

In this episode of My JavaScript Story, Charles hosts Shawn Clabough, Information Systems Manager and Senior Developer at Washington State University.

Listen to Shawn on the podcast JavaScript Jabber on this episode.

Shawn got interested in computers in high school. His first computer was a TRS-80. Upon graduating from Washington State University, he worked as an assistant buyer at a computer chain store before going back to university to receive further education as a programmer. He then got a job at the University of Idaho where he worked in web application development for 17 years before switching to Washington State University. Currently he is a senior developer and a developer manager at Washington State University. Shawn also works as a custom .NET application development consultant.

Links JavaScript Jabber 258: Development in a Public Institution with Shawn Clabough Shawn's GitHub Shawn’s Twitter Shawn's LinkedIn Pathfinder Roleplaying Game https://devchat.tv/my-javascript-story/ https://www.facebook.com/DevChattv Picks

Shawn Clabough:

UtahJS Slack Group Utah .Net Slack Group Boise Code Camp Visual Studio 2019 Launch Event - Visual Studio Time Bandits The  Movie (1981)

Charles Max Wood:

if you want to be a host on a podcast on tv on any of the below topics, contact Charles Max Wood  Open Source Sustainability and Maintainability AI & Machine Learning Data Science Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality & Mixed Reality Internet of Things (IoT) Python .Net If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for any of the above topics or the existing podcasts on devchat.tv, contact Charles Max Wood 

 

If you are interested in being represented by Charles Max Wood for a sponsorship contract for a podcast in any of the above topics, contact Charles Max Wood

 

If you were listening to a podcast in any of the above topics or any other programming related subject that ended abruptly within the last 6 months and would like it continued please contact Charles Max Wood. We would like to host these shows on devchat.tv. Most of time time podcasts stop being recorded due to lack of time or lack of money.

 

Become a Podwrench Beta User! If you would like to host a podcast but do not want to do it on tv then Podwrench is for you! Podwrench is a complete podcasting system that allows you to manage your podcast and sponsorship contracts all in one place! Please contact Charles Max Wood for more info.

 

JSJ 362: Accessibility with Chris DeMars

Apr 30, 2019 1:03:26

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Panel

Charles Max Wood

Aimee Knight

Chris Ferdinandi

AJ O’Neal

Joe Eames

Joined by Special Guest: Chris DeMars

Episode Summary

Special guest Chris DeMars is from Detroit, MI. Currently, he works for Tuft and Needle and is an international speaker, Google developer expert, Microsoft mvp, and web accessibility specialist. He comes from a varied work background, including truck driving and other non-tech jobs.

 

Today the panel discusses web accessibility for people with disabilities. According to a study done by WebAIM, 97.8% of homepages tested had detectable WCAG 2 failures. The panel discusses why web accessibility is doing so poorly. Chris talks about some of the biggest mistakes he sees and some very simple fixes to make sites more accessible. Chris talks about the importance of manual testing on screen readers and emphasizes that it is important to cover the screen to make sure that it really works with a screen reader. Chris talks about some of the resources available for those who wish to increase accessibility on their sites.

 

The team discusses tactics for prioritizing accessibility and if there is a moral obligation to make sites accessible to those with disabilities. Chris talks about his experience making accessibility a priority for one of the companies he worked for in the past. They discuss the futue of legal ramifications for sites that do not incorporate accessibility, and what responsibility falls on the shoulders of people who regularly use assistive devices to notify companies of issues. They finish the show with resources available to people who want to learn more.

Links

The DOM

Semantic markup writings

Alt attribute

Axe by DeQue

Bootstrap

Aria lable

WebAim study

Follow DevChat on Facebook and Twitter

Picks

Charles Max Wood:

LootCrate

Aimee Knight:

Implementing Git in Python tutorial

Chris Ferdinandi:

"Fighting Uphill" by Eric Bailey

“The Web We Broke” by Ethan Marcotte

AllBirds sneakers

Newsletter

AJ O’Neal:

Golang Channel vs Mutex vs WaitGroup

Nobuo Uematsu

The Best Way to Tin Enameled Wire

Joe Eames:

Gizmos board game

Thinkster.io accessibility course (not released yet)

Chris DeMars:

Dixxon Flannel Company

Aquis.com accessibility simulator

Refactr accessibility workshop in June

Follow Chris

MJS 105: Brian Woodward

Apr 30, 2019 26:35

Description:

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Brian Woodward shares his programming story starting at 7 or 8 messing around on his dad's computer and getting a degree in computer science. Brian discusses his journey through technologies and why he decided to work with JavaScript. Brian discloses his struggle with deciding what to do as a programmer and his decision to get a business degree. Today Brian is the co-founder of Sellside, he discusses their tools and stack and what they are currently working on.

Links https://devchat.tv/js-jabber/098-jsj-assemble-io-with-brian-woodward-and-jon-schlinkert/ https://github.com/enquirer/enquirer https://github.com/generate/generate https://github.com/assemble/assemble https://github.com/verbose/verb https://github.com/update/update https://twitter.com/doowb https://github.com/doowb https://doowb.com Picks

Brain Woodward:

https://www.cypress.io/ https://github.com/jonschlinkert/maintainers-guide-to-staying-positive https://github.com/jonschlinkert/idiomatic-contributing https://github.com/jonschlinkert/guide-to-staying-productive http://www.toastmasters.org/

Charles Max Wood:

https://www.instagram.com/charlesmaxwood/ https://problogger.com/31-days-to-build-a-better-blog-course/

JSJ 361: Enough with the JS Already with Nicholas Zakas

Apr 23, 2019 1:08:20

Description:

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Joined by Special guest: Nicholas Zakas

Summary

Nicholas Zakas discusses the overuse of JavaScript and the underuse of HTML and CSS. The panel contemplates the talk Nicholas Zakas gave 6 years ago about this very same topic and how this is still a problem in the development community. Nicholas expounds on the negative effects overusing Javascript has on web applications and the things that using HTML and CSS do really well. The panel talks about the need for simplicity and using the right tool to build applications. Nicholas recommends the methods he uses to build greenfield applications and to improve existing applications.

Links https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=li4Y0E_x8zE https://www.slideshare.net/nzakas/enough-withthejavascriptalready https://twitter.com/slicknet https://humanwhocodes.com/ https://www.facebook.com/javascriptjabber https://twitter.com/JSJabber Picks

Chris Ferdinandi:

The Umbrella Academy Official Trailer https://github.com/features/actions

AJ O’Neal:

Jurassic Park Terminator 2 E6000 adhesive

Aimee Knight:

https://www.reebok.com/us/reebok-legacy-lifter/BD4730.html https://www.holloway.com/g/equity-compensation

Charles Max Wood:

https://podfestexpo.com/ http://charlesmaxwood.com/ https://www.11ty.io/ https://www.netlify.com/

Joe Eames:

https://www.mysteryscenemag.com/blog-article/5905-tom-straw-the-author-behind-castle Richard Castle books https://vanillajslist.com/

Nicholas Zakas:

The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz https://opencollective.com/eslint

MJS 104: Ethan Brown

Apr 23, 2019 44:10

Description:

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Host: Charles Max Wood

Special Guest: Ethan Brown

Summary

Ethan Brown shares his story starting with his homeschooling days and getting into programming. He started selling commercial software through his dad’s company at age 16. At age 17 he was recruited for a programming job and moved to New Jersey. Ethan and Charles discuss getting university degrees, whether or not to get them and share their experiences at university. Ethan talks about getting into javascript, what he has done in the Javascript community, and his experience giving talks at conferences. They discuss what the stack looks like for Ethan's company, Value Management Strategies, and what Ethan is currently working on. Ethan ends the episode by talking about one turning point in his career.

Links Web Development with Node and Express: Leveraging the JavaScript Stack by Ethan Brown https://vms-inc.com/ http://automerge.com/ https://ant.design/ https://twitter.com/EthanRBrown Picks

Charles Max Wood:

https://andyfrisella.com/products/the-power-list-daily-planner/ Audiograms https://wavve.co/ https://snappa.com/

Ethan Brown

https://cooperpress.com/ https://regexcrossword.com/

JSJ 360: Evolutionary Design with James Shore

Apr 16, 2019 1:02:33

Description:

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Joined by special guest: James Shore

Episode Summary

Special guest James Shore returns for another episode of JavaScript Jabber. Today the panel discusses the idea of evolutionary design. Evolutionary design comes from Agile development. It is based on the principles of continuous integration and delivery and test driven development. In short, evolutionary design is designing your code as you go rather than in advance.

The panelists discuss the difficulties of evolutionary design and how to keep the code manageable.  James Shore introduces the three types of design that make up evolutionary design, namely simple design, incremental design, and continuous design. They talk about the differences between evolutionary design and intelligent design and the correlations between evolutionary design increasing in popularity and the usage of Cloud services. They talk about environments that are and are not conducive to evolutionary design and the financial ramifications of utilizing evolutionary design.

The panelists talk about the difficulties of planning what is needed in code and how it could benefit from evolutionary design. James enumerates the steps for implementing evolutionary design, which are upfront design, reflective design, and refactoring . The team ends by discussing the value of frameworks and how they fit with evolutionary design.

Links

Agile Angular API CRC cards (class responsibility collaborators) Ember IntelliJ NPM React Redux Scrum Waterfall XJS Picks

AJ O’Neal:

Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse Pre-gap tracks album list QuickChip remover alloy

Aimee Knight:

Puns.dev Bouldering

James Shore:

Spiderman: Into the Spider Verse Pandemic Legacy

Aaron Frost:

Easter Candy, especially Nerd Jelly beans Cadbury Mini Eggs Fun D&D moments

Joe Eames:

Chronicles of Crime board game

MJS 103: Isaac Schlueter

Apr 16, 2019 51:43

Description:

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Host: Charles Max Wood

Special Guest: Isaac Schlueter

Episode Summary

In this episode of My JavaScript Story, Charles Max Wood hosts Isaac Schlueter, co-founder and Chief Product Officer at NPM.

Listen to Isaac’s journey as a developer on the podcast My Java Story on this episode and on the podcast My Angular Story on this episode.

Isaac recently switched roles from Chief Executive Officer to Chief Product Officer, he explains the reasoning behind this switch. He talks about NPM Enterprise and its value proposition. He talks about projects he is working on currently and also the future of NPM. He also talks about the current available positions at NPM, both in Oakland, CA and remote.

Links My JavaScript Story Isaac Schlueter My Angular Story Isaac Schlueter JavaScript Jabber Node & NPM with Isaac Schlueter Isaac's Twitter NPM's Twitter NPM's blog NPM website https://devchat.tv/my-javascript-story/ Picks

Isaac Schlueter:

Ink Umbrella Academy Netflix I Love Hue Do By Friday

Charles Max Wood:

The Expanse (TV Series) The Travelers (TV Series) Podfest Multimedia Expo Netlify Eleventy We're Alive Charles’ Personal Blog  

JSJ 359: Productivity with Mani Vaya

Apr 9, 2019 1:10:42

Description:

Sponsors Sentry use the code “devchat” for $100 credit Triplebyte CacheFly Panel Aaron Frost AJ O’Neal Joe Eames Aimee Knight Charles Max Wood

Joined by special guest: Mani Vaya

Episode Summary

This episode features special guest Mani Vaya, who used to write assembly level coding, but now specializes in productivity. He has read thousands of books on the subject and summarized them for those on a time crunch. He has also been a guest on other DevChat shows, including Ruby Rogues. Mani defines productivity as the difference between efficiency and effectiveness. Efficiency is doing things the right way, effectiveness is doing the right things. The panel discusses how to optimize for effectiveness by focusing on the most important things, focusing on results, and being goal driven rather than time driven.

The panelists consider how to account for the necessities of life and how to incorporate breaks into focused work. Mani introduces the idea of ‘attention space’ and discourages switching between activities to maximize attention space. The key to doing high quality work is no distractions for an extended period of time. Mani and Chuck talk about an experiment they did involving the Pomodoro method and how it impacted their work. The panelists talk about the importance of batching their work, and how to implement these methods in a real work environment.

Links

Entreprogrammers Deep Work by Cal Newport Effective Executive by Peter Drucker Pomodoro technique Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey Essentialism by Greg McKeown The One Thing by Gary Keller Procrastinate On Purpose by Rory Vaden Mani’s 10x Productivity Course use the code “devchat” for a discount Picks

AJ O’Neal:

M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village colophony/pine sap/rosin/flux for electronics work

Aimee Knight:

Interested In Becoming A Site Reliability Engineer? blog post

Charles Max Wood:

Entreprogrammers episode 248 Kanbonflow Physical Pomodoro timer

Mani Vaya:

NPR’s How I Built This podcast 2000 Books podcast

MJS 102: Gil Tayar

Apr 9, 2019 39:58

Description:

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Host: Charles Max Wood

Special Guest: Gil Tayar

Episode Summary

In this episode of My JavaScript Story, Charles Max Wood hosts Gil Tayar, a Senior Architect at Applitools from Israel.

Listen to Gil on the podcast JavaScript Jabber Testing in JavaScript with Gil Tayar.

Gil started his developing journey when he was 13 years old. He continued his training during his military service and became an instructor for the PC unit. During this time, he learned and taught C, C++ and Windows. He then started working  for Wix before he went onto co-found his own startup. You can listen to Dan Shappir, another developer from Wix that has been a guest on the podcast JavaScript Jabber on this episode.

During this experience Gil realized he loves the coding side of the business but not the management side. Gil also loves testing and he very much enjoys his work at Applitools. As a Senior Architect in Applitools R&D, he has designed and built Applitools' Rendering Service.

Links

JavaScript Jabber: Testing in JavaScript with Gil Tayar JavaScript Jabber: “Web Performance API” with Dan Shappir Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle by Dan Senor and Saul Singer WIX Gil’s LinkedIn Gil’s Twitter Gil’s Medium Applitools Kubernetes https://devchat.tv/my-javascript-story/ Picks

Gil Tayar:

The Polish German War The Great War 1919 Channel Peaky Blinders My Struggle (Knausgård novels)

Charles Max Wood:

The MFCEO Project Podcast - Andy Frisella The #AskGaryVee Show podcast! - Gary Vaynerchuk A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

 

 

JSJ 358: Pickle.js, Tooling, and Developer Happiness with Anatoliy Zaslavskiy

Apr 2, 2019 1:06:30

Description:

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Panel

AJ O’Neal

Charles Max Wood

Joined by Special Guest: Anatoliy Zaslavskiy

Summary

Anatoliy Zaslavskiy introduces pickle.js and answers the panels questions about using it. The panel discusses the automated testing culture and employee retention. The panel discusses job satisfaction and why there is so much turn over in development jobs. Charles Max Wood reveals some of the reasons that he left past development jobs and the panel considers how the impact of work environments and projects effect developers. Ways to choose the right job for you and how to better a work situation is discussed. Anatoliy finishes by advocating for junior developers and explaining the value they bring to a company.

Links

https://github.com/storybooks/storybook

https://www.picklejs.com/docs/getting-started

https://opencv.org/

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/snapcrap/id1436238261

https://tolicodes.com/

https://www.facebook.com/tolicodes

https://www.facebook.com/javascriptjabber

https://twitter.com/JSJabber

Picks

AJ O’Neal

The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win by Gene Kim

How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic, Second Edition by Michael Jay Geier  

Charles Max Wood

https://andyfrisella.com/blogs/mfceo-project-podcast

https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/the-askgaryvee-show-podcast/

The 1-Page Marketing Plan: Get New Customers, Make More Money, And Stand out From The Crowd by Allan Dib

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

Anatoliy Zaslavskiy

Acro yoga

http://www.cuddleparty.com/

 

MJS 101: Chris Ferdinandi

Mar 28, 2019 51:01

Description:

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Host: Charles Max Wood

Special Guest: Chris Ferdinandi

Episode Summary

In this episode of My JavaScript Story, Charles Max Wood hosts Chris Ferdinandi, a Senior Front-End Engineer at Mashery. Chris is also a panelist on the podcast JavaScript Jabber and runs Go Make Things.

Chris started out his career as in Human Resources, decided he wanted to go into development after he was asked to work on a coding project by his manager and he really enjoyed it. He got his first coding job as an entry level developer after attending a web development conference.

Chris authors Vanilla JavaScript Pocket Guides which are short, focused e-books and video courses made for beginners.

Links JavaScript Jabber: How To Learn JavaScript When You’re Not a Developer with Chris Ferdinandi Vanilla JavaScript Pocket Guides Go Make Things Chris' GitHub Chris' Twitter Chris' LinkedIn Mashery https://devchat.tv/my-javascript-story/ Picks

Chris Ferdinandi:

Accessibility: Back to the Future by Bruce Lawson Ralph Breaks the Internet | Disney Movies

Charles Max Wood:

Running along San Francisco Bay Marriage

MJS 100: Joe Eames

Mar 27, 2019 1:00:43

Description:

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Host: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Joe Eames

Episode Summary

In this episode of My JavaScript Story, Charles Max Wood hosts Joe Eames, CEO of Thinkster.io and organizer of many different conferences, two of which are the AngularJS conference, ng-conf, and the WordPress developer conference, LoopConf.

Joe is a front end web developer and an educator. He has authored over 10 Pluralsight.com courses. He is also a panelist on the JavaScript Jabber podcast and the Adventures in Angular podcast on DevChat.TV.

Joe talks about his passion project, being on the organization team of Framework Summit, a two-day conference focused on all front end JavaScript frameworks, the first of which was held in Utah in October 2018. It was a great success and he and the rest of the organization team will be looking to repeat it in January of 2020.

Another conference Joe was involved in organizing was React Conf 2018 which took place in October in Henderson, Nevada. He is in the process of organizing the React Conf 2019 with the rest of the organization team.

Aside from organizing conferences Joe’s second passion is education. He has started up a podcast called Dev Ed Podcast.

Joe has recently become the CEO of Thinkster.io. Thinkster.io is a unique platform where learners can really master web development with a lot of hands on training. Joe wants developers to be able to learn how to “generate” solutions to problems. He explains the concept of “interleaving” while learning a subject which helps students retain more and learn faster.

Links https://webflow.com/ My Angular Story 049: Joe Eames My Angular Story 073: Joe Eames https://twitter.com/josepheames https://medium.com/@josepheames https://github.com/joeeames https://thinkster.io/ https://reactrally.com https://github.com/sveltejs/svelte https://github.com/stimulusjs/stimulus https://www.ng-conf.org/ https://twitter.com/loopconf http://www.pluralsight.com/author/joe-eames https://www.facebook.com/adventuresinangular https://twitter.com/angularpodcast https://www.frameworksummit.com/ https://conf.reactjs.org/ Dev Ed Podcast Picks

Joe Eames:

Gizmo Board Game Chronicles of Crime Board Game Deep Space D-6 Board Game https://boardgamegeek.com/

Charles Max Wood:

Villainous Board Game Pandemic Legacy Season 2 Board Game Splendor Board Game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle Board Game

JSJ 357: Event-Stream & Package Vulnerabilities with Richard Feldman and Hillel Wayne

Mar 26, 2019 01:10:16

Description:

Sponsors Triplebyte Sentry use the code “devchat” for $100 credit Clubhouse CacheFly Panel Aaron Frost AJ O’Neal Chris Ferdinandi Joe Eames Aimee Knight Charles Max Wood

Joined by special guests: Hillel Wayne and Richard Feldman

Episode Summary

In this episode of JavaScript Jabber, Hillel Wayne kicks off the podcast by giving a short background about his work, explains the concepts of formal methods and the popular npm package - event-stream, in brief. The panelists then dive into the recent event-stream attack and discuss it at length, focusing on different package managers and their vulnerabilities, as well as the security issues associated with them. They debate on whether paying open source developers for their work, thereby leading to an increase in contribution, would eventually help in improving security or not. They finally talk about what can be done to fix certain dependencies and susceptibilities to prevent further attacks and if there are any solutions that can make things both convenient and secure for users.

Links

STAMP model in accident investigation Hillel’s Twitter Hillel’s website Richard’s Twitter Stamping on Event-Stream

Picks

Joe Eames:

Stuffed Fables

Aimee Knight:

SRE book - Google Lululemon leggings DVSR - Band

Aaron Frost:

JSConf US

Chris Ferdinandi:

Paws New England Vanilla JS Guides

Charles Max Wood:

Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones KSL Classifieds Upwork

Richard Feldman:

Elm in Action Sentinels of the Multiverse

Hillel Wayne:

Elm in the Spring Practical TLA+ Nina Chicago - Knitting Tomb Trader

MJS 099: Christopher Buecheler

Mar 20, 2019 42:45

Description:

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Host: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Christopher Buecheler

Episode Summary

In this episode of My JavaScript Story, Charles hosts Christopher Buecheler, novelist, web developer and founder of CloseBrace, a JavaScript tutorial and resource site.

Christopher is a self-taught full-stack web developer with extensive experience in programming with JavaScript, jQuery, React.js, Angular.js, and much more. Listen to Christopher on the  JavaScript Jabber podcast.

Christopher started CloseBrace because he really enjoys helping people and giving back to the community. In his spare time, he writes science fiction novels and is also working on a web application for knitting called Stitchly with a friend.

Links

https://devchat.tv/js-jabber/jsj-338-its-supposed-to-hurt-get-outside-of-your-comfort-zone-to-master-your-craft-with-christopher-buecheler/ CloseBrace React.js https://twitter.com/closebracejs Christopher Buecheler’s Twitter Christopher Buecheler’s Website Christopher Buecheler’s LinkedIn Christopher Buecheler’s GitHub https://closebrace.com/categories/five-minute-react contact@closebrace.com http://stitchly.io/ Christopher Buecheler's Amazon link Elixir by Christopher Buecheler https://devchat.tv/my-javascript-story/ https://www.facebook.com/DevChattv https://www.facebook.com/javascriptjabber https://devchat.tv/my-javascript-story/ Picks

Christopher Buecheler:

Bracket Pair Colorizer Highlight Matching Tag https://gitlens.amod.io/ Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin

Charles Max Wood:

Language Server Extension Guide RRU 015: Visual Studio Code with Rachel MacFarlane and Matt Bierner LIVE at Microsoft Build VoV 015: Visual Studio Code with Rachel MacFarlane and Matt Bierner LIVE at Microsoft Build

JSJ 356: Build Websites Like It's 2005 with Keith Cirkel

Mar 19, 2019 56:18

Description:

Sponsors Triplebyte Sentry use the code “devchat” for $100 credit Clubhouse CacheFly Panel Chris Ferdinandi Aimee Knight Aaron Frost AJ O’Neal

Joined by special guest: Keith Cirkel

Episode Summary

In this episode of JavaScript Jabber, Keith Cirkel, Senior Application Engineer at GitHub, briefly explains the projects he is working with and moves on to the recent changes done by GitHub to their website, including the decision to remove jQuery, and not choosing a popular framework such as React or Vue. He talks about some problems in using Internet Explorer 11, how these GitHub changes can help with certain browser compatibility issues, and a few challenges the team had to face during the redesigning process.

The panelists then discuss event delegation, performance considerations, Polyfill.io and web components. Keith gives some insight into accessibility and they talk about related user concerns.

Links Keith’s website Keith’s GitHub Keith’s Twitter GitHub Engineering blog Financial Times – Polyfill service Include fragment - element Picks

Aaron Frost:

Bag Man What It’s Like to Be A Woman on the Internet

Aimee Knight:

Smooth Sailing with Kubernetes

Joe Eames:

GitHub Free users get free unlimited private repositories Swig Things I don’t know as of 2018

AJ O’Neal:

Isopropyl alcohol Bang good electronics Soldering Iron – Hakko, X-Tronic

Keith Cirkel:

GitHub careers Heston’s Pod & Chips Brexit

Chris Ferdinandi:

52 things I learned in 2018 Learn Vanilla JS

MJS 098: Vitali Zaidman

Mar 13, 2019 37:12

Description:

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Host: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Vitali Zaidman

Episode Summary

In this episode of My JavaScript Story, Charles hosts Vitali Zaidman, Technical Lead at WellDone Software Solutions. He is also the author of the popular blog piece: “An Overview of JavaScript Testing in 2019”.

Vitali has been writing code since he was 13 years old. After completing his military service, he attended The Open University of Israel where he took computer science courses. He picked JavaScript not knowing that it was going to be so popular.

He has been working for WellDone Software Solutions since he was a student where he has had the chance to work in many different projects. Vitali feels in order to keep up with technology it is important to work in different projects.

Vitali talks about projects he has worked on that he is proud of, one of which is his library at https://github.com/welldone-software/why-did-you-render

Links JSJ 331: An Overview of JavaScript Testing in 2018 with Vitali Zaidman https://www.facebook.com/vzaidman https://twitter.com/vzaidman https://github.com/vzaidman https://medium.com/@vzaidman https://bitsrc.io/vzaidman https://www.welldone-software.com/ https://www.powtoon.com/home/? Picks

Vitali Zaidman:

https://www.testim.io/ https://applitools.com/ An Overview of JavaScript Testing in 2019 by Vitali Zaidman https://github.com/welldone-software/why-did-you-render

Charles Max Wood:

https://www.vrbo.com/ https://paradehomes.com/web/ https://www.tripit.com/web Player's Handbook Dungeons & Dragons Core Rule Book

JSJ 355: Progressive Web Apps with Aaron Gustafson LIVE at Microsoft Ignite

Mar 12, 2019 55:53

Description:

Sponsors Sentry use the code “devchat” for $100 credit Triplebyte Clubhouse CacheFly Panel Charles Max Wood

Joined by special guest: Aaron Gustafson

Episode Summary 

This episode of JavaScript Jabber comes to you live from Microsoft Ignite. Charles Max Wood talks to Aaron Gustafson who has been a Web Developer for more than 20 years and is also the Editor in Chief at “A List Apart”. Aaron gives a brief background on his work in the web community, explains to listeners how web standardization has evolved over time, where Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) come from, where and how can they be installed, differences between them and regular websites and their advantages. They then delve into more technical details about service workers, factors affecting the boot up time of JavaScript apps, best practices and features that are available with PWAs. 

Aaron mentions some resources people can use to learn about PWAs, talks about how every website can benefit from being a PWA, new features being introduced and the PWA vs Electron comparison. In the end, they also talk about life in general, that understanding what people have gone through and empathizing with them is important, as well as not making judgements based on people’s background, gender, race, health issues and so on.

Links Creating & Enhancing Netscape Web Pages A List Apart A Progressive Roadmap for your Progressive Web App Windows Dev Center - Progressive Web Apps MDN web docs PWA Stats PWA Stats Twitter Aaron’s website Aaron’s Twitter https://www.facebook.com/javascriptjabber/ https://twitter.com/JSJabber Picks

Aaron Gustafson:

Homegoing Zeitoun

Charles Max Wood:

Armada 

MJS 097: Charles Lowell

Mar 6, 2019 56:26

Description:

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Host: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Charles Lowell

JSJ 354: Elm with Richard Feldman

Mar 5, 2019 37:56

Description:

Sponsors Kendo UI Sentry use the code “devchat” for $100 credit Clubhouse CacheFly Panel Joe Eames Aimee Knight

Joined by special guest: Richard Feldman

Episode Summary

In this episode of JavaScript Jabber, Richard Feldman, primarily known for his work in Elm, the author of “Elm in Action” and Head of Technology at NoRedInk, talks about Elm 0.19 and the new features introduced in it. He explains how the development work is distributed between the Elm creator – Evan Czaplicki and the other members of the community and discusses the challenges on the way to Elm 1.0.

Richard also shares some educational materials for listeners interested in learning Elm and gives details on Elm conferences around the world touching on the topic of having diversity among the speakers. He finally discusses some exciting things about Elm which would encourage developers to work with it.

Links Elm in Action Frontend Masters – Introduction to Elm Frontend Masters – Advanced Elm Small Assets without the Headache Elm Guide ElmBridge San Francisco Renee Balmert Picks

Aimee Knight:

Most lives are lived by default

Joe Eames:

Thinkster

Richard Feldman:

Framework Summit 2018 – Keynote speech Nix Package Manager A Philosophy of Software Design

JSJ 353: Signal R with Brady Gaster LIVE at Microsoft Ignite

Feb 27, 2019 51:41

Description:

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Charles Max Wood

Special Guest: Brady Gaster

In this episode, Chuck talks with Brady Gaster about SignalR that is offered through Microsoft. Brady Gaster is a computer software engineer at Microsoft and past employers include Logical Advantage, and Market America, Inc. Check out today’s episode where the two dive deep into SignalR topics.

Links: Vue jQuery Angular C# Chuck’s Twitter SignalR SignalR’s Twitter GitHub SignalR Socket.io Node-SASS ASP.NET SignalR Hubs API Guide – JavaScript Client SignalR.net Real Talk JavaScript Parcel Brady Gaster’s Twitter Brady Gaster’s GitHub Brady Gaster’s LinkedIn Picks:

Brady

Team on General Session Korg SeaHawks Brady’s kids Logictech spot light AirPods

Charles

Express VPN Hyper Drive J5 ports and SD card readers Podwrench

MJS 096: Bart Wood

Feb 26, 2019 22:14

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Host: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Bart Wood

 

Episode Summary

In this episode of My JavaScript Story, Charles Max Wood speaks with his namesake Bart Wood. They talked about tools for tracking and monitoring problems while using apps.  One app in particular was able to track new releases and errors, automatically scrub passwords to secure information as well as customize the scrubbing process while allowing users to provide feedback. 

Charles delves into the past of Bart Wood who has been working with the same company, Henry Shine.  He started studying Economics before he got into programming by chance and eventually ended up graduating with a Masters in Computer Science.  Initially Bart had misconceptions of computing and eventually realized that it was not only about maintaining the OS system and learning keyboard strokes, but creating new apps and delving into the world of creating new software.

MJS 095: Misko Hevery

Feb 20, 2019 45:24

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JSJ 352: Caffeinated Style Sheets: Supporting High Level CSS with JavaScript with Tommy Hodgins

Feb 19, 2019 50:15

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Episode Summary  

In this episode of JavaScript Jabber, the panelists talk with Tommy Hodgins who specializes in responsive web design. He starts with explaining to listeners what it means by a responsive web layout and goes on to discuss the techniques in using JavaScript in CSS in depth.

He elaborates on dynamic styling of components, event-driven stylesheet templating, performance and timing characteristics of these techniques and describes different kinds of observers – interception, resize and mutation, and their support for various browsers. He also talks about how to go about enabling certain features by extending CSS, comparison to tools such as the CSS preprocessor and Media Queries, pros and cons of having this approach while citing relevant examples, exciting new features coming up in CSS, ways of testing the methods, caffeinated stylesheets, along with Qaffeine and Deqaf tools.

Links JS in CSS – Event driven virtual stylesheet manager Qaffiene Deqaf Tommy’s Twitter Fizzbuzz

 

Picks

Joe

The Captain Is Dead

Aimee

Developer on Call Tip – Try to follow a low-sugar diet

Chris

Tommy’s snippets on Twitter – JS in CSS All things frontend blog Gulp project

Charles

Coaching by Charles in exchange of writing Show Notes or Tags

Tommy

JS in CSS

MJS 094: Lee Byron

Feb 13, 2019 48:45

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JSJ 351: Dinero.js with Sarah Dayan

Feb 12, 2019 1:12:08

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MJS 093: Ben Lesh

Feb 6, 2019 53:19

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JSJ 350: JavaScript Jabber Celebrates Episode 350!

Feb 5, 2019 1:06:43

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Sponsors Netlify Sentry use the code "devchat" for $100 credit Clubhouse Panel: Charles Max Wood AJ O’Neal Aimee Knight Aaron Frost Chris Ferdinandi Joe Eames Tim Caswell Picks:

Charles Max Wood

Villainous Board Game

Joe Eames

Azul Stained Glass Board Game

AJ O’Neal

https://www.digikey.com/ Magnetic Hourglass: Amazon Hobby Lobby $6 

Aimee Knight

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/24/well/mind/work-schedule-hours-sleep-productivity-chronotype-night-owls.html

Aaron Frost

Matrix PowerWatch https://twitter.com/ChloeCondon

Chris Ferdinandi

https://learnvanillajs.com/

Tim Caswell

https://www.magicleap.com/ https://textonascreen.rocks/ https://history.lds.org/saints

MJS 092: Shashank Shekhar

Jan 31, 2019 19:01

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JSJ 349: Agile Development - The Technical Side with James Shore

Jan 30, 2019 59:46

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MJS 091: Jamund Ferguson

Jan 24, 2019 39:52

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JSJ 348: EnactJS with Ryan Duffy

Jan 22, 2019 44:08

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JSJ 347: JAMstack with Divya Sasidharan & Phil Hawksworth

Jan 15, 2019 1:21:54

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JSJ 346: Azure Pipelines with Ed Thomson LIVE at Microsoft Ignite

Jan 8, 2019 43:19

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Panel:

Charles Max Wood

Special Guests: Ed Thomson

In this episode, the Charles speaks with Ed Thomson who is a Program Manager at Azure through Microsoft, Developer, and Open Source Maintainer. Ed and Chuck discuss in full detail about Azure DevOps! Check out today’s episode to hear its new features and other exciting news!

Show Topics:

0:59 – Live at Microsoft Ignite

1:03 – Ed: Hi! I am a Program Manager at Azure.

1:28 – Rewind 2 episodes to hear more about Azure DevOps!

1:51 – Ed: One of the moves from Pipelines to DevOps – they could still adopt Pipelines. Now that they are separate services – it’s great.

2:38 – Chuck talks about features he does and doesn’t use.

2:54 – Ed.

3:00 – Chuck: Repos and Pipelines. I am going to dive right in. Let’s talk about Repos. Microsoft just acquired GitHub.

3:18 – Ed: Technically we have not officially acquired GitHub.

3:34 – Chuck: It’s not done. It’s the end of September now.

3:55 – Ed: They will remain the same thing for a while. GitHub is the home for open source. Repos – we use it in Microsoft. Repositories are huge. There are 4,000 engineers working in these repositories. Everyone works in his or her own little area, and you have to work together. You have to do all this engineering to get there. We bit a tool and it basically if you run clone...

Ed continues to talk about this topic. He is talking about One Drive and these repositories.

6:28 – Ed: We aren’t going to be mixing and matching. I used to work through GitHub. It’s exciting to see those people work close to me.

6:54 – Chuck.

6:59 – Ed: It has come a long way.

7:07 – Chuck: Beyond the FSF are we talking about other features or?

7:21 – Ed: We have unique features. We have branch policies. You can require that people do pole request. You have to use pole request and your CI has to pass and things like that. I think there is a lot of richness in our auditing. We have enterprise focus. At its core it still is Git. We can all interoperate.

8:17 – Chuck.

8:37 – Ed: You just can’t set it up with Apache. You have to figure it out.

8:51 – Chuck: The method of pushing and pulling.

9:06 – Chuck: You can try DevOps for free up to 5 users and unlimited private repos. People are interested in this because GitHub makes you pay for that.

9:38 – Ed and Chuck continue to talk.

9:50 – Ed: Pipelines is the most interesting thing we are working on. We have revamped the entire experience. Build and release. It’s easy to get started. We have a visual designer. Super helpful – super straightforward. Releases once your code is built – get it out to production say for example Azure. It’s the important thing to get your code out there.

10:55 – Chuck: How can someone start with this?

11:00 – Ed: Depends on where your repository is. It will look at your code. “Oh, I know what that is, I know how to build that!” Maybe everyone isn’t doing everything with JavaScript. If you are using DotNet then it will know.

12:05 – Chuck: What if I am using both a backend and a frontend?

12:11 – Ed: One repository? That’s when you will have to do a little hand packing on the...

There are different opportunities there. If you have a bash script that does it for you. If not, then you can orchestrate it. Reduce the time it takes. If it’s an open source project; there’s 2 – what are you going to do with the other 8? You’d be surprised – people try to sneak that in there.

13:30 – Chuck: It seems like continuous integration isn’t a whole lot complicated.

13:39 – Ed: I am a simple guy that’s how I do it. You can do advanced stuff, though. The Cake Build system – they are doing some crazy things. We have got Windows, Lennox, and others. Are you building for Raspberries Pies, then okay, do this...

It’s not just running a script.

15:00 – Chuck: People do get pretty complicated if they want. It can get complicated. Who knows?

15:26 – Chuck:  How much work do you have to do to set-up a Pipeline like that?

15:37 – Ed answers the question in detail.

16:03 – Chuck asks a question.

16:12 – Ed: Now this is where it gets contentious. If one fails...

Our default task out of the box...

16:56 – Chuck: If you want 2 steps you can (like me who is crazy).

17:05 – Ed: Yes, I want to see if it failed.

17:17 – Chuck: Dude, writing code is hard. Once you have it built and tested – continuous deployment.

17:33 – Ed: It’s very easy. It’s super straightforward, it doesn’t have to be Azure (although I hope it is!).

Ed continues this conversation.

18:43 – Chuck: And it just pulls it?

18:49 – Ed: Don’t poke holes into your firewall. We do give you a lot of flexibility

19:04 – Chuck: VPN credentials?

19:10 – Ed: Just run the...

19:25 – Chuck comments.

19:36 – Ed: ...Take that Zip...

20:02 – Ed: Once the planets are finely aligned then...it will just pull from it.

20:25 – Chuck: I host my stuff on Digital Ocean.

20:46 – Ed: It’s been awhile since I played with...

20:55 – Chuck.

20:59 – Ed and Chuck go back and forth with different situations and hypothetical situations.

21:10 – Ed: What is Phoenix?

21:20 – Chuck explains it.

21:25 – Ed: Here is what we probably don’t have is a lot of ERLANG support.

22:41 – Advertisement.

23:31 – Chuck: Let’s just say it’s a possibility. We took the strip down node and...

23:49 – Ed: I think it’s going to happen.

23:55 – Ed: Exactly.

24:02 – Chuck: Testing against Azure services. So, it’s one thing to run on my machine but it’s another thing when other things connect nicely with an Azure set-up. Does it connect natively once it’s in the Azure cloud?

24:35 – Ed: It should, but there are so many services, so I don’t want to say that everything is identical. We will say yes with an asterisk.

25:07 – Chuck: With continuous deployment...

25:41 – Ed: As an example: I have a CD Pipeline for my website. Every time I merge into master...

Ed continues this hypothetical situation with full details. Check it out!

27:03 – Chuck: You probably can do just about anything – deploy by Tweet!

27:15 – Ed: You can stop the deployment if people on Twitter start complaining.

27:40 – Chuck: That is awesome! IF it is something you care about – and if it’s worth the time – then why not? If you don’t have to think about it then great. I have mentioned this before: Am I solving interesting problems? What projects do I want to work on? What kinds of contributions do I really want to contribute to open source?

That’s the thing – if you have all these tools that are set-up then your process, how do you work on what, and remove the pain points then you can just write code so people can use! That’s the power of this – because it catches the bug before I have to catch it – then that saves me time.

30:08 – Ed: That’s the dream of computers is that the computers are supposed to make OUR lives easier. IF we can do that and catch those bugs before you catch it then you are saving time. Finding bugs as quickly as possible it avoids downtime and messy deployments.

31:03 – Chuck: Then you can use time for coding style and other things.

I can take mental shortcuts.

31:37 – Ed: The other thing you can do is avoiding security problems. If a static code analysis tool catches an integer overflow then...

32:30 – Chuck adds his comments.

Chuck: You can set your policy to block it or ignore it. Then you are running these tools to run security. There are third-party tools that do security analysis on your code. Do you integrate with those?

33:00 – Ed: Yep. My favorite is WhiteSource. It knows all of the open source and third-party tools. It can scan your code and...

34:05 – Chuck: It works with a lot of languages.

34:14 – Ed.

34:25 – Chuck: A lot of JavaScript developers are getting into mobile development, like Ionic, and others. You have all these systems out there for different stages for writing for mobile. Android, windows Phone, Blackberry...

35:04 – Ed: Let’s throw out Blackberry builds. We will ignore it.

Mac OS dies a fine job. That’s why we have all of those.

35:29 – Chuck: But I want to run my tests, too!

35:36 – Ed: I really like to use App Center. It is ultimately incredible to see all the tests you can run.

36:29 – Chuck: The deployment is different, though, right?

36:40 – Ed: I have a friend who clicks a button in...

Azure DevOps.

37:00 – Chuck: I like to remind people that this isn’t a new product.

37:15 – Ed: Yes, Azure DevOps.

37:24 – Chuck: Any new features that are coming out?

37:27 – Ed: We took a little break, but...

37:47 – Ed: We will pick back up once Ignite is over. We have a timeline on our website when we expect to launch some new features, and some are secret, so keep checking out the website.

39:07 – Chuck: What is the interplay between Azure DevOps and Visual Studio Code? Because they have plugins for freaking everything. I am sure there is something there that...

39:30 – Ed: I am a VI guy and I’m like 90% sure there is something there.

You are an eMac’s guy?

The way I think about it is through Git right out of the box.

Yes, I think there are better things out there for integration. I know we have a lot of great things in Visual Code, because I worked with it.

40:45 – Chuck: Yes, people can look for extensions and see what the capabilities are.

Chuck talks about code editor and tools. 

41:28 – Ed: ... we have been pulling that out as quickly as possible.

We do have IE extensions, I am sure there is something for VS Code – but it’s not where I want to spend my time.

42:02 – Chuck: Yes, sure.

42:07 – Ed: But everyone is different – they won’t work the way that I work. So there’s that.

42:30 – Ed: That Chuck.

42:36 – Chuck: Where do people get news?

42:42 – Ed: Go to here!

42:54 – Chuck: Where do people find you?

43:00 – Ed: Twitter!

43:07 – Chuck: Let’s do Picks!

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Links:

GitHub Microsoft’s Azure Microsoft’s Pipeline Azure DevOps Erlang WhiteSource Chuck’s Twitter Ed Thomson’s Twitter Ed Thomson’s GitHub Ed Thomson’s Website Ed Thomson’s LinkedIn

Picks:

Ed

Podcast - All Things Git

JSJ 345: Azure Devops with Donovan Brown LIVE at Microsoft Ignite

Dec 25, 2018 57:32

Description:

Panel:

Charles Max Woods

Special Guests: Donovan Brown

In this episode, the Charles speaks with Donovan Brown. He is a principal DevOps Manager with Microsoft with a background in application development. He also runs one of the nation’s fastest growing online registration sites for motorsports events DLBRACING.com. When he is not writing software, he races cars for fun. Listen to today’s episode where Chuck and Donovan talk about DevOps, Azure, Python, Angular, React, Vue, and much, much more!

Show Topics:

1:41 – Chuck: The philosophies around DevOps. Just to give you an idea, I have been thinking about what I want to do with the podcasts. Freedom to work on what we want or freedom to work where we want, etc. Then that goes into things we don’t want to do, like fix bugs, etc. How does Microsoft DevOps to choose what they want to do?

2:37 – Guest: We want to automate as much as we can so the developer has less work. As a developer I want to commit code, do another task, rinse and repeating.

Minutes and not even hours later then people are tweeting about the next best thing. Do what you want, where you want. Code any language you want.

4:15 – Chuck: What has changed?

4:19 – Guest: The branding changed. The name wasn’t the most favorite among the people. The word “visual” was a concerned. What we have noticed that Azure will let me run my code no matter where I am. If you want to run Python or others it can run in Azure.

People didn’t need all of it. It comes with depositories, project management, and so much more! People could feel clumsy because there is so much stuff. We can streamline that now, and you can turn off that feature so you don’t have a heart attack. Maybe you are using us for some features not all of them – cool.

7:40 – Chuck: With deployments and other things – we don’t talk about the process for development a lot.

8:00 – Guest talks about the things that can help out with that.

Guest: Our process is going to help guide you. We have that all built into the Azure tab feature. They feel and act differently. I tell all the people all the time that it’s brilliant stuff. There are 3 different templates. The templates actually change over the language. You don’t have to do mental math.

9:57 – Chuck: Just talking about the process. Which of these things we work on next when I’ve got a bug, or a ...

10:20 – Guest: The board system works like for example you have a bug. The steps to reproduce that bug, so that there is no question what go into this specific field. Let the anatomy of the feature do it itself!

11:54 – Chuck comments.

12:26 – Chuck: Back to the feature. Creating the user stories is a different process than X.

12:44 – Guest – You have a hierarchy then, right? Also what is really cool is we have case state management. I can click on this and I expect this to happen...

These are actual tasks that I can run.

13:52 – Chuck: Once you have those tests written can you pull those into your CI?

14:00 – Guest: “Manual tests x0.”

Guest dives into the question.

14:47 – I expect my team to write those test cases. The answer to your question is yes and no.

We got so good at it that we found something that didn’t even exist, yet.

16:19 – Guest: As a developer it might be mind

16:29 – Chuck: I fixed this bug 4x, I wished I had CI to help me.

16:46 – Guest: You get a bug, then you fix a code, etc., etc. You don’t know that this original bug just came back. Fix it again. Am I in Groundhog Day?

They are related to each other. You don’t have a unit test to tell you. When you get that very first bug – write a unit test. It will make you quicker at fixing it. A unit test you can write really fast over, and over, again. The test is passing. What do you do? Test it. Write the code to fix that unit test. You can see that how these relate to each other. That’s the beauty in it.

18:33 – Chuck: 90% of the unit tests I write – even 95% of the time they pass. It’s the 5% you would have no idea that it’s related. I can remember broad strokes of the code that I wrote, but 3 months down the road I can’t remember.

19:14 – Guest: If you are in a time crunch – I don’t have time for this unit test.

Guest gives us a hypothetical situation to show how unit tests really can help.

20:25 – Make it muscle memory to unit test. I am a faster developer with the unit tests.

20:45 – Chuck: In the beginning it took forever. Now it’s just how I write software now.

It guides my thought process.

21:06 – Guest: Yes! I agree.

22:00 – Guest: Don’t do the unit tests

22:10 – Chuck: Other place is when you write a new feature,...go through the process. Write unit tests for the things that you’ve touched. Expand your level of comfort.

DevOps – we are talking about processes. Sounds like your DevOps is a flexible tool. Some people are looking for A METHOD. Like a business coach. Does Azure DevOps do that?

23:13 – Guest: Azure DevOps Projects. YoTeam.

Note.js, Java and others are mentioned by the Guest.

25:00 – Code Badges’ Advertisement

25:48 – Chuck: I am curious – 2 test sweets for Angular or React or Vue. How does that work?

26:05 – Guest: So that is Jasmine or Mocha? So it really doesn’t matter. I’m a big fan of Mocha. It tests itself. I install local to my project alone – I can do it on any CI system in the world. YoTeam is not used in your pipeline. Install 2 parts – Yo and Generator – Team. Answer the questions and it’s awesome. I’ve done conferences in New Zealand.

28:37 – Chuck: Why would I go anywhere else?

28:44 – Guest: YoTeam  was the idea of...

28:57 – Check out Guest

29:02 – Guest: I want Donovan in a box. If I weren’t there then the show wouldn’t exist today.

29:40 – Chuck: Asks a question.

29:46 – Guest: 5 different verticals.

Check out this timestamp to see what Donovan says the 5 different verticals are. Pipelines is 1 of the 5.

30:55 – Chuck: Yep – it works on my Mac.

31:04 – Guest: We also have Test Plant and Artifacts.

31:42 – Chuck: Can you resolve that on your developer machine?

31:46 – Guest: Yes, absolutely! There is my private repository and...

