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Modern Web

English, Technology, 1 seasons, 140 episodes, 4 days 12 hours 17 minutes
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The modern web is changing fast. Front-end frameworks evolve quickly, standards are emerging and old ones are fading out of favor. There are a lot of things to learn, but knowing the right thing is more critical than learning them all. Modern Web Podcast is an interview-style show where we learn about modern web development from industry experts. We’re committed to making it easy to digest lots of useful information!
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Modern Web Podcast S11E24- Will HTMX Take Away Front End Developer Jobs? with Jack Herrington

Jack Herrington talks with Tracy Lee on the latest trends in JavaScript development and developer culture. They talk about evolving web development tools and philosophies and the abstractions that come with these new frameworks. Jack and Tracy talk about the potential of HTMX and Astro, highlighting trends towards simplicity in tech and the role of client-side libraries like HTMX in bridging front-end and back-end development. Sponsored by This Dot Labs Watch this episode here! Read more on our blog!
22/02/202428 minutes 9 seconds
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Modern Web Podcast S11E23- AI (Probably) Won’t Ruin Your Engineering Career

Join Ben Lesh, Adam Rackis, and Tracy Lee as they talk about observables landing in the browser and its potential impact on the use of RXJS. They also talk about the significance of listening to customers vs having a strong vision in software development, and explore the factors that contribute to the success or failure of frameworks. Finally, they discuss the potential impact of AI automation on job roles and the outsourcing of tech jobs. This episode is sponsored by This Dot Labs. Watch this episode on YouTube. Read more on our blog.
16/02/202426 minutes 30 seconds
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Modern Web Podcast S11E22- A Solid(JS) Developer Experience with Atila Fassina, SolidJS DX Team

Atila Fassina is a devrel engineer at Crabbula and on the Solid DX team. He is passionate about creating content and in this show we talk about his involvement with SolidJS and developer experiences in general. Rob and Atila discuss how to improve DX, performance optimizations, and the nuances behind developer documentation and how to create a comprehensive toolkit for developers. Atila also talks about the upcoming stable release of Solid and its integration with Tauri V2 for mobile app development. Sponsored by This Dot Labs Watch this episode on our YouTube! Read more on our blog.
08/02/202444 minutes 16 seconds
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Modern Web Podcast S11E20- New Web APIs, CSS, Tailwind, and RSC with Chance Strickland, Ben Lesh, Adam Rackis, and Tracy Lee

Tracy Lee, Adam Rackis, Ben Lesh host Chance Strickland to discuss new web APIs, CSS, Tailwind and Atomic CSS pros and cons, React Server Component implementations, and so much more on this podcast. Sponsored by This Dot Labs Watch this Episode on YouTube. Read more on our blog.  
31/01/202433 minutes 49 seconds
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Modern Web Podcast S11E20- Can Vercel Fix React? A Conversation with Tracy Lee, Ben Lesh & Adam Rackis

What is the current state of React and its influence from Vercel? What are the challenges of upgrading to React 18 and the impact on testing? The hosts also cover the potential for the runtime Bun to become the default for node development. The conversation explores the future of front-end development, the complexities of modern web development, and the influence of content creators in the industry. Sponsored by This Dot Labs Watch this podcast on our YouTube channel! Read more on our blog.
25/01/202431 minutes 11 seconds
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Modern Web Podcast S11E19- ChatGPT Can't Solve These Problems! with Chris Gardner

Loren Sands-Ramshaw, Developer Relations Engineer at Temporal joins Rob Ocel to talk about reliable application development. They introduce the topic of durable execution and talk about reliability in systems, unraveling common issues developers face and showcase the benefits that durable execution can bring to software development. They also talk about the challenges of traditional programming and the complexities of event-driven architecture. Sponsored by This Dot Labs Watch this episode on YouTube! Read more on our blog!  
24/01/202441 minutes 1 second
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Cyber Security Leadership 101 with Dr. Joye Purser

Rob Ocel interviews Dr. Joye Purser, the Global Lead Field CISO at Veritas Technologies. Dr. Purser explains the need for passionate problem solvers in the private sector and outlines the three key elements of security leadership. She discusses the rising threat of cyber security attacks in the private sector and what organizations are doing to address them, and what skillsets are needed to hire leadership in this area. Sponsored by This Dot Labs Watch this episode on YouTube Read more on our blog
16/01/202427 minutes 14 seconds
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Modern Web Podcast S11E18- ChatGPT Can't Solve These Problems! with Chris Gardner

Ever been curious about neural networks? Chris Gardner talks neural networks, covering fundamental concepts, historical development, and practical applications. What’s the difference between AI (artificial intelligence) and machine learning? Learn about the practical application of neural networks in solving complex problems with large datasets and the importance of understanding underlying concepts. The episode also explores the challenges of training neural networks and the ethical considerations and biases inherent in machine learning models. Sponsored by This Dot Labs Watch this episode on YouTube Read more on our blog
16/01/202447 minutes 50 seconds
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Modern Web Podcast S11E17- Astro: Do You Even Need JavaScript? with James Quick

In this episode, James Quick has an in depth discussion with Dustin Goodman about Astro, a static site generator, and its features. The two go deep into the future of Astro, how it competes with the current web landscape, and Astro’s features such as the View Transition API support, the image optimization component, Astro v3. They also discuss island architectures and Astro pulling in other frameworks and the excitement around the new Qwik integration and what it means for developers. Sponsored by This Dot Labs Watch this video on YouTube Read more on our blog!
11/01/202448 minutes 35 seconds
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Modern Web Podcast S11E16- Does Replay Fix All ​​Debugging Issues? - Jason Laster, Co-Founder at Replay.io

Rob Ocel and Adam Barrett interview Jason Laster, Co-Founder of Replay, and learn about time travel debugging and how Replay's browser development tool makes debugging easier and faster. One of the hardest issues in debugging is collecting enough information about an issue that you can reliably reproduce it and then validate the fix. In this podcast, Jason discusses how Replay helps capture information and gives you the ability to not only revisit bugged behavior, but add additional breakpoints, and even test fixes as if they were present in the system at the time. Sponsored by This Dot Labs: http://thisdotlabs.com/ Subscribe to This Dot Media on YouTube <a href='https://www.thisdot.co/blog/does-
05/01/202440 minutes 40 seconds
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Modern Web Podcast S11E15- Remix vs Next.js: Who Will Win the Framework War? + Is React Over? with Ben Lesh & Adam Rackis

In this episode of the Modern Web Podcast, Ben Lesh (Author, RxJS), Adam Rackis (Senior Software Engineer, Spotify) and Tracy Lee (Google Developer Expert, RxJS Core Team) discuss several hot topics bouncing around the web lately:  Tailwind CSS: Is it a hero or a zero? Is Remix better than Next.js? Should e-commerce sites be using Qwik or Remix? Is React dying? Internal apps vs consumer apps: what are more fun to work with? Sponsored by This Dot Labs
20/12/202333 minutes 12 seconds
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Modern Web Podcast S11E14- All About TresJS: Vue.js, Open Source, and 3D Magic with Alvaro Saburido

On this episode of Modern Web Podcast, host Simone Cuomo interviews Alvaro Saburido, a DevRel engineer and open-source developer. Alvaro talks about his project TresJS, a declarative way to create 3D experiences in Vue.js, and the importance of community-driven projects. He also discusses CentOS, Vitepress, the potential for innovation in virtual and augmented reality and the power of open-source. Sponsored by This Dot Labs  
13/12/20231 hour 24 seconds
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Modern Web Podcast S11E13- Unlock the Power of DivOps Engineering with Ben Ilegbodu and Jonathan Creamer

On this episode of the Modern Web Podcast, Dustin Goodman is joined by Ben Ilegbodu and Jonathan Creamer to discuss the role of DivOps engineering. They discuss the “back-end” of front-end development and the complexities of shipping modern front-ends to the web. They discuss the transition from backend engineering to DevOps, explore insights from Jonathan Creamer on managing a fork of Yarn, emphasize the ongoing need for DivOps engineering for innovation, delve into the concept of sublinear scaling, and highlight the importance of documenting decisions to enable scaling businesses. Sponsored by This Dot Labs
06/12/202350 minutes 28 seconds
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Modern Web Podcast S11E12- The Evolving Ecosystem of Open Source with Daniel Roe, Nuxt Team Lead

On this episode of the Modern Web Podcast, Rob Ocel interviews Daniel Roe, a framework lead at Nuxt, Google GDE, and Microsoft MVP. They discuss Daniel's journey into open source, the role of hype and venture capital in the open source ecosystem, and ways to contribute to open source projects. Finally, they discuss the challenges the open source ecosystem faces and why this is an issue that more companies and developers should be paying attention to. Sponsored by This Dot Labs
29/11/202358 minutes 17 seconds
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Modern Web Podcast S11E11- What is a Product Manager? with Andrea Griffiths of GitHub

On this episode of Modern Web Podcast, Rob Ocel interviews Andrea Griffiths, a Senior Product Manager at GitHub. Andrea shares her story of transitioning into tech and product management from a nontraditional path, and how paid internships and open source contributions helped her along the way. They discuss the role of product manager, what they do, and how product managers need to have empathy and bridge the gap between stakeholders, users, and engineering teams. They also talk about how to build truly global tech communities and reach out to developers across the world who speak every language. [00:00:00] Tech career journey: GitHub via Latin America [00:03:56] Non-traditional career success through open source. [00:08:59] Gain experience, open source, support dreams. [00:13:15] Innovate, share, learn  [00:18:01] Product management: Glob
15/11/202346 minutes 23 seconds
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Modern Web Podcast S11E10- Why Does Publishing React JavaScript Packages Have to be so Hard? with Mark Erikson, Redux Maintainer

On this episode of Modern Web Podcast, Rob Ocel interviews Mark Erikson, the Redux maintainer and senior front end engineer at Replay.io. They discuss the arcane complexities of publishing JavaScript packages to NPM today, the balance between developer experience and user experience when it comes to open source libraries, the unique troubles for React/Next library authors, and the responses to Mark’s wildly successful blog about upgrading Redux to use ESM. 00:00:01] Ecosystem evolves, nobody at the wheel. [00:07:02] Open source library complexity: Dev exp. vs user exp. [00:13:11] ESM vs CJS: Technical merits, tree shaking, syntax. [00:18:35] Lazy-load files with CJS/ESM. [00:23:37] Publish libraries in multiple formats, React server components. [00:30:38] React team locks out valid code paths. [00:35:26] Open source maintainer responsibility: Maximally compatible, widely respected. [0
08/11/20231 hour 29 seconds
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Exploring Million.js: A Revolutionary Virtual DOM Replacement with Aiden Bai, Creator of Million.js

In this episode of the Modern Web podcast, hosts Rob Ocel and Tracy Lee interview Aiden Bai, the creator of the Million.js library, a replacement for the Virtual DOM implementation in ReactJS. They talk about the process of creating Million.js as a high schooler, how the library speeds up React applications using blocks and the Million Compiler, and what the future of the library looks like. The conversation also touches on the alternative experience and education paths to becoming a developer, as well as the future of open source libraries, venture funded libraries, and indie hacked frameworks. Sponsored by This Dot Labs.
01/11/202350 minutes 15 seconds
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Modern Web Podcast S11E8- ReactJS vs. Solid with Dax Raad, Founder of Bumi

On this episode of Modern Web, Tracy Lee, Ben Lesh, Adam Rackis, and Dax Raad discussed the cloud offerings of SST and the advantages of using AWS. Adam was excited about SST's cloud wrappers and the fact that they were built with Solid instead of React to meet ambitious performance requirements. SST helps people build on AWS by simplifying the hundreds of services available and providing an experience that allows users to become experts in AWS. Dax discussed his experience with React and Solid, and the trade offs between the two. [00:02:40] Building on AWS made easy. [00:06:00] Simplifying AWS: Less than five services. [00:10:43] Hidden gem: IoT core pubsub real-time. [00:14:33] AWS back-end and front-end support. [00:17:20] Reaching new audiences with NextJS. [00:20:06] Simplicity over complexity: Soli
25/10/202332 minutes 30 seconds
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Modern Web Podcast S11E7- Angular’s Renaissance: The Community-Powered Framework with Mark Thompson and Alyssa Nicoll

In this podcast episode, hosts Rob Ocel, Alyssa Nicoll, and Mark Thompson discuss the "Angular Renaissance." They reflect on Angular's evolution from its early days through the pivotal transition to Ivy to the current trend of biannual releases, highlighting the community's warm and supportive nature. The focus then shifts to the upcoming release of Angular 17, emphasizing the significance of control flow features and deferred loading in optimizing applications. The team underscores the importance of community engagement, evidence-driven development, and the promising future of Angular. They also tease an upcoming developer event in November, encouraging listeners to stay updated on the latest developments. This episode is sponsored by This Dot Labs.
18/10/202358 minutes 19 seconds
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Modern Web Podcast S11E6- The React Ecosystem Shake-Up: Who’s to Blame? with Adam Rackis, Senior Web Engineer at Spotify

