Episodes

Oct. 6, 2022

SolidJS: The Framework Creating a Buzz with Dan Jutan

Every once in a while a new framework rises to popularity and gets the developer community buzzing. One of the frameworks with the most momentum right now is SolidJS. But what makes Solid so special? Dan Jutan, Product Manage...

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Sept. 29, 2022

Embracing New Tech, JavaScript, and the W3WC NFT Launch

The beauty of tech is that it keeps evolving. As a developer, it’s important to keep evolving too. Whether that’s trying new frameworks, starting side projects, or adopting emerging tech. JavaScript, for example, has taken on...

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Sept. 22, 2022

Balancing Engineering Management, Side Hustles, and Porsches with Kel…

We all have at least one friend who somehow finds enough hours in a day to have a full-time job and take on several side projects. How can you successfully juggle a career, side hustles, and make time for your …

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Sept. 15, 2022

A11y Hour with Crystal Preston-Watson

Accessibility is like learning a new language, leaving many developers wondering where to start. The answer is pretty simple, start anywhere. But the onus isn’t all on devs. Crystal Preston-Watson has partial sight and uses a...

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Sept. 8, 2022

The Release of Nuxt 3 with Daniel Roe

The best way to win over a developer is to make their job simpler. The release of Nuxt 3 promises an even better developer experience than its former versions. That’s music to every developer’s ears. Who doesn’t want faster r...

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Sept. 1, 2022

HTML Accessibility, Package Managers, and the Whiskey Web and Whatnot…

Devs have a lot on their plate, but the key is to find time for what’s important. Championing accessibility is only possible if devs prioritize it and a good place to start is by knowing your HTML elements. If dogs …

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Aug. 25, 2022

Tech Rants, Supporting Open Source, and Great TV Shows

Building products is hard. And devs can often feel hamstrung by competing priorities. The battle between revenue and quality is ever-present and ongoing. But is it possible to achieve both? In this episode, Chuck and Robbie ...

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Aug. 18, 2022

Web Frameworks, the Launch of Astro 1.0, and National Parks with Nate…

Introducing a new framework can be challenging, especially when developers are loyal to old favorites. But Astro 1.0 is bridging the gap between old and new by staying compatible and familiar with other frameworks. Nate Moore...

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Aug. 11, 2022

A11y Hour with Mark Steadman

Like many developers, Mark Steadman began working in web development with just a couple of goals in mind: write something that runs and passes a test. No major thought for those using the interface he created. Mark’s perspect...

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Aug. 4, 2022

Conventional Commits vs. Release-It and Chatting About the Changelog

There are two types of engineers. The “normal” ones who strive to make their day-to-day lives as easy as possible and the Robbie’s of the world who strive to do everything themselves until the last line of code is sealed …

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July 28, 2022

Emerging Tech, a Resource Renaissance, and Embracing Ember with Prest…

A few years into Preston Sego’s coding career, a colleague working on increasing interactivity on the company’s interface chose Ember for the endeavor. Years later, when Preston began developing his own project, he took his c...

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July 21, 2022

A11y Hour with Eric Bailey

In recent years, accessibility has evolved from a way to avoid legal landmines, to a specialization developers are taking a serious approach to for the sake of their companies, apps, and users. Eric Bailey has been at the for...

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July 14, 2022

Developing Orbit and the Future of Cross Framework Solutions with Dan…

Years ago, Dan Gebhardt was mapping out data needs for an app he was building. In a struggle to make sense of every requirement and apply them to other packages like Ember Data, he hit a wall. At this point, …

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July 7, 2022

Matt Johnson: When Web3 Is Worth It and Learning to Lead

In high school, Matt Johnson followed in the footsteps of his older brother, pursuing similar hobbies like sports and music. After joining a band, Matt realized they needed a website. Mirroring his brother, Matt learned to c...

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June 30, 2022

Polaris, Starbeam, and the Future of Ember with Godfrey Chan

In 2022, the future of Ember is taking shape thanks to developers like Godfrey Chan. Alongside Yehuda Katz and other engineers, Godfrey’s working on a new edition of Polaris. The project has three main goals: to align Ember w...

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June 23, 2022

Reacting to React, WWDC22, and Bun.sh

Robbie has spent years trying to improve his experience in the terminal. Fortunately, he’s learned a few things about customization along the way. Meanwhile, Chuck and Robbie have thoughts about Apple’s new products, the purp...

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June 16, 2022

A Battle of Two Worlds and Mentorship Above Milestones with Cory Brown

It’s not often that a blog post sets the internet on fire. But a recent post by Cory Brown about async/await led to an uproar and even messages of pity from Hacker News. Who knew a simple post about pattern …

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June 9, 2022

A Framework for Ember TypeScript with James C. Davis

In 2017, James C. Davis moved to Charlottesville, Virginia to work at a non-profit tech company that used Ember in their original Saas platform. While James had dabbled in Ember previously, an ask to reimplement the front-end...

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June 2, 2022

Mystery Maker's Monday, Testing, and GraphQL

They say if it’s not broken, don’t fix it. So why are we running tests on tests on tests that aren’t business-critical? There’s an art to testing beyond just striving to get 100% coverage. In fact, over-testing can actually h...

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May 26, 2022

Leading From the Top, Creating a Community, and Balancing It All with…

Great things come in unexpected places. For Tracy Lee, an ex-boyfriend’s T-shirt sporting the Ember Tomster is what tipped her off to software development. Following curiosity and a three-week bootcamp, Tracy was hooked and r...

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May 19, 2022

Bringing Types to Ember with Chris Krycho

In early 2017, Chris Krycho was working at one of the few startups using Ember, searching for a way to bring types to the emerging language. His primary goal became solving semantic versioning for TS. As Chris kept iterating,...

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May 12, 2022

Are Monorepos and NFTs Worth It?

Do you use monorepos? Do you love NFTs named after dogs? Chuck and Robbie have mixed feelings on both monorepus and Shiba Inu tokens and they’re probably not the only ones conflicted. Developer tools and the metaverse are com...

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April 21, 2022

Getting Lost in Git and Goodbye tsc

It’s been a while since Chuck and Robbie dove headfirst into trending tech topics without a guest to bounce their ideas off of. Today, they discuss the latest in TypeScript and Git, the evolution of JavaScript over the years,...

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April 14, 2022

Developing as a Developer, Appreciating Workers, and Navigating Frame…

When someone hands you an opportunity to specialize, to do something crazy with people you like, to learn from people building something before your eyes, it’s difficult to pass up. An opportunity like that prompted Chris to ...

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