33:14 – Guest: *People not included in box.*

33:33 – Guest: It’s people driven. We guide you through the process. The value is the most important part and people is the hardest part, but once on

33:59 – Chuck: I am listening to this show and I want to try this out. I want a demo setup so I can show my boss. How do I show him that it works?

34:27 – Azure.com/devops – that is a great landing page.

How can I get a demo going? You can say here is my account – and they can put a demo into your account. I would not do a demo that this is cool. We start you for free. Create an account. Let the CI be the proof. It’s your job to do this, because it will make you more efficient. You need me to be using these tools.

36:11 – Chuck comments.

36:17 – Guest: Say you are on a team of developers and love GitHub and things that integration is stupid, but how many people would disagree about...

38:02 – The reports prove it for themselves.

38:20 – Chuck: You can get started for free – so when do you have to start paying for it?

38:31 – Guest: Get 4 of your buddies and then need more people it’s $6 a month.

39:33 – Chuck adds in comments. If this is free?

39:43 – Guest goes into the details about plans and such for this tool. 

40:17 – Chuck: How easy it is to migrate away from it?

40:22 – Guest: It’s GITHub.

40:30 – Chuck: People are looing data on their CI.

40:40 – Guest: You can comb that information there over the past 4 years but I don’t know if any system would let you export that history.

41:08 – Chuck: Yeah, you are right.

41:16 – Guest adds more into this topic.

41:25 – Chuck: Yeah it’s all into the machine.

41:38 – Chuck: Good deal.

41:43 – Guest: It’s like a drug. I would never leave it. I was using TFS before Microsoft.

42:08 – Chuck: Other question: continuous deployment.

42:56 – When I say every platform, I mean every platform: mobile devices, AWS, Azure, etc.

Anything you can do from a command line you can do from our build and release system.

PowerShell you don’t have to abandon it.

45:20 – Guest: I can’t remember what that tool is called!

45:33 – Guest: Anything you can do from a command line. Before firewall. Anything you want.

45:52 – Guest: I love my job because I get to help developers.

46:03 – Chuck: What do you think the biggest mistake people are doing?

46:12 – Guest: They are trying to do it all at once. Fix that one little thing.

It’s instant value with no risks whatsoever. Go setup and it takes 15 minutes total. Now that we have this continuous build, now let’s go and deploy it. Don’t dream up what you think your pipeline should look like. Do one thing at a time. What hurts the most that it’s “buggy.” Let’s add that to the pipeline.

It’s in your pipeline today, what hurts the most, and don’t do it all at once.

49:14 – Chuck: I thought you’d say: I don’t have the time.

49:25 – Guest: Say you work on it 15 minutes a day. 3 days in – 45 minutes in you have a CSI system that works forever. Yes I agree because people think they don’t “have the time.”

50:18 – Guest continues this conversation.

How do you not have CI? Just install it – don’t ask. Just do the right thing.

50:40 – Chuck: I free-lanced and setup CI for my team. After a month, getting warned, we had a monitor up on the screen and it was either RED or GREEN. It was basically – hey this hurts and now we know. Either we are going to have pain or not have pain.

51:41 – Guest continues this conversation.

Have pain – we should only have pain once or twice a year.

Rollback.

If you only have it every 6 months, that’s not too bad.

The pain will motivate you.

52:40 – Azure.com/devops.

Azure DevOps’ Twitter

53:22 – Picks!

53:30 – Advertisement – Get a Coder Job

Links:

Donovan Brown’s GitHub Donovan Brown’s Twitter Donovan Brown Donovan Brown – Channel 9 Donovan Brown – Microsoft Azure YoTeam Azure.com/devops GitHub Azure DevOps’ Twitter

Sponsors:

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Picks:

Charles

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MJS 090: AJ O’Neal

Dec 19, 2018 51:22

Description:

Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: A.J. O’Neal

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles talks with A.J. O’Neal who is a panelist on My JavaScript Jabber usually, but today he is a guest! The guys talk about AJ’s background and past/current projects. Today’s topics include: JavaScript, Ruby, jQuery, Rails, Node, Python, and more.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

0:00 – Advertisement: Get A Coder Job!

1:23 – Chuck: Introduce yourself, please.

1:27 – AJ: I brief introduction: I am a quirky guy who is ADD and I love to figure out why/how things work. I like self-hosting or owning things in technology.

2:00 – Chuck: Where do you work now?

2:02 – AJ: I work in UTAH at Big Squid!

3:29 – AJ: I have my own company, too!

3:41 – Chuck: Yeah we’ve talked about that before. Where can we go?

3:54: AJ: We have 2 products that are both Node. Greenlock for Node.js is one of them! The other one is Telebit.

5:44 – Chuck: This interview is all about your background. How did you get into programming?

6:04 – AJ: I was in middle school but before that my grandmother was a secretary at the Pentagon. She worked on getting people paid and she wrote a program to assist these paychecks to be printed with fewer errors. Because of that she had a computer at home. I remember playing games on her computer.

The guest talks about his background in more detail.

15:21 – Chuck: No it’s interesting! I’ve done a couple hundred interviews and they all say either: I went to school for it OR I did it for my free time. It’s interesting to see the similarities!

16:00 – AJ: Yep that’s pretty much how I got into it! I went on a church service mission to Albania and really didn’t do any computer work during those 2 years.

19:39 – Chuck: You went to BYU and your mission trip. A lot of that stuff I can relate to and identify with b/c I went to BYU and went on missions trip, too! And then you got into Ruby and that’s how we met was through Ruby!

20:25 – AJ: Yep that’s it. Then that’s when I learned about Node, too. There was a guy with a funny hate – do you remember that? (No.)

21:03 – Chuck: Maybe?

21:07 – AJ continues.

27:53 – Chuck: What made you make the transition? People come into and out of different technologies all the time.

28:18 – AJ: Yeah it started with me with jQuery!

Rails has layers upon layers upon layers.

AJ talks about different technologies their similarities/differences and mentions: JavaScript, Rails, Python, Node, Ruby, and much more.

31:05 – Chuck: Node went out of their way on certain platforms that Rails didn’t prioritize.

31:11 – AJ continues to talk about different technologies and platforms.

33:00 – Chuck: You get into Node and then at what point does this idea of a home-server and Node and everything start to come together? How much of this do you want to talk bout? At one point did they start to gel?

33:33 – AJ: It’s been a very long process and started back in high school. It started with me trying to think: How do I get this picture on my phone to my mom? I thought of uploading it to Flickr or could I do this or that? What about sending it to someone in China?

39:57 – Chuck.

40:01 – AJ continues and talks about libraries and certificate standards.

42:00 – AJ continues with the topic: certificates.

42:44 – Chuck: I am going to go to PICKS! Where can people find you?

42:55 – AJ: Twitter! Blog! GitHub! Anywhere!

43:55 – Chuck: Picks!

43:58 – Advertisement – Fresh Books! 30-Day Trial!

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Links:

React Angular JavaScript Webpack.js Serverless jQuery Node AJ’s Twitter Chuck’s Twitter

Sponsors:

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Picks:

A.J.

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Chuck

Wordpress – Plugin KingSumo Getdrip.com Softcover.io

JSJ 344: Inclusive Components with Heydon Pickering

Dec 18, 2018 1:10:37

Description:

Panel:

Charles Max Wood Aimee Knight Chris Ferdinandi Joe Eames

Special Guest: Heydon Pickering

In this episode, the panel talks with Heydon Pickering who is a designer and writer. The panel and the guest talk about his new book, which is centered on the topic of today’s show: inclusive components. Check out Heydon’s Twitter, Website, GitHub, and Mastodon social accounts to learn more about him. To purchase the book – go here!

Show Topics:

0:00 – Advertisement: KENDO UI

0:38 – Chuck: Aimee, Chris, Joe, and myself – we are today’s panel. My show the DevRev is available online to check it out.

1:30 – Guest: Plain ice cream would be frozen milk and that would be terrible. So I am lemon and candy JavaScript!

2:13 – Chuck: We are talking today about...?

2:22 – Chris: He’s talking about “inclusive components” today!

2:41 – Guest: Traveling is very stressful and I wanted something to do on the plane. I’ve done this book, “Inclusive Design Patterns.”

If you don’t want to buy the book you can go to the blog. I have been talking with Smashing Magazine.

5:40 – Panel.

5:47 – Guest: I approached Smashing Magazine initially. They didn’t think there was a market for this content at the time. They were very supportive but we will do it as an eBook so our costs our down. At the time, the editor came back and said that: “it was quite good!” We skimmed it but came back to it now and now the content was more relevant in their eyes. I didn’t want to do the same book but I wanted to do it around “patterns.” Rewriting components is what I do all the time. I use Vanilla JavaScript. Backbone.js is the trendy one.

9:52 – Panel: The hard book did it get published?

10:02 – Guest: We are in the works and it’s all in the final stages right now. It has to go through a different process for the print version.

11:54 – Panel.

11:58 – (Guest continues about the editorial process.)

12:09 – Panel: They probably switched to TFS – it’s Microsoft’s.

12:23 – Guest: There was this argument on Twitter about the different processors.

13:35 – Chris: What are the ways that people are breaking accessibility with their code through JavaScript? 

13:59 – Guest: The whole premise is that there aren’t a ton of different components that we use. Generally, speaking. Most things we do through JavaScript – it’s just different ways of doing this/that, and hiding things. I am discounting things with Node or other stuff. Most of what we are doing, with interactive design, is showing and hiding.

18:37 – Chris: I have some specialty friends where they tell me where I’ve screwed up my code. For example Eric Bailey and Scott O’Hara but, of course, in very kind ways. What are some things that I can make sure that my code is going to work for many different people.

19:18 – Guest: You have accessibility and inclusive design. People think of accessibility as a check-list and that’s okay but there could be problems with this.

26:00 – Panel: That’s a great guideline.

26:05 – Chris: You talked about ARIA roles and it can be confusing. One side is: I don’t know when to use these and the other side is: I don’t know when NOT to use these so I’m going to use them for EVERYTHING! I guess both can be detrimental. What’s your advice on this topic?

27:00 – Guest: Scott is great and I would trust him to the end of the Earth about what he says.

Guest mentions Léonie Watson and her talks about this topic.

29:26 – (Guest continues.)

29:36 – Advertisement – Sentry.io

30:31 – Chris.

30:40 – Guest: There is a lot of pressure, though, right? People wouldn’t blog about this if it wasn’t worthwhile. It doesn’t matter what the style is or what the syntax is.

The guest talks about not throwing ARIA onto everything.

36:34 – Aimee: Is this something that was mentioned in the book: people with disabilities and accessibility.

37:28 – Guest: Yes, of course. I think it’s important to make your interfaces flexible and robust to think and include people with disabilities.

39:00 – Guest mentions larger buttons.

40:52 – Panelists and Guest talk back-and-forth.

42:22 – Chris: It’s an accessibility and inclusivity element. I saw a dropdown menu and worked great on certain devices but not others. I could beat this horse all day long but the whole: what happens of the JavaScript file doesn’t load or just accordion options?

43:50 – Guest: It’s the progressive enhancement element.

44:05 – Guest: I think it’s worth noting. I think these things dovetail really nicely.

46:29 – Chris: Did you do a video interview, Aimee, talking about CSS? Is CSS better than JavaScript in some ways I don’t know if this is related or not?

47:03 – Aimee: When I talk about JavaScript vs. CSS...the browser optimizes those.

47:27 – Aimee: But as someone who loves JavaScript...and then some very talented people taught me that you have to find the right tool for the job.

47:29 – Guest: I am the other way around – interesting.

52:50 – Chuck: Picks!

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END – Advertisement: CacheFly!

Links:

JavaScript Backbone.js Microsoft’s TFS Léonie Watson React Elixir Ember.js Vue GO jQuery Node.js Puppeteer Cypress Heydon’s GitHub Heydon’s Mastodon Heydon’s Book Medium Article on Heydon Heydon’s Website Heydon’s Twitter

Sponsors:

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Picks:

Joe

Chris Ferdinandi's Blog Luxur board game Cypress.io

Aimee

Blog about interviewing Birthday Cake Quest Bar

Chris

Web Dev Career Guide: https://gomakethings.com/career-guide/ Use FREECAREER at checkout to get it for free Neapolitan Ice Cream  Netflix Web Performance case study

Charles

Disney Heroes Battle Mode MFCEO Project Podcast Gary Lee Audio Experience Suggestions for JavaScript Jabber

Heydon

Bruck What is Mastodon and why should I use it?

MJS 089: Gareth McCumskey

Dec 12, 2018 27:07

Description:

Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Gareth McCumskey

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles talks with Gareth McCumskey who is a senior web developer for RunwaySale! They talk about Gareth’s background, current projects and his family. Check out today’s episode to hear all about it and much more!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

0:00 – Advertisement: Get A Coder Job!

0:53 – Chuck: Hey everyone! Welcome! We are talking today with Gareth McCumseky!

1:05 – Gareth: Hi!

1:22 – Chuck: Are you from Cape Town, Africa? (Guest: Yes!)

1:35 – Gareth and Chuck talk about his name, Gareth, and why it’s popular. 

1:49 – Chuck: I am in my late 40’s. You were here for JSJ’s Episode 291! It’s still a hot topic and probably should revisit that topic.

2:20 – Guest: Yes!

2:30 – Chuck: It’s interesting. We had a long talk about it and people should go listen to it!

2:45 – Guest: I am a backend developer for the most part.

3:03 – Chuck: Yeah I started off as an ops guy. It probably hurt me.

3:21 – Guest: Yeah, if you poke it a certain way.

3:29 – Chuck: Let’s talk about YOU! How did you get into programming?

3:39 – Guest: South Africa is a different culture to grow-up in vs. U.S. and other places. I remember the computer that my father had back in the day. He led me drive his car about 1km away and I was about 11 years old. We would take home the computer from his office – played around with it during the weekend – and put it back into his office Monday morning. This was way before the Internet. I was fiddling with it for sure.

The guest talks about BASIC.

6:20 – Chuck: How did you transfer from building BASIC apps to JavaScript apps?

6:30 – Guest: Yeah that’s a good story. When I was 19 years old...I went to college and studied geology and tried to run an IT business on the side. I started to build things for HTML and CSS and build things for the Web.

The guest goes into-detail about his background!

9:26 – Chuck: Yeah, jQuery was so awesome!

9:34 – Guest: Yeah today I am working on an app that uses jQuery! You get used to it, and it’s pretty powerful (jQuery) for what it is/what it does! It has neat tricks.

10:11 – Chuck: I’ve started a site with it b/c it was easy.

10:19 – Guest: Sometimes you don’t need the full out thing. Maybe you just need to load a page here and there, and that’s it.

10:39 – Chuck: It’s a different world – definitely!

10:48 – Guest: Yeah in 2015/2016 is when I picked up JavaScript again. It was b/c around that time we were expecting our first child and that’s where we wanted to be to raise her.

Guest: We use webpack.js now. It opened my eyes to see how powerful JavaScript is!

12:10 – Chuck talks about Node.js.

12:21 – Guest: Even today, I got into AWS Cognito!

13:45 – Chuck: You say that your problems are unique – and from the business end I want something that I can resolve quickly. Your solution sounds good. I don’t like messing around with the headaches from Node and others.

14:22 – Guest: Yeah that’s the biggest selling point that I’ve had.

15:47 – Chuck: How did you get into serverless?

15:49 – Guest: Funny experience. I am not the expert and I only write the backend stuff.

Guest: At the time, we wanted to improve the reliability of the machine and the site itself. He said to try serverless.com. At the time I wasn’t impressed but then when he suggested it – I took the recommendation more seriously. My company that I work for now...

17:39 – Chuck: What else are you working on?

17:45 – Guest: Some local projects – dining service that refunds you. You pay for a subscription, but find a cheaper way to spend money when you are eating out. It’s called: GOING OUT.

Guest: My 3-year-old daughter and my wife is expecting our second child.

18:56 – Chuck and Gareth talk about family and their children.

22:17 – Chuck: Picks!

22:29 – Advertisement – Fresh Books! 30-Day Trial!

END – Cache Fly

Links:

React Angular JavaScript Webpack.js Serverless jQuery Node AWS Cognito Gareth’s Website Gareth’s GitHub Gareth’s Twitter

Sponsors:

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Picks:

Charles Max Wood

Podcasts: MFCEO Project & Gary Vaynerchuk Pokémon Go!

Gareth McCumskey

Serverless.com Ingress Prime

JSJ 343: The Power of Progressive Enhancement with Andy Bell

Dec 11, 2018 1:05:17

Description:

Panel:

Charles Max Wood Aimee Knight Chris Ferdinandi AJ O’Neal

Special Guest: Andy Bell

In this episode, the panel talks with Andy Bell who is an independent designer and developer who uses React, Vue, and Node. Today, the panelists and the guest talk about the power of progressive enhancements. Check it out!

Show Topics:

0:00 – Advertisement: KENDO UI

0:34 – Chuck: Hi! Our panel is AJ, Aimee, Chris, myself and my new show is coming out in a few weeks, which is called the DevRev! It helps you with developer’s freedom! I am super excited. Our guest is Andy Bell. Introduce yourself, please.

2:00 – Guest: I am an independent designer and developer out in the U.K.

2:17 – Chuck: You wrote things about Vanilla.js. I am foreshadowing a few things and let’s talk about the power and progressive enhancement.

2:43 – The guest gives us definitions of power and progressive enhancements. He describes how it works.

3:10 – Chuck: I’ve heard that people would turn off JavaScript b/c it was security concern and then your progressive enhancement would make it work w/o JavaScript. I am sure there’s more than that?

3:28 – The guest talks about JavaScript, dependencies, among other things.

4:40 – Chuck: Your post did make that very clear I think. I am thinking I don’t even know where to start with this. Are people using the 6th version? How far back or what are we talking about here?

5:09 – Guest: You can go really far back and make it work w/o CSS.

5:49 – Chris: I am a big advocate of progressive enhancement – the pushback I get these days is that there is a divide; between the broadband era and AOL dialup. Are there compelling reasons why progressive enhancements even matter?

6:48 – Guest.

8:05 – Panel: My family lives out in the boonies. I am aware of 50% of American don’t have fast Internet. People don’t have access to fast browsers but I don’t think they are key metric users.

8:47 – Guest: It totally depends on what you need it for. It doesn’t matter if these people are paying or not.

9:31 – Chris: Assuming I have a commute on the trail and it goes through a spotty section. In a scenario that it’s dependent on the JS...are we talking about 2 different things here?

10:14 – Panelist chimes-in.

10:36 – Chris: I can take advantage of it even if I cannot afford a new machine.

10:55 – Panel: Where would this really matter to you?

11:05 – Chris: I do have a nice new laptop.

11:12 – Chuck: I had to hike up to the hill (near the house) to make a call and the connection was really poor (in OK). It’s not the norm but it can happen.

11:37 – Chris: Or how about the All Trails app when I am on the trail.

11:52 – Guest.

12:40 – Chris: I can remember at the time that the desktop sites it was popular to have...

Chris: Most of those sites were inaccessible to me.

13:17 – Guest.

13:51 – Chuck: First-world countries will have a good connection and it’s not a big deal. If you are thinking though about your customers and where they live? Is that fair? I am thinking that my customers need to be able to access the podcast – what would you suggest? What are the things that you’d make sure is accessible to them.

14:31 – Guest: I like to pick on the minimum viable experience? I think to read the transcript is important than the audio (MP3).

15:47 – Chuck.

15:52 – Guest: It’s a lot easier with Vue b/c you don’t’ have to set aside rendering.

17:13 – AJ: I am thinking: that there is a way to start developing progressively and probably cheaper and easier to the person who is developing. If it saves us a buck and helps then we take action.

17:49 – Guest: It’s much easier if you start that way and if you enhance the feature itself.

18:38 – AJ: Let me ask: what are the situations where I wouldn’t / shouldn’t worry about progressive enhancements?

18:57 – Guest answers the question.

19:42 – AJ: I want people to feel motivated in a place WHERE to start. Something like a blog needs Java for comments.

Hamburger menu is mentioned, too.

20:20 – Guest.

21:05 – Chris: Can we talk about code?

21:16 – Aimee: This is the direction I wanted to go. What do you mean by that – building your applications progressively?

Aimee refers to his blog.

21:44 – Guest.

22:13 – Chuck: I use stock overflow!

22:20 – Guest.

22:24 – Chuck: I mean that’s what Chris uses!

22:33 – Guest (continues).

23:42 – Aimee.

23:54 – Chris.

24:09 – Chris

24:16 – Chris: Andy what do you think about that?

24:22 – Guest: Yes, that’s good.

24:35 – Chris: Where it falls apart is the resistance to progressive enhancements that it means that your approach has to be boring?

25:03 – Guest answers the question.

The guest mentions modern CSS and modern JavaScript are mentioned along with tooling.

25:50 – Chuck: My issue is that when we talk about this (progressive enhancement) lowest common denominator and some user at some level (slow network) and then they can access it. Then the next level (better access) can access it. I start at the bottom and then go up. Then when they say progressive enhancement I get lost. Should I scrap it and then start over or what?

26:57 – Guest: If it’s feasible do it and then set a timeline up.

27:42 – Chuck: You are saying yes do it a layer at a time – but my question is HOW? What parts can I pair back? Are there guidelines to say: do this first and then how to test?

28:18 – Advertisement – Sentry.io

29:20 – Guest: Think about the user flow. What does the user want to do at THIS point? Do you need to work out the actual dependencies?

30:31 – Chuck: Is there a list of those capabilities somewhere? So these users can use it this way and these users can use it that way?

30:50 – Guest answers the question.

31:03 – Guest: You can pick out the big things.

31:30 – Chuck: I am using this feature in the browser...

31:41 – Guest.

31:46 – Chris: I think this differently than you Andy – I’ve stopped caring if a browser supports something new. I am fine using CSS grid and if your browser doesn’t support it then I don’t have a problem with that. I get hung up on, though if this fails can they still get the content? If they have no access to these – what should they be able to do?

Note: “Cutting the Mustard Test” is mentioned.

33:37 – Guest.

33:44 – Chuck: Knowing your users and if it becomes a problem then I will figure it out.

34:00 – Chris: I couldn’t spare the time to make it happen right now b/c I am a one-man shop.

34:20 – Chuck and Chris go back-and-forth.

34:36 –Chris: Check out links below for my product.

34:54 – AJ: A lot of these things are in the name: progressive.

36:20 – Guest.

38:51 – Chris: Say that they haven’t looked at it all before. Do you mind talking about these things and what the heck is a web component?

39:14 – The guest gives us his definition of what a web component is.

40:02 – Chuck: Most recent episode in Angular about web components, but that was a few years ago. See links below for that episode.

40:25 – Aimee.

40:31 – Guest: Yes, it’s a lot like working in Vue and web components. The concepts are very similar.

41:22 – Chris: Can someone please give us an example? A literal slideshow example?

41:45 – Guest answers the question.

45:07 – Chris.

45:12 – Guest: It’s a framework that just happens to use web components and stuff to help.

45:54 – Chuck: Yeah they make it easier (Palmer). Yeah there is a crossover with Palmer team and other teams. I can say that b/c I have talked with people from both teams. Anything else?

46:39 – Chuck: Where do they go to learn more?

46:49 – Guest: Check out the Club! And my Twitter! (See links below.)

47:33 – Chuck: I want to shout-out about DevLifts that has $19 a month to help you with physical goals. Or you can get the premium slot! It’s terrific stuff. Sign-up with DEVCHAT code but there is a limited number of slots and there is a deadline, too. Just try it! They have a podcast, too!

49:16 – Aimee: Yeah, I’m on their podcast soon!

49:30 – Chuck: Picks!

END – Advertisement: CacheFly!

Links:

JavaScript React Elixir Ember.js Vue GO jQuery Node.js Puppeteer Cypress Past episode: AiA 115 Past episode: JSJ 120 Vue.js – Slots Using templates and slots – Article Web Components Club GitHub: Pwa – Starter – Kit Progressively Enhanced Toggle Panel Time Ago in under 50 lines of JavaScript GitHub: ebook-boilerplate Chris Ferdinandi’s Go Make Things Site Game Chops CNBC – Trump Article New in Node v10.12 Quotes Archive My Amazon Interview Horror Story DevPal.io Honest Work Relative Paths DevLifts Andy Bell’s Twitter Andy’s Website

Sponsors:

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Picks:

Aimee

Hacker News  -  Programming Quotes My Amazon Interview Horror Story

Chris

Time Ago in Under 50 Lines of JavaScript E-Book Boiler Plate JSJABBER at gomakethings.com

AJ

Experimental Drugs Bill My Browers FYI New In Node,10.12 Arcade Attack

Charles

Getacoderjob.com Self-Publishing School MF CEO podcast

Andy

Devpay.io Honest.work Relativepath.uk

MJS 088: Nicholas Zakas

Dec 5, 2018 46:10

Description:

Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Nicholas Zakas

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles talks with Nicholas Zakas who is a blogger, author, and software engineer. Nicholas’ website is titled, Human Who Codes – check it out! You can find him on Twitter, GitHub, and LinkedIn among other social media platforms. Today, Nicholas and Chuck talk about Nicholas’ background, JavaScript, and current projects.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

0:00 – Advertisement: Get A Coder Job!

1:00 – Chuck: Welcome! Give us a background, please, Nicholas!

1:14 – Guest: I am probably best known for making ESLint and I have written a bunch of books, too! (See links below.)

1:36 – Chuck: JSJ 336 and JSJ 075 episodes are the two past episodes we’ve had you on! (See links below.) Let’s go back and how did you get into programming?

1:58 – Guest: I think the first was written in BASIC, which was on a Laser computer. It was a cheaper knockoff version. I think I was into middle school when I got into BASIC. Then when I got into high school I did this computer project, which was the first time someone else used one of my programs.

4:02 – Chuck: Was it all in BASIC or something else?

4:13 – Guest: Just BASIC, but then transferred to something else when we got our first PC.

5:13 – Chuck: How did you get to use JavaScript?

5:18 – Guest: 1996 was my freshman year in college. Netscape 3 got into popularity around this time. I had decided that I wanted to setup a webpage to stay in-touch with high school friends who were going into different directions.

I got annoyed with how static the [web] pages were. At the time, there was no CSS and the only thing you could change was the source of an image (on webpages).

On the <a tag> you could do...

8:35 – Chuck: You get into JavaScript and at what point did you become a prolific operator and author?

8:52 – Guest: It was not an overnight thing. It definitely was fueled by my own curiosity. The web was so new (when I was in college) that I had to explore on my own. I probably killed a few trees when I was in college. Printing off anything and everything I could to learn about this stuff!

10:03 – Guest (continues): Professors would ask ME how to do this or that on the departmental website. When I was graduating from college I knew that I was excited about the WEB. I got a first job w/o having to interview.

12:32 – Guest (continues): I got so deep into JavaScript!

13:30 – Guest (continued): They couldn’t figure out what I had done. That’s when I got more into designing JavaScript APIs. About 8 months after graduating from college I was unemployed. I had extra time on my hands. I was worried that I was going to forget the cool stuff that I just developed there. I went over the code and writing for myself how I had constructed it. My goal was to have an expandable tree. This is the design process that I went through. This is the API that I came up with so you can insert and how I went about implementing it. At some point, I was on a discussion with my former colleagues: remember that JavaScript tree thing I wrote – I wrote a description of how I did it. Someone said: Hey this is really good and you should get this published somewhere. Huh! I guess I could do that. I went to websites who were publishing articles on JavaScript. I went to submit the article to one of them. I think it was DevX or WebReference.

18:03 – Guest: A book is a compilation of different articles?! I can do that. I wanted to write a book that would fill in that next step that was missing. I didn’t know what the book was going to be, and I decided to start writing. Once I’ve had enough content I would take a step back and see what it was about. (Check out Nicholas’ books here!)

19:01 – Chuck: Oh you can turn this into a book!

19:10 – Guest: There was very little that I had planned out ahead of time. Anything that happened to me that was exciting had stumbled into my lap!

19:37 – Chuck: That’s how I felt about podcasting – it fell into my lap/life!

19:50 – Chuck: Listeners – check out the past episodes with Nicholas, please. Nicholas, what are you proud of?

20:10 – Guest: In 2006, I was at Yahoo and started off with My Yahoo Team. This was the first time that I was exposed to a massive amount of JavaScript in a single web application.

26:21 – Chuck: Can you talk about your health issues? People would definitely benefit from your example and your story.

26:44 – Guest: I think it is something important for people to understand.

The guest talks about Lyme Disease.

35:49 – Chuck: Yep taking care of yourself is important!

36:00 – Guest: Yes to enjoy time with friends and explore other hobbies. Help yourself to de-stress is important. Cognitive work is very draining. When you aren’t getting the right amount of sleep your body is going to get stressed out. Take the time to do nonsense things. You need to let your brain unwind! I love these adult coloring books that they have!

38:07 – Chuck: I love to take a drive up the canyon.

38:12 – Guest.

38:24 – Chuck: Yeah to focus on ourselves is important.

38:36 – Guest: Your body will make it a point to say: pay attention to me! Your body goes into flight or fight mode and your systems shut-off, which of course is not good. You don’t want your body to stay in that state.

New parents get sick frequently with newborns, because they aren’t getting enough sleep.

41:08 – Guest: Get some R&R!

41:20 – Chuck: This is great, but I have another call! Let’s do some Picks!

41:35 – Advertisement – Fresh Books! 30-Day Trial!

END – Cache Fly

Links:

React Angular Vue.js JavaScript Ember Elm jQuery Node DevX WebReference Nicholas C. Zakas’ Books ESLint NPM – ESLint Signs and Symptoms of Untreated Lyme Disease Lyme Disease Nicholas’ Twitter JSJ 336 Episode with Zakas JSJ 075 Episode with Zakas

Sponsors:

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Picks:

Charles Max Wood

Wall Calendars – 6 ft. x3 ft.

Nicholas Zakas

Book: The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined by Steven Pinker Adult Coloring Books

JSJ 342: Aurelia in Action with Sean Hunter

Dec 4, 2018 1:00:10

Description:

Panel:

AJ O’Neal Joe Eames Jesse Sanders

Special Guest: Sean Hunter

In this episode, the panel talks with Sean Hunter who is a software developer, speaker, rock climber, and author of “Aurelia in Action” published by Manning Publications! Today, the panelists and Sean talk about Aurelia and other frameworks. Check it out!

Show Topics:

0:00 – Advertisement: KENDO UI

0:38 – Joe: Hello! Our panelists are AJ, Jesse, myself, and our special guest is Sean Hunter (from Australia)! What have you been doing with your life and what is your favorite movie?

1:45 – Guest talks about Vegemite!

2:20 – Guest: I was in the UK and started using Aurelia, which I will talk about today. I have done some talks throughout UK about Aurelia. Also, the past year moved back to Australia had a baby son and it’s been a busy year. Writing a book and being a new parent has been hard.

3:22 – Panel: Tell us the history of Aurelia, please?

3:31 – Panel: Is it like jQuery, React, Vue or what?

3:44 – Guest: Elevator pitch – Aurelia is a single-page app framework! It’s most similar to Vue out of those frameworks; also, similarities to Ember.js.

4:30 – Guest goes into detail about Aurelia.

6:15 – Panel: It sounds like convention over configuration.

6:42 – Guest: Yes that is correct.

7:21 – Panel: Sounds like there is a build-step to it.

7:39 – Guest: There is a build-step you are correct. You will use Webpack in the background.

9:57 – The guest talks about data binding among other things.

10:30 – Guest: You will have your app component and other levels, too.

10:37 – Panel: I am new to Aurelia and so I’m fresh to this. Why Aurelia over the other frameworks? Is there a CLI to help?

11:29 – Guest: Let me start with WHY Aurelia and not the other frameworks. The style that you are using when building the applications is important for your needs. In terms of bundling there is a CUI and that is a way that I prefer to start my projects. Do you want to use CSS or Webpack or...? It’s almost a wizard process! You guys have any questions about the CLI?

14:43 – Panel: Thanks! I was wondering what is actually occurring there?

15:25 – Guest: Good question. Basically it’s that Aurelia has some built-in conventions. Looking at the convention tells Aurelia to pick the Vue model by name. If I need to tell the framework more information then...

17:46 – Panel: I think that for people who are familiar with one or more framework then where on that spectrum would Aurelia fall?

18:20 – Guest: It’s not that opinionated as Ember.js.

19:09 – Panel: Talking about being opinionated – what are some good examples of the choices that you have and how that leads you down a certain path? Any more examples that you can give us? 

19:38 – Guest: The main conventions are what I’ve talked about already. I can’t think of more conventions off the top of my head. There are more examples in my book.

20:02 – Panel: Your book?

20:10 – Guest: Yep.

20:13 – Panel.

20:20 – Guest. 

21:58 – Panel: Why would I NOT pick Aurelia?

22:19 – Guest: If you are from a React world and you like having things contained in a single-file then Aurelia would fight you. If you want a big company backing then Aurelia isn’t for you.

The guest goes into more reasons why or why not one would or wouldn’t want to use Aurelia.

24:24 – Panel: I think the best sell point is the downplay!

24:34 – Guest: Good point. What does the roadmap look like for Aurelia’s team?

25:00 – Guest: Typically, what happens in the Aurelia framework is that data binding (or router) gets pushed by the core team. They are the ones that produce the roadmap and look forward to the framework. The core team is working on the NEXT version of the framework, which is lighter, easier to use, and additional features. It’s proposed to be out for release next year.

26:36 – Advertisement – Sentry.io

27:34 – Panel: I am going to take down the CLI down and see what it does. I am looking at it and seeing how to teach someone to use it. I am using AU, new command, and it says no Aurelia found. I am stuck.

28:06 – Guest: What you would do is specify the project name that you are trying to create and that should create it for you. 

28:40 – Panel.

28:45 – Panel.

28:50 – Panel: Stand up on your desk and say: does anyone know anything about computers?!

29:05 – Panelists go back-and-forth.

29:13 – Panel: What frameworks have you used in the past?

29:17 – Guest: I was using single-paged apps back in 2010.

31:10 – Panel: Tell us about the performance of Aurelia?

31:17 – Guest: I was looking at the benchmarks all the time. Last time I looked the performance was comparable. Performances can me measured in a number of different of ways.

The guest talks about a dashboard screen that 20 charts or something like that. He didn’t notice any delays getting to the client.

33:29 – Panel: I heard you say the word “observables.”

33:39 – Guest answers the question.

35:30 – Guest: I am not a Redux expert, so I really can’t say. It has similar actions like Redux but the differences I really can’t say.

36:11 – Panel: We really want experts in everything! (Laughs.)

36:25 – Panelist talks about a colleagues’ talk at a conference. He says that he things are doing too much with SPAs. They have their place but we are trying to bundle 8-9 different applications but instead look at them as...

What are your thoughts of having multiple SPAs?

37:17 – Guest.

39:08 – Guest: I wonder what your opinions are? What about the splitting approach?

39:22 – Panel: I haven’t looked at it, yet. I am curious, though. I have been developing in GO lately.

40:20 – Guest: I think people can go too far and making it too complex. You don’t want to make the code that complex.

40:45 – Panel: Yeah when the code is “clean” but difficult to discover that’s not good.

41:15 – Guest: I agree when you start repeating yourself then it makes it more difficult.

41:35 – Panel: Chris and I are anti-framework. We prefer to start from a fresh palette and see if a framework can fit into that fresh palette. When you start with a certain framework you are starting with certain configurations set-in-place. 

42:48 – Joe: I like my frameworks and I think you are crazy!

43:05 – Panel.

43:11 – Joe: I have a love affair with all frameworks.

43:19 – Panel: I think I am somewhere in the middle.

43:49 – Panel: I don’t think frameworks are all bad but I want to say that it’s smart to not make it too complex upfront. Learn and grow.

44:28 – Guest: I think a good example of that is jQuery, right?

45:10 – Panelist talks about C++, jQuery, among other things.

45:34 – Guest: Frameworks kind of push the limits.

46:08 – Panelist talks about JavaScript, frameworks, and others.

47:04 – Panel: It seems simple to setup routes – anything to help with the lazy way to setup?

47:35 – Guest answers question.

48:37 – Panel: How do we manage complexity and how does messaging work between components?

48:54 – Guest: The simple scenario is that you can follow a simple pattern, which is (came out of Ember community) and that is...Data Down & Actions Up!

50:45 – Guest mentions that Aurelia website!

51:00 – Panel: That sounds great! Sounds like the pattern can be plugged in easily into Aurelia.

51:17 – Picks!

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END – Advertisement: CacheFly!

Links:

JavaScript React Redux Webpack Elixir Ember.js Vue GO jQuery Node.js Puppeteer Cypress Utah JS 2018 – Justin McMurdie’s Talk Aurelia Sean Hunter’s Book! Sean Hunter’s Twitter Sean Hunter’s Website Sean Hunter’s GitHub

Sponsors:

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Picks:

Joe

React Conf. Endless Quest

AJ

Extreme Ownership GO Language Harry’s and Flamingo

Jesse Sanders

The Miracle Morning React Hooks Apple Products

Sean

Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work Discount Code for Aurelia in Action Apple Watch

MJS 087: Rob Eisenberg

Nov 28, 2018 45:43

Description:

Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Rob Eisenberg

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Rob Eisenberg who is a principal software engineer at InVision, and is the creator of Caliburn.Micro, Durandal, and Aurelia. Today, they talk about Rob’s past and current projects among other things.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

1:40 – Chuck: Our special guest is Rob Eisenberg. We’ve had you on Adventures on Angular (09 and 80), JavaScript Jabber, and others like Episode 203.

2:36 – Rob: That was over the period of 4 years all of those podcasts. I am getting older.

2:50 – Chuck: Anything that you’ve done that you want to talk about?

3:04 – Rob: I am known for opensource work over the years. Maybe we can talk about my progression through that over the years.

3:25 – Chuck: How did you get into this field?

3:29 – Rob: When I was 8 years old my dad wanted to buy a computer. We went to Sears and we bought our first computer. You’d buy the disk drive and the keyboard looking unit. You could by a monitor, we didn’t, but we used a black and white TV for our monitor. Later we bought the colored monitor and printer. That’s where my fascination started. We set up the computer in my bedroom. We played games. I got intrigued that you could write code to make different games.

It was just magical for me. As being an adult engineer I am trying to go back to that moment to recapture that magical moment for me. It was a great creative outlet. That’s how I first started. I started learning about Q basic and other flavors of Basic. Then I heard about C! I remember you could do anything with C. I went to the library and there wasn’t the Internet, yet. There were 3 books about C and read it and re-read it. I didn’t have any connections nor a compiler. When I first learned C I didn’t have a compiler. I learned how to learn the codes on notebook paper, but as a kid this is what I first started doing. I actually saved some of this stuff and I have it lying around somewhere. I was big into adventure games. That’s when I moved on C++ and printed out my source code! It’s so crazy to talk about it but at the time that’s what I did as a kid. In JHS there was one other kid that geeked-out about it with me. It was a ton of fun.

Then it was an intense hobby of mine. Then at the end of HS I had 2 loves: computers and percussion. I was composing for music, too. I had to decide between music or coding. I decided to go with music. It was the best decision I ever made because I studied music composition. When you are composing for dozens of instruments to play one unified thing. Every pitch, every rhythm, and it all works together. Why this note and why that rhythm? There is an artistic side to this and academia, too. The end result is that music is enjoyed by humans; same for software.

I did 2 degrees in music and then started my Master’s in Music. I then realized I love computers, too, how can I put these two together? I read some things on audio programming, and it stepped me back into programming. At this time, I was working in music education and trying to compose music for gamming. Someone said look at this program called C#! I don’t know cause...how can you get any better than C++?!

In 2003 – I saw a book: teach yourself C# in 24 hours. I read it and I was enthralled with how neat this was! I was building some Windows applications through C#. I thought it was crazy that there was so much change from when I was in college.

17:00 – Chuck: You start making this transition to web? What roped you in?

17:25 – Rob: I realized the power of this, not completely roped in just, yet. Microsoft was working (around this time) with...

19:45 – (Continued from Rob): When Silver Light died that’s when I looked at the web. I said forget this native platform. I came back to JavaScript for the 2nd time – and said I am going to learn this language with the same intensity as I learned C++ and C#. I started working with Durandal.

21:45 – Charles: Yeah, I remember when you worked with the router and stuff like that. You were on the core team.

21:53 – Rob: The work I did on that was inspired by screen activation patterns.

23:41 – Rob (continued): I work with InVision now.

24:14 – Charles: I remember you were on the Angular team and then you transitioned – what was that like?

24:33 – Rob comments.

25:28 – Rob (continued): I have been doing opensource for about 13 years. I almost burned myself a few times and almost went bankrupt a few times. The question is how to be involved, but run the race without getting burned-out. It’s a marathon not a sprint.

These libraries are huge assets. Thank God I didn’t go bankrupt but became very close.

The more popular something if there are more varieties and people not everyone is so pleasant. It’s okay to disagree. Now what are the different opinions and what works well for your team and project? It’s important to stay to your core and vision. Why would you pick THIS over THAT?

It’s a fun and exciting time if you are

28:41 – Charles: What are you

28:47 – Rob: InVision and InVision studio. It’s a tool for designing screens. I work on that during the day and during the night I work on Aurelia.

30:43 – Chuck: I am pretty sure that we have had people from InVision on a show before.

31:03 – Rob comments.

Rob: How we all work together.

31:20 – What is coming in with Aurelia next?

31:24 – Rob: We are trying to work with as much backwards compatibility as we can. So you don’t see a lot of the framework code in your app code. It’s less intrusive. We are trying next, can we keep the same language, the same levels, and such but change the implementation under the hood. You don’t learn anything new. You don’t have new things to learn. But how it’s implemented it’s smaller, faster, and more efficient. We have made the framework more pluggable to the compiler-level. It’s fully supported and super accessible.

Frameworks will come and go – this is my belief is that you invest in the standards of the web. We are taking that up a notch. Unobtrusiveness is the next thing we want to do. 

We’ve always had great performance and now taking it to the next level. We are doing a lot around documentation. To help people understand what the architectural decisions are and why? We are taking it to the next level from our core. It’s coming along swimmingly so I am really excited. We’ve already got 90% test coverage and over 40,000 tests.

37:33 – Chuck: Let’s get you on JavaScript Jabber!

38:19 – Chuck: Where can people find you?

38:22 – Twitter, and everywhere else. Blog!

39:17 – Chuck: Picks?

39:23 – Rob dives in!

Links:

jQuery Angular JavaScript Vue C++ C# InVision Aurelia Aurelia Blog by Rob Rob Eisenberg’s Twitter Rob’s Website Rob’s LinkedIn Rob’s GitHub Rob’s Episode 9 Rob’s Episode 80 Rob’s Episode 203

Sponsors:

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Picks:

Rob

Database: Orbit DB Robit Riddle The Wingfeather Saga

Charles

Used to play: Dungeons and Dragons Little Wizards Park City, UT VRBO

JSJ 341: Testing in JavaScript with Gil Tayar

Nov 27, 2018 1:02:49

Description:

Panel:

Aimee Knight AJ O’Neal Charles Max Wood

Special Guest: Gil Tayar

In this episode, the panel talks with Gil Tayar who is currently residing in Tel Aviv and is a software engineer. He is currently the Senior Architect at Applitools in Israel. The panel and the guest talk about the different types of tests and when/how one is to use a certain test in a particular situation. They also mention Node, React, Selenium, Puppeteer, and much more!

Show Topics:

0:00 – Advertisement: KENDO UI

0:35 – Chuck: Our panel is AJ, Aimee, myself – and our special guest is Gil Tayar. Tell us why you are famous!

1:13 – Gil talks about where he resides and his background. 

2:27 – Chuck: What is the landscape like now with testing and testing tools now?

2:39 – Guest: There is a huge renaissance with the JavaScript community. Testing has moved forward in the frontend and backend. Today we have lots of testing tools.  We can do frontend testing that wasn’t possible 5 years ago. The major change was React.

The guest talks about Node, React, tools, and more!

4:17 – Aimee: I advocate for tests and testing. There is a grey area though...how do you treat that? If you have to get something into production, but it’s not THE thing to get into production, does that fall into product or...what?

5:02 – Guest: We decided to test everything in the beginning. We actually cam through and did that and since then I don’t think I can use the right code without testing. There are a lot of different situations, though, to consider.

The guest gives hypothetical situations that people could face.

6:27 – Aimee.

6:32 – Guest: The horror to changing code without tests, I don’t know, I haven’t done that for a while. You write with fear in your heart. Your design is driven by fear, and not what you think is right. In the beginning don’t write those tests, but...

7:22 – Aimee: I totally agree and I could go on and on and on.

7:42 – Panel: I want to do tests when I know they will create value. I don’t want to do it b/c it’s a mundane thing. Secondly, I find that some times I am in a situation where I cannot write the test b/c I would have to know the business logic is correct. I am in this discovery mode of what is the business logic? I am not just building your app.

I guess I just need advice in this area, I guess.

8:55 – Guest gives advice to panelist’s question. He mentions how there are two schools of thought.

10:20 – Guest: Don’t mock too much.

10:54 – Panel: Are unit tests the easiest? I just reach for unit testing b/c it helps me code faster. But 90% of my code is NOT that.

11:18 – Guest: Exactly! Most of our test is glue – gluing together a bunch of different stuff! Those are best tested as a medium-sized integration suite.

12:39 – Panel: That seems like a lot of work, though! I loathe the database stuff b/c they don’t map cleanly. I hate this database stuff.

13:06 – Guest: I agree, but don’t knock the database, but knock the level above the database.

13:49 – Guest: Yes, it takes time! Building the script and the testing tools, but when you have it then adding to it is zero time. Once you are in the air it’s smooth sailing.

14:17 – Panel: I guess I can see that. I like to do the dumb-way the first time. I am not clear on the transition.

14:47 – Guest: Write the code, and then write the tests.

The guest gives a hypothetical situation on how/when to test in a certain situation.

16:25 – Panel: Can you talk about that more, please?

16:50 – Guest: Don’t have the same unit – do browser and business logic stuff separated. The real business logic stuff needs to be above that level. First principle is separation of concerns.

18:04 – Panel talks about dependency interjection and asks a question.

18:27 – Guest: What I am talking about very, very light inter-dependency interjection.

19:19 – Panel: You have a main function and you are doing requires in the main function. You are passing the pieces of that into the components that need it.

19:44 – Guest: I only do it when it’s necessary; it’s not a religion for me. I do it only for those layers that I know will need to be mocked; like database layers, etc.

20:09 – Panel.

20:19 – Guest: It’s taken me 80 years to figure out, but I have made plenty of mistakes a long the way. A test should run for 2-5 minutes max for package.

20:53 – Panel: What if you have a really messy legacy system? How do you recommend going into that? Do you write tests for things that you think needs to get tested?

21:39 – Guest answers the question and mentions Selenium!

24:27 – Panel: I like that approach.

24:35 – Chuck: When you say integration test what do you mean?

24:44 – Guest: Integration tests aren’t usually talked about. For most people it’s tests that test the database level against the database. For me, the integration tests are taking a set of classes as they are in the application and testing them together w/o the...so they can run in millisecond time.

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27:52 – Chuck: How much do the tools matter?

28:01 – Guest: The revolutions matter. Whether you use Jasmine or Mocha or whatever I don’t think it matters. The tests matter not the tools.