In this podcast episode, Tracy Lee, Ben Lesh, and guest Adam Rackis talk through the successful fusion of TypeScript and React. They chat about various web frameworks, like Angular and Svelte, emphasizing the impact of TypeScript support on the development process. The episode also highlights the excitement around Svelte's new feature, signals, and speculates on its potential standardization, as well as React 18's challenges and the evolution of the React ecosystem. Sponsored by This Dot Labs.
11/10/202338 minutes 1 second
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Modern Web Podcast S11E5- What Everyone Gets Wrong About AI-Powered Development- Moving Beyond the Obvious with Jerome Hardaway

In this podcast episode, Jerome Hardaway and Rob Ocel explore AI-powered development. They discuss the importance of active engagement in tech communities and the value of skill development. Jerome highlights the changing landscape for junior developers and the availability of free online resources for learning. The episode also emphasizes AI's practical benefits, such as boosting productivity and aiding job readiness. It dispels misconceptions about AI hindering creativity, presenting it as a valuable tool for developers. This episode is sponsored by CircleCI.
04/10/20231 hour 2 minutes 47 seconds
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Modern Web Podcast S11E4- Frameworks vs. Fundamentals: Striking the Right Balance ft The Whiskey Web and Whatnot Podcast

In this episode, hosts Rob Ocel and Tracy Lee are joined by Chuck Carpenter and Robbie Wagner from the Whiskey Web and Whatnot podcast. They discuss the future of web development, highlighting the industry's shift towards performance-focused development over flashy animations. They explore the longevity of jQuery, the use cases of frameworks like AngularJS and Ember, and the potential for combining components of Ember with Astro. The hosts also touch on the challenges of convincing stakeholders about performance and the need for developers to prioritize foundational web skills. Throughout, Robbie and Chuck share insights from The Whiskey Web and Whatnot podcast, celebrating its 100th episode. Sponsored by T
27/09/202350 minutes 32 seconds
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Modern Web Podcast S11E3- Design System Engineering at Scale with Kathleen McMahon

In this podcast episode, Rob Ocel chats with Kathleen McMahon, a senior design systems engineer at Northwestern Mutual and a key contributor to the W3C Design Tokens Community Group.   Kathleen McMahon kicks off the conversation by defining design systems as versatile collections of patterns and efficiencies that streamline workflows in design and engineering. She emphasizes that design systems can encompass diverse elements, such as design patterns, component libraries, CSS frameworks, and more, tailored to the unique needs of a company or product. The focus isn't on rigidity but rather on promoting consistency and efficiency while allowing flexibility for innovation. The dialogue then shifts to Kathleen's role as a design systems engineer and the dynamic nature of her work, influenced by factors like team size and company maturity. Kathleen shares her experiences in both small, mu
20/09/202356 minutes 8 seconds
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Modern Web Podcast S11E2- Exploring Svelte, Open Source, and Discord Bots with Willow (GHOST)

In this episode of the Modern Web podcast, host Rob Ocel engages in a conversation with Willow, also known as Ghost. Willow is not only one of the co-founders of Svelte Sirens but also an active member of the Svelte community, known for her contributions and expertise. The episode dives into Willow's personal journey into web development. Willow shares how she stumbled upon Svelte through a YouTube video and was immediately drawn to its exceptional capabilities. She described the pivotal moment when she realized Svelte’s potential to revolutionize web development. One of the key highlights of the episode is the emergence of SvelteKit and its transformative effect on web development. Willow underscores the remarkable flexibility of SvelteKit, emphasizing how it allows developers to effortlessly tackle various project types, from single-page applications (SPAs) to static websites,
13/09/202347 minutes 51 seconds
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Modern Web Podcast S11E1- Why All Developers Should Attend Conferences with Kayla Sween, Organizer of MagnoliaJS

In this episode, Rob Ocel is joined by Kayla Sween to discuss her tech journey, the conference scene, organizing events, and the trials of managing your own deployments in AWS. Along the way they talk about the benefits and challenges of online, live, and hybrid conferences, why all developers should look to attend conferences, how small teams can grow into more complicated DevOps configurations, and how Flightcontrol aims to make that process less painful. Finally, they discuss living with ADHD and how learning about yourself and others can be so empowering. Guest Kayla Sween - MagnoliaJS Organizer, Front End Developer Host Rob Ocel - Architect and Engineering Lead at This Dot Labs Sponsored by This Dot Labs
06/09/202357 minutes 31 seconds
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Modern Web Podcast S10E25- Navigating Tech Career Transitions with Insights from Netflix Engineering Managers Jem Young & Ryan Burgess

In this special episode of the Modern Web podcast, Tracy Lee and Ben Lesh are joined by Netflix Engineering Managers Ryan Burgess and Jem Young. They tackle the transition from coding to management roles, debunking myths and shedding light on real challenges. Emphasizing that management isn't a simple promotion, but a unique career track requiring distinct skills. Their candid conversation exposes the value of experienced architects guiding junior team members, fostering well-rounded teams. The group engages in lively banter, debunking the idea that management is the sole path to career growth, exploring industry trends, including streamlining management hierarchies for efficiency. This episode resonates with diverse tech career trajectories, inspiring you with insights into leadership, team dynamics, and the evolving landscape. Hosts Tracy Lee, CEO of This Dot Labs Ben Lesh, Author
30/08/202340 minutes 27 seconds
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Modern Web Podcast S10E24- Unbelievable Transformation: How CodePen Revolutionized Web Development with Co-Founder Chris Coyier

In this episode, Tracy Lee is joined by co-host Jessica Wilkins and guest Chris Coyier, co-founder of CodePen, a company that provides an online code editor. They discuss various topics related to web development and technology. Chris talks about his background and his work at CodePen. They are currently working on CodePen 2.0, a major update to the platform. Chris mentions that although the interface of CodePen may not have changed much over time, there's value in maintaining reliability and consistency for users. They touch upon the challenges of keeping up with the ever-evolving landscape of web technologies. Chris expresses the importance of providing an online code editor that supports various technologies and languages, allowing users to experiment without setting up complex development environm
23/08/202332 minutes 27 seconds
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Modern Web Podcast S10E23- The Secrets of Software Reliability: A Proactive Approach for Seamless User Experiences with Maggie Johnson-Pint

In this episode of the Modern Web Podcast, Rob Ocel dives into the intricate world of reliability engineering in software development with Maggie Johnson-Pint, co-founder of Stanza Systems. Uncover the secret behind the stampede effect that can cripple your application during traffic surges and gain insights into the indispensable need for a balanced blend of proactive and reactive strategies to ensure unwavering reliability. Reliability engineering goes beyond mere availability metrics, encompassing user experience, performance, and trustworthiness. While the giants of the industry like Google and Silicon Valley enterprises discuss it at length, the broader developer community often finds these concepts elusive. Stanza deciphers the code to crafting resilient systems that sail through unexpected challenges and observability that unveils the
16/08/202346 minutes 6 seconds
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Modern Web Podcast S10E22- The Ultimate TypeScript ESLint Hacks with Josh Goldberg

Uncover the best ESLint hacks with open source maintainer Josh Goldberg in this episode of the Modern Web Podcast. Enhancing Your Code Quality: TypeScript ESLint brings a new dimension to linting by blending ESLint's capabilities with TypeScript's type-checking. Now, developers can analyze TypeScript code with ease, utilizing linting rules and tools that leverage TypeScript's type-checking APIs. Say goodbye to tedious manual checks and embrace the power of automated code analysis. Version 6.0 Breakthrough: Discover the latest release of TypeScript ESLint V6.0, where preset configurations have been thoughtfully reworked. Developers can now enjoy more granular control over rules, tailoring their linting experience to suit their team's unique preferences and needs. With the separation of stylistic, strict, and opinionated rules, your codebase will reach new heights of consistency and excellence. User-Centered Experience: TypeScript ESLint focuses on developers' nee
09/08/202351 minutes 25 seconds
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Modern Web Podcast S10E21- Unleashing Hot Takes with Tailwind CSS and Exploring the Web Components Revolution

In this episode of Modern Web, Tracy Lee and Ben Lesh are joined live at RenderATL by Francesco Ciulla, Tessa Mero, Ady Ngom, and Jessica Wilkins!  Tune in as they double click into the highly debated subject of Tailwind CSS and explore the advantages, readability concerns, and overall consensus on its usage. Discover why Tailwind CSS is making waves in the industry, particularly for new projects, and how it can simplify your development process while enhancing productivity. But that's not all! The conversation takes an intriguing turn as the group dives into the realm of web components. Hear opinions on whether web components can be a viable alternative to traditional frameworks. Gain insights into the c
02/08/202322 minutes 16 seconds
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Modern Web Podcast S10E20- From Rocks to Code: An Extraordinary Journey to Developer Advocacy with Michelle Mannering

In this episode of the Modern Web Podcast live at RenderATL, Tracy Lee interviews Michelle “Mish” Mannering. As an advocate for developers at GitHub, Mish emphasizes the importance of effective communication and creating tutorials that cater to developers of all levels. Get inspired as Tracy and Mish reveal their unconventional journeys into the tech industry, proving that diverse backgrounds can lead to remarkable success in Developer Relations. With their infectious enthusiasm, they describe the joy of engaging with the vibrant developer community, attending events, and witnessing awe-inspiring projects come to life. Tune in now to the Modern Web Podcast and join Tracy and Michelle as they delve into the exciting world of Developer Relations, uncovering valuable insights, and fostering a stronger developer community. Guest Michelle "Mish" Mannering, Developer Advocate at GitHub Hosts <a href='https://twitter.com/ladyl
26/07/202321 minutes 54 seconds
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S10E19 Modern Web Podcast- Unlocking Success with Scott Tolinski: From Side Project to Full-Time YouTube Career

In this episode of Modern Web, co-hosts Tracy Lee and Ben Lesh sit down live at RenderATL with Scott Tolinski, co-host of the Syntax podcast and of Level Up Tutorials, to discuss his journey as a web development tutorial creator and YouTuber. He shares his experiences of transitioning from a full-time developer to creating YouTube tutorials as a side project. Initially, Scott started his YouTube channel to fill his free time but eventually saw it gain popularity and became his full-time career in 2017. However, he faced challenges when attempting to monetize his content and struggled to convince his audience to pay for his courses after providing free content for years. Scott also talks about the technical aspects of his work, highlighting the benefits of using Svelte, a JavaScript framework, and his preference for its close resemblance to the DOM. He also mentions the evolution of his content creation strategies, such as releasing teaser videos on YouTube to redirect viewers
19/07/202339 minutes 17 seconds
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S10E18 Modern Web Podcast- Software Testing Strategies and Real User Engagement with Andrew Knight

Andrew Knight, popularly known as automation panda, was recently interviewed on the Modern Web Podcast by host Rob Ocel. Andrew, a software quality champion, developer advocate, and test automation expert, shared his insights and experiences in the interview. He spoke passionately about testing and the importance of improving software quality. Andrew discussed the challenges he faced early in his career and how he recognized the opportunity to enhance software stability, readability, and speed through effective testing. The conversation then shifted to the current state of testing in various tech communities. Andrew highlighted the wide variation in testing practices across companies, irrespective of programming languages or tech stacks. Smaller companies often lacked proper testing processes, while larger companies relied on traditional testing approaches that were deeply ingrained. Advancements in web testing frameworks and tools were another topic of discussion. And
12/07/202351 minutes 46 seconds
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S10E17 Modern Web Podcast- Exploring Svelte 4 with Kevin Åberg Kultalahti: Performance, Compatibility, & Web Component Support

In this episode of Modern Web, Tracy Lee and Adam Barrett talk with Kevin Åberg Kultalahti of Svelte Society to discuss the long anticipated release of Svelte 4. Listen in as they explore the exciting technical enhancements that Svelte 4 brings to the table, including its reduced package size, enhanced web component support, and optimized performance. Svelte 4 introduces a revolutionary approach to web development by compiling components at build time rather than relying on a runtime framework. This means smaller bundle sizes, faster loading times, and improved performance for your applications. We delve into the technical details of how Svelte achieves this impressive feat, providing practical examples and insights into the inner workings of the framework. Compatibility is a key concern for any web development framework, and Svelte 4 addresses this head-on. With improved web component support, Svelte 4 enables seamless integration with existing codebases and allows de
05/07/202334 minutes 31 seconds
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S10E16 Modern Web Podcast- What’s All the Hype Around Signals? ft. Ben Lesh & Ryan Carniato

In this episode, Rob Ocel is joined by Ben Lesh (RxJS Core Team Lead) and Ryan Carniato (Principal Engineer at Netlify, Creator of SolidJS) to discuss Signals. They talk about what Signal are, why they're suddenly so popular, how Signals differ from Observables, and whether Signals (or Observables) should be integrated into the web platform. They also cover how engineers should think about the "Signals hype", and how Signals are implemented differently from framework to framework. Guests Ryan Carniato - Principal Engineer @Netlify, Creator of @solid_js, and the CEO of Signals - @RyanCarniato Ben Lesh - RxJS Core Team Lead, and the CEO of Observables? - @BenLesh Host Rob Ocel - Architect and Engineering Lead
22/06/202354 minutes 2 seconds
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S10E15 Modern Web Podcast- Automated Testing with Playwright ft. Debbie O’Brien

