JavaScript Jabber

Charles M Wood


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838 episodes

Simplifying Development with Deno - JSJ 625

Kevin Whinnery is the Head of Developer Relations at Deno. They dive deep into the world of Deno, exploring its evolution, functionality, and differences from its predecessor, Node.js. They discuss the challenges Deno has faced in establishing compatibility with the NPM ecosystem, its out-of-the-box TypeScript support, built-in tools, and its use in edge computing. With insights into Deno's standard library, TypeScript implementation, and plans for improving compatibility with popular meta frameworks, this episode is a must-listen for developers looking to stay ahead in the ever-evolving world of JavaScript. Get ready to uncover the latest developments in Deno and its impact on the development landscape! Sponsors__ __ Socials__ __ Picks __ __ Become a supporter of this podcast:

1h 14m
Mar 29
Navigating Web Development Challenges - JSJ 624

Shay Davidson is a full-stack web, mobile, and game developer. He is currently leading the front end at Lemonade. The discussion revolves around the use of Supabase as a free database and its comparisons to Firebase for developer experience. They dive into building applications with Next.js and React 18, utilizing React Server Components to interact with the Supabase API. They share their experiences, frustrations, and insights regarding caching mechanisms, server actions, and the challenges of adapting to new technologies in the React ecosystem. The episode also delves into the React server components controversy, the importance of learning and experimenting with new technologies, the use of AI for creative purposes, and the potential dangers of deep fakes. SPONSORS __ __ SOCIALS __ __ PICKS __ __ Support this podcast at — Privacy & Opt-Out:

1h 11m
Mar 18
Unveiling Chrome DevTools: Network Monitoring, Cache Debugging, and Beyond - JSJ 623

Michael Hablich is the product lead for Chrome DevTools and Puppeteer. They delve into a comprehensive discussion on various features and uses of the network tab for monitoring API calls, performance debugging with cache, simulating network conditions, and visual understanding of page loading. They cover topics such as debugging, PHP, and the history of dev tools. Michael Hablich shares insights into the development and evolution of Chrome DevTools, highlighting its migration to TypeScript and the team behind it. Tune in to uncover the challenges and advancements in debugging tools, the potential integration of AI, and a range of powerful features within Chrome DevTools. SPONSORS __ __ SOCIALS __ __ PICKS __ __ Support this podcast at — Privacy & Opt-Out:

1h 17m
Mar 12
The Alphabet Soup of Performance Measurements - JSJ 622

Dan Shappir takes the lead in explaining all of the acronyms and metrics for measuring the performance of your web applications. He leads a discussion through the ins and outs of monitoring performance and then how to improve and check up on how your website is doing. SPONSORS __ __ LINKS __ __ PICKS __ __ Support this podcast at — Privacy & Opt-Out:

1h 14m
Feb 27
Simplifying Full-Stack Dev with the "Boring JavaScript Stack" and Sales Framework - JSJ 621

Kelvin Omereshone is the lead maintainer of Sales.js. In this episode, they uncover the complexities of the "Boring JavaScript Stack" and its implications for building full-stack web applications. They engage in in-depth discussions on MVC conventions, data modeling, front-end and back-end integration challenges, and the role of frameworks like React and Vue in UI development. Kelvin shares his insights on the "Boring JavaScript Stack" and its aim to simplify development by leveraging stable technologies. Alongside these technical discussions, they share personal anecdotes and delve into topics ranging from aquarium hobbies to drone certifications. Join them as they navigate through the multifaceted landscape of JavaScript development SPONSORS __ __ SOCIALS __ __ Support this podcast at — Privacy & Opt-Out:

Feb 20
Unpacking Core Web Vitals - JSJ 620

Harry Roberts is a web performance consultant. They immerse themselves in the critical realm of web performance and JavaScript. The esteemed panel, including the renowned Harry Roberts, delves into the intricate details of site speed measurement and the evolving landscape of web performance metrics. The conversation sheds light on the profound impact of Core Web Vitals on businesses and the challenges they pose. Join them as they navigate the intricacies of web development, explore the nuances of user experience, and unravel the complexities of performance optimization. SPONSORS __ __ SOCIALS __ __ PICKS __ __ Support this podcast at — Privacy & Opt-Out:

1h 19m
Feb 13
Mastering Back-End Functionalities and Development with AWS Amplify - JSJ 619

In this episode, Steve delves into a deep and insightful conversation with Erik Hanchett from Amazon AWS. They explore a wide range of topics, from discussing the possibilities and complexities of using multiple software services for back-end development to unraveling the benefits of using services like AWS Amplify for handling multiple tasks and integrated functionalities. The conversation also touches on the development and deployment processes, local testing environment setup, language choices, and the Vue component library with connected components and theming. Erik shares his vast expertise and knowledge in the field, and the engaging dialogue offers valuable insights and recommendations for both experienced and aspiring developers. SPONSORS __ __ SOCIALS __ __ PICKS __ __ Support this podcast at — Privacy & Opt-Out:

1h 10m
Feb 06
Exploring AI Impact on Code Generation and Quality Metrics - JSJ 618

Conor Bronsdon the host of the Dev Interrupted Podcast and currently works at LinearB. They dive into the world of generative AI tools in software development, exploring the impact, challenges, and potential benefits they present. They engage in a lively discussion about the use of AI tools like Copilot and the implications for code generation, team efficiency, and happiness. The conversation also touches on the concerns and considerations surrounding AI integration in coding, including compliance, quality, and intellectual property. Join them as they delve into the evolving landscape of AI in software development, the quest for improved developer experiences, and ethical considerations. SPONSORS __ __ LINKS __ __ SOCIALS __ __ PICKS __ __ Support this podcast at — Privacy & Opt-Out:

1h 6m
Jan 30
Inside the World of React: Server Components, Unidirectional Data Flow, and Frameworks - JSJ 617

Sam Selikoff is the co-founder of EmberMap, Inc. They unpack a myriad of discussions surrounding JavaScript and its applications. They delve into topics such as RPC resurgence, React server components, and the challenges and solutions around integrating design and components. A variety of technical concepts, tools, and frameworks, including Tailwind, Redux, and Remix, are also explored. Additionally, the episode touches upon important mental health conversations, personal experiences, and the pitfalls of fragmented media subscriptions.  SPONSORS __ __ SOCIALS __ __ PICKS __ __ Support this podcast at — Privacy & Opt-Out:

1h 22m
Jan 23
Streamlining AI Integration - JSJ 616

Ismail Pelaseyed is the co-founder of Superagent. They delve into the world of AI technology, open-source frameworks, and the practical applications of AI assistants. The conversation covers a range of topics, from the technical and philosophical differences between AI frameworks to the importance of user-facing UI components with the power of AI. They also talk about the practical use cases of Superagent, its potential impact on the AI industry, and the challenges and considerations surrounding the deployment and monetization of open-source projects. SPONSORS __ __ LINKS __ __ SOCIALS __ __ PICKS __ __ Support this podcast at — Privacy & Opt-Out:

1h 17m
Jan 16
Iterating on Open Source - JSJ 615

Today the panel is discussing iterating on open source projects. Aimee and AJ recall a conversation they had in the past on this subject and AJ talks about some of his experience iterating with open source. AJ believes that we have an obligation to capture the value of what you create so that we can reinvest and create more value, though he admits that making money in open source is a unique challenge because donations only really work if you have a project that gets billions of downloads a month. As your project grows, it has to change in order to survive, and eventually you will need to get financial support from your project. The panel agrees that some of the main issues with iterating in open source are maintaining the code and getting feedback from users, financial backing, and roadmapping and integrations. The panel discusses their methods for getting feedback from their users. This feedback is valuable because it can show you things that you missed. They acknowledge that there can be conflicts of interest between those who only use the project and those who financially support it, and you have to make a choice. Unfortunately, someone is probably going to be inconvenienced no matter what choice you make. When making these decisions, you have to consider who it helps, who it frustrates, and who it may cause problems for. The panelists talk about different ways they’ve handled making these decisions in the past. The JavaScript experts talk about the importance of having data on your user base in order to make good choices for your users. They talk about different methods for notifying your users of upcoming changes and how it will affect compatibility, and some of the challenges with communicating with your users. AJ talks about an iteration he thought was a good idea but that a lot of people hated and how he noticed that the new users liked it but the old users did not. They panel agrees that people in general don’t like change. AJ talks about what he learned from this experience.  Another common issue is integrating with other services. Integrating with cloud services, or at least giving people the option to integrate gives you an opportunity to reach more people and maintain the project long term. AJ gives some final thoughts to close the show, namely that most projects never go anywhere, and that’s ok. If you’ve got something that starts going somewhere, think early on about how you can better serve the community and remember that these people are mostly grateful and semi-willing to support you. He believes that if you are helping people create value, you deserve to see the fruits of your labor. He advises listeners to stay true to your open source ideals, think about your users perspective, and that the earlier you can think about this and make these choices, the better it is for your project  SPONSORS __ __ LINKS __ __ PICKS __ __ Support this podcast at — Privacy & Opt-Out:

Jan 09
Dev Dilemmas: TypeScript Triumphs and Quirks of JavaScript Arrays - JSJ 614

AJ, Charles, Dan, and Steve dive deep into all things JavaScript and TypeScript. In this episode, they discuss the pros and cons of arrow functions and the ongoing debate about using semicolons at the end of JavaScript statements. They also explore the use of different types of quotes for strings and the rise in popularity of TypeScript among developers. Additionally, they cover a wide range of topics, including array manipulation, coding laziness, and the challenges of reading and understanding JavaScript code. Join them as they navigate through these intriguing discussions and gather valuable insights for our development journey. SPONSORS __ __ PICKS __ __ Support this podcast at — Privacy & Opt-Out:

1h 33m
Jan 02
The Future of Authentication in JavaScript: An Inside Look into Passport JS with Jared Hanson - JSJ 613

Jared Hanson is a software engineer at Okta. In this episode, they delve into the world of authentication strategies, troubleshooting touchscreen frustrations, and exploring the evolution of web application technology. They touch on the challenges of secure authentication, the complexity of JavaScript type checking, and the intersection of security and usability in technologies like WebAuthn. Join us as they discuss their experiences with Passport JS, the potential of WebAuthn, the frustration with ongoing changes in browser technology, and much more. Tune in for an insightful discussion on cutting-edge trends in the JavaScript and Node.js ecosystems! SPONSORS __ __ SOCIALS __ __ PICKS __ __ __ __ Support this podcast at — Privacy & Opt-Out:

1h 19m
Dec 26, 2023
The Rise of No Code: A Deep Dive into Toddle's Revolutionary Web App Platform - JSJ 612

Andreas Mølle is a software engineer and the creator of Toddle, a platform that lets you build web applications without traditional code. They dive into the world of web development and the exciting rise of no-code and low-code approaches. They discuss the power and complexity of Toddle, its unique visual programming language, and how it enables efficient web development. They talk about the nitty-gritty of visual programming and the complexities of version control, so stick around and join us for this deep dive into the ever-evolving world of web development. SPONSORS __ __ LINKS __ __ SOCIALS __ __ PICKS __ __ Support this podcast at — Privacy & Opt-Out:

1h 21m
Dec 19, 2023
Monitoring Performance and Core Web Vitals ft. Bianca Grizhar and Sumitra Manga - JSJ 611

Bianca and Sumitra from Raygun join the panel to talk about Core Web Vitals and how tools like Raygun can help keep tabs on and monitor your performance stats as you change your web application to get you better results on Google. SPONSORS __ __ LINKS __ __ PICKS __ __ Support this podcast at — Privacy & Opt-Out:

1h 22m
Dec 12, 2023
Bit: Paving the Way for Component Management - JSJ 610

Gilad Shoham is a developer and open-source leader at Bit. They explore the latest trends and insights in the world of development and technology. The conversation also delves into the complexities of managing and sharing software components, detailing the challenges and potential solutions, and exploring innovative ways to manage components and share code. SPONSORS __ __ LINKS __ __ SOCIALS __ __ PICKS __ __ Support this podcast at — Privacy & Opt-Out:

1h 21m
Dec 05, 2023
Discovering ElysiaJS and The Duality of TypeScript and JavaScript - JSJ 609

SaltyAom is a cosplayer, developer, and creator of ElysiaJS. They deep dive into the complexities of JavaScript and TypeScript, offering insights into backend development, performance optimizations, and the evolving landscape of these programming languages. SPONSORS __ __ LINKS __ __ SOCIALS __ __ PICKS __ __ Support this podcast at — Privacy & Opt-Out:

1h 30m
Nov 27, 2023
How To Recession Proof Your Job - BONUS

Get the Black Friday/Cyber Monday "Double Your Productivity by 5pm Today" Deal COUPON CODE: "THRIVE" FOR A GIANT DISCOUNT Are you looking at all the layoffs and uncertainty going on and wondering if your company is the next to cut back?  Or, maybe you're a freelancer or entrepreneur who is trying to figure out how to deliver more value to gain or retain customers? Mani Vaya joins Charles Max Wood to discuss the one thing that both of them use to more than double their productivity on a daily basis. Mani has read 1,000's of productivity books over the last several years and has formulated a methodology for getting more done, but found that he lacked the discipline to follow through on his plans. The he found the one thing that kept him on track and made him so productive that he is now getting all of his work done and was able to live the life he wants. Chuck also weighs in on how Mani's technique has worked for him and allows him to spend more time with his wife and kids, run a podcast network, and a nearly full time contract. Join the episode to learn how Chuck and Mani get into a regular flow state with their work and consistently deliver at work. Support this podcast at — Privacy & Opt-Out:

1h 12m
Nov 21, 2023
Next-Level Web Performance with Patrick Meenan - JSJ 608

Patrick Meenan works at Google Chrome. They explore the latest techniques in web performance and optimization. They dive deep into the world of asset compression and delivery optimization. They also explore the challenges and considerations when it comes to bundling, caching, delta updates, and many more! SPONSORS __ __ SOCIALS __ __ PICKS __ __ Support this podcast at — Privacy & Opt-Out:

1h 13m
Nov 21, 2023
RPC Resurgence: From Client-Server Applications to Next.js and Meta Frameworks - JSJ 607

AJ, Chuck, and Dan join this week's panelist episode. They dive into the resurgence of RPC (Remote Procedure Call) in JavaScript frameworks and the potential benefits and drawbacks of combining front-end and back-end code. They navigate the complexities and possibilities of modern development practices. SPONSORS __ __ PICKS __ __ Support this podcast at — Privacy & Opt-Out:

1h 39m
Nov 14, 2023
Mastering ORM with TypeScript - JSJ 606

Lars-Erik Roald is a software developer at Systor. He shares his insights and experiences in creating ORM and the evolution of the technology. They dive into the world of ORMs, TypeScript, and a variety of programming and personal ventures. From discussions about the challenges and advantages of ORMs and navigating the complexities of TypeScript to lighthearted banter about swimming, triathlon training, and even some dad jokes SPONSORS __ __ LINKS __ __ SOCIALS __ __ PICKS __ __ Support this podcast at — Privacy & Opt-Out:

Nov 07, 2023
TypeScript, ESLint, and TypeScript ESLint with Josh Goldberg - JSJ 605

Josh Goldberg is a full-time open-source developer. He begins by sharing his developer experience and what he is currently working on. He joins the show to talk about "TypeScript, ESLint, and TypeScript ESLint". He dives into what this is all about, how these projects work, how they relate to each other, and much more. SPONSORS __ __ SOCIALS __ __ PICKS __ __ Support this podcast at — Privacy & Opt-Out:

1h 17m
Oct 31, 2023
What has Changed with htmx 2.0 with Carson Gross - JSJ 604

Carson Gross returns to the show to talk about htmx 2.0. He begins by explaining what's new with htmx, its interesting features, the services it offers to its users, misconceptions about it, and many more! Moreover, he talks about his book, "Hypermedia Systems," and discusses what it is about.  SPONSORS __ __ LINKS __ __ SOCIALS __ __ PICKS __ __ Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor: Support this podcast at — Privacy & Opt-Out:

1h 21m
Oct 24, 2023
Harnessing Module Federation and Micro Front-Ends in JavaScript Development - JSJ 603

Vitor Alencar is a technical lead, speaker, and creator. He joins the show to talk about module federation, its benefits, and how it works. Additionally, they dive into an insightful discussion on micro-front ends, the exciting evolution of front-end development, simplifying the adoption of new frameworks, and much more! SPONSORS __ __ SOCIALS __ __ PICKS __ __ Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor: Support this podcast at — Privacy & Opt-Out:

Oct 17, 2023
View Transitions API with Noam Rosenthal - JSJ 602

Noam Rosenthal is a Web platform engineer. They dive into the importance of standards in API behavior for browsers. Noam shares insights on the need for consistency in implementing standards across different programming languages and developers. They also discuss the balancing act between working on standards and collaborating with developers inside and outside of Google. Additionally, they cover some interesting topics like the fascination with the "bun" technology, the challenges of implementing transitions in web development, and the impact of licensing changes on open-source projects.  SPONSORS __ __ Picks __ __ Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor: Support this podcast at — Privacy & Opt-Out:

1h 26m
Oct 10, 2023
Accessibility in Component Libraries with Maya Shavin - JSJ 601

Maya Shavin is a Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft. She joins the show to talk about accessibility in component libraries for developers. They talk about choosing component libraries when creating projects, the current state of component libraries, determining good accessibility levels, and many more! SPONSORS __ __ SOCIALS __ __ PICKS __ __ Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor: Support this podcast at — Privacy & Opt-Out:

1h 16m
Oct 03, 2023
Unraveling the CSS Revolution, Podcast Growth Tactics, and More - JSJ 600

Robbie Wagner and Charles Carpenter from "Whiskey Web and Whatnot" join this week's episode, featuring some exciting updates in the world of web development. CSS enthusiasts will be thrilled to hear about the introduction of container queries and anchor positioning, which offer new possibilities for dynamic and responsive layouts. They also dive into the latest trends in podcasting, including the power of live streaming and the growing importance of video content.  SPONSORS __ __ LINKS __ __ SOCIALS __ __ PICKS __ __ Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor: Support this podcast at — Privacy & Opt-Out:

1h 21m
Sep 26, 2023
Redwood JS in Action with Tom Preston-Werner - JSJ 599

Tom Preston-Werner is the Cofounder at Preston-Werner Ventures. They dive into the world of React, Redwood JS, and the evolving landscape of JavaScript development. They discuss the importance of keeping up with the JavaScript world, the benefits of learning SQL, and the challenges of using ORMs. They also explore the upcoming Redwood JS conference, the future of React Server Components, and the motivations behind building open-source projects.  SPONSORS __ __ LINKS __ __ SOCIALS __ __ PICKS __ __ Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor: Support this podcast at — Privacy & Opt-Out:

1h 32m
Sep 19, 2023
Exploring the True Measure of User Experience: Core Web Vitals & Beyond - JSJ 598

Barry Pollard is the Web Performance Developer Advocate on Google Chrome. They dive into the world of website performance metrics and the complexities surrounding them. From the confusion around reliability to the impact of front-end optimization, they explore it all. They discuss the importance of Core Web Vitals, the influence of user location and device speed, and the challenges in presenting aggregated information about website performance. They also touch on the ongoing debate between front-end and back-end optimization, as well as the current state of website scores and metrics.  SPONSORS __ __ SOCIALS __ __   PICKS __ __ Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor: Support this podcast at — Privacy & Opt-Out:

1h 31m
Sep 12, 2023
What if your JavaScript Validations Looked like Tests? - JSJ 597

Evyatar Alush is a Frontend Engineer at Meta. He joins the show to talk about Vest. It is a declarative validation framework. He begins by explaining Vest, how it works, its features, what it can offer to the users, the future of validations on the web, and many more! SPONSORS __ __ LINKS __ __ SOCIALS __ __ PICKS __ __ Support this podcast at — Privacy & Opt-Out:

1h 16m
Sep 05, 2023