28:39 – Aimee: Yes and no. I think some tools are outdated.

28:50 – Guest: I got a lot of flack about my blog where I talk about Cypress versus Selenium. I will never use Jasmine. In the end it’s the

29:29 – Aimee: I am curious would you be willing to expand on what the Selenium folks were saying about Puppeteer and others may not provide?

29:54 – Guest: Cypress was built for frontend developers. They don’t care about cross browser, and they tested in Chrome. Most browsers are typically the same. Selenium was built with the QA mindset – end to end tests that we need to do cross browser.

The guest continues with this topic.

30:54 – Aimee mentions Cypress.

31:08 – Guest: My guessing is that their priority is not there. I kind of agree with them.

31:21 – Aimee: I think they are focusing on mobile more.

31:24 – Guest: I think cross browser testing is less of an issue now. There is one area that is important it’s the visual area! It’s important to test visually across these different browsers.

32:32 – Guest: Selenium is a Swiss knife – it can do everything.

33:32 – Chuck: I am thinking about different topics to talk about. I haven’t used Puppeteer. What’s that about?

33:49 – Guest: Puppeteer is much more like Selenium. The reason why it’s great is b/c Puppeteer will always be Google Chrome.

35:42 – Chuck: When should you be running your tests? I like to use some unit tests when I am doing my development but how do you break that down?

36:06 – Guest.

38:30 – Chuck: You run tests against production?

38:45 – Guest: Don’t run tests against production...let me clarify!

39:14 – Chuck.

39:21 – Guest: When I am talking about integration testing in the backend...

40:37 – Chuck asks a question.

40:47 – Guest: I am constantly running between frontend and backend.

I didn’t know how to run tests for frontend. I had to invent a new thing and I “invented” the package JS DONG. It’s an implementation of Dong in Node. I found out that I wasn’t the only one and that there were others out there, too.

43:14 – Chuck: Nice! You talked in the prep docs that you urged a new frontend developer to not run the app in the browser for 2 months?

43:25 – Guest: Yeah, I found out that she was running the application...she said she knew how to write tests. I wanted her to see it my way and it probably was a radical train-of-thought, and that was this...

44:40 – Guest: Frontend is so visual.

45:12 – Chuck: What are you working on now?

45:16 – Guest: I am working with Applitools and I was impressed with what they were doing.

The guest goes into further detail.

46:08 – Guest: Those screenshots are never the same.

48:36 – Panel: It’s...comparing the output to the static site to the...

48:50 – Guest: Yes, that static site – if you have 30 pages in your app – most of those are the same. We have this trick where we don’t upload it again and again. Uploading the whole static site is usually very quick. The second thing is we don’t wait for the results. We don’t wait for the whole rendering and we continue with the tests.

50:28 – Guest: I am working mostly (right now) in backend.

50:40 – Chuck: Anything else? Picks!

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END – Advertisement: CacheFly!

Links:

JavaScript React Elixir Node.js Puppeteer Cypress SeleniumHQ Article – Ideas.Ted.Com Book: Never Split the Difference Applitools Guest’s Blog Article about Cypress vs. Selenium Gil’s Twitter Gil’s Medium Gil’s LinkedIn

Sponsors:

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Picks:

Aimee

How Showing Vulnerability Helps Build a Stronger Team

AJ

Never Split the Difference Project - TeleBit

Charles

Monster Hunter International Metabase

Gil

Cat Zero The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind

MJS 086: James Adams

Nov 21, 2018 32:07

Description:

Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: James Adams

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with James Adams who is a web and a full stack developer who currently resides in Melbourne, Australia. Chuck and James talk about James’ background, current projects, JavaScript, Ruby, Meetups, and much more! Check out today’s episode to hear all of the details.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

0:00 – Advertisement: Get A Coder Job!

0:55 – Chuck: Welcome to My Java Script story! You are the 4th person I have talk to today. I have only talked to one person in the U.S. Other people were from Denmark, Tennessee (USA), and Bulgaria.

1:39 – Guest: I am in Australia!

1:48 – Chuck: I try to open it up for different times and different locations. I started making my own program. I want one tool to manage my podcast company.

2:20 – Guest.

2:26 – Chuck: Introduce yourself, please!

2:33 – Guest: I have been working in JavaScript for 2 years now, and I just FOUND it. I could have been put anywhere but working with a large company. I discovered React.js. I went to study Math and Chemistry originally.

3:24 – Chuck: What was it – why did you change from mathematics to programming?

3:38 – Guest: I like solving problems and that has been true my whole life.

4:25 – Chuck: I identify with that – you’re right – for me, it’s more tangible and it’s neat to see something being built.

White line on a black floor is mentioned.

5:30 – Guest: I had a great education, but seems like the education in the U.S. is more fun. We didn’t get to program and stuff like that.

5:51 – Chuck: My experience was that I got to do really interesting things in High School.

6:20 – Guest: I think you reap benefits by diving into one topic.

6:36 – Chuck: We were building little circuits that were turning on/off LED. We then went to building robots and then computer chips. How did you get into JavaScript?

7:01 – Guest: We didn’t touch JavaScript until my 3rd year. I went to a school in Jerusalem for a while.

9:05 – Chuck: How did you get your first programming job?

9:10 – Guest: I wasn’t really applying – I thought I would travel for a year or so. It was weird I didn’t think I had to apply to jobs right away. I applied to a few jobs, and my friend started sharing my resume around and I ended up doing some contract work for that company. I used RUBY for that team.

10:18 – Chuck: First few jobs I got were through the “spray-and-pray” method. The best jobs I got are because I KNEW somebody.

10:30 – Guest and Chuck go back-and-forth.

11:31 – Guest mentions networking.

11:41 – Chuck: What have you done with JavaScript that you are especially proud of?

11:45 – Guest.

13:43 – Chuck: I didn’t know that honestly. I never really thought of integrating React Native into a native app.

14:00 – Guest: Yeah, it’s really cool. I didn’t think about it before either!

14:24 – Chuck: What are you working on now?

14:28 – Guest: Actually, I am working on some integration with different parties. Now we are routing everything back to the backend.

15:46 – Chuck: I think I have heard of Pro...

15:52 – Guest: Yeah, they are located in the U.S.

16:01 – Chuck: Every community/country is different, but what is it like to be a programmer in Melbourne, Australia?

16:16 – Guest: It’s cool and I think it has a way to go. We have a React Meetup.

16:55 – Chuck: Sounds like you have a healthy community down there. So in Denmark if you get away from the bigger cities then you have a harder time finding a community in the rural areas.

17:30 – Guest: Do you spend more time online?

17:50 – Chuck: Yeah, I don’t know. I live in Utah. It is hard because there is a community North in Logan, UT.

18:13 – Guest: You have 5-6 main cities in Australia. We don’t have medium-sized cities. In the U.S. you have a mixture out there.

18:42 – Chuck talks about the population throughout Utah.

19:03 – Guest asks a question to Chuck.

19:09 – Chuck: Yes, Facebook is putting in Data Center about 20 minutes away from my house. They have built satellite offices here. The startup scene is picking up, too.

19:49 – Chuck: We are fairly large land wise. We can spread-out more.

20:07 – Guest talks about the population density in Australia vs. U.S.

20:20 – Chuck: It’s interesting to see what the differences are.

If you are in a community that HAS a tech community you are set.

20:39 – Guest: I find it really interesting.

21:25 – Guest: Humans are a funny species – you can put out your hand, shake it, and you start talking.

21:45 – Chuck talks about the tech hubs in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in U.S.

22:17 – Guest: Yeah, if you aren’t interested than you aren’t interested.

22:28 – Chuck.

22:37 – Guest.

22:53 – Chuck: Join the mailing list, get involved and there are online groups, too.

23:11 – Guest: I really didn’t get into functional programming at first. I got to talk about this at a React Meetup.

24:25 – Chuck: The logic is the same.

24:32 – Guest: You put these functions together and there you go!

24:40 – Chuck: Go ahead.

24:48 – The guest is talking about React’s integrations.

24:56 – Chuck: Anything that is shared and put in some functional component, hook it up, and that’s it. Picks!

25:09 – Advertisement – Fresh Books! 30-Day Trial!

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29:55 – Guest: Shout-out to my mentors. I am really blessed to have these mentors in my life and I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for them. Lucas is one of them who work with Prettier.

Links:

React Angular Vue.js JavaScript Ember Elm jQuery Node Tweet Mash Up Guest’s Twitter React Melbourne ReactJS Melbourne JavaScript Meetups in Melbourne

Sponsors:

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Picks:

Chuck

Presser switch for my Furnace – Goggle Search

James

Tweet Mash Up

JSJ 340: JavaScript Docker with Julian Fahrer

Nov 20, 2018 58:15

Description:

Panel:

Aimee Knight AJ O’Neal Joe Eames Charles Max Wood Chris Ferdinandi

Special Guest: Julian Fahrer

In this episode, the panel talks with Julian Fahrer who is an online educator and software engineer in San Francisco, California (USA). The panel and the guest talk about containers, tooling, Docker, Kubernetes, and more. Check out today’s episode!

Show Topics:

0:00 – Advertisement: KENDO UI

1:00 – Chuck: We have today Julian. Julian, please tell us why you are famous?

1:10 – Julian (Guest): I am a software engineer in San Francisco.

1:35 – Chuck: We had you on Elixir Mix before – so here you are! Give us a brief introduction – tell us about the

1:56 – Julian: About 11 hours. You can get it done in about 1 week. It’s a lot to learn. It’s a new paradigm, and I think that’s why people like it.

2:22 – Aimee: How did you dive into Docker? I feel that is like backend space?

2:35 – Julian: I am a full stack engineer and I have been in backend, too.

3:10 – Aimee: I know that someone has been in-charge of our Dev Ops process until the first job I’ve had. When there is a problem in the deployment, I want to unblock myself and not wait for someone else. I think it’s a valuable topic. Why Docker over the other options?

3:58 – Julian: Let’s talk about what Docker is first?

4:12 – Chuck.

4:23 – Julian: Containers are a technology for us to run applications in isolation from each other.

Julian talks in-detail about what contains are, what they do, he gives examples, and more. Check it out here!

5:27 – Chuck: Makes sense to me. I think it’s interesting that you are talking about the dependencies. Because of the way the Docker works it’s consistent across all of your applications.

5:59 – Julian. Yes, exactly.

Julian talks about containers some more!

6:56 – Chuck asks a question about the container, Docker, and others.

7:03 – Guest: You don’t have to worry about your company’s running operating system, and what you want to use – basically everything runs in the container...

7:30 – Chuck: This short-circuits a lot of it.

7:46 – Guest.

8:00 – Chuck: People will use Docker if your employer mandates it. Is there a learning curve and how do you adapt it within the person’s company?

8:25 – Guest.

8:52 – Aimee: We are using it, too.

8:57 – Guest: Awesome!

9:03 – Aimee: The only downfall is that if you have people who are NOT familiar with it – then it’s a black box for us. We can’t troubleshoot it ourselves. I want to be able to unblock from our end w/o having to go to someone else. That’s my only issue I’ve been having.

10:03 – Guest: I want to see that tooling to be honest.

10:12 – Aimee: Can you talk about how Civil and Docker work together?

10:19 – Guest: Yes!

Julian answers the question.

10:56 – Chuck: How much work it is to get a Docker file to get up and running? How much work would it take?

11:18 – Guest: For the development side in about an hour or two – this is if you understand it already. Putting it into production that’s a different story b/c there is a million different ways to do it. It’s hard to put a time on that.

12:24 – Chuck: Let’s assume they have the basic knowledge (they get how server setup takes place) is this something you could figure out in a day or so?

12:47 – Guest: If you have touched Docker then you can do it in a day; if never then not really.

13:02 – Guest: There might be some stones you will fall over.

13:39 – Panel: The part of the learning curve would be...

13:52 – Guest: The idea behind the container is that the container should be disposable. You could throw it away and then start a new one and it’s fresh and clean.

Guest continues with his answer.

15:20 – Chuck: I have seen people do this with their database engine. If you need to upgrade your database then they grab their container...

15:55 – Guest: You don’t have to worry about setting it up - its provided in the container and...

16:09 – Chuck asks a question.

16:17 – Guest: For production, I would go with a hosted database like RJS, Azure, or other options.

Guest continues.

17:13 – Chuck.

17:20 – Guest: If it dies then you need to...

17:30 – Chuck: We talked about an idea of these containers being something you can hand around in your development team.

Chuck asks a question.

17:50 – Guest answers the question. He talks about tooling, containers, web frontend, and more.

18:48 – Guest asks Aimee a question: Are you using Compost?

18:50 – Aimee: I don’t know b/c that is a black box for us. I don’t know much about our Docker setup.

19:00 – Guest to Aimee: Can I ask you some questions?

19:14 – Guest is giving Aimee some hypothetical situations and asks what their process is like.

19:32 – Aimee answers the question.

20:11 – Guest: You have customizing tooling to be able to do x, y, and z.

20:25 – Aimee: They have hit a wall, but it’s frustrating. Our frontend and our backend are different. We are getting 500’s and it’s a black box for us. It’s the way that ops have it setup. I hate having to go to them for them to unblock us.

21:07 – Chuck: I have been hearing about Kubernetes. When will you start to see that it pays off to use it?

21:20 – Guest answers the question.

22:17 – If I have a simple app on a few different machines and front end and job servers I may not need Kubernetes. But if I have a lot of things that it depends on then I will need it?

22:35 – Guest: Yes.

22:40 – Chuck: What are the steps to using it?

22:45 – Guest: Step #1 you install it.

The guest goes through the different steps to use Docker.

25:23 – Aimee: It makes sense that your UI and your database don’t live in the same container, but what about your API and your database should that be separate?

25:40 – Guest: Yes they should be separate.

26:09 – Chuck: What has your experience been with Docker – AJ or Chris?

26:17 – Panel: I have used a little bit at work and so far it’s been a black box for me. I like the IDEA of it, but I probably need to take Julian’s course to learn more about it! (Aimee agrees!)

One thing I would love (from your perspective, Julian) – if I wanted to get started with this (and say I have not worked with containers before) where would I start?

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29:20 – Guest: Good question. You don’t have to be an expert (to use Docker), but you have to be comfortable with the command line, though.

30:17 – Panel: Is there a dummy practice within your course?

30:27 – Julian: We run our own web server and...

30:44 – Panel: I need to check out your course!

31:04 – Guest: It is some time investment, but it’s saved me so much time already so it makes it really worth it.

31:38 – Panel: You are a version behind on Ruby.

31:46 – Guest: ...I just want to make code and not worry about that.

32:04 – Chuck: Updating your server – you would update Ruby and reinstall your gems and hope that they were all up-to-date. Now you don’t have to do it that way anymore.

32:37 – Guest: You know it will behave the same way.

32:48 – Guest: I have some experience with Docker. I understand its value. I guess I will share my frustrations. Not in Docker itself, but the fact that there is a need for Docker...

35:06 – Chuck.

35:12 – Panel: We need someone to come up with...

35:40 – Panel: It’s not standard JavaScript.

35:51 – Chuck: One question: How do you setup multiple stages of Docker?

36:12 – Guest: The recommended way is to have the same Docker file used in the development sate and through to production. So that way it’s the same image.

37:00 – Panel: ...you must do your entire configuration via the environmental variables.

37:29 – Chuck asks a question.

37:36 – Panel: If you are using Heroku or Circle CI...there is a page...

38:11 – Guest and Chuck go back-and-forth.

39:17 – Chuck: Gottcha.

39:18 – Guest.

39:52 – Chuck: I have seen systems that have hyberized things like using Chef Solo and...

You do your basic setup then use Chef Solo – that doesn’t’ make sense to me. Have you seen people use this setup before?

40:20 – Guest: I guess I wouldn’t do it.

40:30 – Chuck.

40:36 – Guest: Only reason I would do that is that it works across many different platforms. If it makes your setup easier then go for it.

41:14 – Chuck: Docker Hub – I want to mention that. How robust is that? Can you put private images up there?

41:38 – Guest: You can go TOTALLY nuts with it. You could have private and public images. Also, your own version. Under the hood it’s called container registry. Yeah, you can change images, too.

42:22 – Chuck: Should I use container registry or a CI system to build the Docker system and use it somewhere else?

42:35 – Guest.

43:24 – Chuck: Where can people find your Docker course?

43:30 – Guest: LEARN DOCKER ONLINE! We are restructuring the prices. Make sure to check it out.

44:05 – Chuck: Picks! Where can people find you online?

44:14 – Guest: Twitter! eBook – Rails and Docker! Code Tails IO!

Links:

JavaScript jQuery React Elixir Elm Vue ESLint Node.js Circle CI Twitter – Circle CI Heroku Surge.sh Kubernetes.io Berg Design Rian Rietveld PickleJS Soft Cover.io Ebook – boilerplate EMx 010 Episode with Julian Fahrer Learn Docker Indie Hacker – Julian Fahrer LinkedIn – Julian Fahrer GitHub – Julian Fahrer Twitter – Julian Fahrer

Sponsors:

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Picks:

AJ

Zermatt Resort Heber Area

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Surge.sh

Chris

BergDesign React, WP, and a11y gomakethings.com

Joe

Docker Videos by Dan Wahlin Rock Climbing/Indoor Rock Climbing

Charles

Extreme Ownership - Book Playing DND

Julian

PickleJS Postive Intelligence

MJS 085: Chris McKnight

Nov 14, 2018 35:57

Description:

Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Chris McKnight

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Chris McKnight who is a software developer who knows Angular, Ruby, Node.js, and iOS. He went to college at Louisiana State University and graduated with a computer science degree from LSU. They talk about Chris’ background, past/current projects, among other things. Check out today’s episode to hear the panel talk about JavaScript, Angular, C and C++, Node, React, and much more!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

0:00 – Advertisement: Get A Coder Job!

1:12 – Chuck: Hello! Introduce yourself, please!

1:15 – Guest: I am a software engineer outside of Nashville, Tennessee. I work for a medium consultancy company. I know JavaScript, Angular, NativeScript, and JS, too.

1:41 – Chuck: Cool! Tell us your story and how you got into programming?

2:00 – Guest: I was a really big nerd in high school and grew up in Louisiana, USA. There was one other person in the school that knew what I was talking about. I was learning C++ and Visual Studio in 2003. That was really back in the day and Microsoft Foundation class was a thing. I moved onto PHP and started working for a company in Baton Rouge after graduating college. I have a computer science degree with a secondary discipline in mathematics. I graduated from LSU and got a job offer before I graduated. Doing some part-time work for them b/c they were swamped. I was writing PHP and they said that they used jQuery a lot.

4:47 – Chuck: You got started and you said you used C and C++, why those languages?

5:05 – Guest: I did a little bit of Java, but it was the “new kid on the block.” I wanted to get into a program that was user-friendlier.

6:21 – Chuck: I took C and C++ classes in college. Eventually I did Ruby on Rails. I totally understand why you went that way.

6:44 – Guest: I picked-up Rails, because a company (that I worked for at the time) used it. I usually reached for jQuery among other options.

7:31 – Chuck: When did you start taking JavaScript seriously?

7:40 – Guest: 2012-2013. Frustrations of not using JavaScript as good as I could. For jQuery you have to call when you have an issue. Then you run into all of these bugs, and...

9:18 – Chuck: It sounds like it was more out of necessity.

9:30 – Guest: Yep, exactly. Those pain points have been reduced b/c I have been using Type Script and Angular and now version 6 and version 7. You try to call a number method on a string and vice versa, and app development time.

10:03 – Chuck: ...it has a process running with it.

10:13 – Guest: Catching a lot of those easy mistakes (bugs) and it’s a 5-10 minute fix. It takes a lot of that away. Sometimes you can say: I want to ignore it.

Or it doesn’t give you runtime guarantees.

Some other libraries out there have been on the forefront of fixing those problems. REST TYPE is an example of that.

11:39 – Chuck: When I talk to people about JavaScript a lot of times I get basically that they are saying: I started doing more things in Node or React – I fell in love with the language. Your reasons for starting JavaScript are because “I hated running into these problems.” Did you start loving to work in JavaScript?

12:11 – Guest: I did start loving it but it took a while. I could write a short amount of code and then at the end I get a result.

Another thing that bothers me is FILTER. What does it return? It’s actually FIND and FIND INDEX and you use the pattern of filter and run this expression and give me index zero.

14:16 – Chuck: What work have you done that you are proud of?

14:20 – Guest: I started a new job last month; beforehand I worked at a mortgage company. I was proud of the Angular application and applications that I worked on. 

16:55 – Chuck: How did you get into Angular?

17:00 – Guest: Interesting story. October of 2016 – at this time I was all against Angular. However someone came to me and said we have to...

At the time I wasn’t impressed with the language. I learned about Angular at the time, though, and learned through Egghead. I learned a lot in 2 days, and I got pretty decent at it. I was writing Angular applications pretty quickly, and it made sense to me.

20:53 – Chuck: I am a fan of the CLI b/c that’s what we have in Rails. It’s really nice. What are you working on these days?

21:13 – Guest: Less on Angular b/c of the new job. I will do Angular on my free time. I work on Angular at nighttime. I build some things in React these past few weeks.

23:07 – Chuck: Any part of your experience that could help people?

23:17 – Guest: Learn what’s happening under the hood of libraries such as jQuery. Explore and find resources to help you. Keep learning and keep at it. Tools are so god now – such as Prettier and Lint – they will tell me “you don’t want to do this.” Use the tooling and learn the fundamentals. Also, use Babel! Those are my tips of advice.

25:55 – Chuck: That’s solid. Yes, the fundamentals and the poly-fills will fill in the gaps. So now it’s: what do I want to stack on top of this? Once you know the fundamentals.

26:55 – Guest: Learn what the frameworks and libraries are doing.

Don’t get overwhelmed. That’s my advice.

28:16 – Chuck: Where can people find you?

28:24 – Guest: GitHub and Twitter. I’ve been working on a website, but not ready, yet.

29:08 – Chuck: Picks!

29:15 – Advertisement – Fresh Books! 30-Day Trial!

35:45 – Cache Fly

Links:

React Angular Vue.js JavaScript Ember Elm jQuery Node Find and Find Index NativeScript Lint Babel Prettier Christopher’s GitHub Christopher’s Twitter

Sponsors:

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Picks:

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Angular Explorer VS Code Finance – Staying out of Debt – Swish App

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JSJ 339: Node.js In Motion Live Video Course from Manning with PJ Evans

Nov 13, 2018 49:32

Description:

Panel:

Aimee Knight AJ O’Neal Charles Max Wood

Special Guest: PJ Evans

In this episode, the panel talks with PJ Evans who is a course developer and an instructor through Manning’s course titled, “Node.js in Motion.” This course is great to learn the fundamentals of Node, which you can check out here! The panel and PJ talk about this course, his background, and current projects that PJ is working on. Check out today’s episode to hear more!

Show Topics:

0:00 – Advertisement: KENDO UI

0:36 – Chuck: Welcome and our panel consists of Aimee, AJ, myself, and our special guest is PJ Evans. Tell us about yourself and your video course! NODE JS in Motion is the title of the course. Can you tell us more?

1:29 – PJ: It’s a fantastic course.

2:25 – Chuck: You built this course and there is a lot to talk about.

2:36 – Aimee: Let’s talk about Node and the current state. 

2:50 – Chuck: Here’s the latest features, but let’s talk about where do you start with this course? How do you get going with Node? What do people need to know with Node?

3:20 – Aimee.

3:24 – PJ talks about Node and his course!

4:02 – PJ: The biggest headache with Node is the...

4:13 – Chuck.

4:19 – PJ: I am sure a lot of the listeners are familiar with callback hell.

4:50 – Aimee: Let’s talk about the complexities of module support in Node!

5:10 – PJ: It’s a horrible mess.

5:17 – Aimee: Maybe not the tech details but let’s talk about WHAT the problem is?

5:31 – PJ: You are talking about Proper Native ES6 right?

They are arguing about how to implement it. 

6:11 – PJ: My advice is (if you are a professional) is to stick with the LT6 program. No matter how tensing those new features are!

6:46 – Aimee: It could be outdated but they had to come back and say that there were tons of complexities and we have to figure out how to get there.

7:06 – PJ: They haven’t found an elegant way to do it.

7:15 – Panel: If it’s a standard why talk about it?

Seriously – if this is a standard why not implement THE standard?

7:38 – PJ.

8:11 – Panel.

8:17 – Aimee: I would love to talk about this, though!

8:24 – Chuck: I want to talk about the course, please.

8:30 – PJ.

8:54 – Chuck: We will keep an eye on it.

9:05 – PJ.

9:16 – PJ: How is it on the browser-side?

9:33 – Aimee: I don’t want to misspeak.

9:41 – Chuck: I don’t know how complete the forms are.

9:49 – Aimee: I don’t want to misspeak.

9:56 – PJ: I just found the page that I wanted and they are calling it the .MJS or aka the Michael Jackson Script. You can do an import from...

Some people think it’s FINE and others think that it’s a TERRIBLE idea.

10:42 – Chuck: “It sounds like it’s a real THRILLER!”

10:52 – Panel.

11:25 – Panel: When you start calling things the Michael Jackson Solution you know things aren’t well.

11:44 – Aimee: Just to clarify for users...

11:57 – Chuck: I want to point us towards the course: NODE.JS.

Chuck asks two questions.

12:34 – PJ: The concepts aren’t changing, but the information is changing incredibly fast. The fundamentals are fairly settled.

13:22 – Chuck: What are those things?

13:28 – PJ talks about how he structured the course and he talks about the specifics.

15:33 – Chuck: Most of my backend stuff is done in Ruby. Aimee and AJ do more Java then I do.

15:55 – Panel: I think there is something to understanding how different Node is. I think that Node is a very fast moving train. Node has a safe place and that it’s good for people to know about this space.

16:34 – Aimee: Not everyone learns this way, but for me I like to understand WHY I would want to use Node and not another tool. For me, this talk in the show notes really helped me a lot. That’s the core and the nature of NODE.

17:21 – PJ: Yes, absolutely. Understanding the event loop and that’s aimed more towards people from other back ends. Right from the beginning we go over that detail: Here is how it works, we give them examples, and more.

18:08 – Aimee: You can do more than just create APIs.

Aimee mentions Vanilla Node.

18:50 – PJ: To get into frameworks we do a 3-line server. We cover express, and also Sequelize ORM.

19:45 – Advertisement – Sentry.io

20:43 – Chuck: I never used Pug.

20:45 – PJ: PUG used to be called JADE.

20:56 – Aimee.

21:14 – PJ: Express does that for you and I agree with you. I advocate a non-scripted approach, I like when frameworks have a light touch.

22:05 – Aimee: That’s what I liked about it. No offense, Chuck, but for me I didn’t like NOT knowing a lot of what was not happening under the hood. I didn’t want to reinvent the wheel, but I wanted to build at a lower level.

22:40 – PJ: I had the same experience. I wanted to figure out why something wasn’t working.

23:24 – Panel: I had a friend who used Rails...he was cautious to make a switch. This past year he was blown away with how much simpler it was and how fast things were.

24:05 – Aimee: I feel like if you want to learn JavaScript then Node might be easier on the frontend.

24:21 – Chuck: No pun intended.

No, but I agree. I like about Rails is that you had well-understood patterns. But the flipside is that you have abstractions...

To a certain degree: what did I do wrong? And you didn’t follow the pattern properly.

25:57 – Panel: With Node you get a little bit of both. To me it’s a more simple approach, but the downside is that you have 100’s of 1,000’s of modules that almost identical things. When you start reaching out to NPM that...

26:29 – PJ: Yes the module system of NPM is the best/worst thing about NODE. I don’t have an answer, honestly.

There is a great article written that made me turn white. Here is the article!

28:12 – Panel: The same thing happened with the ESLint. That was the very problem that he was describing in the article.

28:50 – PJ: Yep, I put that in the chat there – go ahead and read it! It’s not a problem that’s specific to Node, there are others. It’s the way we do things now.

29:23 – Chuck: We have the NODE Security project. A lot of stuff go into NPM everyday.

29:43 – PJ: We cover those things in the course.

29:53 – Chuck: It’s the reality. Is there a place that people get stuck?

30:00 – PJ answers the question.

30:23 – Aimee.

30:55 – PJ: I am coding very similar to my PHP days.

31:20 – Aimee.

32:02 – PJ: To finish off my point, I hope people don’t loose sight.

32:18 – Aimee.

32:20 – PJ: I am working on a project that has thousands of requests for...

32:53 – Chuck: Anything you WANTED to put into the course, but didn’t have time to?

33:05 – PJ: You can get pretty technical. It’s not an advanced course, and it won’t turn you into a rock star. This is all about confidence building. It’s to understand the fundamentals.

It’s a runtime of 6 hours and 40 minutes – you aren’t just watching a video. You have a transcript, too, running off on the side. You can sit there and type it out w/o leaving – so it’s a very interactive course.

34:26 – Chuck: You get people over the hump. What do you think people need to know to be successful with Node?

34:38 – PJ answers the question.

PJ: I think it’s a lot of practice and the student to go off and be curious on their own terms.

35:13 – Chuck: You talked about callbacks – I am thinking that one is there to manage the other?

35:31 – PJ answers the question.

PJ: You do what works for you – pick your style – do it as long as people can follow you. Take the analogy of building a bridge.

36:53 – Chuck: What are you working on now?

37:00 – PJ: Educational tool called SCHOOL PLANNER launched in Ireland, so teachers can do their lesson planning for the year and being built with Express.

Google Classroom and Google Calendar.

39:01 – PJ talks about Pi and 4wd. See links below.

40:09 – Node can be used all over the place!

40:16  - Chuck: Yes, the same can be said for other languages. Yes, Node is in the same space.

40:31 – PJ: Yep!

40:33 – Chuck: If people want to find you online where can they find you?

40:45 – PJ: Twitter! Blog!

41:04 – Picks!

41:05 – Advertisement – eBook: Get a coder job!

Links:

JavaScript jQuery React Elixir Elm Vue ESLint Node.js Node Security Project Node Security Project - Medium Manning Publications: Course by PJ Evans PUG JSConf EU – talk with Philip Roberts Medium Article by David Gilbertson Hackster.io – Pi Car Pi Moroni Holding a Program in One’s Head PJ Evans’ Twitter

Sponsors:

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Picks:

Aimee

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AJ

Rust

Charles

Tweet Mash-up The Diabetes Code

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Music - Max Richter

MJS 084: Henry Zhu

Nov 7, 2018 27:35

Description:

Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Henry Zhu

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Henry Zhu who is working full-time on Babel! They discuss Henry’s background, past/current projects, Babel, and Henry’s new podcast. Check-out today’s episode to hear more!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

0:00 – Advertisement: Get A Coder Job!

1:00 – Chuck: Today we are talking with Henry Zhu! You are the maintainer of Babel – and we have had you on the show before. Anything else?

1:25 – Henry: I used to work with Adobe and now live in NY.

1:44 – Chuck: Episode 321 we talked to you and you released Babel 7. Tell us about Babel, please.

2:01 – Henry: It’s a translator for programming languages and it’s a compiler. It only translates JavaScript to JavaScript. You would do this because you don’t know what your users’ are using. It’s an accessibility thing as well.

3:08 – Chuck: Later, we will dive into this some more. Let’s back-up: how did you get into programming?

3:22 – Henry: I think I was in middle school and I partnered with a friend for science class and we made a flash animation about earthquakes. Both of my parents worked in the field, too. They never really encouraged me to do it, but here I am.

4:07 – Chuck: How did you get into Java?

4:11 – Henry: I made some games and made a Chinese card game. Then in college I went to a bunch of Hackathons. In college I didn’t major into computer science, but I took a bunch of classes for fun. I learned about Bootstrap and did a bunch of things with that.

5:12 – Chuck: How did you settle on JavaScript?

5:28 – Henry: It was my experience – you don’t have to download anything. You can just open things up in the console and it’s easy to share. I think I like the visual part of it and their UI.

6;07 – Chuck: At some point you ran across Babel – how did you get into that?

6:17 – Henry: After college I wanted to do software. I threw out my degree of industrial engineering. I tried to apply to Google and other top companies. I applied to various places and picked something that was local. I met Jonathan Neal and he got me into open source. Through that, I wanted to contribute to Angular, but it was hard for me. Then I found a small issue with a linting error. After that I made 30 commits to Angular. I added a space here and there. JSES is the next thing I got involved with. There is one file for the rule itself and one for the test and another for the docs. I contributed there and it was easy. I am from Georgia and a year in I get an email through Adobe. They asked if I wanted to work through Enhance in Adobe. I moved to NY and started working here. I found JS LINT, and found out about Babel JS LINT. And that’s how I found about Babel.

9:24 – Chuck: Was Sebastian still running the project at the time?

9:33 – Henry.

10:53 – Chuck: It seems like when I talk with people that you are the LEAD on Babel?

11:07 – Henry: I guess so, because I am spending the most time on it. I also quit the job to work on it. However, I want people to know that there are other people out there to give you help, too.

11:45 – Chuck: Sebastian didn’t say: this is the guy that is the lead now. But how did that crystalize?

12:12 – Henry: I think it happened by accident. I stumbled across it. By people stepping down they stepped down a while ago and others were helping and making changes. It was weird because Sebastian was going to come back.

It’s hard when you know that the person before had gotten burnt-out.

14:28 – Chuck: What is it like to go fulltime on an open source project and how do you go about it?

14:34 – Henry: I don’t want to claim that you have to do it my way. Maybe every project is different. Maybe the focus is money. That is a basic issue. If your project is more of a service, then direct it towards that. I feel weird if I made Babel a service. For me it feels like an infrastructure thing I didn’t want to do that.

I think people want to do open source fulltime, but there are a lot of things to take into consideration.

16:38 – Chuck.

16:50 – Guest.

16:53 – Henry.

16:55 – Chuck: How do you pay the bills?

17:00 – Henry: Unlike Kickstarter, Patreon is to help donate money to people who are contributing content.

If you want to donate a lot then we can tweak it.

19:06 – Chuck: Is there something in particular that you’re proud of?

19:16 – Henry: I worked on JS ES – I was a core team member of that. Going through the process of merging them together was quite interesting. I could write a whole blog post about that. There are a lot of egos and people involved. There are various projects.

Something that I have been thinking about...

20:53 – Chuck: What are you working on now?

20:58 – Henry: We released 7 a while ago and 7.1. Not sure what we are going to do next. Trying to figure out what’s important and to figure out what we want to work on. I have been thinking long-term; for example how do we get reviewers, among other things. I can spend a lot of time fixing bugs, but that is just short-term. I want to invest ways to get more people in. There is a lot of initiatives but maybe we can do something new. Maybe pair with local universities. Maybe do a local Meetup? Learning to be okay with not releasing as often. I don’t want to put fires out all day. Trying to prioritize is important.

23:17 – Chuck.

23:2 – Henry: Twitter and other platforms.

23:37 – Chuck: Picks!

23:38 – Advertisement – Fresh Books! 30-Day Trial!

24:45 – Picks.

Links:

React Angular Vue.js JavaScript Ember Elm jQuery Henry Zhu’s Twitter Henry Zhu’s GitHub Henry Zhu’s Website Patreon to Donate Towards Babel Babel Babel JS

Sponsors:

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Picks:

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My own podcast – releasing it next week Podcast about Faith and Open Source

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Ruby Rogues’ cohost + myself – Data Podcast – DevChat.Tv Reworking e-mails

JSJ 338: It’s Supposed To Hurt, Get Outside of Your Comfort Zone to Master Your Craft with Christopher Buecheler

Nov 6, 2018 43:37

Description:

Panel:

Aimee Knight AJ O’Neal Aaron Frost Christopher Ferdinandi

Special Guests: Christopher Buecheler

In this episode, the panel talks with Christopher Buecheler who is an author, blogger, web developer, and founder of CloseBrace. The panel and Christopher talk about stepping outside of your comfort zone. With a technological world that is ever changing, it is important to always be learning within your field. Check out today’s episode to learn more!

Show Topics:

0:00 – Advertisement: KENDO UI

1:08 – Aimee: Our guest is Christopher Buecheler – tell us about yourself and what you do.

1:22 – Guest: I run a site and help mid-career developers. I put out a weekly newsletter, too.

2:01 – Aimee: It says that you are a fan of “getting comfortable being uncomfortable”?

2:15 – Guest: I am a self-taught developer, so that means I am scrambling to learn new things all the time. You are often faced with learning new things. When I learned React I was dumped into it. The pain and the difficulty are necessary in order to improve. If you aren’t having that experience then you aren’t learning as much as you could be.

3:26 – Aimee: I borrow lessons that I learned from ice-skating to programming.

3:49 – Guest: I started running a few years ago for better health. It was exhausting and miserable at the start and wondered why I was doing it. Now I run 5 times a week, and there is always a level of being uncomfortable, but now it’s apart of the run. It’s an interesting comparison to coding. It’s this idea of pushing through.

5:01 – Aimee: If you are comfortable you probably aren’t growing that much. In our industry you always have to be learning because things change so much!

5:25 – Guest: Yes, exactly. If you are not careful you can miss opportunities.

6:33 – Panel: You have some ideas about frameworks and libraries – one thing that I am always anxious about is being able to make sense of “what are some new trends that I should pay attention to?” I remember interviewing with someone saying: this mobile thing is just a fad. I remember thinking that she is going to miss this opportunity. I am worried that I am going to be THAT guy. How do you figure out what sort of things you should / shouldn’t pay attention to?

7:47 – Guest: It is a super exhausting thing to keep up with – I agree. For me, a lot of what I pay attention to is the technology that has the backing of a multi-million dollar company then that shows that technology isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon. The other thing I would look at is how ACTIVE is the community around it?

9:15 – Panel: Is there a strategic way to approach this? There is so many different directions that you can grow and push yourself within your career? Do you have any kinds of thoughts/tips on how you want your career to evolve?

10:00 – Guest: I am trying to always communicate better to my newsletter audience. Also, a good approach, too, is what are people hiring for? 

11:06 – Aimee: Again, I would say: focus on learning.

11:30 – Panel: And I agree with Aimee – “learn it and learn it well!”

12:01 – Panel: I want to ask Chris – what is CloseBrace?

12:17 – Guest: I founded it in November 2016, and started work on it back in 2013.

14:20 – Panel: It was filled with a bunch of buzz worthy words/title.

14:32 – Guest continues his thoughts/comments on CloseBrace.

16:54 – Panel: How is the growth going?

17:00 – Guest: It is growing very well. I put out a massive, massive tutorial course – I wouldn’t necessarily advice that people do this b/c it can be overwhelming. However, growth this year I have focused on marketing. I haven’t shared numbers or anything but it’s increased 500%, and I am happy about it.

18:05 – Panel: Are you keeping in-house?

18:13 – Guest: I think it would be cool to expand, but now it is in-house. I don’t want to borrow Egg Head’s setup. I would love to cover MORE topics, though.

19:05 – Panel: You are only one person.

19:08 – Guest: If I can get the site creating more revenue than I can hire someone to do video editing, etc.

19:35 – Panel: I think you are overthinking it.

19:45 – Guest.

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20:47 – Guest.

21:30 – Aimee: There are SO many resources out there right now. Where do you think you fit into this landscape?

21:44 – The landscape is cluttered, but I feel that I am different b/c of my thoroughness. I don’t always explain line by line, but I do say how and why things work. I think also is my VOICE. Not my radio voice, but the tone and the approach you take with it.

23:25 – Panel: I was trying to copy folks in the beginning of my career. And at some point I realized that I needed to find my own style. It always came down to the reasons WHY I am different rather than the similarities. Like, Chris, you have these quick hits on CloseBrace, but some people might feel like they don’t have the time to get through ALL of your content, because it’s a lot. For me, that’s what I love about your content.

24:46 – Christopher: Yeah, it was intentional.

25:36 – Panel: Good for you.

25:49 – Guest: I am super device agnostic: Android, Mac, PC, etc. I have a lot of people from India that are more Microsoft-base.

26:28 – Aimee: I think Egghead is pretty good about this...do you cover testing at all with these things that you are doing? It’s good to do a “Hello World” but most of these sites don’t get into MORE complex pieces. I think that’s where you can get into trouble. It’s nice to have some boiler point testing, too.

27:18 – Guest answers Aimee’s question.

28:43 – Aimee: We work with a consultancy and I asked them to write tests for the things that we work with. That’s the value of the testing. It’s the code that comes out.

29:10 – Panel: Can you explain this to me. Why do I need to write tests? It’s always working (my code) so why do I have to write a test?

29:39 – Guest: When working with AWS I was writing...

31:01 – Aimee: My biggest thing is that I have seen enough that the people don’t value testing are in a very bad place, and the people that value testing are in a good place. It even comes back to the customers, because the code gets so hard that you end up repeatedly releasing bugs. Customers will stop paying their bills if this happens too often for them.

33:00 – Panel: Aimee / Chris do you have a preferred tool? I have done testing before, but not as much as I should be doing.

33:25 – Aimee: I like JEST and PUPPETEER.

33:58 – Guest: I like JEST, too.

34:20 – Aimee: Let’s go to PICKS!

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MJS 083: Christine Legge

Oct 31, 2018 34:03

Description:

Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Christine Legge

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Christine Legge who is a computer software engineer who works for Google in New York. Previous employment includes Axiom Zen, and Vizzion, Inc. She and Chuck talk about her background, past and current projects, and her future goals.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

1:07 – Hello!

1:10 – Chuck: You were on Episode 328 in the past. Tell us about yourself!

1:24 – Christine: I started working with Google about 2 weeks ago. In the past I worked in Vancouver, Canada.

2:05 – Chuck: Let’s start with how you got into programming?

2:14 – Christine: When I was in HS I wasn’t interested at all into computers. I wanted to do applied math in Toronto Canada for college. For engineering you have to take an introduction to programming in the 1st year. I had a 4-hour computer science course in the morning and I dreaded it. I dropped out 3 months later b/c I didn’t like the program. Surprisingly, enough, I did like the computer science course. I went back to Vancouver and I said to my parents that I wanted an office job. I went to the YMCA center and wanted to be hired. The man there asked if I had any interest in data entering, and I started working for him. I worked 4 hours a week with him where he taught me C+. I decided to go back to school for it.

5:37 – Chuck: What did you like about it?

5:43 – Christine: I liked the problem solving part of it. I like how you can break things down. The technology doesn’t interest me that much, but I like the problem-solving aspect. The guy wasn’t that up-to-date with the newest technologies either.

6:53 – Chuck: You have a 4-year degree in computer science.

7:05 – Yes that and statistics, too.

7:13 – Chuck: I was going to say “nerd.”

How do you go from desktop applications to web apps?

7:25 – Christine: I worked with a company part-time and fulltime depending on the year/season.

I didn’t know what web development was but I thought that THAT was computer science. I thought that if I knew how to do web development then I was going to be good to go. This company asked: What do you want to do? And I answered that I wanted to do web development b/c I thought that’s what I was lacking. I basically got thrown into it. I didn’t understand anything at all. It took me to write one line of CSS and it took 4 hours.

10:35 – Why did JavaScript attract you more so than C# or other languages that you’ve used?

10:43 – It’s simpler and you don’t need a lot of setup; from top to bottom. I am working in typescript, I like it even more, but I like how Java is more free to do what you want. I like functional programming in JavaScript. I like the big community for Java, and there are tons of applications for it. I really like how flexible the language is. You can do functional and oriented or you can combine the two. You aren’t constrained.

12:00 – Chuck: You get in, you work through JavaScript, were you only doing backend?

12:14 – Christine: Yep, backend.

13:00 –Chuck: I know you talked at the conference, and what are you most proud of?

13:14 – Christine: To be honest, no. My mentor (Pablo) at the last company – he wrote a book about D3. He started learning and writing the book. To me that I had thought that all these people are experts from the get go. I realized that everyone has to start somewhere to eventually become an expert. I do want to make an impact even outside of my job. I don’t have anything new that I’ve been working on. It’s a goal for me within the next couple of months.

15:30 – Chuck: I understand that.

15:36 – Christine: I haven’t found that balance, yet. When I gave that talk during Developer Week I was moving and stressed out. “I am NEVER doing this again!” It was over and it was very rewarding. People gave good feedback, and I would like to do that again.

16:56 – Chuck: People have different experience with that kind of stuff. People are interested in different things. So you’ve been working on moving and all that stuff right? What would you like to dive back into?

17:32 – Christine: Yes we are using Angular 2 and typescript and a Reactive Library. Angular is interesting to me. I would like to dive into the dependency injection in Angular. I really like typescript.

19:24 – Chuck: Have you looked at resources?

19:39 – Christine: I read the documentation so far. Like for React I just read the documentation but I haven’t found a central source just, yet. Not a single source. The docs are okay to get started but I haven’t found that they were enough.

20:50 – Chuck: This is about your story. I worked through the Tour of Heroes, and that helped me with Angular. It’s in the Angular Documentation.

21:23 – Christine: When you are starting at a new job I want to make sure I’m settled-in. And now I want to start thinking at a high-level of how these things work. I think the cool thing working here is that you can talk to the people who are working on Angular and get some insight that way.

22:27 – Chuck: People are usually very approachable.

22:34 – Christine: Yes, I agree. To be apart of the communities people want you to use their stuff.

22:48 – Chuck: Do you have another talk in mind when you are ready to give your next talk?

22:59 – Christine: Not sure. I have one thing on my list right now and that’s it.

23:42 – Chuck: I haven’t looked at RJX documentation but I think it’s pretty easy to pick-up. Ben who is the main developer RJX joined the team last year.

24:04 – Christine: It’s a lot of promises. When I figure it out that’s how something would work if it were a promise then I can usually get there.

24:25 – Chuck: Yeah.

24:38 – Christine: I kind of want to make connections in the office rather than me trying to do myself. I don’t want to waste time. Working on those connections would be good.

25:20 – Chuck: Let’s do some picks!

25:30 – Advertisement – Fresh Books! 30-Day Trial!

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JSJ 337: Microstates.js – Composable State Primitives for JavaScript with Charles Lowell & Taras Mankovski

Oct 30, 2018 1:18:15

Description:

Panel:

Aimee Knight Charles Max Wood Joe Eames AJ O’Neil Chris Ferdinandi 

Special Guests: Charles Lowell (New Mexico) & Taras Mankovski (Toronto)

In this episode, the panel talks with two special guests Charles and Taras. Charles Lowell is a principle engineer at Frontside, and he loves to code. Taras works with Charles and joined Frontside, because of Charles’ love for coding. There are great personalities at Frontside, which are quite diverse. Check out this episode to hear about microstates, microstates with react, Redux, and much more!

Show Topics:

1:20 – Chuck: Let’s talk about microstates – what is that?

1:32 – Guest: My mind is focused on the how and not the what. I will zoom my mind out and let’s talk about the purposes of microstates. It means a few things. 1.) It’s going to work no matter what framework you are using. 2.) You shouldn’t have to be constantly reinventing the wheel. React Roundup – I talked about it there at this conference. 

Finally, it really needs to feel JavaScript. We didn’t want you to feel like you weren’t using JavaScript. It uses computer properties off of those models. It doesn’t feel like there is anything special that you are doing. There are just a few simple rules. You can’t mutate the state in place. If you work with JavaScript you can use it very easily. Is that a high-level view?

7:13 – Panel: There are a lot of pieces. If I spoke on a few specific things I would say that it enables programming with state machines.