In this episode, Rob Ocel is joined by Debbie O'Brien (Senior Program Manager at Microsift and Playwright Developer Advocate) to discuss automated testing with Playwright! They talk about the evolution of the testing pyramid, how to write Playwright with the Playwright recorder, and some of the upcoming features of Playwright to deal with Shadow DOM, frames, selector issues, and so much more!  Guest Debbie O'Brien: Senior Program Manager at Microsoft and Playwright Web Developer Advocate. @debs_obrien Host Rob Ocel: Architect and Engineering Lead at This Dot Labs. @robocell
07/06/20231 hour 1 minute 11 seconds
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S10E14 Modern Web Podcast- What is an Engineering Manager Anyway? with Rick Conrades

In this episode, Rob Ocel is joined by Rick Conrades, Engineering Manager at This Dot Labs, to discuss software development and engineering management! They discuss how to identify and mitigate risks, how to make difficult technology tradeoffs, and how to "manage up"! Finally, they share tips for all software engineers about relating to engineering managers, and the surprising challenges that engineering managers face with their teams. Guest Rick Conrades, Engineering Manager at This Dot Labs Host Rob Ocel, Software Architect and Engineering Lead at This Dot Labs Sponsored by This Dot Labs
24/05/202351 minutes 35 seconds
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S10E13 Modern Web Podcast- The Day-to-Day of Developer Advocacy with Sam Julien

In this episode, Jesse Tomchak is joined by Sam Julien, Director of Developer Advocacy, for Auth0 at Okta. What is the day to day of someone in developer advocacy outside of what we see from blog posts and conference talks? Sam is passionate about helping developers become the best versions of themselves through Tiny Experiments book, and his current newsletter, Developer Microskills. We dive into the idea of self taught developers, developer productive that is actually effective, sustainable progress, and so much more.   Guest Sam Julien - Director of Developer Advocacy, Auth0 at Okta Host Jesse Tomchak - Architect and Engineering Lead at ThisDotLabs - @robocell   Developer Microskills newsletter (https://developermicroskills.com) Sam's website (http://www.samjulien.com/) How to Finish What You Start article (https://www.samjulien.com/how-to-finish-what-yo
10/05/202356 minutes 21 seconds
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S10E12 Modern Web Podcast- State Machines for your Mind with Jenny Truong

In this episode, Rob Ocel is joined by Jenny Truong, Head of Operations and Developer Relations at Stately, to talk about state machines, XState, and mental health. They discuss the challenges and opportunities of starting a company from an open-source project, the benefits of user research and how Stately has used it to develop their new stately studio, and they extensively discuss Jenny's recent talk at AgentConf on looking at moods, burnout, and stress through the lens of state machines. Finally, they talk about the fun of being a doughnut connoisseur. ‌Guest Jenny Truong- Head of Operations and Developer Relations at Stately  Host Rob Ocel - Architect and Engineering Lead @ThisDotLabs - @robocell   Sponsored by This Dot Labs
26/04/202355 minutes 56 seconds
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S10E11 Modern Web Podcast- Maintaining a Successful Open-source Project with Dominik Dorfmeister

In this episode, Rob Ocel is joined by Dominik Dorfmeister (Frontend Tech Lead at Adverity and Maintainer of TanStack Query), to talk about open-source software, TanStack Query, and more! They discuss the rapid growth of the TanStack, how Dominik first became involved as a core team maintainer and the challenges he's faced, the future of the TanStack and data-management as a driving force in front-end framework development, using TanStack in other frameworks, and the joys of skiing. Guest Dominik Dorfmeister, Frontend Lead at Adverty and Maintainer for TanStack Query Host Rob Ocel, Software Architect and Engineering Lead at This Dot Labs Sponsored by This Dot Labs
12/04/20230
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S10E10 Modern Web Podcast- Building the TanStack with Tanner Linsley

In this episode, Jesse Tomchak is joined by Tanner Linsley of smash hits like TanStack Table, Query, and Router, for a discussion about Tanner's latest project: TanStack Start. Tanner discusses the problems he’s trying to solve, how building on existing ideas in the community has accelerated development pace, and how he went about solving it in a very "TanStack" fashion. Guest Tanner Linsley, Co-Founder at nozzle.io and Creator of TanStack Host Jesse Tomchack, Software Architect at This Dot Labs   Sponsored by This Dot Labs
29/03/20231 hour 9 minutes 24 seconds
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S10E09 Modern Web Podcast- Being Yourself, For Fun And Profit ft. Trecia Kat

In this episode, Rob Ocel, is joined by Trecia Kat, to talk about breaking into tech, building a social media following, and finding community. They discuss how to find a niche through being yourself on social media, choosing between DevRel and engineering career paths, CSS, and even their hopes and fears for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.   Guest Trecia Kat, Self-Taught Developer and DevRel Engineer   Host Rob Ocel, Engineering Lead & Software Architect at This Dot Labs   Sponsored by This Dot Labs
15/03/202349 minutes 35 seconds
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S10E08 Modern Web Podcast- Understanding Svelte and Ramping Up from React ft. Scott Spence

On this episode of The Modern Web, we catch up with Scott Spence, Developer Relations Engineer at Storyblok, and SvelteSociety London meetup organizer. We dive into the ins and outs of Svelte, ramping up from React, what’s it like to a second career developer, and the importance of paying it forward to developers who are new to the community.   Guest Scott Spence, Developer Relations Engineer at Storyblok   Host Jesse Tomchak, Software Architect at This Dot Labs   Sponsored by This Dot Labs
01/03/20231 hour 17 minutes 1 second
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S10E07 Modern Web Podcast- Native Apps with Embedded Web Technologies ft. Alyssa Nicoll

This week on Modern Web Alyssa Nicoll from Progress takes the web out of the browser and into native apps. Bringing you the cutting edge of native applications with embedded web technologies, Angular offers the best of both worlds. We take some minor detours into learning backend technology stacks as a long life JavaScript developer, and the awesome communities and friends we’ve made along the way. Join us for a spectacular journey and a couple tangents.   Guest Alyssa Nicoll, Sr. Developer Advocate at Progress   Host Jesse Tomchak, Software Architect at This Dot Labs   Sponsored by This Dot Labs
15/02/20231 hour 8 minutes 48 seconds
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S10E06 Modern Web Podcast- Deep Learning about React Native and AI with Gant Laborde

In this episode, Rob Ocel is joined by Gant Laborde (CIO @infinite_red, Author of “Learning TensorFlow.js: Powerful Machine Learning in JavaScript”, Chain React organizer), to talk about React Native, conference organizing, and the promise of AI in development.  They discuss the flexibility and power of hybrid native apps, the upcoming new architecture of React Native, the trials and tribulations of organizing conferences, the state of AI tooling and education, and the opportunities and challenges for developers in a future working alongside AI.   Guest Gant Laborde - CIO at Infinite Red, Author of “Learning TensorFlow.js: Powerful Machine Learning in JavaScript”, Chain React organizer, Google GDE and Microsoft MVP   Host Rob Ocel - Architect and Engineering Lead ThisDotLa
08/02/202354 minutes 2 seconds
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S10E05 Modern Web Podcast- Making Your Websites ”Qwik” with Shai Reznik

In this episode, Rob Ocel, is joined by Shai Reznik, Founder and CEO at HiRez.io and Community DevRel at Qwik, to talk about Qwik. They discuss the history of front-end development and frameworks, what has led to this recent surge in framework development, what architectural principles Qwik values most, how Qwik and QwikCity differ, how to build Qwik apps, and so much more!   Guest Shai Reznik- Founder and CEO at HiRez.io and Community DevRel at Qwik   Host Rob Ocel- Software Architect and Engineering Lead at This Dot Labs   Sponsored by This Dot Labs
01/02/20231 hour 14 minutes 44 seconds
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S10E04 Modern Web Podcast- Component Testing with Cypress ft. Jordan Powell

In this episode, Rob Ocel is joined by Jordan Powell, Developer Experience Engineer Cypress, to talk about Component Testing in Cypress. They discuss the explosive recent growth of Cypress, the exciting new features just launched in recent versions, and the changing shape of the testing “trophy”. Then, they dive deeply into component testing in Cypress: motivations, best practices, tips, and so much more!   Guest Jordan Powell- Developer Experience Engineer at Cypress   Host Rob Ocel- Software Architect and Engineering Lead at This Dot Labs   Sponsored by This Dot Labs
25/01/202356 minutes 32 seconds
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S10E03 Modern Web Podcast- Building a Design System with Paige Kelley

In this episode Jesse Tomchak is joined by Paige Kelley to talk about the ins ad outs of building a design system including the gritty details of coordinating an actual micro frontend. They also talk about the return to conferences, what changes they've noticed in the conference experience, what it's like to speak at a tech event, and more.   Guest Paige Kelley- Senior Software Engineer at Pax8   Host Jesse Tomchak- Software Architect at This Dot Labs   Sponsored by This Dot Labs
18/01/202336 minutes 55 seconds
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S10E02- Authorization on the Web with Cerbos ft. Alex Olivier

In this podcast, Rob Ocel and Adam L. Barrett talk with Alex Olivier, Product Lead at Cerbos, to discuss Authorization. They discuss how authorization (AuthZ) differs from authentication (AuthN), how Cerbos works and how it makes authorization simpler, what differentiates business logic from authorization logic, how to test authorization logic, and more!   Hosts Adam L. Barrett - Senior Developer at @thisdotlabs - @adamlbarrett Rob Ocel - Architect at @thisdotlabs - @robocell   Guest Alex Olivier - Product Lead at @cerbosdev - @alexolivier   For more information on Cerbos, check out cerbos.dev.
11/01/202352 minutes 22 seconds
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S10E01- Developing an API is Like Building Legos with Ray Gesualdo

In this episode, Rob Ocel is joined by Ray Gesualdo, live at Connect Tech 2022, to discuss API development and how the process is a lot like building with the internationally famous toy, Legos. They share some fond memories of growing up and now raising kids around Legos, talk about the traits and characteristics of the best component and service APIs, and show how some of the great victories and lasting lessons of Lego apply to building more resilient, modular, reusable, and consistent software.   Host Rob Ocel- Software Architect and Engineering Lead at This Dot Labs   Guest Ray Gesualdo- Staff Software Architect at SalesLoft   Sponsored by This Dot Labs
04/01/202331 minutes 58 seconds
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S09E24- React: Past, Present, & Future with Cory House

In this episode, Rob Ocel and Jesse Tomchak are joined by Cory House at Connect Tech 2022 to discuss the past, present, and future of React. They talk about: lessons learned from 7 years of React (featuring discussions of coupling, testing, and hooks), how to pick a React meta-framework, and what pillars they think successful developers should prioritize.   Hosts Rob Ocel- Software Architect and Team Lead at This Dot Labs Jesse Tomchak- Software Architect at This Dot Labs   Guest Cory House- Founder of ReactJS Consulting   Sponsored by This Dot Labs
28/12/202244 minutes 33 seconds
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S09E23-Talking Vue Composition Functions with Jess Sachs

In this episode Tracy Lee and Jesse Tomchak are joined by Jessica Sachs to talk about the world of Vue Components and all of the exciting new tools and communities being built to improve and simplify composition. Composables can be as simple as a logic gate or as complex as any renderless component, mixin, directive, or plugin, and in this conversation, our speakers dive into VueUse, which provides a collection of essential composition functions and renderless components.   Hosts Jesse Tomchak- Software Architect at This Dot Labs Tracy Lee -Co-Founder and CEO of This Dot Labs   Guest Jess Sachs- Software Engineer and Open Source Developer   Sponsored by <a h
21/12/202231 minutes 3 seconds
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S09E22- When the World Ends, We Need Documentation with Jeremy Meiss

In this episode, Rob Ocel and Jesse Tomchak are joined by Jeremy Meiss live at Connect Tech 2022. They talk about the table stakes of CI/CD and having a high performing team, and the vast array of options available to run DevOps and be successful. They also dive into the topic of mentorship and documentation, and how it benefits teams and the industry at large.   Hosts Rob Ocel- Software Architect and Engineering Lead at This Dot Labs Jesse Tomchak- Software Architect at This Dot Labs   Guest Jeremy Meiss- Director of DevRel at CircleCI   Sponsored by This Dot Labs
14/12/202240 minutes 16 seconds
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S09E21- GraphQL, Microservices, Bridging the Programming Language Gap, and Client App Consumption with Roy Derks

In this episode Tracy Lee and Dustin Goodman are joined by Roy Derks- Developer Experience at StepZen ⸱ Tech Entrepreneur ⸱ GraphQL Speaker, Trainer, and Advocate- to discuss microservice design and how GraphQL can help alleviate problems derived from poorly designed microservices. They discuss different strategies teams leverage to best scale their GraphQL APIs whether they use RPC, federated schemas, or REST wrappers. They explore how GraphQL is programming language agnostic and how it’s helping to bridge gaps between different language teams. They discuss how GraphQL can positively impact consumer application usage and how it can possibly help save energy consumption and help with the world energy crisis.   Guest Roy Derks   Hosts <a href='https://twitter.co
07/12/202225 minutes 30 seconds
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S09E20- Building Functional Web Apps with Enhance ft. Simon MacDonald

