Episodes

Feb. 2, 2023

Tailwind Twitter Wars and the State of JS

The developer community can be highly opinionated. We find our favorite tools and fiercely support them because they help us meet our goals. Tailwind has been polarizing since it launched in 2017. Some developers swear by it,...

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Jan. 26, 2023

CSS Trig, Cypress, and Software Testing Alternatives

Slow page speeds and bad developer experience are huge pain points. If you can get those two things right, the developer community will likely rally behind you. CSS hit the bullseye when it introduced trigonometry functions t...

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Jan. 19, 2023

SQL vs NoSQL, Web Technologies, and Holiday Recap

If you’re like Robbie and you haven’t dug into SQL since college, learning the basics of SQL vs NoSQL is a great place to start. Working with data isn’t a part of every developer’s day-to-day, but it can’t hurt to …

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Jan. 12, 2023

The Case for Adopting TypeScript with Josh Goldberg

Many people dream about being their own boss, but there’s no clear rulebook that outlines how to get there. While self-employment seems glorious to some, it’s not for everyone. How does someone know when they are ready to tak...

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Jan. 5, 2023

Bringing Designers and Developers Together with Pablo Ruiz-Múzquiz

Working together in a professional environment is easier said than done, especially when teams have conflicting workflows, priorities, and skill sets. Designers are all too familiar with having their work feel like a second ...

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Dec. 24, 2022

Advent of Whiskey: Holiday Treats, Final Holiday Trivia, and Quantum …

It’s the Advent of Whiskey finale, and Chuck and Robbie keep it casual with more holiday treats, trivia, and traditions. But it wouldn’t be Whiskey Web and Whatnot without a little tech. Physicists are doing mindbending thing...

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Dec. 23, 2022

Advent of Whiskey: Holiday Trivia Continued and Web Developer Tools

Every developer has a tech stack that they swear by. The perfect stack is usually a combination of convenience and productivity. Robbie released a blog on Ship Shape featuring “Top 5 Web Developer Tools for 2023”. The list fe...

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Dec. 22, 2022

Advent of Whiskey: More Holiday Trivia and Tech Interviews

Robbie and Chuck think the process is rigged. Memorizing algorithms and solving problems in 30 minutes isn’t good enough to judge someone’s capabilities and decide whether they can be trusted for a job. Many great developers ...

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Dec. 21, 2022

Advent of Whiskey: Holiday Trivia, Food History, and YAML

Is YAML a programming language? According to Robbie and Chuck, it’s not. And even though you could code in YAML and add functions to it, doesn’t mean you should. Some things are better left uncomplicated. YAML is a data struc...

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Dec. 20, 2022

Advent of Whiskey: Framework Predictions, Voting for WWW on State of …

It’s anyone’s guess what the future of front-end frameworks will hold but the developer community on Twitter has its own predictions. Meanwhile, usage numbers for Javascript frameworks are showing that Vue and Next are catchi...

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Dec. 19, 2022

Advent of Whiskey: Testing the Hype of ChatGPT, GitLab, and Holiday T…

Popularity doesn’t equal quality. We’ve seen it with React and the latest technology to fall victim to this is OpenAI’s chatbot, ChatGPT. ChatGPT is trending on Twitter and is talked about as one of the great innovations of t...

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Dec. 18, 2022

Advent of Whiskey: More on State of JS, TV Shows, and Holiday Traditi…

Every developer has their limits and Chuck and Robbie share their points of view. Shadow DOM and Custom Elements are the last browser APIs they know in the State of JS survey. In the spirit of the holiday, they’re breaking …

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Dec. 17, 2022

Advent of Whiskey: State of JS, ChatGPT, and Browser APIs

The State of JS is one of the best ways to get your voice heard and learn about the Javascript ecosystem. The React developers are likely in the majority of survey respondents but every developer within the Javascript communi...

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Dec. 16, 2022

Advent of Whiskey: State of JS and Microsoft’s Legacy

The Javascript landscape is ever-changing. We can always rely on the State of JS survey to keep up with the latest trends and changes in the space. According to Robbie, Microsoft seems to be at the forefront of that change. …

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Dec. 15, 2022

Advent of Whiskey: Coding Advent Calendars and the Strangest AI Proje…

It’s the season of advent calendars, and coding platforms are launching challenges left and right. If you are waiting for a sign to try a new language or framework, advent calendars are a great place to start. The Advent of …

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Dec. 8, 2022

Supabase, Logflare, and Offroading with Chase Granberry

Chase Granberry can be called a serial entrepreneur. He bootstrapped his first software company before selling it and starting the centralized logging service, Logflare. Chase sold the company to Supabase and joined the team ...

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Dec. 1, 2022

Javascript Games, WTF JS, and a Visit to Phoenix

It’s not a normal day at the office. Robbie and his family are in Phoenix and the Whiskey Web and Whatnot hosts got together to play a losing game of golf and sip margaritas followed by whiskey. In this episode, …

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Nov. 24, 2022

Debating React, Fonts, and Fatherhood with Josh Collinsworth

React isn’t good at anything, except being popular. That’s a bold statement, but it’s one that Josh Collinsworth stands by. It seems like nearly every major tech company has React in their stack. But why is a framework built ...

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Nov. 17, 2022

Framework Debates, Tech Layoffs, and Starlink

The tech layoff saga continues. The latest company in the hot seat is Twitter. After Elon Musk took control of the company, the platform has been in disarray, leaving developers out of jobs and Twitter users confused about th...

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Nov. 10, 2022

A11y Hour with Amber Hinds

WordPress powers over 43% of sites on the internet today, making it a powerhouse web technology. Its simplicity attracted bloggers and do-it-yourselfers who navigate the platform by Googling code snippets. That knowledge gap ...

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Nov. 3, 2022

Funding Open Source Projects, Leaving Homebrew, and Launching Tea wit…

Working on open source projects is a largely thankless job and a labor of love. The developers behind these projects often juggle full-time jobs to pay their bills while maintaining the software that keeps so much of the inte...

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Oct. 27, 2022

Multi-Page Apps, Prefetch vs Preload, and Web Nostalgia

While multi-page apps (MPAs) seem like a new fixation for the developer community, they’re pretty ancient news. If you were browsing the web in the 90s, you were likely visiting a multi-page app. Lucky for us, web tech improv...

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Oct. 20, 2022

Tailwind CSS, Headless UI, and Powerlifting with Adam Wathan

Maintaining a CSS codebase can become chaotic pretty quickly and building a new stylesheet for every project can get tedious. Frameworks like Tailwind CSS were born to solve this problem. Adam Wathan, CEO of Tailwind Labs, bu...

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Oct. 13, 2022

Native Apps, Progressive Web Apps, and Media Monopolies

There’s a lot to consider before committing to a framework to build a native app. If you choose to build in native, ask yourself whether you’re prepared to handle the downsides that come with it. To start, you’re limited to …

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