7:42 – Panel: We wanted it to fell like JavaScript – that’s what I heard.

7:49 – Aimee: I heard that, too.

7:59 – Guest.

8:15 – Aimee: Redux feels like JavaScript to me.

8:25 – Guest: It’s actually – a tool – that it feels natural so it’s not contrived. It’s all JavaScript.

8:49 – Panel.

9:28 – Guest: Idiomatic Ember for example. Idiomatic in the sense that it gives you object for you to work with, which are simple objects.

10:12 – Guest: You have your reducers and your...we could do those things but ultimately it’s powerful – and not action names – we use method names; the name of the method.

11:20 – Panel: I was digging through docs, and it feels like NORMAL JavaScript. It doesn’t seem like it’s tied to a certain framework or library platform?

11:45 – Guest: Yes, we felt a lot of time designing the interfaces the API and the implementation. We wanted it to feel natural but a tool that people reach for.

(Guest continues to talk about WHY they created microstates.)

Guest: We wanted to scale very well what you need when your needs to change.

13:39 – Chuck: I have a lot of friends who get into React and then they put in Redux then they realize they have to do a lot of work – and that makes sense to do less is more.

14:17 – Guest: To define these microstates and build them up incrementally...building smaller microstates out of larger ones.

Guest continued: Will we be able to people can distribute React components a sweet array of components ready for me to use – would I be able to do the same for a small piece of state? We call them state machines, but ultimately we have some state that is driving it. Would we be able to distribute and share?

16:15 – Panel: I understand that this is tiny – but why wouldn’t I just use the native features in specific the immutability component to it?

16:42 – Guest: I’m glad you asked that question. We wanted to answer the question...

Guest: With microstates you can have strict control and it gives you the benefit of doing sophisticated things very easily.

18:33 – Guest: You mentioned immutability that’s good that you did. It’s important to capture – and capturing the naturalness of JavaScript. It’s easy to build complex structures – and there is an appeal to that. We are building these graphs and these building up these trees. You brought up immutability – why through it away b/c it’s the essence of being a developer. If you have 3-4-5 levels of nesting you have to de-structure – get to the piece of data – change it – and in your state transition 80% of your code is navigating to the change and only 20% to actually make the change. You don’t have to make that tradeoff.

21:25 – Aimee: The one thing I like about the immutability b/c of the way you test it.

21:45 – Guest: There a few things you can test. 

23:01 – Aimee: You did a good job of explaining it.

23:15 – Guest: It makes the things usually hard  easy! With immutability you can loose control, and if that happens you can get so confused. You don’t have a way to have a way to navigate to clarity. That’s what this does is make it less confusing. It gives you order and structure. It gives you a very clear path to do things you need to do. If there is a property on your object, and if there is a way to change it...

25:29 – Guest: The only constant is change no matter what framework you are working on.

24:46 – Chuck: We are talking about the benefits and philosophy. What if I have an app – and I realize I need state management – how do I put microstates into my app? It’s using Angular or React – how do I get my data into microstates?

26:35 – Guest: I can tell you what the integration looks like for any framework. You take a type and you passed that type and some value to the create function so what you get is a microstate.

(The Guest continues diving into his answer.)

28:18 – Guest: That story is very similar to Redux, basically an event emitter. The state changes on the store.

Maybe this is a good time to talk about the stability benefits and the lazy benefits because microstates is both of those things.

Stability – if I invoke a transition and the result is unchanged – same microstate – it doesn’t emit an event. It recognizes it internally. It will recognize that it’s the same item. Using that in Ember or Redux you’d have to be doing thousands of actions and doing all that computation, but stability at that level.

Also, stability in the sense of a tree. If I change one object then that changes it won’t change an element that it doesn’t need to change.

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32:29 – Guest: I want to go back to your question, Chuck. Did we answer it?

32:40 – Chuck: Kind of.

32:50 – Guest.

32:59 – Guest: In Angular for example you can essentially turn a microstate...

33:51 – Guest: You could implement a connect, too. Because the primitive is small – there is no limit.

34:18 – Chuck summarizes their answers into his own words.

34:42 – Guest: If you were using a vanilla React component – this dot – I will bind this. You bind all of these features and then you pass them into your template. You can take it as a property...those are those handlers. They will perform the transition, update and what needs to be updated will happen.

35:55 – Chuck: Data and transitions are 2 separate things but you melded them together to feel like 1 thing. This way it keeps clean and fast.

36:16 – Guest: Every framework helps you in each way.

Microstates let’s you do a few things: the quality of your data all in one place and you can share.

38:12 – Guest: He made and integrated Microstates with Redux tools.

38:28 – Guest talks about paths, microstates to trees.

39:22 – Chuck.

39:25 – Panel: When I think about state machines I have been half listening / half going through the docs. When I think of state machines I think about discreet operations like a literal machine. Like a robot of many steps it can step through. We have been talking about frontend frameworks like React - is this applicable to the more traditional systems like mechanical control or is it geared towards Vue layered applications?

40:23 – Guest: Absolutely. We have BIG TEST and it has a Vue component.

41:15 – Guest: when you create a microstate from a type you are creating an object that you can work with.

42:11 – Guest: Joe, I know you have experience with Angular I would love to get your insight.

42:33 – Joe: I feel like I have less experience with RX.js. A lot of what we are talking about and I am a traditionalist, and I would like you to introduce you guys to this topic. From my perspective, where would someone start if they haven’t been doing Flux pattern and I hear this podcast. I think this is a great solution – where do I get started? The official documents? Or is it the right solution to that person?

43:50 – Guest: Draw out the state machine that you want to represent in your Vue. These are the states that this can be in and this is the data that is required to get from one thing to the other. It’s a rope process. The arrow corresponds to the method, and...

44:49 – Panel: It reminds me back in the day of rational rows.

44:56 – Guest: My first job we were using rational rows.

45:22 – Panelist: Think through the state transitions – interesting that you are saying that. What about that I am in the middle – do you stop and think through it or no?

46:06 – Guest: I think it’s a Trojan horse in some ways. I think what’s interesting you start to realize how you implement your state transitions.

48:00 – (Guest continues.)

48:45 – Panel: That’s interesting. Do you have that in the docs to that process of stopping and thinking through your state transitions and putting into the microstate?

49:05 – Guest: I talked about this back in 2016. I outlined that process. When this project was in the Ember community.

49:16 – Guest: The next step for us is to make this information accessible. We’ve been shedding a few topics and saying this is how to use microstates in your project. We need to write up those guides to help them benefit in their applications.

50:00 – Chuck: What’s the future look like?

50:03 – Guest: We are working on performance profiling.

Essentially you can hook up microstates to a fire hose.

The next thing is settling on a pattern for modeling side effects inside microstates. Microstates are STATE and it’s immutable.

52:12 – Guest: Getting documentation. We have good README but we need traditional docs, too.

52:20 – Chuck: Anything else?

52:28 – Guest: If you need help email us and gives us a shot-out.

53:03 – Chuck: Let’s do some picks!

53:05 – Advertisement for Charles Max Wood’s course!

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MJS 082: Benjamin Hong

Oct 24, 2018 22:26

Description:

Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Benjamin Hong

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Benjamin Hong who is a Senior UI Developer at Politico where he lives in the Washington, D.C. area. He has worked with other companies including Treehouse, Element 84, and Udacity. Charles and Benjamin talk about his past and current projects, and how it’s different working for the government vs. working for a business. Check it out!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

1:06 – Chuck: Tell us a brief introduction, please.

1:23 – Ben: I am a lead frontend developer at Politico.

1:43 – Chuck: It’s an area that can affect everyone. How did you get into developing?

1:52: Ben: I had everything you can think of to develop at first.

2:10 – Chuck: For me it was a TI90 calculator!

2:18 – Chuck: Was it somebody or something that pushed you towards this area?

2:32 – Ben: I wanted to change something with the theme, Googled it, and it went from there, and the Marquis Tag.

2:51 – Chuck: And the Blink Tag! The goodies. So you got the he HTML book – and what website did you build that was your first big project?

3:07 – Ben: It was fiddling around, but it was fortune cookie universe.

3:20 – Chuck: You will have to recreate it!

3:27 – Ben: I think this was 1993/1995 timeframe.

3:40 – Chuck: Yep, me too same time frame. If you had something move on your website it was so cool. You went to building...

4:02 – Ben: JavaScript was a roadblock for me. There was nobody to correct me. I had a JavaScript book and it was a massive failure.

4:33 – Chuck: You took a break and you came back?

4:40 – Ben: Oh – people will PAY you to do this?!

4:54 – Chuck: Did you go to college?

5:01 – Ben: Yes, I have a Master’s in a different field. I was always a tech junkie. I just wanted to put things together.

5:20 – Chuck: Take us through your journey through JS?

5:30 – Ben: I started off with the jQuery piece of it. I needed Java, and it took me awhile to wrap my head around it at first. Through the trial and process of trying to get into Angular and React, too.

6:19 – Chuck: Did you play with Backbone, Knockout, or Ember?

6:32 – Ben: I did do SOME Ember and some Knockout. Those were my first interactions.

6:49 – Chuck: What got you into the profession? How did you get from your Master’s to being a tech guy?

7:14 – Ben: From the Master’s field I learned a lot about human experience, and anted to breed the two together. Also, consulting and helping to build things, too.

7:44 – Charles: What was the career change like?

7:53 – Ben: I went to the federal government at first around the recession – it was good having a stable job. I was bored, though. While I was working for the government I was trying to get my foot in the door. From there I have been building my way up.

8:30 – Ben: I was working on Medicare.gov and then later...

8:46 – Charles: We won’t use the word “disaster”!

What is it like to work for the government?

9:20 – Ben: Yep. The federal government is a different area because they are stake holders. They were about WHO owned the content, and who do we have to talk to get something approved. It was not product oriented like a business. I made my transition to Politico, because I wanted to find solutions and diversify the problems I was having.

10:31 – Chuck: Have you been there from the beginning?

10:39 – Ben answers the question.

Ben: They were looking for frontend developers

10:54 – Chuck: You are the lead there now. What was that like with the transition?

11:08 – Ben talks about the beginnings stages of his time with Politico and the current situation. He talks about the different problems, challenges, and etc.

11:36 – Chuck: Do you consider yourself a news organization or?

11:47 – Ben: We have Politico Pro, too. I have been working with this site more so. There are updates about campaign and voting data. People will pay a fee.

12:25 – Chuck: Do they pain themselves as leaning one way or another or nonpartisan?

12:38 – Ben: We are objective and nonpartisan.

12:51 – Chuck: I know, I was hesitant to ask. What’s the mission of the company and into what you do?

13:09 – Ben: The projects get dumped to us and we are about solving the problems. What is the best route for solving it? I had to help pioneer the new framework into the tech staff is one of my roles.

13:48 – Chuck: What’s your tech stack?

13:55 – Ben: JavaScript and Vue.js. We are experimenting with other software, too.

14:16 – Chuck: We should get you talking about Vue on the other show!

Are you working at home?

14:32 – Ben answers the question.

Ben: One thing I am helping with Meetup. Community outreach is important and I’m apart of that.

15:09 – Chuck: Yep, it’s interesting to see various fields into the tech world. I am not one of those liberal arts majors, I do have a computer science degree. It’s interesting to see the different perspectives. How little it is for someone to be able to dive-in right away.

What are you working on?

16:09 – Ben: Meetup population and helping with the work at Politico.

16:27 – Chuck: Reusable components. Are those opensource or only internal?

16:41 – Ben: They are now opensource but we are seeing which portions can be opensource or not.

17:01 – Chuck: Different companies have come out and offered their opensource.

Where do they find you?

17:20 – BenCodeZen! They are more than welcome to message me.

17:36 – Chuck: Any advice on newbies to this field?

17:46 – Ben: Attending those meetings and making those connections.

18:18 – Chuck: I have been writing a book on HOW to get a job as a coder. That’s the same advice that I am giving, too.

18:46 – Chuck: Picks!

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JSJ 336: “The Origin of ESLint” with Nicholas Zakas

Oct 23, 2018 1:08:01

Description:

Panel:

Aimee Knight Charles Max Wood (DevChat TV) Christopher Ferdinandi (Boston) Cory House (Kansas City) Joe Eames

Special Guests: Nicholas Zakas

In this episode, the panel talks with Nicholas Zakas who writes on his site, Human Who Codes. He is the creator of ESLint, also the author of several books, and he blogs, too. He was employed through Box and today he talks about ESLint in full detail! Check it out! 

Show Topics:

0:05 – Advertisement: KENDO UI

0:37 – Hello! The panel is...(Chuck introduces everyone).

1:04 – Nicholas who are you?

1:17 – Nicholas: Yeah it’s been about 5 years and then you invited me again, but I couldn’t come on to talk about ESLint back then. That’s probably what people know me most for at this point. I created ESLint and I kicked that off and now a great team of people is maintaining it.

1:58 – Chuck: What is it?

2:04 – It’s a Linter for JavaScript. It falls into the same category as JSLint. The purpose of ESLint is to help you find problems with your code. It has grown quite a bit since I’ve created it. It can help with bugs and enforcing style guides and other things.

2:53 – Where did it come from?

2:57 – Guest: The idea popped into my head when I worked at Pop. One of my teammates was working on a bug and at that time we were using...

Nothing was working and after investigating someone had written a JavaScript code that was using a native code to make an Ajax request. It wasn’t the best practice for the company at the time. For whatever reason the person was unaware of that. When using that native XML...there was a little bit of trickiness to it because it was a wrapper around the...

We used a library to work around those situations and add a line (a Linter) for all JavaScript files. It was a text file and when you tried to render code through the process it would run and run the normal expression and it would fail if any of the...matched.

I am not comfortable using normal expressions to write code for this. You could be matching in side of a string and it’s not a good way to be checking code for problems. I wanted to find a better way.

6:04 – Why did you choose to create a product vs. using other options out there?

6:15 – Guest: Both of those weren’t around. JSHint was pretty much the defector tool that everyone was using. My first thought was if JSHint could help with this problem?

I went back to look at JSHint and I saw that on their roadmap you could create your own rules, and I thought that’s what we need. Why would I build something new? I didn’t see anything on GitHub and didn’t see the status of that. I wanted to see what the plan was, and they weren’t going to get to it. I said that I really needed this tool and I thought it would be helpful to others, too.

8:04 – My history was only back when it was customizable.

8:13 – Aimee: It’s interesting to see that they are basing it on regular expressions.

8:32 – Guest: Interesting thing at Box was that there was...I am not sure but one of the engineers at Box wrote...

9:03 – Aimee: I was going to ask in your opinion what do you think ES Lint is the standard now?

9:16 – Guest: How easy it is to plug things in. That was always my goal because I wanted the tool not to be boxed in – in anyway.

The guest continues to talk about how pluggable ESLint is and the other features of this tool.

13:41 – One thing I like about ESLint is that it can be an educational tool for a team. Did you see that being an educational tool?

14:24 – Guest: How do you start introducing new things to a team that is running at full capacity? That is something that I’ve wondered throughout my career. As a result of that, I found that a new team there were some problems I the code base that were really hard to get resolved, because when one person recognizes it there isn’t a god way to share that information within a team in a non-confrontational way. It’s better to get angry at a tool rather than a person.

Guest goes into what this can teach people.

18:07 – Panelist: I am not surprised. Is there a best practice to get a team to start with ESLint?

Do you get the whole team in a room and show them the options or take the best guess and turn it on?

18:34 – Guest: The thing I recommend is that first and foremost get ESLint in your system with zero rules on. It starts that mindset into your development process. We can do something to automatically check...

Get Syntax checking and you will se improvements on the number of bugs that are getting out of production. I recommend using the default the ESLint configuration. This has all of the things that we have found that are most likely errors and runtime errors vs. syntax errors. You can go through with those and sometimes it is easier to run that check with...

Using those ESLint rules will clean up a lot of problems that you didn’t know you had with your code. There are too many problems with those rules. I recommend instead of turning them off then put the severity to warning and not error. That is something we started with in the beginning. We turned on as many rules as we could and it drove people crazy. They didn’t feel like when they were committing to a file why should I be...

The idea with the different scenario levels you don’t’ want to turn off rules so people don’t know there is a problem. There can be a rule on so people will know that there is a problem, but...

Doing that alone will give you a lot of benefit in using ESLint. How do you decide as a team on the rules that are maybe not for finding errors but for stylistic in error? Do we use four spaces, semi-colons, etc. To figure that out I am a big component on finding a pre-existing style guide and adapting it. Get everyone to agree.

There is no right or wrong when it comes to stylistic preferences. It really is just getting everyone to do the same thing. I think it was Crawford that said: Whether you drive on the right side of the left side of the road – it doesn’t matter as long as everyone is dong the same thing. I agree with that and it applies to style guides. It can get heated but for the best thing for the team is stick with a guide and work together.

24:36 – Aimee: I can go through the options to pick one of the style guides out there and then it will automatically create my configuration for me is helpful. Question: If you had to pick 2 or 3 rules that you are super helpful what would they be?

25:30 – Guest: To touch briefly on indentation. Whether you like four spaces or whether you are wild and like tabs, I think the indent rule is very helpful. Just for wiping out and eliminating that discussion through your team. Have your editor setup however they want but on the pre-hook...

But my favorite rules I tend to lean towards the ones that saved me.

The Guest goes through his favorite rules with ESLint. Check it out!

26:51 – Guest mentions his second favorite rule, here!

28:24 – Guest mentions his third favorite rule, here!

29:03 – Guest mentions the rule that makes him giggle a lot, here!

30:07 – Advertisement – Sentry!

31:22 – What is your take on running Fix? Does it make sense to run Fix?

32:00 – Guest: It depends and the idea behind Fix is the idea of doing a one time (at the start) fix everything that it can find wrong b/c I don’t want to do it by hand. It morphed into a more of a tool that people are using all the time. I too have mixed feelings about it. I think the greatest value you get out of Fix is that when you first install it or when you enable a new rule. I think in those situations you get a lot of value out of Fix. I think that when people were getting aggressive with their code styles it took us down a path where we...

As a pre-commit hook it could be to fix things and part of the built system you wouldn’t want...

People are probably wondering: Why doesn’t ESLint doesn’t fix all the time?

It can be a team decision: do you want to run Fix at the point that the developer is writing the code, do you want to use Fix as running it as a build when you are bundling? It really seems more of a personal preference. I am on the fence about it. Even though I am leaning more towards...

35:16 – Do you run Premier?

35:20 – Guest: No I don’t. I don’t have anything against Premier but I think Prettier uses a very interesting space.

37:50 – Chuck: What is next for ESLint and what is next for you?

37:55 – Guest: Well, to be honest I am not sure what is next for ESLint. I haven’t been involved with keeping it maintained for the last few years. I do help out with feedback with decisions. But in general the ESLint the direction is that let’s add tings that help people avoid language hazards and make sure that ESLint is still pluggable. Lastly, that we will be there to help people and the community. There is this virtuosic cycle and tools like Babble and then tools like ESLint introducing rules adapting new rules and features better.

For myself, and the future, I haven’t been involved with ESLint because I am focusing on my health. I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease and it meant that I needed to focus on my health. That’s why, too, I wasn’t able to join a few years ago. I am doing better but I am a few years away for working fulltime and writing books and blogging, again. The trajectory is upward. I want to stress that you need to take care of yourself.

There is interesting stuff that we are doing and I love it, but make sure you take care of yourself! If you don’t have your health then nothing will really matter. I want to encourage you all to take care of yourselves better. This industry can take a toll on your body b/c it is high-stressed. If you are stressed your immune system will shut down. For a lot of us we are working too much and there isn’t an off-switch. I would like to encourage people to examine their life and their time.

When you take time to turn off your analytic brain, and work on your creative brain then the pathways will connect better.

Please save your money!

Lyme disease is spread through tick bites.

44:30 – Aimee: Thank you for sharing that!

44:38 – Chuck: It’s encouraging to me that you are still trying to come back even after this disease. I think we take things for granted sometimes. You can’t always count on things going the way you want it to go.

45:19 – Guest: What happened to me was I left work and one Friday afternoon I had a normal weekend. My health was on the decline, and I rested all weekend. And Monday I couldn’t get out of bed. That started this whole period where I stopped leaving the house completely. That’s how quickly things can change for you. I harp on people a lot to save their money. If I didn’t have savings there would be a very different end to my story. I want to encourage people to save.

46:33 – Chuck: I think on that note let’s go to picks. Where can people find you?

46:45 – Guest: My blog is Human Who Codes.

47:10 – Chuck: Anything people can do to help you? Check out his books you won’t regret it!

47:33 – Guest: Buying books is always helpful. I would say that if you can spend some time contributing to ESLint that is always a great help. Anything you can do to help them will help me. I want to make sure that those folks are happy, healthy and productive. For me, personally, I love when people Tweet at me and say HI! I love hearing other people’s stories of how they have overcome past diseases or illnesses. If you want to send monetary gifts – donate to a wonderful organization that helps children with Lyme disease. I would encourage you to support if you feel inclined.

50:49 – Chuck: We appreciate it, and I appreciate you being so open about your personal story.

51:11 – Advertisement – eBook: Get a coder job!

Links:

JavaScript jQuery React Elixir Elm Vue GitHub – Prettier GitHub – Premier Lyme Light Foundation Inclusive Components ESLint – Disallow Specific Imports State of JS Learn JavaScript Book: Total Recall Goodbye Redux YouTube Channel – Sideways Human Who Codes – Nicholas Zakas Nicholas’ Books Nicholas’ Twitter Nicholas’ GitHub Nicholas’ LinkedIn

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My JavaScript Story

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Thought bubbles... Goodbye Redux Sideways Channel

Nicholas

The Brain that Changes Its Self Ghost Boy Tip - Turn off your Wi-Fi before Bed

MJS 081: Christiané Heiligers

Oct 17, 2018 19:20

Description:

Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Christiané Heiligers

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Dr. Christiané Heiligers who is new to the industry. Her background is in physics where she has her Ph.D. in the field. Listen to today’s episode to hear her background, experience with the different programs/languages, and much more!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Beginning – Advertisement: Code Badges!

1:07 – Christiané: Hello!

1:17 – Chuck: I like hearing people’s stories from our community. Tell us where you come from and who you are?

1:33 – Christiané: I am from South Africa, and have been in the US for 2 years now. My formal training is in physics. I have been a researcher with lab coats and test tubes. Through immigration, which took 2 years. I couldn’t be still, and started learning code on my own. I enjoyed the art. I had to use Python, and then I was hooked. I enjoyed the functional programming and other things. I had some experience with Ruby on Rails. I enjoy development because its problem solving, methodically approach, and uses your creative side, too. My preference is a Mac, need the Internet and decided to go to camps and take courses.

I snagged a job a week before I graduated!

4:36 – Chuck: your journey, thus far. You said that you couldn’t be idle – so why code?

4:53 – Guest: The UK is cold you don’t want to do anything outside! From South American I couldn’t stand the cold. I kept busy indoors – hint the code. You can’t get bored – frontend or backend.

5:28 – Chuck: Can you give us background on the Grace Hopper Academy.

5:40 – Guest: Sure! It’s based in NY City.

6:26 – Chuck: Did you move somewhere or was it remote?

6:30 – Guest: I had to live somewhere e

6:51 – Chuck: Where did you

6:55 – Guest: NY City. There were 16 of us in the course.

7:14 – Chuck: Why did you feel like you had to go to coding school?

7:25 – Guest: I am impatient with myself. The home-life you ask yourself: “Am I doing the right thing? Am I going in the right direction?” I wanted to go and pick up some skills.

7:56 – Chuck: You go through Grace Hopper – is this how you got into JavaScript?

8:11 – Guest: I didn’t know a line of JavaScript.

I did my application code line in Ruby.

My husband has been in software development my whole life.

9:16 – Chuck: What have you done with JavaScript since learning it?

9:24 – Guest: Some card playing games for my nieces in South Africa.

10:50 – Guest: Stack Overflow is wonderful.

11:05 – Chuck.

11:11 – Guest: I wasn’t actively contributing, but I did...

11:30 – Chuck: What is it like being a prof

11:37 – Guest: It’s addictive. When I am writing code in the frontend / backend side. It’s always learning.

12:11 – Chuck: What’s next for you?

12:18 – Guest: I would love to continue this journey. Maybe into the DevOps, but my passion happens with React. The Hapi Framework.

13:10 – Guest: The community is wonderful to work with – everyone is very helpful.

13:22 – Chuck: People are usually talking about Express and not Hapi.js.

13:35 – Guest: I have some contact names you can call.

13:43 – Guest: I am working on a few small projects right now. Some Angular sites that need assistance. Helping out where I can. It’s a small team that I am working with. There is only a few of us.

14:31 – Chuck: Usually people stick with one. What’s your experience using the different frameworks?

14:40 – Guest: It’s an eye-opener! React vs. Angular.

15:07 – Chuck: How can people find you?

15:14 – Guest: LinkedIn, Twitter, Tallwave, etc.

15:37 – Chuck: Picks!

15:40 – Advertisement!

Links:

React Angular Grace Hopper Academy Christiané’s Instagram Christiané’s Facebook

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JSJ 335: “CanJS 4.0” with Justin Meyer

Oct 16, 2018 54:04

Description:

Panel:

Aimee Knight Charles Max Wood (DevChat TV) Christopher Ferdinandi (Boston) Joe Eames

Special Guests: Justin Meyer

In this episode, the panel talks with Justin Meyer who is a co-author of DoneJS, CanJS, jQueryPP, StealJS, and DocumentJS. Justin currently works for Bitovi and is their Director of R&D. He is also a fan of basketball and Michael Jackson. The panel and Justin talk about CanJS in-detail – check it out!

Show Topics:

0:58 – We had you on Episode 202.

1:14 – Chuck: Can you tell everyone who you are?

1:20 – Justin tells us his background.

1:50 – Chuck.

1:58 – Justin.

2:06 – Chuck: Can you give us an introduction to what CanJS 4.0?

2:11 – Justin: It is a JavaScript framework and is similar to Vue. It adds a very model layer, and uses Real Time very well.

2:44 – Panelist.

2:49 – Justin.

2:55 – Panelist: What is the current...

3:09 – Justin: Compatibility is very important to us. A lot of the same tools are still available. It has over 80 different repositories.

Justin continues to talk about the differences/similarities between the different versions.

4:55 – Panelist: Angular, React, and Vue are dominating, so I have 2 questions.

1.) Where is the core strength of JS and its user base?

2.) What is like to be the CanJS when everyone is talking about the other programs?

5:31 – Justin: We have dealt with this for the past 10 years. Emotionally it’s not great, I wished it was more popular, but our priority is keeping our user-based happy. We’ve had big companies use it.

Justin answers the second question.

8:44 – Panelist: You mentioned two things.

9:22 – Aimee: I think everything has trade-offs. I would use something because it was the right tool for the job. I wouldn’t want to make something that was “cool.” I would want to make it super accessible in a network.

10:10 – Justin: That is a great marketing angle. We are trying to remove the worst parts of the program.

10:26 – Now I am intrigued.

10:32 – Justin: You have this mutable state and you aren’t sure. At least for CanJS I don’t see that occurring too often.

10:54 – Aimee.

10:58 – Justin: Deep inheritance is definitely a problem and it can create...

11:13 – Aimee.

11:19 – Justin: We have changed strategies a lot, and I think it’s helped CanJS grow; like 60% since January. We are doing a lot of user studies now. I run Meetups, etc. That being said inheritance schemes aren’t something that people will encounter. This is something that they won’t encounter months down the road.

13:00 – Aimee.

13:05 – Panelist: I would like to dig deeper into state-management. Everyone is doing Flux, talk about that with CanJS.

13:20 – Justin: Yeah. It depends on what kind of user you are talking to. When I talk to new users off the street (people who just graduated, etc.)...

If you look at React’s statistics – more than 50% doesn’t use any state management.

16:15 – Panelist: I think it’s interesting that there are people that aren’t “oh my gosh...”

16:43 – Justin: The last coolest thing I’ve done is...

18:02 – Justin continues.

18:16 – Panelist: I kind of have this belief that we as a community turn to frameworks and tools too much. From your perspective when does it make sense to turn to a tool like this or better off working with native...

18:56 – It depends on how complex your app is and our ability to work through those problems. I think that’s a generic answer, but hopefully that helps. I don’t think you really can’t live without.

19:49 – Panelist: I think that’s fair. One thing that I found is that there are many things layered into state-management. Because you mentioned performance, which is something I care about, too. At what point does the extra tooling become too heavy for the user’s experience? Where do you draw the line?

21:11 – Justin: It depends. I don’t know what the parallel is – it’s like a richer developer problem. You have too many users where you can make those fine tuned adjustments. Do whatever is going to deliver the product first and then worry about performance later? I think our things are geared towards performance by default.

22:41 – Panelist: Playing devil’s advocate, though. But isn’t there some danger in kind of suggesting that you focus on performance WHEN it’s a business issue? Maybe there is there a lack of empathy among developers. I worry that advice is hurting us.

23:53 – Justin: No matter what you can build your homepage with Angular weird monstrosity, but then when you get to the point when people are using your product – you can just use native HTML, and native methods and build that one widget and as easy and fast as possible.

24:50 – Panelist: Dealing with complexity. Now we need to do things like bundlers, and such to deal with this issue. I feel like a crotchety old man yelling because it takes forever.

25:38 – Justin: I think it depends on where you are sitting. I think that comes down to the design. If your design has a lot of complex states, then...

26:37 – Panelist: Because you care about performance...

26:54 – Advertisement

27:53 – Justin: I don’t think that the run time of CanJS is going to be a critical performance path for anybody. Is there a responsibility? This is the oldest question. It’s like saying: where do you draw the line that you need to choose success/be elected to fight the battles if you really want to win.

You need someone using your product or it doesn’t really matter. Start-ups use our product because they need to get something up and in. I am going to flip this back onto you guys.

30:48 – Panelist: I think that’s fair.

31:00 – Aimee: I have a question. You got into consultancy when do you recommend using CanJS or something else?

31:15 – Justin: I always suggest people using CanJS.

31:53 – Aimee: What do these people do when their contract is over? I have used an older version of Can, and...

32:20 – Justin: Are you on Gitter?

Aimee: No, I am not.

32:25 – Justin: We do offer promote job posting to help them find somebody. We try our best to help people in any way we can.

33:05 – Aimee: That’s helpful. Another question.

33:28 – Justin: DoneJS is that. It uses the full kitchen sink. That’s what DoneJS is.

33:50 – Panelist: Let’s talk about CanJS in the mark-up. Do you think it’s better now or worse than 2012? Less space or more space?

34:13 – Justin: It’s probably worse. I think the methodology that we are using: focusing on our users. We get their feedback frequently. We are listening to our users, and I think we are being smarter.

35:16 – Panelist: Is the space getting more welcoming or less?

35:31 – It depends on what framework you are. It’s very hard to compete if you are the exact same thing as...

The market is so dense and there are so many ideas, so it’s getting harder and harder. What helps people break-through? Is it the technology or the framework?

36:36 – Panelist: I appreciate the richness of the field, as it exists right now. There aren’t a few things SMELT and ELM

37:10 – Justin: Elm for sure. I don’t have a lot of experience with SMELT.

37:23 – Panelist continues the talk.

37:54 – Chuck.

38:00 – Justin: I think it spreads by word-of-mouth. I used to think it was “technology” or... all that really matters is “can you deliver” and the person have a good experience.

Usability is the most important to me. We will see how this turns out. I will be either right or wrong.

39:18 – Panelist: Can we talk about the long-term future of Can JS?

39:28 – Justin: We are connecting to our user-base and making them happy. If I had it my way (which I don’t anymore) I think JSX is the best template language. We have been building integrations between JSX and...

I am putting out proposals where most people don’t like them.

Justin continues this conversation.

44:24 – Picks!

44:28 - Advertisement

Links:

JavaScript jQuery React Elixir Elm Vue Polyfill.io Dinero.js Vanilla JS Toolkit CanJS’ Website CanJS’ GitHub CanJS’ Twitter JSX JSX- NPM Justin Meyer’s GitHub Justin Meyer’s Twitter Past Episode with Justin Meyer

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Pitch Meeting Solo

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Phoenix Framework The Queens Poisoner A View From The Top

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The Killing of H2Push Browser Contributor Days JSJ Episode 326 with Tom Dale

MJS 080: Ely Lucas

Oct 10, 2018 35:40

Description:

Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Ely Lucas

This week on My JavaScirpt Story, Charles speaks with Ely Lucas who is a software developer. He loves technologies and mobile technologies among other things. Let’s listen to today’s episode where Chuck and Ely talk about Ionic, Angular, React and many other topics! Check it out!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

1:33 – Hello!

1:40 Chuck: Give us a background on who you are, and tell us how famous you are!

2:31 – Chuck: What do you do with Ionic?

2:40 – Ely answers the question.

3:51 – Chuck: How did you get into your field?

3:55 – Ely: When I was a kid and played with video games. Later on I got into web development, like my website. Then I got into a professional-level of developing.

Ely goes into detail about how his passion for developing began and developed.

6:30 – Chuck: Yeah, I’ve talked with people who have gotten into video games, then got into software development.

7:01 – Ely: Someday I would like to develop games.

7:12 – Chuck: Yes, web developing is awesome.

Chuck asks Ely another question.

7:25 – Ely answers the question and mentions web controls.

9:17 – Ely: I thought Ajax was easier.

9:38 – Chuck: When I got into web development jQuery was sort of new. It made things a lot easier.

9:58 – Ely: A lot of people like to sneer at jQuery now, but back in the day it was IT.

10:28 – Chuck: How did you get into Ionic?

10:43 – Ely: I got a fulltime gig working on Ionic; I like the framework. I saw a job application and sent in my résumé. Two days later I got a callback and was amazed. They were hiring remotely. The team liked me and started over a year ago.

11:46 – Chuck asks a question.

11:54 – Ely answers the question.

13:20 – Chuck: Why Ionic?

13:35 – Ely: It was based off of Angular.

15:17 – Chuck: You mentioned...what has the transition been like?

15:32 – Ely talks about past programs he has worked with. He taught React in the early React days.

16:37 – Ely: I have a deep appreciation on React now.

17:09 – Chuck: I like seeing the process that people go through.

17:24 – Ely continues the conversation.

Ely: It is interesting to see the learning process that people go through to arrive in the same place.

18:18 – Chuck: Redux is a good example of this. Anyway, this is near the end of our time.

18:39 – Chuck: Anything else you want to talk about?

18:48 – Ely: Yes, I have been involved in the Denver community. Check us out.

Links:

Ionic jQuery JavaScript React Ely Lucas’ Twitter Ely Lucas’ LinkedIn Ely Lucas Ely Lucas’ GitHub

Sponsors:

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Picks:

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Audible Book: Seven Proven Principles... Tony Robbins’ Book: Unshakeable

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Fantasy Novel: Shadow of what was lost. Ionic

JSJ 334: “Web Performance API” with Dan Shappir

Oct 9, 2018 1:07:58

Description:

Panel:

Aimee Knight Charles Max Wood Christopher Ferdinandi (Boston)

Special Guests: Dan Shappir (Tel Aviv)

In this episode, the panel talks with Dan Shappir who is a computer software developer and performance specialist at Wix.com. As Dan states, his job is to make 100 million websites (hosted on the Wix platform) load and execute faster! Past employment includes working for companies, such as: Ericom, Ericom Software, and BackWeb. He studied at Technion Institute of Management and currently lives in Tel Aviv, Israel. The panel talks about web performance API among other things. Check it out!

Show Topics:

1:29 – Charles: Let us know who you are and why you’re famous!

1:39 – “Hello!” from Dan Shappir.

2:25 – Charles: You should say that you go to EACH site EVERY day out of the millions of sites out there.

2:53 – Charles: My mom mentioned Wix to me at first. My mom teaches High School Math.

3:16 – Dan: Yes that is our mission statement. That everyone can get a website without the knowledge of how to build a website.

3:52 – Aimee makes her comments.

3:59 – Dan: On our platform we try to offer people flexibility. There are bounds and limits, but people can do their very own thing, though. To make Wix faster because as we add more features and functionality that is our goal.

4:40 – Chuck: Okay, I know how to make X perform a little bit better. You are looking at a platform that controls TONS of sites, how do you even go about that?

4:58 – Dan: It is more difficult then that. We have millions of users leveraging the platform but there are a lot of developers in Wix who are developing the platform. I don’t think anyone at Wix has a total grasp of the complexity of the platform that we built. We have hundreds of frontend people working on our platform. All of them have pieces to the kingdom. We have processes in place with code reviews and whatnot, but there is so much going on. There is a change every 2 minutes, 24/7. We need to make sure progressing instead of regressing. 

6:54 – Aimee: I think it was interesting in one of the links you sent over. Because you know when something is getting worse you consider that a bug.

7:15 – Dan: It is more than a bug because if we see regression in performance then that is a problem. I can literally see any part of the organization and say, “stop” if it will

7:57 – Chuck: We are talking about performance, but what does that mean? What measures are there?

8:15: Dan: We are looking at performance can mean different things in different contents. User sites, for example, most important aspect is load time. How quickly the page loads and gets open to the viewer to that specific site. When they click something they want it instantly and no drag time. It does change in different contexts.

9:58 – Chuck: People do talk about load time. People have different definitions of it.

10:12: Dan: Excellent question. When you look at the different sites through Wix. Different people who build sites – load time can mean something else to everybody. It can mean when you see the MAIN text or the MAIN image. If it’s on an ECON site then how soon can they purchase or on a booking site, how long can the person book X product.

I heard someone at a conference say that load time is when: HERO TEXT And HERO IMAGE are displayed.

12:14 – Chuck: What is faster React or Vue?

12:21 – NEW HOST: Not sure. It all depends.

12:34 – Dan: We are big into React. We are one of the big React users outside of Facebook. I joined Wix four years ago, and even back then we were rebuilding our framework using React. One of our main modifications is because we wanted to do server-side rendered.

13:27 – Christopher asks Dan a question.

14:16 – Dan: We are in transition in this regard. Before we were totally client-site rendered, and that was the case until middle of last year. Then we deployed...

Dan: We are 100% server-side rendered now. Some things we are still using JavaScript. We have another project going on now and it’s fully CSS, and little JavaScript as possible. What you might want to do with that site is...

You might get in a few months every Wix site will be visible even if JavaScript is disabled.

16:26 – Aimee adds in her comments and observations to this topic.

16:55 – Dan: We don’t want things displayed incorrectly before it lays out. We hide the content while it’s downloading then make it visible. They lay-outing are done faster, because...

17:44 – Christopher asks Dan a question.

18:04 – Dan: I got into API...

Either you are moving forward or are you moving back. AKA – You are either progressing or regressing.

Different stages:

1.) Development stage

2.) Pre-Production (automated tools that check the performance with specific use cases)

3.) Check it out!

It’s beneficial to use these APIs.

21:11 – Christopher: What is performance APIs?

21:38 – Dan: There is a working group – Todd from Microsoft and others who are exposing the information (that is available in the browser) out into the browser. When the browser downloads a certain source (image, font, etc.) it can measure the various stages of downloading that feature.  You have these different sages of downloading this resource. The browser can measure each of these stages and then expose them to you. Basically it’s for the browser to expose this information to you and in a way that is coherent and uniform. It essentially maintains this buffer that puts performance entries sequentially.

Dan continues explaining this topic in detail.

25:55 – Dan: You have this internal buffer...

28:45 – Advertisement – Sentry – They support opensource.

29:39 – Christopher: everything you are saying seems that I can use this or that tab right now...

Why would I prefer the API to something visual, hypothetically?

30:03 – Dan: Three Different Stages. (See above.)

This information is very, very helpful during the developmental stage. Say you got a link from someone...

Dan mentions: Performance.mark

34:04 – Aimee: When you were talking about resource-ends. Many people don’t know what this is. Can you spend 2-3 minutes about how you guys are using these? Are there people can add for big bang for their buck?

34:41 – Dan: This might want to be a topic for its own podcast show.

Dan gives a definition of what a resource-end means.

Go back to fonts as an example.

Pre-connect for example, too.

39:03 – Dan: Like I said, it’s a huge topic.

You have to exercise some care. Bandwidth is limited. Make sure you aren’t blocking other resources that you do need right now.

40:02 – Aimee: Sounds like a lot of great things to tap into. Another question I have is about bundling.

40:27 – Dan: One of the things that we try to do (given that we are depending on the JavaScript we are downloading) we need to download JavaScript content to the client side. It has been shown often that JS is the most impactful resources that you need to download. You really want to be as smart as possible with that. What is even more challenging is the network protocols are changing.

Dan continues to go in-depth about this topic.

Dan: What we have found is that you want to strive to bundle resources together.

44:10 – Aimee: Makes sense.

44:15 – Dan continues talking about this topic.

45:23 – Chuck asks two questions. (First question is now and second question is at 51:32.)

2 Questions:

1. You gather information from web performance AI - What system is that?

45:42 – Dan: I am not the expert in that. I will try not to give misleading information. Actually let me phrase it different. There are 3rd party tools that you can use leverage in your website. IF you are building for commercial reasons I highly recommend that you use performance-monitoring solution. I am not going to advertise one because there are tons out there. We ended up rolling out our own infrastructure because our use case is different than most.

At a conference I talked with a vendor and we talked about...

51:32 – 2nd Question from Charles to Dan: Now you’ve gathered this information now what to you do? What patterns? What do you look for? And how do you decide to optimize things?

54:23 – Chuck: Back to that question, Dan. How should they react to it and what are they looking for

54:41 – Dan: Three main ways: 1.) Generate alerts 2.) See trends over long period of time 3.) Looking at real-time graphs.

Frontend developer pro is that likely being woken up in the middle of the night is lower. We might be looking at the real time graph after we deployed...

57:31 – Advertisement – Get a Coder Job!

58:10 – Picks!

Links:

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Dan

Wix Engineering JavaScript Riddle

MJS 079: Michael Garrigan

Oct 3, 2018 33:31

Description:

Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Michael Garrigan

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with http://michaelgarrigan.com who is one of the podcast’s listeners. He is changing careers midway and has had many exciting careers in the past, such as being a professional chef, carpenter, repairman, and so on. Listen to today’s episode to hear Michael’s unique experience with programming and JavaScript.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

1:18 – Chuck: I started this show but interviewing guests and then opened up to listeners. Michael scheduled an interview and here we go! I find that his experience will be different than mine than others. We will be getting guests on here, but wanted this to be a well-rounded view within the community.

2:25 – Michael’s background! His experience is a mid-career change. To see the things that are intimidating and exciting.

3:16 – How did you get into programming?

3:23 – Michael: How do people talk to machines? What are the different computer languages out there? What do people prefer to use? The C programming language, I saw as the “grandfather” program. That’s the first thing I looked at. Then I was like, “what is going on?” I got a copy of the original K&R book and worked through that.

4:58 – Chuck: I did the C language in college. The Java that I was learning then was less complicated. How did you end up with JavaScript then?

5:26 – Guest: It was easy and you can just open up a console and it works. You want to see things happen visually when you program is great. It’s a great entry point. We started building things in React and how fun that is. I enjoy JavaScript in general.

6:11 – Chuck: What is your career transition?

6:18 – Guest: I have always been a craftsman and building things. I had a portion time I was a professional chef, which is the cold side like sausages and meats and cheeses, etc. I used to do a lot of ice carvings, too. Stopped that and opened a small business and repaired antique furniture for people. Wicker restoration. It was super cool because it was 100+ years old. To see what people did very well was enjoyable. Every few years I wanted to see how something worked, and that’s how I got into it. That was the gateway to something that was scary to something that made programs.

8:24 – Chuck: I was working in IT and wrote a system that managed updates across multiple servers. There is some automation I can do here, and it grew to something else. What made you switch? Were you were looking for something more lucrative?

9:01 – Michael: Main motivation I appreciate the logic behind it. I always build physical items. To build items that are non-physical is kind of different. Using logic to essentially put out a giant instruction sheet is fun.

9:52 – Chuck: At what point do you say I want to do a boot camp?

10:04 – Michael: I might to this as a career. Hobby level and going to work is definitely different. I could see myself getting up every day and going to meetings and talking about these topics and different issues. Coding day to day.

10:51 – Chuck: Who did you talk to who got you started?

10:57 – Guest: Things I read online and friends. They said get the basics behind programming. Languages come and go. Be able to learn quickly and learn the basics.

12:13 – Chuck: In NY city? It’s pricy to live there.

12:33 – Guest: Cost of living is much greater.

12:42 – Chuck: What was it like to go to a boot camp?

12:50 – Guest answers question.

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15:11 – Chuck: What different projects have you worked on?

15:19 – Guest talks about his many different projects. Like senses.gov.

18:11 – Michael: Working on getting a job. I put together a portfolio and just graduated this past week.

19:38 – Charles: Anything that has been a huge challenge for you?

19:47 – Not really just one. I’ve done big projects in the past. Seeing that I can do them and sheer amount of work that I have put in. Not really too concerned. Only concern is that mid-30s any bias that is out there. I don’t think that will really affect me.

20:25 – Chuck: Yeah, it’s rally not age-bias.

20:55 – Michael: “Making your bones” is an expression in culinary school. That means that you put in the hours in the beginning to become a professional at it. So I have had transitioned several times and each time I had to make my bones and put in the time, so I am not looking forward to that for me right now, but...

21:43 – Chuck: Anything else?

21:51 – Guest: Meetups.

22:40 – Chuck: I have been putting time into making this book.

22:53 – Guest puts in his last comments.

24:00 – Chuck: Thinking about what I want DevChat TV to be. I have been thinking and writing the mission statement for DevChat TV.

25:14 – Chuck: It’s a big deal to get out of debt. My wife and I will be at the end of the year.

25:37 – Guest: Discipline not to spend money, and peer pressure.

25:48 – Picks!

25:57 – Advertisement for Digital Ocean!

Links:

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JSJ 333: “JavaScript 2018: Things You Need to Know, and a Few You Can Skip” with Ethan Brown

Oct 2, 2018 1:12:33

Description:

Panel:

Aimee Knight Joe Eames Charles Max Wood

Special Guests: Ethan Brown

In this episode, the panel talks with Ethan Brown who is a technological director at a small company. They write software to facilitate large public organizations and help make projects more effective, such as: rehabilitation of large construction projects, among others. There is a lot of government work through the endeavors they encounter. Today, the panel talks about his article he wrote, and other topics such as Flex, Redux, Ruby, Vue.js, Automerge, block chain, and Elm. Enjoy!

Show Topics:

2:38 – Chuck: We are here to talk about the software side of things.

Let’s dive into what you are looking at mid-year what we need to know for 2018. You wrote this.

3:25 – Ethan: I start off saying that doing this podcast now, how quickly things change. One thing I didn’t think people needed to know was symbols, and now that’s changed. I had a hard time with bundling and other things. I didn’t think the troubles were worth it. And now a couple of moths ago (an open source project) someone submitted a PR and said: maybe we should be using symbols? I told them I’ve had problems in the past. They said: are you crazy?!

It’s funny to see how I things have changed.

4:47 – Panel: Could you talk about symbols?

4:58 – Aimee: Are they comparable to Ruby?

5:05 – Ethan talks about what symbols are and what they do!

5:52 – Chuck: That’s pretty close to how that’s used in Ruby, too.

6:04 – Aimee: I haven’t used them in JavaScript, yet. When have you used them recently?