In this episode Rob Ocel is joined by Simon MacDonald- Head of Developer Experience at Begin-  to talk about Functional Web Apps and how Enhance can help to build them. They talk about the value of building with web-standards, HTML, and web components; progressive enhancement; how Enhance works and how it differs from other libraries such as Remix or Next; and how to use Enhance with dynamic web apps and/or legacy systems. They also discuss who are the developers whose experience Simon is the head of, and a  discussion of Simon's love of books and recommendations for what you should be reading!   Host Rob Ocel- Software Architect, This Dot Labs   Guest Simon MacDonald- Head of Developer Experience, Begin   Sponsored by <a href='https://twitter.com/ThisDotLabs
23/11/20221 hour 1 minute 39 seconds
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S09E19- The Future of DevRel and Databases with Tejas Kumar

In this episode Rob Ocel is joined by Tejas Kumar - international Keynote Speaker, Angel Investor, Advisor, and also the Director of Developer Relations at Xata -  to talk about how DevRel and Databases have changed over the last few years. They talk about how the state of the conference scene, and the challenges of managing a developer relations team through the global pandemic. They also talk about the pain points that developers face when selecting databases and implementing applications on top of those databases. They discuss SQL vs No-SQL, the differences between databases and CMS, schemas and low-code alternatives, branching and data migration.   Host Rob Ocel- Software Architect, This Dot Labs   Guest Tejas Kumar- Director of Developer Relations   Sponsored by This Dot Labs
09/11/202252 minutes 12 seconds
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S09E18 Modern Web Podcast- Career Transitioners, Learning Git, and Representation in Tech with Jessie Auguste

In this episode Rob Ocel is joined by Jessie Auguste- Backend Software Engineer at CybSafe, co-host of the Glowing In Tech podcast, and leadership team member for Coding Black Females. They talk about coding as a 2nd (or 3rd or 4th) career, the opportunities and pitfalls for junior developers transitioning from other industries, and telling the stories of underrepresented groups in tech. They also cover the cyber security challenges we face as an industry and how to meet them, learning (and teaching) Git and other difficult technical topics, dealing with ADHD in the workplace, and more!   Host Rob Ocel- Software Architect, This Dot Labs   Guest Jessie Auguste- Backend Software Engineer at CybSafe, Co-host of the Glowing in Tech Podcast, Leadership team at Coding
26/10/202254 minutes 6 seconds
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S09E17 Modern Web Podcast- Hot Takes on Frameworks: React, Solid, Qwik, Svelte, Astro, Fresh, Marko, & More!

In this episode of the Modern Web Podcast, Tracy Lee and Dustin Goodman join Anthony Campolo and Christopher Burns, hosts of the FSJam Podcast, to talk about the latest evolutions in new frameworks. They discuss "meta frameworks", predict trends in JavaScript, and compare the similarities and differences among newer technologies like Svelte, Solid, Qwik, Astro, Fresh, Marko, and more.   Host Tracy Lee- CEO and Co-Founder, This Dot Labs Dustin Goodman- Engineering Manager, This Dot Labs   Guests Chris Burns- Co-Host of the FSJam Podcast Anthony Campolo- Co-Host of the FSJam Podcast   Sponsored by This Dot Labs
12/10/202247 minutes 46 seconds
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S09E16 Modern Web Podcast- Thinking About TypeScript for New Users with Josh Goldberg

Join Josh Goldberg, author of the O'Reilly book Learning TypeScript, as he gives listeners a holistic introduction to using TypeScript in modern web development. With Rob Ocel, Josh discusses how he would encourage new developers to learn TypeScript, and strategies team leads can employ to introduce their developers to the language. They also discuss how TypeScript got to where it has, how it relates to and differs from other popular typed languages,  and where it (and JavaScript) might be heading in the future!   Host Rob Ocel- Software Architect, This Dot Labs   Guest Josh Goldberg- Author, Learning TypeScript   Sponsored by <a href='https://twitter.com/ThisD
24/08/202251 minutes 45 seconds
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S09E15 Modern Web Podcast- Accessibility in Testing with Adrián Bolonio

"You don't know who's using your product." In this episode of the Modern Web Podcast, Adrián Bolonio, Accessibility Engineer at Github, sits down with Rob Ocel to talk about the importance of web accessibility in testing. They start by talking about the diverse benefits that teams can enjoy by prioritizing accessibility in their products, and then continue their discussion by reviewing some tools and concepts developers can employ to enable accessibility in their products.   Host Rob Ocel- Software Architect, This Dot Labs   Guest Adrián Bolonio- Accessibility Software Engineer, Github   Sponsored by This Dot Labs
10/08/202250 minutes 14 seconds
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S09E14 Modern Web Podcast- Evolution of the React Paradigm and Modern React Development with Jay Phelps

The landscape of modern web development is constantly changing. In this episode of the Modern Web Podcast, Jay Phelps, Senior Software Engineer at Netflix talks about the evolution of the React paradigm in contemporary web development and what this means for engineers working with the library right now. They talk about where React thrives and in what contexts it may offer less utility than competing web technologies, as well as the impact that emergent meta frameworks have on the role of React for those building web technologies at the enterprise level.   Hosts Tracy Lee, Co-Founder and CEO of This Dot Labs (@ladyleet) Jesse Tomchak, Software Architect at This Dot Labs (@jtomchak)   Guest Jay Phelps, Senior Software Engineer at Netflix (@_jayphelps)   Sponsored by HARMAN.
20/07/202254 minutes 33 seconds
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S09E13 Modern Web Podcast- Introduction to Remix with Kent C. Dodds

Curious about using the full stack web framework Remix? In this episode of the Modern Web podcast, we're talking to Kent C. Dodds, Co-founder and Director of Developer Experience at Remix. They talk about how Remix formed, what Remix's current goals are, and where the team sees the technology going in the future. Kent also discusses the features offered by the framework, how the team's philosophies about web development inform these features, and the role Remix is playing in the JavaScript ecosystem. Finally, Kent talks about what's happening in the Remix community and invites listeners to get involved. Host Rob Ocel, Software Architect at This Dot Labs (@robocell)   Guest Kent C. Dodds, Co-Founder and Director of Developer Experience at Remix (@kentcdodds)   Sponsored by  Cloudways- PHP Cloud Hosting - Developer Friend
22/06/20221 hour 4 minutes 56 seconds
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S09E12 Modern Web Podcast- Introduction to SolidJS with Ryan Carniato

In this episode of the Modern Web podcast, hosts Rob Ocel and Nacho Vazquez sit down with Ryan Carniato to talk about SolidJS. They talk about how the frontend JavaScript framework came to be, and what sets SolidJS apart from other technologies in the JavaScript ecosystem. They talk about the similarities between SolidJS and React's expanding features like hooks and fine grain reactivity.They then dig into some of the features offered by SolidJS and compare them to those other available tools like Svelte, JSX, and ReactJS. Finally they discuss the ways in which SolidJS distinguishes itself from other technologies, including its server-side rendering optimization, and fine grain reactivity.   Guest: Ryan Carniato- Creator of SolidJS (@RyanCarniato)   Hosts: Rob Ocel- Software Architect, This Dot Labs (@robocell) Nacho Vazquez- Software Engineer, This Dot Labs (@nacho_devc)   Sponsored by  <a href='https://www.cloud
08/06/20221 hour 29 seconds
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S09E11 Modern Web Podcast- Women Who Code with Alaina Percival

In this episode, Tracy Lee speaks with Alaina Percival, CEO of Women Who Code, an international non-profit working to support women in their tech careers. Alaina talks about many of the challenges women face while pursuing careers in technology, particularly in Software Engineering, and what resources Women Who Code offers to help women remain, and grow within, their technical roles.   Guest: Alaina Percival (@alaina) - CEO, Women In Tech   Host Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) - Co-Founder and CEO, This Dot Labs   This episode is sponsored by This Dot Labs. 
25/05/202239 minutes 49 seconds
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S09E10 Modern Web Podcast- State of Node.js with James Snell

In this episode of the Modern Web Podcast, host Rob Ocel sits down with James Snell of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee to talk about the State of Node! They begin their conversation by discussing the platform's current place within the JavaScript ecosystem, including how developers are already using it, and how developers might want explore using it in the future. They also talk about new technologies that are changing the state of web app development, and how Node.js is adapting to fill in the gaps presented by factors like edge environments and server-side rendering. James also covers many of the new features offered by Node.js v18, and shares information on how developers who are interested in contributing to Node.js can get involved with the community.  Plus so much more!   Guest:  James Snell (@jasnell)- Node.js Technical Steering Committee Member   Host: Rob Ocel (@robocell)- Software Architect, This Dot Labs  </
11/05/202259 minutes 50 seconds
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S09E09 Modern Web Podcast-How to Start Coding & Find Your First Job with Alex Booker

In this episode of the Modern Web Podcast, Alex Booker, Community Manager at Scrimba and self-taught web developer, joins host Rob Ocel to offer advice on learning how to code for beginners, and how to land your first job. He covers some useful tools and techniques for learning, as well as strategies on how to approach job interviews and technical assessments so that developers can land their first jobs with confidence.   Guest: Alex Booker, Community Manager at Scrimba (@bookercodes)   Host: Rob Ocel, Software Architect at This Dot Labs (@robocell)   Sponsored by HARMAN & This Dot Labs.
27/04/202252 minutes 10 seconds
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S09E08 Modern Web Podcast- ”If You Can JavaScript, You Can Backend” with Swizec Teller

In this episode of the Modern Web Podcast, Software Engineer and Author Swizec Teller talks about how JavaScript developers have the tools, knowledge, and ability to write backend code whether they realize it or not. Swizec argues that, in a landscape in which serverless, distributed systems are becoming more common, the traditional line that separates frontend from backend development is steadily dissolving. Rather, an industry may emerge where developers are distinguished by their functional areas of expertise, and not whether they work on the interface or backend. They also talk about the distinction between monoliths, microservices, and serverless, with a focus on the purpose and function of the different architectures.    Guest: Swizec Teller, Software Engineer and Author of Senior Engineer Mindset, Serverless Handbook, & React + D3
13/04/202250 minutes 24 seconds
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S09E07 Modern Web Podcast- State of Vue.js with Evan You, Creator of Vue.js

In this episode of the Modern Web Podcast, Evan You, Creator of Vue.js provides updates about the current state of and future road maps for the popular Vue framework. 2021 was an eventful year for Vue, following the release of Vue3 in September of 2020. They discuss new features in Vue3 as well as the community feedback the team received and how they responded, and the development of Vite, including the challenges that the team faced as they integrated the build tool with the core library. They also talk about the plans for Vue2 moving forward, and what to expect for the future of Vue3, including Vue3.3!   Guest: Evan You, Creator of Vue.js (@yuyuxi)   Host: Simone Cuomo, Software Architect at This Dot Labs (@Zelig880)   Sponsored by HARMAN & This Dot Labs.
31/03/202254 minutes 11 seconds
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S09E06 Modern Web Podcast- Managing a Developer Team with Jem Young from Netflix

In this episode of the Modern Web Podcast, Jem Young, Engineering Manager at Netflix, shares his perspective on engineering team leadership. He talks about his experience going from an individual contributor to leading an engineering team, including some of the roadblocks and challenges new managers often encounter. Jem also describes some of the perspectives on team leadership he's developed by working with and watching other leaders at Netflix. Finally, they talk about the changes in the career trajectories of individual contributors, and how ICs can grow in their careers whether they choose to take the management path or not.   Guest: Jem Young (@jemyoung), Engineering Manager at Netflix   Host: Jesse Tomchak (@jtomchak), Architect at This Dot Labs   Sponsored by HARMAN & This Dot Labs.
09/03/20221 hour 6 minutes 39 seconds
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S09E05 Modern Web Podcast - The State of Angular with Mark Thompson

In this episode, Rob Ocel discusses the present state and future goals of the Angular ecosystem with Mark Thompson, Developer Relations Engineer at Google, and Angular Core Team member. They talk about Angular’s most recent accomplishments, like the advancements afforded by Angular v12, and how the Angular team responds to RFCs and other forms of community feedback. Mark also explains how the community should interpret roadmaps, and the spectrum of stages at which an in-development project might be, and how developers and non-developers can contribute to the ecosystem. Rob and Mark also talk about the relationship between third-party solutions and the Angular team’s attitude toward potentially rolling these solutions into the core framework.   Guest: Mark Thompson (@marktechson) - Developer Relations Engineer, Google    Host: Rob Ocel (@robocell) - Architect, This Dot Labs   This episode is sponsored by <a href='https://ignited
11/02/202253 minutes 18 seconds
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S09E04 Modern Web Podcast - The Future of Automotive App Development with Naoki Ogishi