6:15 – Ethan answers the question.

7:17 – Panelist chimes in.

7:27 – Ethan continues his answer. The topic of “symbols” continues. Ethan talks about Automerge.

11:18 – Chuck: I want to dive-into what you SHOULD know in 2018 – does this come from your experience? Or how did you drive this list?

11:40 – Ethan: I realize that this is a local business, and I try to hear what people are and are not using. I read blogs. I think I am staying on top of these topics being discussed.

12:25 – Chuck: Most of these things are what people are talking.

12:47 – Aimee: Web Assembly. Why is this on the list?

12:58 – Ethan: I put on the list, because I heard lots of people talk about this. What I was hearing the echoes of the JavaScript haters. They have gone through a renaissance. Along with Node, and React (among others) people did get on board. There are a lot of people that are poisoned by that. I think the excitement has died down. If I were to tell a story today – I would

14:23 – Would you put block chain on there? And AI?

14:34 – Panel: I think it’s something you should be aware of in regards to web assembly. I think it will be aware of. I don’t know if there is anything functional that I could use it with.

15:18 – Chuck: I haven’t really played with it...

15:27 – Panel: If you wrote this today would you put machine learning on there?

15:37 – Ethan: Machine Learning...

16:44 – Chuck: Back to Web Assembly. I don’t think you were wrong, I think you were early. Web Assembly isn’t design just to be a ... It’s designed to be highly optimized for...

17:45 – Ethan: Well-said. Most of the work I do today we are hardly taxing the devices we are using on.

18:18 – Chuck and panel chime in.

18:39 – Chuck: I did think the next two you have on here makes sense.

18:54 – Panel: Functional programming?

19:02 – Ethan: I have a lot of thoughts on functional programming and they are mixed. I was exposed to this in the late 90’s. It was around by 20-30 years. These aren’t new. I do credit JavaScript to bring these to the masses. It’s the first language I see the masses clinging to. 10 years ago you didn’t see that. I think that’s great for the programming community in general. I would liken it to a way that Ruby on Rails really changed the way we do web developing with strong tooling. It was never really my favorite language but I can appreciate what it did for web programming. With that said...(Ethan continues the conversation.)

Ethan: I love Elm.

21:49 – Panelists talks about Elm.

*The topic diverts slightly.

22:23 – Panel: Here’s a counter-argument. Want to stir the pot a little bit.

I want to take the side of someone who does NOT like functional programming.

24:08 – Ethan: I don’t disagree with you. There are some things I agree with and things I do disagree with. Let’s talk about Data Structures. I feel like I use this everyday. Maybe it’s the common ones. The computer science background definitely helps out.

If there was one data structure, it would be TREES. I think STACKS and QUEUES are important, too. Don’t use 200-300 hours, but here are the most important ones. For algorithms that maybe you should know and bust out by heart.

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28:30 – Chuck: Functional programming – people talk bout why they hate it, and people go all the way down and they say: You have to do it this way....

What pay things will pay off for me, and which things won’t pay off for me? For a lot of the easy wins it has already been discussed. I can’t remember all the principles behind it. You are looking at real tradeoffs.  You have to approach it in another way. I like the IDEA that you should know in 2018, get to know X, Y, or Z, this year. You are helping the person guide them through the process.

30:18 – Ethan: Having the right tools in your toolbox.

30:45 – Panel: I agree with everything you said, I was on board, until you said: Get Merge Conflicts.

I think as developers we are being dragged in...

33:55 – Panelist: Is this the RIGHT tool to use in this situation?

34:06 – Aimee: If you are ever feeling super imposed about something then make sure you give it a fair shot, first.

34:28 – That’s the only reason why I keep watching DC movies.

34:41 – Chuck: Functional programming and...

I see people react because of the hype cycle. It doesn’t fit into my current paradigm. Is it super popular for a few months or...?

35:10 – Aimee: I would love for someone to point out a way those pure functions that wouldn’t make their code more testable.

35:42 – Ethan: Give things a fair shake. This is going back a few years when React was starting to gain popularity. I had young programmers all about React. I tried it and mixing it with JavaScript and...I thought it was gross. Everyone went on board and I had to make technically decisions. A Friend told me that you have to try it 3 times and give up 3 times for you to get it. That was exactly it – don’t know if that was prophecy or something. This was one of my bigger professional mistakes because team wanted to use it and I didn’t at first. At the time we went with Vue (old dog like me). I cost us 80,000 lines of code and how many man hours because I wasn’t keeping an open-mind?

37:54 – Chuck: We can all say that with someone we’ve done.

38:04 – Panel shares a personal story.

38:32 – Panel: I sympathize because I had the same feeling as automated testing. That first time, that automated test saved me 3 hours. Oh My Gosh! What have I been missing!

39:12 – Ethan: Why should you do automated testing? Here is why...

You have to not be afraid of testing. Not afraid of breaking things and getting messy.

39:51 – Panel: Immutability?

40:00 – Ethan talks about this topic.

42:58 – Chuck: You have summed up my experience with it.

43:10 – Panel: Yep. I agree. This is stupid why would I make a copy of a huge structure, when...

44:03 – Chuck: To Joe’s point – but it wasn’t just “this was a dumb way” – it was also trivial, too. I am doing all of these operations and look my memory doesn’t go through the roof. They you see it pay off. If you don’t see how it’s saving you effort, at first, then you really understand later.

44:58 – Aimee: Going back to it being a functional concept and making things more testable and let it being clearly separate things makes working in code a better experience.

As I am working in a system that is NOT a pleasure.

45:31 – Chuck: It’s called legacy code...

45:38 – What is the code year? What constitutes a legacy application?

45:55 – Panel: 7 times – good rule.

46:10 – Aimee: I am not trolling. Serious conversation I was having with them this year.

46:27 – Just like cars.

46:34 – Chuck chimes in with his rule of thumb.

46:244 – Panel and Chuck go back-and-forth with this topic.

47:14 – Dilbert cartoons – check it out.

47:55 – GREAT QUOTE about life lessons.

48:09 – Chuck: I wish I knew then what I know now.

Data binding. Flux and Redux. Lots of this came out of stuff around both data stores and shadow domes. How do you tease this out with the stuff that came out around the same time?

48:51 – Ethan answers question.

51:17 – Panel chimes in.

52:01 – Picks!

Links:

JavaScript jQuery React Elixir Elm Vue Automerge - GITHUB Functional – Light JavaScript Lego’s Massive Cloud City Star Wars Lego Shop The Traveler’s Gift – Book Jocks Rule, Nerds Drool by Jennifer Wright 2ality – JavaScript and more Cooper Press Book – Ethan Brown O’Reilly Community – Ethan Brown’s Bio Ethan Brown’s Twitter

Sponsors:

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Pettier

Joe

Lego - Star Wars Betrayal at Cloud City Functional-Light JavaScript

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The Traveler’s Gift The Shack The Expanse

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MJS 078: Steve Edwards

Sep 26, 2018 39:09

Description:

Show notes coming shortly!

JSJ 332: “You Learned JavaScript, Now What?” with Chris Heilmann

Sep 25, 2018 1:13:57

Description:

Panel:

AJ O’Neal Aimee Knight Joe Eames Charles Max Wood

Special Guests: Chris Heilmann

In this episode, the panel talks with programmer, Chris Heilmann. He has written books about JavaScript, in addition to writing a blog about it and is an educator about this program.  He currently resides in Berlin, Germany. Let’s welcome our special guest and listen to today’s episode!

Show Topics:

2:19 – Chuck talks.

2:41 – Chris: He has talked about JavaScript in Berlin upon an invitation. You can get five different suggestions about how to use JavaScript. The best practices, I have found, are on the projects I am on now. JavaScript was built in ten days. My goal is to help people navigate through JavaScript and help them feel not disenfranchised. 

5:47 – Aimee: The overall theme is...

5:54 – Panelist: I really like what you said about helping people not feeling disenfranchised.

6:47 – Chris: There is a lot of peer pressure at peer conferences

7:30 – Aimee chimes in with some comments.

7:50: Chris: I think we need to hunt the person down that put...

8:03 – Panelist: A good point to that is, I try to avoid comments like, “Well, like we ALL know...”

8:27 – Chris: There are things NOT to say on stage. It happens, but we don’t want to say certain things while we are teaching people. We are building products with different groups, so keep that in mind.

9:40 – Aimee: My experience in doing this is that I have found it very rewarding to share embarrassing experiences that I’ve had. My advice would to tell people to let their guard down. It’s encouraging for me.

10:26 – Chris: It helps to show that you are vulnerable and show that you are still learning, too. We are all learning together. 90% of our job is communicating with others.

11:05 – Chuck: Now, I do want to ask this...

11:35 – Chris answers.

12:24 – What makes you say that? (Question to Chris)

12:25 – Chris answers.

13:55 – Chuck: The different systems out there are either widely distributed or...

You will have to work with other people. There is no way that people can make that on their own. If you can’t work with other people, then you are a hindrance.

14:31 – Aimee chimes in.

14:53 – Chris: They have to be very self-assured. I want to do things that are at the next level. Each developer has his or her own story. I want to move up the chain, so I want to make sure these developers are self-assured.

16:07 – Chris: Back to the article...

18:26 – Chuck: Yes, I agree. Why go and fight creating a whole system when it exists.

18:54 – Chris chimes in with some comments.

19:38 – Panelist: I still use console logs.

19:48 – Chris: We all do, but we have to...

19:55 – Aimee: In the past year, I can’t tell you how much I rely on this. Do I use Angular? Do I learn Vue? All those things that you can focus on – tools.

10:21 – Chris: We are talking about the ethics of interfaces. Good code is about accessibility, privacy and maintainability, among others. Everything else is sugar on top. We are building products for other people.

22:10 – Chuck: That is the interesting message in your post, and that you are saying: having a deep, solid knowledge of React (that is sort of a status thing...). It is other things that really do matter. It’s the impact we are having. It’s those things that will make the difference. Those things people will want to work with and solves their problems.

23:00 – Chris adds his comments. He talks about Flash.

24:05 – Chris: The librarian motto: “I don’t know everything, but I can look “here” to find the answer.” We don’t know everything.

24:31 – Aimee: Learn how to learn.

24:50 – Chris: There is a big gap in the market. Scratch is a cool tool and it’s these puzzle pieces you put together. It was hard for me to use that system. No, I don’t want to do that. But if you teach the kids these tools then that’s good. 

24:56 – Chuck: Here is the link, and all I had to do was write React components.

26:12 – Chris: My first laptop was 5x more heavy then this one is. Having access to the Internet is a blessing.

27:24 – Advertisement

28:21 – Chuck: Let’s bring this back around. If someone has gone through boot camp, you are recommending that they get use to know their editor, debugging, etc.

Chris: 28:47 – Chris: Yes, get involved within your community. GitHub. This is a community effort. You can help. Writing code from scratch is not that necessary anymore. Why rebuild something if it works. Why fix it if it’s not broken?

31:00 – Chuck talks about his experience.

31:13 – Chris continues his thoughts.

Chris: Start growing a community.

32:01 – Chuck: What ways can people get involved within their community?

32:13 – Chris: Meetup. There are a lot of opportunities out there. Just going online and seeing where the conferences

34:08 – Chris: It’s interesting when I coach people on public speaking. Sharing your knowledge and learning experience is great!

34:50 – Chuck: If they are learning how to code then...by interacting with people you can get closer to what you need/want.

35:30 – Chris continues this conversation.

35:49 – Chris: You can be the person that helps with x, y, z. Just by getting your name known then you can get a job offer.

36:23 – Chuck: How do you find out what is really good content – what’s worth your time vs. what’s not worth your time?

36:36 –Chris says, “That’s tricky!” Chris answers the question.

37:19: Chris: The best things out there right now is...

38:45 – Chuck: Anything else that people want to bring up?

39:00 – Chris continues to talk.

42:26 – Aimee adds in her thoughts.

Aimee: I would encourage people to...

43:00 – Chris continues the conversation.

Chris: Each project is different, when I build a web app is different then when I build a...

45:07 – Panelist: I agree. You talked about abstractions that don’t go away. You use abstractions in what you use. At some point, it’s safe to rly on this abstraction, but not this one. People may ask themselves: maybe CoffeeScript wasn’t the best thing for me.

46:11 – Chris comments and refers to jQuery.

48:58 – Chris continues the conversation.

Chris: I used to work on eight different projects and they worked on different interfaces. I learned about these different environments. This is the project we are now using, and this will like it for the end of time. This is where abstractions are the weird thing. What was the use of the abstraction if it doesn’t have longevity? I think we are building things too soon and too fast.

51:04 – Chris: When I work in browsers and come up with brand new stuff.

52:21 – Panelist: Your points are great, but there are some additional things we need to talk about. Let’s take jQuery as an example. There is a strong argument that if you misuse the browser...

53:45 – Chris: The main issue I have with jQuery is that people get an immediate satisfaction. What do we do besides this?

55:58 – Panelist asks Chris further questions.

56:25 – Chris answers.

Chris: There are highly frequent websites that aren’t being maintained and they aren’t maintainable anymore.

57:09 – Panelist: Prototypes were invented because...

57:51 – Chris: It’s a 20/20 thing.

58:04 – Panelist: Same thing can be said about the Y2K.

58:20 – Panelist: Yes, they had to solve that problem that day. The reality is...

58:44 – Chris: We learned from that whole experience.

1:00:51 – Chris: There was a lot of fluff around it.

1:01:35 – Panelist: Being able to see the future would be a very helpful thing.

1:01:43 – Chris continues the conversation.

1:02:44 – Chuck: How do people get ahold of you?

1:03:04 – Twitter is probably the best way.

1:03:32 – Let’s go to picks!

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Links:

JavaScript So you Learned Java Script, what now? – Article WebHint Article by James Sinclair Clank! Angular GitHub Meetup Chris Heilmann’s Twitter Chris Heilmann’s Website Chris Heilmann’s Medium Chris Heilmann’s LinkedIn Chris Heilmann Chris Heilmann’s GitHub Smashing Magazine – Chris Heilmann jQuery CoffeeScript React Elixir

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Amiee

Hacker News -  How to deal with dirty side effects in your pure functional JavaScript

AJ

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Chris

Web Unleashed Toronto Kurzgesagt It Is Just You, Everything’s Not Shit

MJS 077: Sérgio Crisóstomo

Sep 19, 2018 34:21

Description:

Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Sérgio Crisóstomo

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Sérgio Crisóstomo. Charles is now interviewing podcast listeners, not just guest speakers. Check-out toady’s episode to hear Sérgio’s background as a musician and as a programmer. Also, to hear Sérgio’s latest projects and how he fell in-love with Sweden and ended up moving there!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

1:46 – Chuck: How did you get into programming?

1:53 – Sérgio: As a child, I got interested into gaming. I wrote coding. Spectrum.

2:22 – Chuck: I think that makes you about my age.

2:41 – Sérgio: I was born in 1978.

2:51 – Sérgio: I had a cousin who got inspired by me and we started doing things together. We would show each other what we were doing. Better games and better computers came around. Turned out that I came back to it later in life.

3:29 – Chuck: what got you interested?

3:30 – Sérgio: It was all about problem-solving. There was no book. It was trial and error. It was magic. I was doing small steps, and it was empowering to me.

4:29 – Chuck: I used Logo. How did you get into programming at the professional-level?

4:45 – Sérgio: It was a long journey. My family was deep into a musical background. I went to the conservatory. I had a background in math, music, and physics. I went into programming because my father pushed me towards that direction. I did my Master’s in violin. After that I moved to Sweden. I really liked Sweden’s educational system. After 20 years I got into program working. I faked it until I made it. I had no one who could help me day-to-day life. I love solving problems. I found myself helping people in Portugal and other countries, since their English wasn’t strong. I liked that I was helping the community. That made me feel good about c

10:15 – Chuck: You switch from PHP to Node? What was the reasoning to that?

11:30 – Chuck: What things have you built in JavaScript?

11:47 – Sérgio: I started doing some freelance work. In the beginning it was helping friends.

13:22 – Chuck: Football – do you mean soccer or football?

13:35 – Sérgio: One day in the school, we got a new principal that the school didn’t like. I left because I wasn’t happy. I was a fulltime musician, and looked at this fulltime-programming job. I went to an interview where there were code quizzes. I loved the challenges. I had to choose between two different careers. After some negotiations it was a great fit for me. I got to be in-charge of different projects. Right now, I am a senior developer. It’s a small company but it is growing.

15:48 – Advertisement  E-book!

16:31 – Chuck: It’s interesting to see how you weren’t happy with your original job and how you got into programming fulltime.

17:29 – Sérgio: It’s important to have a good perspective. I am used to meeting people because I worked with choirs, orchestras, dance, and people and I can use those tools that I learned with musicians and transfer over to programming. Since I was good in JavaScript that helped me. Also, it was good that I was head-in-chief, because of my background of being a teacher. I found similarities and made it happen. That was my way in.

19:36 – Chuck: I find that very interesting. Yes, in the larger markets they might have their pick, but if you look into the smaller markets they might need you.

20:21 – Sérgio: People will invest into you if you are willing to learn and stay for a while.

20:48 – Chuck: What is the community like over in Sweden?

21:12 – Chuck: Do you have a lot of communities/boot camps out there to help people to code out in Sweden?

21:32 – Sérgio: Yes. It’s a really active community, and I have been involved helping connect people. People are curious and wanting to grow. It’s really open.

22:39 – Chuck: How do you start a program like that?

22:53 – Sérgio: I went to MEETUP.COM. 

23:45 – Sérgio: I fell in-love with the concept of Sweden’s education system. I was there touring and decided I wanted to move to Sweden. It was worth staying. Sweden is having different political winds now. They are open to foreigners. I am a Swedish citizen now.

25:18 – Chuck: What are you working on now?

25:26 – Sérgio answers Chuck’s question.

26:45 – Chuck: Anything else?

26:54 – Sérgio: I can talk about music a lot! I find a lot of programmers are musicians, too.

27:23 – Chuck: One more question. I have met, too, a lot of programmers who are musicians, too. What is the correlation?

27:43 – Music has a lot of mathematics. You have to play on time and solve problems all the time. I was in a workshop with musicians and entrepreneurs, and I learned a lot in this workshop. There are different attitudes when conducting. There is problem solving and managing people. I see the connections there.

Links:

Meetup.com Sergio’s GitHub Sergio’s Website Sergio’s Website Sergio’s Twitter

Sponsors:

Code Badges Digital Ocean Cache Fly

Picks:

Charles

Views on Vue – DevChat Code Badge - Kick Starter

Sérgio

Chopin! Checkout Sweden if you want a job as a programmer! Email me!

JSJ 331: “An Overview of JavaScript Testing in 2018” with Vitali Zaidman

Sep 18, 2018 54:56

Description:

Panel:

AJ O’Neal Aimee Knight Joe Eames Charles Max Wood

Special Guests: Vitali Zaidman

In this episode, the panel talks with programmer, Vitali Zaidman, who is working with Software Solutions Company. He researches technologies and starts new projects all the time, and looks at these new technologies within the market. The panel talks about testing JavaScript in 2018 and Jest.

Show Topics:

1:32 – Chuck: Let’s talk about testing JavaScript in 2018.

1:53 – Vitali talks about solving problems in JavaScript.

2:46 – Chuck asks Vitali a question.

3:03 – Vitali’s answer.

3:30 – Why Jest? Why not Mocha or these other programs?

3:49 – Jest is the best interruption of what testing should look like and the best practice nowadays. There are different options, they can be better, but Jest has this great support from their community. There are great new features.

4:31 – Chuck to Joe: What are you using for testing nowadays?

4:43 – Joe: I use Angular, primarily.

6:01 – Like life, it’s sometimes easier to use things that make things very valuable.

7:55 – Aimee: I have heard great things about Cypress, but at work we are using another program.

8:22 – Vitali: Check out my article.

8:51 – Aimee: There are too many problems with the program that we use at work.

9:39 – Panelist to Vitali: I read your article, and I am a fan. Why do you pick Test Café over Cypress, and how familiar are you with Cypress? What about Selenium and other programs?

10:12 – Vitali: “Test Café and Cypress are competing head-to-head.”

Listen to Vitali’s suggestions and comments per the panelists’ question at this timestamp.

11:25 – Chuck: I see that you use sign-on...

12:29 – Aimee: Can you talk about Puppeteer? It seems promising.

12:45 – Vitali: Yes, Puppeteer is promising. It’s developed by Google and by Chrome. You don’t want to use all of your tests in Puppeteer, because it will be really hard to do in other browsers.

13:26: Panelist: “...5, 6, 7, years ago it was important of any kind of JavaScript testing you had no idea if it worked in one browser and it not necessarily works in another browser. That was 10 years ago. Is multiple browsers testing as important then as it is now?

14:51: Vitali answers the above question.

15:30 – Aimee: If it is more JavaScript heavy then it could possibly cause more problems.

15:56 – Panelist: I agree with this.

16:02 – Vitali continues this conversation with additional comments.

16:17 – Aimee: “I see that Safari is the new Internet Explorer.”

16:23: Chuck: “Yes, you have to know your audience. Are they using older browsers? What is the compatibility?”

17:01 – Vitali: There are issues with the security. Firefox has a feature of tracking protection; something like that.

17:33 – Question to Vitali by Panelist.

17:55 – Vitali answers the question.

18:30 – Panelist makes additional comments.

18:43 – If you use Safari, you reap what you sow.

18:49 – Chuck: I use Chrome on my iPhone. (Aimee does, too.) Sometimes I wind up in Safari by accident.

19:38 – Panelist makes comments.

19:52 – Vitali tells a funny story that relates to this topic.

20:45 – There are too many standards out there.

21:05 – Aimee makes comments.

21:08 – Brutalist Web Design. Some guy has this site – Brutalist Web Design – where he says use basic stuff and stop being so custom. Stop using the web as some crazy platform, and if your site is a website that can be scrolled through, that’s great. It needs to be just enough for people to see your content.

22:16 – Aimee makes additional comments about this topic of Brutalist Web Design.

22:35 – Panelist: I like it when people go out and say things like that.

22:45 – Here is the point, though. There is a difference between a website and a web application. Really the purpose is to read an article.

23:37 – Vitali chimes in.

24:01 – Back to the topic of content on websites.

25:17 – Panelist: Medium is very minimal. Medium doesn’t feel like an application.

26:10 – Is the website easy enough for the user to scroll through and get the content like they want to?

26:19 – Advertisement.

27:22 – See how far off the topic we got?

27:31 – These are my favorite conversations to have.

27:39 – Vitali: Let’s talk about how my article got so popular. It’s an interesting thing, I started researching “testing” for my company. We wanted to implement one of the testing tools. Instead of creating a presentation, I would write first about it in Medium to get feedback from the community as well. It was a great decision, because I got a lot of comments back. I enjoyed the experience, too. Just write about your problem in Medium to see what people say.

28:48 – Panelist: You put a ton of time and energy in this article. There are tons of links. Did you really go through all of those articles?

29:10 – Yes, what are the most permanent tools? I was just reading through a lot of comments and feedback from people. I tested the tools myself, too!

29:37 – Panelist: You broke down the article, and it’s a 22-minute read.

30:09 – Vitali: I wrote the article for my company, and they ad to read it.

30:24 – Panelist: Spending so much time – you probably felt like it was apart of your job.

30:39 – Vitali: I really like creating and writing. It was rally amazing for me and a great experience. I feel like I am talented in this area because I write well and fast. I wanted to express myself.

31:17 – Did you edit and review?

31:23 – Vitali: I wrote it by myself and some friends read it. There were serious mistakes, and that’s okay I am not afraid of mistakes. This way you get feedback.

32:10 – Chuck: “Some people see testing in JavaScript, and people look at this and say there are so much here. Is there a place where people can start, so that way they don’t’ get too overwhelmed? Is there a way to ease into this and take a bite-size at a time?”

32:52 – Vitali: “Find something that works for them. Read the article and start writing code.”

He continues this conversation from here on out.

34:03 – Chuck continues to ask questions and add other comments.

34:16 – Vitali chimes-in. 

34:38 – Chuck. 

34:46 – Vitali piggybacks off of Chuck’s comments.

36:14 – Panelist: Let’s go back to Jest. There is a very common occurrence where we see lots of turn and we see ideas like this has become the dominant or the standard, a lot of people talk about stuff within this community. Then we get this idea that ‘this is the only thing that is happening.’ Transition to jQuery to React to... With that context do you feel like Jest will be a dominant program? Are we going to see Jest used just as common as Mocha and other popular programs?

38:15 – Vitali comments on the panelist’s question.

38:50 – Panelist: New features. Are the features in Jest (over Jasmine, Mocha, etc.) so important that it will drive people to it by itself?

40:30 – Vitali comments on this great question.

40:58 – Panelist asks questions about features about Jest.

41:29 – Vitali talks about this topic.

42:14 – Let’s go to picks!

42:14 – Advertisement.

Links:

Vitali Zaidman’s Facebook Vitali Zaidman’s Medium Vitali Zaidman’s GitHub Vitali Zaidman’s NPM Vitali Zaidman’s LinkedIn Vitali Zaidman’s Medium Article JavaScript Brutalist Web Design Jasmine Cypress React jQuery Jest Protractor – end to end testing for Angular Test Café Intern Sinon XKCD

Sponsors:

Kendo UI Sentry Digital Ocean Cache Fly

Picks:

AJ O’Neal

Continuous from last week’s episode: Crossing the Chasm – New Technologies from Niche to General Adaptation. Go Lang

Joe Eames

Board Game: Rajas of the Ganges Framework Summit Conference in Utah React Conference

Aimee Knight

Hacker News – “Does Software Understand Complexity” via Michael Feathers Cream City Code

Chuck

E-Book: How do I get a job? Express VPN

Vitali

Book: The Square and The Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook by Niall Ferguson My article!

JSJ 330: “AWS: Amplify” with Nader Dabit

Sep 11, 2018 1:04:11

Description:

Panel:

AJ O’Neal Aimee Knight Joe Eames

Special Guests: Nader Dabit

In this episode, the panel talks with programmer, Nader Dabit, who has been with Amazon’s AWS for the past six months. They discuss the new innovations that Amazon is currently working on, and the exciting new projects that Nader gets to be involved with. Check out this episode to hear all the latest!

Show Topics:

1:45 – There are two main things that Nader works with. Check out this timestamp to see what they are.

3:29 – AJ to Nader: Tell me more about manage cloud. I am not sure about Cognito.

3:56 – Yes, Cognito is used by/through Amazon.

5:06 – What are the other manage cloud services that companies want to offer through the tools you have?

5:12 – Nader answers AJ’s question.

7:30 – Can you give me more specifics on the storage solutions you are offering?

8:03 – Nader answers AJ’s question. People store websites there for example. Frontend developers are using S3 buckets, and they are using the library, which is a storage solution.

9:10 – AJ and Nader are having a dialogue between different situations, and Nader is giving the solutions to those hypothetical situations.

10:17 – AJ: “I am interested in what you are talking about AppSync. Can you tell me how that works?” AJ is picking Nader’s brain about how AppSync works.

11:05 – Nader: “It is a single API layer for a point of entry. You can have multi-data sources.” Nader continues, in detail, answering AJ’s question.

12:36 – AJ: As a frontend developer, it sounds like I will have to become familiar with the backend, too. How is it providing the most value? What is it that I do not have to touch, because I am using this?

15:37 – How would these relations work? As a frontend developer, and I do not want to learn sequel, how would that might look like; currently or in the future? How do you extract that knowledge?

16:18 – Yes, it is not an easy solution to solve. Nader goes into detail about how he would approach this situation.

18:26 – AJ: Are these resolvers written in JavaScript?

22:04 – Acronym fun!

22:45 – Node

23:51 – Summarizing these pasts 20-some-minutes: Off-Storage, AppSync, Landis, and others are what people are using Amplify for. New Question/New Topic: Simplify.

25:45 – AWS MOBILE – is not mobile specific.

26:44 – If you are using Angular, we have a plugin in Angular to help you. We also have that for React and Vue as well.

27:52 – Advertisement

28:56 – What should we be talking about?

29:04 – Let’s talk about Amazon’s Lex, Chat Bot. Nader goes into full detail of this service.

33:52 – Apple T.V.

34:00 – AJ: Sounds like this is more platform/ more agnostic than getting different things to come together, and the Microsoft one is more hybrid and the Amazon one is more open?

35:13 – Joe, let’s go back to what you had to ask.

35:28 – Nader, you talked about PUSH notifications earlier. What is Pub/Sub?

36:30 – Is this like traditional hooks? Or custom?

37:25 – What is the “stuff” that gets you up in the morning and gets you excited to go to work at AWS?

38:40 – Nader: I really had no desire to change career paths, but it happened.

41:30 – AJ: I totally agree with the idea in that finding the common patterns, so that way someone on the lower-level can participate. AJ wants a platform that is open or purchase that can offer some of these benefits. It could be open-source or you used to buy the different tools.

43:27 AJ: What about for the hobbyist?

43:40 – Nader: I agree, that would be really nice. I can’t think of any free services that would be nice.

44:03 AJ – Not free in “free,” but “free” towards the idea of “free speech.” They would all be available and you get to choose what works well for you.

45:00 – SHOUTOUT to LISTENERS: Have an idea about this? Shoot the panel an e-mail!

45:33 – Hopefully this opens the listeners’ eyes to what’s out there.

45:48 – Cloud services.

46:55 – Innovation follows niche markets. When something gets big and established, innovation comes to a plateau. The innovation will develop in a new economic area like hydraulics. AJ thinks a niche will develop.

49:03 – Is there anything, Dabit, which you would like to talk about?

49:15 – Can we talk about AI as a service?

51:10 – Nader saw a demonstration recently.

52:26 – Hearing these implications is so cool, but when it comes to ML a panelist dabbled a little bit. He watched some videos, unless you want to devote a year or two to learning it then it’s too complex to put together. Do you have to be genius-level to get through?

53:29 – ML you are passing data. Nader is not quite sure.

56:00 Nader just did a blog post  check-it-out!

56:49 – Let’s do Picks!

56:50 – Advertisement

Links:

Nader Dabit’s Twitter Nader Dabit’s Medium Nader Dabit’s LinkedIn Nader Dabit’s GitHub Nader Dabit’s Website Nader Dabit’s YouTube channel Nader Dabit’s Egg Head JavaScript Amazon’s Cognito AWS AppSyncNode Landis AWS Mobile Vue Angular Amazon’s Lex – Chat Bot Apple T.V. Push Notifications Pub/Sub AWS’ Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Sponsors:

Kendo UI Sentry Digital Ocean

Picks:

AJ O’Neal

Blog / Thoughty 2’s Video: Pop Music The Innovator’s Solution / Book The Innovator’s Dilemma / Book

Joe Eames

Framework Summit - Tickets are still available! Movie: Equalizer 2

Nader Dabit

Finland – Graph Talks Conference, October AWS – San Francisco - LOFT

JSJ 329: Promises, Promise.finally(), and Async/await with Valeri Karpov

Sep 4, 2018 1:08:31

Description:

Panel:

Charles Max Wood AJ O’Neal Aimee Knight

Special Guests: Valeri Karpov 

In this episode, the panel talks with programmer, Valerie Karpov from Miami, Florida. He is quite knowledgeable with many different programs, but today’s episode they talk specifically about Async/Await and Promise Generators. Val is constantly busy through his different endeavors and recently finished his e-book, “Mastering Async/Await.” Check-out Val’s social media profiles through LinkedIn, GitHub, Twitter, and more.

Show Topics:

1:20 – Val has been on previous episodes back in 2013 & 2016.

1:37 – Val’s background. He is very involved with multiple companies. Go checkout his new book!

2:39 – Promises generators. Understand Promises and how things sync with Promises. Val suggests that listeners have an integrated understanding of issues like error handling.

3:57 – Chuck asks a question.

6:25 – Aimee’s asks a question: “Can you speak to why someone would want to use Async/Await?”

8:53 – AJ makes comments.

10:09 – “What makes an Async/Await not functional?” – Val

10:59 – “What’s wrong with Promises or Async/Await that people don’t like it?” - AJ

11:25 – Val states that he doesn’t think there really is anything wrong with these programs it just depends on what you need it for. He thinks that having both gives the user great power.

12:21 – AJ’s background is with Node and the Python among other programs.

12:55 – Implementing Complex Business Logic.

15:50 – Val discusses his new e-book.

17:08 – Question from Aimee.

17:16 – AJ answers question. Promises should have been primitive when it was designed or somewhat event handling.

17:46 – The panel agrees that anything is better than Call Backs.

18:18 – Aimee makes comments about Async/Await.

20:08 – “What are the core principles of your new e-book?” – Chuck

20:17 – There are 4 chapters and Val discusses, in detail, what’s in each chapter.

22:40 – There could be some confusion from JavaScript for someone where this is their first language. Does Async/Await have any affect on the way you program or does anything make it less or more confusing in the background changes?

24:30 – Val answers the before-mentioned question. Async/Await does not have anyway to help with this (data changes in the background).

25:36 – “My procedural code, I know that things won’t change on me because it is procedural code. Is it hard to adjust to that?” – AJ

26:01 – Val answers the question.

26:32 – Building a webserver with Python

27:31 – Aimee asks a question: “Do you think that there are cases in code base, where I would want to use Promises? Not from a user’s perspective, but what our preferences are, but actual performance. Is there a reason why I would want to use both or be consistent across the board?”

28:17 – Val asks for some clarification to Aimee’s question.

29:14 – Aimee: “My own personal preference is consistency. Would I want to use Promises in ‘x’ scenario and/or use Async/Await in another situation?”

32:28 – Val and AJ are discussing and problem solving different situations that these programs

33:05 – “When would you not want to use Async/Await?” – AJ

33:25 – Val goes through the different situations when he would not use Async/Await. 

33:44 – Chuck is curious about other features of Async/Await and asks Val.

36:40 – Facebook’s Regenerator

37:11 – AJ: “Back in the day, people would be really concerned with JavaScript’s performance even with Chrome.” He continues his thoughts on this topic.

38:11 – Val answers the AJ’s question.

39:10 – Duck JS probably won’t include generators.

41:18 – Val: “Have anyone used Engine Script before?” The rest of the panel had never heard of this before.

42:09 – Windows Scripting Host

42:56 – Val used Rhino in the past.

43:40 – Val: “Going back to the web performance question...”

47:08 – “Where do you see using Async/Await the most?” – Chuck

47:55 – Val uses Async/Await for everything on the backend because it has made everything so easy for him.

48:23 – “So this is why you really haven’t used Web Pack?” – AJ

49:20 – Let’s go to Aimee’s Picks!

50:18 – AJ’s story, first, before we get to Promises.

54:44 – Let’s transition to Promises Finally.

54:53 – Val talks about Promises Finally.

59:20 – Picks

Links:

JavaScript Valeri Karpov’s GitHub Valeri Karpov’s Twitter Valeri Karpov’s LinkedIn New E-Book: Mastering Async/Await Node Python Windows Scripting Host Facebook’s Regenerator Rhino

Sponsors:

Kendo UI Sentry Digital Ocean  

Picks:

Charles

YouTube Video “IKEA” by Coulton Conference Amazon Prime Day

Aimee

Blog Post Article

AJ

IKEA https://ppl.family

Val

https://www.npmjs.com/package/serve http://bit.ly/ultimate-skiing http://asyncawait.net/jsjabber New E-Book: Mastering Async/Await

MJS 076: Kevin Griffin

Aug 29, 2018 37:47

Description:

Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Kevin Griffin

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Kevin Griffin. Kevin is one of the hosts of the 2 Frugal Dudes Podcast which helps programmers learn how to be smarter with handling their money. He first got into programming really young when his Dad brought home a computer and he was curious about it so he read books and taught himself basic programming that way. They talk about his first job out of college and how that has impacted him now, the fact that you have to create your own job security, and what kind of frameworks he uses. They also touch on the importance of exposing yourself to new technologies and being open-minded, what he is working on currently, and more!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

JavaScript Jabber Episode 273 Helping programmers handle their money 2 Frugal Dudes Podcast Runs financial peace university at his church Mindset is everything How did you first get into programming? Got started really young when his Dad brought home a computer DOS for Dummies Taught himself very basic coding Really into text adventures as a child – wrote some of his own Taught Logo in Middle school Computer Science degree in college Got into software developer community because he was laid off from first job You have to build your own job security Do you do JavaScript full-time? Doesn’t like to pigeon hole himself into one language C++ and C# Didn’t want to support JavaScript originally Using jQuery, Knockout, Ember, and Backbone Working with Vue and React now The same problems persist now, just with different frameworks Looking at the project and then deciding which tool to use And much, much more!

Links:

JavaScript Jabber Episode 273 2 Frugal Dudes Podcast DOS for Dummies jQuery JavaScript Knockout Ember Backbone Vue React @2frugaldudes @1kevgriff kevgriffin.com Kevin’s Twitch Swift Kick

Sponsors:

Code Badges Digital Ocean

Picks

Charles

The Expanse

Kevin

TwitchHis twitch

JSJ 328: Functional Programming with Ramda with Christine Legge

Aug 28, 2018 55:21

Description:

Panel: 

Joe Eames Aimee Knight AJ O'Neal Joe Eames

Special Guests: Christine Legge

In this episode, the JavaScript Jabber panel talks to Christine Legge about functional programming with Ramda. Christine is a front-end software engineer and just recently got a new job in New York working at Google. Ramda is a utility library in JavaScript that focuses on making it easier to write JavaScript code in a functional way. They talk about functional programming and what it is, using Ramda in Redux, and referential transparency. They also touch on why she first got into Ramda, compare Ramda to Lodash and Underscore, and more!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Chirstine intro  Works as a front-end software engineer What is RamdaJavaScript Utility library like Lodash and Underscore Lodash and Underscore VS Ramda Functional programming Ramda and Functional programming as a mindset Ramda at ZenHub Ramda with Redux and React What is referential transparency? Why would you use Ramda VS Lodash or Underscore? Why she first got into Ramda Didn’t always want to be a programmer Background in Math Learning functional programming as a new programmer Erlang DrRacket and Java Ramda makes it easy to compose functions Creating clean and reusable code How do you start using Ramda? And much, much more! 

Links:

Ramda Lodash Underscore ZenHub Redux React Erlang DrRacket @leggechr Chirstine’s GitHub

Sponsors

Kendo UI Sentry Digital Ocean

Picks:

Charles

Home Depot Tool Rental Podcast Movement CES VRBO

Aimee

Apple Cider Vinegar Jeremy Fairbank Talk – Practical Functional Programming

AJ

Goat’s Milk

Joe

Topgolf Framework Summit

Christine

Dan Mangan Reply All Podcast

MJS 075: Jeff Escalante

Aug 22, 2018 48:41

Description:

Show notes coming shortly!

JSJ 327: "Greenlock and LetsEncrypt" with AJ O'Neal

Aug 21, 2018 55:08

Description:

Show notes coming shortly!

JSJ 327: "Greenlock and LetsEncrypt" with AJ O'Neal

Aug 21, 2018 55:08

Description:

Panel:

Charles Max Wood Joe Eames

Special Guests: AJ O'Neal

In this episode, the JavaScript Jabber panel talks to AJ O'Neal about Greenlock and LetsEncrypt. LetsEncrypt is a brand name and is the first of its kind in automated SSL and Greenlock does what Certbot does in a more simplified form. They talk about what led him to create Greenlock, compare Greenlock to Certbot, and what it’s like to use Greenlock. They also touch on Greenlock-express, how they make Greenlock better, and more!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Greenlock and LetsEncrypt overview LetsEncrypt is free to get your certificate Why Charles uses LetsEncrypt Wildcard domains Certbot Why he originally created Greenlock Working towards home servers Wanted to get HTTP on small devices Manages a certificate directory Greenlock VS Certbot Greenlock can work stand alone The best use case for Greenlock Excited about how people are using his tool What is it like to use Greenlock? Working on a desktop client Greenlock-express Acme servers CAA record Making Greenlock better by knowing how people are using it Using Greenlock-express Let's Encrypt v2 Step by Step by AJ And much, much more!

Links:

LetsEncrypt Greenlock Certbot Greenlock-express Acme servers Let's Encrypt v2 Step by Step by AJ @coolaj86 coolaj86.com AJ’s Git Greenlock.js Screencast Series Greenlock.js Patreon

Sponsors

Kendo UI Sentry Digital Ocean

Picks:

Charles

Take some time off

AJ

OverClocked Records

MJS 074: Scott Wyatt

Aug 15, 2018 30:16

Description:

Panel: Charles Max Wood

 

Guest: Scott Wyatt

 

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Scott Wyatt. Scott is a VC partner and is the CTO at Cali Style Technologies, works with startups, and was the CTO of the Dollar Beard Club. He first got into programming because his dad was a computer programmer and he really got hooked from a young age writing games and playing on the computer. They talk about the benefit of not living in the hustle and bustle of California and the Silicon Valley, how he got into JavaScript, what was it about JavaScript that hooked him, and more!

 

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

JavaScript Jabber Episode 282 Scott intro Works remotely from Indiana The pros to not living in Silicon Valley How did you first get into programming? Father was a computer programmer Strong arts background Started coding really young How did you get into JavaScript? Started out with ActionScript JavaScript to jQuery The cool part of having a diverse background as a programmer What was it that got you into JavaScript? Back-end JavaScript Node.js JavaScript is very versatile How did you get into doing something like Trails.js? Sails.js Fabrix and TypeScript  What have you done in JS that you are most proud of? Partitioned apps Contributing to freedom of information What are you working on now? And much, much more!

 

Links: 

JavaScript Jabber Episode 282 Cali Style Technologies Dollar Beard Club JavaScript jQuery Node.js Trails.js Sails.js Fabrix TypeScript @ScottBWyatt Scott’s GitHub

 

Sponsors: 

Loot Crate FreshBooks

 

Picks

Charles 

Get a Coder Job Course Golf Clash Golfing Planning in sanity time Suggest a Topic Chuck@DevChat.tv 

 

Scott

Gun.js Bitcoin

JSJ 326: Conversation with Ember co-creator Tom Dale on Ember 3.0 and the future of Ember

Aug 14, 2018 57:18

Description:

Panel:

Joe Eames Aimee Knight AJ ONeal

Special Guests: Tom Dale

In this episode, the JavaScript Jabber panel talks to Tom Dale about Ember 3.0 and the future of Ember. Tom is the co-creator of Ember and is a principle staff engineer at LinkedIn where he works on a team called Presentation Infrastructure. They talk about being in the customer service role, having a collaborative culture, and all the information on Ember 3.0. They also touch on the tendency towards disposable software, the Ember model, and more!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

How Joe met Tom Programmers as rule breakers The pressure to conform Tom intro Staff engineer at LinkedIn Customer service role Having a way to role improvements out to a lot of different people JavaScript and Ember at LinkedIn Having a collaborative culture All about Ember 3.0 Banner feature – there is nothing new Cracked how you develop software in the open source world that has longevity Major competition in Backbone previously The Ember community has never been more vibrant Tendency towards disposable software The idea of steady iteration towards improvement The Ember model Being different from different frameworks Ember adoption rates Python 3 Valuable from a business perspective to use Ember Ember community being friendly to newbies How much Ember VS how much JavaScript will a new developer have to learn? And much, much more!

Links:

Ember LinkedIn JavaScript Backbone Python @tomdale tomdale.net Tom’s GitHub

Sponsors

Kendo UI Sentry Digital Ocean

Picks:

Joe

Framework Summit Jayne React sent Evan You a cake

Aimee

Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule by Paul Graham

AJ

James Veitch

Tom

JavaScript Tech Talk Drake’s Ties Melissa Watson Ellis at Hall Madden

MJS 073: Tara Z. Manicsic

Aug 8, 2018 37:21

Description:

Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Tara Z. Manicsic

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Tara Z. Manicsic. Tara is a developer advocate for Progress, is on their Kendo UI team, and is also a Google developer expert on the Web Technologies team. She first got into programming in the second grade when she learned Logo and came back to development when she was asked to do Crystal Reports at Harvard Law School. They talk about how she found Women Who Code, the importance of understanding open source software, having a support system, what is was about Node that got her excited, and more!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Tara intro Very excited and fascinated with the web Helped to start up React Round Up as a panelist Her experience as a developer Started out as a business school dropout How did you first get into programming? Learned Logo in the second grade Loved the ability to help people and create change Crystal Reports at Harvard Law CS courses with tuition assistance Getting back into CS Being a non-traditional student Finding Women Who Code First job as a Node software engineer How did Women Who Code help you? OpenHatch Being familiar with open source software The importance of having support How did you first get into JavaScript? Seeing jobs for Ruby on Rails Matt Hernandez on JavaScript Jabber NG conf Her intro to the Angular community in person And much, much more!

Links:

Progress React Round Up Crystal Reports Women Who Code Node OpenHatch JavaScript Ruby on Rails Matt Hernandez on JavaScript Jabber NG conf Angular @Tzmanics tzmanics.com Tara’s GitHub

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Get a Coder Job Course Golf Clash

Tara

Connect.Tech DevFest Atlanta Cedar Point

JSJ 325: Practical functional programming in JavaScript and languages like Elm with Jeremy Fairbank

Aug 7, 2018 53:47

Description:

Panel:

Aimee Knight Joe Eames AJ ONeal

Special Guests: Jeremy Fairbank

In this episode, the JavaScript Jabber panel talks to Jeremy Fairbank about his talk Practical Functional Programming. Jeremy is a remote software developer and consultant for Test Double. They talk about what Test Double is and what they do there and the 6 things he touched on in his talk, such as hard to follow code, function composition, and mutable vs immutable data. They also touch on the theory of unit testing, if functional programming is the solution, and more!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Jeremy intro Works for Test Double What he means by “remote” What is Test Double? They believe software is broken and they are there to fix it His talk - Practical Functional Programming The 6 things he talked about in his talk Practical aspects that any software engineer is going to deal with Purity and the side effects of programming in general Hard to follow code Imperative VS declarative code Code breaking unexpectedly Mutable data VS immutable data The idea of too much code Combining multiple functions together to make more complex functions Function composition Elm, Elixir, and F# Pipe operator Scary to refactor code Static types The idea of null The theory of unit testing Is functional programming the solution? His approach from the talk And much, much more!

Links:

Test Double His talk - Practical Functional Programming Elm Elixir F# @elpapapollo jeremyfairbank.com Jeremy’s GitHub Jeremy’s YouTube

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Aimee

American Dollar Force with lease

AJ

Superfight

Joe

The 2018 Web Developer Roadmap by Brandon Morelli Svelte

Jeremy

Programming Elm The Secrets of Consulting by Gerald M. Weinberg Connect.Tech

MJS 072: Orta Therox

Aug 1, 2018 38:58

Description:

Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Orta Therox

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Orta Therox. Orta is a native engineer that believes that the right way to build systems is to understand as many systems as possible. He works predominately on iOS programming at a company called Artsy, where they make it easy to buy and sell art on the internet. He first got into programming because he loved playing video games as a child, loved creating his own video games, and worked his way up from there. They talk about his work at Artsy, how he used open source to learn himself how program, how he got into Ruby and then React and React Native, and more!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

JavaScript Jabber Episode 305 Orta intro Artsy iOS programming Hates lack of documentation CocoaPods Trouble with building native apps His move to React and React Native Used to run iOS team at Artsy How did you get into programming? Played video games as a kid Taught himself with books Using open source to learn Open source by default idea Loves giving back through blogging and open source How did you get into Ruby? MacRuby Boundaries are very obvious in React Native How did you get into React and React Native? Native developers building stuff in JavaScript Culture conflicts How they dealt with dependencies in their apps And much, much more!

Links:

JavaScript Jabber Episode 305 Artsy CocoaPods React React Native MacRuby JavaScript @orta orta.io Orta’s GitHub Artsy Engineering

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Charles

South Pacific Get a Coder Job course Framework Summit

Orta

Prettier

JSJ 324: with Kent Beck

Jul 31, 2018 1:06:32

Description:

Panel:

Charles Max Wood Joe Eames Aimee Knight

Special Guests: Kent Beck

In this episode, the JavaScript Jabber panel talks to Kent Beck. Kent left Facebook 4 months ago after working for them for 7 years and is now self-unemployed so that he can decompress from the stressful environment that he was a part of for so long. He now travels, writes, creates art, thinks up crazy programming ideas, and is taking a breather.  They talk about what he did at Facebook, what his coaching engagement sessions consisted of, and the importance of taking time for yourself sometimes. They also touch on what he has learned from his experience coaching, how to create a healthy environment within the workplace, and more!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Kent intro/update Ruby Rogues Episode 23 Worked at Facebook for 7 years What were you doing at Facebook? Unique culture at Facebook His strengths as a developer didn’t match with the organization’s Coaching developers TDD and Patterns Advantages as an old engineer What did coaching engagement consist of? Takes time to build trust Discharging shame Need permission to take care of what you need to Being at your best so you can do your best work Vacation in place What have you learned in your time working with people? The nice thing about coaching Everyone is different How do we create a healthy environment within the workplace? Mentor in Ward Cunningham What is it costing us? Why did you decide to leave? And much, much more!

Links:

Ruby Rogues Episode 23 @KentBeck kentbeck.com Kent’s GitHub

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Charles

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni Crucial Accountability by Kerry Patterson

Aimee

n-back

Joe

Test Driven Development: By Example by Kent Beck

Kent

The Field Guide to Understanding 'Human Error' by Sidney Dekker Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue by Ryan Holiday

JSJ 323: "Building a JavaScript platform that gives you the power to build your own CDN" with Kurt Mackey

Jul 26, 2018 1:03:05

Description:

Panel:

Charles Max Wood AJ ONeal

Special Guests: Kurt Mackey

In this episode, the JavaScript Jabber panel talks to Kurt Mackey about Fly.io. At Fly.io, they are "building a JavaScript platform that gives you the power to build your own CDN." They talk about how Fly.io came to fruition, how CDN caching works, and what happens when you deploy a Fly app. They also touch on resizing images with Fly, how you actually build JavaScript platforms using Fly, and more!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Fly.io Building a programmable CDN High level overview of Fly.io How did this project come together? CDNs didn’t work with dynamic applications Has been working on this since 2008 Extend application logic to the “edge” Putting burden of JavaScript “nastiest” onto the web server Fly is the proxy layer Getting things closer to visitors and users CDN caching Cache APIs Writing logic to improve your lighthouse score Have you built in resizing images into Fly? Managing assets closer to the user Can you modify your own JavaScript files? What happens when you deploy a Fly app Having more application logic DOM within the proxy Ghost React and Gatsby Intelligently loading client JavaScript How do you build the JavaScript platform? And much, much more!

Links:

Fly.io JavaScript Ghost Gatsby React @flydotio @mrkurt Kurt at ARS Technica Kurt’s GitHub

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Charles

GitLab

AJ

Gitea Black Panther

Kurt

Packet.net The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu

MJS 071: Kye Hohenberger

Jul 25, 2018 19:18

Description:

Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Kye Hohenberger

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Kye Hohenberger. Kye is a senior front-end engineer at Gremlin, where they do chaos as a service and break your stuff on purpose so that you can fix it and it hopefully won’t happen again. He also created the Emotion library, which is a CSS-in-JS library. He first got into programming because his Grandpa was always working on computers and Kye was curious about how they worked. They talk about how he got into JavaScript, what he's built in JavaScript that he’s proud of, what he’s working on now, and more!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

JavaScript Jabber Episode 286 Kye intro Works at Gremlin as a front-end engineer How did you first get into programming? Always had a burning curiosity for computers Worked on HTML first Worked with flash in High School Tried to major in Computer Science and dropped out of it Job in IT Wordpress maintenance Hooked on wanting to learn more Python with Django What was it that caught your attention? How did you get into JavaScript? Job at cPanel What led you to build something like Emotion? Didn’t like having to use the Sass compiler What problem were you trying to solve? Have you worked on anything else in JavaScript that you’re proud of? What are you working on now? APIs from Java to Node Wrote Qordoba apps for 2 years What made you switch from Angular to React? Learning WebPack And much, much more!

Links:

JavaScript Jabber Episode 286 Emotion Wordpress Python Django JavaScript cPanel Sass Node Angular React WebPack @tkh44 Kye’s GitHub Kye’s Medium

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Charles

Home Depot Tool Rentals Framework Summit Podcast Movement

Kye

The Console Log Brian Holt on Frontend Masters Emotion Team

MJS 070: Jerome Hardaway

Jul 18, 2018 39:40

Description:

Show notes coming shortly!

JSJ 322: Building SharePoint Extensions with JavaScript with Vesa Juvonen LIVE at Microsoft Build

Jul 17, 2018 30:56

Description:

Panel:

Charles Max Wood

Special Guests: Vesa Juvonen

In this episode, the JavaScript Jabber panel talks to Vesa Juvonen about building SharePoint extensions with JavaScript. Vesa is on the SharePoint development team and is responsible for the SharePoint Framework, which is the modern way of implementing SharePoint customizations with JavaScript. They talk about what SharePoint is, why they chose to use JavaScript with it, and how he maintains isolation. They also touch on the best way to get started with SharePoint, give some great resources to help you use it, and more!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Vesa intro What is SharePoint? Has existed since 2009 People either know about it and use it or don’t know what it is Baggage from a customization perspective Why JavaScript developers? Modernizing development SharePoint Framework Microsoft Ignite Conference Is there a market for it? System integrators Angular Element and React React for SharePoint Framework back-end Supports Vue React Round Up Podcast How do you maintain isolation? What’s the best way to get started with SharePoint extensions? Office 365 Developer Program SharePoint documentation SharePoint YouTube What kinds of extensions are you seeing people build? And much, much more!

Links:

SharePoint JavaScript SharePoint Framework Microsoft Ignite Conference Angular Element React Vue React Round Up Podcast Office 365 Developer Program SharePoint documentation SharePoint YouTube @OfficeDev @vesajuvonen Vesa’s blog Vesa’s GitHub @SharePoint

Sponsors

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Charles

Zig Ziglar Conversations with My Dog by Zig Ziglar Pimsleur Lessons on Audible

Vesa

Armada by Ernest Cline

MJS 069: Lizzie Siegle

Jul 11, 2018 16:28

Description:

Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Lizzie Siegle

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Lizzie Siegle. Lizzie is a senior computer science major at Bryn Mawr College, works for Twilio as a contracting developer evangelist, and also contributes to their documentation. She first got into programming when her AP calculus teacher told some of her classmates to attend a one day all girls coding camp at Stanford and she overheard and was interested by it. She was inspired at this camp to pursue a career in coding because she loved that you can build anything with code and be creative. They talk about what got her hooked on coding, why she chose JavaScript, why she chose to work as a developer evangelist, and more!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Lizzie intro Computer Science Major Works at Twilio Greg Baugues was her assigned mentor this past summer How did you first get into programming? Grew up in Silicon Valley Hated STEM growing up Was inspired at a one day all girls coding camp at Stanford Loves being able to be creative with code What was the coding camp like? Camp was for high-schoolers HTML and CSS What was it that got you interested in code? Seeing the application of code in the real world Why JavaScript? Works also in Python, Swift, and Haskell Loves how versatile JS is Why developer evangelism? Internship at PubNub Loves being able to teach others as an evangelist What have you done in JavaScript that you’re proud of? Eon.js What are you working on currently? Get comfortable with being uncomfortable And much, much more!

Links:

Twilio JavaScript Python Swift PubNub Haskell Eon.js @lizziepika Her newsletter Lizzie’s Website Lizzie’s GitHub

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Lizzie

The importance of a mentor or a sponsor

JSJ 321: Babel and Open Source Software with Henry Zhu

Jul 10, 2018 57:53

Description:

Panel:

Charles Max Wood Aimee Knight AJ ONeal Joe Eames

Special Guests: Henry Zhu

In this episode, the JavaScript Jabber panel talks to Henry Zhu about Babel and open source software. Henry is one of the maintainers on Babel, which is a JavaScript compiler, and recently left this job to work on doing open source full time as well as working on Babel. They talk about where Babel is today, what it actually is, and his focus on his open source career. They also touch on how he got started in open source, his first PR, and more!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Henry intro Babel update Sebastian McKenzie was the original creator of Babel Has learned a lot about being a maintainer What is Babel? JavaScript compiler You never know who your user is Has much changed with Babel since Sebastian left? Working on open source How did you get started in pen source? The ability to learn a lot from open source Atrocities of globalization More decentralization from GitHub Gitea and GitLab Gitea installer Open source is more closed now His first PR JSCS Auto-fixing Prettier Learning more about linting You don’t have to have formal training to be successful Codefund.io Sustainability of open source And much, much more!

Links:

Babel JavaScript Gitea GitLab Gitea installer Prettier Codefund.io @left_pad Henry’s GitHub henryzoo.com Henry’s Patreon

Sponsors

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Charles

Orphan Black Crucial Accountability by Kerry Patterson

Aimee

Desk with cubby holes for cats The Key to Good Luck Is an Open Mind blog post

AJ

Gitea Gitea installer Greenlock

Joe

Solo Justified

Henry

Celeste Zeit Day talks

MJS 068: Ian Sinnott

Jul 4, 2018 26:41

Description:

Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Ian Sinnott

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Ian Sinnott. Since being on JavaScript Jabber for Episode 227, he has being writing a lot in JavaScript and has been taking a break from the meetups and podcast scene. He first got into programming when he took two CS courses in college that focused on Java graphical programming and SML. Once these courses were through, he stopped programming for a while and came back to it when he was creating an HTML email template. They talk about why he was excited with web development, how he got into JavaScript, what he is working on currently, and more!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

JavaScript Jabber Episode 227 Ian intro How did you first get into programming? 2 CS courses in college Left programming after the classes Why did you decide to come back? Learning on PHP and WordPress What was it about web development that got you excited? Web development is high level and you can get quick wins What made you cross over into JavaScript? Really likes native apps Rise of the single-page web app Interactive apps What’s your flavor of choice? React is his go to MJS Episode 43 - Nick Disabato JSX, Angular, TypeScript, and Vue What are you working on now? Johnny-Five and Arduino Learning hardware allows you to attach an API to anything Is there anything that you have done that you are proud of? Rendering static sites in React Gatsby react-static-webpack-plugin and react-static-boilerplate RxJS and Redux-Observable And much, much more!

Links:

JavaScript Jabber Episode 227 JavaScript WordPress React MJS Episode 43 - Nick Disabato JSX Angular TypeScript Vue Johnny-Five Gatsby react-static-webpack-plugin react-static-boilerplate RxJS Redux-Observable @ian_sinn Ian’s GitHub iansinnott.com

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Charles

Sling TV JS Dev Summit Views on Vue, React Round Up, and Elixir Mix

Ian

Salary Negotiation: Make More Money, Be More Valued by Patrick McKenzie A Curious Moon Cortex Podcast

JSJ 320: Error Tracking and Troubleshooting Workflows with David Cramer LIVE at Microsoft Build

Jul 3, 2018 27:45

Description:

Panel:

Charles Max Wood Alyssa Nicholl Ward Bell

Special Guests: David Cramer

In this episode, the JavaScript Jabber panelists talk to David Cramer about error tracking and troubleshooting workflows. David is the founder and CEO of Sentry, and is a software engineer by trade. He started this project about a decade ago and it was created because he had customers telling him that things were broken and it was hard to help them fix it. They talk about what Sentry is, errors, workflow management, and more!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

David intro Founder and CEO of Sentry What is Sentry? Working with PHP De-bugger for production Focus on workflow Goal of Sentry Triaging the problem Workflow management Sentry started off as an open-source side project Instrumentation for JavaScript Ember, Angular, and npm Got their start in Python Logs Totally open-source Most compatible with run-time Can work with any language Deep contexts Determining the root cause And much, much more!

Links:

Sentry JavaScript Ember Angular npm Python Sentry’s GitHub @getsentry David’s GitHub David’s Website @zeeg

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Socks as Swag

David

VS Code Kubernetes

MJS 067: Tracy Lee

Jun 27, 2018 44:09

Description:

Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Tracy Lee

This week on My Angular Story, Charles speaks with Tracy Lee. Tracy is the co-founder This Dot and her goal with it is to bring the JavaScript community together. She first got into programming when she tried to build websites for people and then was interested in learning JavaScript and really fell in love with the community. She really stayed with Angular because of the community she found there, the size of the community, and the fact that it gave her the ability to have a voice.

In particular, We dive pretty deep on:

This Dot ContributorDays.com How did you first get into programming? Really loves community Angular community being so welcoming What made you pick the Angular community? Ember originally Loves how big the Angular community is Business background Loves the challenge of trying to create things On the RxJS Core team This Dot Media This Dot Labs Loves to builds brands and consult The importance of mentors Starting an apprentice program She loves being able to help others People underestimate the impact they have on the world AngularAir and JavaScript Air And much, much more!

Links:

This Dot ContributorDays.com JavaScript Angular Ember RxJS Core Team This Dot Media This Dot Labs AngularAir JavaScriptAir Tracy’s Medium @LadyLeet LadyLeet.com DevChat.tv Youtube This Dot Media Youtube

Picks:

Charles

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline Bad Lip Reading YouTube

Tracy

Mermaid Tail Makeup Brushes Beauty Fix Box

JSJ 319: Winamp2-js with Jordan Eldredge

Jun 26, 2018 48:37

Description:

Panel:

Charles Max Wood AJ ONeal Aimee Knight Joe Eames

Special Guests: Jordan Eldredge

In this episode, the JavaScript Jabber panelists discuss Winamp2-js with Jordan Eldredge. Jordan is the creator of Winamp2-js and was inspired to create this media player from the old Winamp media player that he used back in the day. They talk about the importance of limitations, the value of having fun side projects, and pushing the boundaries. They also touch on skin parsing, making Webamp an electron app, and more!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

What is Winamp2-js? The history and future of Winamp WACUP Winamp was the first big mp3 player that you could style Webamp’s features and the technical challenges associated with them Why JavaScript? Creative solutions Limitations of browser and creating something that previously existed The importance of limitations Hadn’t done very much JavaScript prior to this project Originally created with jQuery Led him into a career in JavaScript Pushing the boundaries Skin parsing “Bitrot” and making Winamp skins accessible again The value of side projects, even stupid ones Architecture docs What made you choose React and Redux? Spotiamp (Soptify’s canceled Winamp client) Making Webamp an Electron app Winamp visualizers being ported to the web The domain name webamp.org And much, much more!

Links:

Winamp2-js Webamp JavaScript jQuery Architecture docs React Redux jordaneldredge.com Jordan’s GitHub @captbaritone

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Charles

JAM XT Speaker Trello

AJ

Samson GoMic Greenlock for Web Servers Greenlock for Node.js

Aimee

KA Engineering Principles

Joe

2ality.com What if JavaScript wins? Medium post

Jordan

JavaScript Garden Rust @winampskins

MJS 066: Henrik Joreteg

Jun 20, 2018 31:22

Description:

Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Henrik Joreteg

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Henrik Joreteg. Henrik has been on JavaScript Jabber previously discussing &yet back in December of 2014 on episode 137. He has since then left &yet and now does independent consulting and works on his own projects. He first got into programming when he started a company that created online video tours for houses and he needed to teach himself programming in order to create the website. They talk about what led him to JavaScript, what he’s proud of contributing to the community, what he is working on now, and much more!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

JavaScript Jabber Episode 137 &yet How did you first get into programming? Liked computers as a child but didn’t want to spend his life on it originally Studied Business in college Create house touring video company Adobe ColdFusion How were you exposed to JavaScript? Gig as a ColdFusion developer jQTouch, jQuery, and Django Interested in building app-like experiences What have you done with JavaScript that you are proud of? Want to push the web into an app-like space Helped to create Ampersand.js Wrote Human JavaScript Created Simple WebRTC Promote web as an application platform What are you working on now? Redux and React New book: Human Redux Independent consulting Speedy.gift Redux-bundler And much, much more!

Links:

JavaScript Jabber Episode 137 JavaScript Jabber &yet JavaScript jQTouch jQuery Django Human JavaScript Ampersand.js Simple WebRTC Human Redux Redux React Speedy.gift Redux-bundler Henrik’s GitHub Joreteg.com @HenrikJoreteg

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Charles

Hogwarts Battle React Dev Summit JS Dev Summit Newspaper Theme on Themeforest Get a Coder Job Course

Henrik

Preact Parcel.js Rollup.js Space repetition systems Anki

JSJ 318: Cloud-Hosted DevOps with Ori Zohar and Gopinath Chigakkagari LIVE at Microsoft Build

Jun 18, 2018 56:37

Description:

Panel:

Charles Max Wood

Special Guests: Ori Zohar and Gopinath Chigakkagari

In this episode, the JavaScript Jabber panelists discuss Cloud-Hosted DevOps with Ori Zohar and Gopinath Chigakkagari at Microsoft Build. Ori is on the product team at VSTS focusing on DevOps specifically on Azure. Gopinath is the group program manager in VSTS primarily working on continuous integration, continuous delivery, DevOps, Azure deployment, etc. They talk about the first steps people should take when getting into DevOps, define DevOps the way Microsoft views it, the advantages to automation, and more!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Ori and Gopi intro VSTS – Visual Studio Team Services VSTS gives developers the ability to be productive Developer productivity What’s the first big step people should be taking if they’re getting into DevOps? The definition of DevOps The people and the processes as the most important piece DevOps as the best practices Automating processes What people do when things go wrong is what really counts Letting the system take care of the problems Have the developers work on what they are actually getting paid for Trend of embracing DevOps Shifting the production responsibility more onto the developer’s Incentivizing developers People don’t account for integration Continuous integration Trends on what customers are asking for Safety Docker containers And much, much more!

Links:

Azure Microsoft Build VSTS @orizhr Ori’s GitHub Gopi’s GitHub @gopinach

Sponsors

Kendo UI Linode FreshBooks

Picks:

Charles

.NET Rocks! Shure SM58 Microphone Zoom H6

Ori

Fitbit Pacific Northwest Hiking

Gopinath

Seattle, WA

MJS 065: Greg Wilson

Jun 13, 2018 55:17

Description:

Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Greg Wilson

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Greg Wilson about his educational and programming background, a Canadian company (Rangle) who’s doing amazing things, and much more! Greg is currently the head of instructor training at DataCamp and a principal consultant at Rangle.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Past Episode – 184 JavaScript The one unavoidable language. Company in Canada – Rangle. 1980’s when Greg got into super computing – everything was custom hardware. Want to be “rich, famous, and popular?” – check out 11:58! Rangle – what a great company! Emily Porta Rangle’s program, Bridge, aimed at women who are trying to get into the tech industry. How did you get into programming? Queen’s University – 1980. Started off as chemistry major. From Vancouver, Canada. Engineering degree. Got hired to do math with computers. Software. 1985 – working for a lab in Ottawa. Master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence (AI) – Scotland. Ph.D. Academia. Moved to Toronto. Ruby Greg is a Python user. Not familiar with Ruby. Violence and video games? Where is the data? If people had the habit of being skeptical, such as fake news and other things, that simply isn’t true. For example: are vaccines dangerous? Professor Marian Petre – Open University Book: “Software Designs Decoded: 66 Ways Experts Think” by Marian Petre

Links:

Digital Ocean, LLC FreshBooks Greg Wilson’s Third Bit Greg Wilson’s Twitter Greg Wilson’s GitHub Greg Wilson’s LinkedIn Greg Wilson’s “What We Actually Know About Software Development, and Why We Believe It’s True” JavaScript Past Episode – 184 Rangle Rangle’s Bridge Python Ruby Professor Marian Petre – Open University Book: “Software Designs Decoded: 66 Ways Experts Think” by Marian Petre CacheFly Charles Max Wood’s Twitter

Sponsor:

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Picks:

Charles

St. George, Utah Parade of Homes Upside Bose SoundLink Headphones ATR2100 Microphone

Greg

Rangle’s Bridge Inclusivity and diversity AOSABOOK.ORG Samson Meteor Microphone

JSJ 317: Prisma with Johannes Schickling

Jun 12, 2018 48:53

Description:

Panel:

Charles Max Wood AJ O’Neal

Special Guests: Johannes Schickling

In this episode, the JavaScript Jabber panelists discuss Prisma with Johannes Schickling. Johannes is the CEO and co-founder of GraphCool and works with Prisma. They talk about the upcoming changes within GraphCool, what Prisma is, and GraphQL back-end operations. They also touch on the biggest miscommunication about Prisma, how Prisma works, and much more!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

JSJ Episode 257 MJS Episode 055 Raised a seed round Rebranding of GraphCool What are you wanting to do with the seed money you raised? Focused on growing his team currently Making GraphQL easier to do The change in the way people build software What is Prisma? Two things you need to do as you want to adopt GraphQL Apollo Client and Relay GraphQL on the back-end Resolvers Resolving data in one query Prisma supports MySQL and PostgreSQL How do you control access to the GraphQL endpoint that Prisma gives you? Biggest miscommunication about Prisma Prisma makes it easier for you to make your own GraphQL server Application schemas How do you blend your own resolvers with Prisma? And much, much more!

Links:

JSJ Episode 257 MJS Episode 055 GraphCool Prisma GraphQL Apollo Client Relay MySQL PostgreSQL @schickling Johannes’ GitHub Schickling.me Prisma Slack

Sponsors

Kendo UI Linode FreshBooks

Picks:

Charles

Audible The 5 Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman Facebook Backyard Homesteader Groups CharlesMaxWood.com Sling TV Roku Express

AJ

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Johannes

Figma Netlify Functions GraphQL Europe

MJS 064: Troy Hunt

Jun 6, 2018 24:57

Description:

Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Troy Hunt

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Troy Hunt who is from Australia. In this episode, Troy and Charles talk about web security and how Troy got into the field. Troy writes a blog, creates courses for Pluralsight, and he is a Microsoft Regional Director and an MVP who travels the world speaking at events and training technology professionals.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Web security This show is not about code or technology, but about the person. How did you get into programming, Troy? 1995 Troy started at the university. Book: HTML for Dummies How did you get into web development and JavaScript in general? 1999 – JavaScript Bank – Cahoot What have you done with JavaScript that you are particularly proud of? At the time, I was proud of my work with the Pizza Hut application. Fast-forward – I still use JavaScript but also framework. How did you get into security? Architectural role in Pfizer pharmaceutical company. Troy started writing a blog in 2009. What are you working on now? Launched my Version 2 of “Pwned Passwords.” Cloud Flare E-mails and Passwords breached Have a program that tells you to do something different instead. Try to find a balance. Do most people think about web security? Probably not. Bring awareness about this. Make systems usable Give people enough advice. Service Pwned.com Troy’s Real-Life Stories How do you stay current with all of this web security information? Having a healthy following in Twitter. Stay on top of the mentions. Interesting spread of people within this field.

Links:

Digital Ocean Troy Hunt’s Website Book: HTML for Dummies JavaScript Cahoot Troy’s Blog Version 2 of “Pwned Passwords” Pwned.com Troy Hunt’s Twitter Troy Hunt’s Medium Troy Hunt’s Facebook Troy Hunt’s LinkedIn Troy Hunt’s GitHub Fresh Books CacheFly

Sponsors:

Digital Ocean

Picks

Charles

The Greatest Showman – Musical JavaScript

Troy

BrowseAloud Subresource Integrity – Blog at Hunt’s Website CSP’s Supply chain

JSJ 316: Visual Studio Code with Rachel MacFarlane and Matt Bierner LIVE at Microsoft Build

Jun 5, 2018 34:56

Description:

Panel:

Charles Max Wood

Special Guests: Rachel MacFarlane and Matt Bierner

In this episode, the JavaScript Jabber panelists discuss Visual Studio Code with Rachel MacFarlane and Matt Bierner, who are both developers on Visual Studio Code. They talk about what the workflow at Visual Studio Code looks like, what people can look forward to coming out soon,  and how people can follow along the VS Code improvements on GitHub and Twitter. They also touch on their favorite extensions, like the Docker extension and the Azure extension and their favorite VS Code features.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Rachel and Matt intro Month to month workflow of Visual Studio Code VS Code JavaScript, TypeScript, and Mark Down support Working on GitHub and within the community Check out new features incrementally with insiders Community driven work What is coming out in Visual Studio Code? GitHub helps to determine what they work on Working on Grid View Improved settings UI Highlighting unused variables in your code Improvements with JS Docs Dart Visual Studio Extension API How do people follow along with the VS Code improvements? Follow along on GitHub and Twitter Download VS Code Insiders Have a general road map of what the plan is for the year Technical debt week What do you wish people knew about VS Code? Favorite extensions Docker extension and Azure extension And much, much more!

Links:

Visual Studio Code JavaScript TypeScript Dart VS Code GitHub @Code VS Code Insiders Docker extension Azure extension Rachel’s GitHub Matt’s GitHub MattBierner.com @mattbierner

Sponsors

Kendo UI Linode FreshBooks

Picks:

Charles

Orphan Black Avengers: Infinity War Fishing

Rachel

GitLens

Matt

The Bronx Warriors

MJS 063: Fred Zirdung

May 30, 2018 31:20

Description:

Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Fred Zirdung

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Fred Zirdung. Fred is currently the head of curriculum at Hack Reactor, where he essentially builds all of the tools and learning materials for the students there. He is also an instructor and has been there for five years. Prior to that, he worked for multiple companies such as Walmart Labs as well as many small startups. He first got into programming with the Logo programming language in the 6th grade and he had always been interested in working with computers since a young age. They talk about what got him into web programming, what enthralled him about JavaScript and Ruby on Rails, and what he is proud of contributing to the JavaScript community.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

JavaScript Jabber Episode 76 Fred intro How did you first get into programming? Coding professionally for 20+ years Coding prior to college graduation Logo programming language QNX operating system Were you always interested in programming? Always interested in computers Commodore 64 Basic programming in high school Programming didn’t click for him until high school In college when the web became popular Computer engineering degree in college What was it that appealed to you about software over hardware? Software vs hardware Embedded systems software How did you get into web programming? Dolby Laboratories What technologies got you excited? JavaScript, Perl, and Ruby on Rails Loved the flexibility of JS and Rails Found something he could be productive with What are you proud of contributing to the JavaScript community? What are you working on now? And much, much more!

Links:

JavaScript Jabber Episode 76 Hack Reactor Walmart Labs Dolby Laboratories JavaScript Perl Ruby on Rails @fredzirdung Fred’s GitHub Fred’s Medium

Picks

Charles

React Developer Tools plugin PluralSight React Round Up and Views on Vue Framework Summit

Fred

Navalia Koa Vue

JSJ 315: The effects of JS on CSS with Greg Whitworth

May 30, 2018 53:29

Description:

Panel:

AJ O’Neal Aimee Knight

Special Guests: Greg Whitworth

In this episode, the JavaScript Jabber panelists discuss the effects of JavaScript on CSS with Greg Whitworth. Greg works on Microsoft EdgeHTML, specifically working on the Microsoft Layout team, is on the CSS working group, and is involved with the Houdini task force. They talk about JS engines and rendering engines, what the CSSOM is, why it is important to understand the rendering engine, and much more!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Greg intro What is the Houdini task force? Extensible web manifesto DOM (Document Object Model) Layout API Parser API Babel jQuery Back to basics JavaScript engine and rendering engine What is the CSSOM? Every browser has its separate JS engine Browsers perspective Aimee ShopTalk Podcast Episode Why is it important to understand how the rendering engine is working? Making wise decisions Give control back to browser if possible When you would want to use JavaScript or CSS Hard to make a hard or fast rule CSS is more performant Overview of steps And much, much more!

Links:

Parser API Babel jQuery Aimee ShopTalk Podcast Episode JavaScript @gregwhitworth GWhitworth.com Greg’s GitHub  

Sponsors

Kendo UI Linode FreshBooks

Picks:

AJ

Microsoft Surface Microsoft Cursor

Aimee

Greg’s Talk What Your Conference Proposal Is Missing by Sarah Mei

Greg

Aimee ShopTalk Podcast Episode Jake Archibald Tasks Talk

MJS 062: Zachary Kessin

May 23, 2018 26:18

Description:

Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Zachary Kessin

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Zachary Kessin. Zach is a web developer who has written Programming HTML5 Applications and Building Web Applications with Erlang. Currently, he works a lot with functional programming. He first got into programming because his mother used to write in Lisp and he earned his first computer by begging his relatives to help pitch in to get him one when he was seven. They talk about what led him to Erlang and Elm, why he wanted to be a programmer from a young age, and what he is most proud of in his career.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

JavaScript Jabber Episode 57 JavaScript Jabber Episode 169 Zach intro Elm and Erlang How did you first get into programming? Mother was writing Lisp when he was a kid RadioShack color computer Mother taught him Basic Pascal and AP Computer Science Studied CS originally in college and then switches to Physics First web app written in Pearl 4 Did PHP for a living for a while and hated it Elm saves him time and effort What was it that made you want to program from a young age? Don’t be afraid to jump into programming at a late age Elm error messages Writes fewer tests in Elm code that JS code What are you most proud of? Loves mentoring Making a difference in the community It’s not just about the code, it’s about the people What are you doing now? And much, much more!

Links:

JavaScript Jabber Episode 57 JavaScript Jabber Episode 169 Programming HTML5 Applications Building Web Applications with Erlang Elm Erlang Lisp Zach’s GitHub @zkessin Zach’s YouTube Zach’s LinkedIn

Picks

Charles

Masterbuilt Smoker Crock-Pot

Zach

If you like a book, tell the author! How to Get a Meeting with Anyone by Stu Heinecke 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed by Eric Cline

JSJ 314: Visual Studio Code and the VS Code Azure Extension with Matt Hernandez and Amanda Silver LIVE at Microsoft Build

May 22, 2018 50:46

Description:

Panel:

Charles Max Wood

Special Guests: Matt Hernandez and Amanda Silver

In this episode, the JavaScript Jabber/Adventures In Angular, panelists discuss Visual Studio Code and the VS Code Azure Extension with Matt Hernandez and Amanda Silver at Microsoft Build. Amanda is the director of program management at Microsoft working on Visual Studio and VS Code. Matt works on a mix between the Azure and the VS Code team, where he leads the effort to build the Azure extensions in VS code, trying to bring JavaScript developers to Azure through great experiences in VS Code. They talk about what’s new in VS Code, how the Azure extension works, what log points are, and much more!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Amanda intro Matt intro What’s new in VS Code? VS Code core VS Live Share Shared Terminal Now have Linux support Live Share is now public to the world for free What would you use Shared Terminal for? Are there other things coming up in VS Code? Constantly responding to requests from the community Live Share works for any language How does the Azure extension work? Azure App Service Storage extension Azure Cosmos DB What are log points? All a part of a larger plan to create a better experience for JS developers Visual debuggers Is it the same plugin to support everything on Azure? Want to target specific services that node developers will take advantage of And much, much more!

Links:

Visual Studio VS Code Azure Live Share Azure Cosmos DB Microsoft Build Azure App Service Amanda’s GitHub @amandaksilver Matt’s GitHub @fiveisprime

Picks:

Charles

Orphan Black Shout out to VS Code team Battle of the Books

Matt

The Customer-Driven Playbook by Travis Lowdermilk The Speed of Trust by Stephen M.R. Covey Yes, And by Kelly Leonard Digital Marketing For Dummies by Ryan Deiss Ed Gets His Power Back Kickstarter

Amanda

Microsoft Quantum Development Kit for Visual Studio Code Iggy Peck, Architect Tek by Patrick McDonnell

MJS 061: Kyle Simpson

May 16, 2018 54:03

Description:

Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Kyle Simpson

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Kyle Simpson. Kyle is most well-known for being the writer of You Don’t Know JS. He first got into programming because his friend’s dad was a programmer and he was hooked by the software side of computers. He grew up writing games with QBasic and Turbo Pascal and then in his teens did some client projects. He was very much a self-taught programmer and ended up sticking with it into his career today. They talk about what led him to JavaScript and what he is doing currently.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Kyle intro You Don’t Know JS How did you first get into programming? Dad’s friend was a programmer Dad built computers Wrote games with QBasic and Turbo Pascal Some client projects in teen years Very much self-taught programmer CS degree in college First professional job at a biotech company Do you feel people need to get a CS degree these days? Grateful for his degree What engineering taught him Striving to understand why and how things work Don’t need a CS degree but you do need a certain mindset Valuable but not necessary What led you to JavaScript? Web Portal at his college What made you want to deepen your knowledge of JS? What are you working on now? And much, much more!

Links:

You Don’t Know JS JavaScript Kyle’s GitHub Functional-Light JavaScript @getify Kyle on Front-end masters

Picks

Charles

Template Weeks Working Out

Kyle

Fluent Conf Node RSA

JSJ 313: Light Functional JavaScript with Kyle Simpson

May 15, 2018 53:21

Description:

Panel:

AJ ONeal Aimee Knight Joe Eames

Special Guests: Kyle Simpson

In this episode, the JavaScript Jabber panelists discuss light functional JavaScript with Kyle Simpson. Kyle is most well-known for writing the books You Don’t Know JS and is on the show today for his book Functional-Light JavaScript. They talk about what functional programming is, what side-effects are, and discuss the true heart behind functional programming. They also touch on the main focus of functional programming and much more!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

You Don’t Know JS Functional-Light JavaScript From the same spirit as first books JavaScript Documents journey of learning What does Functional Programming mean? Functional programming is being re-awoken Many different definitions History of functional programming Programming with functions What is a function? “A collection of operations of doing some task” is what people think functions are What a function really is Map inputs to outputs What is a side-effect? Side-effects should be intentional and explicit The heart of functional programming Refactoring Can’t write a functional program from scratch What functional programming focuses on Making more readable and reliable code Pulling a time-stamp Defining a side-effect And much, much more!

Links:

You Don’t Know JS Functional-Light JavaScript JavaScript Kyle’s GitHub @getify

Picks:

Aimee

What Does Code Readability Mean? @FunctionalKnox HTTP 203 Podcast

AJ

IKEA

Joe

Barking Up the Wrong Tree by Eric Barker Workshops in general

Kyle

GDPR The start-up’s guide to the GDPR Hatch Fluent Conf

JSJ 312: Hygen with Dotan Nahum

May 9, 2018 47:53

Description:

Panel:

Charles Max Wood Aimee Knight AJ ONeal

Special Guests: Dotan Nahum

In this episode, the JavaScript Jabber panelists discuss Hygen with Dotan Nahum. Dotan has worked within open source community, where he created Hygen. They talk about what Hygen is, how it came to be, and code generators in general. He was inspired by the Rails generator to create his own generator and took his inspiration from 12 years prior to creating Hygen. They also touch on how to share generators in separate packages and much more!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Dotan intro What is Hygen? Code generators Rails in 2006 Ruby on Rails 15-minute blog video PHP and Python Carried Rails wow moment with him into creating Hygen Wanted Rails generators everywhere Can you also modify files? Took the good things from Rails generator The fact that front-end apps have architecture is new Redux The solution of generating code A component is a ray of files and assets JavaScript gives you great freedom A standardized way of doing components GraphQL Everything lives in the “day job” project How the Hygen template is formatted Can have a shell action Is there a way to share generators in a separate package? Go And much, much more!

Links:

Hygen Rails Ruby on Rails 15-minute blog video Python Redux JavaScript GraphQL Go @jondot Dotan’s GitHub Dotan’s Medium

Picks:

Charles

Fluent Conf Hot Jar DevChat.tv Ethereum

Aimee

Deep-copying in JavaScript

AJ

Let’s Encrypt Nintendo Switch Breath of the Wild

Dotan

asdf Brew Cask

MJS 060: Jeff Cross

May 9, 2018 44:18

Description:

Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Jeff Cross

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Jeff Cross. Jeff has been working on Angular and JavaScript for the past five years with Google and now with Nrwl, which he created in the past year. He got started with programming around 12 years old when his Mom taught him and his siblings how to create websites using FrontPage. He then worked as a web designer utilizing Flash and joined an agency when he was in his 20’s that focused on Flash. Jeff talks about his path to his success and the different steps it took him to get to where he is today. 

In particular, We dive pretty deep on:

How did you get into programming? HTML and FrontPage Dreamweaver GeoCities Gifs Started off as a web designer Flash Object-Oriented Programming JavaScript Backbone From JavaScript to Angular Node Programming APIs Deployd Angular Team at Google What have you contributed to angular? Embarrassing stories Consulting NX And much, much more!

Links:

FreshBooks Nrwl Deployd Linode @JeffBCross @nrwl_io Nrwl Blog

Picks:

Jeff

Things App Charles Apple Air Pods Astro Reality

MJS 059: Merrick Christensen

May 2, 2018 41:23

Description:

Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Merrick Christensen

This week on My Angular Story, Charles speaks with Merrick Christensen. Christensen works at a company called Webflow, where they try to empower people to create software without code. The company is similar to Squarespace or Wix, except they give 100% design control to the client.

Christensen talks about his journey into programming, starting by creating websites for his childhood band. He moved on from Microsoft to Dreamweaver, and his Dad got him started with some freelance jobs to create websites for people, which really sparked his interest. Christensen discusses his path to where he is as a programmer today.

In particular, We dive pretty deep on:

How did you get into programming? Getting into JavaScript Infogenix job Red Olive job using Flash Got into JavaScript through ActionScript Discovered Moo Tools Flex Steve Jobs says no Flash on iPhone Why Moo Tools and not jQuery? Liked flexibility of JavaScript How did you get into Angular? Angular was trendy at the time and was easier to use New code base with React Backbone Programming as an art form Webflow Meta-layers Working a remote job Framework Summit Angular, React, View, and Backbone And much, much more!

Links:

Linode.com/MyAngularStory Webflow Squarespace Wix Framework Summit @iamMerrick MerrickChristensen.com  

Picks:

Merrick

Sho Baraka Grid Critters Flex Zombies Charles Fresh Books Lyft Game Vice Audio-Technica 2100

JSJ 311: Securing Express Apps with Helmet.js with Evan Hahn

May 1, 2018 40:09

Description:

Panel:

Charles Max Wood

Special Guests: Evan Hahn

In this episode, the JavaScript Jabber panelists discuss securing Express apps with Helmet.js with Evan Hahn. Evan is a developer at Airtable, which is a company that builds spreadsheet applications that are powerful enough that you can make applications with. He has also worked at Braintree, which does payment processing for companies. They talk about what Helmet.js is, when you would want to use it, and why it can help secure your Express apps. They also touch on when you wouldn’t want to use Helmet and the biggest thing that it saves you from in your code.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Evan intro JavaScript What is Helmet.js? Node and Express Why would you use the approach of Middleware? Helmet is not the only solution Http headers Current maintainer of Helmet.js npm Has added a lot to the project, but is not the original creator Outbound HTTP response headers Helmet doesn’t fully secure your app but it does help secure it How does using Helmet work? Are there instances when you wouldn’t want to use Helmet? No cash middleware Where do you set the configuration options? Top level Helmet module 12 modules What is the biggest thing that Helmet saves you from? Content security policy code And much, much more!

Links:

Airtable Braintree JavaScript Helmet.js Node Express npm Evan’s Website @EvanHahn Evan’s GitHub

Picks:

Charles

Camera Zoom H6 Shure SM58 DevChat.tv Youtube React Round Up

Evan

Clojure Fortune Kantaro: The Sweet Tooth Salaryman

MJS 058: Dean J Sofer

Apr 25, 2018 39:00

Description:

Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Dean J Sofer

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Dean J Sofer. Dean currently works at PlayStation now and has recently taken a step back from open source recently. He first got into programming because his Dad was really into technology, and he first started off with scripting and creating portfolio websites. They also talk about his time using Angular and what he is working on now.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Episode 95 JSJ Dean intro Realized he prefers working at larger corporations How did you first get into programming? Dove into computers because of his Dad Started with scripting Creating portfolio websites CSS, HTML, and MVC Node scripts Took a visual basic class in High School Liked being able to create things that other people could interact with Cake PHP and Node What was it that made you want to switch over to JavaScript? Angular What was it about Angular that appealed to you? Why he went searching for Angular Angular UI Don’t be zealot when it comes to frameworks Create states in your application Is there anything that you are particularly proud of in your career? And much, much more!

Links:

Episode 95 JSJ Cake PHP Node JavaScript Angular Angular UI Dean’s GitHub

Picks

Charles

Brandon Sanderson Books Writing Excuses Podcast Life, the Universe, and Everything Conference Bullies by Ben Shapiro Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff

Dean

Wallaby.js You Suck at Dating Podcast

JSJ 310: Thwarting Insider Threats with Greg Kushto

Apr 24, 2018 45:59

Description:

Panel:

Charles Max Wood Cory House AJ O’Neal Aimee Knight

Special Guests: Greg Kushto

In this episode, the JavaScript Jabber panelists discuss thwarting insider threats with Greg Kushto. Greg is the vice president of sales engineering for Force 3 and has been focused on computer security for the last 25 years. They discuss what insider threats are, what the term includes, and give examples of what insider threats look like. They also touch on some overarching principles that companies can use to help prevent insider threats from occurring.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Greg intro Insider threats are a passion of his Most computer attacks come from the inside of the company Insider threats have changed over time What does the term “insider threats” include? Using data in an irresponsible manner Who’s fault is it? Blame the company or blame the employee? Need to understand that insider threats don’t always happen on purpose How to prevent insider threats Very broad term Are there some general principles to implement? Figure out what exactly you are doing and documenting it Documentations doesn’t have to be a punishment Know what data you have and what you need to do to protect it How easy it is to get hacked Practical things to keep people from clicking on curious links The need to change the game Fighting insider threats isn’t fun, but it is necessary And much, much more!

Links:

Force 3 Greg’s LinkedIn @Greg_Kushto Greg’s BLog

Picks:

Charles

HaveIBeenPwned.com Plural Sight Elixir podcast coming soon NG conf MicroConf RubyHack Microsoft Build

Cory

Plop VS code sync plugin

Aimee

Awesome Proposals GitHub

AJ O’Neal

Fluffy Pancakes The Mind and the Brain by Jeffrey M. Schwartz

Greg

StormCast

MJS 057: David Luecke

Apr 18, 2018 35:51

Description:

Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: David Luecke

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with David Luecke. David currently works for Bullish Ventures, which is a company that builds APIs and mobile web applications for clients using their open source tools. He first got into programming when he got his first computer and started programming using Delphi with Pascal. They also touch on how he first got into JavaScript, Feathers JS, and what he is working on now.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

David intro How did you first get into programming? Tinkered a lot with electronics as a child Delphi with Pascal Planned on doing an apprenticeship computer programming Went to University and got a CS degree How critical do you think a CS degree is? Having a CS degree helps you to pick up things faster How did you get into JavaScript? Did some website development in the beginning of his career Java Dojo and JavaScript MVC Works a lot with React Native now What products have you worked on that you’re proud of? Feathers JS How did you come around to creating this? In-server architecture idea at university What are you working on now? mySam And much, much more!

Links:

Bullish Ventures Pascal JavaScript Dojo JavaScript MVC React Native Feathers JS mySam David’s GitHub @daffl David’s Medium

Picks

Charles

Merge Cube Primo Octagon Augmented Reality Cards CES

David

Idieyoudie.com How to Fix Facebook—Before It Fixes Us by Roger McNamee

JSJ 309: WebAssembly and JavaScript with Ben Titzer

Apr 17, 2018 52:21

Description:

Panel:

Charles Max Wood Cory House Aimee Knight

Special Guests: Ben Titzer

In this episode, the JavaScript Jabber panelists discuss WebAssembly and JavaScript with Ben Titzer. Ben is a JavaScript VM engineer and is on the V8 team at Google. He was one of the co-inventors of WebAssembly and he now works on VM engineering as well as other things for WebAssembly. They talk about how WebAssembly came to be and when it would be of most benefit to you in your own code.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Ben intro JavaScript Co-inventor of WebAssembly (Wasm) Joined V8 in 2014 asm.js Built a JIT compiler to make asm.js faster TurboFan What is the role of JavaScript? What is the role of WebAssembly? SIMD.js JavaScript is not a statically typed language Adding SIMD to Wasm was easier Easy to add things to Wasm Will JavaScript benefit? Using JavaScript with Wasm pros and cons Pros to compiling with Wasm Statically typed languages The more statically typed you are, the more you will benefit from Wasm TypeScript Is WebAssembly headed towards being used in daily application? Rust is investing heavily in Wasm WebAssembly in gaming And much, much more!

Links:

JavaScript V8 WebAssembly asm.js TurboFan TypeScript Rust WebAssembly GitHub Ben’s GitHub

Picks:

Charles

Ready Player One Movie DevChat.tv YouTube Alexa Flash Briefings: Add skill for “JavaScript Rants”

Cory

npm Semantic Version Calculator Kent Beck Tweet

Aimee

MDN 418 Status code Quantity Always Trumps Quality blog post

Ben

American Politics

JSJ 309: WebAssembly and JavaScript with Ben Titzer

Apr 17, 2018 52:21

Description:

Panel:

Charles Max Wood Cory House Aimee Knight

Special Guests: Ben Titzer

In this episode, the JavaScript Jabber panelists discuss WebAssembly and JavaScript with Ben Titzer. Ben is a JavaScript VM engineer and is on the V8 team at Google. He was one of the co-inventors of WebAssembly and he now works on VM engineering as well as other things for WebAssembly. They talk about how WebAssembly came to be and when it would be of most benefit to you in your own code.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Ben intro JavaScript Co-inventor of WebAssembly (Wasm) Joined V8 in 2014 asm.js Built a JIT compiler to make asm.js faster TurboFan What is the role of JavaScript? What is the role of WebAssembly? SIMD.js JavaScript is not a statically typed language Adding SIMD to Wasm was easier Easy to add things to Wasm Will JavaScript benefit? Using JavaScript with Wasm pros and cons Pros to compiling with Wasm Statically typed languages The more statically typed you are, the more you will benefit from Wasm TypeScript Is WebAssembly headed towards being used in daily application? Rust is investing heavily in Wasm WebAssembly in gaming And much, much more!