In this episode, Rob sits down with Naoki Ogishi, Director of Product Management at HARMAN International to discuss the present and future of Automotive App Development. They discuss the challenges of developing software in automobiles, how Android Automotive OS is making cross-vehicle app development feasible, how the HARMAN Ignite Store developer portal and template libraries make it easier to build and distribute your automotive apps, and where the future of in-vehicle development might take us.   Guest: Naoki Ogishi - Director of Product Management, HARMAN International   Host: Rob Ocel (@robocell) - Architect, This Dot Labs   This episode is sponsored by HARMAN & This Dot Labs.
07/01/202247 minutes 14 seconds
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S09E03 Modern Web Podcast - Software Development in the Cloud with Mike Nikles & Geoffrey Huntley

In this episode, Rob speaks with Mike Nikles and Geoffrey Huntley of Gitpod about doing software development in configurable environments hosted in the cloud. They discuss the challenges that teams face supporting bespoke development environment across myriad devices, how tools like Gitpod solve for these challenges, how these types of cloud environments can be built and extended with plug-ins, and what the future of cloud-based development (and cloud-based remote computing) might hold!   Guests: Mike Nikles (@mikenikles) - Developer Advocate, Gitpod Geoffrey Huntley (@GeoffreyHuntley) - Developer Advocate, Gitpod   Host: Rob Ocel (@robocell) - Architect, This Dot Labs   This episode is sponsored by HARMAN & This Dot Labs.
10/12/202149 minutes 55 seconds
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S09E02 Modern Web Podcast - Modernizing React Apps with Paige Niedringhaus & Mark Erikson

In this episode of Modern Web, Dustin Goodman and Jae Anne Bach Hardie sit down with Paige Niedringhaus and Mark Erikson to talk about modernizing react applications! They discuss Paige's new course on Newline and some of the stories and experiences that inspired it and hear about Mark & Paige's stories of implementing these practices in their recent projects.   Guests: Paige Niedringhaus (@pniedri)- Co-host of React Round-up Podcast, Staff Software Engineer at blues wireless, & Author of the "Modernizing React Apps" Course Mark Erikson (@acemarke) - Maintainer of Redux & Blogger   Hosts: Dustin Goodman (@dustinsgoodman) - Engineering Manager, This Dot Labs Jae Anne Bach Hardie (@dulcedejae) - Architect, This Dot Labs   This episode is sponsored by HARMAN & This Dot Labs.
23/11/202154 minutes 26 seconds
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S09E01 Modern Web Podcast - Partytown with Adam Bradley

In this episode, Rob Ocel (@robocell) sits down with Adam Bradley (@adamdbradley), Director of Technology at builder.io, co-creator of Ionic, and creator of Stencil! They talk about the web performance challenges related to loading and using third party scripts (such as those for Google Analytics), and they discuss Partytown, a new, lightweight library created by Adam and his team to move these scripts off the blocking path and into web workers. They discuss how Partytown accomplishes this feat, what performance benefits this type of approach offers, and why this new library has the whole development community buzzing with excitement!   Guest: Adam Bradley (@adamdbradley) - Director of Technology, Builder.io & QwikDev, Co-creator of Ionic, & Creator of Stencil   Host: Rob Ocel (@robocell) - Architect, This Dot Labs   This episode is sponsored by This Dot Labs. </
12/11/202154 minutes 32 seconds
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S08E020 Modern Web Podcast - The Future of the Terminal & Fig with Brendan Falk

In this episode, Rob Ocel sits down with Brendan Falk, co-founder and CEO at Fig, a terminal extension that provides CLI integration and autocomplete support. They discuss the state of the terminal today, how Fig enhances the terminal, how to build tools for both power users and inexperienced users alike, the vision for integrating the command-line with user interface, and more!   Guest: Brendan Falk (@BrendanFalk) - Co-Founder & CEO, Fig    Host: Rob Ocel (@robocell) - Architect, This Dot Labs   This episode is sponsored by This Dot Labs. 
29/10/202148 minutes 28 seconds
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S08E019 Modern Web Podcast - The Future of Blockchain & How To Get Involved Today With Nader Dabit

In this episode, Tracy Lee (@ladyleet (she/her) and Nacho Vazquez (@nacho_vazquez14) speak with Nader Dabit (@dabit3) of Edge and Node about web3 and how to get started! We touch on topics that are hot in the blockchain ecosystem that you definitely want to be aware of if you're blockchain-curious.   Topics covered: What does the next few years of blockchain development look like and why you should start looking at layer 2 blockchains The future of Eth 2 - proof of stake vs proof of work Why you should watch out for the Solana blockchain What is Gitpod and why should you care? Lowering the barrier to entry to new developers exploring blockchain development Learning about The Graph and Edge and Node   Guest: Nader Dabit (@dabit3) - Developer Relations, Edge and Node    Hosts: Tracy L
15/10/202142 minutes 29 seconds
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S08E018 Modern Web Podcast - Staying Curious with Michael Chan

In this episode, Lindsay and Michael talk about Michael's perspective on building communities, and how to stay curious and growing as a developer. They talk about how Michael and Lindsay both started in tech by taking small bits of time to grow and learn, and how that has served them in their tech careers. Michael also talks about his time on React Podcast, and what brought him to hosting the show. They end by discussing curiosity, and how specifically to stay curious in life and in a development career.    Guest: Michael Chan (@chantastic) - Software Engineer at Chromatic, Creator of lunch.dev    Host: Lindsay Wardell (@lindsaykwardell) - Software Engineer at This Dot, co-host of Views on Vue    This episode is sponsored by This Dot Labs. 
24/09/202152 minutes 19 seconds
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S08E017 Modern Web Podcast - Blockchain curious? It‘s easy & JS Developers should start learning!

In this episode, Tracy Lee sits down with Stephen Fluin from Chainlink to talk about blockchain and why JavaScript developers should start learning about it today. We go over the difference between blockchain and cryptocurrency, and how the two work together. We also explore use cases for developers and interesting decentralized applications one can build today. Stephen also shares with us the idea of smart contracts, and how they play into our ecosystem of development. This episode will also teach you what programming language to use, and why and how it is for you as a JS developer to get going with an IDE today. We also talk through resources JS developers have to learn technologies like solidity and explore the different blockchains you might want to consider as you dip your toe in.    Host: Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) - CEO, This Dot Labs    Guest: Stephen Fluin (@stephenfluin) - Developers Relations at Chainlink Labs   This episode is
10/09/202143 minutes 8 seconds
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S08E016 Modern Web Podcast - Quasar with Luke Diebold

In this episode, Lindsay talks with Luke Diebold, web developer and creator of QuasarCast.com, about Quasar, the amazingly flexible framework for building applications using Vue. They talk about how Luke got into programming from his interest in music, and how he got started using Quasar for personal and professional projects. They discuss what Quasar is, and discuss where it fits into the web ecosystem. They explore some of the basics of using Quasar, including its CLI and the ability to make web, mobile, and desktop apps. They wrap up the discussion talking about how Quasar is one of the first major frameworks to support Vue 3, and what that looks like from the framework.   Guest: Luke Diebold (@LukeDiebold) - Web Developer, creator of QuasarCast.com    Host: Lindsay Wardell (@lindsaykwardell) - Software Engineer at This Dot, co-host of Views on Vue    This e
25/08/20211 hour 3 minutes 54 seconds
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S08E015 Modern Web Podcast - RxJS Updates 7.0 - 7.3 in 30 min. with the Core Team! & What's Next for RxJS 8

In this podcast Tracy Lee and Ben Lesh, core team members of RxJS, talk about the big changes RxJS 7.0 ++ has brought to the community! Listen to this podcast to hear updates about upcoming deprecations, new performance improvements, typings fixes, improved multicasting, top level exports, the new configurable retry, and what's coming for RxJS 8. If you're interested in following along with ongoing updates to RxJS, the changelog is here: https://github.com/ReactiveX/rxjs/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md#features-2 Follow the roadmap for RxJS 7 to 8! Issue #6367 on github https://github.com/ReactiveX/rxjs/issues/6367 Full updates for RxJS 7.0 from RxJS Asia: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1-LU7YE3NWw8jHeAgdmLu4CBfG7osCx6MsSIeFs16k60/edit#slide=id.g389cbad6b8_0_36 <p
13/08/202136 minutes
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S08E014 Modern Web Podcast - Elm with Richard Feldman

In this episode, Lindsay Wardell talks with Richard Feldman about Elm, the delightful functional programming language for creating web applications. They discuss how Richard got into programming and his first experiences with Elm, then dive into some of the key features of Elm such as no runtime exceptions and its helpful compiler. They then discuss where Elm is going, and some of the great community tools that exist in the Elm ecosystem.   Guest: Richard Feldman (@rtfeldman) - Head of Technology at NoRedInk and author of Elm In Action    Host: Lindsay Wardell (@lindsaykwardell) - Software Engineer at This Dot, co-host of Views on Vue    This episode is sponsored by Progress KendoReact & This Dot Labs. 
23/07/202158 minutes 12 seconds
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S08E013 Modern Web Podcast - Misko Hevery, Creator of Angular & his new project Builder.io

In this episode, Misko Hevery is featured in an interview with Tracy Lee on leaving Angular, and his new project Builder. He talks about a new way to think about frameworks that our community should start embracing, as well as, why he's so excited about Builder, the space, and what he will be doing next.   Host: Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) - CEO, This Dot Labs    Guest: Misko Hevery (@mhevery) - CTO, Builder.io & Creator of Angular   This episode is sponsored by This Dot Labs. 
18/06/202140 minutes 21 seconds
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S08E012 Modern Web Podcast - Modern CSS & Accessibility with Stephanie Eckles

In this episode, Lindsay Wardell talks with Stephanie Eckles about her work with Modern CSS and accessibility. They discuss how Stephanie got into programming, and what drew her to start writing ModernCSS.dev, an excellent resource for learning the latest supported concepts in CSS. They also talk about some of the features in CSS that developers may not be aware of, as well as, some upcoming features that aren't released yet. Stephanie also talks about accessibility, and how CSS can be impacting your site's users' ability to use it. We end talking about Stephanie's upcoming workshop, and how she uses 11ty to build her sites and projects.   Host: Lindsay Wardell (@lindsaykwardell) - Software Engineer at This Dot, co-host of Views on Vue   Guest: Stephanie Eckles (@5t3ph) - Author of ModernCSS.dev &  Egghead Instructor    This episode is sponsored by Dexecure & <a href='https://labs.thisdo
04/06/202149 minutes 37 seconds
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S08E011 Modern Web Podcast - Scaling your Impact & Automation Using Cypress with Gleb Bhamutov

In this episode, Rob Ocel chats with Gleb Bhamutov, a Distinguished Engineer at Cypress IO. They discuss Gleb's PhD, his prolific catalog of OSS libraries, his dream job, and how he works to scale his impact on the world at large. They also talk about the promise and value of end-to-end (E2E) testing using Cypress, and why the traditional testing pyramid might be underselling the power and importance of E2E testing. They also explore some interesting current and upcoming features of Cypress, and highlight some lesser known alternative uses of Cypress that illustrate it's flexibility.   Guest: Gleb Bhamutov (@bahmutov) - JavaScript ninja, image processing expert, software quality fanatic, & Distinguished Engineer at Cypress IO    Host: Rob Ocel (@robocell) - Architect, This Dot Labs   This episode is sponsored by Progress KendoReact & This Dot Labs. 
21/05/202149 minutes 59 seconds
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S08E010 Modern Web Podcast - Web Components Are Lit with Justin Fagnani

In this episode, Rob Ocel, Matthew Pagan, and Luis Aviles sit down with Justin Fagnani, staff software engineer at Google and Lit core team lead, to discuss web components and the recent announcement of Lit 2.0. They discuss the new major features of Lit, such as server-side rendering support and reactive controllers, new documentation, the playground site including the TypeScript support, the community around web components, the future of Polymer and LitElement, and how to build applications from Lit and work around the challenges of Shadow DOM.   Guests: Justin Fagnani (@justinfagnani) - Staff Software Engineer, Google & Lit core team lead   Hosts: Rob Ocel (@robocell) - Architect, This Dot Luis Aviles (@luixaviles) - Software Engineer, This Dot Matthew Pagan (@Mastapegs) - Software Engineer, This Dot   This episode is sponsored by Dexecure & <a href='https://labs.thisdot
07/05/202150 minutes 2 seconds
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S08E09 Modern Web Podcast - Sides Projects with Shawn Wang

In this episode, Lindsay Wardell and Hunter Miller talk side projects with Shawn Wang. We discuss the projects they do on the side, and what kind of side projects they enjoy working on. Shawn also talks about his book, "The Coding Career Handbook", and how it started as a side project as well. We also talk about the importance of writing your own blog posts, and sharing your experience and learning in public to help both yourself and others, rather than blogging for numbers. We wrap up with a discussion on being a part-time creator, and finding a company that supports their employees and match what you're looking to do.   Guests: Shawn Wang (@swyx) - Developer & Author of "The Coding Career Handbook"   Hosts: Hunter Miller (@hmillerdev) - Senior Software Engineer, This Dot Lindsay Wardell (@lindsaykwardell) - Software Engineer, This Dot & co-host of Views on Vue    This episode is sponsored by the <a href='https://discord.gg/mediade
21/04/202150 minutes 15 seconds
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S08E08 Modern Web Podcast - Fireside Chat with Ionic Core Team - Adam Bradley & Liam DeBeasi

The Ionic core team has been on fire the past year! With the release of Ionic Vue and Ionic React, the traction of Ionic adoption has been explosive in the past 12 months. In this episode, Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) interviews Adam Bradley and Liam DeBeasi, core team members of the Ionic Framework, on what Ionic is, how it works under the hood, and why and when to choose Ionic as a technology of choice. We also discuss what it means to be using web components under the hood with Stencil.js and how that helps enable the Ionic team to provide a more stable framework. Liam and Adam even slip us a few hints as to what to expect with Ionic V6 and how you can get more involved in their community.   Guests: Adam Bradley (@adamdbradley) - Director of Open Source Development, Ionic Liam DeBeasi (@LiamDeBeasi) - Software Engineer, Ionic   Host: Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) - CEO, This Dot Labs    This episode is sponsored
31/03/202134 minutes 32 seconds
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S08E07 Modern Web Podcast - Managing Component Architecture with Debbie O'Brien

In this episode, Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) interviews Debbie O'Brien (@deb_obrien) about bit.dev, a new open source tool for helping developer share components. We learn how to use Bit to manage component architecture, think in components, and how this can help you a build more scalable, reusable codebase and work across teams.   Guest: Debbie O'Brien (@deb_obrien) - Head Developer Advocate, Bit   Host: Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) - CEO, This Dot Labs    This episode is sponsored by Dexecure & This Dot Labs. 
24/03/202139 minutes 32 seconds
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S08E06 Modern Web Podcast - Tailwind JIT and Utility CSS

In this episode, Rob Ocel discusses the recent release of Tailwind's Just-In-Time (JIT) CSS compiler with Hunter Miller and Lindsay Wardell. They discuss the new features the JIT compiler provides, as well as, the performance boost developers can expect on their own projects. They also talk about the benefits of utility CSS compared to other methods, and how Tailwind can be used to build out many types of design systems. They also explore other utility CSS frameworks, including Windi CSS, and discuss the future of utility CSS in the development world.   Hosts: Rob Ocel (@robocell) - Architect, This Dot Hunter Miller (@hmillerdev) - Senior Software Engineer, This Dot Lindsay Wardell (@lindsaykwardell) - Software Engineer, This Dot & co-host of Views on Vue    Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O_3X7InOw8 https://tailwindcss.nuxtjs.org/ <a href
19/03/202143 minutes 11 seconds
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S08E05 Modern Web Podcast - Browser Extensions with Simeon Vincent

In this episode, Rob Ocel sits down with Simeon Vincent, a Developer Advocate on the Chrome Extensions Team. They discuss Simeon's unique journey into tech and developer advocacy, the special challenges of doing developer relations for a platform as large as Chrome, the future of browser extensions in Chrome with the new, upcoming Manifest V3, what existing extension authors need to know about the upcoming changes, and the special promise and fun of building your own browser extensions!   Guest: Simeon Vincent (@DotProto) - Developer Advocate, Chrome Extensions Team    Host: Rob Ocel (@robocell) - Architect, This Dot   Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kybyYwu9Mpw https://developer.chrome.com/docs/extensions/mv3/intro/mv3-migration/ <a href='https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/g/ch
03/03/202148 minutes 39 seconds
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S08E04 Modern Web Podcast - Jamstack is Web 3.0 with Guillermo Rauch

In this episode, our hosts, Jesse Tomchak (@jtomchak) and Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) interview Guillermo Rauch (@rauchg) about the power of javascript, building on top of existing primitives, components, JamStack, + so much more!   Guest: Guillermo Rauch (@rauchg) - CEO, Vercel   Host: Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) - CEO, This Dot Labs  Jesse Tomchak (@jtomchak) - Senior Software Engineer, This Dot Labs   This episode is sponsored by This Dot Labs. 
26/02/202147 minutes 9 seconds
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S08E03 Modern Web Podcast - Black Tech Pros Talk Work Life, Conflicts, & Experiences

This week, we have guest host, Morgan Worrell, leading a conversation with fellow devs Dillion Megida and Adesoji David, along with tech sales rep for This Dot Labs, Darron Smith. They talk about their work-life preferences, both as This Dot Labs employees and in previous roles, plus share some about the experiences they've had as black technologists in the US and in Nigeria.   Host: Morgan Worrell (@morganistic_) - Senior Software Engineer, This Dot Labs   Guests: Dillion Megida (@iamdillion) - Software Engineer, This Dot Labs Adesoji David (@temitopedavid_) - Software Engineer, This Dot Labs Darron Smith (@Darron_ThisDot) - Sales Representative, This Dot Labs   This episode is sponsored by This Dot Labs. 
19/02/202151 minutes 43 seconds
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S08E02 Modern Web Podcast - What is the Future of Tech Conferences? With John Allsop

In this podcast episode, we sit down with conference organizer, John Allsopp (@johnallsopp), about taking conferences online and the new way of doing these events. How can conference organizers think about how to reshape their events, and how do conference attendees benefit from it?   Guest: John Allsopp (@johnallsopp) - Author, Developer, & Co-founder of Web Directions Conferences   Host: Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) - CEO, This Dot Labs    This episode is sponsored by Dexecure & This Dot Labs. 
03/02/202132 minutes 29 seconds
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S08E01 Modern Web Podcast - Meet RedwoodJS: The Full Stack React Framework with David Price

In this episode, our hosts, Jesse Tomchak (@jtomchak) and Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) interview David Price (@thedavidprice) on the new full stack react framework, RedwoodJS! Listen in on why you should learn “yet another framework” and how Redwood is trying to make developer lives easier with the tech stack you already know.   Guest: David Price (@thedavidprice) - Core team, RedwoodJS   Host: Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) - CEO, This Dot Labs  Jesse Tomchak (@jtomchak) - Senior Software Engineer, This Dot Labs   This episode is sponsored by KendoReact & This Dot Labs. 
27/01/202144 minutes 42 seconds
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S07E20 Modern Web Podcast - Building State Machines using XState with David Khourshid

In this podcast episode, Rob Ocel (@robocell) chats with David Khourshid (@DavidKPiano), software engineer at Microsoft and creator of XState!   Topics discussed: What are state machines and why was XState created? Is XState a replacement for Redux or any other state management libraries? How to get started with state machines When to adopt libraries such as XState What are the advanced features of state charts and how do you learn about them   Guest: David Khourshid (@DavidKPiano) - Software Engineer, Microsoft & Creator of XState   Hosts: Rob Ocel (@robocell) - Architect, This Dot Labs   This episode is sponsored by Syncfusion & This Dot Labs.  
20/01/202148 minutes 37 seconds
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S07E19 Modern Web Podcast - Google's Project Fugu, Web Performance, & User Experience with Alex Russell

In this podcast episode, Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) sits down with Alex Russell (@slightlylate) from Google to discuss web performance, user experience, & his work at project fugu! We also talk about core web vitals, lighthouse, the chrome user experience report, APIS, webpagetest, & more.   Guest: Alex Russell (@slightlylate) - Senior Staff Software Engineer, Google   Hosts: Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) - CEO, This Dot Labs   This episode is sponsored by This Dot Labs.
13/01/202146 minutes 35 seconds
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S07E18 Modern Web Podcast - Full Stack JavaScript is here! Blitz.js with Brandon Bayer, Creator of Blitz

With Blitz gaining 6000 stars on Github, over 150 contributors, and nearly 1000 slack members in less than 1 year, the excitement for Blitz.js rings true within the JavaScript community! In this episode, Wes Copeland and Tracy Lee interview Brandon Bayer about what Blitz.js is, and why to start considering using this full stack javascript framework for your projects. Topics covered are forms, testing, styling, and using Blitz with other technologies.   Guest: Brandon Bayer (@flybayer) - Creator of Blitz.js   Hosts: Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) - CEO, This Dot Labs Wes Copeland (@wescopeland_) - Senior Software Engineer, This Dot Labs   This episode is sponsored by Pluralsight & This Dot Labs.
30/12/202043 minutes 31 seconds
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S07E17 Modern Web Podcast - Getting LIT (HTML & Element) with Justin Fagnani: What You Should Prepare for 2021

In this podcast, we talk to Justin Fagnani, Tech Lead for the Polymer team! He gives us an update on what to expect for Lit with new features, SSR, and so much more for 2021. We also talk about new tools such as Tachometer, and touch on new web standards that you should be aware of and how they are changing the web ecosystem for developers.   Guest: Justin Fagnani (@justinfagnani) - Software Engineer, Google   Hosts: Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) - CEO, This Dot Labs   This episode is sponsored by Pluralsight & This Dot Labs.
23/12/202039 minutes 38 seconds
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S07E16 Modern Web Podcast - Core Web Vitals, Mobile Dev, Performance & PWAs with Max Firtman

In this podcast, Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) and Ben Lesh (@benlesh) sit down with Maximiliano Firtman (@firt) and discuss how performance in development is becoming required for development on the web and mobile, and the implications for not making sure performance is a part of your product strategy. They talk about what’s next after Lighthouse in a developer’s web performance journey, other tools such as Microsoft's webhint, and the new core web vitals that Google has recently published. Plus, they explore the importance (or lack thereof these days) of PWAs and how that is changing on mobile platforms.   Guest: Maximiliano Firtman (@firt) - Freelance Mobile+Web developer | Author, Speaker, & Trainer    Hosts: Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) - CEO, This Dot Labs Ben Lesh (@benlesh) - Software Engineer at Citadel & Author of RxJS   This episode is sponsored by This Dot Labs. 
16/12/202042 minutes 55 seconds
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S07E15 Modern Web Podcast - How To: WebPerf with Henri Helvetica

In this podcast, Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) and Rob Ocel (@robocell) talk to Henri Helvetica (@HenriHelvetica), your friendly Canadian web performance expert, about optimizing performance, how to become a web performance expert, keeping up with ever changing metrics, and the history of image standards on the web + what you should expect in the coming years.   Guest: Henri Helvetica (@HenriHelvetica) - Freelance Developer, Web Perf Expert, Conference Speaker   Host: Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) - CEO, This Dot Labs  Rob Ocel (@robocell) - Architect, This Dot Labs   This episode is sponsored by KendoReact & This Dot Labs. 
09/12/202049 minutes 22 seconds
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S07E14 Modern Web Podcast - What Does It Take To Be a Principal Engineer? Interview with Stacy Devino

In this podcast episode, Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) interviews Principal Engineer at Stitchfix, Stacy Devino (@doesitpew), about being a principal engineer. We cover topics around what it takes to be a principal engineer, how to facilitate your learning within an organization, what a good culture in an engineering team looks like, the considerations one might take to look at to rewrite code or build something from scratch, and the skills needed to be successful at this level of your career.   Guest: Stacy Devino (@doesitpew) - Principal Engineer at Stitchfix   Host: Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) - CEO, This Dot Labs    This episode is sponsored by This Dot Labs. 
02/12/202037 minutes 46 seconds
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S07E13 Modern Web Podcast - The Need for JS Speed | Using Preact - Interview with Jason Miller, Creator of Preact

In this podcast Tracy Lee (@ladyleet), Hunter Miller (@hmillerdev), and Ben Lesh (@benlesh) interview Jason Miller (@_developit), creator and core team member of Preact about Preact - its conception, where it's at today, who's using it, and what's coming up for the library. We also ask Jason about how being on the Google Chrome team has impacted the direction of Preact, and about his current project at Google, ModernJS.   Guests: Jason Miller (@_developit) - Creator & Core Team Member, Preact | DevRel, Google    Hosts: Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) - CEO, This Dot Labs Ben Lesh (@benlesh) - Software Engineer at Citadel & Author of RxJS Hunter Miller (@hmillerdev) - Software Engineer, This Dot Labs   This episode is sponsored by This Dot Labs. 
25/11/202043 minutes 48 seconds
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S07E12 Modern Web Podcast - How to Pass FAANG Technical Interviews with Sam Saccone

In this podcast episode, Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) and Ben Lesh (@benlesh) speak with Sam Saccone (@samccone), a software engineer at Google, about how to prepare for a tech interview.   Topics discussed: How to approach interviewers What questions to prepare for What questions you should be asking the interviewer What algorithm questions are asked What questions are NOT asked   Guests: Sam Saccone (@samccone) - Software Engineer, Google   Hosts: Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) - CEO, This Dot Labs Ben Lesh (@benlesh) - Software Engineer at Citadel & Author of RxJS   This episode is sponsored by This Dot Labs. 
11/11/202043 minutes 34 seconds
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S07E11 Modern Web Podcast - New CSS & Media Query APIs You Need to Learn Today

In this podcast episode, Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) and Ben Lesh (@benlesh) sit down with special guests, Zouhir Chahoud, Stephanie Stimac, and Craig Dunn from Microsoft about new CSS & media query APIs!   Topics discussed: What is the new CSS & JS primitives  What does this mea for developers and designers? How can you start experimenting right now? docs.microsoft.com/dual-screen for more info on designing and developing for these devices    Guests: Zouhir Chahoud - Program Manager, Edge  Stephanie Stimac - Program Manager, Edge  Craig Dunn - Principle Software Engineer, Microsoft    Hosts: Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) - CEO, This Dot Labs Ben Lesh (@benlesh) - Software Engineer at Citadel & Author of RxJS   This episode is sponsored by <a href='https://prgr
05/11/202043 minutes 29 seconds
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S07E10 Modern Web Podcast - RxJS 7 & 8: What to Expect & Prepare For