Links:

JavaScript V8 WebAssembly asm.js TurboFan TypeScript Rust WebAssembly GitHub Ben’s GitHub

Picks:

Charles

Ready Player One Movie DevChat.tv YouTube Alexa Flash Briefings: Add skill for “JavaScript Rants”

Cory

npm Semantic Version Calculator Kent Beck Tweet

Aimee

MDN 418 Status code Quantity Always Trumps Quality blog post

Ben

American Politics

MJS 056: Jonathan Carter

Apr 11, 2018 41:30

Description:

Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Jonathan Carter

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Jonathan Carter. Jonathan is a PM at Microsoft and has been a web developer for over 15 years. At Microsoft, he’s had the opportunity to work on tooling, platform pieces for JavaScript applications, and many other things. He first got into programming when his uncle let him shadow him and the IT department he had working for him, and this is where he was first introduced to software and the idea of working with computers as a career. They talk about his proudest accomplishments within the JavaScript community as well as what he is working on now.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Jonathan intro Asure How did you first get into programming? Interest in creating a website Dual enrollment in high school at local community college Started off with VB6 Uncle was very active in his programming start .net Scrappy boredom mixed with curiosity led to him actually getting into software Everyone comes into programming differently Your past is important in explaining where you have ended up Node.js on Asure How did you get into JavaScript? Worked at a newspaper in the software division Ajax jQuery Wanted to write better apps CodePush Stayed in JavaScript community because it brings him inspiration and excitement Likes to be able and look back on his past projects App development for fun Is there anything that you are particularly proud of? Profiling tools Liked building tools that meet people where they are at and simplify their jobs Qordoba React Native And much, much more!

Links:

JavaScript Microsoft Asure Node.js jQuery CodePush Qordoba React Native @LostinTangent Jonathan’s GitHub

Picks

Charles

Anti-Pick: Intellibed Tuft and Needle

Jonathan

Notion Doomsday by Architects

JSJ 308: D3.js with Ben Clinkinbeard

Apr 10, 2018 45:50

Description:

Panel:

Joe Eames Cory House Aimee Knight

Special Guests: Ben Clinkinbeard

In this episode, the JavaScript Jabber panelists talk about D3.js with Ben Clinkinbeard. D3.js is a JavaScript library that has you use declarative code to tell it what you want and then it figures out all of the browser inconsistencies and creates the notes for you. He talks about the two main concepts behind D3, scales and selections, which once you understand make D3 a lot more user friendly. He then touches on SPGs and discusses his Learn D3 in 5 Days course.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

What is D3.js? Stands for Data Driven Documents JavaScript How much of the learning curve is attributed to learning D3? SPG 2 main concepts behind D3: scales and selections Is learning about SPGs a prerequisite to leaning D3? How serious are you talking when saying idiosyncrasies? SPG tag Understanding positioning in SPG Positions with CSS transforms Are you required to use SPG? Not required to use SPG with D3 Canvas SPG is vector based SPG utility function Responseivefy Learn D3 in 5 Days course Is there and overlap with D3 and React? And much, much more!

Links:

D3.js JavaScript Responsivefy Learn D3 in 5 Days course React @bclinkinbeard Ben’s GitHub

Picks:

Cory

React cheat sheet “Why software engineers disagree about everything” by Haseeb Qureshi

Joe Eames

“JavaScript vs. TypeScript vs. ReasonML” by Dr. Axel Rauschmayer

Aimee

“How To Use Technical Debt In Your Favor” Neuroscience News Twitter

Ben

ComLink

MJS 055: Johannes Schickling

Apr 4, 2018 40:13

Description:

Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Johannes Schickling

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Johannes Schickling. Johannes is the CEO and Co-Founder of GraphCool and works a lot on Prisma. He first got into programming when he started online gaming and would build websites for gaming competitions. He then started getting into creating websites, then single page apps, and has never looked back since. He also gives an origin story for GraphCool and the creation of Prisma. 

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Johannes intro How did you first get into programming? Always been interested in technology PHP to JavaScript Creating single page apps Self-taught The problem-solving aspect keeps people coming back to programming Always enjoyed math and physics Programmers make up such a diverse community How did you find JavaScript? Has used a wide range of front-end frameworks Node WebAssembly Opal What drew you into doing single page apps? Like the long-term flexibility of single page apps Don’t have to worry about the back-end right off the bat GraphQL What have you done in JavaScript that you are most proud of? Open source tooling GraphCool origin story What are you working on now? Prisma And much, much more!

Links:

JavaScript GraphCool Prisma PHP Node WebAssembly Opal GraphQL @_Schickling @GraphCool GraphCool Blog

Picks

Charles

PopSocket DevChat.tv/YouTube

Johannes

Gatsby GraphQL Europe GraphQL Day

JSJ 307: Apollo with Peggy Rayzis

Apr 3, 2018 39:55

Description:

Panel:

Charles Max Wood Aimee Knight AJ ONeal

Special Guests: Peggy Rayzis

In this episode, the JavaScript Jabber panelists talk about Apollo with Peggy Rayzis. Peggy is an open source engineer on the Apollo team where she primarily focuses on client stuff, working on Apollo Client, and also other libraries. Previously, she was a UI engineer at Major League Soccer where she worked primarily with React and React Native. She discusses what GraphQL is and how it is used, as well as how they use it in the Apollo team to make their lives as developers easier. They also touch on when it would work best to use GraphQL and when it is not ideal to use it.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

AiA 127 Episode Peggy intro What is GraphQL? What is a Typed Query Language? What is a schema? Where do schemas get defined? GraphQL SDL Apollo Stack and Apollo Server Tracing and cash control Apollo Engine How GraphQL Replaces Redux GraphQL cuts down on front-end management Apollo Link State The best code is no code Apollo Client allows for greater developer productivity Does the conversation change if you’re not using Redux or in a different ecosystem? When is the right time to use this? Data doesn’t have to be graph shaped to get the most out of GraphQL Analyze schema with Apollo Engine Is there a way to specify depth? Max Stoiber blog post How would people start using this? HowtoGraphQL.com And much, much more!

Links:

React Dev Summit JS Dev Summit Apollo AiA 127 Episode Apollo Client Major League Soccer React React Native GraphQL GraphQL SDL Apollo Server Apollo Engine How GraphQL Replaces Redux Apollo Link State Redux Max Stoiber blog post HowtoGraphQL.com @PeggyRayzis Peggy’s GitHub Peggy’s Medium

Picks:

Charles

GraphQL Ruby WordPress GraphQL Hogwarts Battles Board Game Pandemic Legacy Risk Legacy

Aimee

How GraphQL Replaces Redux JavaScript Meetup in LA

AJ

Simple.com BroccoliWallet.com The Four by Scott Galloway

Peggy

Workshop.me Thanks for the Feedback by Douglas Stone

MJS 054: Gordon Zhu

Mar 28, 2018 45:41

Description:

Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Gordon Zhu

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Gordon Zhu. Gordon is the founder of Watch and Code. The mission of the company is to take total beginners and turn them into amazing developers. He first got into programming by trying to avoid programming. He studied business in college and was really interested in the internet, leading him to have to learn coding. He talks about the importance of being focused, especially in the beginning, and the ability to figure things out.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Watch and Code How did you first get into programming? Studied business in college Peak Two different eras of programmers There is more than one way to get into programming Culture is promoting a new way of thinking about technology Black Mirror How did you get into JavaScript? Marketing, product management, and engineering Angular Tried to avoid JS and focused on Python Importance of focus The ability to figure things out How to spend your time in the beginning Current focus Focus gives you freedom Reading a lot of code What are you proud of? And much, much more!

Links:

JavaScript Watch and Code Peak Black Mirror Angular Python @Gordon_Zhu Practical JavaScript

Picks

Charles

4k Camcorder 25 ft XLR Cables Zoom H6 Roland R-09 USB-C Dongle Docking Station ScreenFlow PB Works

Gordon

How I Built This podcast Stay Tuned with Preet podcast

JSJ 306: The Framework Summit with Joe Eames

Mar 27, 2018 48:03

Description:

Panel:

Charles Max Wood Cory House Aimee Knight Joe Eames AJ O'Neal

In this episode, the JavaScript Jabber panelists talk about the Framework Summit. It was the brainchild of Merrick Christensen. This summit includes talks on multiple different frameworks all in a two-day conference, which allows you to get exposed to new frameworks while still learning more about the framework your job requires you to use. Another goal of the conference is that it will be able to open people’s eyes up to the different frameworks available to them and show that no one framework is superior to another.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

What is the Framework Summit? The framework you use plays a huge role in your programming For people who want to learn about more than one framework Allows you to explore The format of the conference Park City, Utah in October 2018 Helps you answer which framework should you use? Goal is to open people’s eyes up to other frameworks Decrease internet arguments over which framework is better Fluent Conference Get to have conversation with other people who work in your framework Making connections React Rally Talk Evan Czaplicki The context matters Being able to deep dive into the different frameworks Using frameworks in conjunction with one another Have you seen “religionist” themes in programming frameworks? Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt Some people will never look beyond their frameworks If it’s working, why would you mess with it? And much, much more!

Links:

React Dev Summit JS Dev Summit Framework Summit Angular React Ember JavaScript Fluent Conference React Rally Talk Evan Czaplicki Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt @FrameworkSummit

Picks:

Charles

Parked Out By the Lake Dustin Christensen DevChat.tv Newspaper by Themeforest

Cory

Quokka

Aimee

Republic of Tea – Apple Cider Vinegar Tea The Way of Testivus

Joe

Evan Czaplicki Talk

AJ

Dinosaurs Cough Syrup by Young the Giant

MJS 053: Quincy Larson

Mar 21, 2018 30:12

Description:

Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Quincy Larson

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Quincy Larson. Quincy created Free Code Camp, whose goal is to build a huge community of people who will then contribute to the project so that they can help more people learn code for free. Quincy first got into programming when he wanted to find a way to get teachers out from behind the computer and into the classrooms. This revealed to him how powerful technology was and really got him interested in learning more code. He feels very strongly about the importance of accessibility and strived to make his camp as accessible as he could so he could reach the most people with it. 

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Free Code Camp How did you first get into programming? Previously a school director and teacher AutoHotkey How did you get into JavaScript? Focused on the problem of learning the code Free Code Camp was his main focus as a programmer The importance of accessibility Free Code Camp curriculum New update launching soon Build projects in order to get a certificate 6 certificates in total What is the work breakdown with Free Code Camp? Editorial staff now Free Code Camp YouTube Channel Writes on Medium Loves the fact that he gets to help others and positively affect their lives What else are you working on now? Beta.freeCodeCamp.org Expanding Free Code Camp Directory And much, much more!

Links:

Free Code Camp AutoHotkey JavaScript Free Code Camp YouTube Channel Quincy’s Medium Beta.freeCodeCamp.org @Ossia Free Code Camp Medium

Picks

Charles

VRBO Mesquite, Nevada Upside.com

Quincy

The state of machine learning in JavaScript Tensor Fire

JSJ 305: Continuous Integration, Processes, and DangerJS with Orta Therox

Mar 20, 2018 48:29

Description:

Panel:

Charles Max Wood Aimee Knight Joe Eames AJ O'Neal Special Guests: Orta Therox

In this episode, the JavaScript Jabber panelists talk about the tool Danger with Orta Therox. Danger allows you to create cultural rules about your pole request workflow. They discuss what Danger is, how it works, and how it can help you to catch errors and speed up code review. Danger lets you erase discussions so that you can focus on the things that you should really be focusing on, like the code. They also compare Danger to other ways of doing test converge.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

What is DangerJS? Think of it as being on the PR level Provides an eval context Used on larger projects React, React Native, Apollo, and RxJS Experimenting with moving Danger onto a server Danger can run as a linting step Pre-commit hooks Prettier How do you use Danger on your own machine? Danger Ruby vs Danger JS NPM install How is using Danger better that other ways of test coverage? What kinds of rules can you write for this system? Can use with Ruby or JavaScript React Storybooks Retrospectives And much, much more!

Links:

React Dev Summit JS Dev Summit Danger JS React React Native Apollo RxJS Prettier Danger Ruby Ruby JavaScript Orta’s GitHub Artsy Blog

Picks:

Charles

Hogwarts Battle Board Game Sushi Go Party! Game NYC tips

Aimee

Max Stoiber Blog The Ultimate Guide to Kicking Ass on Take-home Coding Challenges

Joe

SaltCON Stuffed Fables Board Game

AJ

UniFi AC Lite Fullmetal Alchemist

Orta

The Wire Worm Web Serial

MJS 052: Jeremy Likness

Mar 14, 2018 39:42

Description:

Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Jeremy Likness

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Jeremy Likness. Jeremy works for Microsoft currently and first got into programming when he was kept home while having a sunburn and taught himself how to type in a program into his family’s TI-99 4A computer and then later moved on to the Commodore 64. They stress the fact that you can be a successful programmer, no matter your background and they talk about the pros and cons of being a cloud developer advocate.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

How did you first get into programming? How much Microsoft is in the different programming aspects Cloud developer advocates Azure TI-99 4A and Commodore 64 C and C+ You don’t have to go the traditional route to be a programmer Having a CS major is not the only way How did you get into JavaScript? Discovered the internet in college Career focused on Web apps jQuery Backbone.js Hands-on career with the code He did consulting for 10 years Linux How has your earning changed? His biggest fear was getting out of touch with the realities of day-to-day programming Pros and cons of being a cloud developer advocate Community, Content, and Connection with engineering And much, much more!

Links:

Microsoft Cloud developer advocates Azure JavaScript jQuery Backbone.js Linux @JeremyLikness Jeremy’s Blog

Picks

Charles

BusyCal

Jeremy

Dwitter.net Hello World: The Film Node.js documentation on Azure

JSJ 304: React: The Big Picture

Mar 13, 2018 51:00

Description:

Panel:

Charles Max Wood Aimee Knight Joe Eames Cory House AJ O'Neal

Special Guests: None

In this episode, the JavaScript Jabber panelists talk about React: The Big Picture, Cory’s course on Pluralsight and what React is all about. They discuss both the pros and cons when it comes to using React and when it would be the best to use this library. They also encourage programmers to use React in a more consistent way so that people can share components.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

What is React: The Big Picture course? React The frameworks work with each other Reason and Elm How to decide when using React is the best option? React tradeoffs JavaScript React expects you to do a little more typing and work React is very close to JavaScript React pushes you towards a single file per component React Round Up Are the Code Mods as wonderful as they sound? Angular Create React App What are Code Mods? Lack of opinionated approach in React Using React in a more consistent way MobX and Redux Start off using just plain React When wouldn’t you want to use React? And much, much more!

Links:

React: The Big Picture Cory’s Pluralsight Reason Elm React JavaScript React Round Up Create React App Angular MobX Redux Framework Summit 2018 Angular: The Big Picture React Dev Summit

Picks:

Charles

Hunting Hitler The Greatest Showman: Sing-a-long

Aimee

“Why being a perfectionist is an obstacle (and how to beat it)” by Gui Fradin “How to understand the large codebase of an open-source project?” blog post

Joe

Marital Bliss Card Game

AJ

Pplwink.com

MJS 051: Todd Gardner

Mar 8, 2018

Description:

Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Todd Gardner

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Todd Gardner. Todd is one of the co-founders of Track JS, which is a JavaScript error monitoring service. He first got into programming in Jr. High when he and his friends played around with computers they had dumpster dived for from their school in order to play video games. In High School, he learned how to create websites so that people could register for his LAN parties online. They also discuss the importance of finding passion in what you do as well as what Todd is most proud of contributing to the JS community.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Track JS Stack trace Telemetry Decodes errors that are actually good to focus on How did you get into programming? Warcraft video game Started programming past gaming in High School LAN parties Pearl The importance of passion in programming C# He didn’t start off with programming as his focus Find the thing that inspires you and go do it! How did you wind up on JavaScript? Working as a consultant Knockout vs Backbone .net contractor to JS contractor Node JS What are you most proud of in JS? Understand that you’re never done with a JS app What are you doing now? And much, much more!

Links: 

Track JS @ToddHGardner Todd.mn

Picks

Charles

Eternium The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber My Business on Purpose Podcast Jamie Masters  Profit First by Mike Michalowicz The 12 Week Year by Brian P. Moran

Todd

Smart Things Rage

JSJ 303: Test Coverage Tools with Ben Coe, Aaron Abramov, and Issac Schleuter

Mar 6, 2018 1:01:53

Description:

Panel: 

Charles Max Wood

Aimee Knight

Corey House

AJ O'Neal

Special Guests: Ben Coe, Aaron Abramov, and Issac Schleuter

In this episode, the JavaScript Jabber panelists talk with Ben Coe, Aaron Abramov, and Issac Schleuter about test coverage and testing tools. They talk about the different tools and libraries that they have contributed to the coding community, such as NYC, conf, and Jest. They also discuss what test coverage is actually about and when using test coverage tools is necessary.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

What have you contributed to the testing tools community? npm NYC tool and instanbul project conf Jest These libraries were developed to be easy and have “batteries included” False positives with test coverage Encourage testing practices that don’t practice in a superficial way Test coverage is about making sure you test every state a public API can get into Think through the test you’re writing first Barriers against testing Don’t spike the code too quickly Provides guardrails for newer developers to contribute to open source projects Use tests to understand the system How to spend your time better When you need tests Value is very short term TDD And much, much more!

Links:

@BenjaminCoe @AaronAbramov_ Issac’s GitHub

Picks:

Charles

React Roundup Views on Vue Adventures in Angular React Dev Summit 2018

Aimee

Galentine’s Day Dnote CLI

AJ

The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson

Corey

We are hive project guidelines Tip: You can install node as a dependency on your project

Ben

Hack Illinois 2018 C8

Aaron

Reason

Issac

The Tap 100 Krypton App Friendly Fire Podcasts

MJS 050: Azat Mardan

Feb 28, 2018 35:01

Description:

Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Azat Mardan

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Azat Mardan. Azat is the author of 14 books on Node JS, JavaScript, and React JS. He also founded Node University, speaks at conferences, and works at Capitol One. Azat first got into programming when he was in college and his major was Informatics in eastern Europe and then when he graduated, he taught himself JavaScript and PHP and did some freelance work. Once he came to the United States, he got his master’s degree in Information Systems Technology and was building websites for country embassies. His main advice to people new to programming and IT is to just focus on one thing and give yourself enough time to get comfortable with that technology, and then move on to a new technology to conquer.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

How did you get into programming? Major in informatics PHP, JavaScript, CSS, and HTML Freelancing Masters in Information Systems Technology C++ class FDIC Advice to new programmers The importance of focus His startup experience Ruby on Rails Mac vs Windows Taught himself different frameworks and languages Location matters MongoDB The best way to learn is to teach others What was it about JavaScript that really clicked for you? JavaScript has expressiveness The Talent Code What led you to React? Which contributions are you most proud of? And much, much more!

Links: 

Node University The Talent Code Azat’s Blog: WebAppLog.com

Picks

Charles

Gardenscapes Starcraft II The Osiris Method

Azat

Echo JS

JSJ 302: Evaluating Web Frameworks with Kitson Kelly

Feb 27, 2018 53:44

Description:

Panel: 

Charles Max Wood

Aimee Knight

AJ O'Neal

Special Guests: Kitson Kelly

In this episode, the JavaScript Jabber panelists talk with Kitson Kelly about evaluating web frameworks. Kitson is currently in Australia working for ThoughtWorks as a principle technologist. He has written many articles on frameworks and urges that people don’t get stuck on one framework in their programming. He talks about how using only frameworks that you know could hurt you in the long run. This episode is great for understanding when to use certain JavaScript frameworks and how branching out from what is comfortable might make your job easier.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Articles on web frameworks How do you pick a JavaScript framework to use? The framework depends on your changing needs Recommending less popular frameworks Angular, Ember, React React vs Redux Certain domains with different frameworks? Each framework takes a different approach How to decide which framework to use? Only give it a couple days to see if your app works with the framework Is it ever appropriate to not use a certain framework? Frameworks are there to make your job easier Don’t be afraid to try new frameworks Choose a framework that will “be there tomorrow” What is the future for frameworks? Experiment and be honest with what you need And much, much more!

Links:

Linode ThoughtWorks Kendo UI LootCrate @KitsonK Kitson’s GitHub

Picks:

Charles

Facebook The 12 Week Year by Brian P. Moore Google Drive for Business

Aimee

Would College Students Retain More If Professors Dialed Back The Pace? URL to PDF Converter CSS History

AJ

Tylenol Cold and Flu Severe

Kitson

Microsoft Azure Zype

MJS 049: Sean Merron

Feb 21, 2018 58:56

Description:

Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Sean Merron

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Sean Merron. Sean is currently in Austin, Texas and is originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is a full-time software engineer, and has been for a little over 15 years now, and runs a podcast called 2 Frugal Dudes. He first got into programming when he was in high school and went to a trade school for computer networking. This trade school really gave him a leg up with his certifications and led him to his first job where he did tech support for an office. Sean urges new programmers to always have a project and to never be afraid to learn something new.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

2 Frugal Dudes How did you get into programming? CCNA and A+ certification Frist experience learning programming AP Computer Science C++ and Java How did you get into JavaScript? Gaming led to him wanting to build websites GeoCities HTML files HTML application Any advice for new programmers? Scripting Life-long learning What have your contributed to the programming community? Teaching, meetups, and conferences How did 2 Frugal Dudes come about? The importance of learning about finances The goal of podcasts His podcast audience demographics They discuss finances in layman’s terms What are you working on now and what are your future plans? And much, much more!

Links: 

Linode 2 Frugal Dudes EarlyRetirementRoadmap.com @SeanMerron

Picks

Charles

React and View Podcast coming up PodWrench.com

Sean

Mr. Money Mustache BogleHeads The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John Bogle

JSJ 301: CSS Grids: The Future of Frontend Layout with Dave Geddes

Feb 20, 2018 1:03:42

Description:

Panel: 

Charles Max Wood

Aimee Knight

Cory House

AJ O'Neal

Joe Eames

Aaron Frost

Special Guests: Dave Geddes

In this episode, the JavaScript Jabber panelists talk with Dave Geddes about CSS Grids. Dave quit his job about a year ago and has been living the entrepreneur and programmer life since then. Now, he builds mastery games to help people learn CSS. Dave discusses the differences between Flexbox and CSS Grid and how the games that he creates can help people learn CSS Grid in a fun and interactive way.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

CSS Mastery games FlexboxZombies.com GridCritters.com Uses spaced repetition and delayed recall to learn CSS Grid Flexbox CSS Grid as the cake and Flexbox as the frosting Edge spec What Flexbox can do Sub-Grids Geddski.com Nesting Grids Old Grid vs New Grid layout Why would you move from Flexbox to CSS Grid? CSS Grid tools GridByExample.com Education and Gamification Pick a UI that interests you For a discount on Grid Critters: enter JS Jabber for 20% off And much, much more!

Links:

Linode FlexboxZombies.com GridCritters.com Geddski.com GridByExample.com FreshBooks @Geddski

Picks:

Charles

R Pods Earphones

Aimee

NEU Cleanse “At Age 6, Girls Are Less Likely to Identify Females As ‘Really, Really Smart’”

Cory

Cory Tweet

AJ

How to Start a Startup Made in America by Sam Walton

Joe

The Dungeoneers by John David Anderson NG Conf

Aaron

Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff

Dave

They Are Billions

MJS 048: JC Hiatt

Feb 14, 2018 34:01

Description:

Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: JC Hiatt

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with JC Hiatt. JC is a 25-year-old software consultant from Jackson, Mississippi. He first got into programming in the 7th grade when he had the desire to create a website. He has since done a lot of work with WordPress, helped to found DevLifts, and much more. Now, he is doing a lot of little things to help make an impact on the programming world, including running multiple podcasts and creating tutorials for new programmers.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

How did you get into programming? w3schools.com HTML and CSS What got you into JavaScript? Hackers HackThisSite.com jQuery WordPress What are you most proud of? Tutorial involving React and WordPress Consulting Cryptocurrencies Podcast: HODL Daily DevLifts and DevLifts Podcast Cryptocurrency interest Balance And much, much more!

Links: 

Linode w3schools.com DevLifts Website and Podcast HODL Daily Podcast FreshBooks JCHiatt.com @JCHiatt  

Picks

JC

CSS Grid The Punisher

Charles

Artemis by Andy Weir Star Wars: The Last Jedi React Dev Summit

JSJ 300: Celebration

Feb 14, 2018 56:58

Description:

Panel: 

Charles Max Wood

Aimee Knight

Cory House

AJ O'Neal

Joe Eames

Special Guests: None

In this episode, the JavaScript Jabber panelists speak on where they are what they are up to today. Aimee is still in Nashville, Tennessee, and it is currently working at

Built Technologies and is working with JavaScript. Cory is still authoring courses for Pluralsite, has more recently been doing consulting with React, and is the principal engineer at Cox Automotive. Joe is doing a lot of Pluralsight work, puts together conferences, and is working on a new podcast with Charles. AJ recently did some side work with Dash, is interested in working on a new domain service, and recently got married. Charles is currently at ngATL conference, and has been attending a lot of conferences recently. He is also starting to head over to the video realm and is creating a new podcast called React Roundup and a View Podcast with Joe. They also talk about what they each have planned in the upcoming year for their careers and their lives.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Built Technologies JavaScript Front End and Full Stack Pluralsite React consulting Cox Automotive Front end apps View and React podcast Angular JS to Angular Pluralsight courses Big Picture React courses Fork of Bitcoin called Dash New domain service ngATL React Roundup Podcast New podcasts on artificial intelligence, IOT, augmented and virtual reality game development, python Node, JavaScript, and Rust And much, much more!

Links:

Linode Built Technologies Pluralsite Cox Automotive Dash ngATL DevChat.tv Youtube FreshBooks

Picks:

Charles

ATR2100 Microphone Zoom H6 Apple AirPods ngATL ngGirls

Aimee

Improving Ourselves to Death What Does Code Readability Mean?

Cory

JavaScript Tip Tweet  

AJ

How to Start a Startup YouTube Series Singham Movie  

Joe

WebFlow.com

MJS 047: Tim Caswell

Feb 9, 2018 41:44

Description:

Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Tim Caswell

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Tim Caswell. Tim got into programming when he was a kid and would mess around on a Commodore 64 he had found. He next moved onto writing games in Cue Basic, and once the internet came into play in the mid to late 90’s, his programming really took off, especially after he got Windows. Tim has since written his own language based on Lua, called Luvit, worked on browser-based IDE systems, like Cloud 9, and so much more. After working on many projects and programs over the years, he is now focusing on building his startup. His advice is to always balance your needs with what you can do and make sure that you are always moving forward.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

How did you get into programming? Commodore 64 386SX Games in Cue Basic CompuServe SweetSharks.com startup JavaScript and HTML Learning about CPUs in college Studied at Central Arkansas originally C++ Software engineering at UT Dallas Connect Framework NVM in Bash Luvit computer language Polyglot startup New product, SDK, coming soon Daplie Balance and moving forward Getting paid for value His mission The power to create and to inspire And much, much more!

Links: 

Fresh Books Linode @CreationIX  

Picks

Tim

Daplie Upcoming SDK Beaker Browser Secure Scuttle Butt

Charles

CES Upside.com (CODE: VGCU7O)

JSJ 299: How To Learn JavaScript When You're Not a Developer with Chris Ferdinandi

Feb 7, 2018 1:11:42

Description:

Panel: 

AJ O’Neal

Joe Eames

Aimee Knight

Special Guests: Chris Ferdinandi

In this episode, JavaScript Jabber panelist speak with Chris Ferdinandi. Chris teaches vanilla JavaScript to beginners and those coming from a design background. Chris mentions his background in Web design and Web Develop that led him JavaScript development. Chris and the JSJ panelist discuss the best ways to learn JavaScript, as well as resources for learning JavaScript. Also, some discussion of technologies that work in conjunction with vanilla JavaScript.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Teaching JavaScript - Beginners and Design patrons Web Design and Web Development CSS Tricks  Todd Motto How to do jQuery Things without jQuery Doing things like mentors (Todd) When JavaScript makes sense. CSS is easier to learn then JS? Being good at CSS and JS at the same time? How about Node developers? jRuby, DOM Documentation And much more!

Links:

https://github.com/cferdinandi https://gomakethings.com @ChrisFerdinandi https://www.linkedin.com/in/cferdinandi  

Picks:

AJ

Discover Card Mistborn 

Aimee

Your Smart Phone is Making You Stupid… Crypto Currency

Joe

Mystic Vale Kedi

Chris

https://gomakethings.com Teva Mush

MJS 046: Donovan Brown

Feb 1, 2018 53:50

Description:

Panel: 

Charles Max Wood

Guest: Donovan Brown

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Donovan Brown. Donovan is a principle DevOps Manager at Microsoft. Donovan talks about his journey into programming starting in the 8th grade with Cue Basic to college and writing games in Cue Basic. Donovan talks about different avenues of programming and working independently, and being entrepreneurial, and finally getting a call from Microsoft. Donovan tells many great high energy stories and shares his enthusiasm in his career in DevOps. This is a great episode to hear the possibilities in the programming and developer world.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

How did you get into programming? 8th grade Cue Basic Computer Math  Cue Basic Selling notes  -  Chemistry class Board Game creation Teach yourself C in 21 days Change majors Work at Compaq Computers and go promoted as a software engineer Independent, then into Dev Ops Notion Solutions Ending up in Microsoft doing DevOps Hot Topic  - Dev Opts  - Release BrianKellerVM Demos DevOps and the Process Visual Studio and people Pain Points Programmers - Permission to do your job? JQuery Yeoman Generator  Power Shell Plugin Open source and Contributions to the community DevOps Interviews Podcast and much, much more!

Links: 

http://donovanbrown.com https://github.com/DarqueWarrior @DonovanBrown DevOps Interviews Podcast 

Picks

Donovan

Visual Studio Code 

Charles

Installing Windows 10  Docker Support for Windows 

JSJ 298: Angular, Vue and TypeScript with John Papa

Jan 31, 2018 1:03:04

Description:

Panel: 

Charles Max Wood

Cory House

Joe Eames

Aimee Knight

Special Guests: John Papa

In this episode, JavaScript Jabber panelist speak with John Papa. John has been doing web programming for over twenty years on multiple platforms and has been contributing to the developer communities through conferences, authoring books, videos and courses on Pluralsight.

John is on the show to discuss an articles he wrote on A Look at Angular Along Side Vue, and another article on Vue.js  with TypeScript. John talks about the new features with the different versions of Angular technologies, anxiety in the different features, comparisons between the technologies and use case with Angular.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

A look at Angular Along Side Vue - Article Angular 5, Amber,Vue,  React, Angular Angular 2 - different features CLI Spell Webpack Comparisons - Why the anxiety? Opinions of Angular and sprinkling in other technologies Vue is the easy to use with Angular Are there breakpoints with the uses case? Choosing technologies Talk about working with Vue and Angular DSL - Domain Specific Language Vue and 3rd party libraries Talk about Vue working with TypeScript Vue.js  with TypeScript Vue with TypeScript looks similar to Angular Vetur What does 2018 have in store for Angular? Native apps and web functionality And much more!

Links:

https://johnpapa.net Vue.js  with TypeScript A Look at Angular Along Side Vue @john_papa https://github.com/johnpapa

Picks:

Corey

cypress.io

Charles

E Myth Revisited Profit First  Dunkirk

Aimee

Crucial Conversations  Ripple or XRP

Joe

The Greatest Showman Better Late Then Never Vue 7 Languages In 7 Weeks  - Book

John

Jumanji 2017 Emotional Intelligence

MJS 045: Gant LaBorde

Jan 25, 2018 49:00

Description:

Panel: 

Charles Max Wood

Guest: Gant LaBorde

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Gant LaBorde. Gant is a regular in React Native Radio of Dev Chat TV. Gant works for Infinite Red and works with Ignite, a toolkit/framework for React Native. Infinite Red is a mobile app consulting company.

Gant talks about his journey in programming and working in the development world. Gant describes his early introduction to programming through the fascination of home computers and friends. Gant talks about his experience in learning  Javascript, PHP, Data Base, Desktop apps, and much more. Lastly, Gant talks about his contributions to React Native, and other platforms, and his current projects.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

How did you get into programming? Got into programming by help his dad with technology and computers Started his intro into programming through a friend programming on their home computer Basic AOL world - Visual Basic Programming Backend web ASP PHP Javascript talk Typescript talk Cardboard talk How did you get into React Native? Ruby Motion Building the Story How does React Native allow you to build the story? Components and structures Reactotron  What are you working on now? Out of sync Yarn files and much, much more!

Links: 

https://infinite.red https://infinite.red/ignite http://blog.npmjs.org/post/81600398588/npm-install-ben-coe-g Yargs InstanbulJS gantlaborde.com  

Picks

Gant

Chain React Conference

Charles

Avengers Infinity  forum.devchat.tv Donate React Podcast for Dev Chat TV 

JSJ 297: Scrollytelling with Russell Goldenberg and Adam Pearce

Jan 24, 2018 42:12

Description:

Panel: 

Charles Max Wood

Joe Eames

Aimee Knight

Special Guests: Russell Goldenberg and Adam Pearce

In this episode, JavaScript Jabber panelist speak with Russell Goldenberg and Adam Pearce Russell creates visualizations, interactive graphics, and documentaries for the web. Currently an editor at The Pudding.  Adam is a graphics editor at The New York Times and a journalist engineers/developer  Russell and Adam are on the show to talk about what Scrollytelling is, as well as Scrollama. Scrollama is a modern and lightweight JavaScript library for scrollytelling using IntersectionObserver in favor of scroll events. This is a great episode to understand another technology/tool created with JavaScript.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

What is Scrollytelling! Graph Scroll library What is the intersection Observerable? How long does it take to build an interactive graphic…? How do you test something like this? Test on a lot of different devices Can you do automated testing? Do you have to understand the use cases or can you implement quickly? Recommendation for getting started? Is this a skill set people have to have before that some on board? How do design these interactions? Scroll jacking What JS developers should know about this technology. Position sticky What are other uses cases? What can devs use it for? Tax calculator And much more!

Links:

  https://github.com/russellgoldenberg/scrollama https://pudding.cool/process/introducing-scrollama/ @codenberg @adamrpearce https://pudding.cool/ http://russellgoldenberg.github.io https://github.com/1wheel?direction=desc&sort=created&tab=stars https://roadtolarissa.com

Picks:

Adam

Dominion - Broad Game

Charles

Smoker Tiny Epic Galaxies Indiegogo Dev Chat TV

Aimee

Deadlines Quest Protein Powder

Joe

Giving! Board Game - Azul

Russel

Crokinole Bust Out

MJS 044: Ben Coe

Jan 17, 2018 35:11

Description:

Panel: 

Charles Max Wood

Guest: Ben Coe

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Ben Coe. Ben is the co-founder of attachments.me. Currently, work for NPM, and had worked for Freshbooks where he began his professional development career.  Ben talks about his journey into programming and learning JavaScript, and the many experiences into his successful dev career. Ben shares his contributions to the Javascript community and the open source world with technologies like Yargs and InstanbulJS.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

How did you get into programming? Noodling around with old computers from Waterloo Geo cites How did you get into Javascript? Working at Freshbooks Backend infrastructure at NPM How did you end up working at NPM? Operations person at NPM Dev Ops What was it like being there in the early days? Automation Yargs InstanbulJS Product management at NPM C8 What is next? and much, much more!

Links: 

https://github.com/bcoe @BenjaminCoe http://blog.npmjs.org/post/81600398588/npm-install-ben-coe-g Yargs InstanbulJS

Picks

Ben

https://www.hackillinois.org C8 tool

JSJ 296: Changes in React and the license with Azat Mardan

Jan 17, 2018 57:34

Description:

Panel: 

Charles Max Wood

Cory House

Joe Eames

Aimee Knight

Special Guests: Azat Mardan

In this episode, JavaScript Jabber panelist speak with Azat Mardan. Azat is a return guest, previously on JSJ Episode 230. Azat is an author of 14 books on Node JS, JavaScript, and React JS. Azat works at Capital One on the technology team. Azat is the founder and creator of Node University.

Azat is on the show to talk about changes in React and licensing. Some of the topics cover Facebook,  licensing with React, using the wrong version of React, patent wars, and much more in-depth information on current events in React.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Facebook - Licensing with React Using the Wrong version of React in some companies BSD licensing Patent wars Facebook developing React Difference in Preact and Inferno Rewriting applications What did Capital One do about the changes? React 16 Pure React Was the BSD patents - Med and Sm Companies Patents explained React Developers at Facebook Fiber - New Core Architecture And much more!

Links:

http://azat.co https://node.university https://devchat.tv/js-jabber/230-jsj-node-at-capital-one-with-azat-mardan

Picks:

Cory

Axel Rauschmayer post Prettier

Charles

Indiegogo for Dev Chat forum.devchat.tv

Aimee

Dev Tees Hacker News - Question on Stack Exchange and Estimates 

Joe

Heroku  El Camino Christmas

Azat

PMP  Azat - Short Lecture

MJS 043: Nick Disabato

Jan 11, 2018 28:15

Description:

Panel: 

Charles Max Wood

Guest: Nick Disabato

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Nick Disabato. Nick is a return guest how was recent on JavaScript Jabber episode 283   talking about AB testing. Also, Nick is an interaction designer from Chicago and runs a consultancy called Draft, who do research AB testing for online stores to increase conversion rate without increase ad spend. Nick talks about his current work, and his journey into programming, more on testing, and contributions to the JavaScript Community.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

How much programming do you do day today? Programming activities Interacting with programmers to deliver products What was your introduction to programmer Logo - Turtle Cue Basic How did that get you to where you are today? Did not want to be a mathematician Never been to art school? Being a creative person but not visual Describe the creative, design, position you are in. Wire Frames Verbal communication Web development, etc. Front facing pages How did you get into JavaScript and how much do you have to know? Where are the bottlenecks? Which framework is the best? What are you working on now? and much, much more!

Links: 

https://draft.nu https://nickd.org/bio/ draftsletters.com @nickd

Picks

Charles

Dash Pro  convo.com

Nick

Visual Web Optimizer  Designing for Accessibility 

JSJ 295: Developers as Entrepreneurs with Ryan Glover

Jan 9, 2018 1:05:42

Description:

Panel: 

Charles Max Wood 

Cory House

Joe Eames

Aimee Knight  

Special Guests: Ryan Glover

In this episode, JavaScript Jabber panelist speak with Ryan Glover. Ryan is on JavaScript Jabber to talks about Entrepreneurship as a developer.  Ryan runs Clever Beagle in Chicago Illinois. Clever Beagle is a mentorship company that helps people build their first software Product. Ryan and the panel discuss the many roads of entrepreneurship, startup business ideas, servicing and teaching the community, how to’s, and psychological challenges, hiring, seeing your ideas through to the end, and privilege. 

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

How do you get started as an entrepreneur?  Clever Beagle The Meteor Chef Where are people getting stuck on the builds?  Fear, unknowns Simple, but not easy  Drive and ability to step into the unknown Survival of the fittest Hire before you are already  Losing your marbles Starting on a smaller scale How do I know my idea is going to work?  Book - Brick by Brick Multiple lines of business Managing a portfolio of business  Revenue streams  Marketing  Quitter When do I quit?  6-12 months of cash before you quit Making mistakes in entrepreneurship? Be a reader and study Go out a read books!  Experiential not taught  Luck and Privilege Video - Life of Privilege Explained in a $100 Race Procrastinate on Purpose And much more! 

Links:

Clever Beagle  The Meteor Chef https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryangglover http://www.ryanglover.net Brick by Brick Quitter Procrastinate on Purpose Do Thing That Don’t Scale @rglover

Picks:

Cory

The Power of Moments The 50th Law

Charles

ReactDevSummit.com Indiegogo for Dev Chat .NetRocks

Aimee

Life of Privilege Explained in a $100 Race

Joe

Everybody Lies Murder on the Orient Express  

Ryan

Turning Pro - Steven Pressfield series The Power of Beliefs in Business

MJS 042: Kassandra Perch

Jan 5, 2018 50:27

Description:

Panel: 

Charles Max Wood

Guest: Kassandra Perch

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Kassandra Perch. Kassandra is a return guest from JavaScript Jabber episode 197. Kassandra is a developer relations engineer for IOpipe, that does AWS Lambda monitoring and visibility in the server-less space. 

Kassandra talks about her journey into program through game sharks or programming game cartridges. Also, furthering her interest in programming was taking computer science courses in college, and getting a part-time job in the technology field during college while networking. Kassandra shares her favorite contributions to javascript and open source projects. 

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

How did you get into programming? Game Sharks Game Cartridges Austin Meetup Group and JavaScript Working in the open source community  College courses Contributions - Nodebotanist  Interest in education  and being autistic  Child of a teacher  Serving the community  Helping people with projects  IOT - Internet of Things Building Robots Serverless  What are you working on now?  AVR Girl and much, much more!

Links: 

https://www.iopipe.com https://github.com/nodebotanist https://github.com/noopkat/avrgirl http://johnny-five.io IOpipe

Picks

Kassandra

Sue Hitten Johnny 5  Serverless Framework 

Charles 

VS Code Azure pluggin  Serverless Framework Amanda Silver interview  More VS Code Interviews on Dev Chat TV

JSJ 294: Node Security with Adam Baldwin

Jan 4, 2018 1:08:31

Description:

Panel: 

Charles Max Wood

AJ O’Neal

Joe Eames

Special Guests: Adam Baldwin

In this episode, JavaScript Jabber panelist speak with Adam Baldwin. Adam is a return guest and has many years of application security experience. Currently, Adam runs the Node Security Project/Node Security Platform, and Lift Security. Adam discusses the latest of security of Node Security with Charles and AJ. Discussion topics cover security in other platforms, dependencies, security habits, breaches, tokens, bit rot or digital atrophy, and adding security to your development.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

What is  the Node Security Project/Node Security Platform Dependency trees NPM Tokens and internal data What does Node Security do for me? NPX and NSP Command Line CIL Bit Rot or Digital Atrophy How often should you check repos. Advisories If I NPM install? Circle CI or Travis NSP Check What else could I add to the securities? Incorporate security as you build things How do you find the vulnerabilities in the NPM packages Two Factor authentication for NPM Weak Passwords OL Dash? Install Scripts Favorite Security Story? And much more!

Links:

Node Security  Lift Security https://github.com/evilpacket @nodesecurity @liftsecurity @adam_baldwin

Picks:

Adam

Key Base Have I been Pwned?

Charles

Nettie Pot  convo.com

AJ

This Episode with Adam Baldwin Free the Future of Radical Price Made In America Sam Walton Sonic - VGM Album

Joe

Pych - Movie NG Conf Why We Don’t Suck

JSJ 293: Big Data with Nishant Thacker

Dec 28, 2017 34:16

Description:

Panel: 

Charles Max Wood

Special Guests: Nishant Thacker

In this episode, JavaScript Jabber speaks with Nishant Thacker. Nishant is the technical product manager for all things big data at Microsoft. Nishant mentions the many new technologies and announcements he is in-charge of at Microsoft.

Nishant is on the show to talk about Big Data and gives advice on how to process data and acquire deep insight of your customers. This is a great episode to understand the development of data systems that are the backbone of some marketing tools.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Processing Metrics Processing into report and usable information Data lake Collecting data points Creating and maintaining the data lake in its raw form Scale up engines and limits Commodity machines and leverage Big data means to scale out Specialized engines for audio and video files How to have a cohesive report? Writing and Querying across data Storing raw data and retrieve data Data cluster What does the data box look like? And much more!

Links:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishantthacker @nishantthacker

Picks:

Nishant

Robot I

Charles

Zoom H6 Shure SM 58 Lavalier Mics

MJS 041: Austin McDaniel

Dec 28, 2017 40:10

Description:

Panel: 

Charles Max Wood

Guest: Austin McDaniel

This week on My JavaScript Story/My Angular Story, Charles speaks with Austin McDaniel. Austin is a return guest and was previously featured on JavaScript Jabber episode 275 . Austin talks about his journey getting into programming as an 11year old, to recently, as a web developer with more complex technologies. Austin talks about building widgets, working in Angular, JavaScript, and more in-depth web development on many different platforms. Lastly, Austin talks about his contributions to NGX Charts and speaking at a variety of developer conferences.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on: 

How did you get into programming? 11 years old Cue Basic Web developer College jobs was in web developing IE6 Building Widgets Components jquery  Web is the future How did you get into Angular? 2013, v1.2 Backbone Angular 1 & 2 NG X Charts Speaking at Conferences Augmented Reality and VR Web AR Angular Air Podcast Working as a contractor with Google and much, much more!

Links: 

JavaScript Jabber episode 275 jquery http://amcdnl.com Angular Air Podcast @amcdnl github.com/amcdnl  

Picks

Austin

Todd Motto 

Charles

NG Conf Angular Dev Summit Angular Air Podcast

MJS 040: Kitson Kelly

Dec 22, 2017 48:13

Description:

Panel: 

Charles Max Wood

Guest: Kitson Kelly

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Kitson Kelly. Kitson is a return guest, previously on JavaScript Jabber 277. Kitson is the CTO at SitePen, and has been working and maintaining Dojo 2 for the last couple years.

Kitson talks about his journey as a developer. First, sparking his interest with old Atari games and getting his first computer in his early years.  Kitson talks about his education background and introduction to computers in high school and hang out with other in the same programming niche. Kitson talks about his challenges not having a degree in computer science, but still very successful as a developer after climbing the corporate latter.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Atari Games and old first computer Hangout with the computer nerds Community college No actual formal computer science degree Tech Support and Self Taught Challenges with not degree Climbing the latter Troubles even with a degree Is a degree in computer science really needed? Experience verses degree Working with other people is important Getting into JavaScript and Dojo What kept you working in JavaScript How do you get to being CTO and SitePen? What are you most proud of with the work on Dojo Contributions Side Projects  - Dojo 2 and much, much more!

Links: 

https://github.com/kitsonk Kistson Kelly https://www.sitepen.com https://dojo.io

Picks:

Kitson

SVG  Noun Project

Charles

adminlte.io Ruby on Rails, Jquery podwrench.com

JSJ 292: CosmosDB with Kirill Gavrylyuk

Dec 20, 2017 29:59

Description:

Panel: 

Charles Max Wood

Special Guests: Kirill Gavrylyuk

In this episode, JavaScript Jabber speaks with Kirill Gavrylyuk. Kirill is a dev manager at Cosmos DB, and works professionally with Azure CosmosDB. Kirill is on JavaScript Jabber to talk about what CosmosDB is in the world of development technology. Chuck and Kirill discuss the nuances of this database technology, how it is implemented, and how to manage and migrate data, among other great features.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

What is Cosmos DB? Bring your data anywhere your users are It is a website Multimodel database Works with Mongodb  Cassandra Started as database DB Throughput Key data pairs Switching from MongoDB to Azure How do you decide what goes into this? It looks like an everything database. Migration path Uses cases, problems solved Supporting APIs Does it only exist in the Cloud? An emulator is available. Subscription info. And much more!

Links:

@kirillg-msft https://www.linkedin.com/in/kirillgavrylyuk

Picks:

Kirill

Shared Debugging with VS Code - Keynote

Charles

USB Powered Monitor on Amazon 

 

 

 

MJS 039: Tyler Renelle

Dec 13, 2017 47:44

Description:

Panel: 

Charles Max Wood

Guest: Tyler Renelle

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Tyler Renelle. Tyler is a contractor and developer who has worked in many web technologies like Angular, Rails, React and much more! Tyler is a return guest, previously on Adventure in Angular and JavaScript Jabber talking Ionic and Machine learning.

Tyler has recently expanded his work beyond JavaScript and is on the show to talk his interest in AI or Artificial intelligence and Machine Learning. Furthermore, Tyler talks about his early journey as a game developer, web developer, and work with some content management systems, and more recently, his development in various technologies.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Writing games out of college Studies computer science in college Did web development to pay for college working with PHP and ASP Content management Working with various technologies Working with React, is this it? Problems React has solved with web apps What is the next big innovation? View Creating Podcasts Machine Learning Specialized application of AI NLP Never use his computer science degree as a web developer You don’t study code to be a developer AI and machine learn is based on Computer Science Tensor Flow Data Skeptic - podcast Performance Graphics cards Philosophy of Consciousness The subjective experience Job displacement phenomenon and much, much more!