In this podcast, Luis Aviles (@luixaviles) and Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) interview Ben Lesh (@benlesh), author of RxJS on the most recent updates for RxJS 7 beta and it's targeted release date. We discuss how he made RxJS 7 smaller and where you can find the refactored code. We talk about what's next for RxJS 8, how they're using TypeScript in strict mode, what things to keep in mind while you're working with the reactive programming approach, and what deprecations to start looking out for so you can begin future proofing your code today well before the release.   Hosts: Luis Aviles (@luixaviles) - Software Engineer, This Dot Labs Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) - CEO, This Dot Labs   Guest: Ben Lesh (@benlesh) - Software Engineer at Citadel & Author of RxJS   This episode is sponsored by This Dot Labs. 
28/10/202038 minutes 42 seconds
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S07E9 Modern Web Podcast - Opinionated React with Sara Vieira

In this podcast episode, Rob and Jake talk to Sara Vieira, author of Opinionated React, developer at Code Sandbox, and organizer of QueerJS and the Women of React Conference. Together, they discuss Sara's book, "Opinionated React," and how it provides value to teams looking for a more prescriptive approach to building React applications or simply looking for clear and persuasive analysis of alternative approaches to selecting third party React libraries. They also discuss the process of writing a book and share advice for aspiring writers, talk about how to build inclusive communities at scale, and also speak about the importance of mental health in the tech world (especially in the age of COVID).   Hosts: Rob Ocel - @robocell - Architect, This Dot Labs Jake Dohm - @JakeDohm - Developer, Good Work   Guest: Sara Vieira - @NikkitaFTW - Author of "Opinionated React," developer at Code Sandbox, and organizer of QueerJS and the Women of Re
22/10/202046 minutes 56 seconds
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S07E8 Modern Web Podcast - The Journey From Mid-level to Senior Engineers

In this podcast episode, our hosts, Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) and Rob Ocel (@robocell), sit down with Christina Yu (@christinayu123) to talk about transitioning from mid to senior level engineers.    Guest:  Christina Yu (@christinayu123) - Software Engineer, Citadel    This episode is sponsored by KendoReact & This Dot Labs.
14/10/202049 minutes 14 seconds
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S07E7 Modern Web Podcast - Stitches + Modulz, Improving CSS-in-JS for the Future of Web Design

In this episode, we sit down with special guests, Christian Alfoni (@christianalfoni) of CodeSandbox and Pedro Duarte (@peduarte) of Modulz to discuss CSS-in-JS and the future of web design. Christian and Pedro collaborated to make Stitches, a CSS-in-JS library which boasts a near-zero runtime allowing for super performant styling with tooling for variants, utilities, and theming. Stitches’ performance paved the way for Modulz own component system which powers the design tool they’re building. Join our hosts, Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) and Hunter Miller (@hmillerdev) as they dive in to this new territory.   Guests: Christian Alfoni (@christianalfoni) of CodeSandbox Pedro Duarte (@peduarte) of Modulz   This episode is sponsored by Syncfusion & This Dot Labs.
30/09/202039 minutes 47 seconds
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S07E6 Modern Web Podcast - JAMstack with Angular - Introducing Scully.io with Aaron Frost

In this podcast episode, Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) and Ben Lesh (@benlesh) sit down with Aaron Frost and talk about Scully.io! Guest: Aaron Frost (@aaronfrost) - CEO, Founder, Architect of HeroDevs and ng-conf organizer This episode is sponsored by KendoReact & This Dot Labs.
16/09/202038 minutes 40 seconds
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S07E5 Modern Web Podcast - Devrel: Misconceptions of a Developer Relations Advocate

In this podcast, our hosts, Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) & Ben Lesh (@BenLesh), interview Tessa Mero, Developer Advocate at Cloudinary about developer relations. We talk about what a day to day in a devrel job looks like, misconceptions about devrel, metrics you are judged on. We also discuss work life balance, traveling at conferences, and how to handle lockdown!    Guest: Tessa Mero - Developer Advocate at Cloudinary (@TessaMero)   This episode is sponsored by KendoReact, & This Dot Labs. 
26/08/202036 minutes 57 seconds
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S07E4 Modern Web Podcast- Learning in Public, Code Education, & Community Building with Christina Gorton

In this episode of the Modern Web podcast, our hosts, Rob Ocel (@robocell) & Jake Dohm (@JakeDohm), sit down with special guest, Christina Gorton (@coffeecraftcode), to discuss "Learning in Public, Code Education, and Community Building"! Hosts: Rob Ocel - Architect - This Dot Labs (@robocell) Jake Dohm - Developer - Good Work (@JakeDohm) Guest: Christina Gorton - Creative Developer, Technical Writer, and Educator (@coffeecraftcode)   This episode is sponsored by Syncfusion, KendoReact, & This Dot Labs. 
05/08/202054 minutes 49 seconds
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S07E3 Modern Web Podcast- Is Redux Dead Yet? (Nope) An Interview with Mark Erikson, Redux Core Team

In this episode of the Modern Web podcast, our hosts, Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) & Ben Lesh (@BenLesh), sit down with special guest, Mark Erikson (@acemarke), to discuss whether Redux is dead!    This episode is sponsored by KendoReact & This Dot Labs. 
22/07/202049 minutes 44 seconds
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S07E2 Modern Web Podcast - Getting Started with Web Performance with Justin Ribeiro

In this episode, Tracy Lee and Justin Ribeiro talk about how to get started with web performance and things you can do right now as a developer. They discuss devtools released by Microsoft, Mozilla, and Google and what the most productive metrics to focus on are! Guests: Justin Ribeiro (@justinribeiro) - Executive Vice President, Web Platform Engineering @ This Dot  & GDE in Web Technologies This episode is sponsored by KendoReact & This Dot Labs.
17/06/202049 minutes 49 seconds
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S07E1 Modern Web Podcast - Introducing Vite - Evan You's new project + Vue 3 Updates

Introducing a new season of our Modern Web podcast with a special episode featuring Evan You (@youyuxi), creator & project lead of Vue! Evan discusses why he is so excited about Vue 3, and the differences between how the architecture of Vue 3 differs from other frameworks such as Svelte, Ivy, Ember, and React. He also explains the difference between React Hooks and the Vue Composition API and how the Vue Composition API tries to solve some ergonomic issues that React Hooks has. If you use a bundler like webpack and you’re looking for more speed, you’ll love Evan’s new project, Vite.  Evan explains the problems that Vite is trying to solve for all developers, regardless of if you use Vue, React, Svelte, or Angular. Vite also supports hot module replacement and has a lot of goodies up its sleeve Evan talks about that you should watch out for. Ben and Evan discuss the differences between Snowpack 2 and Vite. This episode is sponsored by <a href='https://labs
20/05/202045 minutes 36 seconds
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S06E20 Modern Web Podcast - Why You Should Consider Learning ReasonML with Peter Piekarczyk, CTO of Draftbit

In this episode of the Modern Web podcast, our hosts, Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) & Ben Lesh (@BenLesh), explore why developers should look to consider learning ReasonML and the benefits of the language with special guest, Peter Piekarczyk (@peterpme). Peter also shares the how Reason works with technologies you may already know like TypeScript and React. This episode also introduces Draftbit, a new low code solution to help developers and designers build mobile apps from within the browser. Guests: Peter Piekarczyk (@peterpme) - Co-founder & CTO of Draftbit This episode is sponsored by Syncfusion & This Dot Labs.
29/04/202041 minutes 18 seconds
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S06E19 Modern Web Podcast - The PAMStack: Building Inclusive Development Teams

In this special episode of the Modern Web podcast, join our our host, Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) as she sits down with Rob Ocel (@robocell) to discuss the PAMStack! Guests: Rob Ocel (@robocell) - Software Architect, This Dot Labs. This episode is sponsored by This Dot Labs.
10/04/202042 minutes 21 seconds
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S06E18 Modern Web Podcast - Mastering Web Development through Games with Dave Geddes

In this episode of the Modern Web podcast, join our our hosts, Rob Ocel (@robocell) & Jake Dohm (@JakeDohm), as they sit down with special guest, Dave Geddes (@geddski)   Guests: Dave Geddes (@geddski) - Creator of Mastery Games   This episode is sponsored by This Dot Labs.
03/04/202041 minutes 18 seconds
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S06E17 Modern Web Podcast - Coding the Future - A New Way to Code with Stackblitz

In this episode of the Modern Web podcast, join our host, Tracy Lee (@ladyleet), as she sits down with special guest, Eric Simons (@ericsimons40).   Guests: Eric Simons (@ericsimons40) - CEO & Founder, Stackblitz   This episode is sponsored by This Dot Labs.
25/03/202037 minutes 30 seconds
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S06E16 Modern Web Podcast - A Conversation about GraphQL Adoption and GraphQL 2020 with Eve Porcello

In this episode of the Modern Web podcast, join our our hosts, Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) & Ben Lesh (@BenLesh), as they sit down with special guest, Eve Porcello (@eveporcello). Guests: Eve Porcello (@eveporcello) - Co-Founder & Instructor, Moon Highway This episode is sponsored by This Dot Labs.
18/03/202038 minutes 7 seconds
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S06E15 Modern Web Podcast - Making Open Source Inclusive With GatsbyJS

In this episode of the Modern Web podcast, join our hosts, Rob Ocel (@robocell) & Jake Dohm (@JakeDohm), as they sit down with special guests, Marcy Sutton, Aisha Blake, and Laurie Barth!    Guests: Marcy Sutton (@marcysutton) - Head of Learning, GatsbyJS Aisha Blake (@AishaBlake) - Sr. Software Engineer, GatsbyJS Laurie Barth (@laurieontech) - Software Engineer, GatsbyJS   This episode is sponsored by This Dot Labs.
12/02/202052 minutes 32 seconds
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S06E14 Modern Web Podcast - Web Performance Tips: Images, Video, & Profiling

In this episode of the Modern Web podcast, join our our host, Rob Ocel (@robocell), as he sits down with special guest, Douglass Sillars (@Dougsillars).   Guests: Douglass Sillars (@Dougsillars) - Freelance Developer Evangelist   This episode is sponsored by Syncfusion & This Dot Labs.
15/01/202059 minutes 16 seconds
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S06E13 Modern Web Podcast - Investing in Open Source

In this episode of the Modern Web podcast, join our our host, Rob Ocel (@robocell), as he sits down with special guests, Moshe Milman (@MosheMilman), Eva Howe (@evahowe), and Chris Whited (@cmwhited) to discuss the the benefits of companies supporting open source!   Guests: Moshe Milman (@MosheMilman) - Co-founder and COO of Applitools Eva Howe (@evahowe) - Operations Manager at This Dot Chris Whited (@cmwhited) - Senior Software Engineer for This Dot Labs   This episode is sponsored by Syncfusion & This Dot Labs.
17/12/201947 minutes 26 seconds
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S06E12 Modern Web Podcast - Vue 3, Code Education, & the Vue Community

In this episode of the Modern Web podcast, join our our host, Rob Ocel (@robocell), as he sits down with special guests, Adam Jahr (@AdamJahr) and Gregg Pollack (@greggpollack) from Vue Mastery.   Guests: Adam Jahr (@AdamJahr) - Instructor at Vue Mastery Gregg Pollack (@greggpollack) - Instructor at Vue Mastery   This episode is sponsored by NativeScript & This Dot Labs.    
29/10/201953 minutes 50 seconds
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S06E11 Modern Web Podcast - Mentorship with Ray Gesualdo

In this episode of the Modern Web podcast, our host, Rob Ocel (@robocell), discusses mentorship with Ray Gesualdo (@RayGesualdo). Guests: Ray Gesualdo (@RayGesualdo) - Staff UI Engineer, SalesLoft Topics discussed: - What has mentorship meant to our careers - What is mentorship and how does it differ from things like sponsorship or instruction? - Is it really that hard to start mentorship at your company? What does it take to start a mentorship culture? - Why the ability to be open, vulnerable, and honest is critical to a successful mentorship relationship - How do you pick a mentor? What should someone look for in a mentor? What should mentors look for from their mentees? - Why companies and senior developers need junior developers to advance their own careers and solve for their blindspots. - How important is it to solicit feedback from others? How do you act on that feedback? How do you better ask for feedback? - The importance of listening in mentors
17/09/201952 minutes 8 seconds
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S06E10 Modern Web Podcast - NeuroJavaScript

In this episode of the Modern Web podcast, our host, Rob Ocel, speaks with Alex Castillo about NeuroJavaScript. Guests: Alex Castillo (@castillo__io) - Co-founder @ Neurosity Topics discussed: - What is Neural JavaScript, neuroimaging, and how do they relate? - How can this technology help with increase the accessibility of our sites/technology? - What is the Notion device that Neurosity created? How does it work? - How does the Notion device separate intentional thoughts to operate interfaces from other thoughts we might have at any point in time? - What are the limits of these types of technology? Can it really read your thoughts? - What is the Notion SDK and how can you use this technology in our code? - What are intents and how do app authors develop new intents or map to existing known intents? - How does the SDK help app authors glean meaningful insights without being experts in neuroscience? - How does Neurosity protect user privacy? How im
05/09/201946 minutes 35 seconds
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S06E9 Modern Web Podcast - Web Platform Standards Fireside Chat

In this episode of the Modern Web podcast, our host, Tracy Lee, speaks with Amal Hussein and Jory Burson about the web platform.     Our Guests: Amal Hussein (@nomadtechie) - Software engineer at Bocoup Jory Burson (@jorydotcom) -Open Source & Standards Liaison at Bocoup Education   This episode is sponsored by NativeScript & This Dot Labs.  
20/08/201943 minutes 13 seconds
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S06E8 Modern Web Podcast - Utility-First CSS with Adam Wathan, Sarah Dayan, Jake Dohm, & Rob Ocel

In this episode of the Modern Web podcast, our hosts Rob Ocel & Jake Dohm speak with Adam Wathan and Sarah Dayan about Utility-First CSS.   Our Guests: Adam Wathan (@adamwathan) - Working on Tailwind CSS Sarah Dayan (@frontstuff_io) - Sr. Software Engineer @ Algolia    This episode is sponsored by NativeScript & This Dot Labs.
24/07/20191 hour 24 seconds
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S06E7 Modern Web Podcast - Animations with Lisi Linhart, Matias Niemelä, Jake Dohm, & Rob Ocel

In this episode of the Modern Web podcast, our hosts Rob Ocel & Jake Dohm speak with Lisi Linhart and Matias Niemelä about animations.   Our Guests: Lisi Linhart (@lisi_linhart) - Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Salzburg in the Multimedia Technology course Matias Niemelä (@yearofmoo) - Angular Core Team @ Google   Topics covered: Types of Animations (CSS/JS/etc.) Web Animation API Houdini Animation Workout Framework APIs (Vue/Angular) Tools for building animations Animation performance Micro-interactions Favorite animations   This episode is sponsored by NativeScript & <a href='https://www.t
15/05/201950 minutes 17 seconds
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S06E6 Modern Web Podcast - A Look into Node's Mentor Program with Ahmad Bamieh, Benjamin Coe, Jennifer Bland, Princiya Sequeira, and Tracy Lee

In this episode, we speak to Node mentors and mentees about the Node mentor program, an ongoing program focused on helping get more contributors into the Node ecosystem.   Our Guests: Ahmad Bamieh (@ahmadbamieh), Software Engineer at Elastic who leads the mentor program Benjamin Coe (@benjamincoe), Developer Programs Engineer Google and Node Collaborator Jennifer Bland (@ratracegrad), SSR at Stanley Black & Decker Princiya Sequeira (@princi_ya), Lead front end engineer at smartHelios   Topics covered: - What is the mentor initiative? - What have been the experiences you went through as a mentor and mentee? - How do you get involved in mentor program? - What are the metrics of success that you track for this? - What advice do you have for mentees to get the most out of a mentorship? - What can mentors do to facilitate a great mentor program?   This episode is sponsored by
17/04/201932 minutes 24 seconds
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S06E5 Modern Web Podcast - The Latest Updates in ReactJS with Nate Hunzaker and Philipp Spiess

In this episode of the Modern Web podcast, Tracy Lee speaks with Nate Hunzaker and Philipp Spiess, two members of the React DOM team. Topics covered: REACT HOOKS What is hooks? Should you use it? Is it critical to your upgrade path for react? Are developers starting to refactor their applications to use hooks? Are hooks easier to learn than the class API? How does this change people learning react for the first time? COMMUNITY Rachel Nabors joins the react core team REACT LAZY AND REACT SUSPENSE Code splitting with react.lazy(); and react.suspense REACT FIRE How can you get involved, what is it, and what should you be expecting? REACT DEVTOOLS Devtool updates : react.warn() and react.error() DOCUMENTATION Documentation localization efforts - get involved! For more podcasts, visit <a href='https://www.youtube.com/redirect?redir_token=J3V2QeqeO717UP0OrnUMz5xMwGd8MTU1NDg0NjAwM0AxNTU0NzU5NjAz&v=vdkHaB64-xg&q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thisdot.co%2
08/04/201946 minutes 59 seconds
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S06E4 Modern Web Podcast - Vue Updates with Chris Fitz, Jake Dohm, and Rob Ocel

In this Modern Web podcast, Rob Ocel and Jake Dohm speak about the Vue.js latest updates with Chris Fritz, a Vue Core Team member. Topics Covered: - What's new in Vue 2.6? - The new V-slot directive - The news Dynamic Directive arguments. Now we can have Dynamic event name and dynamic attribute bindings. - Why the core team prefers to write templates. - Backwards compatibility in Vue. - Differences between big releases like the upcomoing 3.0 version and 2.x versions. - Migration to newest versions. Migration guides. Documentation - The development process that the core team follows. - How the core team tries to hear their users and open the discussions. - Typescript in Vue - Vue 3.0: what changes it brings. - Vue 3.0 performance: why is half the size and twice as fast than prior version. This episode is sponsored by NativeScript & This Dot Labs.
05/04/201946 minutes 59 seconds
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S06E3 Modern Web Podcast - All About Compilers with Minko Gechev, Kristofer Baxter, Radoslav Kirov, Jake Dohm, and Rob Ocel

In this modern web podcast, Rob Ocel and Jake Dohm speak about compilers with Minko Gechev (Angular Team at Google), Kristofer Baxter (Performance expert, a Software engineer at Google) and Radoslav Kirov (TypeScript support team at Google). Topics Covered: - What is a compiler? - WASM - UX - CSS - Accessibility - Node: Libraries: Express, nest, Ecosystem. - GraphQ - Angular Ivy - TypeScript - Parcel 2 - Animation - Utility First CSS - Performance - CSS Grid This episode is sponsored by NativeScript & This Dot Labs.
05/04/201943 minutes 41 seconds
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S06E2 Modern Web Podcast - What's Up With GraphQL 2019 with Tracy Lee, Rob Ocel, Tanmai Gopal, and Uri Goldshtein

In this modern web podcast, Rob Ocel and Tracy Lee speak to Tanmai Gopal and Uri Goldshtein about GraphQL. Uri Goldshtein - Founder The Guild -@UriGoldshtein Tanmai Gopal - Founder @Hasura - @tanmaigo Tracy Lee - @ladyleet Rob Ocel - @robocell Topics covered: Why is GraphQL exploding in popularity Why GraphQL isn't a fad How to get started with GraphQL What are the full-stack benefits of GraphQL How to sell GraphQL to your team How to migrate to GraphQL What happens to clients that still use your REST APIs How does GraphQL help front-end component-based architectures How can GraphQL help with real-time data How can you get involved in the GraphQL community Show Notes: Immutable User Interfaces (Lee Byron) - Full Stack Fest 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLvrZPSzHxo https://github.com/chentsulin/awesome-graphql This episode is sponsored by <a href='https://www.nativescr
04/02/201917 minutes 23 seconds
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S06E1 What is AMP and why you should care with Tracy Lee, Rob Ocel, Ben Morss, Prateek Bhatnagar, and Kristofer Baxter

Welcome to another Modern Web podcast! In this episode, Tracy Lee and Rob Ocel will be talking with the AMP team about Accelerate Mobile Pages, an open-source library created by Google that to make publishing websites easier than ever. Ben Morss, Prateek Bhatnagar, and Kristofer Baxter will be our guests in this discussion. We talk about PWA, a11y, performance, AMP with frameworks, AMP Script and upcoming releases. Notes: - The AMP Project is an open-source initiative aiming to make web performance better. The project enables the creation of websites and ads that are consistently fast, beautiful and high-performing across devices and distribution platforms. -AMP pages are just web pages that you can link to and are controlled by you. It focuses on giving the best experience to your users, loading near instantaneously and performing great in mobiles devices. -AMP builds on existing features and you can render it with user agents you already h
25/01/201943 minutes 58 seconds
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S05E20 Browser Standards with Tracy Lee, Rob Ocel, and Dominic Farolino

In this Modern Web podcast, Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) and Rob Ocel (@robocell) interview Dominic Farolino (@domfarolino) about his adventures in getting involved in browser standards and how others can get involved too. Dominic Farolino is a WHATWG Standards Editor, Chrome Committer, Student and Software Engineer. Topics covered: - Actually getting involved - how do you do that? What is the process? - What is the difference between the different standards bodies? - How do you get started and why should you choose to contribute to W3C, WHATWG, or TC39? - How do standards bodies work together? - Observable proposal
04/12/201837 minutes 27 seconds
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S05E19 Angular Updates with Tracy Lee, Rob Ocel, and Core Team Members Hans Larsen and Ben Lesh

In this modern web podcast, Tracy Lee speaks with 2 core team members of the Angular team - Hans Larsen who leads the CLI team and Ben Lesh, author of RxJS. Notes: - Ivy is the biggest focus on the Angular team currently. Ivy is almost done and will make things smaller and tree shakeable. - Hans is focused on schematics - a library to help you build and generate work flows. - CLI - Bazel support is a focus right now to make the CLI faster - Ng update is a smarter way to update dependencies across major versions - it will refactor your project to remove breaking changes and fix breaking changes so you won’t see something is breaking. Topics Covered: - What does schematics enable? - What is ng add and ng update and how are people using them? - What is the future of the CLI? - Angular console You can follow Tracy Lee on twitter @ladyleet, Hans Larsen @hanslatwork, and Ben Lesh @benlesh.
04/12/201829 minutes 10 seconds
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S05E18 Webint with Tracy Lee, Rob Ocel, Stephanie Drescher, and Anton Molleda Quintana

In this Modern Web podcast we will be having Stephanie Drescher and Anton Molleda Quintana talk about webhint with our hosts, Tracy Lee and Rob Ocel. - What is webhint and how can you use it? - What are some use cases for webhint? - What hints does webhint give you that are helpful? - Webhint is cross browser and cross platform, but it can be used without browsers too - Contributing to webhint - you can too! - Webhint is a JS Foundation project - How to use webhint in the community - What is coming for webhint 2019? - How can you get involved? - Learn about Nellie the Narwhal To learn more about webhint, visit https://webhint.io/ For more Modern Web podcasts, visit https://www.thisdot.co/modern-web This podcast is sponsored by This Dot Labs, a framework agnostic JavaScript consultancy that helps companies scale their teams. For JavaScript help, visit http://thisdot.co/labs
04/12/201837 minutes 58 seconds
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S05E17 Houdini with Tracy Lee, Rob Ocel, Surma, Aimee Knight, and Vitalii Bobrov

Join us for the Modern Web podcast featuring one of our favorite topics: Houdini. Featuring: Surma @dassurma Aimee Knight @aimee_knight Vitalii Bobrov @bobrov1989 Your Cohosts: Tracy Lee @ladyleet Rob Ocel @robocell Houdini is a project that has been around for a few years, but advancements have made this project increasingly interesting this year. Topics covered: * What is houdini? * What are worklets? * How is the houdini API structured? * How does houdini work under the hood? * Where is houdini today? Where are the specs? Where are other browsers with relation to implementing houdini? * What is available for folks to contribute? The houdini task force meeting. * CSS Paint API, custom layout API, * Where is the documentation? * Where do we keep up to date on houdini apis? * How stable are the houdini apis? * Surma maintains a Google Chrome Labs repository for houdini - a great place for samples. * ishoudinireadyyet.com - great resource
17/10/201842 minutes 57 seconds
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S05E16 RxJS with Tracy Lee, Rob Ocel, OJ Kwon, and Ben Lesh

In this Modern Web podcast OJ Kwon & Ben Lesh from the RxJS core team will discuss what's new in RxJS with Tracy Lee and Robert Ocel. Some topics covered: - What's new in the RxJS latest release - RxJS testing - what’s available today and coming for tomorrow - Support for async generators - RxJS staying framework agnostic - RxJS and Node - is there support for Node developers? - RxJS docs - A marketplace for operators? - Come contribute to RxJS If you need RxJS help, visit https://www.thisdot.co/labs You can follow us on Twitter: Tracy Lee @ladyleet Rob Ocel @robocell Ben Lesh @benlesh OJ Kwon @_ojkwon
27/09/201849 minutes 19 seconds
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S05E15 NativeScript with Tracy Lee, Nathan Walker, TJ VanToll, and Stanimira Vlaeva

Host: Tracy Lee, Co-Founder, This Dot Labs, RxJS Core Team, Google Developer Expert Guests: Nathan Walker, Co-Founder, nStudio TJ VanToll, Developer Relations at Progress Stanimira Vlaeva, NativeScript Core Team Description: In this episode of the Modern Web podcast, we discuss with 3 different NativeScript people about NativeScript! We talk about: What NativeScript is. How it compares to technologies like React Native. Integration with Angular, Vue, and other technologies. NativeScript and code sharing. What's coming in the next NativeScript 5.0 release?
05/09/201842 minutes 8 seconds