Links: 

http://ocdevel.com http://ocdevel.com/podcasts/machine-learning Tensor Flow Data Skeptic - podcast https://devchat.tv/js-jabber/jsj-278-machine-learning-tyler-renelle https://www.linkedin.com/in/lefnire

Picks

Tyler

The Great Courses 

Charles

CES Email beforehand and set up an appointment VRBO.com Autonomous.ai  

JSJ 291: Serverless For JavaScript with Gareth McCumskey

Dec 12, 2017 54:26

Description:

Panel:

Charles Max Wood 

Aimee Knight

AJ O’Neal

Joe Eames 

Special Guests: Gareth McCumskey

In this episode, JavaScript Jabber speaks with Gareth McCumskey about Serverless For JavaScript. Gareth leads the dev team at Expat Explore in Cape Town, South Africa. Gareth and this team specialize in exploring the Serverless realm in JavaScript. The JavaScript Jabbers panel and Gareth discuss the many different types of serverless systems, and when to implement them, how serverless system work, and when to go in the direction of using Serverless. 

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

What does it mean to be Serverless?  Since platform as a service. Microservice on Docker  Firebase “no backend”  Backend systems  Cloud functions and failure in systems  How do you start to think about a serverless system?  How do decide what to do? AWS Lambda  Working in a different vendor Node 4  Programming JS to deploy  Using libraries for NPM How is works with AWS Lambda Where is the database? More point of failure?  Calls to Slack? Authentication Micro Services Elastic Bean Stalk Static Assets, S3, Managing Testing the services  Integration testing And much more! 

Links:

@garethmcc @expatexplore gareth.mccumskey.com https://github.com/garethmcc serverless.com

Picks:

Aimee

Serverless Architectures  NG-BE Conference 

AJ

Documentary on Enron Hard Thing about Hard Things 

Charles

Serverless Framework The Storm Light Achieves  Avengers: Infinity War

Gareth

Building MicroServices  Skeptics Guide To The Universe Podcast Expate Explore 

Joe 

Wonder -  Movie Gloom In Space - Board Game   

MJS 038: Peter Cooper

Dec 6, 2017 52:17

Description:

MJS 038: Peter Cooper

Panel: 

Charles Max Wood

Guest: Peter Cooper

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Peter Cooper. Peter was one the original panelist on Ruby Rogues and JavaScript Jabber. Currently, Peter runs several weekly new letters on JS, Ruby, Go, React, etc. Peter talks about his journey as a programmer, which started at an early age tinkering with his father’s computer at home. Peter describes the beginning as a hobby until he learned the skills to being programming on many platforms. Peter talks about how he learn Ruby and JavaScript, and in early stages of noodling or learning code. Lastly, Peter talks about his contributions to the community and giving back.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

How did you get into programming? Playing with computers at an early age Computers were a hobby, rather than a career builder then Being heavily into to anything can become your career, age does not matter Finding the skill or passion in programming Natural ability to see and make sense of code UseNet AJax Directness Blogging  New Letters rubyflow.com What is the ultimate goal of the new letters? Contributions Helping host podcasts Current work? and much, much more!

Links: 

http://peterc.org https://rubyweekly.com https://github.com/peterc/ Cooper Press

Picks

Peter

Litmus Cheap Gaming consoles on eBay Jason Scott of archive.org

Charles

Hyper Drive J5 Dash Pro In-Ear Headphones

 

 

JSJ 290: Open Source Software with Dirk Hohndel - VMWare Chief Open Source Officer

Dec 5, 2017 1:13:59

Description:

Panel:

Charles Max Wood

Aimee Knight

Corey House

Joe Eames

Special Guests: 

In this episode, JavaScript Jabber speaks with Dirk Hohndel about Open Source Software. Dirk is the Chief Open Source Officer at VMWare and has been working with open source for over 20 years. Dirk duties as the Chief Open Source Officer is to engage with the open source community and help promote the development between the community, companies, and customers.

Dirk provides historical facts about open sources to current processes. The discussion covers vision and technological advances with languages, security, and worries of using open source software, view/consumption and burnout on maintaining a project. This is a great episode to learn about more different avenues of Open Source.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

What does the Chief Open Source Officer do? What is really different and has stayed the same in open source? Technological advances Good engineering and looking ahead or forward 100 million lines of code running a car… This is in everything.. Production environments Security Bugs in the software and the security issues Scaling and paying attention Where should we be worried about open source Notation and data sets Write maintainable software How does VMWare think about open source? View and Consumption of open source The burnout of open source projects - how to resolve this abandonment To much work to maintain open source  - not a money issue Scaling the team workload not the money Contribution and giving back Companies who do and don’t welcome open source What to do to make a project open source? Adopting an API And much more!

Links:

@_drikhh VMWare Drikhh - everywhere! https://github.com/dirkhh

Picks:

Aimee

De Contact  Dodow 

Dirk

Track This Critical Thinking

Charles

Nicholas Zakas - Books 

Corey

Fun Fun Function Show

Joe

Dice Forge Concept of empathy

 

 

MJS 037: Nader Dabit

Nov 30, 2017 38:33

Description:

Panel: 

Charles Max Wood

Guest: Nader Dabit

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Nader Dabit. Nader is a familiar guest on JavaScript Jabber, talking about the state of React Native. Nader is the host of React Native Radio, another podcast on the Dev Chat TV network. Nader is a React Native trainer that does consulting and workshops in major cities in the US.

Nader dives into his background and how he began his journey as a developer. Interestingly, Nader became successful as a developer without any formal training, but, by only learning to code on the job. This is a great episode to learn specific ways to build a career without formal training, and how to present yourself for the job.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

React Native Radio and the React Native world React Training and pop up workshops How Nader got into programming Learning HTML and Web Development E-commerce, WordPress Nader talks about getting his first job Positioning  yourself as a developer for success Specialization Presenting yourself for the job How Nader learn to do JavaScript Learning a viable option Ionic What is it about React Native that interest you? React Native In Action - Book! React Native Elements  Sharing Content and much, much more!

Links: 

React Native In Action reactnative.training https://github.com/react-native-training Ideas anyone?

Picks

Nader

Audio Book- A Guide To the Good Life 

Charles

The Way of Kings Scratching your own itch!

 

 

JSJ 289: Visual Studio Code and Live Sharing with Chris Dias and PJ Meyer LIVE at Microsoft Connect 2017

Nov 29, 2017 1:03:26

Description:

Panel:

Charles Max Wood

Special Guests: 

Chris Dias

PJ Meyer

In this episode, Charles is at Microsoft Connect 2017 in NYC. Charles speaks with Chris Dias and PJ Meyer about Visual Studio Code and Live Sharing. Chris and PJ explain more on their demo at Microsoft Connect on Live Collaborative Editing and Debugging. Learn more about the new features with Visual Studio Code and the efficient workflows with screen sharing, and much more.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Demo of Live Collaborative Editing and Debugging explained New Features with VS Code Developer productive Debugging pain points Getting feedback New in VS Code Language support and Java Debugger Live Share Debugging from different machines and platforms Multi-Stage Docker File TypeScript compiler More on debugging with Cosmos db Debugging in the Cloud? Docker Extensions Data Bricks Updated python tools Coming up with Visual Studio Code in the next 6 months TypeScript and Refactoring Getting the word out about code -  Word of mouth? Number of people using VS Code? Envision for what VS Code is becoming? Preparing for a keynote and processes? And much more!

Links:

https://code.visualstudio.com https://github.com/chrisdias GitHub.com/microsoft @code

Picks:

Chris

Pizza

PJ

Deli

Charles

Coupon Pass for tourist in NYC  

MJS 036: Ryan Glover

Nov 23, 2017 32:43

Description:

Panel: 

Charles Max Wood

Guest: Ryan Glover

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Ryan Glover, Ryan is the COO of Clever Beagle. Clever Beagle is a company that helps people create their first products and begin selling to their customers. Clever Beagle uses platforms like  Meteor JS, Node JS, and React to provide frameworks for help build applications.

Ryan describes their business as a technical therapist for bringing ideas to fruition. Ryan shares his journey into programming by learning to build websites with Geocities. Thereafter, Ryan had began his self-taught journey with programming after learning he did not like his college major. Ryan talks about his contribution to the JS community, his website called Meteor Chef designed to help newbies learn to build with Meteor JS.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Learning Geocites Becoming a Self Taught programmer Freelancing Building WordPress websites and learning JS By trade a  being a designer Building with JavaScript Learning about Meteor on Hacker News in 2013 Sacha Greif  Apollo Raw Node JS Understanding Webpack? Gearheads vs. Builders Boilerplates and much, much more!

Links: 

Sacha Greif Clever Beagle https://www.meteor.com https://themeteorchef.com/info/about https://cleverbeagle.com/subcribe @rglover ryanglover.net

Picks

Ryan

Halt and Catch Fire Sacha Greif State of JavaScript Tom Coleman

Charles

React Developer Summit JavaScript Developer Summit How To Find A Job Course  Stranger Things Season 2 moviepass.com

 

 

JSJ 288: TypeScript with Amanda Silver

Nov 22, 2017 1:04:40

Description:

Charles Max Wood

Special Guests: 

Amanda Silver

In this episode, Charles is at Microsoft Connect 2017 in NYC. Charles speaks with Amanda Silver. Amanda is deemed the  TypeScript and future of JavaScript guru, and this year's speakers at Microsoft Connect with Visual Studio Live Share. Amanda shares what is new with TypeScript and how that is a kind of subscript to JavaScript. Amanda explains the big picture of TypeScript’s inception and where she believes the language will be most efficient and effective for JavaScript and TypeScript developers.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

What is new in TypeScript? Keep JavaScript and TypeScript aligned TypeScript is implemented to create larger scaled applications Integration with VS Code, etc. Building better tools for JavaScript Developers When would this be taken on by users Defaults in Visual Studio TypeScript replacing JavaScript type service TypeScript is written in TypeScript Chakra runtime Diaspora The different faces of JavaScript Optimized JavaScript runtime Languages should be created with tooling A satisfying tooling experience Foot Guns New Tokens Eco-systems and metadata Multi-phase Minimum common denominator constantly changing Collaborating on the same code Open Source and the impact How to move to open source Contributing The next thing for TypeScript The future of JavaScript And much more!

Links:

@amandaksilver  

Picks:

Amanda

Visual Studio Live Share Instinct of learning technology

Charles

Visual Studio Live Share AI

 

 

 

JSJ 287: Blockchain and JS with Ari Lerner

Nov 14, 2017 56:59

Description:

Panel:

Aimee Knight

AJ O’Neal

Charles Max Wood

Special Guests: 

Ari Lerner

In this episode, Java Script Jabbers speak with Ari Lerner. Ari is the author of NG Book: The Complete Book on AugularJS, Full Stack React,  and a few others.  Ari co-runs newline.co a platform that teaches about the Block Chain, Ethereum, New Contracts, etc. Ari mentions a few upcoming books on Machine Learning, Elixir, and react Native.

Ari gives a rundown on what the Block Chain is about, and an explanation of a Hash. Ari explains the value of a Hash and 6-bit strings of a Hash. Also, Ari explains the exchange of currency in Bitcoin and the rate of exchange in the Block Chain. Next Ari covers web 3.0 and much more.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

What is the Block Chain? A Hash? The blockchain is an order of ledger. The blockchain is a  list of transactions How is a Hash used? Sha 256 Bitcoin and Block Chains What If two machines get the same answer? Describe a transaction in a blockchain? Exchanging currency The cost of Bitcoin Web 3.0 Everything on the Block Chain is public! Where else is Block Chain is used besides bitcoin type currency Public Key. What should JS developer be doing to prepare? And much more!

Links:

https://www.ng-book.com/ http://www.newline.co.bw/ The History of Money @Auser Stack.io

Picks:

Amiee

Article -  Learn Block Chain by Building One The Source Bar

Charles

Microsoft Connect - Meet up at 7pm Stranger Thing Season 2

AJ

Spice Labels and Spice Jars Marriage

Ari

Moving to NYC Learn Block Chain by Building One

JSJ 286: Creating a CSS-in-JS Library from Scratch and Emotion with Kye Hohenberger

Nov 8, 2017 50:56

Description:

Panel:

Amiee Knight

Charles Max Wood

Special Guests: 

Kye Hohenberger

In this episode, JavaScript Jabbers speak with Kye Hohenberger. Kye is a developer and co-founder of Side Way. One of Kye’s most notable works and library is Emotion, a CSS and JS library.

Kye talks about what CSS and JS library is about in the context of the Emotion library system. Kye discusses why this is practical for the writing process, in comparison to other types of tools that do similar jobs. Kye explains the how this tool reduces the number of lines of code and is compact and clearer.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

What is a CSS and JS library? Controlling CSS with JS, what does this solve? Style bugs What kind of styling are you using vs. complex styles? Media query A more declarative style Using Sass Where do you see people using this? Class names and you can apply to anything How Emotion works! Style tags Object styles What are some of the problems you are solving React Emotion - dynamic styles How does this compare to other style components? Glamor Styles How do you test something like this? Just Glamor React with Emotion Can people use the Babel plugin Pure flag and function calls And much more!

Links:

Emotion.sh Emotion-js/emotion emotion.now.sh @TKH44

Picks:

Amiee

Article on Medium Antibiotics and Steroids RX Bars 

Charles

Disney Emoji Blitz  How To Get A Job  -  JavaScriptJabber.com

Kye

Styled System Face Paint Aussie Bites 

JSJ 285 : Finding a Job Even If You're Not a Senior Developer by Charles Max Wood

Nov 2, 2017 46:30

Description:

Panel:

Charles Max Wood

In this episode of JavaScript Jabber, Charles does a solo episode talking about entrepreneurship and the topic/course on “How to Get a Job.” This is an informative episode for those looking for a job as a developer and how to prepare your resume for your career search. Charles covers the core pieces of the course and specific areas of tailoring your credentials for the job you want to acquire.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

How do I get a great job? Companies are only hiring Senior Devs. Your selling point as a Jr. Dev. Framing your experience for the companies to better see your experience. I don’t want a ( this kind of boss) Feeling like you are making a difference in your job. Who do you want to work for, with, where, and how, etc? Working in a facility or remotely. What do you want? Check out the meet-up places or workplaces (WeWork), Glassdoor Check out the people who work that these companies, LinkedIn. Check out company’s Slack rooms, forum, etc. to make connections Visit the companies personally Look into contacting the Meetup Organizers Building rapport Resume mistakes - how to properly format it so it is skim-able Top 3 bullet points and tailor you resume for each job Unnecessary material in your resume - again tailor to the company Important material to include on your resume, contributions on projects The cover letter - How to do this correctly with a personal touch What to do when you get the interview - the offer! And much more!

Links:

devchat.tv/get-a-coder-job-full-accessfull-access WeWork Expert Salary Negotiation

JSJ 284 : Helping Developers Build Healthy Bodies

Oct 26, 2017 57:01

Description:

Panel:

Amiee Knight

Charles Max Wood

Special Guests: 

JC Hiatt

In this episode, JavaScript Jabbers speak with JC Hiatt. JC is a software consultant, and working a starting a company called DevLifts. DevLifts is a company that helps developers learn to live healthier lives. JC mentions this business was base on this health journey.

JC and the panel discuss output and mental clarity to get work done in a healthy fashion. Also, the benefits of eating a healthy diet, rather it is the Keto Diet or others types of healthy clean eating, there is a physical and mental benefit. JC and the panel talk about count macros, healthy food intake, and a basic outline of getting into ketosis. Also, the panel discusses finding the motivation to get into a healthy lifestyle to benefit work and your lifestyle.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Mental Clarity Keto Diet Cutting out processed foods Counting Macros Getting into Ketosis Supporting brain function Motivation for a healthy lifestyle Gaining energy Getting started  - Walking, Eat Whole. Etc. Pack your own lunch Mindset change -  you are responsible for anyone else’s healthy choices Drink Water You can find a healthy balance and practice moderation Cheat day? Sugar Sitting to0 long at work Sleep - brain wave activity, caffeine, and light Naps And much more!

Links:

@jchiatt

@devlifts

devlifts.io

Picks:

Amiee

https://www.womenwhotech.com/panelist-bios https://github.com/AllThingsSmitty/css-protips

Charles

Gunnar blue blockers  Flux ReactDevSummit.com JSDevSummit.com  

JC

American Vandal Confession Tapes  Qalo https://lodash.com

JSJ BONUS: Cloud Services and Manifold with Matthew Creager and Peter Cho

Oct 18, 2017 46:30

Description:

Panel:

Amiee Knight

Charles Max Wood

Joe Eames

Special Guests: 

Matthew Creager and Peter Cho

In this episode, JavaScript Jabbers speak with Matthew Ceager and Peter Cho. Matthew and Peter are part of the team at Manifold. Manifold is a marketplace for developer services. Matthew takes care of growth and relations, and Peter oversee products at Manifold.

The panel discusses with Peter and Matthew what Manifold does and the benefits of a Cloud Service. Matthew gives perspective on how developers can get their cloud product on the market compared to open source.  Further discussion goes into how this will help the developer to get their products or services turned into a business quicker and save time  Also learn about when it is the ideal time to move to cloud services vs. running a server yourself.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Different kinds of definition of Cloud Services Anything you would rely on as a third party service What is the cloud service ecosystem - Services that connect to an application Independent market place -  because it is difficult to turn a product into a business Where are people using cloud services or running their own server Spinning up a version of it is easier. Time verses doing it yourself? Experts running the services Focusing on your product instead of managing the server and such Where does the data live and who has access to that? Lock In’s? Tourist - Credentials management How do I get this setup? Command Line or register online And much more!

Links:

Manifold

https://github.com/mattcreager

@manifoldco

@etcpeter

@matt_creager

blog.manifold.com

Picks:

Amiee

Ryan McDermott

Charles

GitLab  AdminLTE

Joe

What You Can’t Say

Matt

Star Trek Puppeteer

Peter

Player Unknown Battle Ground  Sourdough   by Robin Sloan

JSJ 283: A/B Testing with Nick Disabato

Oct 17, 2017 42:32

Description:

Panel:

Amy Knight

Charles Max Wood

Special Guests: 

Nick Disabato

In this episode, Java Script Jabbers talk with Nick Disabato. Nick is a newbie to JavaScript Jabber. Nick is the founder of Draft, an interaction design agency where he does research driven A/B testing of E-commerce business.

This is a practical episode for those who are running a business and doing marketing for the products and services. Nick talks about A/B testing for a number scenarios within the company, such as for websites, funnels, and various marketing mechanisms. Nick further goes into how this helps companies strategically increase revenue by changing things such as websites design or building funnels.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Testing of changes of Copy, Websites, etc. What does it mean of changes, Tools, Framework, Plugins, etc Does it matter what tools you use? Framework that works within your stack How do make we company money Researching for the next test Testing for conversion rate to decide which design to go implement - Variant Responsibility for the designs Feature and getting pay for the service Learn more about the resources and Copy Hackers Large organization or developers, or a QA department Optimization teams Usability tests and coming up with A/B tests Expertise Why should be care? And much more!

Links:

Draft

Nick Disabato

@nickd

ConversionXL

AB Testing Manual

Wider Funnels 

Copy Hackers

Picks:

Amiee

Nodevember 

Charles

Mike Gehard  Admin LTE

Nick

HotJar.com

JSJ 282: Trails.js with Scott Wyatt

Oct 10, 2017 45:31

Description:

Panel:

Joe Amies

Aimee Knight

Charles Max Wood

Cory House

Special Guests: 

Scott Wyatt

In this episode, JavaScript Jabbers talk with Scott Wyatt. Scott is the Co-founder, CTO, UEX at Cali StyleTechnologies, and is a Node developer and graphic designer.  Scott is on JavaScript Jabber to talk about Trails.js. and its simplistic build, but many useful functions.

Scott mentions that Trails.js was created by Travis Webb. Scott gives us an introduction to the Trails.js framework, as the Jabbers take apart and dive deep into the build, functions, and uses.  Scott goes into what trail packs are, and the similar or related projects. Scott talks about the ease of using trails to build with, and not ending up in frustration.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Trails.js is Node Framework and lightweight or Blueprint Similar to Redux? Is it MVC like Rails You don’t need to understand it, it is all under the hood. Tuple Space Is this sole for server-side rendering? Closest projects - Sails Avoid problems like React. Not dealing with corporations Why would you want to use trails instead of other projects like Sails, rails, etc. How do you get started - trailjs.io Quickest way to learn Trails is to build a Trail Pack Don’t be afraid to kill you darlings Testing It Trails production ready? It is a particular type of app where Trails shines?

Links

trailsjs.io

Travis Webb

Picks

Amy

Full Stack Developers by Brad Frost Tracking Macros

Joe

The Behavior Gap

Charles

Profit First  Keto Diet scott-wyatt/GitHub  

Cory

Never write another high Order Component

Scott

Proxy Engine

JSJ 281: CodeSponsor - Sustaining Open-Source Software through Ethical Advertising with Eric Berry

Oct 2, 2017 1:01:12

Description:

Panel: 

Amie

AJ

Charles Max Wood

Guest: Eric Berry

This week on Ruby Rogues, we interview our very own, Eric Berry, to talk about the sustainability of open-source projects through ethical advertising. The team talks about once open source projects like PhantomJS, Cancan, and many others.

The Rogues dive into the many different scenarios that lead open source projects astray. Problems like working on the project without compensation, be overworked, and no interest are many of the reasons these are not sustained in the long run.

However, are there solutions like donations or sponsorship to sustain such projects? And how do we go about finding funding or compensation for these open source projects? Eric describes that advertising tactics and strategies for open source. Eric talks about his work with Code Sponsor and how they support the open source community with funding.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Ruby Rogues talk about burnout on projects Working on projects for free and the project falls apart Solutions behind the more popular projects like Ruby on Rails and NPM. Lemonade Stand - Sustaining and bounty sourced projects Sponsorship or company supported projects. Crowdfunding - not sustainable, but helps. Donation buttons, do they work? Who would pay developers for this? Developers taking care of other developers Advertising, and helping pay for projects to stay alive! Help developers stay funded without a spam haven. and much, much more!

Links: 

Cancan

PhantomJS

Code Sponsor

Timber 

Rollbar

CoreLogic

TrackJS 

CircleCI

CodeConf. 

Picks

Amie

Positive Experience for Women in Tech Hand Written Cards

Charles

Keto Diet - Fat Head Ruby Dev. Summit

AJ

Real Love by Greg Baer

Eric

Nate Hopkins

Open Collective

CarbonAds.Etc.

JSJ 280: Stackblitz with Eric Simons and Albert Pai

Sep 26, 2017 51:19

Description:

Panel:

Joe 

Amy 

Charles 

 

Special Guests: 

Eric Simmons 

Albert Pai

In this episode, JavaScript Jabbers talk to Eric Simmons and Albert Pai, the co-founder of thinkster.io, where their team teaches the bleeding edge of javascript technology’s various frameworks and backend. Also, with the recent creation of Stalkblitz, which is the center topic of today discussion. 

Stackblitz it an online VS Code IDE for Angular, React, and a few more others are supported. This is designed to run web pack and vs code inside your browser at blazing fast speeds. Eric and Albert dive into the many different advantages and services available by StackBlitz and thinker.io

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

Similarities  and differences to Heroku  System JS  Stacklets   Testing and creating an in-browser system file system Creating a type of VS Code experience, Working Off Line  Updating of the Stacklets Deployment tools or exporting  Hot Reloading Integrated terminals Monaco Language Services  How do you architect this implementation  The innovation of browsers Guy Bedford  Financing vs. Chipotle Burritos  Will this product in the future cost money

Links

thinkster.io https://medium.com/@ericsimons/stackblitz-online-vs-code-ide-for-angular-react-7d09348497f4 @stackblitz  stackblitz.com

 

Picks

Amy

Promises Series by Andrew Del Prete Crossfit 

Joe

Wholesome Meme Sara Cooper

Charles

Pivotal Tracker  MatterMost  asana.com Zapier

Eric 

realworld.io  David East 

Albert 

thinkster.io Thing Explainer

MJS 035: John-Daniel Trask

Sep 20, 2017 28:27

Description:

Tweet this Episode John-Daniel Trask is the CEO and developer at Raygun.io.

JD and Chuck talk in this episode about learning to program as a kid, the arc of JD's career, and entrepreneurship.

Links:

154 JSJ Raygun.io Error Reporting and Workflow with John-Daniel Trask JSJ 263 Moving from Node.js to .NET and Raygun.io with John-Daniel Trask C C++ Delphi NetScape Navigator VBScript JQuery Mindscape Raygun.io CoffeeScript Visual Studio Scott Hanselman on Dark Matter Developers Tensorflow Stripe @traskjd

Picks:

JD:

Keygen.sh Octopus Deploy JavaScript x86

Chuck:

The Miracle Morning Meditations App Vision Board App LootCrate Game of Thrones Journal Zelda Theme Journal

JSJ 279: ES Modules in Node Today! with John-David Dalton

Sep 19, 2017 56:54

Description:

Tweet this Episode John-David Dalton is probably best known for the Lodash library. He's currently working at Microsoft on the Edge team. He makes sure that libraries and frameworks work well in Edge.

The JavaScript Jabber panel discusses the ECMAScript module system port to Node.js. John wanted to ship the ES module system to Node.js for Lodash to increase speed and decrease the disk space that it takes up. This approach allows you to gzip the library and get it down to 90 kb.

This episode dives in detail into:

ES Modules, what they are and how they work The Node.js and NPM package delivery ecosystem Module loaders in Node.js Babel (and other compilers) versus ES Module Loader and much, much more...

Links:

Lodash ES Module Loader for Node Node CommonJS Babel TypeScript FlowType Microsoft ESM Blog Post Meteor Reify ESM Spec PhantomJS zlib module in Node AWS Lambda NPM Webpack Rollup John-David Dalton on Twitter

Picks:

Cory:

Trending Developer Skills The Devops Handbook

Aimee:

Nodevember ES Modules in Node Today (blog post) Dating is Dead

Aaron:

Ready Player One trailer breakdown Jim Jefferies  Show I Can't Make This Up by Kevin Hart Work with Aaron at SaltStack

Chuck:

Angular Dev Summit ZohoCRM Working on Cars - Therapeutic working with your hands doing physical work

John:

TC39 Proposal for Optional Chaining ToyBox 3D Printer

MJS #034 John-David Dalton

Sep 13, 2017 48:30

Description:

Tweet this Episode MJS 034: John-David Dalton

Today’s episode is a My JavaScript Story with John-David Dalton. JD talked about his contributions to the JavaScript community like Lo-Dash, Sandboxed Native, etc. Listen to learn more about JD!

[01:15] – Introduction to JD

JD has been on JavaScript Jabber. He talked about Lo-Dash.

[02:00] – How did you get into programming?

First website

This was when JD was a junior in high school. Then, he got involved with a flight squadron for a World War 1 online game. They needed a website so he created a GeoCities website for them. That’s what got him into JavaScript. He’d have to enhance the page with mouseover effects - cursor trail, etc.

JavaScript

From there, JD started created a Dr. Wiley little-animated bot that would say random things in a little speech bubble with the HTML on your page like a widget. He also passed an assignment turning a web page into an English class paper. He used to spend his lunch breaks learning JavaScript and programming. He also created a little Mario game engine – Mario 1 with movable blocks that you could click and drag and Mario could jump over it. That was back with the document.layers and Netscape Navigator.

Animation

JD wanted to be an animator in animation so he started getting into macro media flash. That led him to ActionScript, which was another ECMAScript-based language. He took a break from JavaScript and did ActionScript and flash animations for a while as his day job too.

PHP and JavaScript

JD started learning PHP and they needed to create a web app that got him right back into JavaScript in 2005. That was when AJAX was coined and that’s when Prototype JS came up. He was reading AJAX blog posts back then because that was the place to find all of your JavaScript news.

JS Specification

JD remembers being really intimidated by JavaScript libraries so he started reading the JavaScript specification. It got him into a deeper understanding of why the language does what it does and realized that there’s actually a document that he could go to and look up exactly why things do what they do.

[06:45] – What was it about JavaScript?

JD has been tinkering with programming languages but what he liked about ActionScript at the time was it is so powerful. You could create games with it or you could script during animations. He eventually created a tool that was a Game Genie for flash games that you could get these decompilers that would show you the variables in the game, and then, you could use JavaScript to manipulate the variables in the flash game. He created a tool that could, for example, change your lives to infinite life, grow your character or access hidden characters that they don’t actually put in the game but they have the animations for it.

JD was led to a page on the web archive called Layer 51 or Proto 51. That was a web page that had a lot of JavaScript or ActionScript snippets. There were things for extending the built-in prototypes - adding array methods or string methods or regex methods. That was how JavaScript became appealing to him. He has been doing JavaScript for almost 20 years. PHP also made him appreciate JavaScript more because, at the time, you couldn’t have that interface.

[09:30] – Lo-Dash, Sandboxed Native, Microsoft

Lo-Dash

Eventually, JD grew to respect jQuery because I became a library author. jQuery is the example of how to create a successful library. It’s almost on 90% of the Internet. He likes that right now but before, he was a hardcore Prototype fanboy. He didn’t like new tools either. He liked augmenting prototypes but over time, he realized that augmenting prototypes wasn’t so great whenever you wanted to include other code on your page because it would have conflict and collisions. Later on, he took Prototype, forked it, and he made it faster and support more things, which is essentially what he did with Lo-Dash.

Sandboxed Native

JD created something called Sandboxed Native, which got him into talking on conferences. Sandboxed Native extends the prototypes for the built-ins for your current frame. It would import new built-ins so you got a new array constructor, a new date constructor, a new regex, or a new string. It wouldn’t collide or step on the built-ins of the current page.

Microsoft

After that, JD ended up transitioning to performance and benchmarking. That landed him his Microsoft job a couple years later.

Picks

John-David Dalton

JS Foundation Sonarwhal Twitter / Github: @jdalton

Charles Max Wood

Aaron Walker Interview Valet

 

JSJ 278 Machine Learning with Tyler Renelle

Sep 12, 2017 58:40

Description:

Tweet this Episode

Tyler Renelle is a contractor and developer who has worked in various web technologies like Node, Angular, Rails, and much more. He's also build machine learning backends in Python (Flask), Tensorflow, and Neural Networks.

The JavaScript Jabber panel dives into Machine Learning with Tyler Renelle. Specifically, they go into what is emerging in machine learning and artificial intelligence and what that means for programmers and programming jobs.

This episode dives into:

Whether machine learning will replace programming jobs Economic automation Which platforms and languages to use to get into machine learning and much, much more...

Links:

Raspberry Pi Arduino Hacker News Neural Networks (wikipedia) Deep Mind Shallow Algorithms Genetic Algorithms Crisper gene editing Wix thegrid.io Codeschool Codecademy Tensorflow Keras Machine Learning Guide Andrew Ng Coursera Course Python R Java Torch PyTorch Caffe Scikit learn Tensorfire DeepLearn.js The Singularity is Near by Ray Kurzweil Tensorforce Super Intelligence by Nick Bostrom

Picks:

Aimee

Include media Nodevember Phone cases

AJ

Data Skeptic Ready Player One

Joe

Everybody Lies

Tyler

Ex Machina Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines

JSJ BONUS: Web Apps on Linux with Jeremy Likness and Michael Crump

Sep 12, 2017 59:19

Description:

Tweet this episode JSJ BONUS: Web Apps on Linux with Jeremy Likness and Michael Crump

In this episode Aimee Knight and Charles Max Wood discuss Microsoft's Web Apps on Linux offering with Jeremy Likness and Michael Crump.

[00:37] Michael Crump Introduction

Michael is on the developer experience team for Azure.

[00:52] Jeremy Likness Introduction

Jeremy is on the cloud developer advocacy team. Their mission is to remove friction and support developers and work with teams to build a positive experience.

The NodeJS team is headed up by John Papa. They have teams around the world and involved in many open source communities.

They're focused on building documentation and creating great experiences

[02:54] What is it about Azure that people should be getting excited about?

Azure is a huge platform. It can be overwhelming. They're trying to help you start with your problem and then see the solution as it exists on Azure.

Azure is growing to embrace the needs of developers as they solve these problems.

The experience is intended to be open and easy to use for any developer in any language on any platform. It allows you to work in whatever environment you want.

Standing up applications in production is tough. Azure provides services and facilities (and interfaces) that make it easy to manage infrastructure.

You don't have to be an operations expert.

Chuck mentions this messaging as he heard it at Microsoft Connect() last year.

It's not about bringing you to .NET. It's about making it easy where you're at.

Aimee adds that as a new-ish person in the community and Azure excites her because the portal and tutorials are easy to follow for many new programmers.

A lot of these features are available across command lines, tools, and much more.

The documentation is great. See our interview with Dan Fernandez on the Microsoft Docs.

[12:04] Web Apps on Linux

Web application as a service offering from Microsoft. I don't need to worry about the platform, just what's different about my application.

Web Apps has traditionally been on Windows. Web Apps on Linux is in preview.

You can choose the size of your infrastructure. You only get billed for what you use and can scale up.

Setting up multiple servers, managing synchronization and load balancing is a pain. Web Apps gives you a clean interface that makes this management easy.

You can also scale across multiple datacenters around the world.

[15:06] Why Linux? What's hard about Windows?

Node was originally created on Linux and many tools run nicely on Linux. It was later ported to Windows.

The toolchains and IDE's and build processes is in an ecosystem that is targeted more toward Linux than Windows.

This allows people to work in an environment that operates how they expect instead of trying to map to an underlying Windows kernel.

Aimee gives the example of trying to set up ImageMagick on Windows.

Web Apps on Linux also allows you to build integrations with your tools that let you build, test, and deploy your application automatically.

[19:12] Supported Runtimes

Web Apps on Linux supports Node, PHP, Ruby, and .NET Core.

You can run a docker container with Node up to 6.x. If you want Node 7.x and 8.x you can create your own Docker container.

Web Apps on Linux is build on Docker.

The containers also have SSH, so developers can log into the docker container and troubleshoot problems on the container.

If you can build a container, you can also run it on this service.

At certain levels, there's automatic scaling.

[22:06] Consistency between containers? Shared ownership of state or assets

It depends on how you build your app. The Docker containers have a shared storage where all the containers have access to the same data and state.

There's a system called kudu that makes this really simple.

You can also pull logs across all systems.

You can also use SSH in the browser

[25:23] What's painful about Linux and containers?

How is the application built and how does it manage state so that you can isolate issues.

If you have 20 containers, can you connect to the right one.

It's up to you to manage correlation between containers so you can find the information you need.

Knowing your traffic and understanding what to do to prepare for it with scaling and automation is sometimes more art than science.

[28:28] How should you manage state?

A lot of these systems lend themselves to running stateless, but you don't want to run mongodb on each container versus running one mongodb instance that everything attaches. You want a common place to store data for the entire app for shared state.

[30:34] CosmosDB (was DocumentDB)

It's an API equivalent to MongoDB. It's a database as a service and you can connect your containers to the CosmosDB in Azure using your portal to make it super easy.

You may need to open up some firewall rules, but it should be pretty straightforward.

[34:14] Third Party Logging Management Apps

Azure has a service that provides metrics (Application Insights) and a logging service. Many other companies use elasticsearch based solutions that solve some of these problems as well.

[36:06] How do people use Web Apps on Linux?

Companies building new applications many times want to run without managing any infrastructure. So, they use Azure Functions, and other services on Azure.

Lift and shift: Take a virtual machine and change it into a web app container that they can run in the cloud. They also move from SQL Server on a server to SQL Server on the cloud. Moving from hosted MongoDB to CosmosDB.

You can also use any images on DockerHub.

[40:06] Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment

Whether you're using a private registry or cloud registry. When you publish a new image, it'll use a webhook to pull the custom image and deploy it. Or to run it through Continuous Integration and then deploy it without any human interaction.

Chuck mentions the case when you haven't logged into a server for a while, there's a huge backlog of system updates. Updating your container definitions makes upkeep automatic.

[42:02] Process files and workers with PM2 format

You can set up instances to run across cores with the PM2 definitions. You can also make it run various types of workers on different containers.

Why did you use PM2? What other uses are there for this kind of setup?

You can tell it which processes to start up on boot. You can also have it restart processes when a file is changed, for example, with a config file you can have it restart the processes that run off that config file.

[45:38] How to get started

Getting started with Node

docs.microsoft.com

Trial account with a few hundred dollars in Azure credit.

Michael's Links michaelcrump.net @mbcrump github.com/mbcrump Jeremy's Links bit.ly/coderblog @jeremylikness github/jeremylikness Picks

Aimee

Having a little bit of mindfulness while waiting on code and tests to run.

Joe

Ozark on Netflix Star Wars: Rogue One

Chuck

Travelers on Netflix

Jeremy

Ozark filming in Woodstock, GA Autonomous Smart Desk LED light strips

Michael

Conference Call Bingo Life (Movie) Get Out (Movie)

MJS #033 Dylan Schiemann

Sep 6, 2017 36:44

Description:

MJS 033: Dylan Schiemann

Today's episode is a My JavaScript Story with Dylan Schiemann. Dylan talked about his contributions to the JavaScript community to what JavaScript is back in 2004. Listen to learn more about Dylan!

[01:10] – Introduction to Dylan Schiemann

Dylan was on episode 62 of JavaScript Jabber, which was about 4 years ago. We had him on to talk about the Dojo Toolkit.

[02:00] – How did you get into programming?

When Dylan was 7 or 8 years old, he and his father took basic programming class together. In Junior high, probably mid-1980’s, he received his first Commodore 64 computer. He picked up the Programmer’s Reference Guide, toppled on Assembly, and tried to write data to a tape drive. It got updated to a floppy drive. And then in high school, he took some Pascal classes. He learned the basics - ranging from BASIC, Pascal, and to Assembly.

[03:00] – How did you get into JavaScript?

As an undergraduate, Dylan studied Chemistry and Mathematics. He did some basic HTML and discovered the web roughly when he was a junior year in college. And then, he went to graduate school and studied Physical Chemistry at UCLA. He was studying the topology and reality of quasi-two-dimensional phone. If you imagine a bunch of beer bubbles at the top of a glass, and you spin it around really quickly, you watch how the bubbles rearrange as force is applied to it. He wanted to put his experiments on the web so he started learning this new language that had just been invented called JavaScript. So, he dropped out of graduate school a few years later. Eight years after that point in time, it was possible to show his experiments with Dojo and SVG.

[04:25] – How did you get into Dojo and the other technologies?

SitePen

Right after grad school, Dylan helped start a company called SitePen. That let him really learn how JavaScript works. He started doing some consulting work. And he started working with Alex Russell, who had a project called netWindows at the time, which is a predecessor to any JavaScript framework that most people have worked with.

Dojo

Dylan got together and decided to create a next generation version of the HTML toolkit, which ended up becoming Dojo back in 2004. Things that they created back then are now part of the language - asynchronous patterns such as Promises, or even modules, widgets, which led to the web components pack. Over the years, they’ve built on that and done various utilities for testing and optimizing applications.

[06:20] – Ideas that stood the test of time

A lot of the things that Dylan and his team did in Dojo were on the right path but first versions ended up iterating before they’ve met their way into the language. Other things are timing. They were there very early and but to tell people in 2005 and 2006 that you need to architect the front-end application met some confusion of why you would want to do that. According to him, they never created Dojo to say that they want to create the world’s leading framework.

[07:45] – JavaScript

Dylan no longer answers the question of, “Oh, JavaScript, you mean, Java?”

The expectations of 2004 were the hope of making something that might work in a browser. The expectation today is we are competing against every platform and trying to create the best possible software in the world, and do it in a way that’s distributable everywhere in the browser. The capabilities have grown. There are audio, video and real-time capabilities. They were ways to do those things but they were brutal and fragile. And now, we have real engineering solutions to many of those things but there are still going to be ways to do this. There were few people who are interested in this and maybe this wasn’t even their day job. But now, literally hundreds and thousands of engineers who write code in JavaScript every day.

Picks

Dylan Schiemann

JavaScript user groups JavaScript conferences SeattleJS Phoenix TypeScript Meet-up London HalfStack

Charles Max Wood

Focuster BusyCal Asana Trello

JSJ 277: Dojo 2 with Dylan Schiemann and Kitson Kelly

Sep 6, 2017 1:02:52

Description:

JSJ 277: Dojo 2 with Dylan Schiemann and Kitson Kelly

This episode of JavaScript Jabber features panelists Aimee Knight, Cory House, and Charles Max Wood. They talk with Dylan Schiemann and Kitson Kelly about Dojo 2.

[00:02:03] Introduction to Dylan Schiemann

Dylan is the CEO at Sitepen and co-founder of the Dojo Toolkit.

[00:02:22] Introduction to Kitson 

Kitson is the CTO at Sitepen and project lead for Dojo 2.

[00:02:43] Elevator Pitch for Dojo

Dojo 1 has been around forever. Started back in 2004 as a way to solve the challenge of "I want to build something cool in a browser." Promises and web components were inspired by or created by Dojo. It's been a huge influence on the web development community.

Dojo 2 is a ground up re-write with ES 2015, TypeScript and modern API's. It's a modernized framework for Enterprise applications.

[00:04:29] How is Dojo different from other frameworks?

There's a spectrum: small libraries like React with an ecosystem and community of things you add to it to Angular which is closer to the MV* framework with bi-directional data binding. Vue lands somewhere in the middle. Dojo 2 is also somewhere in the middle as well. It's written in TypeScript and has embraced the TypeScript experience.

[00:06:00] Did the Angular 2 move influence the Dojo 2 development and vice-versa?

Dojo 2 had moved to TypeScript and 2 days later Angular announced that they were going to TypeScript. Angular also moved very quickly through their BETA phase, which caused some challenges for the Angular community.

With Dojo 2, they didn't start the public discussion and BETA until they knew much better what was and wasn't going to change. They've also been talking about Dojo 2 for 6 or 7 years.

The update was held up by adoption of ES6 and other technologies.

Dojo 1 was also responsible for a lot of the low-level underpinning that Angular didn't have to innovate on. Dojo 2 was built around a mature understanding of how web applications are built now.

People doing Enterprise need a little more help and assistance from their framework. Dojo provides a much more feature rich set of capabilities.

Angular could have pushed much more of TypeScript's power through to the developer experience. Dojo much more fully adopts it.

It's also easier if all of your packages have the same version number.

Call out to Angular 4 vs Angular 2.

[00:12:44] AMD Modules

Why use AMD instead of ES6 modules?

You can use both. Dojo 2 was involved in the creation of UMD. James Burke created UMD while working on Dojo.

ES6 modules and module loading systems weren't entirely baked when Dojo 2 started to reach maturity, so they went with UMD. It's only been a few months since Safari implemented the ES6 module system. Firefox and friends are still playing catchup.

The Dojo CLI build tool uses webpack, so it's mostly invisible at this point.

So, at this point, should I be using UMD modules? or ES6? Is there an advantage to using AMD?

With TypeScript you'd use ES6 modules, but UMD modules can be loaded on the fly.

[00:16:00] Are you using Grunt?

Internally, for tasks we use Grunt. But for users, we have a CLI tool that wraps around Webpack.

For package builds and CI, Grunt is used.

[00:18:30] What is the focus on Enterprise all about?

There are a lot of different challenges and complexities to building Enterprise apps. Dojo was the first framework with internationalization, large data grids, SVG charts, etc. Dojo has spend a long time getting this right. Many other systems don't handle all the edge cases.

Internationalization in Angular 2 or 4 seems unfinished.

Most Dojo users are building for enterprises like banks and using the features that handle large amounts of data and handle those use cases better.

[00:21:05] If most application frameworks have the features you listed, is there a set of problems it excels at?

The Dojo team had a hard look at whether there was a need for their framework since many frameworks allow you to build great applications. Do we want to invest into something like this?

React has internationalization libraries. But you'll spend a lot of time deciding which library to use and how well it'll integrate with everything else. A tradeoff in decision fatigue.

In the Enterprise, development isn't sexy. It's necessary and wants to use boring but reliable technology. They like to throw bodies at a problem and that requires reliable frameworks with easily understood decision points.

Producing code right is a strong case for TypeScript and they pull that through to the end user.

Many frameworks start solving a small set of problems, become popular, and then bolt on what they need to solve everything else...

Dojo tried to make sure it had the entire package in a clear, easy to use way.

You can build great apps with most of the big frameworks out there. Dojo has been doing this for long enough that they know where to optimize for maintainability and performance.

[00:29:00] Where is Dojo's sweet spot? 

The Sitepen Blog series on picking a framework

The biggest reason for using Dojo over the years is the data grid component.

They also claim to have the best TypeScript web development experience.

You may also want a component based system with the composition hassles of React.

The composability of components where one team may write components that another uses is a big thing in Dojo where one person doesn't know the entire app you're working on.

Theming systems is another selling point for Dojo.

[00:34:10] Ending the framework wars

Try Dojo out and try out the grid component and then export it to your Angular or React app.

There are a lot of frameworks out there that do a great job for the people who use them. The focus is on how to build applications better, rather than beating out the competition.

Sitepen has build apps with Dojo 2, Angular, React, Dojo + Redux, etc.

[00:39:01] The Virtual DOM used by Dojo

2 years ago or so they were looking for a Virtual DOM library that was small and written in TypeScript. They settled on Maquette.

The more you deal with the DOM directly, the more complex your components and libraries become.

Makes things simpler for cases like server side rendering getting fleshed out in BETA 3.

It also allows you to move toward something like React Native and WebVR components that aren't coupled to the DOM.

They moved away from RxJS because they only wanted observables and shimmed in (or polyfilled) the ES-Next implementation instead of getting the rest of the RxJS  that they're not using.

[00:46:40] What's coming next?

They're finishing Dojo 2. They're polishing the system for build UI components and architecture and structuring the app. They plan to release before the end of the year.

They're also wrapping up development on the Data Grid, which only renders what shows on the screen plus a little instead of millions of rows.

[00:49:08] Testing

They've got intern.

It pulls together unit testing, functional testing, continuous integration hooks, accessibility testing, etc.

It's rewritten in TypeScript to take advantage of modern JavaScript.

The Dojo CLI uses intern as the default test framework.

Kitson build the test-extras library to help with Dojo testing with intern.

Dojo Links

dojo.io github.com/dojo/meta sitepen.com/blog gitter channel github.com/dylans twitter.com/dylans twitter.com/sitepen twitter.com/dojo github.com/kitsonk twitter.com/kitsonk

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Dunbar Number

 

MJS #032 Feross Aboukhadijeh

Aug 30, 2017 29:20

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MJS 032: Feross Aboukhadijeh

Today's episode is a My JavaScript Story with Feross Aboukhadijeh. Feross talked about his contributions to the JavaScript community to the decentralized web. Listen to learn more about Mike!

[01:00] – Introduction to Feross Aboukhadijeh

Feross was on episode 155 and he talked about Webtorrent. It was 2 years ago.

[01:35] – How did you get into programming?

Toddler

Feross has always been interested in computers and technology. His mom told him a story about how when he was a toddler, he was always watching people wheneve